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"Ce que j'appelle l'amour" : Les Mains négatives de Marguerite Duras

Abstract : A remarkable work of art, bath the film and the text, Marguerite Duras's Les Mains négatives sees in prehistoric rock art the inscription of an original desire reflecting the very essence ofhumanity. Trapped in this lack ofloving, Magdalenian man, alone in his cave, th us incarnates a quest for presence in absence,for unity in separation, which transcends ti me to make its cry echo in the dawn of an empty Paris. Rock prehistoric art has a poli ti cal component: it exposes the essentialloneliness of man as weil as a "colonial fact ofhumanity" in Marguerite Duras's words. Transgressing the genres, based on absence and the interplay of echoes, the text of Les Mains négatives also assumes a poetical and a poeïtic dimension: in the traces of the hands on the wall appears a vision of writing, grasped in its savagery, a writingfull of passion which "un-writes" literature.
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Sylvie Loignon. "Ce que j'appelle l'amour" : Les Mains négatives de Marguerite Duras. Elseneur, Centre de recherche LASLAR/Presses Universitaires de Caen, 2018, Sur la paroi nocturne : l'art pariétal dans les littératures des XXe et XXIe siècles, pp.35-44. ⟨hal-01962306⟩

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