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Lorrie Moore: un monde sans gravité

Marie-Christine Lemardeley
Revue française d'études américaines
No. 94, Proses pour le siècle nouveau (DÉCEMBRE 2002), pp. 63-69
Published by: Editions Belin
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20874877
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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to delineate some prominent features of Lorrie Moore's dark humor in her short stories. Insistent variations on the word "like" are a means to create linguistic effects and affects. The apparent lightness in the face of excruciating situations creates a world in which startling comparisons obliquely mirror intimate flaws.

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