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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (2): 119–141.
Published: 01 June 2011
... and 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...
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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...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 135–157.
Published: 01 March 2005
... in this connection) whose anat- omy would have been such that it could carry Jonah intact (see, also, 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...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 43–51.
Published: 01 March 2014
... interest that loan companies can charge seemingly at will —​many people report that their debt has double, tripled, or even quadrupled. 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...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 340–360.
Published: 01 September 2014
...); “Shark did not know if he was dead. Or alive” (Heriberto Yépez, Al otro lado [On the Other Side] 9); “Fifteen minutes before his head exploded in pieces, auxiliary policeman Ceferino Martínez, alias ‘El Oaxaca,’ finished his last round of the night” (Bernardo Fernández BEF, Hielo negro [Black Ice...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (3): 247–263.
Published: 01 September 2018
... 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 Texts...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
... as far behind the boat as possible so he would be out of sight when the sharks attacked. (313) To the 1.5 generation author writing what is patently a narrative of return to—in the guise of a journey out of—the first “impossible [home]land,” the body of the child cast out of the vessel can be read...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
... may die of drowning, or a shark may kill him, if he fell overboard. You have to get it into your head that he may even die of cancer, but it’s reasonable to assume that if he dies soon, it will be in battle” (126–27). Dolly’s treatment is a return to a state of “normalcy,” in which the most probable...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 252–271.
Published: 01 September 2019
...: 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 noise such as a man might make, involuntarily, feeling the nail go through his...
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Comparative Literature (2007) 59 (2): 97–118.
Published: 01 March 2007
... 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 inher- ent in language and thus in the works themselves. To demonstrate the presence of the poetic function...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (1): 58–82.
Published: 01 January 2001
... a shark, or the egg of a snake or bird (Theroux 178-79; cf. Iyer 3-9, 26, 357). It is unlikely the islanders perceived First Blood as a rear-guard, Reaganite vindication of interventionist politics and paramilitary activity, or inferred America’s post-war guilt over its defeat, MIA’s, and surviving...