Vol. 29 No. 1 (2021):
Articles

Le silence dans ‘La Haute Route’ de Maurice Chappaz, de la contestation à l’espérance

Jean-Baptiste Bernard
Université de Zagreb

Published 06/30/2021

Keywords

  • Chappaz,
  • silence,
  • poetics,
  • activism,
  • metaphysics

How to Cite

Bernard, J.-B. (2021). Le silence dans ‘La Haute Route’ de Maurice Chappaz, de la contestation à l’espérance. L’Analisi Linguistica E Letteraria, 29(1), 107–120. Retrieved from https://www.analisilinguisticaeletteraria.eu/index.php/ojs/article/view/167

Abstract

After a presentation of the growing importance of mountain in the work of Maurice Chappaz, this paper aims to analyze the various meanings of silence in La Haute Route (1974). The acoustic silence is indeed also poetic, connected to formal reinvention and metaphysical interrogation. It is freeing too regarding ecological and political activism. Between experience and metaphor, the silence of the mountain is so at the core of the crisis and renewal of Chappaz’s works in the 1970’s.