Vol. 29 No. 1 (2021):

Les paradoxes du silence alpin chez Ramond de Carbonnières

Alain Guyot
Université de Lorraine, Nancy E.A. 7305 « Littératures Imaginaire Sociétés »

Published 06/30/2021


  • Ramond de Carbonnières,
  • silence,
  • paradox

How to Cite

Guyot, A. (2021). Les paradoxes du silence alpin chez Ramond de Carbonnières. L’Analisi Linguistica E Letteraria, 29(1), 73–80. Retrieved from https://www.analisilinguisticaeletteraria.eu/index.php/ojs/article/view/164


Ramond de Carbonnières is one of the first writers of Enlightenment to reflect on a high mountain experience. To characterize this environment, still not well known in his time, he explains how silent it is, a paradoxical silence, in a place where « everything draws attention to the idea of motion and sound ». But Ramond precisely draws from this paradox his complex view about mountain, a view which marks his philosophy of nature and will be a landmark in the history of Alpine perception.