Oh tout finir? Sur le motif de la disparition dans Je m'en vais, de Jean Echenoz

Translated title of the contribution: Oh all to end? On the disappearance motif in Jean Echenoz's Je m'en vais

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Abstract

The title of the article alludes to Beckett's last words in Stirrings Still, in order to put the question of what differentiates and connects Beckett's and Echenoz's imaginations vis-à-vis the disappearance motif. Echenoz's novel, Je m'en vais, tests the character as such, in as much as sentimental wandering reveals the loss of a vital energy, uncertainty and lack of concern, ambivalence rather than the capacity to be metamorphosed. The main character, always evasive, in some way eludes melancholy, however not an obsessional fear of the void.

Translated title of the contributionOh all to end? On the disappearance motif in Jean Echenoz's Je m'en vais
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)49-59
Number of pages11
JournalLitterature
Volume189
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory

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