Guy de Maupassant | Critical Essay by Gale MacLachlan and Ian Reid

This literature criticism consists of approximately 21 pages of analysis & critique of Guy de Maupassant.
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Critical Essay by Gale MacLachlan and Ian Reid

SOURCE: MacLachlan, Gale, and Ian Reid. “Framing the Frame: Maupassant's ‘La Chevelure.’” Canadian Review of Comparative Literature 22, no. 2 (June 1995): 287-99.

In the following essay, MacLachlan and Reid provide a stylistic analysis of “La Chevelure,” focusing on the frame narrative of the story.

Much of the work of Ross Chambers comprises a serial meditation on the subtle ways in which texts—in particular “readerly” fictions of the nineteenth century—attempt, as he puts it in Story and Situation, “both to produce and to limit meaningfulness” (1984, 35). In his view, various figures and strategies embedded within a narrative may inscribe communicative relationships that serve implicitly as exemplary models or cautionary antimodels of the reading process. Such self-referential...

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