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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 429–445.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé This essay takes up the significance of Wittgenstein's philosophy for our understanding of literature (and vice versa) through a comparative reading of the stakes and aims of Kafka's and Wittgenstein's respective circa 1922 puzzle texts “Von den Gleichnissen” (“On Parables...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (2): 130–146.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Sonderband 29 , 1992 . COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/130 LINA STEINER Pushkin’s Parable of the Prodigal Daughter: The Evolution of the Prose Tale from Aestheticism to Historicism INCE THEIR PUBLICATION in 1831, Pushkin’s The Tales of the Late...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 455–456.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Alex J. Novikoff Parables of Coercion: Conversion and Knowledge at the End of Islamic Spain . By Kimmel Seth . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2015 . 239 p. Copyright © 2017 University of Oregon 2017 BOOK...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 161–181.
Published: 01 June 2011
... as case studies to elucidate the way in which Milosz's poetic changes as it travels westward and influences Heaney's volume The Haw Lantern (1987). Heaney's experiments with the parable form, and his corollary desire to bring the “aerated” language of abstractions into a poetry based on concrete...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 264–272.
Published: 01 June 2022
... engagement with our fragile planet and its species offers strong aesthetic responses to urgent political impasses. Ananda Devi’s eponymous character Joséphin entertains a relation with the Indian Ocean that can be read as a layered parable of the end of man. Her novel is a brilliant poetic translation...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (4): 315–331.
Published: 01 September 2007
... this. 7. Parables Nabokov’s works abound with indications that amidst the misleading paths and deceptive symbols there is something like a unique solution to the problems posed. It is for this reason that he so often compared the composition of his works to riddles and chess problems—to things...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 247–250.
Published: 01 June 2014
... provide. His first reading, of the parable of the sower in Mark, under- scores Landy’s commitment to practice, not message. Landy’s notion that formative read- ing only works for cognitively prepared readers comes across clearest here, too. Jesus is not trying to convert the faithless, only those who...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (1): 23–41.
Published: 01 January 2002
... how an eleventh- century Indian parable about a woman who switches the heads of her husband and his friend was adapted by Thomas Mann in his novella Die vertauschten Köpfe (The Transposed Heads), first published in 1940, and then brought back some thirty years later to its country of origin...
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Comparative Literature (2024) 76 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2024
... that a poet must master in Aristotle’s view, it is a secondary aspect of the poetic in the Arabic context. 9 __________ Avicenna and Averroes also understand mythos in the sense of story (as noted in fig. 1 ), in which case it is rendered khurāfa (fable), mathal (parable), or qiṣṣa (story...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2016
... – 109 . Print . ———. Parables of the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation . Durham : Duke UP , 2002 . Print . ———. “Notes on the Translation and Acknowledgments.” A Thousand Plateaus . By Deleuze Gilles Guattari Félix . London : Continuum , 2004 . xvii e– xx . Print...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to the Parable of the Faithful Servant and the Parable of the Ten Virgins. These parables belong to the Discourse on End Times in the Gospel of Matthew alluded to by Elizabeth Costello when she speaks in her lecture of “the righteous and the sinners, the saved and the damned, the sheep and the goats” (66). 5...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 382–384.
Published: 01 September 2021
... construction—seeks to teach the reader what it means to see “the world rightly.” In A Different Order of Difficulty: Literature After Wittgenstein , Zumhagen-Yekplé shows how—in addition to Wittgenstein’s Tractatus —Franz Kafka’s parables, Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse , James Joyce’s Ulysses , and J...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 340–342.
Published: 01 September 2017
... is a literature and thought of the shore, as “a natural border” and a “meaningful space” through which “the coast offers itself as a line that organizes patterns of thought” (91). Traceable well beyond the Greek world (“from the Epic of Gilgamesh to Melville’s maritime parables and beyond,” as well...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 207–227.
Published: 01 June 2008
... and Charybdis,” the ninth episode of Ulysses devoted to the discussion of Shakespeare’s art and life, and —on the other —Borges’s concise parable “Everything and Noth- ing” (1960) and short story “La memoria de Shakespeare” (“Shakespeare’s Mem- ory”) (1980), both of which are entirely dedicated...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (1): 77–98.
Published: 01 January 2004
... and the concluding section of her essay on Benjamin. The preface defines the genre of the collection as the essay, but ties it to the parable and to storytelling in general. Opening with a reference to René Char’s evocation of the Resistance as a “lost treasure,” Arendt’s text identifies his loss with a valuable...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 487–490.
Published: 01 December 2013
... first met to dis- cuss Kierkegaard and subsequently developed contrasting conceptions of freedom and worldliness.” It is possible that this sentence was originally written as a dependent clause for the next sentence: “It turns out that parables and double entendres, sacrifices and acts...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 491–493.
Published: 01 December 2013
... first met to dis- cuss Kierkegaard and subsequently developed contrasting conceptions of freedom and worldliness.” It is possible that this sentence was originally written as a dependent clause for the next sentence: “It turns out that parables and double entendres, sacrifices and acts...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 493–501.
Published: 01 December 2013
... first met to dis- cuss Kierkegaard and subsequently developed contrasting conceptions of freedom and worldliness.” It is possible that this sentence was originally written as a dependent clause for the next sentence: “It turns out that parables and double entendres, sacrifices and acts...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (1): 59–69.
Published: 01 January 2006
..., or “one who understands the notes.” But in this earlier Han text the story swerves significantly and becomes instead a parable of instruction specifically addressed to the ruler. Zhongzi’s act of loving becomes instead the patron’s ability to pick his clients successfully and to treat them well...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 273–293.
Published: 01 September 2005
... themselves (heaven, earth, and hell), or, conversely, as a unified entity, “the Uni- verse,” with a single “just Circumference” (“just” carrying both spatial and moral overtones). These two ways of imagining international order reflect two faces of the poem. On the one hand, it is a parable about...