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Signs and DesignsArt and Architecture in the Work of Michel Butor$
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Jean H. Duffy

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780853237785

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846314063

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Art, Architecture and Catholicism in La Modification

Art, Architecture and Catholicism in La Modification

(p.103) 3 Art, Architecture and Catholicism in La Modification
Signs and Designs
Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines the selective history of European art which underpins the cultural and romantic pilgrimages of the character of Léon Delmont in Michel Butor's novel La Modification. It analyzes the symbolic, psychological and reflexive functions of the various clusters of art-historical references that constitute the cultural coordinates both in Léon's conscious thought-processes and in the subconscious workings of his dreams. It argues that the references to the visual arts in the novel not only reflect the preoccupations and situation of the central character but also serve to ‘universalise’ those preoccupations and that situation.

Keywords:   La Modification, Michel Butor, European art, Léon Delmont, art-historical references, visual arts

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