Le discours du pouvoir dans le <<cycle du Barrage>> de Marguerite Duras
Franz, Elizabeth Kimber
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The four works of Marguerite Duras's cycle du Barrage (Un Barrage contre le Pacifique, L'Eden Cinema, L'Amant et L'Amant de la Chine du Nord) form a complex intertextual dialog in which the central story of a young girl and her older lover is told and retold. Among the repeated images and themes that unite the four works are those of nature, women and indigenous peoples. This paper analyses Duras's skillful use of the language and imagery of traditional binary thought to undermine the discourse of power that permits the exploitation of nature, the domination of women, and the oppression of indigenous people.