Mise en abyme chez Albert Camus; Narcissisme et Intersexualité dans l'Etranger, La Peste, et La Chute (thesis)
Though one of the most prolifically analysed writers of the 20th century, Albert Camus' fiction is not only remarkably limited in length, but also has also rarely been criticized from a metafictional perspective. Between a bizarre combination of political and critical disagreements, the mise-en-abyme in Camus' three major fiction pieces, The Stranger, The Plague, and The Fall, has been relatively undcoumented, save by a few critics. The aim of this study is to re-examine these three works with the express purpose of enumerating and analysing examples of the mise-en-abyme, as well as searching for examples intertextuality and narcissism in these texts that may elucidate a metafictional and reflexive reading of Camus as a philosophically and politically active writer.
Thesis; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]Marshall B. Woodward is a member of the Class of 2016 of Washington and Lee University.