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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 121–149.
Published: 01 June 2012
... lost absolutes (the “death of God”), a mourning that, as the recent “return of religion” reveals, is far from complete. In the history of the secularization of reason in the West, the rationalist and empiricist traditions constitute the two main (and opposing) forms in which reason attempts to mourn...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the enduring gap between man and his god, just as death for the radical secularist is the epistemological confrontation of the nothingness between mortality and redemption. It is this enduring gap — rather than a specific mechanics of meter and verse — that Tagore imagines as rhythm, and it is in this...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 145–165.
Published: 01 June 2015
... epistemologies and the waning of religious belief. In mapping the poets' respective strategies for speaking of the “eclipse” of God, the essay analyzes the rhetorical choices each poet makes in evoking the transcendent while highlighting its unknowability. As one moves into the twentieth-century high modernism...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 194–217.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the Nazi genocide. Rawicz rejects moral and historical frameworks because they do not engage the Holocaust on the level he finds most salient: as a terrifying experience of ontological truths about the nature of God, subjectivity, and Being writ large. I situate Rawicz’s novel alongside his...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 45–61.
Published: 01 March 2015
....” European Romantic Review 22 . 3 ( 2011 ): 305 – 12 . Print . Sandy Mark . “‘To see as a god sees:’ the Potential Übermensch in Keats's Hyperion Fragments.” Romanticism 4 ( 1998 ): 212 – 23 . Print . Schaeffer Jean-Marie . Art of the Modern Age: Philosophy of Art from Kant...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 275–290.
Published: 01 September 2002
... key narrative strategies. Further, we find that their very forcefulness arises from pungent ver- bal irony. The following paired assertions, for example, illustrate the narrator’s easy intimacy with the two speakers: the Christian God (Noster—our God) and the Cistercian’s god (deus eorum—their god...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (3): 209–227.
Published: 01 June 2007
... . Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991 . Blond, Phillip. “Emmanuel Levinas: God and Phenomenology.” Post-Secular Philosophy: Between Philosophy and Theology . Ed. Phillip Blond. New York: Routledge, 1998 . 195 -228. Borges, Jorge Luis. “Siete noches.” Obras completas 1975-1985. Barcelona...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 203–223.
Published: 01 June 2020
... the brief fragment from Die fröhliche Wissenschaft ( The Gay Science ) that appears under the heading “Der tolle Mensch” (“The Madman”) and that announces the death of God, but begins with words to introduce an episode that would seem to be well known: “—Have you not heard of that madman who lit a...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 135–157.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... Giles Gunn (forthcoming). Fisch, Harold. “The Hermeneutic Quest in Robinson Crusoe.” Midrash and Literature . Ed. Geoffrey H. Hartman and Sanford Budick. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1986 . 213 -36. Franchot, Jenny. “Melville's Traveling God,” The Cambridge Companion to Herman...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 273–293.
Published: 01 September 2005
...). Yet Milton’s most extended account of the Fall of the Rebel Angels, which Raphael narrates to Adam in Book 6, is far more in keeping with the baroque-heroic spirit of Giordano’s painting. Here, the muscular, god-like rebel angels, once led by “tow’ring” Satan with his “vast and haughty strides...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 265–284.
Published: 01 September 2013
...  is a text steeped in the Christological controversy —over​ the divine and human natures of Christ and their relation to God —​that eventually split the Egyptian church from Western Chris- tendom at the Council of Chalcedon (451 AD). The Egyptian church, along with what came to be known as...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (3): 214–232.
Published: 01 June 2001
... allegory of the death of God.3 The movement from the image of nature as a “huge, implacable, dumb beast” to the “much more exact” image of nature as a machine, one which has “senselessly seized, smashed and swallowed up” Christ, accords fully with the direction of Enlightenment demythologization, for...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 160–180.
Published: 01 June 2017
... God of Love for Caesar [Augustus] and himself for Ovid” (126). As most critics have agreed, the former also stands in for Richard II, so the network of Ovidian allusions casts Richard as another Augustus. But if we read the Preface to the Legend with an awareness of the Lucanian intertexts...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 356–381.
Published: 01 December 2012
... system underlying Pin- dar’s statements on the human vs. divine realms. This metaphysics is itself closely integrated with the poetics of epinikion. First, for Pindar, who generally empha- sizes the gods’ control over time and space, the past represents an absolute, ines- capable necessity, to which...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 408–425.
Published: 01 December 2018
...” for “beaux-frères” (5: 300; “family full of goddesses”; “haughty Gods”; “brothers in law,” Complete 71 ). Unlike Mallarmé ( 696 ), Rilke does not single out God himself as a lie. However, in the second part of the possibly projected cycle, Rilke at once affirms the lie’s authorship and its...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 347–361.
Published: 01 September 2004
... epic. Indeed, in Homer only the gods typically laugh. Euripides’ ejkgela~/ thus echoes a well-known moment in which laughter inter- rupts the martial, competitive world of Homeric epic. Homer’s interruption, however, is short-lived. After he laughs, Hector—who, along with Patroclus, pos- sesses...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 348–350.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Ancien ; ATILF, 2009. httpcatalog.bfm-corpus.org/PercevalKu. Lingering Bilingualism: Modern Hebrew and Yiddish Literatures in Contact. By Naomi Brenner. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2016. 320 p. God of Abraham, you who know languages, you who spoke with my mother in the ancient...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 83–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
... cognition, that is, to attention itself. It thus parallels the use of “meditating” in Descartes’s most famous text: the res cogitans attains its unshakable foundation by turning toward itself and voiding itself of any particular perceptions so that only thinking itself (and God) remain. Just like...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 23–41.
Published: 01 January 2002
... Plays of Girish Karnad . New Delhi: Prestige Publishers, 1999 . Elmore, W.T. Dasa Gods in Modern Hinduism . New Delhi: Asian Educational Services, 1984 . Emeneau, M.B. Jambhaladatta's Version of the Vetalapanchvinsati . New Haven: Yale University Press, 1934 . Ganesan, V. “`Die...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2008
...: “He is [. . .] The boy of act one is the mature man of act fi ve. All in all” (Ulys- ses 9.1020–21). Eglinton follows with a quotation from Dumas père —wrongly attrib- uted to Dumas fi ls: “After God Shakespeare has created most” (Ulysses 9.1028–29). Stephen, who in A Portrait of the Artist as a...