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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 388–399.
Published: 01 September 2009
... 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 mimicking...
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Comparative Literature (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 (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 (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...
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Comparative Literature (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...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 171–185.
Published: 01 June 2022
... object-oriented ontology, and world literature, this essay explores how a close encounter with objects, stories, and descriptive language can reveal the form and poetics of the Indian Ocean. A concept of regional relationality, encompassing both connectivity and narratability, emerges alongside...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 144–160.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... This 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 (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...
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Comparative Literature (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 (2013) 65 (1): 101–122.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., that of the unreliable narrator. © 2013 by University of Oregon 2013 STANISLAV SHVABRIN Vladimir Nabokov’s “La Belle Dame Sans Merci”: A Study in the Ethics and Effects of Literary Adaptation...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 340–360.
Published: 01 September 2020
... alleged letter from Coalmont has a precedent in the Recherche , the essay proposes that Humbert fabricates the letter from Dolly for similar reasons that Proust’s Narrator makes himself believe that a telegram he receives from Gilberte is a missive from Albertine. The phantom letter in Lolita...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 361–376.
Published: 01 December 2020
... object of what the author terms the erotics of disgust. Chughtai is perhaps most famous for her being tried for obscenity in 1942 for her most famous short story, “The Quilt” (“Lihaaf”), which narrates a young girl’s encounter with the erotic relationship of a middle-class Muslim woman and her female...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 119–140.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is crucially important in Baraka’s narration of his conversion from Beat bohemianism to Black nationalism. Baraka’s argument with Wittgenstein anticipates the concerns of a debate that occurred several years later between Hans Gadamer and Jürgen Habermas. Reading...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 273–288.
Published: 01 September 2022
... by Bengali writer Sumana Roy and The House with a Thousand Stories by Assamese novelist and poet Aruni Kashyap, to show that, despite their crucial differences in form, style, and narration, both novels use a locally inflected English language to tell stories about how rumor and gossip destroy families...
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Comparative Literature (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 (2018) 70 (3): 278–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to 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...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... 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 it from...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 26–51.
Published: 01 March 2023
... stories narrated through Indigenous cosmovisions in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead (1991) and Yuri Herrera’s Señales que precederán el fin del mundo (2009). It contends that Silko and Herrera’s novels employ Maya, Nahua, Yaqui, and Laguna Pueblo migration narratives to eschew colonial...
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Comparative Literature (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 (2018) 70 (1): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of a homunculus who is a materialized diminutive doppelganger of the narrator. One day the narrator observes “the little man”—as the narrator calls his double—vanishing in the depths of the pupil. For the narrator this disap- pearance marks the beginning of the end of the relationship, which gradually...