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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 408–416.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., shouts and fistfights with my schoolmates, all boys, kept me awake, as did the desire to keep on reading the book I enjoyed at that time. postwar Europe world culture artistic beauty truth ...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 514–517.
Published: 01 November 2001
... motivates 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 wish...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (1): 23–50.
Published: 01 January 2007
... 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-designated pariahs reveal a parente which transcends family...
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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 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 princessesescaped from their towers and fell asleep in enchanted palaces in the woods...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 371–400.
Published: 01 May 2006
...." 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 and ephemerality in contrast...
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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
... country. She had more than enough of that. It was youth, beauty, modesty, coquetry. She should have swooned over the talent of our great artists; taken lessons from them; she should have been well endowed with tits and bum and let them enjoy them" (Diderot on Art 223). 722 ELENA Russo question should...
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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 books- tearing 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 rela- tionship 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
...-memes. (JOANNA STALNAKER, Columbia University) Peter Read, Guillaume Apollinaire, The Cubist Painters; Apollinaire and Cu- bism; Artists Bookworks; East Sussex, England, 2002, Pp. 304. The new volume of Guillaume Apollinaire's The Cubist Painters published by Peter Read is divided into two parts, first...
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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 Mallar- me's...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 169–184.
Published: 01 March 2006
...-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. Scott's text provides a tell- ing...
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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 (2003) 94 (3-4): 255–260.
Published: 01 May 2003
... for my graduate studies. Fascinated by the Surrealists and their aesthetic for- bears, I sought out those places in literature where beauty and anger, fantasy and interrogation, laughter and revolt combined to initiate change-both aes- thetic and socio-political. My authors were Apollinaire, Rimbaud...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (1): 19–39.
Published: 01 January 2005
... entendu: commander a l'artiste la naOivete et l'expression sin- cere 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...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 77–102.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., and authorship in contemporary France, George Sand was, in the broadest sense, as much a political as an artistic identity (despite her contentions to the contrary). Separated from her husband and living on her own in Paris, Sand in the 1830s was as renowned for her lovers, her masculine wardrobe, and her...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 331–352.
Published: 01 May 2006
... the artist, entering the debate on the cultural decadence or renaissance of the Latin nations, began to delineate his own theory of modernity. In his memoir La grande Milano tradizionale e futurista, Marinetti, usually an indefatigablemythographer of his own life and times, recalled with an un...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 453–472.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., nonetheless seems to have little in common with one representation of the Gorgon famous today: that of Medusa as woman writer. 5 The question remains as to why Magny and Taillemont, like the other authors of the Escriz, should choose to emphasize Labe's beauty rather than her esprit. Of twenty- four poems...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 66–84.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... Perhaps ultimately our love of automata is not the dream for technological mastery, but the wistful desire that may only be elicited by beings we can never possess. Peggy McCracken (72–75) has already proposed reading this passage in a way that unveils the artistic fashioning of the flower girls...