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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 roman faux

Towards the roman faux

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(p.159) Chapter Seven Towards the roman faux
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Hervé Guibert: Voices of the Self
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313271.008

This chapter examines a collection of short stories (Mauve le vierge), a stage play (Vole mon dragon), two books without generic subtitle (Les Gangsters/Fou de Vincent), a novel (L'Incognito), and a text between short story and novel (La chair fraîche). It evaluates the various genres used by Guibert between 1988 and 1990, with respect to the project of the voices of the self by concentrating on the identity of the narrator and on the narrative voices. The chapter also considers the relationship between truth and falsehood.

Keywords:   Hervé Guibert, genres, self, narrator, narrative voices, truth, falsehood

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