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Le poète à l'essai : une transaction secrète chez Ralph Waldo Emerson

Abstract : In “The Poet,” Emerson presents the reader with two voices that, at first glance, are irreconcilable with each other and yet seem to cohabit: the narrative voice of the essay, on the one hand, and the silent voice of the poet, on the other. Locked in a dialogue of the deaf, these voices alternate without ever answering each other. Thus, this paper endeavours to highlight the ongoing secret transaction between these two voices in “The Poet,” to underline the reasons for their impossible collision, and to explore the possibilities of their reconciliation in other essays.
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Yves Gardes. Le poète à l'essai : une transaction secrète chez Ralph Waldo Emerson. Canadian Review of American Studies, University of Toronto Press, 2018, pp.1-17. ⟨10.3138/cras.2017.027⟩. ⟨hal-02467398⟩

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