Sartre's body parts: 'Intimité' as existential angst
Author: Schehr, Lawrence
Source: Journal of Romance Studies, Volume 6, Numbers 1-2, Spring & Summer 2006 , pp. 185-196(12)
Publisher: Berghahn Journals
Abstract:In Jean-Paul Sartre's story 'Intimité', ultimately included in the volume Le Mur, the protagonist, Lulu, embodies sensuality as she is drawn largely into an autoerotic world of her own creation. Bodies and body parts are given prominence in this story, in very physical and direct ways, but the representation of the body is often modified through consciousness and subjectivity and this distortion, figured through discours indirect libre, becomes the focus of the story.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2006
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