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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (3): 533–548.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Peter Smyth Abstract Italo Calvino's Castle of Crossed Destinies is unique among his later novels for failing to uphold the rules and constraints that he was increasingly fond of imposing on his works of fiction. To explain the novel's structural failure, this essay puts aside the framework...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (1): 27–57.
Published: 01 March 2012
... , 32 – 51 ( New York : Hill and Wang ). Calvino Italo 1969 Tarocchi: Il mazzo visconteo di Bergamo e New York ( Parma : Ricci ). 1970 “ Notes towards a Definition of the Narrative Form as a Combinative Process ,” translated by Merry Bruce , Twentieth Century Studies 3...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 719–735.
Published: 01 December 2009
.... Bens, Jacques 1986 [1965] “ Queneau Oulipian ,” in Motte 1986: 65 -73. Burgelin, Claude 1988 Georges Perec (Paris: Seuil). Calvino, Italo 1970 “Notes toward a Definition of the Narrative Form as a Combinatory Process,” translated by Bruce Merry, Twentieth Century Studies 3 : 93 -101...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 611–634.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., John 1990 I–VI (MethodStructureIntentionDisciplineNotationIndeterminacyInterpenetrationImitation DevotionCircumstanceVariableStructureNonunderstandingContingencyInconsistencyPerformance) (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press). Calvino, Italo 1981 [1979] If on a Winter's Night a Traveler...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (4): 739–744.
Published: 01 December 2019
... (with his praise of Homer s beginning in medias res rather than ab ovo) to Paul Vale´ry and Italo Calvino, countless philosophers, critics, and writers have explicitly rec- ognized its significance, and it often constitutes amemorable part of thework. After a prologue in which Buch Leander specifies...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 17–50.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., Vannevar 1945 “As We May Think,” Atlantic Monthly (July), www.theatlantic.com/doc/194507/bush . Calvino, Italo 1981 [1979] If on a Winter's Night a Traveler , translated by William Weaver (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich). Casanova, Pascale 2004 The World Republic of Letters...
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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (3): 175–200.
Published: 01 September 2015
... . Bayley John 1984 “Kundera and Kitsch,” London Review of Books , June 7 , 18 – 19 . Calvino Italo 1990 “On Kundera,” Review of Contemporary Fiction 9 ( 2 ): 53 – 57 . Cattrysse Patrick 1997 “The Unbearable Lightness of Being: Film Adaptation Seen from...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (4): 653–668.
Published: 01 December 2009
... to face with something, rather than nothing, as one finds in Italo Calvino’s The Castle of Crossed Destinies, where the characters each take a turn at narrating, assisted by the images on tarot cards. Before reaching that point, under the duress of a difficult trip and a great peril, they have...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (2): 189–213.
Published: 01 June 2019
... . 2007 . “ What Is Typography? ” Typotheque , May 13 . www.typotheque.com/articles/what_is_typography . Bingham Millicent T. 1949 . “ Emily Dickinson’s Handwriting: A Master Key .” New England Quarterly 22 , no. 2 : 229 – 34 . Calvino Italo . 1981 . If on a Winter’s...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 127–150.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Lionnais; “Mathematics in the Method of Raymond Queneau” by Jacques Roubaud; and pieces by Georges Perec, Italo Calvino, Harry Mathews, and Raymond Queneau), a glossary of terms, an extensive bibliography, and short biographies of Oulipians. An indispensable work. 1999 “Marcel Bénabou...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 27–52.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... Consequently, the metafictional function can call attention to the author's performance. The prototypical case in this respect is Italo Calvino's novel If on a Winter's Night a Traveller , in which, according to Phelan ( 1989 : 133), the foregrounding of the synthetic component through the concepts...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 169–216.
Published: 01 June 2012
... ). Cadoux A. T. 1931 The Parables of Jesus, Their Art and Use ( London : James Clarke ). Calder John 2001 The Philosophy of Samuel Beckett ( Edison, NJ : Riverrun ). Cǎlinescu Matei 1993 Rereading ( New Haven, CT : Yale University Press ). Calvino Italo 1982...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2022
... between real authors and real readers. Her case studies include Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler , Gertrud Kolmar's Jewish Mother , and Camus's Fall . (3) In 2014 Susan S. Lanser extends the application of the concept and term narratee by proposing that the New Yorker as a whole...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2000
... as novelists, including Roussel, Walter Abish, and OuLiPians such as Raymond Que- neau, Georges Perec, Italo Calvino, Jacques Roubaud, and Mathews him- self. Other practitioners (e.g., Mac Low, members of the Language school...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (4): 683–794.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., U.K.: Penguin). Calvino, Italo 1986 The Uses of Literature , translated by Patrick Creagh (San Diego, CA: Harvest). Carroll, Lewis 1979 The Letters of Lewis Carroll , edited by Morton N. Cohen, 2 vols. (New York: Oxford University Press). Castañeda, Hector-Neir 1967 “Omniscience...
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Poetics Today (2009) 30 (3): 423–470.
Published: 01 September 2009
...; she also inves- tigates more abstractly the case of Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities. Overall, however, Esrock’s work is a foundational account of visualization’s place within literary criticism and a study of the consequences of visualization for readers, not an analysis of texts. 13.  Features...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (3): 507–659.
Published: 01 September 2010
... `` The Narrative Construction of Reality ,'' Critical Inquiry 18 : 1 – 21 . 2004 `` Life as Narrative ,'' Social Research 71 : 691 – 710 . Burke Kenneth . 1969 [1945] The Rhetoric of Motives ( Berkeley : University of California Press ). Calvino Italo 1988 Six Memos...