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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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Satire, Burlesque and Comedyin Claude Simon

Satire, Burlesque and Comedyin Claude Simon

(p.100) 5 Satire, Burlesque and Comedyin Claude Simon
Claude Simon

Alastair Duncan

Liverpool University Press

This chapter offers a literary criticism of Claude Simon's Le Jardin des Plantes. It analyses the writings of Simon in the comedy genre as well as in burlesque and satire. The chapter further notes that the concept of incongruity, self-defence or the psychological aspect as well as the aesthetic feature of humour are critical notions in Simon's works.

Keywords:   Claude Simon, Le Jardin des Plantes, intertextual resonances, satire, self-defence

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