Vol. 13 No. 1 (2020): Crafts

Riscrittura e maschere dell’io: Le Mauvais genre di Laurent De Graeve

Laura Brignoli
Università IULM Milano
Published June 19, 2020
  • Laclos,
  • Les Liaisons dangereuses,
  • Laurent de Graeve,
  • Le Mauvais genre,
  • Yourcenar,
  • Feux,
  • rewriting, fiction and truth
  • ...More
How to Cite
Brignoli, L. (2020). Riscrittura e maschere dell’io: Le Mauvais genre di Laurent De Graeve. Aisthesis. Pratiche, Linguaggi E Saperi dell’estetico, 13(1), 115-125. https://doi.org/10.13128/Aisthesis-11596


This article aims to investigate the reasons that push an author to rewrite a great classic, if the motivation of marketing is not pertinent. In the rewriting practice there are works that arise from deeper expressive needs and it would be completely wrong to explain them through purely opportunistic reasons; in fact, it is possible that the author uses the mask of the well-known character to express, by rethinking it, some complex, unexpressed, uncomfortable or difficult aspects of himself or society. We will try to show the plausibility of this hypothesis through the analysis of one of the most successful rewritings of the Liaisons Dangereuses by Laclos, Le Mauvais genre by Laurent de Graeve, trying at the same time to highlight one of the implications related to the connection between fiction and truth.


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