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Title: Rendez-vous avec l’histoire: Raphaël Élizé dans le roman de Gaston-Paul Effa
Authors: Sperti, Valeria
Keywords: Gaston-Paul Effaveterinary Raphaël Élizé
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Valeria Sperti, "Rendez-vous avec l’histoire: Raphaël Élizé dans le roman de Gaston-Paul Effa", in "Prospero. Rivista di letterature e culture straniere 23 (2018)", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2018, pp. 89-110
Abstract: 
The article analyses the intertwinement between documentation and creative intuition in Gaston-Paul Effa’s novel Rendez-vous avec l’heure qui blesse (2015). The work is centred on a character emblematic of colonisation, the veterinary Raphaël Élizé, a descendant of slaves and first black mayor of a rural French community, a victim of Nazism, who becomes a hero of the French republic. The analysis highlights the characteristics of a ‘mirror’ narration, where the protagonist’s biographical events reflect milestones in the History of humanity. The narration brings into play both black and Jewish memory, slavery, colonialism, and holocaust in the background of power relationships amongst men, which are compared to those between men and animals.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/22500
ISSN: 1123-2684
eISSN: 2283-6438
DOI: 10.13137/2283-6438/22500
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:2018 / 23 Prospero. Rivista di letterature e culture straniere

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