Dépassement des frontières et ouverture dans Pas Pire

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Pas pire is shaped by the openness and transcending of boundaries that are
characteristic of self-fiction. This article examines the territory of dreams in which
human beings explore their fears, desires and abilities. In the novel, this knowledge
of the “I” goes beyond the intimate and personal to the social and collective, just as
the novel intertwines personal history and Acadian history. An attitude of suspicion
with regard to the outside world, which for a long time undermined the Acadian
“reconquest of the self”, yields to an openness symbolised by travel. This openness
embodies a transgression of the boundaries between “here” and “there”, self and
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)57 - 68
Number of pages12
JournalVoix et Images
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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