Author(s)  S. Pujol
Information about the author(s)  St é phane Pujol — PhD, Professor, Universit é Paris X Nanterre, 200, avenue de la R é publique 92000 Nanterre, France. E-mail: pujol.st é This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Received  December 12, 2016
Published  March 25, 2017
Issue  2017 Vol. 2, №1
Department  World Literature
Pages  62-75
DOI  10.22455/2500-4247-2017-2-1-62-75
UDK  82.09
BBK  83.3 (4 Фр.)
Abstract Diderot approaches the notions of work and author in a wide variety of ways. His works are “works” only because they “work” in the sense that they transform from within the categories of author and reader, blurring the boundaries between text and paratext, between center and periphery. The purpose of this article is to show that this deconstruction is deeply linked to Diderot’s conception of “literary” creation. This highlights the importance of the notion of threshold for Diderot, which means what precedes and surrounds a text, its margins. It is from this perspective that this article proposes to read some of Diderot’s epigraphs. 
Keywords  Diderot, author, reader, epigraphs, paratext
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