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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 39–61.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Teodolinda Barolini Abstract Arguing that Dante ultimately views compulsion in the erotic sphere as part and parcel of compulsion in the properly philosophical sphere, aka determinism, this article traces Dante’s variable thinking on this core issue as he veers from a moralistic view in the Vita...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 298–300.
Published: 01 January 2010
.... With the help of Cristina and Stephanie, two work-study students, I undertook the task of cleaning his office. I was in my seventh month of pregnancy and could barely move. Yet the compulsion to start a new project, paint a room, or rearrange furniture, which sometimes strikes pregnant women, hit me. I spent...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 243–251.
Published: 01 May 2013
... completely silenced, held in traumatic suspense by the impossibility of speech and the lack of access to representation."5 Algerian society continues to be shaken by compulsive movements because it has not been able to put its traumas into words or make its differences and internal contradictions an object...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2021
... eclectic thinking about compulsion and determinism in love. In an essay that guides us analytically through the dizzying development of Cecco’s critique and the culmination of Dante’s expression in the third heaven of his Paradiso , a long road from his letter to Cino da Pistoia (though in truth, as she...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 123–134.
Published: 01 January 2007
... to later as living like sleepwalkers which seems to suggest unwitting compulsions, a constant recy- cling of the past, rather than regenerative sleep. The connection between sleep and memory that is worked out at a high level of consciousness in 'Funes,' occurs at a subconscious level in Garcia Marquez's...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 167–187.
Published: 01 January 2015
... of historical thought defined by Nietz- sche, taking from "critical" history the desire to cast off the" burden" of the past, from "antiquarian" history the compulsion to repeat and to preserve the familiar, and from "monumental" history the enlistment of analogical thought with its "seductive similarities...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 5–9.
Published: 01 January 2017
... better than before. but nothing so close- snipped can master demons, especially the compulsion to capitulate. the moment the other scratches or pulls me, i ll try not to stop or just cave in. i ll continue, toe the line, like my daughter, or just stay huddled with the shadows down here, until, somehow i...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (1-2): 99–108.
Published: 01 January 2001
...-meme, a speculer sans fin sur la dimension autobiographique de ses romans. Ou chercher Aragon? II est cache parmi ses personnages, Aragon, entre Barben- tane, Aurelien et tous les autres. II est cache dans son mentir-vrai, pour citer ici Ie titre de l'ouvrage dans lequel cette equivoque compulsion...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 501–515.
Published: 01 May 2006
... the story right. In Adam's opinion Eve is an insufferable busybody, constantly meddling with the order of the garden, erecting signs saying "Keep Off the Grass" and pointing "This Way to the Whirlpool." Bombarding Adam with small talk and trivial ob- servations, she shows a compulsive tendency...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 349–368.
Published: 01 May 2011
... prenait" (3: 35). Meanwhile, the Raquin family's Thursday gatherings, which Grivet attends with automatic regularity "comme il se rendait chaque matin a son bureau, mecaniquement, par un instinct de brute" (3: 43), make manifest the "compulsion to repeat" (18: 36) that Freud describes as a universal...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 461–482.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Dana Renga Dana Renga STAGING MEMORY AND TRAUMA IN FRENCH AND ITALIAN HOLOCAUST FILM Reading Memory in the French Documentary and the Italian Fiction Film The memory lapses of trauma are conjoined with the tendency compulsively to repeat, relive, be possessed by, or act out traumatic scenes...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 127–135.
Published: 01 January 2016
... compulsive narrative of her complaints, handed her a pen and a notebook and directed her to write it all down. Second, not long afterward, she saw, and then read, Beauvoir s first novel, L Invitée (1943). She began writing and never stopped, until her death in 1972. Most of her works, from her first novel...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 491–511.
Published: 01 November 2001
..., elaborating on his compulsion to write-"Ho scritto perche sentivo il bisogno di scrivere" (Autori- tratto 49): 51. Ma questo sogno di raccontare era certamente parallelo al sogno di Tantalo, che era quello di 'mangiarequasi', di arrivare a portare il cibo alla bocca rna di non riuscire a morderlo. E' il sogno...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 203–213.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of repetition, depicting highly structured forms of worship and daily routine.2 While the somewhat compulsive scheduling which Marguerite attributes to her char- acters is not wholly at odds with certain aspects of Reformed culture and 1. Marguerite de Navarre, Heptameron, ed. Simone de Reyff (Paris: Flammarion...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 185–200.
Published: 01 March 2006
... the women of the court find themselves betrayed by the unrestrained vaginal utterance of their illicit pleasures. The sultan uses the ring for his amusement, of course, but the series of diversions in which he indulges also takes the form of a quest. Through magic compulsion, the truth about women's desires...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 217–231.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., is the refusal to end (88). It is true that Bel- Ami embodies a meta- narratological refusal to end, but the presence of advancement as ongoing narrative mover speaks also to an inability to end an inability rooted in the perpetual and ultimately compulsive movement of enrichissement. The novel shows its main...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 285–301.
Published: 01 May 2012
... communal ideals are mirrored and individual desires are expressed. Moreover, both are keenly aware that as authors, they too risk becoming no more than someone's image of them. For Diderot, the symptom of that awareness was his compulsive fear that posterity would fail to redeem him. For Rousseau...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 381–396.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., desensitized, and unable to love. She has a compulsive, self-destructive quality and a particular relation to time: "La Nina is at dead center between past and future; she has 6. In her "Letter to Jacques Soleil," Alexis's daughter, Florence, argues that La Niiia's prostitution (and her related neuroses...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 321–335.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of a meal—starters have a dedicated paragraph at the beginning and desserts appear toward the end—but there is no narrative. This compulsive gesture celebrates Perec’s love for food and for lists but it also shows his zeal to capture time, to freeze it. Queried in an interview with Franck Venaille, Perec...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 353–369.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Ventre des Philosophes. Critique de La raison dietetique (Paris: Grasset, 1989), pp. 109-10-12. 21. As Frederic Rouvillois also noted, 'Utopia's hygienic compulsion, its aversion to odors and filth and, by extension, to all recalcitrant forms of nature grows out of a similar tendency [the 'break...