NARRATING PERSONAL DISILLUSIONMENTS IN THE ERA OF DISILLUSIONMENT: TANGUY VIEL AND CONTEMPORARY FORMS OF FRIENDSHIP STORY
Friendship is one of the key motifs in Viel’s work. Its importance is highlighted especially in his early novels. In his exploration of this eternal problem of a relationship with another person, Viel departs from typically realistic novelistic conventions and combines subversive rewriting of genres, typical of contemporary fiction, with unreliable narration, manifested in a peculiar multivocality. The aim of this article is to analyse this textual duality and the manner in which it contributes to the creation of a touching story about human friendships.