Literature with Other Arts
Edited By Haun Saussy and Gerald Gillespie
The Artist’s Book/Book-object as “Frontiére habitable”. Literature, Art and Creative Continuity in Michel Butor’s Works
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Literature, Art and Creative Continuity in Michel Butor’s Works
Université de La Rochelle (France)
In “Frontière habitable,” the twelfth section of a long poem with the title “Méditation sur la Frontière” (Oeuvres complètes, vol. 9: 339), Michel Butor examines the idea of the border as a “vibrating membrane,” a place not simply of transgression, or limit, but one with loving communion and creative possibility:
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