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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 478–481.
Published: 01 November 2002
...Ali Nematollahy Peter Schulman . The Sunday of Fiction. The Modern French Eccentric . West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press , 2002 . Pp. 196 . Copyright © 2002 The Trustees of Columbia University 2002 478 BOOK REVIEWS ration is either a conscious or unconscious...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 199–213.
Published: 01 January 2016
... in a letter to Simone de Beauvoir but also in a quite remarkable short text, little known today, Au village (Village Life), that was published in Les Temps Modernes in March 1951. Leduc spends fifteen pages describing a number of eccentric figures that she met during her vacation, including the couple...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., the speech and slang of the workers and passersby (including eccentric characters and prostitutes), and the stories and events occurring in the streets, boulevards, cafés, shops, ateliers, and places of popular entertainment. In this space of circulation, Vallès finds the ideal terrain for the true...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 437–451.
Published: 01 December 2021
... conviviality, her wide intellectual interests, and her ties to La Rochefoucauld and many Jansenist thinkers (including Antoine Arnauld, Robert Arnauld d’Andilly, Pierre Nicole, and Blaise Pascal) and, on the other, those that stress her putative eccentricities and propensity for troublemaking. 2 Although...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 474–478.
Published: 01 November 2002
... on the Oulipo. (ALISON JAMES, Columbia University) Peter Schulman. The Sunday of Fiction. The Modern French Eccentric. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, 2002. Pp. 196. From its beginnings, the novel has been the art of a de-centered universe, with characters that are out of place, out of joint...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 401–421.
Published: 01 May 2006
... singular eccentric personalities, strange, but also estranged, who end up, if not empty, at least far from a deep self. We know very little about Bartlebooth's travel adventures. Many geographical places visited by Bartlebooth and by many other people, are named in the book (from postcard names...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 129–135.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of essays in which he implied or explained that the central line of English poetic history extended from John Donne directly to T. S. Eliot himself, who had restored the true methods established by Donne. John Milton, whom you may have thought was a central figure, was in fact an eccentric outsider. William...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 227–234.
Published: 01 January 2010
... not know what he did when he was not producing text but I suspect it was mostly preparing text. In any case, when in the midst of text production, he kept eccentric hours and seemed never to sleep at all; despite my youth at the time, I quickly admitted I could not keep up with his working pace. It was his...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (1-2): 129–152.
Published: 01 January 2000
... Robinson. In contrast to this seemingly obvious relation of Stein to Crusoe, it might seem a very unusual and rather eccentric idea to discuss Roland Barthes' rewriting of Robinson Crusoe, since Barthes never actually wrote a rewriting or indeed any novel at all. Yet, strange as it might seem...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 281–304.
Published: 01 September 2021
... to the general category of great cats—leopards, panthers, tigers, either spotted or striped—until later on in the nineteenth century. The point here seems to be the irregularity of this horse that has patches of color. It is significant that Picasso sought to position himself eccentrically, that is, to mark off...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 521–546.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., the men's narratives purportedly providing information. Alain's and Luc's mothers and the latter's aunt are all perceived by the sons / nephew as garrulous, while the "grande femme" of L'Enterrement is identified as eccentric not only by the fact that during the funeral she remains outside the church...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 371–400.
Published: 01 May 2006
... psichico pili impressionabile, pili infantile" (Tatuaggio 2) ["more impressionable and infantile psychic state"] of that backward stage of civilization, which, in modern societies, finds equivalents in allegedly anomalous individuals like neurotics, eccentrics, insane and criminals. At the outset...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 501–515.
Published: 01 May 2006
... of this nation to nobler species in other countries, above all England. For Baudelaire the humor of the Germans, the Spanish, the Italians, and the English is less reprehensible than that of the French. None of them locates "the funny" in standard cultural foibles. English humor is interested in the eccentric...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 213–229.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., which is a homophone of "mal avie," or "ill for life." 226 MARTIN MUNRO land is not at all the opposite of Deterritorialization: we see this already in the mystery of the 'native,' where the land as ardent, eccentric, or intense home is outside the territory and exists only in the movement...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 153–168.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., eccentric metaphors of the ultraists and what he calls the efficacious metaphor: "Siempre fui novelero de metaforas, pero solicitando fuese notorio en elIas antes 10 eficaz que 10 ins61ito" (" A quien leyere novelty in an image is not the most critical characteristic of the metaphor. At this point...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 277–292.
Published: 01 January 2017
..., Siberia), recounts a three-m­ onth long, diagonal trek in the opposite direction, from Provence to the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy, that he embarked upon not long a­ fter recuperating from a harrowing fall that put him in a coma and left him nearly para­lyzed. Tesson s eccentric route takes him off...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 359–376.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to pathological style that itself performed the kind of merging of characters introduced in Detruire, dit-elle. If we apply Jakobson's model to this style, it confirms its eccentricity; it does not fit any single category while at the same time exhibiting all aphasic symptoms. Relying neither on metaphor nor...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 49–64.
Published: 01 January 2012
... of his interminable detention and his eccentric personality. Weakness of the Flesh About four months after being jailed on November 13, 1663, on the occasion of his third admonishment and the reading of his charges, Quadros declared he was a sodomite and that he had often committed "pecados muy ocultos y...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2020
... himself is less a sign of his eccentric genius than a mere symptom of a ruinous mal du siècle . As his friend Walter sees it, “Ulrich stood for nothing but this state of dissolution that all present-day phenomena have” (64); and Ulrich himself “would have been ready to admit that he had nothing...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 639–654.
Published: 01 November 2010
... that frustrates the prerogatives of the present. In this way Montaigne sets himself apart from his own era and from the venerable tradition inscribed in the topos that we have been examining. While others ask impatiently why we praise the past, he prefers the more eccentric question of why we defer so easily...