Archives par mot-clé : Institution of the Author

Pascal le Maléfan : georges-arthur goldschmidt, an adolescent oriented by the “ friendship of books ”

The object of this article is to illustrate one hypothesis about the role of reading as a vector of subjectivation in adolescence. While the written word seems neglected, it is essential to maintain that an encounter with a text and its author has psychical effects, as long as the conditions for instituting an Author are present, that is an external position of exception which makes for precession. This operation would be similar in some ways to the imaginary and symbolic dimensions of the mirror stage. The autobiography of the writer-translator Georges-Arthur Goldschmidt, in which he explains his relationship with reading during adolescence seems to us an illustration of these dimensions.