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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 459–461.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Erwin Rosinberg Spirals: The Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art . By Israel Nico . New York : Columbia University Press , 2015 . 299 p. © 2016 by University of Oregon 2016 BOOK REVIEWS / 459...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (2): 208–226.
Published: 01 June 2014
... in the twentieth century. Using César Paternosto's study of Incan stone work and architecture, I locate Vicuña's use of the spiral in her 1966 landart installation and poetic performance, Con-cón , in relation to indigenismo's stance within and against the global politics that redefine the late twentieth century...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (4): 456–459.
Published: 01 December 2016
... 10.1215/00104124-3698527 Spirals: The Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art. By Nico Israel. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. 299 p. As befits his subject, the argument of Nico Israel’s Spirals refuses fixity or simple sum- mary. The very image he positions as so...
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Comparative Literature (2002) 54 (3): 197–214.
Published: 01 June 2002
.../D225). But instead of following the never-ending spiral of an 4 See his autobiographical poem: “You reload to the bottom the barrel,/With a creaking of springs/ Resiliently pressing it down on the floor,/And you see, half concealed by the door/That your double has stopped in the mirror,/Rainbow...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (1): 105–106.
Published: 01 March 2016
...- century radical Russian thought in Nabokov’s works (most notably in the Chernyshevsky chapter of The Gift) and traces the dialectic, thinly disguised as Nabokov’s spiral, through to the haunted pastorals of Ada, or Ardor (1969). The second chapter turns to the insuffi- ciently appreciated The Real...
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Comparative Literature (2018) 70 (2): 235–245.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of media theory and deconstruction; and, at the most explicit level, a historical epistemology of “the oral.” In what follows, I track first the work that each chapter does as it spirals out of a specific episode to consider the stakes, the history, and the consequences of orality; second...
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Comparative Literature (2006) 58 (2): 128–152.
Published: 01 March 2006
... of that standard by colonial subjects. Not surprisingly, in Guido’s spiraling historical plot the seventeenth and twentieth centuries are linked as the first and second “creole reconquest of the American arts.”15 He thus 15 In Explosion in the Cathedral, Alejo Carpentier’s historical novel about Cuba...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (3): 283–297.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., and an unfurling spiral carved at its bow and extending down its right gunwale, also highlighted with white paint—was revealed to be simultaneously both the elongated body of a slit drum and the spiraling body of a shell trumpet, voiced instruments from the central Pacific and Hawai‘i. The round wood base...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (4): 366–382.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... The ambivalence of soldier testimony is immediately captured in the poem’s opening metaphor: The long barrel of the past is pointing towards me; I peer down its spiral rifling, reflecting those times so many mortgages, lectures, removals, so...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (4): 420–437.
Published: 01 December 2014
... and philosophy” (336; cf. Kerner 70). COMPARATIVE LITERATURE / 426 unicorn can be retraced to a white horse with a single bull’s horn that has the shape of a spiraling staff. In The Name of the Rose, Eco plays with the semiotic problem posed by fictional entities, notably the unicorn, and gives...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 320–337.
Published: 01 September 2003
... in Auschwitz and the Reawakening: Two Memoirs . Trans. Stuart Woolf. New York: Summit Books, 1986 . Nicoladzé, Françoise. La deuxième vie de Jorge Semprun: Une écriture tressée aux spirales de l'histoire . Castelnau-Le-Nez: Editions Climats, 1997 . Proust, Marcel. Du côté de chez Swann . 1913...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 415–436.
Published: 01 December 2023
... affairs had concluded, the faint silver numbers remained. “Who is this calculation for?” he occasionally murmured to himself, sighing in response after lengthy reflection. The ledgers were of various sizes: pocket-sized and spiral-bound; jotter-sized with blue grids; and big, thickly bound volumes...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (2): 131–150.
Published: 01 March 2001
... or explode at will, To ruin and remember that we know What ruins and hyaenas cannot know. If in this dark now I less often know That spiral staircase where the haunted will Hunts...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 408–428.
Published: 01 December 2013
... writing altogether for a period in the fifties.1 However, he later published an autobiographical trilogy, The Spiral Ascent (1962/72/77), and continued to write short stories until his death. Upward suffered the further misfortune to have been lionized by Auden, Spender, and Isherwood (among...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (3): 244–255.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., reproduces, grows, decays, unfolds, fl ows, spins, vibrates, seethes,” continuing: “If someone needed a visual explanation, a graphic picture of what the Caribbean is, I would refer him to the spiral chaos of the Milky Way” (3, 4). Chaos is Legba’s domain —one fi nds him in Brathwaite’s trickster...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (2): 150–165.
Published: 01 June 2021
..., hypnotically rolling across the screen” until it becomes increasingly transparent, eventually the “white vanishing into red, as the shell spirals into smaller dimensions” (164). As Alaimo reminds us, Dispel compels the viewer to shift their scale of perception. It enables us to sense the vulnerability...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (3): 213–225.
Published: 01 September 2019
... 1975 landmark Beginnings , which spirals out of Auerbach’s Ansatzpunkt , described by Said as “a problem that asks the reason for its persistence,” and a kind of “information in need of interrogation” ( 69 ). The preface pivots on a confession of embarrassment at the author’s youthful effort to do...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (1): 53–67.
Published: 01 March 2020
...—to show where lines of text turn into flourish, into pure line. Yet if we take the form of Trim’s squiggle seriously—its being a line, and not, say, a circle or a spiral, or some other shape—then its role within the text becomes more complicated, being not a mere interrupter of the text but also...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 219–232.
Published: 01 June 2022
... away, a teenage Mo is drawn into the orbit of Bruce, the young gang leader of Mayotte’s shantytown Kaweni, also known as Gaza. Under Bruce’s influence, Mo gets caught up in a downward spiral of violence and poverty that characterizes the lives of many clandestine teenagers on the island. Despite...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (1): 89–92.
Published: 01 January 2010
... the summative emphasis of the Epigraph as Qinones points out the spiralling inclusiveness of his theme: it can encompass so many other writers and disciplines. Yet, by the same token, even if the succession of dualisms does indeed provide an exemplary model for the conduct of the humanities...