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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (3): 246–261.
Published: 01 June 2010
... anxious negation of the political present performed by Hawthorne in his descriptions of Rome in The Marble Faun to the journalistic record of a tense, divided Venice in Howells's book—challenging the popular Anglo-American notion of an “apolitical,” fantastic Italy. In its conclusion, the essay shows how...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (1): 53–71.
Published: 01 January 2000
... own fiction. iii. Capekˇ and the Stream of Consciousness Stream-of-consciousness narration conventionally designates first-person, present-tense narration from the psychological stratum just below rational verbal formation. The author creates the impression of an unmediated view into the...
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Comparative Literature (2003) 55 (4): 275–292.
Published: 01 September 2003
... said to reduce? Thus the very relation that is charged with producing the singularity of the event divides it against itself. So what does it mean to read an event at all? Tenses We could make this a question of “style”: the privileging of the fusillade as an event might find support in the...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 445–446.
Published: 01 December 2015
... achievements reported in ancient epic poems, including those of Homer and Virgil. This is of course Luis de Camões’ Os Lusíadas, and Murrin’s analysis of the confu- sions arising from the encounter of Europeans with Hindus is instructive, as is his account of the tense interplay in Camões’s poem between...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 207–213.
Published: 01 June 2005
... right: the moth now knows nothing. It is the narrator who now knows death, or rather who has found an intimation of mortal- ity in the death of another being. But in another sense the formulation is precise, for “now knew death” juxtaposes the immediate present of the “now” with the past tense of...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (1): 79–93.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Duras describes as “un noir très court” (a very short night), John’s experience of his own life moves from first to third person, present to past tense. Through the lighting, the audi- ence experiences John’s bodily shock at Catherine’s death, which Duras indicates is similar to the experience of...
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Comparative Literature (2015) 67 (4): 446–449.
Published: 01 December 2015
... in ancient epic poems, including those of Homer and Virgil. This is of course Luis de Camões’ Os Lusíadas, and Murrin’s analysis of the confu- sions arising from the encounter of Europeans with Hindus is instructive, as is his account of the tense interplay in Camões’s poem between the Virgilian...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 272–275.
Published: 01 September 2020
... compelling present tense into a past and slowly shows the hero as learning, by encountering vernacular cosmopolitanism in the rural-urban interface of Nigeria, first a critique of nativism and, second, the fact that woman is never native. I spoke of the impossibility of the ethical relation—and in the figure...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (2): 144–160.
Published: 01 March 2010
... the hundred thousand volumes which it h[olds], where the ideas of vanished generations [are] ranged in cases. . . . I can still see myself . . . classifying a collection of old books. (13; emphasis added and past tense modifi ed to correspond with the original’s present). The setting both anchors...
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Comparative Literature (2005) 57 (3): 239–245.
Published: 01 June 2005
... . . . ouvrage qui, dès ses premières lignes, on le sait, dialogue avec l’article de Jean-Luc Nancy qui deviendra un livre, La Communauté désoeuvrée. (56n1) 2 Collins’s translation of constatif as reportive loses the echo in the French of the constative. A constative indicates “a use of the aorist tense...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 242–246.
Published: 01 June 2013
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 246–249.
Published: 01 June 2013
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 249–251.
Published: 01 June 2013
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 251–253.
Published: 01 June 2013
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (2): 254–256.
Published: 01 June 2013
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (1): 42–57.
Published: 01 January 2001
... diachronic—past-tense narration collides with present-tense direct address—but the results are hardly less vituperative. Hold- ing forth on what he considers to be the smugness of his childhood rabbi, Portnoy exclaims: . . . instead of crying over he-who refuses at the age of fourteen to set foot inside...
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Comparative Literature (2001) 53 (4): 283–297.
Published: 01 September 2001
... category of the Japanese language, where the perfect and imper- fect are used rather than past, present, and future tenses as in English—the nar- rative sequence of the shosetsu tends to be coeval rather than consequential, discouraging the causal linking of narrative elements. Here, the preterit or the...
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Comparative Literature (2004) 56 (4): 331–346.
Published: 01 September 2004
... does not seem suffi- cient in the early 1920s to appreciate the complexity of Proust’s evocative allu- sions or his use of tenses. In a 1923 letter to the French painter Jacques Raverat, Woolf asks, “But how does one learn the language? I must and will. I want to know how the French think” (Letters...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (4): 400–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
... . . . cascading dependent clauses, odd verb tenses and verb moods, and multiple appositions show how everything in the poet’s memory informs, stands for, or stands in for something else” (35). Likewise, David Lehman points out that Merrill shares Proust’s tendency to rely on fiction as a means of reaching...
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Comparative Literature (2000) 52 (3): 246–254.
Published: 01 June 2000
...- tense that academic criticism can function as a political act and “textual culture” can displace “activist culture” (Ahmad 1). Rhetorical engagement should not present a blueprint for social change, especially when critics are often located far from the native sites they propose to analyze. It is...