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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 68–82.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the German society at large—have collapsed. They have moved on, died, or take no interest in him and his concerns. By the end of the play, Beckmann is in a terrible state of despair. Wet and sleep-deprived, he stands by the River Elbe and contemplates suicide, once again. As the title of the play...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 54–68.
Published: 01 January 2009
... mechanism within the 1966 text of Despair that both relies on and undermines a Freudian reading. I identify a set of objects whose Freudian valence could easily mislead the unwary reader into taking them symbolically, thus overlooking their function as important clues to events in the novel. I also posit...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Julián Jiménez Heffernan Influential critics such as Jonathan Dollimore, Michael Hattaway, and Richard Wilson have identified a tendency in Marlowe's plays to arrest dramatic development in what appear to be surface expressions of an original impasse — of desire, despair, or failed authority. On...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): i–xxiv.
Published: 01 June 2001
... can you long be what you now are, called fair, Do what you may do, what, do what you may, And wisdom is early to despair: Be beginning; since, no, nothing can be done To keep at bay age and age’s evils, hoar hair, Ruck and wrinkle, drooping, dying...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 232–234.
Published: 01 June 2015
... philosopher María Zambrano and the end of the Republic through a reading of her autobiography Delirium and Destiny. For Rog- ers, Zambrano’s autobiography intersects with Ortega’s project for a European Spain, Ocampo’s and Woolf’s feminist critiques, the optimism and despair of intellectuals during and...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (1): 74–80.
Published: 01 January 2008
... Floride. Sick with despair, Amadour takes to his bed and decides the time has come to risk everything in the hope of achieving the goal he has so long sought. At this point we come to the second scene that I would like to examine in detail (72-74). When Floride comes to see the invalid, Amadour gets...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 416–431.
Published: 01 September 2009
... life in the light,” the despair of having lived (23). The primeval mud becomes muck billions of us crawling and shitting in their shit hugging like a treasure in their arms the wherewithal to crawl and shit” (52and the narrator is no longer the child in the womb absorbing the earth but an old man...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 166–184.
Published: 01 June 2015
... simultaneously empty and suffocat- ing. It is also clear that Seferis is not merely concerned with existential despair generally; unlike Sartre’s Roquentin, who only incidentally inhabits “Bouville,” Seferis’s narrator is firmly grounded in the Greek landscape and the absence of, and hunger for, a Greek...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 165–186.
Published: 01 March 2002
... the teacher finds herself so exhausted “que l’aridité de son sort, soudain, lui apparut” (4; “that the sterility of her own existence sud- denly becomes apparent to her Even more strikingly, although Anne makes an agreeable show of despair at her son’s obstinence, she does so “joyeusement...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (1): 33–62.
Published: 01 January 2007
... concluding their works with divertisse- ments. Instead, they prefer uncompromising final tableaux: Hercules in agony, falling on his pyre; Dido in despair, plunging Aeneas’s sword into her heart; Médée in triumph, reviewing the destruction she has wrought from her aerial vantage point...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 60–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., and in Nevo’s work Israel remains the place in which “Everyone has doubts, everyone feels a quiet, dark despair, everyone practices avoidance from the first, everyone lowers their heads from the start. [. . .] Everyone thinks that it’s unnecessary to talk about the future because anyway...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
... frustrations and disappointments in ways that approach despair, that are anarchic in their anomie. Robbins’s admirable critical readings turn these expressions against themselves, making them into evidence for what they seem most to harm. In Chapter 6, “On the Persistence of Anger in the Institutions...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 234–238.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of her autobiography Delirium and Destiny. For Rog- ers, Zambrano’s autobiography intersects with Ortega’s project for a European Spain, Ocampo’s and Woolf’s feminist critiques, the optimism and despair of intellectuals during and after the Spanish Civil War, and the generation of ‘27’s bond...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 408–426.
Published: 01 December 2016
... impulses of despair or frenzy from within” (136). The narrator asserts, presumably taking on the voice of Pros- pero himself, that the “external world could take care of itself”; yet the possibility that all “the appliances of pleasure” supplied to the abbey and the security that is so meticulously...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
... . The Patriotism of Despair: Nation, War, and Loss in Russia . Ithaca : Cornell UP , 2009 . Print . Vernant Jean-Pierre Vidal-Naquet Pierre . Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece . Trans. Lloyd Janet . New York : Zone Books , 1988 . Print . Williams Raymond . Modern...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 116–129.
Published: 01 June 2016
... theoretical posi- tions, might provisionally set aside comparison in pushing through to despair’s farther shore, that teeming region of exuberant plentitude called the blues. Taken as an ensemble of cultural practices centered on collective participation in music and dance, but encompassing the entire...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 128–141.
Published: 01 March 2009
... keep Friday with him on the island by not informing him of his decision to stay and simply letting the ship sail, Friday surprises Crusoe once again by paddling out to the ship and sailing away with the crew. Crusoe almost succumbs to despair, believing himself to be isolated once more. Luckily...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., Chaudhuri discusses both Ranajit Guha’s almost despairing turn to Tagore in the epilogue to History at the Limits of World-History (2002) and (more elaborately) the relation between literature and history that Dipesh Chakrabarty proposes in his essay on Tagore (“Nation and Imagination”) in...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (2): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2000
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 June 2014
.../death recurrence, but a spiral that follows the path of death drive and  of renewal/love” (205). For Kristeva, the psychoanalytic conditioning of forgiveness is altogether dif- ferent from the narcissistic autonomy of a mania that occurs as a reaction to despair; on the contrary, “it leads the...