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Abstract

Through techniques which give “primacy to the thing stated the least over stated things”1 Duras makes us hear silences and words rearticulated in relationship to them. Decentered, dis-placed, re-placed in other configurations, words themselves resonate differently. Dominique Noguez writes that Duras uses words with “full awareness of their value. [. . .] transfigures them, or, rather, gives them their true timber, their entire plenitude, their glory/halo [‘gloire’].”2

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Female Character Definite Article French Woman Love Affair Love Story 
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© Susan D. Cohen 1993

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  • Susan D. Cohen

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