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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 91–109.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Maurice Samuels Copyright © 2019 The Trustees of Columbia University 2019 Maurice Samuels FRIENDSHIP AND BETRAYAL: THE DUCHESSE DE BERRY, SIMON DEUTZ, AND MODERN FRANCE S FIRST ANTI-­SEMITIC AFFAIR At 5:30 p.m. on November 6, 1832, police agents raided the ­house at No. 3, rue Haute-d­ u-C­...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 321–335.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., in Perec it has no such power, standing instead as a marker of loss, trauma, and forgetting. If the madeleine is a kind of comfort food, Perec’s anti-madeleine is a site of discomfort, a surrogate for all the other losses Perec is trying to account for, and through his insistence on the absence of food, he...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (1-2): 69–76.
Published: 01 January 2008
...Suzanne Guerlac Copyright © 2008 The Trustees of Columbia University 2008 Suzanne Guerlac VALERY-MODERNIST MYTHS AND (ANTI) MODERNIST STATES OF MIND I n a short text entitled "Questions de Poesie," preface to the AnthoLogie des Poetes de La NRF and published in the review in 1935, Valery...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 485–501.
Published: 01 May 2011
... best-selling 1886 anti-Semitic treatise La France juive, the passage also inevitably recalled a central argument of Drumont's polemic, one he had not invented but that he probably did more than anyone to propagate: namely, that the Franco-Prussian War had unleashed on France a hoard of German Jews bent...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 169–184.
Published: 01 March 2006
... gagne aux bienfaits que les progres de la civilisation et de la liberte ont amenes que son epoux" (69). According to Leon Poliakov, the oedipal logic of anti-semitism decrees that if the male Jew threatens castration, the Jewish woman, deprived of the phallus, becomes not only innocuous, but "son...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 279–305.
Published: 01 May 2009
... severity. But there remains a philosophical curiosity about persons. Dreyfusard, anti-Dreyfusard, Salalst, anti-Salalst, are just about the only things worth knowing about an imbecile. (Proust SL 242) Homosexuality and the Dreyfus Affair, or rather someone's views on homosexuality and the Affair...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 333–352.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of the political spectrum: Louis Aragon and Louis-Ferdinand Celine. In both Aragon's defense of the socialist realist novel and Celine's anti-Semitic pamphlets, the reference to the two hundred families serves a double purpose. On the one hand, it represents a politically populist gesture, aligning the author...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 295–303.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., universalism, republicanism, secularism, and socialism that have long represented France's unique contribution to the fight against antisemitism. Bell, too, stresses ideological nuance rather than simple opposition: Anti-anti-Semitism created a new, roving category of imperial perception. While indebted...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 265–285.
Published: 01 January 2019
... Rivière in 1919, he notes that he had felt Rivière overestimated the value of friendship in an essay, and then adds, Du reste Jeunes Filles en fleurs et les suivants sont imprégnés du même esprit anti-­amical. Or l intérêt que je ressens pour vous, me porterait maintenant à modifier ma manière de voir...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (1-2): 105–126.
Published: 01 January 2013
... to common words, via an impromptu exegesis of the enigmatic poem "Jabberwocky." Yet, the piece that Artaud produced, which was published in 1947 under the title L'Arve et al'Aume and with the provocative subtitle Tentative anti-grammaticale propos de Lewis Carroll et contre lui, is far from what might...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (1-2): 3–12.
Published: 01 January 2001
... to the Communist Party to deny, misrepresent or even justify the repressive nature of the totalitarian regimes of the Eastern bloc. This political attitude was in part a legacy of the anti-fascist struggle of the thirties and the war years. For Aragon and Triolet, the post-war years (the fifties and sixties) were...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 590–600.
Published: 01 December 2023
... ________ “It is not that truth changes,” writes Buck-Morss, “we do” (x). “We” have. The “decolonizing” of French and Francophone studies is a change that comes less—or at least as much—from without (US anti-racism, Black Lives Matter, decolonial theory) as from within (and sprouting from) the field, and especially, pace...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (4): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2004
... effet, Ie lien qu'etablit Elmarsafy entre la souverainete divine et celIe du monarque s'avere impossible car Ie concept de monarchie n'est pas un concept religieux mais au contraire seculaire et anti-clerical; par ailleurs, les defenseurs de la monarchie s'opposaient precisement a. un gouvernement...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 391–409.
Published: 01 May 2011
... in Verite "is so unrelenting as to figure as no more than the flipside of his adversaries' anti-Semitism" (246). Now it should be noted that there are moments in the novel when the author himself seems concerned to explore this impasse and its consequences; the untrustworthiness of political buzzwords...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (3): 245–262.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., and Arthur Cravan. According to these models, one could escape the vanity of art through complete "silence," realize one's anti-social stance by leaving society, and flee positivist reality in dreams, the unconscious, drugs, and death. In the cultural mythology of the French avant-garde, Rimbaud...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (3): 289–311.
Published: 01 May 2000
... text), Simon embarked on a quest for pure textual productivity, self-reflexive and self-engendering. And yet, Simon himself recognized that Les Corps conducteurs failed to live up to its anti-mimetic project. For all of its language play, the novel was still summarizable according to a human subject...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 167–187.
Published: 01 January 2015
... to the "litterature-monde" movement, and the influence of Le Bris on Rouaud's work since the early 2000s is considerable. Indeed, many of the critiques that Charles Forsdick leveled against Le Bris's investment in an "anti-intellectual anti-idealist and anti-modernist" rhetoric are pertinent to Rouaud's work (51...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 541–544.
Published: 01 November 2007
... that cut France into two parts, Germany implemented a whole range of degrading, oppressive, and anti-Semitic measures, only to also annex, in 1942, the allegedly 54 2 BOOK REVIEWS free republic of the Vichy regime. After the war, it was France who, as member of the victorious allied forces and one...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (1-2): 13–20.
Published: 01 January 2001
... following the Nazi-Soviet pact; "we now know" that it first approved the PCF's support of the war effort against Germany, but within a month anti-fascism gave way to a policy of opposition to an imperialist war, with London now being regarded as the equivalent of the Nazis. Following the defeat of 1940...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 359–376.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of the way novels construct sentences, she argued-"a cause de phrases"-that she tried to destroy all conventional grammar and create a narrative that would be as free of style as possible ("Destruction" 45). This new anti-novelistic mode of writing that offered a more succinct and less stylistically...