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Title: Le silence des fous chez Zola et Maupassant
Other Titles: The silence of the mad in the works of Zola and Maupassant
Authors: Kaczmarek-Wiśniewska, Anna
Keywords: silence; madness; Zola; Maupassant
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: "Quêtes littéraires" 2017, nº 7, s. 73-81
Abstract: It is difficult to define all the meanings and connotations of silence depicted in literary works. In the 19th century, where the Realism and the Naturalism paid much attention to the study of both physical and mental illnesses, silence was considered as one of the distinctive signs of madness. The paper analyzes four examples of this phenomenon in selected Zola’s and Maupassant’s texts (novels and short stories) whose characters, all mad or maniac, embody various aspects of the silence regarded as a pathological condition of a human being.
ISSN: 2084-8099
Appears in Collections:Quêtes littéraires, 2017, No 7: Le silence en mots, les mots en silence

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