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Le(s) corps


The Body/ies

The self is perceived at Henri Michaux, Benjamin Fondane and Ilarie Voronca in an effort of totalization or in an opposite effort, of fragmentation. We also notice a certain anxiety of the spirit, a lucidity that refuses to accept the data of the life such as they are generally accepted by everyone. It is the lucidity – which does not mean only critical consciousness or self-criticism on the artistic level ––that generates a continuous exploration of the mind and space. By comparing the universal space to his own interior space, Michaux indirectly produces a relationship of similarity between his body and the body of humanity. As for Voronca and Fondane, the body is compared to the spirit – or canceled by it – in a symbolic relationship. The body is another universe to be explored and it reveals to be more interesting because it is able to provide an infinite variation of sensations, from the deepest pain to the absolute happiness, throughout the mystification of those sensations. The sought precision of the details always gives a great impression of falseness and it represents one of the major achievement of Michaux. The body is also seen alternatively within its real and its artificial frame. The register of the reality is present mainly by the intensity of pain. The register of the artificial is present by the drug. Between these two registers one notices the presence of a third, which crosses the real and the artificial at the same time: the dream.
Keywords: the self, Henri Michaux, Benjamin Fondane, Ilarie Voronca, the body, happiness, mystification

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