Verniana — Jules Verne Studies / Etudes Jules Verne — Volume 10 (2017–2018) — 135–146

Jules Verne, « marginal sécant » de la littérature française

Lionel Dupuy


We analyze Jules Verne’s work through different concepts and theories, explaining why the author of The Extraordinary Voyages was never recognized in his time by his peers. The "marginal secant" concept (Crozier & Friedberg), the "literary fields" theory (Bourdieu), and the "complexity" theory (Morin) thus enlighten — each differently — the historical, sociological, and literary placement of this major author of French literature.

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