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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (1-2): 61–71.
Published: 01 January 2001
... childhood self, suddenly triumphs as novelist: he cre- ates successful fiction, not failed autobiography, and he knows the difference between them. Ventriloquist-like, it is he who speaks in the child's voice: "J'es- saye de rendre, comme si Pierre l'ecrivait, ce que je pense aujourd'hui de lui alors," he...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 381–397.
Published: 01 May 2012
... in material detail, "circonstances particulieres," and attunement-with an appropriate degree of skepticism-to human motives as expressed in personal writing. All these elements factor into her own autobiographical essays, which offer a great deal of documentary evidence about her childhood, her publishing...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 373–387.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of childhood as incarnated in the figure of the father appears to result in a more 'adult' assumption of responsibility in heterosexual relations, in a 'healthier' model of (self)perception: the narrator's revision of the paternal past through language following her father's demise-both in the sense...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 237–248.
Published: 01 May 2007
... into real life. And just as the traitor-hero Kilpatrick must sacrifice himself in order to make the drama convincing, Emma must also sacrifice herself. In the next passage, she remembers her childhood and tries unsuccessfully to recall her mother. Her relationship with her father eclipses her relationship...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 227–233.
Published: 01 January 2004
... around a childhood vision in a jumble of fragments of poetry, painting, or music. Such fixed constella- tions (emblematic ties connecting the names, coats of arms, mottos, and col- ors of old, aristocratic families) as arbitrary as they first seem, play for the imagination the role of transformers...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 93–102.
Published: 01 January 2015
... with Nadjia, an Algerian woman. A deuxieme partie exclusively uses Berkane's first-person narration and excerpts from his autobiographical writings to recount aspects of his childhood that seemed to have been buried during his time in Paris: his years in a French colonial school, his resistance to colonialism...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 193–198.
Published: 01 January 2016
... I try to remember my childhood, or when memories of my child- hood strike me, against any decision of my own, it is the rage that hits me the strongest. The story of my childhood is a story of rage and anger. I don t recall a single day when my mother wasn t standing in front of the television...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 93–101.
Published: 01 January 2009
... with hate, and he came to sacrifice himself at the shrine of the black stone god in the temple on the hill, he would try and recall his childhood springs in Paradise, the way it was before travel and tussocks and army tanks messed everything up" (5). Or the first sentence of Michael Chabon's The Amazing...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 171–181.
Published: 01 January 2004
...-degradation constantly aligned with the character's black ancestry. Since her father died when she was a young child, Cajou's only genealogical point of reference is her mother, but her sense of racial inferiority is such that she sees this parentage as impossible, and spends her childhood plagued...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 321–335.
Published: 01 September 2021
... this perspective, Perec’s oeuvre is colored by life in the camps from start to finish, though the Holocaust is never mentioned explicitly. Indeed, subtle references to the Holocaust appear throughout. 13 The young Perec belongs to what Susan Rubin Suleiman calls the “Generation 1.5.” These childhood survivors...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 419–423.
Published: 01 May 2014
.... Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P,2013. Crimp, Catherine. Childhood as Memory~ Myth and Metaphor: Proust~ Beckett and Bourgeois. London: LEGENDA/Modern Humanities Research Association and Maney Pub., 2013. Dambre, Marc, ed. Memoires occupees: Fictions fran(-aises et Seconde Guerre mondiale. Paris: Presses...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 133–142.
Published: 01 January 2014
... on when he died fifty years ago. The First Man is a narrative about Camus's childhood and has as one of its fundamental problems the question of poverty. Camus was born poor and when his father died his family tumbled to the lowest economic rank possible for French Algerians, moving into the Belcourt...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 127–135.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of childhood and more oblique approach to questions of gender and sexuality than in Wittig s later works, remains as bracingly innovative as when it was first published more than half a century ago. Violette Leduc, unlike Beauvoir or Wittig, was not a political activist, and it may be for this very reason...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 17.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., and she would often thereafter still call on me to serve on thesis committees for the most promising students. She was and remains an inspiration to me in more ways than one. I did not fully appreciate until much later the considerable challenges she faced and surmounted, first in her childhood during...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 215–216.
Published: 01 January 2016
... Opoponax is the best novel about childhood ever written, and I would tend to agree (in French, at least; in English I think Tom Sawyer provides stiff competition). That year, there was talk of hiring an outside professor to head Hunter Col- lege s Women s Studies Department, and I immediately nominated...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 455–478.
Published: 01 November 2001
... of service provided by her urban rivals, she prides herself particularly on her ability to attract and to retain cus- tomers from the city (SSC, 27). It is clear then that, in the Random of Jean's childhood and youth, allegiance to town or to country, to tradition or to modernity constitutes a crucial fac...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 219–226.
Published: 01 January 2004
... 11 to 18, the time when he stud- ied-and boarded-at the Lycee Clemenceau). Years that mark the passage from childhood to adulthood, a period of intellectual and sexual awakening overshadowed by an omnipresent, mythical feminine figure-Nantes, a city personified in this extraordinary text which might...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 265–278.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of this view. Sight and touch are for Rousseau the most important senses in childhood, since they are the ones in most constant use. 9 Smell he regards as a sense which only comes into its own later in life: "11 est certain que ce sens est encore obtus et presque hebete chez la plupart des enfants. Non que la...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 276–281.
Published: 01 January 2010
...-Strauss, his grasp of the intricacies of language ranked in first place. A fan of French popular culture, of Dadaism and Surrealism, equally at ease with the sublime and the trivial, he knew how to illustrate a complex concept with a reference to the books of his childhood, for example, Le Sapeur Camember...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 31–33.
Published: 01 January 2017
... have lunch in one place, after which he often suggested moving to another for coffee and dessert, as though time were elastic and abundant, and not something to be parceled out in increments according to a demanding academic schedule. Our topics ranged widely: childhood memories from other countries...