Article published in:Camus et Faulkner: Écriture et modernité
Edited by Steen Bille Jørgensen and Hans Peter Lund
[Revue Romane 52:1] 2017
► pp. 43–60
Requiem pour une nonne de Camus
Adaptation, variation ou hommage à Faulkner ?
Unlike other adaptations that he has himself chosen, Requiem for a Nun, which was adapted and staged in 1957, is the fruit of a proposal to which Camus responded positively. That’s why I want to examine Camus’ personal motivation for writing this play. I will analyze it in the light of one of Milan Kundera’s texts: Jacques et son maître, Hommage à Denis Diderot en trois actes – which is an adaptation of Jacques et son maître by Denis Diderot – and I will try to see if it is an adaptation, a variation (term borrowed from the music and from Kundera) or a tribute from Camus to Faulkner.
Keywords: Camus, Faulkner, tragedy, stage adaptation, rewriting, suffering
Published online: 01 May 2017
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