Title

Mais qu’est-ce qui les fait (dis)courir ? Propos sur Valéry, Échenoz et d’autres, aux confins de la littérature

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Informit

Faculty

Education and Arts

School

Communications and Arts

RAS ID

8636

Comments

Originally published as: Elder, D. (2009). Mais Qu'est-ce qui les Fait (Dis) courir? Propos sur Valery, Echenoz et d'autres, Aux Confins de la Litterature. Essays in French Literature and Culture, (46), 41. Original article available here

Abstract

The answer to the question that is posed in this article starts with allusions to another question in Psych by Derrida: "How not to speak?" that is transformed in the following way: How not to run? How to avoid running? What makes for better running and how to choose another way to run? Courir by chenoz remains an example of a finely degraded text where the importance of the effort, preconditioned to the literary or sporting performance, is omnipresent. This article refers to other artistic and sporting choices: walking, dancing, and the necessary and ambitious raising of the spirit/body by Val ry.

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