Un autre genre d’antimémoires: Mémoire et oubli chez Romain Gary

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One of the main characteristics of Romain Gary is the constant attempt to transgress the boundaries between life and fiction. His autobiographic texts are as a rule highly fictitious. On the other hand, in real life, he tried to live out a fiction written for him by his mother and, later on, by himself. The ambivalence of the relation between fiction and truth characterizes all of his books, but it is particularly interesting in his attempts at the autobiographical genre where it reveals a quite original understanding of human identity, and the dialectics of memory and forgetting
Translated title of the contributionEn anden slags anti-erindringer : Erindring og glemsel hos Romain Gary
Original languageFrench
JournalRevue Romane
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)234-247
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Humanities - autobiography, autofiction, forgetting, identity, La promesse de l’aube (The Promise of Dawn), memory, Post-war, French novel, Romain Gary

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