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Amatus amatam dimisit
Déclaration d'amour et tragédie cachée dans Bérénice de Racine

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Revue d’Histoire littéraire de la France
    1 – 2019, 119e année - n° 1
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  • Author: Alonge (Tristan)
  • Abstract: This article proposes an original reinterpretation of the play by showing that the story of Titus and Bérénice is not characterized in a tragic way at all by Racine and is paradoxically configured as a long and gallant declaration of love that is constantly postponed. Although Racine’s main source turns out to be a little-known text by Scudéry, the playwright has managed to reintroduce a tragic dimension via the character Antiochus, a true tragic hero in Aristotle’s sense.
  • Pages: 55 to 80
  • Last edition: 2019
  • Journal: Journal of French Literary History, n° 9

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  • ISBN: 978-2-406-08861-5
  • ISSN: 0035-2411
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-08862-2.p.0055
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Parution date: 02-05-2019
  • Periodicity: Quarterly
  • Language: French
  • Keywords: Antiochus, Aristotle, Bérénice, tragic hero, Jean Racine, Les Femmes illustres, peripeteia, recognition, Scudéry, Titus, gallant tragedy
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