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Vodou, mystique et Égypte antique dans Les Arbres musiciens

Jacques Stéphen Alexis et la question de l’un

Schallum Pierre    Université Saint-Paul, Canada    



This article examines the dual themes of vodou and mysticism in the novel Les arbres musiciens (1957) by Jacques Stéphen Alexis (1922-1961). If Compère Général Soleil (1955), his first novel, barely touches the question, it is his second novel, Les arbres musiciens, that develops this aspect. This one testifies to an excellent knowledge of Haitian vodou and its origins. The article thus shows the relationship that Jacques Stéphen Alexis has in his poetics with ancient Egypt, in particular, and Africa in general.

Keywords: Vodou. Mystic,Ancient Egypt. The Musician Trees. Jacques Stéphen Alexis.

Language: fr

Submitted: June 25, 2019
Accepted: Sept. 14, 2019
Published: Dec. 19, 2019

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/Tol/2499-5975/2019/01/026

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