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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 300–309.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Thomas Pavel Whereas in Nathalie Sarraute’s literary works characters and action are barely perceptible, it is Ann Jefferson’s great merit to have written a magnificent biography in which Sarraute is a real, unforgettable person, as are her family and friends, her historical background...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 211–226.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Anne E. Duggan Copyright © 2008 The Trustees of Columbia University 2008 Anne E. Duggan WOMEN SUBDUED: THE ABJECTIFICATION AND PURIFICATION OF FEMALE CHARACTERS IN PERRAULT'S TALES Charles Perrault has been heralded by Marina Warner as "the champion of womankind, defender of old wives' wisdom...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 357–369.
Published: 01 December 2020
... stricture against taking fictional characters as real beings—something other than writing on a page—is correct, it does not account for the way in which we imagine, make use of, and interact with the minds of literary characters. Yet Proust’s understanding of the fictional being cohabits with the inevitable...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 213–234.
Published: 01 September 2021
...: a reading in which the students are able to see themselves in the characters of the novel and a more difficult classroom-based reading that seeks to instill in the students, through conventional pedagogical exercises such as the explication de texte , an appreciation for the literary art and importance...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 May 2022
... into vernacular languages. The precepts of this genre entered into the literary culture of early modern France primarily through the avenue of satire, in which characters were defined by the food they ate and by other aspects of the Galenic regimen. Because of its association with treatises on the education...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of these women (characters). The essay argues for an affective history, as what drew the author to Miss Havisham was her own complex emotional response to solitude, to reading, and to particular texts from the Middle Ages, in this case Mechthild of Magdeburg’s The Flowing Light of the Godhead . Are we ever...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 73–84.
Published: 01 May 2021
... allusive quotations, Dante opposes to the absolute time of Eden the idea of an imperfect time, tied to the pattern of an all-human knowledge, which Dante himself connected to the teaching and character of Brunetto Latini. Copyright © 2021 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 93–101.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Bruce Robbins Copyright © 2009 The Trustees of Columbia University 2009 Bruce Robbins INFORMATION AND EMOTION: ON THE AMBITIONS OF CONTEMPORARY FICTION "Information has become the new character James Wood, "Hysterical Realism" Critic James Wood, in a review of Zadie Smith's novel White Teeth...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 203–213.
Published: 01 May 2009
... that after enough reiterations, something is going to happen. It is perhaps significant (and not wholly ironic or dismissive) that Marguerite in fact turns to the motif of the rosary to describe her characters' storytelling project. The character Parlamente first characterizes the devisants' story project...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 135–149.
Published: 01 January 2004
... and criticism, voice is no less polyphonic a phenomenon or concept (cf. Bennett and Royle; Aczel). In this article, I will trace the intertwined problems of voice and identity in Michel Tournier's short story "Tristan Vox" (1978).1 On the level of its characters, "Tristan Vox" dramatizes voice and identity...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 359–376.
Published: 01 May 2010
... exhaustion is a form of literary commitment. In her scenario, the writer, by destroying sentences and destabilizing characters, engages in making the readers undergo a similar devastation, thereby advancing something entirely new and unpredictable. Even though Duras's early literary works have not been...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 369–386.
Published: 01 November 2002
... of evil and the Devil, and especially on the moral and religious meaning of evil, as it helps to shed light on the enigmatic yet totally fascinating character Panurge. 1 For Griffin, the reader's first encounter with Panurge, in all his "misfortunes and his puzzling appearance" (in Pantagruel 9...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 361–376.
Published: 01 May 2003
... clues to her characters' elusive past, complex present, and uncertain future. Drawing upon one of the salient geographical features of the island, one character argues that Sancher's quest for identity is as fruitless as any attempt to cross a mangrove. She explains "you'd spike yourself on the roots...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 285–307.
Published: 01 May 2006
... than religion or territory.1 They usually ascribe the belief that a national language expresses the unique character of a people and therefore is the nation made manifest to Johannes Gottfried Herder and to German Romantic thought, which inspired nationalist movements in Germany and in Eastern Europe.2...
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Romanic Review (2024) 115 (1): 218–222.
Published: 01 May 2024
... of earlier seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French moralists (La Rochefoucauld) and immoralists (Choderlos de Laclos). Later, discovering Père Goriot , Brooks admired Balzac’s depiction of the “naked and unabashed” ambition of his young characters and their need for satisfying “unlimited” desires (7...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 361–380.
Published: 01 May 2014
... peripeties qui ont precede" (11) at the beginning to remind readers of prior plot events and of the relationships between characters. However, it also contains a plethora of new characters, notes for a travel journal, scenes that resemble passages from a historical novel, long stretches of first-person...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (3): 361–373.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Dorian Gray based on Oscar Wilde's text. Since mirrors double a character or sometimes show multiple images from several angles at once, as for example of the Princess coming through the mirror in the film Orphee, the unity of the individual is severely challenged. Sometimes it is not clear at first...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 803–821.
Published: 01 November 2010
... significant point that Apolline deception has been broken and destroyed. The drama that spreads out before us, all its movements and characters illuminated from within by music, as though we were watching the movement of the shuttle as it weaves the fabric, has an effect as a whole that goes beyond all...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 387–413.
Published: 01 November 2002
... character, or what amounts to the same thing, how the social milieu in which Theophile lived and wrote contributes to the identification of an image with the poet's character. In my opinion, the characterization of Theophile as a libertine or a rebel misses the mark.3 Theophile is product and prisoner...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 217–231.
Published: 01 January 2017
...). The relentless social and financial climber Georges Duroy seeks to marry wealthy ­women: pursuit of profit is his telos and thus the novel s. Roger Bismut remarks that du Roy est sans mystère, parce que le romancier ne le quitte pas (587), but in fact this narrative does not so much follow the character...