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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 256–272.
Published: 01 June 2005
..., you’ve got it in one. OK? And then the upheaval of independence and then all the violence within that, every- thing. Now that I’m growing toward late middle age I’m very aware of how that sort of thing marks one, and I sometimes felt that I had not been able to put in these three lectures—you know...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 460–461.
Published: 01 December 2017
... words, lies not so much in what he thought about Soviet Russia or the Spanish Civil War or what have you, but in the sheer range, exuberance, and nitty gritty particularity of his writing. I’m still not sure what came first, the idea or the writing to represent the idea, whatever that idea is...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 103–105.
Published: 01 March 2020
... some problems of its own. A reader who regards poetry as intrinsically meta-rhetorical (I’m one) will wonder what distinguishes the meta-rhetoric of wartime poetry from that of peacetime poetry. I imagine Galvin’s answer would not rely on the war-related “content” of the poem or on the calendrical fact...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): i–xiv.
Published: 01 June 2002
... coming months. I also would be very pleased to hear from you at any time (I’m readily reachable at dnd2@columbia.edu) with your thoughts on things we’re doing and things we ought to do. Cordially yours, David Damrosch COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/iv LETTER FROM THE OUTGOING SECRETARY...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (1): 42–57.
Published: 01 January 2001
...: Roth's Place in the American-Jewish Literary Tradition.” Milbauer and Watson 17 -32. COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/42 JEFFERSON CHASE Two Sons of “Jewish Wit”: Philip Roth and Rafael Seligmann “ HIS IS MY LIFE, my only life, and I’m living it in the middle of...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 481–488.
Published: 01 December 2014
... it were  through me, because the polyvocality of which I’m speaking operates not merely in the metaphorical sense, but as the literal condition of production for academic writing. (And here I open a parenthe- sis to undo or undermine, while leaving in place, the word “merely,” since meta- phor...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 43–51.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... from Pennsylvania likewise declares that loans are “on my mind 24 hours a day.” Rej of Michigan, carrying debt from medical school, sums up the toxic effect: “This situ- ation is aggravating my health. I’m thinking of suicide to end this miserable life.” Perhaps the most debilitating emotional...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 455–457.
Published: 01 December 2015
... range and possibilities, at the same time that it flaunts its distinctiveness” (12–13). I’m not sure how many poets or critics today—steeped as they are in a history that stretches from modernist quoting poems to Situationist détournement, Language poetry, Flarf, and conceptual poetry—will find...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 176–193.
Published: 01 June 2018
... tearing hands in the act of sparagmos , or as the death of Orpheus (to borrow a phrase from Rich’s 1971 poem “I Dream I’m the Death of Orpheus” ), or even as a Bacchant reveler with a completely different story to tell, Bogan cuts straight to the linguistic potential of the raving maenad: the vocalized...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (2): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2015
... [. . .] And truly, I’ve convinced myself that I’m dead [. . .] I’ve foolishly convinced myself I’m pulling the strings. (Réjouis 246–47) She plays a mind game with herself in order to cope with the unjust responsibility that comes with having a body that is a target of sexual humiliation and abuse in a...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 426–441.
Published: 01 September 2001
... people don’t know a thing. They don’t know the first thing about modern music and if you leave them to themselves, it’s obvious, they’ll just get deeper and deeper into trouble. I’m needed, why can’t you see that? I’m needed out here! You don’t know what you’re talking about!” And it was then I had...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): i–xx.
Published: 01 June 2000
... responded to this predicament. There is much in contemporary book design, illustration, and structuration to suggest that we are indeed authors in search of a broader, more vibrant audience. The outermost degrees of the pitch of some of our sectarian disputes—and I’m not talking about self-censorship of...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 25–34.
Published: 01 March 2014
... seems at first to be liberating. The prospect of hearing him con- fess, of acknowledging all she thinks he has done to her, allows her finally to nar- rate her story to Gerardo. “I’m not dead,” she says, “I thought I was but I’m not and I can speak” (37). She even contemplates the possibility of...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 226–251.
Published: 01 September 2019
... more keenly. He leans his head against the back of the driver’s seat and tearfully watches the road passing beneath him: My teardrops begin to fall on the road again. . . . But suddenly I’m surprised. I must have left a stream of tears beneath me, but there’s another line of droplets exactly the same...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (1): 74–80.
Published: 01 January 2008
... à temps que vous entendiez la fin?” (62; “So will you promise that you will not only not be angry at what I’m going to say, but also if you are shocked, that you will not say anything until I have finished?” 130). This assumes added significance a little further on in Amadour’s speech, when he...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2021
... representations of animals help us inhabit their living bodies; later, when John and Norma are fighting, we discover that she has been telling their children “stories . . . about poor little veal calves” at home (113). “Norma, you’re ranting.” “I’m not ranting. I would have more respect for her if she...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 214–218.
Published: 01 June 2005
... ghost paper I’m not writing here, let me just note that in his reading of Hamlet’s “the time is out of joint” in Specters of Marx, Derrida asks: “And how is one to translate ‘The time is out of joint Perusing centuries of French translations of the play, he concludes “the translations themselves are...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2013
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 46–58.
Published: 01 March 2016
... mieux” (Again I’m in a psychiatric clinic. Depression. But again I’m feeling a bit better) (Emory Archives: B6 F7 Ted H Series 1.1 János Pilinszky). Later letters (8 December 1976; 13 January 1978; 21 Novem- ber 1978) also ruminate on his mental illness. JÁNOS...