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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
... stead, for the first time in Vietnamese diasporic writing, the trauma of the refugee boat journey. Breaking the silence of parents wont to forget, in short fiction they narrativize shared accounts of flight by sea that have until this time remained the domain of autobiography and memoir. Through a...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 79–93.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Kathryn Wichelns Marguerite Duras's 1962 theatrical adaptation of Henry James's short story offers a feminist alternative to Eve Sedgwick's famous interpretation. The precise elements that for Duras reveal James's interest in “feminine” forms of expression also are significant for queer theoretical...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Shir Alon Abstract Focusing on Hebrew writer Orly Castel-Bloom’s novel Dolly City (1993), as well as on her short stories published in the same period, this essay analyzes how neoliberal principles of risk management, primarily risk privatization and speculation, shape postmodernist literary genres...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 226–251.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Preetha Mani Abstract This essay examines the Hindi Nayī Kahānī , or New Story, Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, which was influential for the short stories, criticism, and literary history that its writers produced. Incorporating a view toward the larger “metaliterary” corpus in relation to which...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 381–407.
Published: 01 December 2019
... portrayal of education in the dedicatory letter and the novel, readers learn that the structures that might have upheld the bildungsroman’s implicit promise are in short supply. The same dynamic is reiterated through classical topoi like the stories of Pygmalion and Zeuxis. These artistically grounded...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (1): 46–59.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Alex Spektor This essay investigates philosophic trends of Russian modernism through an analysis of recently discovered author Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s short story “In the Pupil,” which can be said to be a philosophic allegory. In order to understand its place in the history of Russian modernism...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 129–141.
Published: 01 March 2017
... his works' deeply felt uncertainties about our present times (post-dictatorial reconciliation, narcoterror, the women of Ciudad Juárez). Focusing on the short novel Amulet , the essay proposes Bolaño's writing as an experiment in infrapolitical dwelling in an age unmoored from the orienting promise of...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 54–68.
Published: 01 January 2009
...JOANNA TRZECIAK Although Nabokov dismissed Freud as a trivial and vulgar thinker and derided him at every turn, the presence of Freud and Freudianism is quite conspicuous in his works. With great vigilance, Nabokov anticipates and short-circuits potential Freudian interpretations of his work...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 68–88.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the Israeli Arab/Palestinian is created as a national minority who as such is also (and necessarily so) a traitor, an inauthentic Palestinian, a wannabe Jew, in short, a failed identity. Indeed, Kashua's insistence on his “Israeliness” (by writing in Hebrew, referring to himself as an Israeli Arab...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 161–178.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Lauren Lydic Dubravka Ugrešić's 1983 short story “Hrenovka u vrućem pecivu” (“Hot Dog on a Warm Bun”) self-consciously parodies N.V. Gogol′'s 1836 “Nos” (“The Nose”). Building on the tradition of “noseology,” a literary sub-genre in 1820s and 1830s Russia, Ugrešić parodies the highly symbolic...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 253–268.
Published: 01 September 2011
... and their peculiarly transformed counterparts in its Russian translation and examines how Chulkov appropriates these elements to his own literary purpose, in both his voluminous collection The Mocker (1766–1768) and his short picaresque novel The Comely Cook or The Adventures of a Debauched Woman...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 361–376.
Published: 01 December 2020
... object of what the author terms the erotics of disgust. Chughtai is perhaps most famous for her being tried for obscenity in 1942 for her most famous short story, “The Quilt” (“Lihaaf”), which narrates a young girl’s encounter with the erotic relationship of a middle-class Muslim woman and her female...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 200–219.
Published: 01 June 2013
... her short fiction, Matalon uses the elevated Hebrew of Barthes in translation as a surreal device of linguistic and narrative estrangement from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and from the predictable script of an Israeli journalist's visit to a mourning family in Gaza. Parodying Barthes's discovery...
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Comparative Literature (2008) 60 (3): 244–260.
Published: 01 June 2008
... “They say that the most fervent desire of any ghost is to recover at least the appearance of its corporeality . . .” —Julio Cortázar, “Some Aspects of the Short Story” MONG THE MANY EVENTS that took place in Cuba...
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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 338–340.
Published: 01 September 2017
...” readings of poems from across the corpus. These readings focus on a close analysis of short passages, lines, even phrases and words, the units in which Roman translation of Greek sources most commonly occurs, at least in Catullus. The result is a satisfying and enviably tactile discussion, the...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 189–191.
Published: 01 March 2010
... statement that “We all know intuitively that human life is short” (1) and ends it by quot- ing a portion of the Marschallin’s great speech near the end of the fi rst act of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s libretto for the opera Der Rosenkavalier: Die Zeit, die ist ein sonderbar Ding...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2010
... statement that “We all know intuitively that human life is short” (1) and ends it by quot- ing a portion of the Marschallin’s great speech near the end of the fi rst act of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s libretto for the opera Der Rosenkavalier: Die Zeit, die ist ein sonderbar Ding...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 193–195.
Published: 01 March 2010
... statement that “We all know intuitively that human life is short” (1) and ends it by quot- ing a portion of the Marschallin’s great speech near the end of the fi rst act of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s libretto for the opera Der Rosenkavalier: Die Zeit, die ist ein sonderbar Ding...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 195–197.
Published: 01 March 2010
... intuitively that human life is short” (1) and ends it by quot- ing a portion of the Marschallin’s great speech near the end of the fi rst act of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s libretto for the opera Der Rosenkavalier: Die Zeit, die ist ein sonderbar Ding...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2010
... statement that “We all know intuitively that human life is short” (1) and ends it by quot- ing a portion of the Marschallin’s great speech near the end of the fi rst act of Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s libretto for the opera Der Rosenkavalier: Die Zeit, die ist ein sonderbar Ding...