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Fenêtres sur couples : trois nouvelles de Sean O'Faolain

Abstract : In several short stories, Sean O'Faolain ponders over the complexity of love relationships and tries to unveil some of the unconscious motivations underlying them. This essay focuses on three of these short stories, namely "There's a Birdie in the Cage", "Discord" and "An Inside Outside Complex", and shows how, in each of them, the fissures or cracks in love relationships are figuratively represented by an isotopy of windows, the various qualities of which are artfully exploited by O'Faolain (the window as partition between contiguous spaces, as transparent filter, as surface or frame). The position of characters with regard to windows (their framing) and their relations to windows (how they look through them, the images they see reflected in them), are taken here as symptoms of the fact that love relationships are undermined by otherness.
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Christelle Seree-Chaussinand. Fenêtres sur couples : trois nouvelles de Sean O'Faolain. Etudes Irlandaises, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2003, 28 (1), pp.45-64. ⟨halshs-00483774⟩



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