Fonctions de la parabole dans le Privilège du Phénix de Mohammed Moulesshoul
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Reading the work of Mohammed Moulesshoul published by Enal Editions in 1989 cannot be detached from the historical context in which it was written. LE PREVILÉGE DU PHENIX is the fruit of a lived, but also of an emb ryonic drama about to happen in a country where marks are getting blurry. Therefore, at the end of the eighties, most of the Algerian population was progressively getting detached from a washed - out colonial past in the hope of a promising future. However, for the writer, explicitly mentioning the embryonic drama was not tolerated; he was even arrested by the censorship committee constantly surveying his writings. Hence, taking the reader back to the colonial time doesn ’ t only s erve the purpose of straightening the minds and to counter forgetting, it primarily serves to draw parallels with the current events. The recourse to the symbolic imagination that colors the myth and the parabola seems to be a very subtle mec hanism to weld both realities and setup the analogy. The symbolism has also a redeeming value, it attenuates the conflict in which the censored writer struggled and allows him to go forward with the principals for which he fights.