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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 (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 (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 (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 (2013) 65 (1): 26-35.
Published: 01 March 2013
... . Andrea 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...
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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...
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Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (2): 169-191.
Published: 01 June 2012
... 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 (2016) 68 (2): 181-198.
Published: 01 June 2016
... 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 (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 (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...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 179-188.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the mechanism 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...
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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 (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 (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 in a...
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Comparative Literature (2014) 66 (1): 43-51.
Published: 01 March 2014
... U.S. The testimonies tell distressing stories of the pernicious effects of student debt. They also correct some current misperceptions — for instance, that student debt only became an issue after the financial crisis of 2007/08, when in fact it has been a problem since the 1980s. Overall, contemporary...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (1): 43-53.
Published: 01 January 2009
... Austerlitz's life story through visual and verbal references to the philosopher suggests certain Wittgensteinian themes and problems. These include the relation of ethics to aesthetics and of both to memory, of propositions to truth-making, and of the verbal to the visual arts as exemplified by the eighty-one...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 142-159.
Published: 01 March 2009
... this narrative's hermetic meaning. With sly irony, Borges's story derides the “parasitism” of the mythical method associated with Joyce while eulogizing other modes of literary parasitism. Pierre Menard's description of Joyce's book focuses our attention on both the parasitism of Joyce's mythical...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 144-160.
Published: 01 March 2010
... novel tells a story of adultery, divorce, and lesbian desire, while tracing, through a first-person voice, the narrator's professed descent into madness. One thematic emphasis links transgressions of public and private with specific architectural manifestations. This article traces these architectural...
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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 (2010) 62 (3): 283-301.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of the historical situation of Seghers and Carpentier as authors aligned with new, revolutionary states in the middle of the twentieth century, these stories about revolutionary messengers can be understood as contemporaneous, critical reflections on the particular author position of being a...