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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (1): 127–147.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Lieven Ameel Abstract This article examines narrative engagement with strange weather and rising waters in Richard Ford's Let Me Be Frank with You (2014). It applies three terms from climate policy— adaptation , retreat , and mitigation —as heuristic concepts to approach the formal responses...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 463–472.
Published: 01 June 2006
... but also by Poles, including Poles with whom he had grown up. He also received lifesaving help from Poles he had known before the war. After the Germans retreated from Poland, Salsitz, posing as a Catholic Pole, served as a high-ranking Polish officer before leaving Poland. In the memoirs Against All...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (3): 465–495.
Published: 01 September 2004
... the wall of language.Then I retreat with my head bleeding. And want to go on Beckett has described this situa- tion in virtually the same words (see below).Wittgenstein (1999: 301; Philoso- phische Untersuchungen 119), in a similar vein, refers to the results of philosophy as ‘‘the discovery of any...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 639–661.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and formal enactment of this poetics, the dance not only hovers between touching/connection and retreat/disconnection. The different tangos also function as nodes that offer specific intertextual perspectives on the marriage. In this way, the tango delays the inevitable dissolution of the relationship...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 117–139.
Published: 01 March 2020
... [1973] 1994: 3). The room towhich he retreats tests the limits of silence: The room s tensions were suitable to few enterprises besides my own, that of testing the depths of silence. Or one s willingness to be silent. Or one s fear of this willingness (25). And that room is reminiscent of another...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (3): 603–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the pamphlet Bagatelles pour un massacre, wholeheartedly defend- ing the higher importance of politics over literature and art. Artaud, at the same time, chose to retreat to the asylum of Rodez, thus effectively avoid- ing to take sides. Roussin’s reading of Bagatelles stresses its claim to authen- ticity...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (4): 717–752.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... 24 But now I only hear 25 Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar, 26 Retreating, to the breath 27 Of the night-wind,­ down the vast edges drear 28 And naked shingles of the world. 29 Ah, love, let us be true 30 To one another! for the world...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (4): 541–574.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to divergent political literary characters as “the believer,” “the cool hunter,” and “the occupier.” On an aesthetic level, contemporary novels leave behind postmodernism's anti-illusionist metafiction, its pastiche of literary styles, and its formally innovative experiments. They demonstrate a “retreat from...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 461–468.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., no one has probed this interface in greater depth than the British-Ame- rican artist Michael TakeoMagruder. In Visions of Our Communal Dreams (2012), Takeo explores the theological implications of the coder qua creator. Rather than retreating from reality, this virtual simulation models a process...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (2): 205–222.
Published: 01 June 2020
... a hasty retreat, and Zhuge s city is spared a bloodbath. In such mental brinksmanship, the loser is he who stops scaling the heights of mental embedment. Such feats of psychological derring-do abound in the novel, almost all of which hang on Zhuge s Machiavellian apprehension of other minds.7 Romance...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 151–158.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... Poetics Today 41:1 (March 2020) DOI 10.1215/03335372-7974156 q 2020 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics Whymust Catherine account for her desires at all?Why cannot she simply retreat with Heathcliff to a world of two, radiating together in unspoken feeling? The reason is that, however much...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (2): 149–172.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of reading beyond an exchange about content, a cementing of group affiliation, or a performance of identity. We are invited to consider this reader's absorption into her book not as a passive-aggressive retreat from company but as permission to enter into the same state: to collude in the enjoyment...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 689–710.
Published: 01 December 2004
... surroundings, these generous feelings are quickly supplanted by the pain of anxiety, by jealousy and possessiveness, and especially, after the two arrive at the country retreat where Bradley had initially planned a solitary vacation, by overwhelming and obsessive con- cern about sexual performance...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (1-2): 205–230.
Published: 01 June 2023
... ) explains, emerge from “a unique formal and structural design” that “compels us to retreat from a culture of speed” and “observ[e] details that would remain veiled or merely implied by a swifter form of narration.” Slow cinema forces viewers accustomed to fast-paced pleasure to attune their attentional...
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Poetics Today (2001) 22 (2): 299–321.
Published: 01 June 2001
.... I remembered it as a compel- ling, dramatic scene—a fantastic glimpse into a primitive and silent past forever preserved in a small, dark hall in Cape Town. Many years later I hiked in the Poelela river valley in the Drakensberg Mountains and slept in the caves that were the last retreat...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (3): 347–367.
Published: 01 September 2020
... by the statue (Houellebecq 2016: 139). In addition, although Franc oismay protest that he has been fully deserted by the Spirit (139), a few chapters later we find him embarking on a retreat to the Benedictine monastery at Liguge´ Abbey. This retreat appears as a response to a particularly acute phase...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 17–39.
Published: 01 February 2018
... it turns away from the universal and toward the particular. This struggle finds its culmination in the princess’s extraordinary confession to her husband of her love for the Duc de Nemours and her final retreat to a monastery after her husband has died of jealousy, moral actions that the contemporaries...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 417–428.
Published: 01 September 2017
... early liberal-dialogic stance. His Rabelais book retreats into a corporative vision of solidarity without an underlying liberal belief in the autonomy of the individual, without dialogue with the individual or respect for the individual’s private world. Kliger discusses Bakhtin together...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 561–590.
Published: 01 September 2000
... manager. I was the sole applicant for the job, but it was refused me. So I have preferred to finish my life In the quietude of this floral retreat The pump is busted. I shall have to get it fixed...
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Poetics Today (2002) 23 (4): 581–609.
Published: 01 December 2002
... its no less visionary theorist. All of these writers borrow the Holodeck idea from the popular TV series Star Trek.The Holodeck is a kind of VR cave, to which the crew members of the starship Voyager retreat for relaxation and entertainment. In this cave, a computer runs a three-dimensional...