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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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The Garden of Forking Paths: Intertextuality and Le Jardin des Plantes

The Garden of Forking Paths: Intertextuality and Le Jardin des Plantes

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(p.118) 6 The Garden of Forking Paths: Intertextuality and Le Jardin des Plantes
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Claude Simon
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Mary Orr

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853238577.003.0007

This chapter evaluates Claude Simon's Le Jardin des Plantes in comparison with Borges' The Garden of Forking Paths. It offers a literary criticism of Le Jardin des Plantes, and illustrates the inter- and intratextuality by citing the parallelism in the story line, events and symbolism.

Keywords:   Claude Simon, Le Jardin des Plantes, intertextual resonances, story line, symbolism, The Garden of Forking Paths, Borges

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