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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 218–236.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., and domes that bind or contain jinn, treasures, and secrets of the pre-Islamic past. Hamilton@umn.edu Copyright © 2023 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2023 alchemy Arabian Nights Lapidario Morisco literature aljamiado The tale of the City of Brass...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 298–300.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of magic takes place there: the office sets the stage for Derville's genius as he deals with the alchemy of human souls. On a smaller scale, Riffaterre's office, with its strange and disquieting lighting and walls of books, emanated a similar atmosphere: at once typical and singular. But on the day I set...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (1-2): 127–145.
Published: 01 January 2013
... and rationalist of the literary modernity of which Robert Pinget found himself a contemporary, homosexuality and spirituality were seen to constitute two forms of deviance that the latter's work undertook to simultaneously express and hide. His taste for occult mysticism and for the tradition of alchemy running...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 465–481.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of contingent relationships is effected "through the alchemy of consecration" whereby the individual is symbolically constituted as a relative "or as a knight, an heir, an elder, etc." 57 In light of this remark, it is striking to see that La Fete de Belesbat features the consecration of Voltaire, chosen...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 427–444.
Published: 01 November 2002
.... Whereas the notion of magic has already been introduced to refer to the transformation taking place in the poet's soul, he also utilizes terms from alchemy to identify how these changes take place. In "L'Alchimie de la douleur," for example, the poet proudly exclaims to his beloved that "pour toi je...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 May 2023
... beautiful strangeness and discovering, as if through some work of alchemy, that it has transformed us. In the following passage from her book The Night Sky , Lauterbach equates the poem with a particular form of alignment—a union between self and language, self and world: The poem is a temporal-spatial...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (1-2): 83–104.
Published: 01 January 2013
... like the "everyday miracle," or alchemy, of poetic creation-an early instance of what the praxis of THE UTOPIAN BODY IN RIMBAUD most representative in the Rimbaldian corpus, presumably for its complex, overdetermined admixture of aesthetics and politics; of gentle caricature, tenderness, and anger...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 205–226.
Published: 01 September 2020
... sections on physiognomy, alchemy, astrology, medicine, and magic. There are over 130 extant Latin manuscripts dated before 1330 as well as translations into several vernacular languages and into Hebrew (Williams 1–7, 31–35, 367–417; Gaullier-Bougassas, Fascination 3:1279–82). 10. There are various...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 May 2022
... of the properties of food, but also reflects the flexibility and adaptability of the Galenic régime de santé , adding references to Gascon foods and habits (reflecting Henri’s and his own region of origin) to Galen’s lists. While Du Chesne is better known as a practitioner of Paracelsian alchemy and medicine...