Series Chiasma, 45
Leiden: Brill, 2020

Réalités pseudonymes explores the question of reality through the lens of the proper name and its referential mechanisms in French literature and arts at the turn of the twenty-first century. Julie Gaillard analyzes the works of thinkers, authors, and artists who all question the referential transparency of the proper name to question the fabric of reality and show how it can be transformed, suspended or even faked: Jean-François Lyotard, Samuel Beckett, Édouard Levé, as well as the artists Renaud Cojo and Invader. Situated at the crossroads of several disciplines, the book questions the fabric of reality at a time when societies are shifting from analogue to digital modalities of its mediation.

201 pp., ISBN 978-90-04-41087-9

[Brill | Rodopi]

Table of Contents



Réalités troublées – Samuel Beckett
Réalités suspendues – Édouard Levé
Réalités virtuelles

Coda – Réalités silencieuses

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