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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
... of the French adultery novel and the English family novel (as Kuzmic notes in chapter 3), and it is as an exemplar of the latter genre that schol- ars tend to explore the relationship between Eliot’s and Tolstoy’s sprawling masterpieces. For the purposes of Kuzmic’s argument, it seems that the adultery...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 345–365.
Published: 01 December 2011
... often the case, of salvific heterosexual 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...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 273–288.
Published: 01 September 2022
... by Bengali writer Sumana Roy and The House with a Thousand Stories by Assamese novelist and poet Aruni Kashyap, to show that, despite their crucial differences in form, style, and narration, both novels use a locally inflected English language to tell stories about how rumor and gossip destroy families...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
...JAMES RAMEY Although the vast differences in scale, style, economy, and subject between Borges's and Joyce's work argue against a positive flow of Joycean ideas through Borges's work—Borges was no parasite of Joyce—in this essay I argue that the “death of the novel” theme Borges seems to have...
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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 (1): 86–110.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Bishupal Limbu This article looks at how democracy is figured in Nepali writer Manjushree Thapa's novel The Tutor of History , which I read intertextually with Jacques Derrida's The Politics of Friendship . I begin by examining how Thapa's literary practice disrupts the privileged position...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 296–311.
Published: 01 September 2016
... theory as a metaphoric basis for the novel's moral philosophy. Moving beyond his earlier family ideal, he made phagocytes the model for a broader and more impersonal ideal of human unity. Thus, in Resurrection Tolstoy found a way to give moral meaning to science, just as he had called for in his...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 200–219.
Published: 01 June 2013
... in the family photographs around which the novel revolves allows Matalon to revisit the racial implications of Barthes’s notions of photographic contingency and light as a “skin” that joins the viewer and the photographed subject. If, as recent criticism has maintained, images of black subjects...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 429–449.
Published: 01 December 2013
... as Indian will disqualify him for entrance into Mexican high society. Menardo consquequently cuts ties to his family and attempts to pass as a member of the elite while working to amass the wealth necessary to secure his social position. In the context of a novel that centers on the vitality...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 54–73.
Published: 01 March 2017
...S. Shankar This essay harnesses the use of translation as a critical method to explore affect in a comparative mode. By way of readings of ethnography (Margaret Trawick's Notes on Love in a Tamil Family ), film (the Hindi-language masala film Guide ), and fiction (Chinua Achebe's Nigerian novel...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
.... Linda Lê: Tout doit être sacrifié pour l’écriture .” Matricule des anges: Mensuel de la littérature contemporaine , vol. 20 , August-October 1995 , pp. 6 – 7 . Gwyer Kirsten . “ Beyond Lateness? ‘Postmemory’ and the Late(st) German-Language Family Novel .” New German Critique , vol. 42...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 450–465.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Beyer. Marcel  is a classic family novel, with a narrator retrospectively dissecting the traces of the war in the history of his own family and postwar Flanders. Beyer’s Flughunde  is a historical novel offering a look into the psychology of those at the heart of National-Socialist power during...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 426–441.
Published: 01 September 2001
... and attention. A globe-trotting father somewhat estranged from a stay-at-home family, Ryder finds he cannot do everything he has promised; he cannot practice for his performance, write his speech, act fast on a new house for his family, take care of the child who is or is not his. The novel’s distortions...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 283–298.
Published: 01 September 2020
... workplace, and Japanese on the streets? Under these circumstances, what happens to the conventions of the novel? Consider for instance the notion of “character development” as we encounter it in the contemporary novel. Many novelists build character through an accretion of experience—familial, sexual...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 444–465.
Published: 01 December 2018
... a variety of things: objects, in relation to their human subjects, embedded in the physical and material transformations affecting Jewish societies in the early to mid-twentieth century. For Bergelson, the novel’s elaborate deployment of personal and familial possessions points towards the demise...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 June 2022
... Rich trilogy is “a dense metropolis of skyscrapers . . . pulsating energy” (Kwan, Crazy 110). Our first look at the city-state in the Rich trilogy is from the perspective of the novel’s ostensible protagonist, Chinese American Rachel Chu, who is visiting her boyfriend Nick Young’s family; upon...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 103–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., are these 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 (2017) 69 (4): 394–412.
Published: 01 December 2017
... to place for diasporic minorities. The novel further develops the theme of geographical simultaneity by showing Sasha engaged in a translocal existence, consisting of travels between New York and Asbestos 2, to deliver remittances and spend time with her family. In the pro- cess, Sasha’s identity...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 June 2022
... the complex symbolic value that Lourdes and her language is made to bear in the novel. On the one hand, the narrator declares that “le créole pondichérien est un français corrompu” ( Gautier 69 ; Pondicherrian Creole is a corrupted French); on the other, he wishes that it could have been their family’s lingua...