La lettre et son double : Écrire un moi en partance, ou l’injonction d’Artaud

Gaëla Le Grand


The letter and its duality: writing a departing self or Artaud’s injunctio

Artaud’s work includes a large volume of correspondence, which should be given a special status. Neither a work of art, nor an appendix to the work, the letter becomes an object and a body that makes it possible to read Artaud’s corpus, insofar as it provides us with interpretative keys and forces the reader to go back and forth between letters and other writings. It is a sign of the author’s real presence, and demonstrate the idea of a suffering, dispersed and fragmented body. Paradoxically, it symbolizes the very project of the author: collecting the traces of oneself, inscribing oneself in the pure duration, and supplanting the pain of the spatial environment. The letter is the very movement of writing, conceived then as sheer speed.

Słowa kluczowe: identité, lettres, temps, espace, écriture

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La première forme de la revue est la version électronique.