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‘Et que faut-il penser / De ces pommes jaunes?’: An Ecocritical Reading of Yves Bonnefoy’s Punctual Colour Work

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This article investigates how Yves Bonnefoy uses the white canvas of snow to experiment with punctual dashes of colour in the collection Début et fin de la neige (1991). Reading these poems alongside two of the poet’s essays on painting, I consider how Bonnefoy’s critical and poetic writings question the power that colour has to excite but also to resist the linguistic imagination. Colour asserts its dynamic and processual nature in these essays and poems, making the poet sense the kinetic na...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/fs/knx130

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Modern Language Faculty
Subgroup:
University Administration and Services
Department:
Queens College
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
French Studies Journal website
Volume:
71
Issue:
3
Pages:
348-361
Publication date:
2017-07-01
Acceptance date:
2016-08-12
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EISSN:
1468-2931
ISSN:
0016-1128
Pubs id:
pubs:638776
URN:
uri:0a3c5791-8d26-4cc7-9b25-f8a5c56d892e
UUID:
0a3c5791-8d26-4cc7-9b25-f8a5c56d892e
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pubs:638776

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