A critical edition of Aragon's Le Creve-Coeur

Macanulty, Andrew (1992) A critical edition of Aragon's Le Creve-Coeur. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The edition examines the manuscripts, history and significant variants of Le Cr`eve-Coeur and of `La Rime en 1940'. Aragon's claim that the collection has its origins in World War 1 is considered, but little evidence for this is found. A more likely catalyst is the colonial war in Morocco of 1925-26 that led to Aragon's conversion to Communism. It is in the 1930s that the poet develops his strategy of poetry as a `contrebande' against war. The principal influences on Aragon in this undertaking are evoked. A survey is given of the political and historical circumstances of Le Cr`eve-Coeur, and they are shown to be indivisible from the poetry. The main themes of the collection are considered and the degree to which the `contrebande' technique affects their accessibility. A detailed discussion of `La Rime en 1940' and of each poem, stanza by stanza, follows.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > French
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Supervisor, not known
Date of Award: 1992
Depositing User: Miss Louise Annan
Unique ID: glathesis:1992-6545
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 09:00
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2015 10:22
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/6545

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