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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 2010
... sense of being unfaithful to mainstream interpretations of the text and in the more revelatory sense of the word whereby a reading betrays, or divulges, a previously unacknowledged aspect of the work. This essay considers a particularly provocative “betrayal” of G.K. Chesterton's The Man Who...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 423–437.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Chih-Wei Chang This essay attempts to “bring out” Roland Barthes as an unnamable textual figure in the Taiwanese writer Chu T'ien-wen's Huangren shouji ( Notes of a Desolate Man ). Chu's “gay novel” is notorious for its narrator's seemingly inexhaustible references to a legion of writers, film...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 68–82.
Published: 01 March 2020
... examines three fundamentally dissimilar texts. Ladri di Biciclette ( Bicycle Thieves ), Vittorio De Sica ’s most famous film, was released in 1948 with a cast of nonprofessional Italian actors. It tells the story of a man, Antonio Ricci, who scours the streets of Rome in search of his stolen bicycle...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 111–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Stephan Besser; Yra van Dijk In 2012, two curiously similar novels appeared in the Netherlands and the United States: Dave Eggers's A Hologram for the King and Arnon Grunberg's The Man without Illness . Both feature Western male protagonists who travel to the Gulf region for business purposes...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (2): 180–202.
Published: 01 June 2020
... to the work of Paul de Man, who, from Allegories of Reading on, develops a complementary theory of the impasse of the present that grows out of his theory of rhetorical reading. Although Berlant and de Man are each preoccupied in different ways with the idea of impasse, both ultimately demonstrate...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 78–83.
Published: 01 January 2002
...Kate Jenckes Ideology and Inscription: Cultural Studies After Benjamin, de Man, and Bakhtin. By Tom Cohen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. 258 p. University of Oregon 2002 García-Pabón, Leonardo. La patria íntima: Alegorías nacionales en la literatura y el cine de...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (4): 325–356.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Desire: Hybridity in Theory, Culture and Race . London & New York: Routledge, 1995 . ____. White Mythologies: Writing History and the West . London & New York: Routledge, 1990 . MY AUNT IS A MAN/325 MUSTAPHA MARROUCHI My...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 427–447.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Birger Vanwesenbeeck Abstract This essay seeks to fill a gap in the scholarship on Paul de Man by taking stock of the scattered references to Flemish in his later writings. Taking its cue from a passing remark in the most recent de Man biography—namely, that late in life the theorist attested...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 100–102.
Published: 01 January 2010
... on translation, he sorts out the varied meanings at play in both Ger- man and Russian. The titles of the three sections of Robinson’s book articulate its ostensi- ble structure: “Zarazhenie: Tolstoy’s Infection Theory”; “Ostraninie: Shklovsky’s Estrange- ment Theory”; and “Verfremdung: Brecht’s Estrangement...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 444–465.
Published: 01 December 2018
... American Literature . Princeton : Princeton UP , 2006 . Walther Sundhya . “ The Nation’s Taxidermist: Ungovernable Bodies in R. K. Narayan’s The Man-Eater of Malgudi .” University of Toronto Quarterly 84 . 4 ( 2015 ): 74 – 89 . 9 Parenthetical references to the novel cite...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 226–251.
Published: 01 September 2019
.... Such exaggerated, borderline mawkish musings dominate the majority of his journey. But in the final instance, “Śarat aura Premacanda” takes a turn. As he bitterly curses the woman he sent off—his childhood sweetheart, now the wife of another man—the narrator begins to observe his surroundings more keenly. He...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (2): 192–197.
Published: 01 March 2004
... by this definition, writers had to interlope in the printing trade, as Stephen Harrison did when he procured the right to sell copies of his book, as Thomas Coryate did when he subsidized his work as a form of self-promotion, and as Samuel Daniel did when he used the stationer Simon Waterson as a front-man...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (1): 90–96.
Published: 01 January 2000
... of the Emotions in Man and Animals,” Phillip Prodger addresses Darwin’s deliber- ate construction of a visual rhetoric to serve his evolutionary thesis. In Darwin’s Expres- sions (1872), the first scientific text to be provided with photographic illustrations, the photographs do not serve as a body...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 22–40.
Published: 01 January 2010
... and regeneration, rather than mindless, nihilistic rejection and destruction. Neither has a purely political conception of revolt; instead, they define it as an ethical, artistic, and psychic activity that is the ultimate guarantee of man's dignity, integrity, independence, and creative capacities. In both writers...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 122–143.
Published: 01 March 2010
... these works depict. In both texts the portrait raises the issue of the relation between identity and representation. Since in both stories the portrait is that of a woman and the painter is a man, they also deal with the way the power to represent (and thus determine or construct identity) relates to gender...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 150–168.
Published: 01 June 2012
... encounter with the blind beggar in The Prelude and Baudelaire's with the old man in Les Sept Vieillards , marked the limit of a poetic activity based on identity, recognition, and empathy. The essay suggests that, while these moments were occasional and transitory, they delineate an imaginative terrain...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 March 2013
... to conceive of a perfect man-made language, Chinese seemed a likely model. However, Leibniz's dream of a Universal Character relied on a combination of competing semiotic and systemic requirements that only the misguided view of sinographs and hexagrams as an integral part of one Chinese script system could...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 46–61.
Published: 01 March 2013
... 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 gap that the play...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2012
... and heterogeneous to serve as a collectivity, and he imagines, in vague detail, the emergence of a new man not bound by identity at all. This article seeks to restore this more radically anti-ideological aspect of Rashed's poem while illustrating the potential of Spivak's category for the study of literature. ©...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 137–161.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Anne Dwyer This essay investigates the linguistic play and geopolitical scenarios in the work of Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (author of Venus in Furs and the man who gave his name to “masochism”) and his younger contemporary, the German-Jewish writer Karl Emil Franzos. Both men grew...