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dc.contributor.advisorBooker, John T.
dc.contributor.authorPeszat, Regina Lisa
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-29T15:37:05Z
dc.date.available2013-09-29T15:37:05Z
dc.date.issued2013-08-31
dc.date.submitted2013
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/ku:12924
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/12234
dc.description.abstractWhile writing her fourth book, La Place (1984), Ernaux abandoned the genre of the novel and adopted a new prose style that was devoid of metaphor, and other hallmarks of literary writing in favor of a "flat" style. In this study, I show that Ernaux's writing is not as "flat" as it appears to be, and that the author has been maneuvering around her ambivalence to metaphor--and its strong association with literary style--for a long time. An attentive reading, as I have illustrated, reveals new dimensions in her writing and opens up her works to fresh interpretations. An appreciation for the evolution of her style, and the artistic effects hidden below her écriture plate, requires, however, a familiarity with her oeuvre as a whole and active reflection on the reader's part. This dissertation emphasizes Ernaux's approaches to metaphor throughout a body of work that now spans four decades.
dc.format.extent193 pages
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Kansas
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dc.subjectLiterature
dc.subjectWomen's studies
dc.subjectMetaphor
dc.subjectSocial class
dc.subjectStyle
dc.titleMetaphorical Effects in the Works of Annie Ernaux
dc.typeDissertation
dc.contributor.cmtememberKelly, Van
dc.contributor.cmtememberJewers, Caroline
dc.contributor.cmtememberHayes, Bruce
dc.contributor.cmtememberElliott, Dorice
dc.thesis.degreeDisciplineFrench & Italian
dc.thesis.degreeLevelPh.D.
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