Australian Journal of French Studies

"La famille est une horrible blague": familles en crise dans les romans d'Elisa Brune

Australian Journal of French Studies (2014), 51, (1), 88–99.

Abstract

Belgian writer Elisa Brune has often taken crisis as a starting point for her narratives. This, combined with her negative perspective on family, results in novels in which Brune tends to put the flaws and problems of families to the fore and to highlight the various conflicts which arise between its members. This article looks at the representations of family crises in Brune's Blanche cassé and La Tournante. Although there is no outright judgment, her view is clear, and these two novels can be understood as a criticism of family, which Brune considers to be a mirage.

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Verdier, Caroline