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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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(p.265) Conclusion
Hervé Guibert: Voices of the Self
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This chapter summarizes the main themes covered in the preceding discussions and presents some final thoughts. The analysis of Guibert's oeuvre from 1977 to 1992 shows the body as driving force in the narrative. The body is brought into play in some narratives (for example Les Chiens), in situations (for example Vous m'avez fait former des fantômes), and in relationships (for example Mauve le vierge or Mes parents). The ageing body forms part of the thematic of some books (for example Mon valet et moi), the sick body too (for example Cytomégalovirus), and the reborn body as well (for example Le Protocole compassionnel). Betrayal is another important element in his work: betraying confidences, betraying friendship, betraying urges, betraying fantasies, betraying secrets and betraying despicable acts — not only those of others but one's own. Some of Guibert's works are also hymns to love, while others describe love to the death, and others again the death of love; all speak of death.

Keywords:   Hervé Guibert, body, self, betrayal, love, death

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