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Comparative Literature (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 March 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 (1 March 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 (1 December 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 (1 December 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 (1 September 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 (1 March 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 (1 June 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 (1 March 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 (1 June 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...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 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 (1 December 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 (1 June 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 (1 June 2009) 61 (3): 295–315.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Severo Sarduy and the Brazilian poet and essayist Haroldo de Campos from the 1960s through the 1980s. Together, they represent a specifically Latin American combination of postmodernism and postcolonialism, a combination that is based in the historical and literary realities of the region. The author...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2009) 61 (3): 335–345.
Published: 01 June 2009
.... Based on a reading of the fiction of the Canadian-Caribbean author Austin Clarke, the essay offers a symbolic mapping of urban translocalities as organisms that expel the immigrant as waste. University of Oregon 2009 Appadurai, Arjun. Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of Globalization...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2009) 61 (3): 346–365.
Published: 01 June 2009
... author traces the shift from the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, to the gritty realism of Roberto Bolaño, and asks what these different paradigms can tell us about stereotypical U.S. notions of Latin American cultural and political realities. Although Bolaño's...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2010) 62 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the work makes it difficult to interpret confidently, although this doesn't stop some readers from assuming such epistemological confidence. I suggest that “faithful” readers of the text, including the retrospective author himself, err when they attribute a fixed meaning to the novel, viewing it as a...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2010) 62 (4): 315–335.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of world literature in English translation now available for classroom use (Norton, Bedford, Longman), this essay explores the possible pitfalls comparatists face as general readers of world literature no less than as scholars when they study texts in languages they do not speak. The author, a...