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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (2): 117–134.
Published: 01 March 2005
... . Hangzhou: Zhejiang guji, 1989 . 276 -86. Cai Yuanpei . “Shitou ji suoyin diliu ban zixu” (Preface for the sixth edition of The Secrets of the Story of the Stone). Shitou ji suoyin . Hong Kong: Taiping shuju, 1963 . 1 -8. Cao Xueqin . Jia cheng ben honglou meng (The Jia chen...
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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 (2007) 59 (2): 179–182.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Wallace Martin Body and Story: The Ethics and Practice of Theoretical Conflict. By Richard Terdiman. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. xiii, 265 p. University of Oregon 2007 BOOK REVIEWS/177...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (4): 506–508.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Ana Schwartz ana.schwartz@utexas.edu Cotton Mather’s Spanish Lessons: A Story of Language, Race, and Belonging in the Early Americas . By Kirsten Silva Gruesz . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 2022 . 326 pp. Copyright © 2023 by University of Oregon 2023...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 26–35.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Bachner What Original? Origin Stories, Script Teratologies, and Leibniz’s Hexagrammatology o work with the “original” is the comparatist’s mantra, and yet the Tterm “original language” also inspires a secret unease. Leaving aside, for a moment...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (2): 233–246.
Published: 01 June 2022
... historical or historiographical novel is often the focus of Indian Ocean literary scholarship, this essay examines Ways of Being Here and Wave after Wave , anthologies produced under the rubric of Indian Ocean mentorship and writing projects by the Centre for Stories located in Perth, Western Australia...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (4): 356–358.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Frederick Luis Aldama The Mind and Its Stories: Narrative Universals and Human Emotion. By Patrick Colm Hogan. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xii, 302 p. Cognitive Science, Literature, and the Arts: A Guide for Humanities. By Patrick Colm Hogan. New York: Routledge, 2003. 244 p...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (3): 322–339.
Published: 01 September 2014
....” This essay examines the role of the train in three works by prominent Jewish writers: S.Y. Abramovitsh's “Shem ve-Yefet ba-agala” [“Shem and Japheth on the Train”], Sholem Aleichem's Di ayznbangeshikhtes [ The Railroad Stories ], and Shmuel Yosef Agnon's “Bi-kronin shel rakevet” [“In the Railroad Car”]. All...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 169–191.
Published: 01 June 2012
... was a complex moment in the cultural reception of the novel, characterized both by public demand for new incarnations of the story and by protests against the book and the performances it inspired. Hughes, who had a long-standing relationship with the story, accepted the invitation and produced an unusual...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (1): 110–124.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of distance and familiarity. Through its juxtaposition of stories, the tale anatomizes fortunate and unfortunate human lives; it dramatizes the latter through the practical joke. The tale and its storyteller, Shahrazad, try to teach brotherhood and compassion for human weakness to a reader figured as an all...
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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 (2023) 75 (1): 73–88.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Lara Norgaard Abstract This essay analyzes representations of Asia in the satirical 1911 short story “O homem que sabia javanês” (“The Man Who Knew Javanese”) by Brazilian author Lima Barreto. Like much of Barreto’s work, the short story critiques the deterministic categories of scientific racism...
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Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (2): 181–198.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., the clergyman had invited men and women to his bedroom, read them the novel, and showed its illustrations. Beristain's story offers a rare glimpse into readership practices and the transmission of ideas in the eighteenth-century Spanish world. Le Portier was not just pornographic; it also had a philosophical...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 122–143.
Published: 01 March 2010
... these works depict. In both texts the portrait raises the issue of the relation between identity and representation. Since in both stories the portrait is that of a woman and the painter is a man, they also deal with the way the power to represent (and thus determine or construct identity) relates to gender...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 179–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
... that meets the often implied and expressed aspirations and obligations of such formations. Central to Robbins's work is an embrace of professional work and social place. He finds the stories of upward mobility essential both to organizing his own tale of developing modern forms of relation and state power...
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Comparative Literature (2011) 63 (3): 291–306.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Enrique Lima The European Bildungsroman since its emergence at the end of the eighteenth century has been the great genre of socialization. Beginning with Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre , the Bildungsroman has narrated the story of a protagonist willingly or unwillingly renouncing his or her...
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Comparative Literature (2019) 71 (4): 381–407.
Published: 01 December 2019
... therefore be read as the story of a bad education, as it foregrounds an educational model that is upended before it even starts. More specifically, due to his faulty education, the novel’s protagonist sputters through the stages of his formation, failing to mature or develop appropriately. He founders...
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Comparative Literature (2021) 73 (3): 255–269.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... But there is another genesis story that begins in the late eighteenth century in Spain and Italy, countries with histories entangled with the Arab presence in Europe during the medieval period. Emphasizing the role of Arabic in the formation of European literatures, Juan Andrés wrote the first comparative history...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 273–288.
Published: 01 September 2022
... by Bengali writer Sumana Roy and The House with a Thousand Stories by Assamese novelist and poet Aruni Kashyap, to show that, despite their crucial differences in form, style, and narration, both novels use a locally inflected English language to tell stories about how rumor and gossip destroy families...
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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 26–51.
Published: 01 March 2023
... stories narrated through Indigenous cosmovisions in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead (1991) and Yuri Herrera’s Señales que precederán el fin del mundo (2009). It contends that Silko and Herrera’s novels employ Maya, Nahua, Yaqui, and Laguna Pueblo migration narratives to eschew colonial...