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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Comparative Literature (2016) 68 (3): 251–273.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Karen Emmerich Standard texts for many ancient works were established long ago, but The Epic of Gilgamesh is an exception to that rule. Only in the mid-nineteenth century did stories of this ancient king resurface, thanks to pioneering Assyriologists whose project of recovery and decipherment...
Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (3): 257–269.
Published: 01 September 2012
... important legacy avoids the real work of reading Mimesis and the interpretive strategies it contains, and that such a reading requires bracketing the historical conditions of his work's composition, a story with an easy appeal to pathos. To truly discern the significance of Auerbach's contribution to our...
Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 March 2013
... James's bid for popularity ( Guy Domville and The Other House ) and to the nature of psychoanalytic allegory, as epitomized by E.T.A. Hoffmann's “Der Sandmann.” The essay offers a psychoanalytic interpretation rooted in the biographical and stylistic progression of the oeuvre to which the story belongs...
Comparative Literature (2012) 64 (4): 429–445.
Published: 01 December 2012
... import of a story or joke and not getting it in the context of an examination of the relationship (or lack thereof) between the activities and difficulties of everyday life, on the one hand, and those of literary expression and/or spiritual or philosophical teaching, on the other. Both strive to open...