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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 365–368.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Tara Ghoshal Wallace Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author . By Belcher Wendy Laura . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2012 . 285 p. © 2014 by University of Oregon 2014 book...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 361–363.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Seth Kimmel Conversion and Narrative: Reading Religious Authority in Medieval Polemic . By Szpiech Ryan . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press , 2013 . 311 p. © 2014 by University of Oregon 2014 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 350–353.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Brigitte Steinmann Aryans, Jews, Brahmins: Theorizing Authority through Myths of Identity. By Dorothy Figueira. New York: University Press of New York, 2002. 300 p. University of Oregon 2003 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/350 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (2): 192–197.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Lawrence Manley The Author's Due. Printing and the Prehistory of Copyright. By Joseph Loewenstein. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002. x, 349 p. Ben Jonson and Possessive Authorship. By Joseph Loewenstein. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. xii, 221 p. University of...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 181–185.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Andrew Ford The Play of Character in Plato's Dialogues. By Ruby Blondell. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xi, 452 p. Poetics Before Plato: Interpretation and Authority in Early Greek Theories of Poetry. By Grace M. Ledbetter. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. viii...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 423–437.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Ng Kim Chew's influential essay on Chu, which “heterosexualizes” Chu's novel through an author-centered biographical approach. Barthes's textual theory, by contrast, dismisses the relevance of the author's intention and problematizes the use of the author's biography in reading a text. This essay...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 361–376.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Neetu Khanna Abstract This article revisits the Marxist anticolonial feminist writings of Urdu author Ismat Chughtai through a materialist exploration into how the female body—with its erotic curvatures and grotesque protuberances, its sticky and viscous textures and fluids—becomes the focalized...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 450–465.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Jan Lensen This essay examines contemporary rewritings of World War II memory narratives. Drawing on the examples of Flughunde (1995) by German author Marcel Beyer and Marcel (1999) by Flemish author Erwin Mortier, I analyze the ways in which both authors address the complex processes of the...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 340–360.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the drug trade as a dimension located within state structures, historically determined by state power and subject to it. The novels analyzed include Contrabando ( Contraband ) by Mexican author Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda, 2666 by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño, and The Power of the Dog and Down by the...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 171–193.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Liron Mor Abstract This article explores the operation of humor in Palestinian author Emile Habiby’s novel The Pessoptimist (1974) and compares it to Voltaire’s humor in Candide , which it explicitly cites. The differences between the two authors’ modes of humor are read as an index of their...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2018
... authors approach traumatic memory through the ancient folkloric archetype of the “external soul” (the inner essence displaced into external objects for safekeeping) and conceive of the healing process as the attempt to bring the externalized soul—and its unwanted memories—back into the body. This motif...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 400–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Inner Room and A Scattering of Salts , demand particularly close considerations of the intertextual presence of Proust's novel. Such considerations reveal not only superficial connections between the work of the two authors, but also Merrill's deep engagement with interpretive strategies modeled by...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 144–160.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Anna Westerståhl Stenport Written in Denmark in French in 1887–88, Swedish author August Strindberg's novel A Madman's Defense ( Le Plaidoyer d'un fou ) was first published in an 1893 German translation and subsequently released in a manicured French version in 1895. The German version was taken...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 283–301.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of the historical situation of Seghers and Carpentier as authors aligned with new, revolutionary states in the middle of the twentieth century, these stories about revolutionary messengers can be understood as contemporaneous, critical reflections on the particular author position of being a...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 283–298.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Amitav Ghosh Abstract Common as it is to map languages as colored patches of a global quilt, this article proposes an understanding of language, dialect, and multilingualism beyond territoriality. The author references different regions where multilingualism and registers of discourse are indices...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 406–417.
Published: 01 December 2020
... intellectual property protections were just beginning to take hold at the international level. It examines claims of authorship in the absence of meaningful intellectual property legislation, and in an asymmetrical context in which European authors were widely reprinted and read in Latin America but Latin...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 439–459.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Olivia Loksing Moy Abstract In the 1950s, the Argentinian author Julio Cortázar (1914–84) composed Imagen de John Keats , a little-known work that merges his own life with that of the British Romantics. Part biography and part autobiography, it includes personal essays and literary criticism that...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 23–40.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., and others. The author suggests that, with mood, Hebrew prose figuratively stretched language itself, giving form to a new sense of “being there.” Furthermore, this poetics of mood offered authors an alternative to psychological realist prose and to the fixed subject position it implied. Thus, this...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 85–100.
Published: 01 March 2013
...). In doing so, they become co-partners, even “co-sufferers” or mourners, in the feelings of natural phenomena. The elegy for the trees in Statius, Boccaccio, and Chaucer provides a pointed example of how the intertwining of thinking and feeling that poetry makes possible allows the authors to enter...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 June 2014
... reader's engagement with the text. The argument aligns the differences in each author's narrative ethics with the differences between modernist and postmodernist modes of addressing the loss of ontological certainty as outlined by Brian McHale in Postmodernist Fiction . Thus, this comparison strives to...