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Claude SimonA Retrospective$
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Jean H. Duffy and Alastair Duncan

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780853238577

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780853238577.001.0001

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Truth, Verbiage and Ecriture in Le Jardin des Plantes

Truth, Verbiage and Ecriture in Le Jardin des Plantes

(p.183) 10 Truth, Verbiage and Ecriture in Le Jardin des Plantes
Claude Simon

Jean H. Duffy

Liverpool University Press

This chapter analyses the correlation of Claude Simon's Le Jardin des Plantes to Nicholas Poussin's painting The Plague at Ashdod. The chapter focuses on the thematic similarities of the painting and the novel as a passage from The Plague is properly integrated into the topic and language used in Le Jardin des Plantes.

Keywords:   Claude Simon, Le Jardin des Plantes, intertextual resonances, novel, painting, Nicholas Poussin, The Plague in Ashdod

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