« Personne ne fait une révolution à soi tout seul »

Ewa Wierzbowska

Abstract

In her two novels, La Force du désir and Folle de son corps, Krysinska tackled stereotypes concerning the portrayal of sexuality. The writer rejects the image of the woman that places her in the frame of feminine romanticism, of the "eternal femininity". She creates women, hetero‐ sexual and bisexual, all conscious of their sexuality; men whose inclinations are strictly homosexual, children discovering their bodies and their emerging desires. And since her observation concerns both women and men, I dare to say that Krysinska goes far beyond what was accepted by the nineteenth century doxa and what was presented by the other authors. It is tempting to say that Krysinska announced the end of the phallocratic society, since clitoris is equal to phallus, both of which are never literally mentioned. The conclusions derived from the analysis of Krysinska's two novels betray the more revolutionary than evolutionary character, the latter resulting from the omnipresence of sex equal to its omniabsence.
Author Ewa Wierzbowska (FL / IRP)
Ewa Wierzbowska,,
- Institute of Romance Philology
Other language title versions"No one can bring about a revolution by himself alone"
Journal seriesCahiers ERTA, ISSN 2300-4681, e-ISSN 2353-8953, (B 6 pkt)
Issue year2018
No15
Pages191-208
Publication size in sheets0.85
Keywords in EnglishKrysinska, sexualité, éternel féminin, société phallocratique
DOIDOI:10.4467/23538953CE.18.021.9136
URL http://czasopisma.bg.ug.edu.pl/index.php/CE/article/view/1625
Languagefr francuski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Na tych samych warunkach (CC-BY-NC-SA); with publication
Score (nominal)6
ScoreMinisterial score = 6.0, 05-11-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 6.0, 05-11-2018, ArticleFromJournal
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