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dc.contributor.authorGillespie, Margaret
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-31T12:48:48Z
dc.date.available2016-03-31T12:48:48Z
dc.date.issued2016-03-31
dc.identifier.citationAmbigua: Revista de Investigaciones sobre Género y Estudios Culturales
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10433/1834
dc.description.abstractAprès l¿amour, Agnès Vannouvong¿s first novel, gained critical attention when it was published in 2013 as much for its literary qualities as for the erotic nature of its prose. An exploration of female love and doubly so because the novel treats love between women, Après l¿amour is a text haunted by the inter-textual presence of Marguerite Duras, Monique Wittig and Violette Leduc and which tells the tale of a young Parisian lesbian on the rebound at the end of a long relationship. Taking as its starting point formulations on the erotic by Marguerite Duras and Audrey Lorde, this article proposes to discuss the relationship between desire, the erotic and artistic creation at work in Vannouvong¿s text. It will consider what it means to write a Don Juan-esque lesbian narrative, set in a capital city (over) synonymous with the romantic, the sensual and even the downright saucy, and this at a time when the very codes of amorous encounters are experiencing a radical transformation, shifting from the physical desire and sexual attraction underpinning nineteenth and twentieth century conceptions of romantic love to the disembodied textual interaction of the Internet. Are the `true feelings¿ of the erotic to be opposed the simulacrum of pornography as Lorde suggests? Or are we now living in a time that is quite literally ¿after love¿, where we are condemned to look back with nostalgia on the age of authentic emotions, just as the narrator in the novel looks back with longing and regret on her past relationship with Paola? Is there not always an element of fiction, of illusion, of fabrication in every amorous relationship? Do true feelings really exist or are they rather a chimera necessary for literary creation?
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dc.publisherSeminario de Investigación de Género y Estudios Culturales
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://www.upo.es/revistas/index.php/ambigua/article/view/1339
dc.rightsCopyright (c) 2015 Ambigua: Revista de Investigaciones sobre Género y Estudios Culturales
dc.titleSexual-textual erotics in Après l¿amour by Agnes Vannouvong
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.description.versionArtículo revisado por pares
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