Poetic Becomings: Studies in Contemporary French Literature (Modern French Identities)

By Jérôme Game

What does modern French poetry do to the topic? This ebook examines the skill and results of the subject’s transmutation into quite a few techniques of (de-)subjectivation by means of taking a look at the works of 4 modern writers: Christian Prigent, Dominique Fourcade, Olivier Cadiot and Hubert Lucot. the writer explores their paintings within the context of Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy, construction a severe gear - a ‘poetics of changing into’ - that informs shut readings of poems and prose. relocating past demonstrated standards of classical literary feedback, the ebook either bargains a comparative dialogue of Deleuze’s notions of literature and gives new insights into French writing, addressing the political measurement of up to date poetry from the point of view of present theoretical radicalism.

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2. Correlatively actualization is accomplished in response to new neighborhood parameters instead of as a functionality of  the digital: “Jamais les termes actuels ne ressemblent à l. a. virtualité qu’ils actualisent: les qualités et les espèces ne ressemblent pas aux rapports dif férentiels qu’elles incarnent; les events ne ressemblent pas aux singularités qu’elles incarnent” (DR 273). during this experience the digital is a “tâche à remplir”, “un problème à résoudre”, and if  “le problème […] oriente, conditionne, engendre les ideas […], celles-ci ne ressemblent pas aux stipulations du problème” (DR 274).

Robinson’s ef fort might be summed-up in Deleuze’s phrases: ce qui ne se laisse pas épuiser par l’ef fectuation, […] ce qui ne se laisse pas fixer dans un terme. […] Ce sont des lanière agitées par le vent. Un peu d’air passe. On hint une ligne, et d’autant plus citadel qu’elle est abstraite, si elle est assez sobre et sans determine. L’écriture est faite d’agitation motrice et de catatonie. (D ninety) los angeles syntaxe formelle ou superficielle qui règle les équilibres de los angeles langue, mais une syntaxe en devenir, une création de syntaxe qui fait naître l. a. langue étrangère dans los angeles langue, une grammaire du déséquilibre” (CC 140–141).

It has an extended heritage and is located within the Iliad. 34 creation: A Poetics of changing into “passé proche et futur imminent”,99 Aiôn is a man-made collection of, at the one hand, particular layers of earlier, and nevertheless, radical newness. It stands past dimension: “pure forme vide du temps” (LS 194) during which occasions fold and spread in all instructions as “jeu incorporel” of singularities. a hundred This 3rd synthesis conceptualized via Deleuze among Nietzsche and Bergson, among the everlasting go back and Matière et mémoire, is the locus of  the digital: “Le virtuel […] est le caractère de l’Idée; c’est à partir de sa réalité que l’existence est produite, et produite conformément à un temps et un espace immanents à l’Idée” (DR 273).

Evolving within the realm of de facto, it ignores the de jure teleological programme of a preset evolution and lives “au-dessus de l’espèce”, in “ce qui précède en droit l’espèce” (322): “individu comme tel, directement pris dans le champ de son individuation” (ibid. ). forty eight Concretely, the “œuvide”/embryo studies in its f lesh the “rapports dif férentiels qui constituent l. a. virtualité préexistant à l’actualisation des espèces [et aux] premiers mouvements de cette actualisation, et surtout à l. a. situation de cette actualisation, c’est-à-dire à l’individuation telle qu’elle trouve son champ de structure dans l’œuf ” (321).

In his contemporary article F. Valabrègue speaks of an urge to “désenclaver los angeles poésie en los angeles rendant plurielle” significantly via a “translation” among poetry and inventive practices, “La web page langue monde (sur Dominique Fourcade)”, Critique 735–736 – Les Intensifs. Poètes du 21ème siècle (September 2008), pp. 710–718. Dominique Fourcade, or a Poetics of  the Rhizome 111 Exiting the Christian international In Le ciel pas d’angle Fourcade inaugurates his new poetics by way of a protracted meditation on Cézanne, Pollock, Hantaï and Matisse.

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