King's narratives exemplify the themes of the uncanny, of masking and unmasking, of the corporeal otherisation and of the questioning of identity. This paper is an invitation to go beyond what may commonly be thought of as a uniform looking-glass so as to discover King's particular treatment of the body. Far from shying away from sexuality, the American writer depicts it in an ambivalent or disguised manner (Thinner, Mr. Mercedes, Christine, Misery, Cycle of the Werewolf). If the female body is mainly connec…
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