Article published in:Camus et Faulkner: Écriture et modernité
Edited by Steen Bille Jørgensen and Hans Peter Lund
[Revue Romane 52:1] 2017
► pp. 70–79
Tragédie et psychologie
Camus devant le roman de Faulkner Requiem for a Nun
His dislike for psychological analysis accompanied Albert Camus throughout his life and had a profound impact on his idea of theatre. Especially in his early years, he sees psychology as the antagonist of the kind of theater that he envisages, the “modern tragedy”. In the last decade of his life, Camus worked on the novel “Requiem for a Nun” by William Faulkner, whom he greatly respected, in order to stage it. The confrontation with this work and its highly psychologically driven plot makes Camus virtually give up on his anti-psychological attitude.
Keywords: Theater, ancient tragedy, psychology, William Faulkner, Albert Camus, Requiem for a Nun / Requiem pour une nonne
Published online: 01 May 2017
Bibliographie[ p. 79 ]
Gay Crosier, R.
Lund, H. P.