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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 281–304.
Published: 01 September 2021
... functions in this text not only to reflect a socioeconomic reality of the nineteenth-century politics of eating, but also to introduce a budding aesthetic principle. The harlequin meal, composed of bits and pieces of various origins reassembled as a patchwork whole, inaugurates in Sue’s novel a reappearing...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 305–320.
Published: 01 September 2021
... was flattering, but their overlap with culinary discourse helps reveal the contours of nineteenth-century writers’ concerns about newspaper format and press consumption. The commedia dell’arte’s character, Harlequin, Arlequin in French, was known for his gluttony, his simplicity, and his base behavior. Like...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 181–187.
Published: 01 September 2021
... in her own reading of these texts. The third section, “Food Cultures,” takes up the important intellectual turn in Ferguson’s food studies. Janet Beizer’s essay, “The House of Harlequins: Les Mystères de Paris and Eugène Sue,” takes us into the strange “gastrotopia” of lower-class eating practices...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 147–159.
Published: 01 January 2009
... at the Harlequins about it. Our narrator plays a game of "erasing" the world, his city, its buildings, its occupants. Then he realizes it's not a game, that the world has gone, that there is only an empty plain. Will he manage to find his friend Franziska in this evacuated place? How could his game have got so out...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 405–420.
Published: 01 May 2003
... motif of incest between twins, which leads us on to the bumpy terrain of ethical-thematic transgres- sions; that is, the realm of Celanire's generalized polymorphous perverse sex- uality (to counterfeit Freudian lingo). As with adult comic books, Harlequin romances, and the French morning daily...
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Romanic Review (2018) 109 (1-4): 149–164.
Published: 01 January 2018
... have been toler- ated even in the days of paganism and added indignantly: But are solemn dictates of religion fit to be conveyed from the mouths of Buffoons and ludicrous Romancers? Would any man believe that a Preacher was in earnest, who should mount the pulpit in a Harlequin s coat? (Howes 77...