'Patrouillotisme' and 'Thierrorisme' in Rimbaud's 'Democratie'

Authors
Citation
E. Hervy, 'Patrouillotisme' and 'Thierrorisme' in Rimbaud's 'Democratie', MOD LANG R, 94, 1999, pp. 955-960
Citations number
19
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Language & Linguistics
Journal title
MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW
ISSN journal
0026-7937 → ACNP
Volume
94
Year of publication
1999
Part
4
Pages
955 - 960
Database
ISI
SICI code
0026-7937(199910)94:<955:'A'IR'>2.0.ZU;2-5
Abstract
Analysis of the text 'Democratie' from Rimbaud's collection of poems Illumi nations. From prior assumptions that the poem 'Democratie' had to be read w ithin a particular socio-political context, this analysis casts new light o n its parodic intention. The main target of the parody is the discourse hel d by Thiers and the 'Thierroristes' at the beginning of the Third Republic. This analysis of some of the possible intertextual sources of 'Democratie' is based on historical documents and includes two illustrations that can b e directly linked with the poem.