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Of Wounds and Cracks and Pits: A Reading of "Dear Life"

Abstract : This essay focuses on loss and trauma as structuring motifs in several individual stories in 'Dear Life'. They represent privileged moments of access to the Real that disturbs and pierces the smooth surface of ordinary life and reality. But read as a whole, the volume also offers a reflection on the process of healing at the heart of story telling and on the reconstructive work of language that allows life to continue.'
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Christine Berthin. Of Wounds and Cracks and Pits: A Reading of "Dear Life". Commonwealth Essays and Studies, Société d'étude des pays du Commonwealth, 2015, 37 (2), pp.79. ⟨hal-01725688⟩



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