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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 119–141.
Published: 01 June 2011
... authenticity associated with a “human” selfhood. Selfhood, like text, here becomes assemblage: an assemblage of borrowed words. Focusing on Steven Hall's The Raw Shark Texts and Graham Rawle's Woman's World , I show how writing, text, and self are inextricably intertwined, and how this reinvigorates the...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 415–428.
Published: 01 December 2015
... protagonist’s every masochistic desire in a grisly parody of quest romance, a sublimely absurd and encyclopedic excursus on mis- haps at sea. Pym starts as a stowaway, emerges to mutiny, survives a shipwreck and shark attacks, is forced into cannibalism, encounters vicious savages, and escapes only to...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 135–157.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., Sherwood 32-41). Thus, Bochart classifies Jonah’s “big fish” as pertaining to “the shark spe- cies, Lamia canis carcharias,” whereas Jebb maintains that it was indeed a whale (in accordance with traditional classification), though Jonah was entombed in its mouth rather than in its belly. Other...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 43–51.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... Several debtors compare what they encounter to loan sharking and recount sto- ries of harassment and other shady collection practices from Sallie Mae and its legions. Janet from California complains of being harangued and abused by col- lection agents, and Robert from Indiana reports that a loan agent...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 340–360.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Alarcón, Perra brava [Fierce Bitch] 11); “I am dead, Makina told herself when all things winced” (Yuri Herrera, Señales que precederán al fin del mundo [Signs Leading Up to the End of the World] 11); “Shark did not know if he was dead. Or alive” (Heriberto Yépez, Al otro lado [On the Other Side] 9...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 247–263.
Published: 01 September 2018
... . Cambridge, MA : MIT P , 1998 . Boom Irma . The Architecture of the Book . Amsterdam : U of Amsterdam P , 2010 . Braidotti Rosi . The Posthuman . Cambridge, MA : Polity P , 2013 . Brillenburg Wurth Kiene . “ Posthumanities and Post-Textualities: Reading The Raw Shark...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 252–271.
Published: 01 September 2019
... its fulfillment in translation. One last, ironic example will suffice: Santiago as Christ figure is a trope that appears when the old man first sees sharks on the tail of his skiff. In English, Hemingway writes, “‘ Ay, ’ he said aloud. There is no translation for this word and perhaps it is just a...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (1): 58–82.
Published: 01 January 2001
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Jakobson’s ideas.8 Nevertheless, even though the poetic func- tion can be present to varying degrees in works that have been called “literary” (for example, it is developed strongly in Melville’s Moby-Dick, weakly in Benchley’s Jaws, and not at all in most newspaper accounts of shark fishing), it is still...