Illness as a metaphor. Around the somatisation of politics in „2084. La fin du monde” (2015) of Boualem Sansal

Jolanta Rachwalska von Rejchwald

Abstract


The aim of this paper is to present the interrelationship between politics and the representation of the patient’s body (pathography) in the novel of the Algerian contemporary activist and writer Boualem Sansal. In his novel, 2084. La fin du monde, whose title refers directly to Orwell’s work, Sansal creates a vision of a world dominated by religious totalitarianism. The purpose of this paper is to show how the affected body of the main character (and its recovery) becomes both a metaphor of opposition to the totalitarian system and a central structural, semantic and rhythmic figure of the text.


Keywords


Sansal, pathography, dystopy, patient body, totalitarianism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/lsmll.2019.43.1.119-128
Data publikacji: 2019-04-30 09:43:22
Data złożenia artykułu: 2018-11-16 03:42:41

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