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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Claire Solomon In Argentina, a multimedia boom in historical fictions about the so-called Jewish White Slave Trade of the early twentieth century in Buenos Aires has created a consensus about a particular set of events that deviates in consistent ways from the available evidence. In this essay I...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 265–284.
Published: 01 September 2013
...-Masry al-Youm , 29 July–9 Sept. 2009 . Web. 27 Aug. 2012 . Saba Mahmood Azazeel  and the Politics of Historical Fiction in Egypt year after its publication, the novel Azazeel  was awarded the prestigious A International Prize for Arabic Fiction (modeled after...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 60–71.
Published: 01 March 2018
... or inexplicable fictional world. Limbotopia not only reflects the loss of temporality in postmodernism but also responds to very specific historical and political configurations. We analyze the incidence of limbotopia in works by Israeli, American, British, Russian, and South Korean writers and film-makers...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 299–319.
Published: 01 September 2021
... adaptations of Soviet erotic fiction. In reading Vâlâ’s neglected 1928 erotic historical comedy Baltacı ile Katerina ( Baltacı and Catherine ), unique among Vâlâ’s writings in its direct and explicit imagination and specification of an entangled revolution, this article suggests, by way of specific attention...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 June 2022
... as a nurse in an Haut Créole household is a veritable cakewalk for the author of historical fiction: the archive is replete with such individuals through whose peregrinations and liaisons the Bas Créole community eventually emerged as a distinct group ( Carton ; Arondekar ). Bébé is the result of her...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 283–301.
Published: 01 June 2010
....” In contrast with prior studies that evaluate the historical realism of these works, I draw on Walter Benjamin's notions of revolutionary historiography in order to show how both the content and circumstances of publication of Seghers's and Carpentier's fiction illuminate their struggles with the role...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 340–360.
Published: 01 September 2014
... is carefully structured as a roman à clef, weav- ing together multiple historical events and figures: Operation Condor; the forma- tion of the drug cartel federation; the 1985 murder of DEA agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in Mexico (the fictionalized Ernie Hidalgo); the 1993 assassination of Cardinal Juan...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 348–372.
Published: 01 September 2023
... and constellation of disjunctive historical materials, thereby resisting progressivist conceptions of literary and cultural tradition. I further highlight the ways in which, for both figures, experiences of built images are ever-mediated, in contrast to certain strains of extant scholarship that interpret Crane’s...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 315–337.
Published: 01 September 2017
... conceiving the political conditions that produce child soldiers as an artifact of a specific historical juncture and, for the literary critic, the corre- sponding project of assessing the literary-historical import of the body of fiction that takes up this famous character. As a stock figure among...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in a smooth but complex narrative? First of all, Tolstoy wrote War and Peace about sixty years after the temporal setting of his novel, while in order to build her fictional narrative, Némirovsky was following the immediate historical events and therefore could only speculate on the unfolding...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (2): 222–237.
Published: 01 June 2017
...-Jewish other. In the fictional creations of Ismael/David and Amir/Yonatan, Abulhawa and Kashua, respectively, construe characters whose existence blurs the borderline between various versions of today's Palestinian Arab and mainstream projections of its Israeli-Jewish counterpart. These characters...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 186–201.
Published: 01 June 2022
... historical fiction postcolonial fiction ocean studies multilingualism archive translation anarchive There is nothing solid about the way languages interact with each other. Their movement is more like that of liquids; they mingle and flow not just between groups but often within individuals...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (3): 257–264.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of a humanist reading practice in the controversy over the historical fiction of Egyptian novelist Youssef Zeidan. Mahmood demon- strates how Zeidan’s novel Azazeel  engages the Nestorian and Asturian positions regarding the humanity or divinity of Christ, and she follows the debates in which the Muslim...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 247–263.
Published: 01 June 2022
... : Blackwell , 2002 . “ History Meets Fiction in the Indian Ocean: On Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy .”. Introduction to special section American Historical Review 121 , no. 5 ( 2016 ): 1521 – 22 . Ho Eng Seng . The Graves of Tarim: Genealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean . Berkeley...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 298–307.
Published: 01 September 2023
... (Bunun), the anthropology-style writing of Husluman Vava (Bunun) and Auvini Kadresengan (Drekay), and the early historical fiction of Badai do threaten self-limitation. But these are intended as works of literature, and though we could criticize them as rough and lacking literariness, how could we view...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 225–236.
Published: 01 June 2021
... Ormuz as an ecological novel for our times. WERE ONE TO define “geographic fiction” (after the model of historical fiction) as fiction set in and structured by a real, well-documented geographic location, Jean Rolin’s Ormuz (2013) might qualify equally as the apogee of the genre and its hollowed...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 420–437.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Uthat continues to fascinate and occupy scholars and leisure-time readers alike. It can be read as a medieval detective story, a Gothic novel, or an historical fiction with an enormous net of intertextual references woven into the text (see, among others, Capozzi 134–36). The novel is also...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 273–288.
Published: 01 September 2022
... Speaking Tiger, founded in 2014 by Ravi Singh Manas Saika. But there may also exist the “randomness” that Chaudhuri insists is only part of a global “market activism.” Reading indiscriminately was a way out of ignorance. I consumed stories shaped by local mythology, historical fiction set before...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (1): 83–85.
Published: 01 January 2001
... on three topics: the referential properties of fiction, the textual marks of fictionality, and the relations between such marks and literary-historical interpretation. Addressing the referential question, the book’s first chapter, “Focus on Fiction,” exam- ines several meanings of the term fiction...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (1): 86–87.
Published: 01 January 2001
... focuses on three topics: the referential properties of fiction, the textual marks of fictionality, and the relations between such marks and literary-historical interpretation. Addressing the referential question, the book’s first chapter, “Focus on Fiction,” exam- ines several meanings...