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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 408–416.
Published: 01 December 2020
... by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2020 postwar Europe world culture artistic beauty truth For a long time, as a child, I had to go to bed early. Every evening, at nine o’clock, my mother came to the room I shared with my sister, gave us a goodnight kiss and turned off...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 514–517.
Published: 01 November 2001
... the enduring fantasy that 'beauty'-artistic beauty-might just conceivably 'raise the dead.' In his textual readings, Ziegler discovers this paradoxical creativity practically everywhere. In Villiers's story "Vera" and Rodenbach's novel Bruges-la-Morte, the scenario in both cases is one of wishfulfillment...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 222–240.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... Agamben’s book begins with an extended citation of On the Genealogy of Morals , including the following: “Compare [Kant’s definition of the beautiful as disinterested pleasure] with one framed by a genuine ‘spectator’ and artist—Stendhal, who once called the beautiful une promesse de bonheur ” (Nietzsche...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (1): 23–50.
Published: 01 January 2007
... comparisons. Indeed, the connections between the works of Tristan, who died in 1844, and Gauguin, born four years after his grandmother's death, may at first seem attenuated. But the intersections between the lives, the politics and the artistic production of this pair of inveterate travelers and self...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 359–361.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of the creation of “ordinary beauty,” of making beauty part of everyday life. My story of beautification starts in early modern Europe, particularly seventeenth-century France. Like cuisine, like drama, like literature, like all of Versailles, flowers were turned to political use. For flowers to serve...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 297–315.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Michele Rak Copyright © 2008 The Trustees of Columbia University 2008 Michele Rak LOGIC OF FAIRIES "I fatti degli altri sono come racconti dell' Orco" G.B.Basile, Lo Cunto de Ii cunti, egloga 2 v.298 At some point in the history of the European fairy tale, beautiful princesses escaped from...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 371–400.
Published: 01 May 2006
... by the "barbarian" or the "savage." Likewise, the purposelessness and lack of instrumental concerns at the roots of the decadent notion of "art for art's sake" lie behind the anthropological construction of an unpractical "savage" life devoted to the cultivation of beauty as the epitome of wastefulness...
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Romanic Review (2024) 115 (1): 173–189.
Published: 01 May 2024
..., through Proust, Watteau’s canonical artwork to new readings, by highlighting the ways in which its motifs, compositional structure, and painterly style are suffused with distinctly “Proustian” ideas about the kinetic power and otherworldly beauty of amorous feeling. The point is not to give importance...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 640–643.
Published: 01 December 2023
..., the path goes from the sword, to the pen, to the riddle, so to speak: the king’s detachment from power flows over into the artist’s rejection of fame and sacrifices to beauty and leads, ultimately, to the philosopher’s renunciation of epiphany. The first chapter identifies, within the morphology Goethe...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 175–186.
Published: 01 May 2014
... exempt from the impurity of will. He deplores his lack of will until he understands that will, being utilitarian, a servant of intelligence and habit, is not a condition of the artistic experience" (Proust 69). Now for Beckett, habit holds together the multiplicity of selves in time: "Breathing is habit...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 709–725.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., Therbusch was in Paris, eager to leave her mark on the most prestigious art academy of Europe. It was then that she ran into Diderot and into trouble. That trouble proved to be of the lasting kind. Diderot's portrayal of the artist and her work was such that it gave Therbusch an unsavory immortality. Indeed...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 590–593.
Published: 01 May 2012
... alongside image was upended, in the way that the interwoven introductions upend expectations. One beautiful example of an exception to this is the interstitial reproductions of art by Buzz Spector, a contemporary American artist who alters bookstearing pages and obscuring words-to force new perspectives...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 13–16.
Published: 01 January 2016
... s beautiful biography of Vigée Le Brun, one passage especially caught my attention. Vigée Le Brun is beginning to establish a friendly relationship with Queen ­Marie-­Antoinette and is about to become her favorite portrait artist. One day, however, she misses a sitting appointment because...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (3): 366–369.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Vincent Aurora Peter Read , Guillaume Apollinaire, The Cubist Painters; Apollinaire and Cubism ; Artists Bookworks ; East Sussex, England , 2002 , Pp. 304 . Copyright © 2004 The Trustees of Columbia University 2004 366 BOOK REVIEWS etre pour justifier la decision de conclure...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 169–184.
Published: 01 March 2006
... associated with sexuality in male-authored texts. In one of the most widely read novels of the era, Walter Scott's Ivanhoe of 1819, the beautiful Rebecca pays a high price for unintentionally beguiling a Templar Knight. Carried off against her will, she struggles throughout the novel to retain her purity...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 255–260.
Published: 01 May 2003
...-siecle through the period of the entre-deux-guerres for my graduate studies. Fascinated by the Surrealists and their aesthetic forbears, I sought out those places in literature where beauty and anger, fantasy and interrogation, laughter and revolt combined to initiate change-both aesthetic and socio...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 465–484.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., and Zola reveal a consonance of approach and sensibility in terms of color and abstractionism that traverses the boundaries between visual and textual media. The titles of Whistler's paintings tend to subordinate subject matter and privilege the artist's color work, evacuating the referent.3 Mallarme's...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (1-2): 77–88.
Published: 01 January 2000
... with the unabashed enjoyment he derives from his "lave- ment nourrissant a la peptone" (345). Everything about des Esseintes' behav- ior, from his hygienic practices to his artistic predilections, situates him squarely in the pre-genital stage of sexual development, to which his misogyny and occasional bouts...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 77–102.
Published: 01 January 2016
... originally produced and consumed, I hope to come to a better understanding of not only Sand s and Eliot s individual bodies of work but also the ways in which ­nineteenth-­century artistic identity, reading, gender, and the novel were constructed in a dialectic conversation between France and Britain.3...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (1): 19–39.
Published: 01 January 2005
... a l'artiste la naOivete et l'expression sincere de son temperament, aidee par tous les moyens que lui fournit son metier. (OC 11,418-19)14 Howells takes the passage to affirm as Baudelaire's view that the artist's task is "l'individualisme bien entendu." But the passage, which is taken from a chapter called...