Pascal Bruckner interrogates the evolution of passionate relationships, married life, desire and different aspects of happiness in the Western world. He questions the happiness of conjugal relations in his novel Lunes de Fiel, where he critiques conjugality in the 1980s. Bruckner examines the conception of happiness in married life by exposing the opposite of its principle: by exhibiting the bankruptcy of the couple, he constantly questions the relations of domination, humiliation and destruction in monogamy. Is there a possibility to achieve happiness within married life? This article will insist on these questions by analyzing the manner in which Bruckner handles his literary text in 1981, already elaborating in a fictional way the philosophical ideas which he will put forward in his essays twenty years later.
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- Pascal Bruckner
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- Literature and Literary Theory
- Linguistics and Language
- Language and Linguistics