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Henri Michaux's Poetics

Abstract : This study of Henri Michaux's poetics analyze three of his texts on drug experimentation namely Connaissances par les Gouffres, Misérable Miracle, Les Grandes Epreuves de l'Esprit. It examines the features characterising texte on drug experimentation as well as their impact on the understanding of Michaux's poetry in general. It also examine the poetic analysis and elaboration which Michaux himself conducts in the three book in question. The three books provide an extensive analysis of the experiments they narrate. They consist of a representation of the writer's strategies of representation. They take mental alienation through drugs or madness as the frame of this entrerprise and they decompose the process of representation in literature. These texts play a theorical role within Michaux's work by emphasizing and defining in terms of mental alienation a mode of expression which the other implicitly pratice without direct reference to mental alienation.
Keywords : poetics
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  • HAL Id : tel-02129234, version 1


Brigitte Ouvry-Vial. Henri Michaux's Poetics. Literature. Columbia University - Graduate School of Arts and Science, 1984. English. ⟨NNT : ⟩. ⟨tel-02129234⟩



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