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Family Comes First: I-Identity and We-Identity in Pierre Bergounioux

Jean H. Duffy
The Modern Language Review
Vol. 103, No. 1 (Jan., 2008), pp. 57-75
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20467625
Page Count: 19
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Abstract

The article examines three of Pierre Bergounioux's most closely related works--"La Maison rose", "L'Orphelin", and "La Toussaint"--and argues that their interconnected narratives testify to an Eliasian conception of the relationship between identity, kinship, and community. Thus, with each resumption of the narrator's family history and with each reangling of focus comes a new perspective on the ways in which historical and geographical contingencies and social and kinship bonds shape and constrain the individual, and new insights into the tension between involvement and detachment, between, on the one hand, emotional and instinctive implication and, on the other, critical distance and rationality.

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