Stendhal : la conquête de soi / Thierry Ozwald.
- Paris : Eurédit, 2017.
320 pages ; 21 cm
- Stendhal, 1783-1842 -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
- Is he a writer more inactive than Stendhal? It seems indeed that he be sentenced to about a second purgatory, after the eclipse of naturalism and the end of XIX th century; the XX th century, has repeatedly sought to imitate, to brandish, to fly, to be in demand, but at a time when the now clabaude literature and favors while a dissonant racket and carnival, otherwise the universe of amorphous noise, where it is moreover enslaved to media and social networks, this great musician of French prose is hardly audible anymore. In the younger generations of the "republican" school, it has become a smoky, illegible and supremely boring classic. A certain criticism has also served it terribly since the post-war period. When we did not try to lock her up in psychoanalytic grids or did not sift her through sociocritical analysis, structural analysis tended to reduce her to a series of themes or figures. to flatten it, to flatten it. There is no more Stendhal but Stendhalian textuality; but which writer is more resistant than Stendhal to this standardization and devitalization? Which work is less inclined to bow to the tyranny of literalism and to deny its allegiance to literature? This book would, in counterpoint to the positivist approach that largely prevails and tends to annihilate any other perspective, to propose a more spiritual reading of the work, taking the party not to evacuate the question of the relationship between aesthetics and ethics. There is a moral Stendhal which does not lack interest.--Translation of page 4 of cover by Fabula.
- Includes bibliographical references.
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