In Prague, however, Gustaf, not knowing Czech, communicates in international English.
This might seem like a straightforward transition for Irena from the major to the minor. Gustaf had lifted Irena from the margins of society, womanhood and nationhood and placed her in the centre, but the power gained from this was still entirely dependent on Gustaf wanting to stay with her. The change of location to Prague brings into relief the marginality of her existence usually kept at bay by her linguistic competency in French.
His delight, however, seems to derive from the poverty of their spoken communication that must be in English: the simplicity of dialogue between parties who do not share a common language serves as an escape from the linguistic demands forever loaded upon him as an exile and perhaps particularly as an exile in France :. Language is impoverished by the impossibility of approaching some subjects purely due to lack of vocabulary, the need to speak slowly resulting in less being said, and repetition, which must involve providing synonyms that do not really signify the same thing as shown at the beginning of the novel with the definitions of nostalgia in different languages , causing displacement and loss of meaning.
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Kundera is a master at playing with language, but his linguistic play is framed by the French tradition of esprit rather than casual flippancy towards language that Gustaf sees as an escape. The hyphen binds Czech and English together creating a hybrid language that casually mingles with the banal voice of the television. Gustaf treats communication lightly, experimenting with languages in the spirit of enjoyment, having never had to depend on it for survival, unlike Irena. He is open to new people; nomadic, the European cities he chooses to inhabit are neither homes, points of departure, nor destinations.
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He engages with Prague on a superficial, material, and global level, buying souvenirs and appropriating English, the international language of tourism: a commercial mime of migration. The negotiation of identity does not just happen on the level of communicative mastery of language, but on the subjective understanding of individual words.
Recontextualisations and resignifications of words show that plurilingual babel is not the only way that the meaning of words is constantly set in motion, varied, and impurified. On the two staves, the first five semiquavers are identical. The semantic differences between deform and disfigure reveal the variations in linguistic play related to identification or non-identification with a language: to deform is to distort, to disfigure is to remove the face of something.
The dictionnaire intime , as Vitali calls it, represents instead the liberation of meaning through the reterritorialisation of words. Vitali opposes this to ordinary dictionaries:.
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A monolingual dictionary is dominated by one language mouthed through a nation state, and though it may include words from neighbouring states, these have been absorbed and appropriated in a machine binaire that does not allow for hybrid languages between two institutionalised modes of discourse. Kundera will be the only living writer to grace its pages.
Whilst paying homage to a much-loved writer, it represents the materialisation of a geographical binary from East to West and a linguistic binary from Czech to French. On the other hand, as well as identifying challenges, my work has also revealed the extraordinary opportunities and potential that second-language French writers have to enrich and develop French literature.
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By redefining French words as his own, Kundera is creating a minor language within the stagnant dominance of first-language French literature around him. By continuing to redefine them, he will continue to do so. Hereafter references in the body of the text. Faut-il rester poli? Mille plateaux Paris: Minuit, , p. Paris: Minuit, , pp.
Concordance, lists, bibliography
Barthes, Roland, Mythologies Paris: Seuil, Bloom, Harold, ed. Deleuze, Gilles, Critique et clinique , Paris: Minuit, Falk, Barbara J. Become a member. Sign in. John Stowell , d. Publisher's no. Madame Roland; drame lyrique en trois actes et cinq tableaux. Madame Roland; Choudens, Paul de, Madame Roland.
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