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Le Clézio. Proces verbal al unei ratări exemplare

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Le Clézio. The proces-verbal of an exemplary failure

The study aims at a brief and synthetic overall image of J.M.G. Le Clézio’s work, from its beginning (with the novel Proces-verbal, awarded in 1963 the Renaudot prize) to the present (represented by such novela as The Gold Fish). Le Clézio appears thus as a formal upholder of the experimental poetics of the French „nouveau roman” and of OULIPO’s, but his characters are not dis-humanized and reified as required by the respective dogmas. Thus, Le Clézio proves to be, in his first novels, a humanist dissimulating his traditional values under formal experimental (anti-humanist) pretences. In his last novels, the humanist artist is replaced by a sheer apologist of political correctness, all the formal experiments being left aside and ignored – the artist being superceded by the ideologist. Le Clézio’s evolution may be understood as the proces-verbal of an exemplary failure, proving once more that the ideologist, if given the initiative, always removes the artist.

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