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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 227–233.
Published: 01 June 2005
.... Nagahata, Akitoshi. “Argument over a Fictitious Atomic Bomb Survivor Poet.” Asashi Shimbun ( August 14 , 1997 ): 7 . Nussbaum, Emily. “Turning Japanese: The Hiroshima Poetry Hoax.” Lingua Franca ( Nov. 1996 ): 82 -84. Perloff, Marjorie. “In Search of the Authentic Other: The Poetry...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 129–141.
Published: 01 March 2017
... but condemns us to be part of the very logic of global vio- lence, and this exhaustion of hopes in literature, in general, cannot be reduced to a single empiri- cal event (from Auschwitz to Hiroshima, from Tlatelolco to Santiago in 1973), but to the very unfolding of twentieth-century history as global...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 298–313.
Published: 01 September 2019
... and his fellow citizens are saved from destruction. Yet beyond this apparent lesson in democratic participation, the threat of being boiled cannot but also evoke the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, acts of unspeakable racial violence conditioned by perceiving Japanese people as dispensable...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 256–272.
Published: 01 June 2005
... by the examples—the surprise—people have brought forth literary, filmic texts—in one case the example of that fictive author, the Hiroshima poet—those are real gifts, you know? That’s a mitzvah, all of those things. So, anyway, to go back. I don’t really know is the answer. But I’ll tell you some anecdotes...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 79–93.
Published: 01 March 2015
... was staged, Duras had established herself as an examiner of the question of “feminine” language in Le marin de Gibraltar (1952), Un barrage contre la Pacifique (1957), and Hiroshima mon amour (1960). In her impor- tant 1975 essay “The Laugh of the Medusa,” Hélène Cixous cites Duras as one of three...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (4): 301–330.
Published: 01 September 2008
... tack. In a time of crisis, we observe, certain names act as compensatory and therapeutic fantasies: names like “Excalibur” or “the Alamo,” “World Trade Center” or “Hiroshima,” establish and affirm the existence of an imagined community, in this case an imagined...