Abstracts of articles published in the La Revue Nouvelle review (Bruxelles)



Haddock’s dream in Tintin in Tibet


What  is the nature of dream in literary work? The analysis of three borders from Tintin in Tibet is not a particular case. The analysis shows that Captain Haddock's dream, invented by Hergé, is equivalent to a real dream insofar as its elucidation is possible thanks to the same interpretative method as that of a real dream.

(8 pages) in La revue nouvelle October 2002 nr10



An ethical-ethylic reading of Tintin in Tibet


The analysis of the drunkenness  problem is tackled at the very start of the Tintin in Tibet album in one of Professor Calculus' typical misunderstandings. This analysis shows the multiple dimensions introduced by Hergé in his work:  friendship,  interior fight between Good and Evil and opening on cultural differences, so many topics which show that his fiction is universal. But it’s to deal with his personal story that Hergé is compelled to write Tintin in Tibet. This comic trip is at once  part of the individual story of an author who wants to save his creative inspiration and a collective story of a world characterized by the meeting of different cultures. This coming together of  individuality and universality is highly successful  for Tintin in Tibet is an ingenious mixture between three levels of reality:  fiction,  Tibetan culture and  Hergé's personal story.

(12 pages) in La revue nouvelle December 2002 nr12



A Reading of Pietr-the-Letton. Or how to escape from the inclination of killing one's brother ?


Through  its profusion, density and mirror-effect, the work of George Simenon is a true labyrinth where it is easy to get lost. The birth of this important work remains an enigma, which this article tries to get at. A way of doing this is the analysis of the first  detective story in which  Maigret appears: the story is called Pietr-the-Letton. It seems that this story allows to define the creative dynamics which led  Soupault to describe Simenon as  "the Citroen of  literature" by Soupault. At foreframe of  dynamics, the story appears as fraternal rivalry…

(18 pages) in La revue nouvelle  March 2003 nr 3



Tintin in Tibet, a love story?


In connection with a change of title: a plural reading. Whereas Tintin in Tibet - originally entitled The Cow ‘s Muzzle - passes for one of the most sober albums as far as  characters are concerned, it seems to us to be the album where the weight of the emotional life is most largely displayed by the author. A feminine presence comes into sight contrary to a largely widespread prejudice. This feminine presence is detectable in spite of the enormous, colossal censure which imposes  the style adopted in former. Tintin albums and the law of the genre itself, , that of the comics trip for children. In short, if  readers want to understand many final references in  the album, they  are, in our opinion, obliged to recognize that Tintin in Tibet hints at the slighest suspicion of a love story…but this latter discovery is not necessary to appreciate the


Abstracts of articles published in the site www.onehope.be

Bruges-La-Morte or how do you escape the mirror ?


Summary - .The novel ‘Bruges-La-Morte (1892), G. Rodenbach’s masterpiece, describes, way ahead of Freud and Lacan, a dive into lunacy, the one of a psychosis as « swallowing up by the mirror », in the words of G. Pankov. Our essay tries to locate the correlations between the author’s life and his novel in order to show what Rodenback would have done to escape a madness he describes so weel that he fascinates psychoanalysts and the ordinary man. - originally entitled

Key-words : psychosis, literature, autobiography, bereavement, stage of the mirror, appointment  


Why an How to read Tintin (in the Congo) ? : Hergé, critical of King Leopold II ?

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Translated by Eric Bonten and Alain Dethise