Apologie pour le romancier : "Champions du Monde" (1930)
It is acknowledged that Morand’s fame as a writer of novellas surpasses that as a novelist. J.Le Carme argues for an inversion of such point of view. Morand’s novels attest to his authorial constant search for new expressive and narrative techniques. The trend towards a lack of closure and the creation of unprecedented images through the use of similitude are features common to other great authors of the age. "Champions du Monde" (1930) displays a picture of the rise of the United States in the course of the Twenty-First Century and of the contemporaneous decline of France, a symbol of old Europe, with illuminated foresight.
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Jacques Lecarme, “Apologie pour le romancier : "Champions du Monde" (1930)", in: Prospero. Rivista di Letterature Straniere, Comparatistica e Studi Culturali, XIII (2006), pp. 69-81
Lecarme Prospero XIII.pdf