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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 355–369.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Stefanie Heine This article examines how breathing pauses organize prose rhythm in ancient rhetoric and in modernist texts. In Virginia Woolf’s “Time Passes” and “The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection” as well as in a late chapter of Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities , breath is...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 203–223.
Published: 01 June 2020
... Blanchot, and Robert Musil that articulate what could be called the moment of no moment, and that thereby expose the untimely intersections that may come to pass through writing. Maurice Blanchot Robert Musil Friedrich Nietzsche eternal recurrence the Augenblick IT BEARS REPEATING: whatever...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (3): 266–269.
Published: 01 June 2003
... . Paris: Gallimard, 1988 . 29 -38. Jacobus, Mary. Tradition and Experiment in Wordsworth's “Lyrical Ballads” (1798) . Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976 . Meier, Harri. Die Onomasiologie der Dummheit: Romanische Etymologien . Heidelberg: Carl Winter, Universitätsverlag, 1972 . Musil, Robert...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 107–113.
Published: 01 June 2020
... retraces the turns and detours through which Friedrich Nietzsche, Maurice Blanchot, and Robert Musil confront the errancy, anachronism, and forgetfulness that recurrence entails. “There may be no getting beyond recurrence,” as Mendicino explains in her conclusion, “and no end to citing that which will have...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
... satisfy that never quenched synthetic ambition of epic derivation already proper to such masterpieces of lit- erary modernism as Joyce’s Ulysses, Thomas Mann’s Der Zauberberg, and Robert Musil’s Der Mann ohne Eigenshaften. How this ambition manifests and articulates itself in particular works is...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 228–245.
Published: 01 June 2000
... America in works by Conrad, ness, Ellowendeeowen is on a level with Robert Musil’s Kakaphonia, which is not another Austria but merely another name for the country also identified as Austria in The Man Without Qualities. The fictive name is invoked not in order to substitute the generic for the...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 362–364.
Published: 01 September 2004
... exclusively to his earlier, less accomplished novels, when Gillespie’s case would have been better served by engag- ing his mature novels. The discussion of modernist rewriting would have been greatly enriched by references to Derek Walcott and Charles Johnson. Irritatingly, von Musil (as much a leading...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 365–367.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Derek Walcott and Charles Johnson. Irritatingly, von Musil (as much a leading High-Modernist as any of Gillespie’s heroes) is hardly mentioned. Many a quotation out of Zauberberg would have benefited by reference to the brilliant observa- tions of his great contemporary, the Swiss essayist Max Picard...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 367–370.
Published: 01 September 2004
... greatly enriched by references to Derek Walcott and Charles Johnson. Irritatingly, von Musil (as much a leading High-Modernist as any of Gillespie’s heroes) is hardly mentioned. Many a quotation out of Zauberberg would have benefited by reference to the brilliant observa- tions of his great...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 370–372.
Published: 01 September 2004
... to his earlier, less accomplished novels, when Gillespie’s case would have been better served by engag- ing his mature novels. The discussion of modernist rewriting would have been greatly enriched by references to Derek Walcott and Charles Johnson. Irritatingly, von Musil (as much a leading High...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 372–375.
Published: 01 September 2004
... exclusively to his earlier, less accomplished novels, when Gillespie’s case would have been better served by engag- ing his mature novels. The discussion of modernist rewriting would have been greatly enriched by references to Derek Walcott and Charles Johnson. Irritatingly, von Musil (as much a leading...