Le Mordu de Rachilde : une (r)évolution plus qu’esthétique
Le Mordu by Rachilde: a (r)evolution more than aesthetic
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The objective of this study is to analyze the transition from one period of Rachilde’s creation to another, which is represented by her novel Le Mordu (1889). While saying goodbye to a form of expression that seems obsolete, the novelist indicates directions to take. She also presents the dilemma of artistic compromise versus pure art. Thus the terms of revolution and evolution find their meaning: in relation to the intransigence of the artistic principles which, during the course of life, switch to morally dubious mercantilism. The meaning of these two terms is examined not only in the context of Rachilde’s novel, but also in relation to her own choices.
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