deposit_your_work

La problematique litteraire de l'ideal (French text)

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
1348978.PDF 4.946Mb application/pdf Thumbnail

Show full item record

Item Metadata

Title: La problematique litteraire de l'ideal (French text)
Author: Siciliano, Rachael Ann
Advisor: Nelson, Deborah
Abstract: In recent years the goal of many artists has changed from the desire to represent the real as perfectly as possible to the quest for non-representation. This change in conceptualization has been explained by certain academics as the result of the modernity's deconstruction of the traditional subject-artist/object-world dichotomy. Without putting into question this interpretation, I would like to propose a parallel interpretation of the deconstruction of traditional representation in terms of another duality, idealism. I believe that in both cases the active principle is the same: one desires that which perpetually escapes one's grasp; when representing one in vain seeks the perfect imitation of the real; when idealizing, one imagines a perfected vision of the real. This thesis attempts to examine the close relationship between the desire for literary representation and the desire to idealize found in certain works of French literature.
Citation: Siciliano, Rachael Ann. (1992) "La problematique litteraire de l'ideal (French text)." Masters Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/13634.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/13634
Date: 1992

This item appears in the following Collection(s)