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Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (3): 315–337.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Maureen Moynagh This essay considers the child-soldier figure in contemporary African fiction as a vehicle for a critique of modernity as a particular time consciousness and of its attendant geopolitics. In the work of novelists Ahmadou Kourouma, Chris Abani, Abdourahman Waberi, and others...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 366–382.
Published: 01 December 2011
... article, I explore British soldiers' poetic accounts of the Second World War in the Oasis archive, which contains around 20,000 items by over 200 authors. The concepts of victim and perpetrator testimony are both relevant and problematized in relation to soldier testimony. Clearly, the origin of the terms...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 March 2012
...A. Sean Pue Modernist Urdu poet N.M. Rashed's Iran men ajnabi ( A Stranger in Iran , 1957), published ten years after the partition of British India, describes the experiences of an Indian Muslim soldier in the British Indian Army occupying Iran during World War II. Rashed's narrator searches in...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (2): 157–178.
Published: 01 March 2000
... soldiers of the imperial Japanese military machine had to conform, in postwar literature, to the dictates of Occupation ideology. They had to undergo the trans- formation from valorized native son to reviled agents of imperialist aggression by means of a literary illness or death. Only through such a...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 150–168.
Published: 01 June 2012
... London, the cowboys of the American West, and the ANZAC soldiers of the First World War (see, for example, Childs and Bratcher)— for the speaker there is no such problem; in fact, he has remained in close enough contact with Stetson to ask about the “corpse [he] planted last year in [the] gar- den...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): i–xxx.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Jean Norton Cru have assumed that the literature of the Great War could be written only by soldiers who had experienced combat in this historical moment. This premise in turn created a tacitly masculine terrain of authorship. My third question is whether modern “war literature” meets the...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (1): 24–43.
Published: 01 January 2006
... repetition of these phrases evokes the recurrence of the horrifying events of the poem: the German soldier “spielt mit den Schlangen” (“plays with vipers”) and waves “dem Eisen” (“the rod”) from “im Gurt” (“his belt”) in a display of masculine power that hints at a forbidden, unnatural knowledge. He...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 68–82.
Published: 01 March 2020
... that shimmers in Camus’s novel and the opening of Oran’s city gate. The play takes place in a dark, cold, wet, and bombed-out Hamburg. It tells the story of a soldier, Beckmann, who tries to reintegrate into civilian life at home after three years as a prisoner of war in Siberia. His time as a soldier...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 103–105.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., to whom Galvin devotes two chapters, meta-rhetoric takes several forms. In “Spain” and other poems of the late thirties, puns on metric and bodily “feet,” “feats” of courage, and “defeat” draw attention to the gap between the civilian poet’s safe, mediated distance from the front and the soldier’s...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (2): 171–193.
Published: 01 June 2019
... establishes the similarities between the two texts. He reminds us of Pangloss’s “optimistic” comforting words to the women of the Abares, who have been raped and slaughtered in the hands of Bulgar soldiers, and compares those to the consoling words of Israeli officials after the killing of Israeli athletes in...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 246–261.
Published: 01 June 2010
... temperate language he should have [no work The Venetian then stabbed the commandant and another Austrian officer before killing himself. “It is all very dreadful and I fear very Italian,” Effie wrote (87–88). On another occasion, Effie recorded that anA ustrian soldier “was stilettoed in the night...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of a Soldier’s Wife ), a well-known eighteenth-century Vietnamese poem that tells of a wife’s loneliness and longing for her soldier husband who has gone to war ( “The Boat” 270–71, 272–73, 310 ). 19 Truong also offers Mai paternal protection at sea, and in turn Mai offers her adopted kin a...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 227–233.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Japanese soldiers had committed in Asia, and therefore regarded it as a national “shame” about which they would rather not speak. As Nagahata, the author of the second Asashi Shimbun article mentioned earlier, admits, “It is difficult for us to talk about Hiroshima/Nagasaki, because to do so would...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 71–94.
Published: 01 March 2014
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (1): 64–85.
Published: 01 March 2019
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 345–365.
Published: 01 December 2011
... position of originary narra- tive. In the Prologue, the remote inn run by Vera’s father is used as a relay by the soldiers escorting a chain-gang of condemned Nihilists to exile in Siberia; among the prisoners, desperately trying to conceal his face, is Vera’s brother Dmitri. Rec- ognizing his son...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 429–444.
Published: 01 December 2015
... its center for roughly three decades. A prominent example can be found in Moshe Shamir’s novel-turned-play Hu halach ba-sadot (He Walked the Fields), which is centered on the figure of Uri, a handsome inarticulate young soldier-farmer, the kibbutz’s firstborn. The play begins with Uri’s return...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 46–58.
Published: 01 March 2016
... (30). An escapee voraciously eats 4 I am trying not to impose the sanctity of the present on a complex situation during wartime. In a different context, Latvian soldiers, for example, fought in German uniform (in this case, against the Russians) during World War Two. The judicial categories...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 215–228.
Published: 01 June 2002
... rekhter meylekh hot er zikh tanoim oysgenumen” (and so with the wisdom of a proper king he stipulated the terms, 2:90): 1) they must accept Alter-Leb as the king of the island, obey him completely, and hold his laws sacred; 2) they must be willing to fight like soldiers for the island and the king; 3...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 15–24.
Published: 01 March 2014
... speaks the novel’s titular phrase. “Write only the truth,” he tells Rufus near the end of the book: “Tell them about the flares you see at night, and the oil on the water. And the soldiers forcing us to escalate the violence every day. Tell them how we are hounded in our own land . . . . That is...