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”Créer sa propre histoire : Alternance des voix et discours métanarratif dans La vie commence de Stefan Casta”

Abstract : This article presents an analysis of the narrative and meta-narrative discourse of Stefan Casta's novel Näktergalens sång (The song of the nightingale), which shows that the book takes part in a new tradition in youth literature, characterized by an experimental form. The alternation of voices, changes of points of view and time, as well as the structure influenced by the cinema make the book demanding. The main narrator does not only tell his story, that other voices complete, he turns it into a novel. Thanks to this literary creation, Viktor evolves and finally finds the courage to really begin his life. His existence is confirmed by the novel he writes, and this makes him a hero. The novel by Casta allows young readers to identify themselves thanks to the accessible style and the references to cinema, while the complex narrative discourse attracts more experienced readers. It is this double-address which characterizes above all the Swedish youth literature of today.
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Annelie Jarl Ireman. ”Créer sa propre histoire : Alternance des voix et discours métanarratif dans La vie commence de Stefan Casta”. Nordiques, Paris : Institut Choiseul; Caen : Bibliothèque de Caen, Association Norden, 2019, Le petit héros scandinave, pp.59-71. ⟨hal-02872061⟩

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