“When a statue is finished, that day, its life begins in a certain sense”. This sentence from Yourcenar’s Le Temps, ce grand sculpteur echoes Proust’s Bal de têtes in the last tome of the Recherche: from this point of view, I investigate M. Yourcenar’s works considering the origin of her writing. Based on memory that operates as a vast geological funnel, whence their characters are shaped as stone statues, the writing of the two novelists wavers between the importance of fragment and the idea of a complete architecture of the past. First I scan Yourcenar’s letters; afterwards, I outline the analysis of her novels in order to find the mark of Proust’s Recherche in her idea of memory, her characters and her writing.

Vago, D., Marguerite Yourcenar et Proust : l'écriture rayonnant de la mort, <<MARCEL PROUST AUJOURD'HUI>>, 2008; (6): 145-165 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/1435]

Marguerite Yourcenar et Proust : l'écriture rayonnant de la mort

Vago, Davide
2008

Abstract

“When a statue is finished, that day, its life begins in a certain sense”. This sentence from Yourcenar’s Le Temps, ce grand sculpteur echoes Proust’s Bal de têtes in the last tome of the Recherche: from this point of view, I investigate M. Yourcenar’s works considering the origin of her writing. Based on memory that operates as a vast geological funnel, whence their characters are shaped as stone statues, the writing of the two novelists wavers between the importance of fragment and the idea of a complete architecture of the past. First I scan Yourcenar’s letters; afterwards, I outline the analysis of her novels in order to find the mark of Proust’s Recherche in her idea of memory, her characters and her writing.
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Vago, D., Marguerite Yourcenar et Proust : l'écriture rayonnant de la mort, <>, 2008; (6): 145-165 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/1435]
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