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Enargeia, Akribeia : écrire Les disparus dans le sillage d’Hérodote et de Thucydide

Abstract : In The Lost, Daniel Mendelsohn recounts his seven-year, worldwide quest to find traces of six family members “lost” in eastern Galicia in 1942. To reconstruct the narrative of their deaths and, above all, their lives, he listened to survivors of Bolechow. To tell his story, he draws inspiration from Herodotus’s work Inquiries, whose narrative power and enargeia he admires, complementing it with the eyewitness accuracy (akribeia) of Thucydides. A “third-generation narrator” must simultaneously get eyewitnesses to talk, verify their comments and consider how to convey his story to readers.
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Marie-Hélène Boblet. Enargeia, Akribeia : écrire Les disparus dans le sillage d’Hérodote et de Thucydide. Tangence, Département des lettres et humanités de l'Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), 2018, Expériences de lecteurs. La réception d’auteurs antiques à la croisée de l’histoire et de la littérature, pp.93-106. ⟨10.7202/1051081ar⟩. ⟨hal-02078075⟩

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