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Mythes sudistes et mythes celtes chez Cormac Mc Carthy : une même subversion postmoderne

Abstract : This article first examines the similarities between Irish literature and American Southern literature to further study the way they are subverted in McCarthy's novels. The gothic « Big House » is symbolic of a past order. The characters are expelled toward a tangential space which very much resembles the Celtic Otherworld. Unmotivated violence prevails as it is turned into carnavalesque shows. In this universe the relationship between representation and reality is questioned : since history appears as speculative, there remains only language, although it appears as a baroque system of signs in which the reader can get lost just as the characters get lost in space.
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Christine Chollier. Mythes sudistes et mythes celtes chez Cormac Mc Carthy : une même subversion postmoderne. Etudes Irlandaises, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 1997, 22 (1), pp.17-34. ⟨10.3406/irlan.1997.1379⟩. ⟨hal-02561017⟩

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