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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 (2019) 71 (4): 436–454.
Published: 01 December 2019
... a hand that has wandered in the light of the word- vigil. Yet you, sleeper, always language-true in each of the pauses: for how much apartwardness do you prepare it to embark on the journey again: the bed memory! Can you feel, we lie white from the thousand- colored, thousand...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (4): 376–386.
Published: 01 September 2006
... stories and, once the tale has begun, if he allows himself to be caught in it, no one will know, not even himself, if it will go on for an hour or even for a thousand and one nights”; Préface à Kyra Kyralina, Istrati 7). For Istrati the Balkans, on and beyond the Danube, was the realm of stories...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 377–405.
Published: 01 December 2020
... refigured in “Magias parciales de Quijote” (“Partial Magic in the Quixote ”; 1952), a brief essay comparing the “play of strange ambiguities” that “culminates in the second part” of Don Quixote with analogous play in other “classic books,” namely, Hamlet , the Ramayana , and A Thousand and One Nights...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., as compared to the Pacific’s two thousand and the Atlantic’s brief five COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 18 hundred years of repeated passages” (Gillis 41, 42). The predictable winds and lengthy layovers imposed by the “monsoon regime” (Pearson, Indian 47) enabled early sail travel across and around...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 77–98.
Published: 01 January 2004
... ( 1990 ): 167 -96. ____. The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt . Thousand Oaks: Sage, 1996 . Benjamin, Walter. lluminations: Essays and Reflections . Trans. Harry Zohn. Ed. and intro. Hannah Arendt. New York: Schocken, 1969 . ____. The Origin of German Tragic Drama . Trans. John Osborne...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 193–213.
Published: 01 June 2001
... signs their deep feelings. For one, it is enthusiasm generated by the splendidly curved typist at his side, for whom he would not hesitate to commit a thousand equally costly follies . . . Meanwhile, thousands of blond crumbs and pink blotches appear on the scattered or spread linen. A little...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 363–381.
Published: 01 September 2013
... people [unheim- licher als das arabisches Volk] another threat confronts us that is a necessary  consequence [mit Notwendig- keit] of the Zionist undertaking. What about the “actualization [Aktualisierung]” of Hebrew?8 He concludes: In a language where He is invoked back a thousand fold into our life...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 23–53.
Published: 01 January 2004
... Culture . Ed. David Frisby and Mike Featherstone. London/Thousand Oaks/New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1997 . 130 -36. Stasov, V.V. “Akademicheskaia vystavka 1863 g.” 1864. V.V. Stasov, Izbrannye sochineniia v trekh tomakh. Zhivopis', Skul'ptura, muzyka . Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe izdatel'stvo Iskusstvo...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Fragment on Joyce”) Borges begins by explaining that he was inspired to invent “Ireneo Funes,” whose “perceptions and memory were infallible . . . a precursor of the coming race of supermen, a partial Zarathustra, [because] a consecutive, straightforward read- ing of the four hundred thousand words...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 150–168.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Quentin Bailey This essay traces Wordsworth's and Baudelaire's attempts to see into the lives of the unknown beggars they encountered on the streets of London and Paris and identifies those occasions on which both writers sought to appropriate the lives of the poor and vagrant for political ends...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 253–268.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... Willful cried at this point. “What more does she need? How could it be —​a young admirer, an income of two or three thousand pounds sterling, and she sees fit to turn it down! . . . What kind of a fool is she! I don’t want to hear another word about her . . . Oh! I would never make such a mistake...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2013
... writings on Averroes and The Thousand and One Nights  to the flying carpets in García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude  and the COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 10 crucial element of the fantastic in Magical Realism more generally. Second, the Mahjar (immigrant) writers in the U.S. and Latin...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 315–335.
Published: 01 September 2010
... —​quotes the ninth-century poet al-Jahiz, who already one thousand years ago expressed his fundamental scepticism about the translatability of Arabic poetry when he claimed: “Arabic poetry is untranslatable COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 326 and cannot be adapted to another language. When this is...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 267–286.
Published: 01 September 2015
...-nightmares” (16) haunting Irena since she quit Prague. The endless variants of this same “emigra- tion-dream” (16) allegedly experienced by thousands of people every night create a “nighttime fraternity” (15) that ironically recalls Benedict Anderson’s argu- ment that the nation is an “imagined...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 January 2009
...; “Kiss me now a / thou- sand times & / now a hundred / more & then a / hundred & a / thousand more again Levi’s unexpected allusion invokes a lyric source whose immediacy and dynamism destabilize the seemingly unshakeable framework of an otherwise som- ber epitaph. In establishing this temporal...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 408–435.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Martello-tower dweller, a doctor and a known wit, arrives to the hospital with his companion Alec Bannon after attending George Moore’s reception for promising young Irish writers, to which Stephen was conspicuously not invited in “Scylla and Charybdis.” Mulligan anticipates a night on the town with...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 375–398.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Katerina Stergiopoulou This essay examines the translation theory and practice of Greek modernist poet Giorgos Seferis, focusing on his translation of Ezra Pound's first canto (itself a translation of the Odyssey 's Book 11). By looking at how Seferis handles effects and traces of translation...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 19–40.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Thousand and One Nights , Shahrayar and Shahrazad, impoverished and debased in the ruins of a plague-ridden city. The world is that city, and the city is the bedroom: so larger spaces telescope into small ones. The motif of disease, woven through the passage as plague, epidemic, and the seeds of war...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 376–398.
Published: 01 September 2010
... thousand years (days in the crude symbols on an earthenware jar) all take place in just one day? Words, violently displaying an experience of being tormented by innumerable streets, cities and nations, climax in total stillness. (modified fromU C  69) Here the walker uncovers the hell of repetition...