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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 110–124.
Published: 01 March 2021
...David Quint Abstract This analysis of the structure and meaning of The Tale of the Hunchback , the most novelistic of the tales of the Thousand and One Nights , shows how the Nights stages the relationship of reader to fiction (the fictitious lives of others) as a power relationship and in terms of...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 194–217.
Published: 01 June 2018
... terre” (11; “the damned of the earth,” 13; translation modified). 4 By doing so, he deprives the tale he is about to relate—and the act of telling itself—of any claim to the respectability of “literature.” He likens opening his narrative to opening a tawdry shop. Boris, he tells us, is at once his...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 77–98.
Published: 01 January 2004
... how little they have to do with the Scandinavian contexts of the tales. As McCarthy herself points out, the most folkloric essay in Men in Dark Times is the portrait of Walter Benjamin, which draws on German-Jewish folklore—he is dogged by “Mr. Bungle,” as well as a hunchback —to explain...