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Comparative Literature (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 (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...
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Comparative Literature (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...
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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 “messenger writer...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (4): 471–497.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Natasha Tanna Abstract This article analyzes queer literary politics and the engagement with cultural precursors in the 1990s and into the twenty-first century in works by Cuban writer Ena Lucía Portela and Argentine writer María Moreno. The lack of a clearly defined tradition of lesbian/queer...
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Comparative Literature (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 (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 (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...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (3): 289–292.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Aruni Kashyap Abstract What does it mean to be a writer from Northeast India? What does it mean to write from the margins of India? What are the limitations of Indian English writing when it comes to depicting marginal, radical literary traditions that question the idea of India? The author...
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Comparative Literature (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 (2013) 65 (2): 182–199.
Published: 01 June 2013
... 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” reveal strikingly...
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Comparative Literature (2013) 65 (4): 466–486.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of 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...
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Comparative Literature (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. Mexican...
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Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (4): 377–405.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Christopher D. Johnson Abstract This article examines Jorge Luis Borges’s ingenious, largely dehistoricized interpretations and imitations of seventeenth-century writers typically called Baroque. It contends that the aesthetic, epistemological, and metaphysical values Borges assigns to works...
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Comparative Literature (2022) 74 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Adam Spanos Abstract This article tracks the engagement of several twentieth-century writers with a line from Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal ( Journal of a Homecoming ): “et il est place pour tous au rendez-vous de la conquête” (and there is room for all at the appointed place...
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Comparative Literature (2009) 61 (2): 142–159.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., and 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 perceived...
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Comparative Literature (2010) 62 (4): 336–360.
Published: 01 September 2010
... 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 determinations that marked...
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Comparative Literature (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...
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Comparative Literature (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 (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...