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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 52–72.
Published: 01 March 2023
... speech norms, and inimical linguistic control. The authors reject notions of proper speech and beautiful sound altogether. Instead, they turn to screaming, stuttering, and other postlingual utterances to cast doubt on the governability of sounded language in both graphic and phonic iterations...
Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 46–58.
Published: 01 March 2016
... subsequent vomiting links with the involuntary vomited scream in the first poem of Cave Birds, which I discuss later in this essay. Pilinszky then transforms the inmate’s action into a vision of the Passion: the simultaneous revulsion and joy becomes a “ravenous ecstasy” (30). As I illustrated...
Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (2): 165–186.
Published: 01 March 2002
... port town that prides itself on its predictability. Time in in the town is carefully measured by three local factories. During the first chapter, however, this regularity is punctured when a woman’s scream is heard in the middle of the child’s weekly piano lesson. Both the child’s mother, Anne...
Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 383–407.
Published: 01 December 2013
... letters) appears to have been internalized so thoroughly by the “I” that he turns it upon his “ancient voice” in the belief that he is freeing himself from this dyadic stric- ture. Screams and howls are elicited on seven occasions, each of which draws the sadist’s approval: “good...
Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 151–169.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., defeated at playing the Tritonian flute, was punished by the son of Leto: “Why are you peeling me from myself?” he cries. “Ah! Mercy! Ah!” he screams “the flute is not worth such pain!” As he screams, his skin is torn away from the surface of his limbs...
Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 416–431.
Published: 01 September 2009
... c’est (177) so things may change no answer end no answer I may choke no answer sink no answer sully the mud no more no answer the dark no answer trouble the peace no more no answer the silence no answer die no answer DIE screams I MAY DIE screams I SHALL DIE screams good good good end at last...
Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 347–361.
Published: 01 September 2004
...- ately fears, will result in his death. After explaining why it is his duty to fight, Hector reaches out to pick up his young son (ou| paidov", 6.466), a baby at the time. Astyanax sees the horse-hair crest of his father’s helmet and recoils in ter- ror, screaming and shrinking back...
Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 436–454.
Published: 01 December 2019
... tausend Begrabene hin. ( Celan, Gesammelte 285 ) And am—am myself a single voiceless scream over thousands upon thousands buried here. ( Felstiner, Paul Celan 187 ) The repetition of “Tausend-” at line-end positions...
Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (2): 188–206.
Published: 01 June 2023
... servants of the status quo. Their work was predicated on the assumption that the world is bearable, and anyone who finds it otherwise should be coaxed or medicated into acceptance. But what if it isn’t? What if the reasonable reaction is endless horrified screaming?” (187–88). Yet, endless screaming, while...
Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 97–127.
Published: 01 March 2009
... such treasure, Away, he went down to his gardens. The treasure that your torture took; The second cannot be restored, And then . . . a weak scream . . . a vague The treasure of my daughter’s honor, groan, Whose loss I’ve felt both day and night — It seemed, had issued from...
Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 182–199.
Published: 01 June 2013
..., of the dialectic of Enlightenment, of identity thinking. Adorno’s canvas is always bigger than Barthes’s: marked by catastrophe and exile, he wants to outline the aesthetic moments in which the voice, or the scream, of the victims of history’s “progress” can be heard (see Negative Dialectics 362). Hence...
Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 89–110.
Published: 01 March 2023
... was in! . . whether standing . . . or sitting . . . but the brain— . . . what?. . Kneeling? . . Yes . . . whether standing . . . or sitting . . . or kneeling . . . (377) She cannot see (except for the ray of light coming and going), and she cannot hear (except for the “buzzing”)—even when she screams, all...
Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (4): 403–420.
Published: 01 December 2021
... exactly, that they are powerless. Tearful, prostrate, and starving, they cry aloud a “pleading shriek” for a liberty they may desire but cannot, evidently, themselves secure. Nor is it any mystery to whom that “shriek” is addressed: The screaming eagles scan the prey, Where wheeling vultures point...
Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 119–140.
Published: 01 March 2022
... Nihilismus,” which was written in the same year of 1963, and which sees “German killers” become the teachers: Black scream And chant, scream, And dull, un Earthly Hollering. Dada, bilious What ugliness, learned In the dome, colored holy Shit (I call them sinned Or lost Burned masters...
Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 43–51.
Published: 01 March 2014
... called my neighbors, misrepresenting themselves as a parcel delivery service; they have screamed at me on the phone, insulting my character.” Debbie from Nebraska relates that one loan company even called “my ninety–year-old grandmother to give me a message.” None of those who default write...
Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 201–227.
Published: 01 June 2010
..., as they sleep. Thou rousest merriment, which once used to be, giggle, here, even in my scream, shriek, and moan. In Thee there is no worm, not even from the grave. Thou gleamest, like a human laugh through tears...
Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 244–255.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of Relation 74) with the intensity of the imprisoned rebel in Aimé Césaire’s dramatic poem “And the Dogs Were Silent”: “ . . . I will utter the great black scream so forcefully that the world’s foundations will be shaken” (Lyric and Dramatic Poetry 47). Caribbean literature, even when it has...
Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 388–399.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... However, since Anna receives it as a gift of peace after a quar- rel with the daughter of one of her mistresses (26), she never attaches herself to the bird —she loves dogs instead —and gives it away when her next mistress objects to its screams (56, 62). Thus, in contrast to Félicité’s Loulou...
Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 264–277.
Published: 01 September 2018
... conquered a formidable sand bar ( Harrison 3 ). Once in the docks itself, the tourist encounters a bustling scene of commercial and maritime activity. Here, as the guide explains, chains jangle, barrows rumble, sirens hoot, locomotives scream, winches grumble, sailors ho-hoy, and “natives” chant. Gangways...
Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (4): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2018
... childhood that “acts upon” him for his “whole life” as a “bright spot in the darkness” (14: 18). Alyosha’s sacred memory, like Nekrasov’s, is disturbing: he remembers his mother, “sobbing in hysterics, with screams and cries,” “grasping him in both arms . . . to the point of pain” as she prays for him...