Marcel Arland

Marcel Arland (5 July 1899, Varennes-sur-Amance, Haute-Marne – 12 January 1986, Haute-Marne) was a French novelist, literary critic, and journalist.

Marcel Arland, before 1929

BiographyEdit

With René Crevel and Roger Vitrac he founded the dadaist newspaper Aventure. He was awarded the Prix Goncourt for L'Ordre in 1929, and was elected to the French academy in 1968. He directed the Nouvelle Revue Française from 1968–1977.

ReferencesEdit

Arland is referenced by Deleuze & Guattari in Chapter 8 of A Thousand Plateaus. They cite Arland's 1944 work 'Le Promeneur' where he describes the novella as "nothing but pure lines right down to the nuances, and nothing but the pure and conscious power of the word". Arland's view of the novella form accords with Deleuze and Guattari's: that it consists of abstract lines (connections) that constitute subjects and entities by relating them to one another.[1]

WorksEdit

  • Terres étrangères (1923)
  • Étienne (1925)
  • Monique (1926)
  • Les Âmes en peine (1927)
  • L'Ordre (1929) (Prix Goncourt)
  • Antarès (1932)
  • Les Vivants (1934)
  • La Vigie (1935)
  • Les Plus Beaux de nos jours (1937)
  • Terre natale (1938)
  • La Grâce (1941)
  • Zélie dans le désert (1944)
  • Il faut de tout pour faire un monde (1947)
  • Sidobre (1949)
  • Essais et nouveaux essais critiques (1952)
  • Je vous écris... (1960)
  • L'Eau et le feu (1960)
  • Je vous écris... La nuit et les sources (1963)
  • Le Grand Pardon (1965)
  • Attendez l'aube (1970)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, trans. Brian Massumi, A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Minnesota University Press, 1987, 195

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