Abstract

Abstract:

Marie Darrieussecq’s Truismes and Notre vie dans les forêts, as texts that take up the non-human and environmental collapse, have lent themselves to robust ecocritical and posthumanist readings. I turn away from such readings to attend instead to the forest, the setting of both novels, as a space where Darrieussecq articulates and calls for a reinvestment in humanism: far from being a “wild” space, the forest is the origin of a humanism Darrieussecq cannot let go of. Rather than treat Darrieussecq as a posthuman writer, I show how Darrieussecq decenters the human while staying within a resolutely human frame.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1931-0234
Print ISSN
0014-0767
Pages
pp. 73-84
Launched on MUSE
2020-10-16
Open Access
No
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