Le français, langue colonisatrice

Authors

  • Lilla Horányi Université Eötvös Loránd, Budapest

Keywords:

Africa, colonialism, Georges Simenon, Other, postcolonial studies

Abstract

In this paper, we examine how the Other is represented in two exotic novels of Georges Simenon, Le Coup de lune (1933) and Le Blanc à lunettes (1937), which take place in Africa and deal with the colonial experience of two European men. Through a postcolonial reading, we show that the representation of the Other is related to the notions of absence, silence and look. Our analysis will also reveal to what extent a rapprochement is possible between European colonizers and Native people.

Published

2013-12-01

How to Cite

Horányi, L. (2013). Le français, langue colonisatrice. Verbum – Analecta Neolatina, 14(1-2), 283-294. Retrieved from https://verbum-analectaneolatina.hu/index.php/verbum/article/view/458

Issue

Section

Le français dans le miroir des langues