By Charles Dantzig
« Chef-d'œuvre. » Quand ce très vieux mot du Moyen Âge utilisé pour l'artisanat a-t-il commencé à être appliqué à los angeles littérature ? Y a-t-il un critère du chef-d'œuvre littéraire ? Mieux, une recette ? remark être sûr qu'un livre est un chef-d'œuvre ? Un chef-d'œuvre est-il éternel ? l. a. postérité est-elle le bon juge ? Crée-t-on encore des chefs-d'œuvre aujourd'hui ? remark définir le chef-d'œuvre ?
C'est à toutes ces questions que tente de répondre ce livre. Parcourant les grands livres, de Homère à Heine et de Boccace à Beckett, il suggest une examine inattendue de l'œuvre de James Joyce aussi bien que des considérations sur ce que l'on peut penser des Aristochats de Walt Disney. Charles Dantzig montre encore une fois que l'on peut associer le brillant et los angeles réflexion, los angeles virtuosité et los angeles profondeur, l'érudition et l'esprit.
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Boyle: “Let’s go down and see the man downstairs,” [Boyle] says, and puts his hand out and grabs my arm. I throw his hand off. I’m just as tall as Boyle. Our noses are almost touching. We look like that famous photograph of the soldier and the Mohawk Warrior that was in all the newspapers during the Oka crisis! 80 42 When Languages Collide The intertextual reference evoked here is that of an iconic photograph that came to represent the tense standoff between Mohawks and soldiers in 1990, when conﬂict arose over a plan by the town of Oka (near Montreal) to enlarge a golf course on land claimed by the Kanesatake Mohawks.
The power of dominant discourses is such that they have often been internalized by Indigenous people. It is thus never safe to assume that, for instance, Indigenous-authored works always resist dominant discourses, or that texts produced by non-Indigenous authors always support them. ”14 In the settler societies whose texts I consider, for instance, it “goes without saying” that Indigenous peoples did not utilize the resources of the land, that such underutilization was addressed through the processes of colonization, and that colonization, even though it involved violence and suffering for Indigenous peoples, was to be equated with progress.
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