n French Studies in Southern Africa - Les effets de fiction dans Une si longue lettre de Mariama Bâ : section spéciale
|Article Title||Les effets de fiction dans Une si longue lettre de Mariama Bâ : section spéciale|
|© Publisher:||Association for French Studies in Southern Africa (AFSSA)|
|Journal||French Studies in Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University of Botswana|
|Publication Date||Jan 2015|
|Pages||157 - 169|
|Keyword(s)||Autobiographie, Autobiography, Epistolary novel, Factual narrative, Fiction, Mariama Ba, Recit factuel and Roman epistolaire|
Contrary to numerous studies focused on the ideological aspect of Mariama Ba's Une si longue lettre, this article, based on the linguistic theory of enunciation, intends to study, beyond the autobiographical appearance of the novel, some important literary aspects that enhance its literariness. It examines the sinuous work of the signifier, namely the creation of fictional characters, the use of the rhetoric figure of hypotyposis, of free indirect speech, some aphoristic formulas as well as internal narrative focalization. The "fictional effects" must therefore be understood here in a pragmatic perspective as a set of textual devices allowing readers to measure the literary dimension of the fictional work and to reappraise the text's usual generic classification.
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