L’ironie tragique dans les poèmes fondaniens


Abstract: Starting from the suggestions of two other Fondanian researchers, Monique Jutrin and Anne Van Sevenant, the author identifies the forms of irony in Benjamin Fondane’s poems: his distancing from the self, his taste for the heteroclite and the burlesque, for puns and oxymorons, as well as for parody. Her conclusion is that the presence of the irony in Fondane’s lyrics does not diminish their force of assertion, nor their lyricism.