Abstract

Abstract:

This article studies cultivated vegetal matter in Jean Echenoz’s novel Le Méridien de Greenwich (1979), focusing on cauliflowers and plane trees and how they interrelate with other organisms, and more specifically humans. Considering the novel’s postmodern aesthetic, it examines the ability of vegetality to initiate meaning and narratives, and its subsequent semiotization by humans. It outlines the impact of vegetal matter on a literary representation that is often confined to its self-reflexive and ironical aspects, and highlights the critical perspective offered by contemporary French novels on the culturization of nature.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1931-0234
Print ISSN
0014-0767
Pages
pp. 121-133
Launched on MUSE
2020-12-16
Open Access
No
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