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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Anna A. Berman Abstract What is a family novel ? Russian literary scholars—who use the term frequently—claim that it is originally an English genre, yet in English scholarship the term has virtually disappeared. This article recovers the lost history of the family novel, tracing two separate...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 95–99.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Anna A. Berman Adulterous Nations: Family Politics and National Anxiety in the European Novel . By Kuzmic Tatiana . Northwestern University Press , 2016 . 248 p. Copyright © 2018 University of Oregon 2018 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 103–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... aristocrats themselves; they are no longer the terrors of their families, nor of anyone else. These horsy gentlemen already turning into creatures of bourgeois habit pre- pare the way in Flaubert’s novel for Rodolphe, the bourgeois who acts the noble- man of Emma’s dreams. Her fantasies were fi rst...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2021
...’ (about animal rights, about consciousness, about death, about the family, about academia) against claims of authorship and authority” (79). Yet the novel, I will argue, does more than establish the unreliability of its authority. The metafiction of Elizabeth Costello is a strategy by which it becomes...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (1): 61–83.
Published: 01 January 2005
... taken apart and exploited separately” (Picaresque Novel 94, my empha- sis). Dunn also cites Ludwig Wittgenstein’s interpretation of genre as one of “family resemblance[s]” to describe the picaresque (Picaresque Fiction 49). The term baroque should likewise be approached as a set of possibilities...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 235–250.
Published: 01 June 2016
... KUNDERA AND THE NOVEL AS QUEST FOR MATURITY / 239 family life that is irresistible to him. For Kundera, this character exemplifies how little of what we think and do in real life is a result of our decisions, and how much of it is a product of fears, conventions, and received ideas. Although the...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Paul A. Bové Since Bruce Robbins's Upward Mobility and the Common Good: Toward a Literary History of the Welfare State deals with the novel, readers will rightly place it next to Lukacs and more recent historians and theoreticians of the genre. Critically, however, I believe it is also important...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 131–144.
Published: 01 June 2015
... deaths of two of his companions, the entrepreneurial Albertus sets to work building a model society, at first only with the assistance of his wife Concordia, but eventually with the support of a growing family and a number of later immigrants. The fictional universe of the novel is morally divided...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 235–236.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Ayelet Ben-Yishai Realism's Empire: Empiricism and Enchantment in the Nineteenth-Century Novel . By Baker Geoffrey . Columbus : The Ohio State University Press , 2010 . 246 p. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 237–239.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Gregory Erickson Religious Experience and the Modernist Novel . By Lewis Pericles . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2010 . 236 p. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 BOOK REVIEWS PARALLELS, INTERACTIONS, AND...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 333–356.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Sushil Sivaram Abstract This article reasons that the Jaipur Literature Festival between 2008 and 2011 attempted to institute via polemics, judgment, and celebration the category of the Pakistani novel in India by importing an alterity industry. By failing to contextualize alterity in a South Asian...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (1): 83–86.
Published: 01 January 2006
...David A. Brewer The One vs. the Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel. By Alex Woloch. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. ix, 391 p. University of Oregon 2006 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/70 BOOK...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 130–140.
Published: 01 June 2016
... progeny’s) complete Americanization. The denouement of the novel —​ending as it does on a slightly awkward note of familial togetherness and dysfunction —​also critiques the presumption of a linear movement through time from immigrant to American. Considering Blackness a “when” rather than a “what...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 345–365.
Published: 01 December 2011
... procreation — in short, in the image of the Family, the other great obsession of Zola’s novel. This relationship between family, sexuality, and radical politics is, I think, elucidated in surprising ways by Wilde’s first play, Vera, or the Nihilists. Nihilist Recognitions Vera, or the Nihilists...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
... “death of the novel” theme Borges seems to have associated with the baroque style of Ulysses did help to elucidate for him a set of literary problems involving the relation of erudition to art. Borges’s own erudition began early. He spent his childhood largely confi ned to his family’s cavernous...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 444–465.
Published: 01 December 2018
...-twentieth century. For Bergelson, the novel’s elaborate deployment of personal and familial possessions points towards the demise of the shtetl; the diminished “use-value” of traditional mores and behaviors eventually focuses on the figure of Mirel Hurvitz, the novel’s putative heroine, whose own utility or...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (3): 287–311.
Published: 01 September 2015
... began writing in 1985 a “Mauritian cycle” of novels, which feature the fiction- alized interconnected histories of his family and the diverse ethnicities whose experiences of deportation produced the hybrid cultures of the Mascarenes. When evoking the Mauritian people’s well-known tolerance for...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 389–407.
Published: 01 December 2016
... essentialist binaries, this article develops a nuanced understanding of the concepts of time and history expressed in two categories of novels in three African languages: Ujamaa novels in Swahili (Tanzania) and Chimurenga/Umvukela novels in Shona and Ndebele (Zimbabwe). While Ujamaa novels often operate on a...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2015
... optimism central to the post-independence works that imagined the nation as a large family with a powerful patriarch and ideal mixed-race children. The novels' spotlight on sexual violence and its results challenges the symbolic overlap between women's bodies and the land. © 2015 by University of Oregon...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 423–437.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Chih-Wei Chang This essay attempts to “bring out” Roland Barthes as an unnamable textual figure in the Taiwanese writer Chu T'ien-wen's Huangren shouji ( Notes of a Desolate Man ). Chu's “gay novel” is notorious for its narrator's seemingly inexhaustible references to a legion of writers, film...