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Hervé Guibert: Voices of the Self$
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Jean Pierre Boulé

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780853238614

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313271

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Thanatographical Writing

Thanatographical Writing

(p.207) Chapter Nine Thanatographical Writing
Hervé Guibert: Voices of the Self
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This chapter explores the question of whether Le Protocole compassionnel is a roman faux. It suggests that Guibert could not help but write Le Protocole compassionnel since his very survival was at stake. Writing henceforth fulfilled the function of reconciling the self with its body, which was separated by the ravages of illness. In Le Protocole compassionnel illness invaded the book from all directions. The progress of the disease threatened the very existence of the narrator and literature only play a survival role from now on and, at a stroke, of familiarisation with death. The chapter also analyzes the theme of thanatographical writing in Le Protocole compassionnel, along with the film ‘La Pudeur ou l'Impudeur’ and the ‘journal d'hospitalisation’ (‘hospital diary’), Cytomégalovirus.

Keywords:   Hervé Guibert, Le Protocole compassionnel, self, body, illness, La Pudeur ou l'Impudeur, Cytomégalovirus, hospital diary

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