La Fonction de la lettre dans René: la femme énigme.

Abstract: 

This article represents an analysis of the epistolary form in Chateaubriand's René. Normally the letter form is used to communicate information to the letter's recipient; however, in René the ten letters mentioned or transcribed by the narrator all give rise to mystery because the essential information required to quell the reader's curiosity as well as René's inability to comprehend his sister's seemingly abnormal behavior is missing or left unsaid. The absence Of this essential information is a major structure of the plot of René, a story in which Amélie, René's sister, takes on the characteristics of a new, more modern Eve. (In French) (VGK)

Author: 
Kocay,Victor G
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Fall-Winter 1995-1996; 24(1-2): 47-57