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Title: Une littérature à crédit. Le tournant épimoderne du roman contemporain
Authors: Bouju, Emmanuel
Keywords: French novelepimodernism
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Emmanuel Bouju, "Une littérature à crédit. Le tournant épimoderne du roman contemporain" in: "2020 / 25 Prospero. Rivista di letterature e culture straniere", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, 2020 pp. 28-44
Journal: Prospero. Rivista di letterature e culture straniere 
Abstract: 
In the past twenty years, French literature lived on credit: on the credit of the last century. Now at the heart of a crisis of trust in public speech and in democracy (still undergoing a state of emergency), it has decreased in fiduciary value. This article pleads though for a new strength and a new authority for the French novel: a strength and an authority that are related to what I call epimodernism. Epimodernism denotes a kind of “post-postmodernism”. It replaces the double post by six different values of the Ancient Greek prefix epi: surface contact, origin, extension, duration, authority, and finality. Epimodernism thus sets up six different relations to the heritage of modernist utopias, re-orienting postmodern critique and rebooting, with all due irony, its forms of anti-late-capitalist engagement and paradoxical empowerment. The six epimodernist values would now be: Superficiality, Secret, Energy, Acceleration, Credit, and (again) Consistency. Epimodernism thus represents a way to help us foresee what literature can describe, imagine, or invent for our difficult times, as in the most recent book by Sandra Lucbert: Personne ne sort les fusils.
Type: Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/31118
ISSN: 1123-2684
eISSN: 2283-6438
DOI: 10.13137/2283-6438/31118
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
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