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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 122–143.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Michal Peled Ginsburg This essay explores the function of the portrait in two texts, Balzac's La Maison du chat-qui-pelote and James's “Glasses.” I argue that in both texts the portrait plays a crucial role and that taking the portrait into account allows us to see differently the social dramas...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 355–369.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Stefanie Heine This article examines how breathing pauses organize prose rhythm in ancient rhetoric and in modernist texts. In Virginia Woolf’s “Time Passes” and “The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection” as well as in a late chapter of Robert Musil’s The Man Without Qualities , breath...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 269–290.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., Benjamin says in “Experience and Poverty,” is also the material that best serves to display modern man in all his naked destitution. Such a material is, of course, glass. As Benjamin manipulates it in this essay, glass becomes a post-Kantian frame or parergon  for disclosing the truth as it occurs...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 251–270.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Smith Gary . Cambridge : Belknap , 1999 . Print . Carroll Lewis Chao Yuen Ren . Zou dao jing zi li = Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There . Beijing : Shang wu yin shu guan , 2002 . Print . Chesterton G.K. The Defendant . London : J.M. Dent and Sons...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 150–165.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of the harsh conditions that the hot sun can generate in this exposed landscape, suggesting that The barnacles which encrust the side of the wave, cannot hide there for the submerged shafts of the sun, split like spun glass, move themselves with spotlike swift- ness into the crevices— in and out...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 399–419.
Published: 01 December 2014
... . ———. Sir Walter Scott on Novelists and Fiction . Ed. Williams Ioan . London : Routledge & Kegan Paul , 1968 . Print . Le Fanu Sheridan Thomas Joseph . In a Glass Darkly . 1872 . Ed. Tracy Robert . Oxford : Oxford World Classics , 1993 . Print . Strohschneider...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 337–356.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., in the glass cabin of a studio, as if alone in front of a microphone, never have I felt more imperiously required to produce an utterance—no doubt within me and outside of me—while at the same time feeling that to be impossible: the unavoidable risk that is thereby incurred by the sentence and thus...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 46–58.
Published: 01 March 2016
... on the writers’ struggles with traumatic experience. The poem describes an unnamed person on a stormy night combing his hair in the mirror —​a “coffin of glass” that is “more vigilant than the unfinished past” (45). It confronts the same dialectic of memory and forgetting that I outlined when discussing...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 197–214.
Published: 01 June 2002
..., as in the case of the fake coins in The Counterfeiters, whose gold coating conceals their crystal surface. Mirror sur- faces have an equally ambiguous relationship to truth in Fedor’s universe: the tobacconist who overcharges him has mother of pearl buttons; glass counters contain overpriced goods; Fedor’s...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 331–346.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., the narrator blocks the entire spectrum of light that passes through the stained-glass windows except for the blue and yellow rays so that he can see the dappled floors as a “dazzling, gilded carpet of forget- me-nots in glass” (78). While this dappled light undoubtedly contains colors aside from those...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 335–345.
Published: 01 June 2009
... sym- bolic expulsion from a “civilized” city to which he feels he does not belong. The shiny offi ce building, in which the protagonist sees his refl ection torn into “strides and splatters” (57) against the glass panels, is an obvious reference to the story’s ending as well as to a Fanonian...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 291–306.
Published: 01 September 2002
... as containing a pelican, a remora, a lanhado from Africa, a goose which has grown in Scotland on a tree, a flying squirrel, another squirrel like a fish, all kinds of bright colored birds from India . . . the hand of a mermaid, the hand of a mummy, a very natural wax hand under glass . . . a cup of an E...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (2): 119–142.
Published: 01 March 2000
... on the loss of his name and identity, calls for a mirror to be brought, “That it may show me what a face I have/Since it is bankrout of his majesty” (266-67). Richard shatters the glass to prove that his “face” is as “brittle” as was his glory (287-88), and Bullingbrook, ever the deprecator of mere sym...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 March 2014
... : Princeton UP , 1981 . Print . Day Tony . “‘Landscape’ in Early Java.” Recovering the Orient: Artists, Scholars, Appropriations . Ed. Gerstle Andrew Milner Anthony . Chur : Hardwood Academic Publishers , 1994 . 175 – 204 . Print . Devlin-Glass Frances . “A Politics...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (2): 111–129.
Published: 01 March 2004
... of Erasmus’s dialogues fantasizes about “a whole house most eloquent everywhere, so that gates and doors and window-frames and every pane of glass and beams and ceil- ings and floor-tiles and walls . . . should all say something that it would be useful not to forget.” 3 Those who could afford to do so...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 97–126.
Published: 01 March 2002
... that fleeting image by forcibly possessing her. A similar troubling intimacy between viewing subject and viewed object is sug- gested by the words Lucrece’s father speaks when he gazes upon her dead body: Poor broken glass, I often did behold In thy sweet semblance my...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 427–449.
Published: 01 December 2016
... that he shares with his daughter Rosa or in the adjacent and equally small patio enclosed by a wooden fence and, on one neighbor’s side, by a high wall studded with broken glass bottles. Another salient feature of “La parte de Amalfitano” is that there is no explicit crime. Whereas in the other...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 193–213.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., a soul beholding the world through looking-glass eyes, but a sequence of openings traversed by the bread that I bite, chew, swallow, digest. I am nothing without it—a statue by Giacommeti at best—but in its wake I am able to maintain a certain density, displace a certain volume of the here and now...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 230–232.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of the Life of Frederick Douglass, “The Heroic Slave” (1853), and his July 5, 1852, “What to a Slave Is the Fourth of July?” and give us a view into less widely read Dou- glass orations, speeches that YouTube now opens the possibility of hearing through actor Roger Guenvuer Smith’s Frederick Douglass Now...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 232–235.
Published: 01 June 2012
...?” and give us a view into less widely read Dou- glass orations, speeches that YouTube now opens the possibility of hearing through actor Roger Guenvuer Smith’s Frederick Douglass Now. They argue for an ever-maturing style that Douglass developed through his “deutero-learning” of classical oratory...