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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 416–431.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Sosein (or So-und-nicht-anders-Seins ) to So ist es (with some other variations: for example, the “Here I am” or “This is what I am” of Etruscan vases), and finally to “Comment c'est,” which Adorno equates with “that's what it's like out there” (“so geht es zu, so ist es draussen”) as well as with “how...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 383–407.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Anthony Cordingley This article elucidates the dialectic between Pythagorean-Platonic and Democritean ideas latent in Beckett's final work of long prose, Comment c'est/How It Is (1961/1964), and measures the importance of Beckett's perception of philosophy gained through his study of Wilhelm...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 29–36.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Simon C. Estok This article argues that the systemic focus of empirical studies of literature offers an approach consonant with the goals and methods of ecocriticism, which foregrounds interconnectedness and varieties of systemic analyses. In generating empirically viable comments about how...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 45–53.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Rachel Price This response highlights several important currents in Oceanic Studies raised in the essays included in this special forum on the topic. It signals the importance of such work in an era in which the sea's status as a global commons is both freshly vital and imperiled. It then comments...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 271–287.
Published: 01 September 2017
... these novels were written around the same time and are strikingly similar, critical reflections on their commonality have been limited to passing comments noting their resemblance. Examining ways in which a comparative reading could proceed, the article demonstrates how the historicist interpretive...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
... perceived in Ulysses a late attempt to negotiate a treacherous middle path between the creation of a “narrative art and magic” conscious of the “overwhelming disorder of the real world” and the disillusioned mood of modernity. On the other hand, Borges's admiring comments about Ulysses eventually become...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 366–382.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Antony Rowland This article examines the categories of victim and perpetrator testimony in relation to the writing contained in the Salamander Oasis Trust archive in the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. In Dimensions of the Holocaust , Elie Wiesel famously commented that the Holocaust produced the...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 June 2016
... their comments. I would also like to thank Gwen Claassen, Greg Cushman, Megan Greene, Karen Hellekson, Joan deJean, Fred Luciani, Carolyn Nelson, Roberta Pergher, Barry Reay, Leslie Tuttle and Thomas Wynn for their comments and suggestions on previous drafts, and especially Luis Corteguera, who...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 333–344.
Published: 01 September 2015
... analysis of Paul Ricoeur’s reading of Aristotle in “La vie comme œuvre” (“Life As a Work Michel Deguy evokes your [Nancy’s] name. Commenting on the fact that epic, tragedy, and even lyric poetry are escheated genres, Deguy acknowledges the continuing viability of terms such as mimesis, muthos, and...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 224–239.
Published: 01 June 2020
... never knows where he is headed or that to have such knowledge would be tantamount to getting nowhere and achieving nothing. The implications of this indecisiveness are unclear. Derrida is saying that he does not see where he was going with his comment about not seeing where he was going, but he does not...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (3): 191–216.
Published: 01 June 2003
... changing its garment, I have deformed it or, perhaps, beautified it, you be the judge. Petrarch, Epistolae Seniles 17, 3 2 HE ABOVE COMMENTS, WRITTEN BY Petrarch to Boccaccio, invite a com- Tplex reading...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 117–134.
Published: 01 March 2005
...] Transcription of “The Story of the Stone” with Zhiyan Zhai's Further Commentary). Facsimile Reprint. Shanghai: Shanghai guji, 1985 . ____, et al. Hongloumeng (sanjia ping ben) (Dream of the Red Chamber [Commented on by the Three Qing Commentators]). 3 vols. Shanghai: Shanghai guji, 1988 . Caraher...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 59–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... narrator, for instance, comments on his interlocutor’s Des Moines suit and button-down shirt before continuing: “your expansive chest —​the chest, I would say, of a man who bench-presses regularly . . . are typical of a certain type of American” (1–2). This is similar to the effect of Camus’s...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 77–98.
Published: 01 January 2004
... comments on storytelling in this interview have much in common with Arendt’s other citations of Dinesen and with the theorist’s discussions of storytelling in general: in the interview, Dinesen ties storytelling not only to mourning but also to meaning and aesthetic patterns perceived in actions when...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 453–456.
Published: 01 December 2016
... account of Nietzsche’s early views of Juda- ism: during the 1860s we can find increasingly anti-Jewish comments in his correspon- dence and notebooks that are further solidified through the subsequent influence of Rich- ard Wagner, which is the central theme of the third chapter. It is through Wagner...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 317–330.
Published: 01 September 2004
... . ____. Das Schloss . Berlin: Schocken Verlag, 1935 . ____. The Trial . Trans. Willa Muir and Edwin Muir. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1968 . Mays, James. “Pons Asinorum: Form and Value in Beckett's Writing, with Some Comments on Kafka and de Sade.” Irish University Press—A Journal of Irish Studies 4...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 113–126.
Published: 01 March 2014
... well as questions of sexual morality and experience. Miller thus encour- ages us to remember and in some sense to right one of the great wrongs of Ameri- can history —​and, if The Crucible  is in fact a response to McCarthyism,1 to confront 1 On the one hand, Miller commented in a 1976...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 460–461.
Published: 01 December 2017
... make political writing into art. These comments work at the center of Woloch’s case that Orwell’s prose was inseparable from his politics not (as is normally held to be the case) as the clearly cho- sen expression of an already formed opinion, but as a political identity embodied in the act of...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 182–199.
Published: 01 June 2013
... writings about Brecht are perhaps the most strident of his career. This was, in many ways, a local struggle. Adorno’s comments about Brecht in the near-contem- porary article “Commitment” are, by contrast, much broader in scope: his points here are not made in relation to any domestic dramaturgical...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 170–172.
Published: 01 March 2001
... comments implied that his own view differed from theirs. Consequences of Enlightenment makes these differences clear and com- pletes what he calls “a project that has been all too long in the making” (p. viii). Condemnation of Enlightenment rationality, he argues, is itself a manifestation of...