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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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Towards the Novel

Towards the Novel

(p.71) Chapter Three Towards the Novel
Hervé Guibert: Voices of the Self
Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines three books, all published in 1982: Les Aventures singulières, Les Chiens, and Voyage avec deux enfants. Les Aventures singulières is an attempt at fiction and reflects narrative possibilities in embryonic form will be developed in other books. Les Chiens offers a multiplicity of narrative points of view. Voyage avec deux enfants, a work in three parts, is the first book by Guibert in which there is an attempt at fiction preceded by a dream of a journey, followed by the journey proper and ending with reflections arising from the narrator's return to Paris. The chapter also explores the texts of La Piqûre d'amour et autres texts suivi de La chair fraîche dating from 1981 and 1982.

Keywords:   Hervé Guibert, Les Aventures singulières, Les Chiens, Voyage avec deux enfants, La Piqûre d'amour

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