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LA THEATRALITE ET LA CRITIQUE DE LA DROITE DANS LES MANDARINS DE SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR

dc.contributor.advisorVerdaguer, Pierreen_US
dc.contributor.authorBayliss, Annen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-10T05:30:10Z
dc.date.available2009-10-10T05:30:10Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/9682
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the use of theatrical forms to illustrate social criticism in <italic>Les Mandarins</italic>. Simone de Beauvoir draws from works of classic theater and literature to depict the confluence of art, politics, and money in a capital city. Henri, editor of a political newspaper and a writer, is a contemporary Alceste whose desire to live in a better world seems at odds with his impulse to abandon it. Anne, wife of the leader of a left-wing movement, and a psychologist, is a modern Marion, loving, practical, and idealistic. As they and their friends search for meaning and solvency, they struggle against pessimism, fatalism, complacency, artistic escapism, the national interest argument among nations, the military-industrial power complex, and paranoia. Their tragic missteps recall <italic>Hamlet</italic>, while their everyday life invites comparison to a medieval farce, and the lovers take their cues from Beaumarchais. For the protagonists, as for the author herself, art and writing become a reason and a vision of human solidarity, putting into question the necessity of a world order dominated by capital.en_US
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dc.titleLA THEATRALITE ET LA CRITIQUE DE LA DROITE DANS LES MANDARINS DE SIMONE DE BEAUVOIRen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentFrench Language and Literatureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledLiterature, Romanceen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledLiterature, Comparativeen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPhilosophyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledintellectualsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledLa pensee de droite aujourd'huien_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpost-waren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledright-wingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsocialismen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledtheateren_US


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