Ramuz's political and ideological stance regarding the nation and Europe is based on a poetics purporting to express the representation of things as they are perceived, and to express a "country" whose topography is a determination above history. It is from this postulate that Ramuz establishes differences among lineages, notably following the opposition between horizontality and verticality. For the writer, war is the constitutive trait of human beings, and Europe is a field of permanent tensions, in which France represents the civilizing pole, embodying the defense of being and thorough humanism. Faithful to his starting point, Ramuz privileges those individuals who would be united through an art-creating consensus, instead of just belonging to a given nationality.
Ramuz; war; nation