désoeuvré

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désoeuvré

(dezœvre)
adj
literary with nothing to do, unemployed, idle
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They had been stopped at the Dazio coming back, and the young officials there, who seemed impudent and desoeuvre, had tried to search their reticules for provisions.
When Blanchot claims that the writer is desoeuvre, this indicates not only being, so to speak, "out of work" or left behind by the work as in current translation, but in a sense "unworked." For Blanchot the writer is always expelled by what in language precedes anything that could be said.
(55.) There is here a little problem in the translation from French into Italian and English: Whereas desoeuvre is a deverbal, passive form, denoting dynamicity and, through the prefix de-, privation (meaning therefore "deprived of ergon'), the Italian inoperoso and the English inoperative are denominal, active forms, denoting static and, through the prefix in-, inversion (meaning therefore "that has/presents/possesses no ergon").
* Boris Guirao, Alice Meunier, Stephane Mortaud, Andrea Aguilar, Jean-Marc Corsi, Laetitia Strehl, Yuki Hirota, Angelique Desoeuvre. Camille Boutin, Young-Goo Han.
Des La Peau de chagrin, Balzac precise a propos de Raphael: "Il continua donc son chemin, et se dirigea vers le quai Voltaire en affectant la demarche indolente d'un desoeuvre qui veut tuer le temps"(10: 66); la demarche de Foedora est elle aussi eloquente, elle inspire au narrateur ce commentaire: "je remarquai dans sa demarche un mouvement brise si doux, une ondulation de robe si gracieuse, elle excitait si puissamment le desir, que je devins alors tres incredule sur sa vertu" (10: 150).
(10) The notion of the inoperative (desoeuvre), of un-working and
I expect the truth is that he is so desoeuvre that Wallis, to get him out of the house, said "why don't you go round and see Duff one morning and have an interesting talk about politics?' </pre> <p>And finally there are, of course, mistress mishaps.
Un jour qu'il est sur le bord de la mer, desoeuvre, un bateau arrive a lui.
(desoeuvre) crowd, since the people of the little theatres in order
S'il est sous le soleil un etre miserable, Un etre au front marque d'une angoisse incurable, Un douloureux esprit, un ardent desoeuvre, Un coeur d'amour avide et de bonheur sevre, C'est bien ce fou sublime aux chimeres troublees, Le fervent sectateur des Neuf Deguenillees.