Chiasmi International

Volume 21, 2019

Merleau-Ponty, Literature, and Literary Language

Giuseppe Crivella
Pages 187-205

Le sensible est introuvable... Merleau-Ponty e il linguaggio
da La prose du monde alle Cinq notes sur Claude Simon

The purpose of this paper is to study the role of language in the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty. In particular, our analysis will concentrate mainly on The Prose of the World and, following that, on the notes about the novels of Claude Simon. Thus, we will attempt to discern the specific nature of such language, analyzing its sources, exploring its limits, and examining in detail its potentialities.