A ‘Better Life’? The universal deception of immigrants in the narratives of Driss Chraïbi and J. M. G. Le Clézio | Intellect Skip to content
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Volume 16, Issue 1-2
  • ISSN: 1368-2679
  • E-ISSN: 1758-9142

Abstract

Abstract

At first glance, Driss Chraïbi and J. M. G. Le Clézio are two divergent writers that might seem to have little in common. However, this study attempts to contribute to the wealth of criticism that exists related to both authors by examining a relatively neglected thread that links their distinct narratives together. Specifically, this investigation probes the undeniable similarities concerning how both authors depict the plight of the immigrant in contemporary western society. Research that endeavours to make intertextual connections between the works of Chraïbi and Le Clézio is rather scant. Moreover, the dearth of criticism that simultaneously examines both authors in a given context is limited to superficial comparisons. For this reason, this exploration seeks to begin to fill this significant research gap and to encourage other researchers to transcend the inherent limitations of this specific study.

De prime abord, Driss Chraïbi et J.M.G. Le Clézio sont deux écrivains aux vues divergentes et ils semblent avoir peu de choses en commun. Les études portant sur les rapports intertextuels de leurs oeuvres sont plutôt rares. Cette étude souhaite contribuer à l’examen critique de l’oeuvre des deux auteurs en mettant en relief la convergence de leurs projets littéraires. Plus précisément, la présente enquête met l’accent sur les similitudes entre leurs deux façons de représenter le sort de l’immigré dans la société occidentale contemporaine. En examinant leurs deux façons d’encourager un dialogue, cet essai invite d’autres chercheurs à transcender les limites de la présente enquête.

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