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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 44–64.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Timothy DeMay Abstract In 1961, the poet Jacques Roubaud was dismissed by the French military in Algeria after undergoing a series of “clandestine hunger strikes,” an act he later referred to as his “very first constraint.” By using a term that at once refers to a particular and increasingly...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 408–425.
Published: 01 December 2018
... in productive tension with the poem taken as bare statement. De Man completely misconstrues the significance of the French poems when he claims that they “correspond to the renunciation of the euphonic seduction of language” (55). On the contrary, Rilke’s late French poetry contains lyrics more intensely...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 233–235.
Published: 01 June 2023
... Arabic poem” (3). While Fakhreddine discusses the Arab poets’ engagement with European poetry, reading, translating, and publishing these poems in their literary magazines, she goes on to assert, while acknowledging some influence of French poetry on the Shiʿr movement and the emergence of the prose...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 238–249.
Published: 01 June 2017
... register the “hermeticism, complexity, and exuberant language” charac- teristic of “poems, especially experimental poems” (241), francophone postcolo- nial studies has much to learn from lyric theorists, particularly from the “immensely rich field” of “French poetry studies” (7–8); conversely, inasmuch...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 506–508.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to pre-Islamic poems in Arabic to modern German and French poetry to contemporary American and anglophone verse, both traditional and experimental. Its impressive range of material is matched by its meticulous nesting infrastructure, reproduced for dizzier readers in outline form at the introduction’s...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
....  — ​Maurice Blanchot, L’Écriture du désastre NE OF THE GREAT MISSED OPORTUNITIES of twentieth-century liter- Oary studies remains the possibility of reading post-romantic French poetry with a full recognition of theoretical developments that were taking place, for the most part, in German...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 97–116.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., and English, one of the languages of his captors. He selected and arranged the poetry into lyric sequences in French and English, and near the end of his life he created a “selected lyrics” sequence which he then had trans- 6 Deleuze and Guattari treat the literature of the Prague Jews...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (3): 246–265.
Published: 01 June 2003
.... The third part of the essay examines some of the novel’s many references to French poetry in relation to Makine’s insistence on the artistic function of bilinguality and biculturality. The Escape Artist The choice of French over Russian is central to the plot of Makine’s book, which tells...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2023
... referring to his poems, his understanding of this concept differs from “free verse” in English poetry as defined by T. E. Hulme and F. S. Flint in the first decades of the twentieth century as well as from verse libre in nineteenth-century French poetics ( Hulme 59–67 ). The aural aspect of modernist...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 235–245.
Published: 01 June 2018
... by written literature; it enjoys different privileges, because in it people normally aim for rhythm and composition. Poetry meant for reading is less perfect than poetry composed for recitation. — Marcel Mauss , Manual of Ethnography 90 In 1946, the French ethnologist Marcel Griaule met an old...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 145–164.
Published: 01 March 2002
... French ones. The descrip- tive, plastic aesthetics of the nineteenth-century French Parnassians served as an important source for Acmeism, which emphasized the material quality of the world, verbal precision, and an ideal of harmonious fusion between poetry and the visual arts. Fascinated by various...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 194–212.
Published: 01 June 2019
... dramatic change in the course of the history of Russian verse. In Table 3 , based on Mikhail Gasparov’s data, a high point falls on 1745–80, the period of the strongest influence of French poetry. In later periods, the numbers decrease until the rich rhyme’s comeback in modernist poetry. In that period...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 46–58.
Published: 01 March 2016
... response, the complicity of the poet-narrator is central to an understanding of his war poetry. In “The French Prisoner,” for example, the description of an inmate’s squashed feet and “gibbering, bestial ela- tion” is both precise, as an example of primary witnessing, and discomforting...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 271–292.
Published: 01 September 2006
..., Provence and Sicily, where no other cause can be found than the influence of the Saracens. (1.272) Far from being the effect of a translatio studii from Rome to the modern genius of the French Provence, Romance poetry is then the fruit of the accidental his- torical encounter of Europe and Islam...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 227–246.
Published: 01 June 2014
... and Found in Black Translation: Langston Hughes's Translations of French- and Spanish-Language Poetry, His Hispanic and Francophone Translators, and the Fashioning of Radical Black Subjectivities . Diss. UCLA , 2007 . Ann Arbor : UMI , 2007. ATT 3302521 : 1 – 562 . Klerh Harvey . Heyday...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 437–475.
Published: 01 December 2023
... contemporary poetic forms, or inventing new ones. 13 “I remember” poetry thus fit seamlessly into Oulipo’s formal project. From there, a generation of European (especially Spanish and French) writers—or the odd South African or Lebanese writer—would discover “I remember” poetry from Perec, sometimes...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 325–330.
Published: 01 September 2012
... was prosecuting Edward III’s cross-channel claims, albeit without his father’s determination. What, then, did it mean to be English’s king in a land where — at court, in Parliament, in law, and in commerce — French and Anglo-French were spoken and written alongside English, and at a time when French...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 330–334.
Published: 01 September 2012
... was prosecuting Edward III’s cross-channel claims, albeit without his father’s determination. What, then, did it mean to be English’s king in a land where — at court, in Parliament, in law, and in commerce — French and Anglo-French were spoken and written alongside English, and at a time when French...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 334–337.
Published: 01 September 2012
...: the war with France. When Chaucer penned his exhortation to Lewis, their king was prosecuting Edward III’s cross-channel claims, albeit without his father’s determination. What, then, did it mean to be English’s king in a land where — at court, in Parliament, in law, and in commerce — French...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 269–274.
Published: 01 June 2004
...-century philosophical poetry and medieval French Romance or Lyric (from Jan Ziolkowski through Sylvia Huot), this book’s final chapters on Alain de Lille, the Roman de Renart, and Guillaume de Machaut will seem exercises in mere paraphrase. In the end, the “Middle Ages” that emerges from Fiction...