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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 388–399.
Published: 01 September 2009
... features of realist narration in Un Coeur simple . While Flaubert's narratorial impersonnalité cites and displays the hegemonic bourgeois discourse of his day in his treatment of the servant Félicité, Stein's narrator deals in clearly marked stereotypes in an effort to master the servants; but by...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 253–268.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Tales (1766). This essay argues that Chulkov was inspired by at least one of these versions of Charlotte Summers when he developed his own self-conscious, self-mocking narrator and mock(ed) readers and listeners. The essay focuses on the self-conscious narrator and mock readers in the English original...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 144–160.
Published: 01 March 2010
... novel tells a story of adultery, divorce, and lesbian desire, while tracing, through a first-person voice, the narrator's professed descent into madness. One thematic emphasis links transgressions of public and private with specific architectural manifestations. This article traces these architectural...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 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 (1 March 2012) 64 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2012
...A. Sean Pue Modernist Urdu poet N.M. Rashed's Iran men ajnabi ( A Stranger in Iran , 1957), published ten years after the partition of British India, describes the experiences of an Indian Muslim soldier in the British Indian Army occupying Iran during World War II. Rashed's narrator searches in...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 162–181.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Stephen Thomson When we first encounter the narrator of Austerlitz , he is wandering around the unfamiliar town of Antwerp with, he tells us, “unsicheren Schritten” (1; 9). As well as reflecting the unfamiliarity of the locale, these “uncertain steps” evince a proud modesty characteristic of the...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2011) 63 (2): 203–224.
Published: 01 June 2011
... crime and the silencing or appropriation of their voices. Contra critics who argue that Schlink offers an exculpatory, because explanatory, portrayal of his Nazi protagonist and second-generation German narrator, I argue that The Reader exposes the potential for abuse that characterizes the rhetoric of...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2019) 71 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... principle of preemption. Dr. Dolly, the narrator of the novel, who suffers from the neoliberal “illness of improbable possibilities,” applies this preemptive principle to language itself, creating what this essay defines as “preemptive poetics:” a literalized and material approach to language that protects...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 400–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
... two collections in light of Proustian hermeneutics. Furthermore, this essay argues that Merrill follows the lead of Proust's narrator in taking steps toward overcoming the partial incompatibilities implicit in the different interpretive modes. Merrill, as did Proust, declares art the means by which...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 291–306.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Enrique Lima The European Bildungsroman since its emergence at the end of the eighteenth century has been the great genre of socialization. Beginning with Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre , the Bildungsroman has narrated the story of a protagonist willingly or unwillingly renouncing his or her...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2013) 65 (1): 101–122.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the unreliable narrator. © 2013 by University of Oregon 2013 Works Cited Babikov Andrei . “Izobrtenie teatra.” Vladimir Nabokov. Tragedia gospodina Morna. P'esy. Lektsii o drame . St. Petersburg , Azbuka-klassika , 2008 . Print . Bate Walter Jackson . The Stylistic...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2018) 70 (3): 278–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... signification. The materially inscribed letters “or” (for example, in or , hors , Georges , gorge , Oran , mort , mord , orage , sort , oreille , corps , encore ) germinate multiple narrative lines that revolve around a box of letters from the narrator’s dead father. Cixous’s work explores this entwinement of...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2018) 70 (1): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2018
...” “In the Pupil” (1927) is a short story in which a love a#31;air becomes the focus of a philosophical investigation. Its consummation is accompanied by the appearance in his lover’s pupil of a homunculus who is a materialized diminutive doppelganger of the narrator. One day the narrator observes...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2000) 52 (1): 53–71.
Published: 01 January 2000
... Transmission.” Style and Structure in Literature . Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1975 . 213 -57. Coetzee, J.M. Waiting for the Barbarians . New York: Penguin, 1982 . Cohn, Dorrit. “Narrated Monologue: Definition of a Fictional Style.” Comparative Literature 18 ( 1966 ): 97 -112...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2002) 54 (4): 291–306.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Stephen Greenblatt has convincingly demonstrated, the territorial dis- placement of the European narrator leads “precisely to a sense of dispossession, a disclaimer of dogmatic certainty, a self-estrangement in the face of the strange- ness, diversity, and opacity of the world” (74).4 The project of...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2010) 62 (2): 122–143.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Press, 1988 . Bonard, Olivier. La Peinture dans la création balzacienne: Invention et vision picutrales de La Maison du chat-qui-pelote au Père Goriot . Genève: Droz, 1969 . Dean, Sharon. “The Myopic Narrator in Henry James's `Glasses.'” Henry James Review 4.3 ( 1983 ): 191 –95...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2019) 71 (1): 19–40.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., violence is both indigenous and imported, germ and germane. Charing Cross and Victoria Station are nodes revealing an intertextual and geopolitical web in which the narrator, Mustafa Sa’eed, and Sudan are enmeshed. In addition, the different effects of these stations in the novel invite exploration of two...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 383–407.
Published: 01 December 2013
... source for his “Philosophy Notes” dealing with texts written after the ancient period. Matthew Feldman mentions how the “Philosophy Notes” emerge, albeit fleetingly, as a figure in Beckett’s writ- ing in the 1964 short prose piece “All Strange Away,” whose narrator abruptly recalls that “ancient...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2016) 68 (1): 59–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., The Red and the Black F FOR STENDHAL and his naturalist project, the mirror harks back to the Imimetic aesthetics articulated by Plato’s narrator in The Republic, for Hamid, the novel as mirror has a diagnostic quality: “I wanted the novel to be a kind of mirror, to let readers see how they...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2004) 56 (4): 331–346.
Published: 01 September 2004
... real” (183). However, “fine” weather does not necessarily determine future events. The narrator’s grandmother enjoys walking in the rain, the only time, she be- lieves, that “one can breathe” (12), and the narrator is occasionally forbidden from taking a “particular walk” for some “quite irrelevant...