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La révélation dans les nouvelles de Raymond Carver

Abstract : This study is focused on five of Raymond Carver's collections of short stories. It explores the question of revelation and from this perspective, it also deals with Carver's so-called minimalist style and the evolution of his work. The world in which Carver's characters are evolving is at the same time familiar, common and threatening. Most of the characters are silent, alienated, lost and dehumanized. They are on the edge of a crisis and therefore, they are waiting to be freed or eager for answers about themselves and their future. Thanks to a minimalist style and to the frame of his short stories, Carver is able to combine simplicity and mystery, inviting readers to interact with the text and to go beyond the surface so the text may reveal itself to them. Thus, the question of revelation is at the centre of Carver's work since characters and readers are waiting for things to be unveiled. The aim of this work is to study what kind of revelation the reader, the author and the characters are confronted with and if revelations do take place then, under which conditions.
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Marie-Lise Rigal. La révélation dans les nouvelles de Raymond Carver. Littératures. 2012. ⟨dumas-00931915⟩



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