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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 588–590.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Toby Wikström Larry F. Norman The Shock of the Ancient: Literature and History in Early Modern France . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2011 . Pp. 296 . Copyright © 2012 The Trustees of Columbia University 2012 588 BOOK REVIEWS Quijote intelligible as a reflection on political...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 452–469.
Published: 01 December 2021
... instead reveal Deshoulières’s engagement with the Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns and the debates about the animal machine. While such interventions constituted an important strategy for making a name for herself, they are characterized by elusiveness. Although that elusiveness has been read...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 639–654.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., we can infer that the Ancients had their own cult of antiquity, which provoked the same blend of enthusiasm and impatience that Renaissance writers experienced as they looked back to the past. This retrospective regression is an important feature of the self-identity of Renaissance humanists, who...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 590–593.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the Ancients to devise alternatives to the key tenets of the Moderns' "geometric" approach. Whereas the Moderns prescribed transparency of meaning, the Ancients favored richness of form. Instead of the harmonious order and rational signification promoted by their rivals, the Ancients prized formal neglect...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 585–588.
Published: 01 May 2012
... in the Cave of Montesinos and the Clavileiio episode as reformulations of the ancient notion of theoria, which involved undertaking a challenging voyage, witnessing an exotic or divine spectacle, and returning to offer a public report to one's community. Cascardi's point here is that Cervantes seems...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 363–371.
Published: 01 December 2021
.... In recent years, critics and historians have recognized the crucial role played by cultural and literary querelles in shaping the period from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries in France. Topics of dispute ranged from theater to the relevance and superiority of ancient culture to the animal soul...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 493–512.
Published: 01 November 2009
...-humanist view of history. Italian humanism had replaced the biblically-inspired notion of four world monarchies with a division of history into three periods-"ancient," "medieval," and "modern" times. Enlightenment thought added to the schema a fourth age: that of French cultural ascendancy, which entailed...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 311–319.
Published: 01 January 2017
... the original sin and the corruption it c­ auses. In his influential book Les Antimodernes: De Joseph de Maistre à Roland Barthes (Gallimard, 2005), cited by Amadieu (205), Antoine Compagnon perceptively defines French antimodernism as a fixation on ­these two ancient dogmas. One thus realizes...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 275–284.
Published: 01 May 2006
... it to the status of prestigious pawn. "De l'Esprit des traductions" extends the lyric reflections of Corinne in a more programmatic direction, yet the message of both works is identical: for Italian literature to regain its European purchase, the innovative and iconoclastic energies of its ancient and Renaissance...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (2): 173–185.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of the application of new philological methods to problems of ancient learning. His Latin writings range from a conlmentary on Justinian's sixth-century compendium of Ronlan law (Annotationes ad Pandectas, 1508) to his magisterial opus on nl0ney and weights in antiquity (De asse, 1515), to his final work describing...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 209–231.
Published: 01 January 2012
... on the notion that one should disentangle those elements of the past (whether ancient or medieval) that might have "life" in the present from those that remain "dead."1 On the other hand, if Renaissance humanism is viewed in the broader context of its period, then it can be seen as having shared both...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (4): 433–457.
Published: 01 November 2000
.... To these examples one can add the frequent theme of shepherds resting among ruins in the Roman countryside, and peasants setting up stables and farms in ancient, still majestic, archways. Clothing and linen float suspended between an equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius and the interior of an archway in Robert's...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (1): 109–114.
Published: 01 January 2006
... the ethno-religious origins of Inythology in order to distinguish it froln the "literary ITIyth." The two share many qualities, but the lnyth is unique in that it is anonynl011s, collective, and held to be true. It explains our condition by evoking ancient rites froln forgotten times, contains certain...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2021
... calls “microscopici indizi,” he interrogates every aspect of the terzina in question, especially its prosodic structures and its resonances, via the motif/figure of tmesis, central to Bertran’s “condition,” and the brief citation of Ennius in the ancient commentator Sergio. Aresu intuits the strict...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 227–233.
Published: 01 January 2004
..., ancient rowboat-rickety, dilapidated, worm-eaten, full of tar blisters, and sometimes lacking its rudder-which she kept padlocked close to the dam and allowed her customers to borrow. The handles of its mismatched oars were lodged in slings fashioned of water-willow twigs instead of oarlocks. In my memory...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 297–315.
Published: 01 May 2008
... and plants all complete a journey through incredible yet not impenetrable places. Their stories became the subject matter of a new literary genre: the fairy tale. Drawn from ancient and coeval traditions, these texts and their models were diversions for urban and aristocratic elites as well as an aspect...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 309–330.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., was translated into French, this was only reversing the tide of French culture over the Alps some three hundred years before, when Italian writers adopted French models, translated and plagiarized French works, and even wrote in French. Carlo Dionisotti claimed that whatever was known of ancient Rome in the mid...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 408–416.
Published: 01 December 2020
... obscure because in those days, when I read, I used often to daydream about something quite different for page after page” (56). Old art acts more effectively. On Sundays, going to mass with his parents, the boy admires the ancient beauty of the church, its dark porch, its funeral paving stones, its...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 85–105.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to life and was taking part in the service. It occurred to me that maybe ancient Christian manuscripts always did that, for their parchment is generally much finer than in later books, and perhaps one reason for carrying early Gospel Books open in processions at all was because this effect...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 211–226.
Published: 01 May 2008
..." (169). Joan Dejean has argued that Perrault defended the modernist position in the famous Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns by suggesting that "it was necessary to think, to judge, and to reason as a Woman" (67). Many critics have taken Perrault's defense of women, best displayed in his Apologie...