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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 303–314.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Daisy Sainsbury This article explores the constrained writing practices of Austrian-American writer Walter Abish in relation to those of the French literary group the Oulipo, in particular Georges Perec. Specifically, it considers the formal, stylistic, and thematic similarities between Perec's La...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 March 2012
... distinction has been made by Jacques Roubaud, who notes the widening of the group's membership beginning in 1966, when he joined, and postulates that a second era — the “Perecquian era” — of the Oulipo began in 1969, when Georges Perec published La Disparition , his infamous novel without the letter e...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 437–475.
Published: 01 December 2023
... altered by one of its adopters, Georges Perec, who eradicated themes based in individuated memory, like Brainard’s sexual confession, transforming the genre exclusively into a document of generational and cultural identity. This foundational split—between the sexual-social and the generational—dictated...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (2): 107–124.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 398 ( May 2001 ): 36 -39. Burke, Kenneth. Language as Symbolic Action; Essays on Life, Literature, and Method . Berkeley: University of California Press, 1966 . Garren, Samuel B. “The `Too Long Unjoin'd Chain': Gilbert Adair's Use of Edgar Allan Poe in His Translation of Georges Perec's La...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 44–64.
Published: 01 March 2024
... it in a dictionary) or to an elaborate, written out plan (such as in Georges Perec ’s La vie: Mode d’emploi [ Life: A User’s Manual ]) or to a source text (such as for Jackson Mac Low). These are small changes, but they are still important because the writing cannot happen without them. The physical scene...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 297–300.
Published: 01 June 2008
... metaphori- cal power for non-victims of the Holocaust and fake memoirists. In the book’s penultimate chapter, Georges Perec’s W ou le souvenir d’enfance (1975) is paired with Raymond Federman’s less well-known Double or Nothing (1971) in a fascinat- ing discussion of works written by members of what...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 288–290.
Published: 01 June 2008
... metaphori- cal power for non-victims of the Holocaust and fake memoirists. In the book’s penultimate chapter, Georges Perec’s W ou le souvenir d’enfance (1975) is paired with Raymond Federman’s less well-known Double or Nothing (1971) in a fascinat- ing discussion of works written by members of what...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 290–294.
Published: 01 June 2008
... metaphori- cal power for non-victims of the Holocaust and fake memoirists. In the book’s penultimate chapter, Georges Perec’s W ou le souvenir d’enfance (1975) is paired with Raymond Federman’s less well-known Double or Nothing (1971) in a fascinat- ing discussion of works written by members of what...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 295–297.
Published: 01 June 2008
... metaphori- cal power for non-victims of the Holocaust and fake memoirists. In the book’s penultimate chapter, Georges Perec’s W ou le souvenir d’enfance (1975) is paired with Raymond Federman’s less well-known Double or Nothing (1971) in a fascinat- ing discussion of works written by members of what...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 296–311.
Published: 01 September 2016
... used Mechnikov’s phagocytic theory as a metaphoric basis for the novel’s moral philosophy. In so doing, he demonstrated one way of creating the synthesis between science and religion that he had been calling for in his journalistic articles. 6 Andrew Leak points out that George Perec used...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 246–255.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Jolas, Georges Perec, Raymond Roussel, and the OULIPO Group in the French. For less canonical texts or works from cultures and traditions that have been historically marginalized in the West, such as those of the Southern Hemisphere, we might productively turn the tables and invite our students...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 339–355.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Sphinx, the premiere French chess journal, in August 1933. Its most famous use in literature is probably Georges Perec’s La Vie, mode d’emploi, in which the narrative gaze passes through every room of a Parisian apartment house in the order of a knight’s tour. SYMBOL...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 295–315.
Published: 01 June 2009
...); the Frenchmen Claude Simon (Géorgiques), Ranaud Camus (and his various aliases), and even some aspects of Georges Pérec; the Spaniards Juan Goytisolo, Miguel Espinosa, and the novels of the “narraluces boom,” or even some Canary Islanders like Emilio Sánchez Ortíz. 2 An in-depth study of the different...