Faire entrer le réel en collision avec le romanesque : l’art du montage dans Retour à Kotelnitch et Un Roman russe d’Emmanuel Carrère
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This article explores occurrences of juxtaposition and collision between lived experience and fiction in the film Retour à Kotelnitch (2003) and the book Un roman russe (2007, trans. My Life as a Russian Novel) by Emmanuel Carrère. Following on Eisenstein’s conception of montage, I posit that the construction and fictionalisation of experience act as a step towards (self-) understanding and knowledge in Carrère’s search for his, and his family’s, origins. In a diptych which may be viewed as a manifestation of postmemory, the grey zone which Carrère explores – in which fiction is a mode of living and “real” doesn’t mean “reality” but “unbelievable” – corresponds to the creative potential of autofiction.
Hugueny-Leger , E S M 2017 , ' Faire entrer le réel en collision avec le romanesque : l’art du montage dans Retour à Kotelnitch et Un Roman russe d’Emmanuel Carrère ' , Australian Journal of French Studies , vol. 54 , no. 2-3 , pp. 146-159 . https://doi.org/10.3828/AJFS.2017.11
Australian Journal of French Studies
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