Créer du sens du silence: La (re-)construction littéraire d’une mémoire refoulée de la guerre d’Algérie
2014 (French)In: Orbis Linguarum, ISSN 1426-7241, Vol. 41, 311-322 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Making sense of the repercussions of a forgotten war
Today, a generation of French writers too young to have participated in the Algerian War, is beginning to question the silence that surrounds this part of history and the secondary effects it seems to exert on contemporary French society. This article wants to explore the literary traces of this silence and its present repercussions in a selection of five contemporary French novels.
The novels chosen for this analysis represent a variety of genres, from the court room drama In nomine Patris by Francis Zamponi (2009 ) to the psychological novels Des hommes by Laurent Mauvignier (2009) and Où j’ai laissé mon âme by Jérôme Ferrari (2010), via the historical novel Passé sous silence (2010) by Alice Ferney, to the biographical novel of Moze (2003) by Zahia Rahmani.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 41, 311-322 p.
Algerian War, Contemporary French Novel, Comparative Literature, Silence, narrative, repressed memory, collective memory
La Guerre d’Algérie, la guerre sans nom, roman français contemporain, littérature comparée, silence, représentation littéraire, mémoire refoulée, mémoire collective
General Literature Studies
Research subject Literature; French
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-112191OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-112191DiVA: diva2:778395