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Comparative Literature (1 September 2012) 64 (3): 241–256.
Published: 01 September 2012
... to the seven novels discussed in this essay: Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, Underworld by Don DeLillo, White Teeth by Zadie Smith, The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, 2666 by Roberto Bolaño, and 2005 dopo Cristo by the Babette Factory. Although these ten...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2017) 69 (4): 430–448.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Rachel Falconer This article discusses Seamus Heaney’s 2016 translation of Virgil’s Aeneid Book 6. It begins by reflecting on the importance of Virgil, the underworld journey narrative, and Heaney’s poetics in general. It then argues that Heaney develops a counterpoint of five- and six-beat lines...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2018) 70 (2): 176–193.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Death of Orpheus,” she revises the Orpheus cycle by taking the perspective of Eurydice in the underworld, “a woman in the prime of life / driving her dead poet in a black Rolls-Royce.” In “Diving into the Wreck,” Rich writes of donning flippers, mask, and a set of tools that include “a book of myths...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2017) 69 (2): 143–159.
Published: 01 June 2017
... underworld without her, the indignantly jealous women of Thebes killed him with stones, dismembered him with agricultural implements, and threw his head into the river Hebrus, where it floated downstream to the sea, singing mournfully all the while (Ovid, Metamor- phoses XI.1–60). The biblical Jezabel...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2006) 58 (4): 387–402.
Published: 01 September 2006
... brief moment she seems to hesitate, praying that the blessed gods may “fulfill” (krhvneian, 27) this dream. This important verb of fulfillment alludes to a standard convention in ancient oneiromantics, which explains how dreams may proceed from the underworld either through the gates of horn or the...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2006) 58 (1): 44–58.
Published: 01 January 2006
... vale” (10.62), her final farewell, so that for a COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/54 brief instant Orpheus has both the underworld and the overworld, Eurydice and her loss. This moment occurs again and again in the Cosmicomics, from the brief mo- ment in “Without Colors” in which Qfwfq manages to have...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2014) 66 (4): 375–398.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., Ezra Pound  55–61). Canto 1 falls in between the two cate- gories: it is at once a faithful translation of a passage from Book Eleven of the Odyssey (the so-called nekuia, Odysseus’s descent to the underworld) and also the opening to Pound’s own ambitious long poem, inaugurating the journey of...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2001) 53 (1): 27–41.
Published: 01 January 2001
...” causing him to be “. . . plunged/Deep in mindless trance” (16-17) suggests a kind of drowning or death, alluding as it does to the forgetfulness, induced by drinking the waters of the mythic underworld river. In Gulliver’s Travels, on the other hand, the narrator’s neutrally descriptive account...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 383–407.
Published: 01 December 2013
... the mud” (3; 1.5). The archive is thus scat- tered into fragments, most of which have not yielded the sorts of clues that have radically altered the interpretation of Beckett’s other prose texts.4 And, although the parallel between the underworld of mud and Dante’s Inferno  has been well...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2017) 69 (1): 91–110.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Underworlds . Ithaca : Cornell UP , 1997 . Print . Pound Ezra . “Dante.” The Spirit of Romance . 1910 . London : Peter Owen , 1952 . 118 – 65 . Print . ———. “For T.S.E.” Sewanee Review, special issue on T.S. Eliot ( Jan-March 1966 ): 109 . Print . ———. “A Visiting Card...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2017) 69 (1): 111–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
... possibilities can be sustained within a globalizing consumer society and through relations with consumption” (10–12). While Annesley concedes that works such as Underworld can seem like a “homological reflection” of the forces of globalization without much power to interrogate or resist it (68), he is...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2015) 67 (3): 319–332.
Published: 01 September 2015
... very small, others large; my own is of a reasonable size, though a lot of the words in it concern my eminent husband. (1–2) Not only is the sack-carrying Penelope an instance of a more general phenome- non, everywhere observable in the underworld, but that ever-present general pop- ulation has...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2018) 70 (2): 218–234.
Published: 01 June 2018
...-made underworld where, below the surface of the sea, subtextual meanings propagate before finally breaking onto the narrative shore as epiphanies. Yet short fiction’s particular affinity with the boat narrative may have as much to do with the genre’s said origins in myth and legend ( Winther et al...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2009) 61 (4): 400–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2006) 58 (4): 293–312.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Greek Alexander ro- mance, including the journey into the underworld, the descent into the sea, the enclosing of Gog and Magog, the naked Brahmin philosophers, and Iskandar’s failure to find the water of life—instead, Nabi Khidir is the one to find it and achieve immortality—it obviously departs...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2000) 52 (4): 321–338.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., where the hero descends into the underworld (as Beowulf en- ters Grendel’s underwater cavern and the lair in which the dragon guards the golden hoard) to grapple personally with demonic forces and—lacking the saving Guide bestowed on Dante by the Blessed Beatrice—to be fatally wounded by them. As...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2001) 53 (1): 58–82.
Published: 01 January 2001
...]ithout the notebooks, we might not have guessed that Frye thought of A Study of English Romanticism as a cycle, with Beddoes at the bottom or south (the underworld), Shelley east (the revolutionary dawn), Keats at the oracular north, and Wordsworth, who apparently got squeezed out of chapter one, as...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 307–327.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Schalom’s novel and Glickman’s play, El infierno prometido  is rich in both his- torical and mythical details, and it shares their contrast between the gritty realism of the Buenos Aires underworld and the impressionistic imagery of the old world.14 However, while Drucaroff’s novel lashes out at...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 408–428.
Published: 01 December 2013
... was subjected to a number of attacks in Die Rote Fahne  and Linkskurve, including reviews and articles by Klaus Neukrantz, Johannes Becher, and Otto Biha, who accused Döblin of presenting a fantastic vision of the “proletarian underworld” that “exists only in the mind of the poet,” thus both...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2015) 67 (2): 145–165.
Published: 01 June 2015