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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 . 8. “Au premier moment je ne compris pas pourquoi j’hésitais à reconnaître le maître de maison, les invités, et pourquoi chacun semblait s’être ‘fait une tête,’ généralement poudré...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (3-4): 443–454.
Published: 01 May 2005
...David A. Powell David A. Powell COMMUNITIES IN CONFLICT: SAND'S HUMAN COMEDY Sociologists define a community as any group of people that perceives itself as distinct from other groups, and which is perceived by the outside world as distinct. Groups establish community solidarity in opposition...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 397–398.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Pierre Force Michael Call . The Would-Be Author: Molière and the Comedy of Print . West Lafayette : Purdue UP , 2015 . Pp. 294 . Copyright © 2014 The Trustees of Columbia University 2014 Book Reviews Michael Call. The Would-Be Author: Moliere and the Comedy of Print. West...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (3): 235–244.
Published: 01 May 2001
...Michael Kramer Michael Kramer ESSAI DE DATATION INTRATEXTUELLE DE LA COMEDIE DES PROVERBES Collection phraseologique burlesque du premier XVIIe siecle, presentee sous forme de piece de theatre, la Comedie des proverbes est un document precieux pour l'histoire de la langue, de la litterature et du...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 501–515.
Published: 01 May 2006
... meditation on the Satanic implications of jocularity occurs in Charles Baudelaire's essay "De l'Essence du rire" (1855). Following a long scholastic tradition culminating in the bishop jacques Benigne Bossuet's Maximes et re-flexions sur la comedie (1694) and made the brunt of fiction in Umberto Eco's II...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 189–212.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Maupin, dressing as a man, smoking a hookah, and preferring freedom to the confines of marriage (“Placée entre le mariage et la passion, elle voulut rester libre” [ Comédie humaine 2:693]), Félicité is an “être amphibie qui n’est ni homme ni femme” (2:677). Balzac’s novel borrowed heavily, and obviously...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 138–157.
Published: 01 May 2021
... significant digital research project on Dante was developed in the 1980s, and more than thirty years after the publication of its first prototype, the Dartmouth Dante Project ( dante.dartmouth.edu/about.php , hereafter DDP) still constitutes an indispensable resource for anyone studying the Divine Comedy...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 205–223.
Published: 01 May 2007
... not necessarily take Borges at his word when he claims that he has "read and reread The Divine Comedy in more than a dozen different editions [and also] Ariosto, Tasso, Croce, and Gentile," but that he is "quite unable to speak Italian or to follow an Italian play or film" Jorge Luis Borges, "An Autobiographical...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 9–23.
Published: 01 January 2014
... Journal 1939-1945 en 1992 n'ont pas empeche l'accession a la Bibliotheque de la Pleiade vingt ans apres. Y figure La Comedie de Charleroi, la fiction majeure qu'il a consacree en 1934 a la guerre de 1914-1918. Sur ce sujet, elle avait ete precedee par la toute premiere publication de l'auteur...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 513–525.
Published: 01 November 2009
... des jeunes dramaturges romantiques, Duval composa Le vieux chateau ou La Rencontre: Comedie en un acte et en prose, melee de chants (1798) qui, dans ses CEuvres completes, accompagne Montoni, ou LE ROMAN NOIR APRES LA REVOLUTION DE JUILLET 5I 5 Ie Chateau d'Udolphe, drame en cinq actes et en prose...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 129–144.
Published: 01 January 2011
... value to the character of Elmire, a shock value that has become lost over the centuries, overshadowed in particular by the even greater shock value of the provocative religious dimension to the play. Yet it is surely no coincidence that the anonymous author of the Lettre sur fa comedie de L'!mposteur...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 239–241.
Published: 01 January 2010
... errors," a paradoxical phrase much like "fictional truth." So, struck by the similarity of Riffaterre's title to Dante's own metapoetic language, I picked up Riffaterre's Fictional Truth and found it to be a wonderful tool for someone intent on showing that the Divine Comedy is, after all, an artifact...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 249–259.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Misanthrope is unlikely ever to be dethroned from its place atop Molière’s grandes comédies morales , but surely remains among the most difficult to interpret. The depth, richness, and ambiguity of its protagonists are matched by its innovative structure, in which laughter itself is staged and problematized...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 369–386.
Published: 01 November 2002
... that sets the stage for Rabelais's comedy of evil and incongruity. Rabelais shows us this principle, and makes us laugh at it, in his narrative portrayal of established human roles or social patterns which be- 4. Simone Weil, "Morale et litterature," Cahiers du Sud, 263(1941), 40-41. 5. Quotations are from...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 241–259.
Published: 01 September 2022
... in the “Comédie à propos d’une tragédie” express the horror decapitation provokes, 8 while there is only one statement of the novel’s abolitionist aim; all agree, though, that Han is a bad novel. Recently, Ève Morisi has argued that Hugo adopts a rhetoric in Le Dernier Jour —the use of paragraphe-images...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 544–546.
Published: 01 November 2007
... l'enigme. Le Recit hermeneutique balzacien. Geneve : Droz, 2006. Pp. 402. Le tres savant et non moins dense ouvrage de Chantal Massol se propose d'etudier la signification de l'enigme et du recit hermeneutique en general dans La Comedie humaine. Loin d'etre uniquement un jeu « d'occultation/ devoilement...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 569–571.
Published: 01 November 2009
... des annees 1980, toute une serie d'etudes, inspirees par la sociocritique de Claude Duchet ou la narratologie de Gerard Genette, se multiplierent, repensant La Comedie humaine comme un « tout en morceaux » (L. Dallenbach), anaIysant Ie metadiscours recteur (F. Van Rossum-Guyon), et envisageant, ainsi...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 131–148.
Published: 01 January 2019
... significantly from the final book version; and L Initi which Balzac began in 1847, completed in January of the following year, and which appeared in print in August 1848. (The title L Envers de l histoire contemporaine was applied by Balzac to the first part for the Furne edition of La Comédie humaine in 1846...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 24–38.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of the libello ’s readership before Boccaccio, see Todorović, “‘Un’operetta.” 3. Boccaccio’s interventions in Dante’s texts were so extensive that Giorgio Petrocchi, one of the major twentieth-century editors of the Divine Comedy , based his edition exclusively on manuscripts from the tradition...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 185–199.
Published: 01 January 2002
... aristocratic mother), and reduces the sexual comedy to the function of directing readers towards Balzac's political utopia of a landed aristocracy, and toward a symbolic relationship between potency and class power (163). Jameson's demonstration of the psychological motivations is entirely convincing, although...