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Yves Bonnefoy: the performative and the negative

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This thesis examines Bonnefoy’s cultivation of the performative aspects of the poetic act in his later collections of poetry. It investigates the poet’s use of the theatrical structures of poetic performance, their temporal and spatial dynamics, to deconstruct conceptual or representative modes of thought. It examines how Bonnefoy uses apostrophes to insentient phenomena and addresses to an unidentified other in his attempts to open language up to the finitude and sharing of existence. Wor...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
French
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Role:
Author

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
French
Role:
Supervisor
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Funding agency for:
McLaughlin, E
Grant:
141054
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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