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TitleOverproximity. L’inconsistance de la frontière entre protagoniste et prochain dans les romans d’Amélie Nothomb
Author(s)Álvares, Cristina
KeywordsNothomb
Border
Enjoyment
Desire
Symbolic
Thing
Neighbor
Issue date2015
PublisherJohn Benjamins
JournalRevue Romane
Abstract(s)The paper focus on the ‘scénario-type’ of Amélie Nothomb’s novels, which consists in a dialectic confrontation between the Protagonist and the Neighbor. This confrontation dramatizes what Slavoj Zizek calls overproximity which is the effect and the sign of the inconsistency of the symbolic order in contemporary societies. In Nothomb’s novels, the Protagonist has to handle the massive and unbearable presence of the Neighbor threatening its subjective structure. With Jacques Lacan, Slavoj Zizek and René Girard, we propose an interpretation of the ontological and ethical meanings of the necessary border between the Protagonist and the Neighbor in the novels of the most popular Belgian writer. The suppression and the resurgence of the border are understood in the larger framework of the antinomic tension between desire and enjoyment (jouisance), which affects the stability of the subjective and social structures.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/37702
DOI10.1075/rro.50.1.11alv
ISSN0035-3906
1600-0811
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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