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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 93–109.
Published: 01 March 2012
... with regard to the perceived relationship between creativity and constraint. The essay makes its case by analogy with two authors often cited by the Oulipo — the medieval theologian Ramón Llull and the Atomist philosopher Lucretius — between whom Calvino draws a parallel in one of his final works...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 308–326.
Published: 01 September 2023
... in the text of Lucretius’s De rerum natura ( On the Nature of Things ). Tracing philological debates that have surrounded Lucretius from the Renaissance onward, this article argues that Lucretius’s poetic theory of interlinked atomic and textual swerves and the philological history that has mediated them were...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 463–488.
Published: 01 December 2021
... Writers Rubén Darío, Ramón del Valle-Inclán, and José Asunción Silva . Lewisburg, PA : Bucknell University Press , 1999 . Lucretius . De rerum natura , translated by Rouse W. H. D. and revised by Smith Martin Ferguson . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 1975...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Africa, see Menen . 12 Sergio Casali discusses other models as well: Hera’s seduction of Zeus in Iliad 14; the request of Thetis in Iliad 18 for arms for Achilles from a Hephaistos married not to Venus but Charis; Venus and Mars at the opening of Lucretius’s De rerum natura . 13...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 382–406.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... . Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 1991 . Print . Fletcher Angus . Allegory: The Theory of a Symbolic Mode . Ithaca : Cornell UP , 1964 . Print . Ford Philip . “Lucretius in Early Modern France.” The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius . Ed. Gillespie Stuart Hardie Philip...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of Narrative Prophylaxis.” Annali d'Italianistica 23 ( 2005 ): 69 – 87 . Print . Maurette Pablo . “De rerum textura: Lucretius, Fracastoro, and the Sense of Touch.” Sixteenth Century Journal 45 . 2 ( 2014 ): 309 – 30 . Print . Mignolo Walter D. The Darker Side...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 32–52.
Published: 01 March 2020
... name—is one of Quignard’s acknowledged key “masters”: “Les Petits traités sont l’impôt payé à mes maîtres” ( Rhétorique 153; Little Treatises are the tribute paid to my masters); “Mes maîtres sont: . . . Tchouang-tseu, Lucrèce” ( Lycophron 157 ; My masters are . . . Zhuangzi, Lucretius). Petits...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 273–293.
Published: 01 September 2005
... & Maxwell, 1925 . Lauterpacht, Hersch. “The Grotian Tradition in International Law.” The British Yearbook of International Law ( 1946 ): 1 -53. Leonard, John. “Milton, Lucretius, and `the Void of Profund and Unessential Night.'” Living Texts: Interpreting Milton . Ed. Kristin A. Pruit and Charles...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (4): 331–354.
Published: 01 September 2008
... underscores its arbitrariness. Here and elsewhere, Buchanan graphically describes the moment of blood-sacrifice so as to emphasize its brutality. In addition, as Peter Sharratt argues, the Latin word mactatu  constitutes an allusion to Lucretius’s famous condemnation...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 97–126.
Published: 01 March 2002
...!” (Oh, I am he! . . . Oh, that I might be parted from my own body!) And it is thanks to a similar splitting of the self in the surface of the mirror that Lucretius’s lament for Lucrece clearly turns into a lament for himself: “O from thy cheeks my image thou hast torn,/And shiver’d all the beauty...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 110–124.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and impossibly familiar” ( 356 ). The Thousand and One Nights , I argue, may elicit this readerly response, but it dramatizes, contra Gallagher, the problem it creates for doing so because of its fiction’s de familiarization of the reader’s experience. 19 This immunity recalls Lucretius’s beginning...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 328–331.
Published: 01 September 2011
... is briefly alluded to by Sinon in Book 2 (116–19) and who activates a web of allusions to Aeschylus’s and Lucretius’s versions of her death. Panoussi’s point in detailing these cycles of perverted human sacrifices or quasi-sacrifices throughout the Aeneid  is to suggest that the reader is led...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 336–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
... is briefly alluded to by Sinon in Book 2 (116–19) and who activates a web of allusions to Aeschylus’s and Lucretius’s versions of her death. Panoussi’s point in detailing these cycles of perverted human sacrifices or quasi-sacrifices throughout the Aeneid  is to suggest that the reader is led...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2011
... is briefly alluded to by Sinon in Book 2 (116–19) and who activates a web of allusions to Aeschylus’s and Lucretius’s versions of her death. Panoussi’s point in detailing these cycles of perverted human sacrifices or quasi-sacrifices throughout the Aeneid  is to suggest that the reader is led...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 339–343.
Published: 01 September 2011
... linking most of the sacrificial deaths in the Aeneid  is Iphigeneia, whose death is briefly alluded to by Sinon in Book 2 (116–19) and who activates a web of allusions to Aeschylus’s and Lucretius’s versions of her death. Panoussi’s point in detailing these cycles of perverted human sacrifices...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 January 2009
...” (fi ery bud) fl akes toward its decomposition after erupting in a “passion” (Choses 39–40). Though less mythically minded than Lucretius, Ponge follows the Latin poet in emphasizing the shift of matter from one state to another and the conservation of energy: the candle dies in the name...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 351–369.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of Latin epics for the Romans of the late Republic and Empire. Even Lucretius’s De Rerum Natura and Ovid’s Metamorphoses, whose didactic or anti-heroic styles displayed a certain generic anarchism at the level of content, aspired to be epics on formal grounds, and —​lacking a better category for them...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 162–181.
Published: 01 June 2013
...), and even in more materialist accounts —​ usually a mélange of Aristotle, Lucretius, and Galen —​the performance of the “imagination” set free by the extinction of the senses retains something of the marvellous (Pomarius 10–14; Sauvages 307; Muratori 51). Mesmerism inherits these debates and never...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 178–181.
Published: 01 March 2005
... sublime artist ever to write Greek prose. But as long as the terms governing this discussion were the “philosophical” versus the “literary,” Plato’s irony, imagery, and use of myths tended to be assigned to ancillary status at best. The general situation could be summed up in a metaphor Lucretius...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 181–185.
Published: 01 March 2005
... sublime artist ever to write Greek prose. But as long as the terms governing this discussion were the “philosophical” versus the “literary,” Plato’s irony, imagery, and use of myths tended to be assigned to ancillary status at best. The general situation could be summed up in a metaphor Lucretius...