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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 355–369.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Stefanie Heine This article examines how breathing pauses organize prose rhythm in ancient rhetoric and in modernist texts. In Virginia Woolf’s “Time Passes” and “The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection” as well as in a late chapter of Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities , breath...
Published: 01 June 2021
Figure 2. The working body breathing and at rest, attesting to its transnational circulation. More
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 436–454.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Maya Barzilai Abstract This article examines Paul Celan’s use of the terms cola and breath-unit in his notes for the 1960 “Meridian” address. In the 1920s, Martin Buber and Franz Rosenzweig developed their “colometric translation” of the Bible, using the breath-unit to capture, in German...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 328–351.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., Stevens, Celan . Albany: SUNY University Press, 1994 . COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/328 SARA GUYER Breath, Today: Celan’s Translation of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 71 But can a mortal still sing? And how to speak of his song? Has the quarrel between the poet...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 264–272.
Published: 01 June 2022
... have to stick out her tongue, and without exerting any effort, will lick the island with its sluggish tongue, and quickly enough bring it back to where it came from . End of story. ( Life 45–46 ; emphasis mine) Having had to hold his breath as a baby in order not to incur maternal wrath...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 105–124.
Published: 01 March 2024
... directly in the blank space on the page that Philip’s poem provides. Philip’s poem is filled with ellipses, and blank spaces between words, blank spaces on the page that Celan once called “turns of breath” (Atem/Wende), 4 spaces that he described as “the poem want[ing] to reach the Other, it needs...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., out loud, but that loudness is simply contained, held back, kept silent. What is put to the test in this improbable diction is especially—not only, but especially—rhythm and breathing. But when it comes to the sequences that I am now about to try and say out loud, in the glass cabin of a studio...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 383–407.
Published: 01 December 2013
...” of the “I” is his reiterated “ten yards fifteen yards push pull.” This proportion orders the recitation of the “one above in the light”: “when the panting stops ten seconds fifteen seconds [. . .] the breath we’re talking of a breath token of life when it abates [. . .] then resumes a hundred and ten...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 278–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... that the body is not a stable physique prior to language, but rather, as Barad states, “nature [that] writes, scribbles, experiments, calculates, thinks, breathes, and laughs” (268; see also Kirby, Quantum Anthropologies xi). Cixous’s poetics and her thought-praxis of feminine writing enacts body...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 438–458.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Fioretos claims that Celan’s reticent poetry is “neither audible nor transcribable” (329), Celan talks volubly about “Mouthfuls of silence” (“Mundvoll Schweigen”; Selected  106–07) and other intrinsically dialogic phenomena —​gates of speech (Sprachgitter), turns of breath (Atemwende), and shadow...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 166–183.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Figure 2. The working body breathing and at rest, attesting to its transnational circulation. ...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 394–414.
Published: 01 December 2015
... his hand as if to strike her”; and third, “Here, the whole crowd, as if it had received a great punch in the stomach, draws in its breath, and exhales it in a great cry; BEATRICE circles the stage again, ending up facing the crowd this time” (1.3.26). Beatrice runs the circumference...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 176–193.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., confirming (even in liberation) her entanglement within myth’s gendered hierarchies, Bogan’s Medusa is a mask whose silent rhetorical force stands in for poetry’s transformational effects in the world. In a poem that moves and breathes and “stir[s]” even as Medusa stands still and the world stands still...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 301–321.
Published: 01 September 2014
... than Being, Levinas tells us that his book has been aiming to alter its reader’s mood. In a brief final chapter titled A“ utrement dit,” “Said Oth- erwise” or “In Other Words,” Levinas offers an analysis of breathing that both thematizes astonishment and seeks to provoke it. He figures the subject...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 158–177.
Published: 01 March 2005
... that they are frightening and disgusting to others.10 Thus, in addition to imagining herself as a wild cat, a dirty dog, a bleeding angel, or covered with urine, Georgette is obsessively preoccupied with her bad breath, burps, and farts. Similarly, Ayush fantasizes himself as a site of pollution, imag- ining that he...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2023
... before the end of the bayt and due to the caesura that falls after the first half. In this way, the listener does not have to wait until the end of the bayt to perceive its order [ nazm ]. (23) Anticipating American poet Charles Olson’s discussions of poetry as “the breathing of the man who...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (2): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2000
... beckons the reddish gleam, Unter den Zweigen des östlichen Haines Beneath the branches of the eastern grove Säuselt der Kalmus im rötlichen Schein; The calmus rustles in the reddish gleam; Freude des Himmels und Ruhe des Haines In the reddening gleam my soul breathes in Athmet die Seel’ im erröthenden...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 229–241.
Published: 01 June 2002
... to be an IN THE NAME OF CORIOLANUS/231 invisibly stationed thief of the voice who simultaneously plunders words while whispering them. Derrida writes that for Artaud this stealthy figure of the prompter was “the force of a void, the cyclonic breath . . . who draws his breath in, and thereby robs me of that which...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 January 2000
...MATS MALM University of Oregon 2000 Aristotle. On the Soul. Parva Naturalia. On Breath . Trans. W.S. Hett. London and Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Press, 1935 . ____. The “Art” of Rhetoric . Trans. John Henry Freese. London and Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Press, 1947...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 403–420.
Published: 01 December 2021
... colonialism but death itself: “fear not a glorious death, for to die for the patria is to live,” reassured the national anthem, La Bayamesa . The apocryphal tale that the anthem’s author (Perucho Figueredo) sang it aloud as he breathed his last breath before a firing squad rendered such verse all the more...