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  1. J. M. G. Le Clézio’s novels analysed here are Le Procès-verbal (Paris: Gallimard 1963, reprinted 1984) (henceforth, PV); Désert (Paris: Gallimard, 1980) (henceforth, Dé); Le Chercheur d’or (Paris: Gallimard, 1985) (henceforth, CO).Google Scholar
  2. Axis mundi,the tree represents the cycle of births and deaths and the whole cosmic life. It only fulfills its function if it awakens man to consciousness of the whole. On the symbol of the tree, we can read Mircéa Eliade: Le Sacré et le profane (Paris: 1965), pp. 11, 52, 127, 180, and Mythes, rêves et mystères (Paris: Gallimard, 1980), pp. 15, 87. For example, there is the ash-tree Yggdrasil in Nordic initiation rites.Google Scholar
  3. Water and fish were kept in a tree trunk where fishing was possible in any season. The son of Tawkxwaxn, a zealous fisherman, broke the trunk by an excessive gesture, which was the origin of a flood which flowed over the whole world except for one tree, at the top of which he found shelter. The tree gave way, the son died, and the father managed to reduce the flood and to gather the waters in the river bed which flows nowadays near Buenos Aires.Google Scholar
  4. According to the distinction in Genesis, one tree gives birth to fault and guilty feelings (the tree of knowledge of good and evil): the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil,/ of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:/ but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die (King James version).Google Scholar
  5. Northrop Frye recalls in his The Great Code, the Bible and Literature (New York: 1982) the edenic episode where the serpent represents sexuality.Google Scholar
  6. L’arbre sec”: this tree recalls the tree (or gourd plant) in Jonah, the root of which was eaten by a worm which caused its immediate drying. Then Jonah who had found shelter under its canopy became vulnerable to the violence of the sun. Once more there is expressed a divine sentence: God had provided the man with a tree which he proved unable to sustain. A sentence from a god is once more expressed, the divinity having provided man with a tree he just took advantage of but not care of.Google Scholar
  7. In “Mondo”, a short story by Le Clézio, the snake Nach, hypnotic, of deceitful words, will be killed whereas the white royal ibis will be spared by the shepherds. Mondo (Paris: Gallimard, 1978).Google Scholar
  8. To avoid any reader’s confusion, we must say that the three women have the same matriarcal name which excludes fatherhood: the woman as well as the heroine’s daughter are called Lalla Hawa. The mother died a little after Lalla’s birth.Google Scholar
  9. The Adonis myth of being born to a tree is behind the birth of Lalla’s daughter.Google Scholar
  10. G. Bachelard, L’Eau et les rêves, p. 99 (Paris: 1987 ).Google Scholar
  11. The pregnant man partakes of Amerindian myths, not Biblical ones. Thus Tawkxwaxn, to whom we alluded on page 1, having no wife, stuck his penis in his arm and made himself pregnant with a son, the one who later pierced the trunk of water.Google Scholar
  12. Bachelard (in La Terre ou les rêveries de la volonté [Paris: 1948], p. 65) studies the strong, knotted tree, merrily laden with years and sending high his aerial canopy in Verhaeren’s and V. Woolf’s poems. He analyses it as a symbol of energy and savage instinct; this tree provides the dreamer with the guarantee of his being. If we follow his conclusion (the knotted tree is an image of awakening), we will discover in Alexis a willing and energetic temper.Google Scholar
  13. Eliade, Le Sacré et le profane, op. cit.,p. 123.Google Scholar
  14. Eliade, Mythes, rêves et mystères, op. cit.,p. 222. Eliade quotes the example of delivery on the ground, the custom in the Abruzzes (Italy).Google Scholar

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Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. Series numbering from jacket. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate 2011-10-21 20:20:14 Boxid IA173101 Boxid2. Le Clezio, Jean Marie Gustave Mondo Et Autres Histoires by lisesegas. Publication date 2017-03-26 Topics Mondo Collection opensource Language French. ROMAN DE LE CLEZIO. Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio-novelist, essayist, and short story writer-has published more than forty works of fiction and non-fiction. In 2008, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature and described by the Swedish Academy as an 'author of new departures, poetic adventure, and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the.