À propos de la maladie dans l’œuvre de Shi Pingmei (1902-1928)

Abstract : If, at the beginning of twentieth century, illness belongs to everyday life for Chinese writers, often affected by tuberculosis, its influence on writing is seldom studied, and this, although the individual is becoming the major source of writing and illness is often present in literary texts. Shi Pingmei’s 石评梅 (1902-1928) case is particularly relevant from this angle and this, as much from a biographical point of view as from a literary one: her first short-story is entitled Bing 病 [Illness, 1923], her lover deceases two years later of illness and she dies three years after him from encephalitis. Besides what she has written herself about illness, there are many accounts about her relation to illness, like the novel written by her close friend Lu Yin 庐隐 (1898-1934), who has written a romanced biography of Shi in Xiangya jiezhi 象牙戒指 [Ivory rings, 1934]. Shi Pingmei was fighting to give audience to a voice she knew as a “feminine” one and it’s in its relation to illness that her discourse – clearly gendered – is explored here.
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Jacqueline Estran. À propos de la maladie dans l’œuvre de Shi Pingmei (1902-1928). Transtext(e)s Transcultures : Journal of Global Cultural Studies, Institut d'Etudes Transtextuelles et Transculturelles, 2016, Le genre de la maladie : pratiques, discours, textes et représentations, ⟨10.4000/transtexts.660⟩. ⟨hal-02163011⟩



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