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I propose to look at the short gastronomic novel by Muriel Barbery, published in 2000, and the art of speech. Under his apparent logocentric language, male or misogynist, Une Gourmandise unveiled a feminine handwriting that can be understood in the light of the work of Helene Cixous. This article explores the subject of food and its relationship to the writing, following the trail of one of the most eminent Parisian food critics, on the eve of his death.

Je propose de regarder le court roman gastronomique de Muriel Barbery, paru en 2000, et l'art du discours. Sous son apparent langage logocentrique, masculin, voire misogyne, Une gourmandise devoile une ecriture feminine que l'on peut mieux comprendre a la lumiere de l'oeuvre d'Helene Cixous. Cet article explore le sujet de la nourriture et de son rapport a l'ecriture, en suivant l'itineraire d'un des plus eminents critiques gastronomiques parisiens, a la veille de sa mort.


This article was originally published in The French Review, volume 87, issue 1, in 2013. In French.


American Association of Teachers of French



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