This article proposes to explore the many faces of madness through a reading of Linda Lê’s Calomnies, in which two narrative voices are presented. The following shall demonstrate how this novel reproduces a “romantic” perception of madness as encountered in Michel Foucault’s work. Although this narrative text introduces a mad narrator speaking in the “I” persona, it nonetheless points out the difficulties of letting madness speak for itself. These difficulties are also examined in this study.
"Folie et écriture dans Calomnies de Linda Lê,"
Présence Francophone: Revue internationale de langue et de littérature: Vol. 63
, Article 14.
Available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/pf/vol63/iss1/14