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Eccentricity in "Silsie"
The French Review
Vol. 81, No. 1 (Oct., 2007), pp. 91-106
Published by: American Association of Teachers of French
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25481032
Page Count: 16
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This article deals with how the principal characters of the novel Silsie (1990), by Marie Redonnet, create fables to make sense of the world they inhabit. Redonnet establishes a specular relationship between the narrator and the reader, as they both labor to interpret a disorienting fictional space. Exploring how Redonnet constructs this fictional space, I discuss the implications of that construction. Ultimately, the reader's interpretive attempts mirror those of the narrator: just as the characters attempt to create a meaningful fable around which to order their existence, so too must the reader choose a center around which to construct his or her interpretation.
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