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« Je donne ton nom au jour ». Le don du poème à l’épreuve de la modernité

Abstract : Since the time of the troubadours, the “gift of the poem” has been a constant in the history of the lyrical genre, and constitutes a true tradition with its own codes, rituals, and social practices. After having illuminated the distinctive nature of lyrical discourse as addressed speech, this article focuses on the transformations this tradition has undergone under the influence of poetic “modernity.” In order to do so, it takes a free journey through some decisive landmarks in the history of the lyrical offering, including works by Osip Mandelstam, Paul Celan, Robert Desnos, and Yves Bonnefoy. The article then attempts to show that, although over the twentieth century the conditions of the poetic gift seem to have been compromised in their very foundations, it is under these circumstances that the gesture of the gift in fact takes on its full meaning and makes a return to plenitude.
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Anne Gourio. « Je donne ton nom au jour ». Le don du poème à l’épreuve de la modernité. Revue du MAUSS, La découverte, 2017, Quand dire c’est donner. Parole, langage et don, 2 (50), pp.103-118. ⟨10.3917/rdm.050.0103⟩. ⟨hal-01958656⟩

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