Eric Chevillard: below or beyond the writing

Document Type : Research Paper


University of Tabriz


EricChevillard, born in 1964, is a French writer who devotes himself entirely toliterature. His first book was published by Editions de Minuit in 1987,entitled Mourir d'enrhume. Three years later, in 1990, Chevillard demonstrated his stylistic audacity through Palafox. In this article, by examining Le Vaillant Petit Tailleur and L'Autofictif, we'll examine Eric Chevillard's writing and the use of humour in his work. But the question is what type of humour he shows? For what purpose?  Chevillard's works, according to critics, have the features of a playful novel, which we examine here on the basis of three points. In the first part, we will examine how inL'Autofictif, with fragmentary writing, he associates the content with theform. Furthermore, by examining the novel Le Vaillant Petit Tailleur, we seethe artist's ability to connect digression with language, and finally we see that the tale is destroyed in order to become a playful story.

Keywords: Chevillard, fragment, digression, playful, subversion


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