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Spinnarfjärilens doft: En narratologisk läsning av Gabrielle Wittkops roman Le Nécrophile
Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The present BA thesis is an analysis and a close reading of the French author Gabrielle Wittkop's novel Le Nécrophile (1972). The analysis consists of two parts. The first part focuses on the story and can be described as an attempt to interpret the engine of the history. The second part of the analysis focuses on the narrative; how the story is told. Le Nécrophiles main motif is re-encoding the representation of death in art and literature, traditionally conceived as a beautiful female corpse. The narrative embodies death as different of body types – men, women, old people, childen - and hence avoids to produce death as the female Other. By the use of different methods, such as metaphores, focalizing etc., the corpse becomes something more than a passive object, now threatening and interacting. In the novel necrophilia is described as a higher form of love. The historical view of sexuality as divided into high/low is strongly codified from a gender perspective; the higher form of love is associated with masculinity and the lower form with femininity. In Le Nécrophile the classification of high/low is based on life and death instead of masculinity and femininity; a new way of staging the binery pairs high/low.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Bal, body, corpse, focalization, Genette, Downing, Le Nécrophile, metamorphose, metaphor, narratology, Punday, Wittkop
National Category
General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-1967OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-1967DiVA: diva2:134137
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humaniora/teologi
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Available from: 2009-01-19 Created: 2009-01-18 Last updated: 2009-03-02Bibliographically approved

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