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La poétique du bateau dans la fiction mauricienne

Abstract : Since antiquity, boats have been invested with a literary imaginary as the medium for travel and the discovery of the unknown—a phenomena particularly conspicuous in the Western (exoticist, modernist and post-modemist) literary tradition. One may then speak of a poetics of the boat that foregrounds the narrative of glorious and perilous sea-voyages, geographical discoveries, trade, war, colonization; or of positive transformations and pluralist processes. This article will examine the various representations of the boat in five contemporary Mauritian novels, the ways in which they destabilize a prevalent, celebratory poetics of the boat in orderfinally to suggest the singularity of the Mauritian poetics of the boat.
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Namrata Poddar. La poétique du bateau dans la fiction mauricienne. Itinéraires. Littérature, textes, cultures, Pléiade (EA 7338), 2009, Caraïbe et océan Indien, 2009 (2), pp.77-91. ⟨10.4000/itineraires.276⟩. ⟨hal-02101518⟩



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