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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 169–184.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Maurice Samuels Copyright © 2006 The Trustees of Columbia University 2006 Maurice Samuels METAPHORS OF MODERNITY: PROSTITUTES, BANKERS, AND OTHER JEWS IN BALZAC'S SPLENDEURS ET MlSERES DES COURTISANES Why are the brothels of modern French literature filled with Jewish prostitutes? From Yanda...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 503–519.
Published: 01 May 2011
... drive La Banque Universelle to ruin. Its demise is hastened by the efforts of the all-powerful Jewish banker Gundermann, who sees in Saccard a rival and who short sells shares in the Universelle when the bank is vulnerable. Saccard uses the bank's own cash reserves to buy back its falling shares...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 305–320.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., have grown in the town square of Marcoussy under seven distinct governments, including the Second Empire, during which the story was published (Champfleury, Madame Eugenio ). The plot of the story turns on the obsession of a newly relocated banker from Paris who unsuccessfully tries to kill the tree...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 563–564.
Published: 01 May 2006
... of Cinema: Neorealism from Bazin to Godard," 483-500 Roustang-Stoller, Eve-Alice, La Renaissance et la nuit, (Daniel Menager), 255-6 Samuels, Maurice, "Metaphors of Modernity: Prostitutes, Bankers, and Other Jews in Balzac's Splendeurs et miseres des courtisanes," 169-84 Santos, Jose, Batailles d'ecrivains...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 187–200.
Published: 01 May 2014
...: Competence, Probity, Altruism, published by the London Theosophical Publishing House, called for the creation of a "league" of ethical professionals. ("The member of the League who is a banker," he wrote, "must regard the interests of his clients as his own and never suggest 1. Philip Kolb's short survey...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 485–501.
Published: 01 May 2011
... suddenly offers up a rebuke of overt antiSemitism. Saccard's hatred of and rivalry with Gundermann, patterned after Bontoux's real-life antagonism for the Rothschilds, occasion anti-Semitic rants by the banker designed to mark a distance between Zola and the prejudices 2. See, for example, Katz 293-94...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 5–9.
Published: 01 January 2017
... never made it to the real world, is taking on this life as her own. she appears coming out of the darkness on the left (somehow it seems i lit a candle). and all i can do is look at her. ­here she is in the (image of) the flesh: strange combination of nathan ­the lebanese banker ­and me all balled...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 131–148.
Published: 01 January 2019
... banally enough, with the narrator and Mme de La Chanterie herself repeatedly describing the four lodgers as her quatre amis (242, 243, 245, 249). More programmatically, the first framed episode in the text, M. Alain s account of his ruined friendship with the f­ uture banker Mongenod, to whom he...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (1-2): 89–104.
Published: 01 January 2000
... of Rachilde, who is the third party, the banker-husband Jean Soires? The question is not uninteresting, particularly as a similar love triangle-involving another brutal, philandering husband-anchors Rachilde's next novel, La Marquise de Sade. A "husband" existed in Rachilde's life, if we are to believe...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (3): 271–291.
Published: 01 May 2004
... at Versailles, the queen hosted a nightly game, and courtiers scheduled additional occasions for play. Hosts so frequently acted as bankers for games to entertain their guests that satirists, chroniclers, and moralists complained that compulsive gambling had destroyed other forms of social entertainment.1...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 203–221.
Published: 01 January 2019
... in the newspaper s offices), and Walter, député, financier, homme d argent et d affaires, juif et méridional, directeur de La Vie française (214). And ­there are four females: Mme Madeleine Forestier, Mme Clotilde de Marelles and her young d­ aughter, Laurine, and Mme Walter (the d­ aughter of the banker Basile...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (1): 23–50.
Published: 01 January 2007
... engaged as Tristan, Gauguin did nonetheless share many of her views. As he prepared to leave for Tahiti in 1890, the former banker observed: "Dne terrible epoque se prepare en Europe pour la generation qui vient: Ie royaume d'or En Europe les hommes et les femmes n'obtiennent, qu'apres un labeur sans...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 371–400.
Published: 01 May 2006
... slightly modified These practices confer to the modern profit-oriented individual the prestige of barbarous chiefs precisely because they presuppose less prosaic ethical principles than the "froide raison du marchand, du banquier et du capitaliste" (270) ["the cold reasoning of the business man, banker...