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« Comment le sais-tu ? » La paralepse, aujourd’hui

Abstract : Based upon Gerard Genette’s definitions of paralepsis, (information exceeding that normally offered by the dominant mode of narrative focalisation), this article seeks to outline the uses and functions of the device in contemporary narrative literature, through its homo and heterodiegetic positioning in both fictional and semi-fictional texts. Examples taken from a variety of contemporary stories (Roegiers, Toussaint, Carrère, Echenoz) allow us to see that paralepsis plays a role of epistemological indicator, facilitating a contemporary renewal of suspicion (le soupçon) concerning narration. In fact, this paradoxical narrative device brings about a reflection upon fiction, its perspectivism, its modelling capabilities and heuristic capacities.
Mots-clés : Paralepse
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Frank Wagner. « Comment le sais-tu ? » La paralepse, aujourd’hui. Le Temps Zéro, Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises 2013. ⟨hal-02460311⟩



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