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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 493–512.
Published: 01 November 2009
... during the last two centuries is the one the 'age of criticism' made of itself, largely through the instigation of Rousseau" (7). The Enlightenment's self-criticism, as voiced ultimately but not exclusively by Rousseau, was founded in part on the contrasting images of historical light and darkness...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 173–183.
Published: 01 January 2002
... of darkness. Indeed, he eliminated the words astre de feu, which appeared in a first version, because they called attention to the light; he chose instead to suggest the immensity of the meteor, the image of a dying giant. The epigraph, a quotation from Dante, further obscures the atmosphere: La giorno se...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (1-2): 87–102.
Published: 01 January 2008
... in 1924 with a special issue at Conrad's death in which Heart of Darkness at last appeared in French, more than twenty-five years after its first publication in English. s Why did the leading French literary review persist in a belated interest in Conrad's early modernism at a time where its editorial...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 133–153.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of the sublime born within the orchestra's Dionysiac darkness. However, the culmination of this romantic conception destroyed the latent ambiguity in the idea of religion. No longer was it simply about art as religion but about creating religious art, about staging religion. The drama is presented...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 427–444.
Published: 01 November 2002
... subtil, un dangereux parfum / Nagent autour de son corps brun" [35, 11. 12-14 Whether the "corps brun" refers to Jeanne Duval's dark complexion or not, the cat is often accepted by the poet as a sign of his beloved. In the priestly devotion conducted by the poet, the poet/priest also accomplishes...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 3–11.
Published: 01 January 2016
... a fog. Is it dream or reality? Winter 1942: Brussels, Belgium. The dark black night of German, Nazi10 occupation. In the heart of the former Jewish population. Down to two men we slink about in the dark, through spiral steps and corridors. We reach the attic of a Jewish house. By chance the Germans have...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 189–197.
Published: 01 May 2013
... writing in Heart of Darkness, it's no coincidence.) But of course that is nonsense: war in Africa is as representable (or unrepresentable) as any other war-if only we take the trouble. To sum up this point about war: Africa is nothing but war in Western images, but Africa has not entered the West's idea...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 5–9.
Published: 01 January 2017
... that s what i ll be and i ll rock wounded hearts on my wobbling the first concerned turns out to be angie. she said tears in the m­ iddle of the night. then remarked about the weirdness of the morning. something in between darkness and light, she said. never had a fear (she) about dispersion. daredevil...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 253–275.
Published: 01 January 2017
... that to destroy is to do away with the past and to reveal a f­uture that is no longer tied to anticipation but is apprehended with the acute sensibility and unruliness of a child. In L Été 80 the ­woman in the dark room feels an enigmatic affinity with the child on the beach. In Duras s works, childhood is linked...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 361–376.
Published: 01 May 2003
...: Dinah calls it "my prison, my tomb,"15 and Rosa Ramsaran's first impression of her new lodgings points to the contrast between her past and her life to come: When the sun had risen, I ran to the veranda and was suffocated by what I saw. A dark green tangled mass of trees, creepers, and parasites...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 77–102.
Published: 01 January 2016
... is one of connection, ­self-s­acrifice, and community, privileging the collective good over the individual lessons that come closer to Goethe s Wilhelm Meister than the dark variants by Balzac and Stendhal. In offering a utopic, Idealist ending where what was once abject is now embraced, Sand reasserts...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 47–56.
Published: 01 January 2016
... he is reported to be dead. But before that point, Agrippine notes, without grasping the symbolism of the imminent darkness, that night is falling ( Cependant en ces lieux n attendons pas la nuit, l.1614).12 She encourages Junie to accompany her to Octavie s apartment, just as Burrhus arrives from...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 298–300.
Published: 01 January 2010
... a somber light; the walls were flanked, floor to ceiling, with dark bookshelves freighted with dusty tomes that imbued the place with that disquieting ambiance Balzac attributes to Derville's cabinet: it was indeed un antre. In Balzac's Colonel Chabert, the use of the term « antre » signals that some form...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 467–472.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... neither jeans, nor high heels. a dark red corduroy skirt, a light pink sweater, tan leather boots. dark blue overcoat with gold buttons. she had for some reason the feeling of a . . . start , marked this with a hair-wash and eye-liner. why couldn’t life begin anew? she was (only) 21...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 370–377.
Published: 01 December 2020
... in the damp grass. In The Hague, I remember the darkness in the Rembrandts—his Anatomy Lesson on the second floor by the stairs, the anatomist’s forceps lifting tendons out of the arm of a corpse; and the dark earth of Saul and David (its attribution in doubt in those days), the king hiding his face from...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 227–233.
Published: 01 January 2004
.... There are no thickets beneath the dark yet uncrowded canopy; bare rocks, rounded like armor and resembling the sandstone formations of the little valleys of the Vosges Mountains, rise in tiers between the tree trunks. Not a single blade of grass pokes through the brown layer of pine needles and dried twigs that covers...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 445–453.
Published: 01 November 2001
... foi, et enfin de la pensee, attendant dans Ie vide et Ie noir : "I said to my soul, be still, and let the dark come upon you Which shall be the darkness of God. As, in a theatre, The lights are extinguished, for the scene to be changed With a hollow rumble of wings, with a movement of darkness, And we...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 763.
Published: 01 November 2010
... in its desires, be nourished freely in its frightful play, to guess if her heart were hiding some dark flame, whose damp smoke swam within her hungry eyes. To explore at leisure her magnificent thighs, and sometimes when the brooding August sun had stretched her out across the countryside, to lie...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (1-2): 151–160.
Published: 01 January 2002
..., when you are rich with the enormous richness of the possible, when all the imaginable is yours, when you have before you, at your disposal, the whole dark chaos of types."18 Let us note the word: the poet does not grope about at random but knows how to select characters representative of fundamental...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (4): 417–432.
Published: 01 November 2001
... into this literary monument: aesthetics and ethics, plaire et instruire. Like the visitor to the Cretan maze, we will follow a path of (textual) turns and detours, of new perspectives and reflected images, as we approach a dark, deep center which, for my purposes, is to be found in Phedre's famous speech...