Time and Textual Functioning at Rachid Mimouni

The temporal dimension is a variable as important as space, and it is far from lacking in interest in the work of Rachid Mimouni. In fact, the issue of time considered as a structuring factor of the event representations which punctuate the story (1) is at the very heart of his romantic enterprise. To show how temporality exercises a locating and regulating function in the Mimounian text, we distinguish four temporal aspects to which the author focuses in his writing universe: romantic time, lived time, historical time and social time.