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L’histoire de Tervire dans La Vie de Marianne

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: Enfants perdus, enfants trouvés. Dire l’abandon en Europe du xvie au xviiie siècle
  • Author: Démoris (René)
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  • Abstract: Marivaux devotes the last three parts of Vie de Marianne (1742) to the grey, dark story of Tervire : the young provincial aristocrat, who has become a nun, retraces her miserable childhood and dwells upon the experience of having been abandoned by her mother, who remarried and became wealthy. This has annihilated in Tervire a potential for desire and love, and conjures up a hellish vision of family relations in which parents seem to curse their children with a death wish. Marivaux offers his readers an unrivalled analysis of psychological distress through this portrayal in reverse of Marianne, which does not seek to seduce his readers.
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  • Pages: 333 to 344
  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-3390-0
  • ISSN: 2103-5636
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-3392-4.p.0333
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Collection / Journal: Encounters, n° 103
  • Parution date: 03-20-2015
  • Last edition: 2015
  • Language: French

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