Disparaître dans la fiction : la traversée du miroir du Docteur Pasavento

Abstract : This article endeavours to explore the stakes and modalities of the fictional re-invention of the self that takes place in Docteur Pasavento.In the novel, this reinvention arranges itself in accordance to a complex scheme : by orchestrating his own disappearance in order to confer upon himself new fictitious identities, the eponymous character of the novel becomes a projection of the author himself. In the novel, the aspiration to disappear is thus unified with a desire to blur the boundaries between fiction and reality. I intend to shed light on this union by invoking the Carrollian metaphor of passing “through the looking-glass”. The intention of this article is to render evident the fictional dynamism that underpins the novelistic writings of Enrique Vila-Matas.
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Charline Pluvinet. Disparaître dans la fiction : la traversée du miroir du Docteur Pasavento. Temps zéro, 2010, Enrique Vila-Matas : miroirs de la fiction. ⟨hal-01617380⟩

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