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Comparative Literature (1 January 2003) 55 (1): 81–84.
Published: 01 January 2003
...Boris Wolfson The Making of the State Writer: Social and Aesthetic Origins of Soviet Literary Culture. By Evgeny Dobrenko. Translated by Jesse M. Savage. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. xxi, 484 p. University of Oregon 2003 COMPARATIVE LITERATURE/78...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2010) 62 (3): 283–301.
Published: 01 June 2010
... “messenger writer.” In contrast with prior studies that evaluate the historical realism of these works, I draw on Walter Benjamin's notions of revolutionary historiography in order to show how both the content and circumstances of publication of Seghers's and Carpentier's fiction illuminate their struggles...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 232–235.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Patrice D. Rankine African American Writers and Classical Tradition . By Cook William W. and Tatum James . Chicago : The University of Chicago Press , 2010 . 454 p. © 2012 by University of Oregon 2012 BOOK REVIEWS PARALLELS, INTERACTIONS, AND ILLUMINATIONS: TRAVERSING CHINESE...
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Comparative Literature (1 January 2008) 60 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Caroline Jewers; Julian Weiss University of Oregon 2008 WRITERSWINTER AS READERS/1 2008 Volume 60, Number 1 Writers as Readers: Essays in Honor of Thomas R. Hart Thomas R. Hart was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1925...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2012) 64 (2): 150–168.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Quentin Bailey This essay traces Wordsworth's and Baudelaire's attempts to see into the lives of the unknown beggars they encountered on the streets of London and Paris and identifies those occasions on which both writers sought to appropriate the lives of the poor and vagrant for political ends...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 137–161.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Anne Dwyer This essay investigates the linguistic play and geopolitical scenarios in the work of Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (author of Venus in Furs and the man who gave his name to “masochism”) and his younger contemporary, the German-Jewish writer Karl Emil Franzos. Both men grew...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 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 (1 March 2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
... the baroque desire to explore and exhaust the old, to have truck with the murmuring voices he had grown up with in his family's library. Borges, however, was faced with a literary problem that the writer of Ulysses did not have: the precedent of Ulysses itself. On the one hand, Borges seems to have...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2010) 62 (4): 336–360.
Published: 01 September 2010
... novels by Jules Verne and Eduardo Ladislao Holmberg. While both writers create images of travelers spreading modern bourgeois culture throughout the world and beyond, as might be expected, Verne's images differ significantly from Holmberg's. My claim here is that the particular geopolitical...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2011) 63 (4): 366–382.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Oasis writers celebrate the killing of German soldiers, but then also engage with troubling memories that surface in relation to such events after the war. Who (or what) is a perpetrator in the context of soldier testimony (as opposed to a perpetrator of genocide)? Should the term only be used in a...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2011) 63 (3): 253–268.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Rimma Garn This essay discusses an intriguing literary journey, one in which an anonymous English eighteenth-century novel crossed the channel and, through its translation into French and Russian, became a crucial narrative model for one of the first published Russian fiction writers, Mikhail...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2011) 63 (4): 423–437.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Chih-Wei Chang This essay attempts to “bring out” Roland Barthes as an unnamable textual figure in the Taiwanese writer Chu T'ien-wen's Huangren shouji ( Notes of a Desolate Man ). Chu's “gay novel” is notorious for its narrator's seemingly inexhaustible references to a legion of writers, film...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2013) 65 (2): 182–199.
Published: 01 June 2013
... on Brecht as exemplar of committed literature, the article then examines the convergence between the two writers' attitudes to the aesthetic. Essayism is a central preoccupation, as a discussion of both writers' preferred forms shows: Adorno's “The Essay as Form” and Barthes's “Inaugural Lecture...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2013) 65 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2013
... pathetic fallacies or to overvalue the biological and historical identity of writers over the linguistic content of their texts, written arguments against real oppression and suppression remain powerful precisely when writers use tropes to bestow language, writing, or texts with basic characteristics of...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2014) 66 (3): 340–360.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of writers such as Orfa Alarcón, Yuri Herrera, Élmer Mendoza, Heriberto Yépez, and Juan Pablo Villalobos—while conceived as critical literary interventions, are in fact marketable commodities reproducing hegemonic discourses that frame the drug trade as a phenomenon operating outside of the state...
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Comparative Literature (1 September 2017) 69 (3): 303–314.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Daisy Sainsbury This article explores the constrained writing practices of Austrian-American writer Walter Abish in relation to those of the French literary group the Oulipo, in particular Georges Perec. Specifically, it considers the formal, stylistic, and thematic similarities between Perec's La...
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Comparative Literature (1 December 2017) 69 (4): 394–412.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Margarita Levantovskaya This article examines how contemporary Russian-Jewish-American literature imagines home and belonging for diasporic subjects. It focuses on novels by immigrant Jewish writers born in the USSR, specifically Anya Ulinich, Gary Shteyngart, and Ellen Litman. The novels analyzed...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2019) 71 (1): 1–18.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Shir Alon Abstract Focusing on Hebrew writer Orly Castel-Bloom’s novel Dolly City (1993), as well as on her short stories published in the same period, this essay analyzes how neoliberal principles of risk management, primarily risk privatization and speculation, shape postmodernist literary genres...
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Comparative Literature (1 March 2019) 71 (1): 86–107.
Published: 01 March 2019
... from the idea of the life-and-death struggle in dialectical thought, the article argues for a different goal for postcolonial thought than dialectic unity as promised in Hegelian philosophy, examining the position of four writers: Alfonso Reyes, Mário de Andrade, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ngũgĩ wa...
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Comparative Literature (1 June 2009) 61 (3): 244–255.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., this essay explores the Caribbean as an exemplary inter-American and comparatist crossroads space and analyzes several elements that enter into the diverse poetics of the region as articulated by its major writers and theorists: from chaos to transculturation, from magical realism and the “imaginary...