Linguistique de l’événement mescalinien chez Henri Michaux
Misérable Miracle by Henri Michaux, is not only a poetic account of mescalinian experiments : in our opinion, the book also gives rise to a semiotic thinking on the notion of event. The paper is devoted to a detailed investigation of the manner in which 1) words — thanks to their iconic property — are events, 2) sentences are formed by the structure of events, and 3) texts — thanks to the rhetoric of energeia and enargeia — are designed as events by the reading horizon.
Keywords: hallucination, iconicity, event, energeia, enargeia
Published online: 26 June 2012