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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 March 2019
... attention has been given to its literary sources and to Némirovsky’s creative process. This article fills this gap by presenting an analysis of the relation between Suite française and Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace . It will also show the “creative influence” of the Russian master on Némirovsky, addressing...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (1): 24–41.
Published: 01 January 2003
..., 1974 . Wolfe, Gary K. The Known and the Unknown. The Iconography of Science Fiction . Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1979 . COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/24 INGO CORNILS The Martians Are Coming! War, Peace, Love, and Scientific Progress...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 January 2011
.... R.F. Christian. 2 vols. London: The Athlone Press, 1978 . Print. ———. War and Peace . Trans. Constance Garnett. 3 vols. London: Heinemann, 1904 . ———. What is Art? Trans. Aylmer Maude. London: Walter Scott, 1899 . Print. Trotter, David. Cooking with Mud: Ideas of Mess in Nineteenth...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 273–293.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of War and Peace).” Cithara: Essays in the Judaeo-Christian Tradition 33 . 1 ( 1993 ): 17 -26. Evans, J. Martin. Milton's Imperial Epic: Paradise Lost and the Discourse of Colonialism . Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1996 . Fallon, Robert Thomas. “Cromwell, Milton, and the Western Design...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 95–99.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the metaphor for national betrayal. Using this background, she links her themes to the novel’s famous epigraph and creates a compelling parallel between adultery and war as forms of murder for Tolstoy. Tracing a progression across Tolstoy’s three major works—War and Peace, Anna Karenina, and Resurrec...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 283–299.
Published: 01 September 2004
... similar to his own: “Without false modesty,” Tolstoy would later declare of War and Peace, “it is like the Iliad” (Steiner 71). Hugo von Hoffmannsthal apparently agreed, and wrote that he could not read a page of The Cossacks without being reminded of Homer. Much more recently, Harold Bloom has...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2020
... novella, Russian Pamela, or There’s No Rule without an Exception , that would influence Tolstoy’s depiction of family in War and Peace . 26 The moral, emotionally educative component of the family novel stayed central to people’s conception of the genre throughout the nineteenth century...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 296–311.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of an intelligent foresight on the part of participating cells” (54–55). 8 I discuss Tolstoy’s response to Darwin in Anna Karenina and War and Peace in “Darwin in the Nov- els: Tolstoy’s Evolving Literary Response,” Russian Review (forthcoming 2017). TOLSTOY, MECHNIKOV, AND THE RELIGIOUS PURPOSE...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 288–302.
Published: 01 September 2017
... as vic- tims perpetuates inaccurate assumptions about their contributions to war and peace. Women are not solely passive victims; they are often powerful agents” (1).10 For Conor McCarthy, there is a crucial through line —​that of female suffering —​ 10 This point finds its correlate...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 273–288.
Published: 01 September 2022
... exotic title, Strangers of the Mist: Tale of War and Peace from the Indian Northeast , Sanjoy Hazarika makes an interesting case about the temporal distance of the region, about two and a half hours ahead of the rest of India, and the impact of living in a different time zone on the diurnal lives...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 2–22.
Published: 01 January 2002
..., “Visual Ethics and Reader Imaging in War and Peace,” extended Collins’s insights from poetic to prosaic texts. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/4 so also sends it off in all directions. Its illumination is prismatic, creative, expan- sive. Dante’s paradiso is illumined by such light, which becomes...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 298–314.
Published: 01 September 2001
... characterized by unity of purpose, shared concern, mutual responsibility, and common security. Its advocates promise that global neoliberalism will fulfill this dream by promoting the following goods: 1. Peace. Economic interdependence will make war unthinkable and so usher in an unprecedented era...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2022
... as an instrument of Black rule. She doesn’t efface the nature of the struggle in describing the transition from war to peace but rather represents the man as having reconciled himself to the reality of the Black majority that white rule tried to suppress. The broader problem she introduces in the story, one...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 235–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
... that makes it unforgettable, these moments are instances of what Kundera calls “la beauté d’une soudaine densité de la vie” (RD 33; “the beauty of a sudden density of life,” CR 19). In literary texts, these moments likewise rise out of seemingly irrelevant details. For example, when in War and Peace...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 299–319.
Published: 01 September 2021
... as the Pruth River Campaign, this war was long a controversial subject in Ottoman historiography: though the Ottoman army under the command of the Ottoman Grand Vizier Baltacı Mehmed Pasha forced Peter’s army to surrender, the peace treaty offered Russia unusually lenient terms. Eighteenth-century historians...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 351–369.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of nature. This is the hero of the high mimetic mode, of most epic and tragedy, and is primarily the kind of hero that Aristotle had in mind. (33–34) Frye hereby presents a way to define the epic that no longer shackles itself to the poetics of verse: War and Peace, for example, can be an “epic novel...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 381–403.
Published: 01 December 2022
... [ On the Law of War and Peace ], Grotius states that natural law is so unchanging that even God cannot alter it. Vico’s views may be outlined well with reference to this sentence, which for him would make no sense, since natural law is God’s law and is also the law that is empirically valid at any given time...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (2): 157–178.
Published: 01 March 2000
... signed a peace treaty that formally ended the Second World War and the American Occupation of Japan. The forced change in Imperial “self” from deity to human that underlay the Emperor’s broadcast might profitably be seen as a metonym for the societal trans- formations of “self” necessitated...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 68–82.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., Beckmann’s desire to find a home, where his home used to be, is both a painful reminder of a palpable past and an attempt to find peace and justice in a world torn apart by war. In terms of style, genre, plot, character, motif, medium, and language, these three works are fundamentally different. They do...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
... had to find a new voice and a more mature literary persona. However, “maturity,” which for the ancients was synonymous with political freedom, presented a considerable problem for the generation whose early youth coincided with the Napoleonic wars and the romantic revolution in poetry, but whose...