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Les (inter)signes du destin
Ethnocritique de Germinie Lacerteux des Goncourt

  • Publication type: Article from a collective work
  • Collective work: L’Idée de littérature à l’épreuve des arts populaires (1870-1945)
  • Author: Ménard (Sophie)
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  • Abstract: This ethnocritical reading of Germinie Lacerteux by the Goncourt brothers studies the traditional interpretive systems which make up the intersigns of the novel. Working from the hypothesis that the latter semiotises a composite culture which sees repeated misfortune as a curse, taking the form of evil signs, this article shows that by textually combining materials originating in the conjectural arts and “popular” tradition, the unhappy fate of the eponymous character is established.
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  • Pages: 123 to 139
  • Last edition: 2014
  • Collection: Encounters, n° 110
  • Subcollection: Twentieth and twenty-first century literature, n° 16

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  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-3285-9
  • ISSN: 2103-5636
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-3287-3.p.0123
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 07-08-2015
  • Language: French
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