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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Kim L. Worthington This essay urges a reconsideration of Bernhard Schlink's The Reader and the familiar, if far from transparent, moral terminology of his admirers and detractors alike. It focuses on conceptions of forgiveness in particular, considering these through the lens of Jacques Derrida's...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 January 2010
... with his Italian predecessor. Whereas Pellico expresses a belief in the general goodness of humanity and advocates forgiveness of his oppressors, Nabokov demonstrates that in the “Communazist” era and its aftermath only an unrelenting and firm resistance to oppressors, not their absolution, will bring down...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 286–299.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Drawing on Jacques Derrida's On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness , this article argues that the postcolonial perspective of Castorp offers not an accusation but a call for a cosmopolitan reconciliation and inclusiveness. Huelle does not provide a nationalist re-reading of the past, but a complex review...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 June 2014
... to participate in it is to accept that the struggle for power is both inevitable and inescapable. Unlike Gombrowicz, however, Dostoevsky suggests the possibility of an exit from intersub- jective narrative struggles. Forgiveness: The Third Way Among the few direct references Gombrowicz makes...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 298–313.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of destroying any face, no matter how simulated or inanimate, refuses the melancholic incorporation of the other that precedes death. It disavows the thingliness that disturbs the human experiences of death, mourning, love, hatred, forgiveness, language, and so on. Long before our loved ones either cremate...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (1): 90–93.
Published: 01 January 2007
... destructiveness, becomes more tolerant, understanding, and forgiv- ing” (63). In elaborating on this claim, Jacobus adds Hannah Arendt’s observation that BOOK REVIEWS/91 forgiveness depends on recognizing the meaning of what we forgive...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (1): 93–95.
Published: 01 January 2007
..., and forgiv- ing” (63). In elaborating on this claim, Jacobus adds Hannah Arendt’s observation that BOOK REVIEWS/91 forgiveness depends on recognizing the meaning of what we forgive. This, in turn, de- pends on recognizing the system...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 23–53.
Published: 01 January 2004
...- ful to Saltykov for his generous and expansive view: “crime” could be read as moral error and “pardon” as religious forgiveness). On the other hand, Stasov, the unspoken Dean of Russian Arts and their democratic mouthpiece, thought that the political conspirators (those he believed Ge...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 47–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... and Literature in the Time of a Truth Commission . Stanford: Stanford UP, 2007 . Print. Soyinka, Wole. The Burden of Memory, the Muse of Forgiveness . Oxford: Oxford UP, 1999 . Print. Tutu, Bishop Desmond. No Future Without Forgiveness . New York: Doubleday, 1999 . Print. Truth and Reconciliation...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., to instructing countries riven by ethnic rivalries and civil war on how to forgive and forget just enough to forge a new dispensation, on how to seek the truth of the past in the interests of a rec- onciliation in the future perfect. In short, the vast change in discourse and the- ory in the New South...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (1): 24–43.
Published: 01 January 2006
...), draw on a text that has inspired considerable philosophical debate about the nature and potential of art in post-Holocaust Germany.5 Celan’s poem has also given rise to ethical and biographical debates about Jewish forgiveness or, conversely, a Jewish inability to reconcile with the horrors...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 213–225.
Published: 01 September 2019
... is to engage in self-defense, special pleading, witness and testimony, apology, pleas for forgiveness. We think here of Hamacher’s 95 Theses on Philology which claims for philology a certain identification with euche —“the plea, the prayer, the desire” ( 26 ). To justify is also to enter the domain...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (1): 59–69.
Published: 01 January 2006
... OF THE PARTY/67 enough, he was also the ruler who demanded that a number of his retainers be buried with him when he died, or at least so legend claims. In this anecdote, it is not merely the forgiveness of the horse-eaters that is important. The duke be- stows the ale (and the act of forgiveness) under...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 131–150.
Published: 01 March 2001
... at” (Poems 273); “In Sickness and in Health”: “Dear, all benevolence of fingering lips/That does not ask forgiveness is a noise” (Poems 317); “Their Lonely Betters”: “We, too, make noises when we laugh or weep:/Words are for those with promises to keep” (Poems 583); and “Homage to Clio”: “forgive our...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 242–255.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Facima realized that he was determined to kill her, she rushed to say to him: “Forgive Almajiri in the name of the promise you made to him. Please for Allah’s sake, forgive Almajiri. Prince of Masar, spare me, Almajiri, who cured you!” When the prince of Masar heard this, he was deeply surprised...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 297–300.
Published: 01 June 2008
... concludes, in chapter 9, with a provocative refl ection on amnesia and amnesty, forgetting and forgiving, and the incommensurability of these paired terms in the context of any reparations for crimes against humanity. Suleiman’s approach to memory, as she herself acknowledges, is primarily textual...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 288–290.
Published: 01 June 2008
... concludes, in chapter 9, with a provocative refl ection on amnesia and amnesty, forgetting and forgiving, and the incommensurability of these paired terms in the context of any reparations for crimes against humanity. Suleiman’s approach to memory, as she herself acknowledges, is primarily textual...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 290–294.
Published: 01 June 2008
... concludes, in chapter 9, with a provocative refl ection on amnesia and amnesty, forgetting and forgiving, and the incommensurability of these paired terms in the context of any reparations for crimes against humanity. Suleiman’s approach to memory, as she herself acknowledges, is primarily textual...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 295–297.
Published: 01 June 2008
... concludes, in chapter 9, with a provocative refl ection on amnesia and amnesty, forgetting and forgiving, and the incommensurability of these paired terms in the context of any reparations for crimes against humanity. Suleiman’s approach to memory, as she herself acknowledges, is primarily textual...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 347–361.
Published: 01 September 2004
... to the splendid indif- ference or cruelty of the gods. Consider the concluding scene of the Hippolytus, in which Hippolytus, after his father Theseus expresses remorse for the curse he had invoked against his dying son, remarkably and movingly forgives his father, in stark contrast to the lack of forgiveness...