Aaron d’Yves Thériault et Son of a Smaller Hero de Mordecai Richler : deux images identitaires de la recherche de soi

Title in English Aaron by Yves Thériault and Son of a Smaller Hero by Mordecai Richler : Two Identity Images of Self-seeking
Authors

KYLOUŠEK Petr

Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Description The publication of the novel Aaron by Yves Thériault is considered as a great event regarding the Jewish theme in French-Canadian literature. The year of publication (1954) is symptomatic of the situation on several factors - historical, sociological and literary - concerning not only the French side of the Canadian literature, but also its English component, and through it, the novels emerged from the Montreal Jewish community such as The Second Scroll (1951) by Abraham Moses Klein, Son of a Smaller Hero (1955) and The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959) by Mordecai Richler or The Favourite Game (1963) by Leonard Cohen. The chapter aims the comparison of two novels Aaron and Son of a Smaller Hero, both complementary and opposite. The analysis combines the identity modeling derived from the sociological modeling of Gérard Bouchard and the concept of Anthropos-Cosmos-Logos defined by the École de Liege. The stress is put on three elements: the discursive strategy, the configuration of the characters and the spatiotemporal representation.
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