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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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Supplementary Organs: Media and Machinery in the Late Novels of Claude Simon

Supplementary Organs: Media and Machinery in the Late Novels of Claude Simon

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(p.152) 8 Supplementary Organs: Media and Machinery in the Late Novels of Claude Simon
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Claude Simon
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Wolfram Nitsch

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853238577.003.0009

This chapter evaluates the writings of Claude Simon as technology becomes a significant aspect in his themes and figurative language. It points out that Simon presents technology as vital but also detrimental to mankind. In Le Jardin des Plantes, L'Acacia, and Les Georgiques, the chapter further notes Simon's usage of the tape recorder, the railway and the cinema as representation of artefacts in his mentioned writings.

Keywords:   Claude Simon, Le Jardin des Plantes, intertextual resonances, tape recorder, cinema, L'Acacia, Les Geogiques

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