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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 561–577.
Published: 01 May 2010
... function, what exposes him to the dislike and mockery of his companions, is to deprive the other knights of their enjoyment. What Agilulfo clings to, in other words, is not an outmoded literary genre or even anything so noble as ideals. When I mentioned before Agilulfo's irritating and impractical...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 409–426.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the taste of his contemporaries, he wants the piece performed not to please others but for his very own enjoyment: Echauffe de la composition de cet ouvrage j'avois une grande passion de l'entendre, et j'aurois donne tout au monde pour Ie voir representer a rna fantaisie, a portes fermees, comme on dit que...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (1-2): 170–172.
Published: 01 January 2013
... not be a space of aesthetically pure enjoyment, but instead was necessarily part of a political program (Richelieu's) that put the spectacle's manipulation of bodily passion in the service of power. Though it wears them lightly, The Aesthetic Body is not without polemical dimensions. As I've noted, part...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 640–643.
Published: 01 December 2023
... with the author’s well-documented subjugation of the metaphysical to aesthetic-intellectual enjoyment, Jullien studies this material as “a source of narrative inspiration” (xix) for his essays and stories, and particularly for the conception of world literature that emerges from their interstices. The Borges...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 147–159.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., looking for the book before books, enjoyment of the anticipation of reading, enjoyment of the anticipation of the end of reading). Confronted with these alternatives, our Reader seems a very serious fellow: I like to read only what is written, and to connect the details with the whole, and to consider...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (1-2): 77–88.
Published: 01 January 2000
... with the unabashed enjoyment he derives from his "lave- ment nourrissant a la peptone" (345). Everything about des Esseintes' behav- ior, from his hygienic practices to his artistic predilections, situates him squarely in the pre-genital stage of sexual development, to which his misogyny and occasional bouts...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 189–193.
Published: 01 January 2015
... that invite curiosity, questioning, and enjoyment to both eastern and western audiences. Chapter two is one of the book's most useful interventions, using comparative analysis of passages to analyze the semantics, language, and translation politics of the Devisement. Gaunt argues that the Franco-Italian...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 129–144.
Published: 01 January 2011
... possibility. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the famous scene in which Elmire's second audience with Tartuffe is overheard by Orgon from under the table (see Figure 1). Indeed, I would like to suggest that the whole scenario may be read as a sex game devised by Elmire as much for the enjoyment of her...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 May 2023
... knowledge into enjoyment, And from enjoyment beyond all human sensations. There I want to remain, yet want also to circle higher still. (59) Mechthild, like others writing around the same time as she does, always wants more. Her desire is insatiable. In the early books of the Flowing Light...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 281–296.
Published: 01 May 2008
... represented a new and peculiar book, both for the wide spectrum of its narrative forms and eminently for the choice of treating the folk story as a literary genre. The folk story of fairies was thenceforth an enjoyable widespread night entertainment, as witnessed by an interesting letter of Andrea Calmo...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 567–574.
Published: 01 December 2023
... and foremost persons endowed with the capacity for thought, for the absorption of aesthetic enjoyment, we prepare them to live life not as something to be submitted to but as something to be shaped and lived, a task for which the cultivation of aesthetic sensibility prepares them, given the way reality’s...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (1-2): 153–161.
Published: 01 January 2000
... and aesthetic support for Calderon's dramatic art. Chapter 4 of Aristotle's Poetics seems to be the starting point for the discussion I have proposed, for here the author sketches an epistemological theory of aesthetics in which sensual pleasure takes a back seat to the enjoyment of recognition and learning...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (1-2): 83–104.
Published: 01 January 2013
..., as shared sensational (and egalitarian) enjoyment, this same body constitutes a profoundly social, indeed critical tapas: it is perhaps always also the site where the tragic disparities of human existence in an unjust social configuration are denounced (sometimes angrily, sometimes comically), and where...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 203–213.
Published: 01 May 2009
....6 Although this short drama might seem to scoff at the notion that passing time and the numeric, rosary-type repetition of prayers can play any role in blessedness, the play actually stages a convergence between this sort of Roman Catholic ritual and what seems the enjoyment 4. "'Et puis, quelles...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 441–454.
Published: 01 December 2020
... admirables d’une très grande ville” combines with the image of it as a “monument” to suggest an enjoyable, touristic relation to psychoanalysis. We should visit and admire it as a tourist would. The word traversé is echoed by “voies à travers lesquelles.” Rather than avoid psychoanalysis, we should...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 423–436.
Published: 01 December 2021
... wayward lambs on their way despairing, having been refused the sacraments, but rather that they would be made aware that the enjoyment of the sacraments depends on self-amendment and not on the gullibility of the confessor. Gournay demonstrates here awareness of a key argument for laxists, namely...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 405–420.
Published: 01 May 2003
... such narratological transgressions as ironical twists and games with the reader, it must be conceded that these are designed for the enjoyment of the more attentive or sophisticated readers, although popular detective novelists like San Antonio (Frederic Dard) and the less than popular New Novelists alike have used...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 367–380.
Published: 01 May 2012
... cookbooks of the era, as "livres precieux que tout homme de bien doit avoir dans sa bibliotheque" (MO 1:242). He appreciated female company, but he is also the only memoirist of the period to describe the enjoyment he occasionally took in passing for a girl. Of one such incident, he wrote, "Je fus pris pour...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 257–270.
Published: 01 May 2008
... juxtapositions of high and low culture. In Lo cunto, the names of learned figures from antiquity precede an enumeration of Neapolitan street performers, while lines from Vergil's Aeneid are found beside allusions to works performed in Neapolitan puppet theaters. Central to the enjoyment of these tales...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (3): 259–274.
Published: 01 May 2002
... in order to learn how she might rid herself of him (Rothschild 1974: 101). The text is otherwise barren of any delight in or mise en valeur of the enjoyment of marital affection, attraction, or tenderness, thereby allowing Marie to underscore the emptiness of the love between the two central characters...