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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 319–340.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Benjamin Williams Copyright © 2014 The Trustees of Columbia University 2014 Benjamin Williams MALLARME'S SOCRATIC MONOLOGUES Since the 1880s, when numerous studies of Stephane Mallarme began toappear, interpreters have taken him to stand for different and sometimes even opposite values. He...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 115–122.
Published: 01 January 2010
... revolutions. Following Walter Benjamin, these scholars take Baudelaire to be the most eloquent bard of this upheaval. Modernism in lit- erature, they seductively posit, emerges from Baudelaire's exemplary effort to testify to the trauma perpetrated by capitalist modernity. In the remainder of 1. LaCapra also...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 123–127.
Published: 01 January 2010
...-century French studies. For Samu- els, the shock and parry arguments presented in Walter Benjamin's "On Some Motifs" gave rise, on one side, to a cottage industry of urban Paris mono- graphs focusing on new manias of technological modernity, criminal patholo- gies, perversions, and phobias of all sorts...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (1-2): 69–76.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., that of Walter Benjamin, this is just where modernism would begin, namely at the point where attention flips over into distraction, where the craft of form-giving would be interrupted, subjected to shock, producing discontinuities and strange juxtapositions of the kind Eisenstein reveals in his cinematic...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 357–369.
Published: 01 December 2020
...: 482). 1 So we read toward the end of Le Temps retrouvé . To this we might juxtapose Walter Benjamin’s vatic: “Death is the sanction of everything the storyteller can relate” (59). Both Proust and Benjamin suggest that literary narrative supersedes living with meaning. To the extent...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 401–421.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., there's also tension, the tension between singularity and the complexity of the modern metropolis, a tension not unlike that which Walter Benjamin describes in his unfinished Arcades Project. In comparing them, I will show the strong echo of tension inherent in modernity, as described by Benjamin...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 288–315.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of day—a Baudelarian trope that Benjamin identifies with “the landscape as allegory” ( Arcades 324). At once a hermeneutic mode, a rhetorical figure, and a genre, allegory is akin to analogy insofar as it relates apparently dissimilar phenomena. Allegory can be understood, as Barbara Stafford notes...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 257–276.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., artful juxtaposition of the epic and the anecdotal, and open-endedness are characteristic of Baudelairean modernity. But why prefer this poem to all those that thematize decrepitude in "Tableaux Parisiens"? As Walter Benjamin points out in the chapter entitled "Modernism" (Die Moderne) of his essay...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (1-2): 105–126.
Published: 01 January 2013
... Benjamin suggests such a connection, in characterizing translation as that which is "charged with the special mission of watching over the maturing process of the original language and the birth pangs of its own" (18). Here, the suffering that translation gives rise to is primarily linguistic;12 its...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 235–255.
Published: 01 January 2011
... future: Will nineteenth-century literature be its oral forebears' faithful keeper, rightful heir, or indifferent replacement? In this light, Walter Benjamin's famous essay "The Storyteller" (1936) might be considered a prolongation of the stories of loss propagated by some of the very writers or literary...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 September 2021
... between conscious mourning and unconscious melancholia. For a synthesis on the use of melancholy in memory studies and its current political inflections, see the valuable synthesis by Sébastien Fevry. 18. I refer to the meaning Traverso gives to the term, not to Benjamin’s derogatory label...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (1): 85–105.
Published: 01 January 2005
... omnes qui transitis per viam, attendite et videte si est dolor sicut dolor meus. (0 all ye that pass by the way, attend and see if there be any sorrow like to my sorrow). -Lamentations 1.12 mourning, which is at once the mother of the allegories and their content -Walter Benjamin! Pilgrimage as Allegory...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 423–443.
Published: 01 May 2006
... in the metropolis is the main character's resem- blance to the urban type defined by Walter Benjamin as the flaneur (Illuminations 14. Roger Little's hypothesis, i.e. that the Italian name is preserved to avoid both confusion with the French substantive "genes" and allusion to Paul Valery's "La Nuit de Genes...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 133–153.
Published: 01 January 2012
... as those who have felt the horror within its music have irrevocably attached themselves in distinct ways to the work. Thus we can trace a second constellation to our present: Parsifal has become a ruin. It is an object that can be analyzed as Walter Benjamin analyzed decadent landscapes in his decisive...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 133–142.
Published: 01 January 2014
... by un film gai, by an aesthetic form that Walter Benjamin, writing at the same time as Camus, called a work of art "consummated by a collectivity in a state of distraction." 5 Typical of Camus's early work is the scene from "L'Ete aAlger," written in 1937 and published as part of Noces, in which Camus...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (1-2): 153–161.
Published: 01 January 2000
..., and it continues to inspire modern critics who find in that concept the essence of baroque art. In his highly influential book on the German Trauerspiel, Walter Benjamin cites Karl Borinski's study on classical antiquity in poetics and art theory in order to underscore the concept of thaumaston as a key...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 541–544.
Published: 01 November 2007
... Payne in his short essay, which differentiates between the city as polis and the city as labyrinth, focuses on Walter Benjamin as an early twentieth-century flaneur of the labyrinthine city who is lost wandering between Berlin and Paris. Kim- berley Healey, in her article on the joint 1929 publication...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 417–429.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Caroline Weber Abstract This essay examines the role of comedy in Marcel Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu . Works Cited Barthes Roland . The Rustle of Language , translated by Howard Richard . Berkeley : University of California Press , 1989 . Benjamin Walter...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 411–425.
Published: 01 May 2011
...). Walter Benjamin's enigmatic assertion in Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth Century that "empire is the style of revolutionary terrorism, for which the state is an end in itself" (33) refers to the empire of Napoleon I but finds its true exemplification in the Second Empire. For, as Benjamin implies, Napo...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 481–503.
Published: 01 November 2007
... la actividad interpretativa al traducir poesia, 0 en la transmision de su aura filosofico-religiosa, como ensefia Walter Benjamin, que logra intensidad iinicamente en el ambito espiritual de la propia lengua. De ahi el ejercicio constante, debido a este caracter provisional, diferido, que se adhiere...