Espaces de bonheur dans le voyage mirbellien

Authors

  • Lola Bermúdez Medina Universidad de Cádiz

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1556/Verb.8.2006.2.3

Keywords:

Octave Mirbeau, travel, joy, journal, travelogue

Abstract

Certain passages in OctaveMirbeau's novels tend to subdue the imprecatory character of his fiction. This paper addresses what is referred to as espaces de bonheur 'spaces of joy' in La 628-E8 (1907), a personal account of Mirbeau's travels through Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, which displays a number of characteristically modern features - a hybrid journal, travelogue and "self-fiction" - and in which three spaces are explored that please and relieve the author's sensitivity and writing: the automobile itself, the harbour, and art, embodiments of genius, grace, and human effort.

Published

2006-12-01

How to Cite

Bermúdez Medina, L. (2006). Espaces de bonheur dans le voyage mirbellien. Verbum – Analecta Neolatina, 8(2), 301-314. https://doi.org/10.1556/Verb.8.2006.2.3

Issue

Section

Critica