Delphine de Vigan's pathographies : writing as a response to trauma and illness

Verdier, Caroline (2018) Delphine de Vigan's pathographies : writing as a response to trauma and illness. Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies, 2 (5). pp. 87-109. ISSN 2162-3627

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    Abstract

    This article looks at two texts from award-winning French writer Delphine de Vigan, namely Rien ne s'oppose à la nuit (2011) and Jours sans faim (2001). This piece offers an original analysis that goes beyond the family novel and autofiction readings that have previously been made of the narratives by showing show how family, transgression, trauma, illness and writing are intrinsically linked in Vigan's writing and how both text should instead be read as pathographies.