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The Paternal Mystery of Alexandre Dumas

by Dubrovic, Simone

Abstract (Summary)
This thesis reports on an analysis of the figure of the father in Alexandre Dumas's Mes Mémoires and the Musketeers cycle. This study presents a psychoanalytical approach to the problem of remembering a father and creating a new one in the fictional work of writing. The goal of this work is to better understand if literature could be considered a way of making up for the frustrations of reality, or of creating something more real than real that, in a fictional dimension, eventually completes and reintegrates some of the inevitable losses of reality, by working them through.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:alexandre dumas père paternity general napoleon family romance musketeers

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Date of Publication:01/01/2008

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