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Rodgers J.
2019
December
Quebec Studies
The emergent posthuman landscape in Ying Chen’s La rive est loin
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© 2019 Liverpool University Press. All rights reserved. The last novel of what has been termed Ying Chen’s “série fantôme,” Lariveestloin (2013), draws us further into a posthuman existence that has been consistently gestured towards since the publication of Immobile (1998) and concludes with a reconfiguration of space, place, and subjectivity that is inextricably intertwined with nature. This article proposes a metaphorical reading of the husband’s brain tumor and the disintegration of the house inhabited by Chen’s recurring couple as the gradual deconstruction of a monolithic human order in favor of a deeper eco-philosophical way of being in the world that is squarely aligned with Rosi Braidotti’s theory of the posthuman.
0737-3759
10.3828/qs.2019.19
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