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Point de Rencontres : Une Étude de Passages "Infrahumains" dans Le Rond-Point d'Évelyne Trouillot
Contemporary French & Francophone Studies 2016 Conference, [St. Louis, MO] (2016)
  • Jason Herbeck, Boise State University
Abstract
Herbeck examines the significance of human encounters in Haitian writer Trouillot’s latest novel. Taking place in Haiti’s sprawling capital, Port-au-Prince, the novel recounts the lives of three lonely protagonists from different socio-economic backgrounds whose lives literally and figuratively “collide” at the eponymous rotary in the final chapter of the novel. Reading the rotary as a metaphor for society’s fast-paced solution to avoiding challenging face-to-face encounters with others, Herbeck demonstrates how such calculated and even justified tactics can, due precisely to the missed opportunities for better understanding one another, lead to unexpectedly violent confrontations.
Publication Date
March 19, 2016
Citation Information
Jason Herbeck. "Point de Rencontres : Une Étude de Passages "Infrahumains" dans Le Rond-Point d'Évelyne Trouillot" Contemporary French & Francophone Studies 2016 Conference, [St. Louis, MO] (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jason_herbeck/34/