The song of Zidane

New Formations - ISSN 0950-2378
Volume 2007 Number 62

The song of Zidane
Thangam Ravindranathan pages -


This article discusses Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s “Le Mélancolie de Zidane”, an essay on Zidane’s headbutting of Marco Materazzi, noting that Toussaint’s works (both essayistic and novelistic) rely on disruption of narrative time and the creation of a hallucinatory atmosphere of potential violence. Ravindranathan suggests Jean Starobinski’s “La Mélancolie au Miroir”, as a means to understand Toussaint, tracing the relationship between melancholy and the mirror in Baudelaire.

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Thangam Ravindranathan (2007) The song of Zidane, New Formations, 2007(62), -

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