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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (4): 294–314.
Published: 01 September 2007
... in European Culture . London, New York: Verso, 2000 . North, John. The Ambassadors' Secret: Holbein and the World of the Renaissance . London: Hambledon and London, 2002 . Orr, John. Tragic Realism and Modern Society: Studies in the Sociology of the Modern Novel . Pittsburgh: University...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Katrin Pahl Ambiguous Aggression in German Realism and Beyond: Flirtation, Passive Aggression, Domestic Violence . By Barbara N. Nagel New York : Bloomsbury , 2019 . 176 pages. Copyright © 2021 by University of Oregon 2021 With the flare-up of #MeToo in 2017 (a movement...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (3): 207–226.
Published: 01 June 2004
... Critique 10 ( 1977 ): 155 -78. Bloch, Ernst. “Discussing Expressionism.” New Left Review 16 -27. ____. “Diskussionen über Expressionismus.” Schmitt 180 -91. Brecht, Bertolt. “On the Formalistic Character of the Theory of Realism.” New Left Review 70 -76. ____. “Über den...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (1): 93.
Published: 01 January 2006
...Stephen M. Hart Ordinary Enchantments: Magical Realism and the Mystification of Narrative. By Wendy B. Faris. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2004. 323 p. University of Oregon 2006 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/70 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 155–180.
Published: 01 June 2016
... for, English dramatic works. This essay introduces Brandt and his intellectual milieu, demonstrating how and why he turned to Hamlet in an early investigation of revenge tragedy and political realism. From the dynamic plots to the histrionic style of performance, English drama offered Brandt a vision...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 25–45.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Elizabeth Cheresh . Beyond Realism: Turgenev’s Poetics of Secular Salvation . Stanford UP , 1992 . Arendt Hannah . The Human Condition . U of Chicago P , 1998 . Armstrong Nancy . How Novels Think: The Limits of Individualism from 1719—1900 . Columbia UP , 2006 . Armstrong...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 388–399.
Published: 01 September 2009
... as an exercise, and allusions to this text can be easily traced throughout Three Lives in general and The Good Anna in particular. The following essay argues that Stein's “new kind of realism” (William James) constitutes a rewriting and a radicalization of Flaubert's decomposition of certain key features...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 383–401.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Nicole Rizzuto This essay argues that the Caribbean migration narratives of Jean Rhys and George Lamming employ formal tactics associated with modernism to question values subtending literary realism and provide alternative models for thinking about relations between the novel form and community...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 226–251.
Published: 01 September 2019
... properly “literary” nayī kahānī texts were written, the essay shows how the movement inaugurated a modernist realism characterized by attention to genre, rhetoric, and style on one hand, and commitment to social reality on the other. Combining rhetorical strategies—such as shifting narrative voice...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 235–236.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Ayelet Ben-Yishai Realism's Empire: Empiricism and Enchantment in the Nineteenth-Century Novel . By Baker Geoffrey . Columbus : The Ohio State University Press , 2010 . 246 p. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 346–365.
Published: 01 June 2009
...., the author traces the shift from the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez in the 1970s, 80s and 90s, to the gritty realism of Roberto Bolaño, and asks what these different paradigms can tell us about stereotypical U.S. notions of Latin American cultural and political realities. Although Bolaño's...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., with ten elements that define and structure it as a highly complex literary form: length, encyclopedic mode, dissonant chorality, diegetic exuberance, completeness, narrratorial omniscience, paranoid imagination, inter-semiocity, ethical commitment, and hybrid realism. These ten categories are common...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (4): 370–393.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Molly Brunson In fragmented fever dreams of St. Petersburg’s cityscape and during frenzied flights on country roads, Nikolai Gogol represents imperial Russia with a unique, often disorienting descriptive prose, which has been considered both striking in its realism and protomodernist in its...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 257–269.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of his “figural hermeneutics” a thoroughly modernist critical point of view, one whose understanding of mimesis depends upon the structure of figural understanding rather than any naïve doctrine of literary realism. Mimesis, as it gradually emerges out of Auerbach's hermeneutics, is a figure of language...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 408–428.
Published: 01 December 2013
... who traded his gift for the security of a cause.” Recuperative readings of the last few years have instead stressed Upward as an eccentric modernist rather than a doctrinaire adherent of socialist realism. Drawing extensively on unpublished archival sources, I argue that these recent recuperative...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 340–360.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Winslow and Charles Bowden, respectively. Reconsidering the classical notion of mimesis, this essay contends that, despite their varying proximity to their common referent—the drug trade—and their differing practices of realism, most narco-narratives replicate official representations of drug cartels...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 244–255.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., this essay explores the Caribbean as an exemplary inter-American and comparatist crossroads space and analyzes several elements that enter into the diverse poetics of the region as articulated by its major writers and theorists: from chaos to transculturation, from magical realism and the “imaginary eras...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 283–301.
Published: 01 June 2010
....” In contrast with prior studies that evaluate the historical realism of these works, I draw on Walter Benjamin's notions of revolutionary historiography in order to show how both the content and circumstances of publication of Seghers's and Carpentier's fiction illuminate their struggles with the role...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 121–149.
Published: 01 June 2012
... tendencies of realism, and take, in psychoanalytic terms, a hysterical stance. The New Vitalism, finally, has faith in polemic as its privileged mode of presentation, takes a neo-idealist position philosophically, echoes neo-Romantic vitalisms of the late nineteenth century, and positions itself as perverse...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 41–63.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the soul—and its affective manifestation in comparable contexts of postrevolutionary modernization and agricultural-economic transition. Both texts rupture the social realism that had dominated the literary scenes of Russia and Mexico, respectively, in the early twentieth century through the use...