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Dans " L'Avare ", l'argent est le nerf de los angeles guerre. Il détermine les êtres, qu'ils soient vieux ou jeunes, riches ou sans le sou, avares ou prodigues, et s'insinue au coeur des rapports humains. Cette grande comédie créée en 1668 met en scène un univers où tout n'est que contrats, et ou tout a un prix : manger, boire, se vêtir, aimer, ne pas mourir ; un monde où les sentiments filiaux sont sapés par le vice pathologique d'un homme qui n'est pas seulement avare, mais aussi convoiteux et paranoïaque. Et le vice air of mystery le dernier mot. " L'Avare ", pièce morale ? l. a. query mérite d'être posée.

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Sectional Literatures receive little or no support from the state. For example, the only opportunities for new works in English lie in the annual drama, short story and poetry competitions organised by English language newspapers such as the New Straits Times and the Star, with sponsorship from major multinational corporations. The strong association between the newspaper organisations and the ruling elite implies that the selection process for such competitions may be influenced by the wider political context.

And having lost their hard-earned privileges, they have little else to Conditions of Production • lose from now on ... 18 This combative sensibility is particularly prevalent in the older generation of artists who had lived through the throes of independence and the promise of a culturally democratic Malaysia. By the 1980s and 1990s, Malay political hegemony had consolidated, and the English language was no longer perceived to be a threat to the authorities, as it had in the early years of decolonisation.

44 The notion that language is somehow imbued with an essential supply of race-specific cultural values is problematic, to say the least. Even more troubling is the question of what exactly 'Asian' or 'traditional' values are and how they differ from the undesirable 'Western values'. As Shirley Chew points out with reference to the Chinese community: 'What is wrong with "traditional values" is that they refer us back to a China which no longer exists ... 45 The term 'Asian values' is often glibly used as a reductive and ahistorical category that ignores the internal diversity of the various cultural systems within the Asian region.

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