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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 115–134.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner Copyright © 2017 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2017 Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner TRAFFIC IN PARADISE: DRAMATIZING JEWISH-C­ HRISTIAN ENCOUNTERS IN THE JEU D ADAM Conscriptum est autem, sicut legi ab omnibus oporteret, etsi a paucis haec...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 131–149.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Yonsoo Kim Abstract Physical illness may lead women to grow spiritually, reflect on their lives, and learn how to write about their unique experiences. A fifteenth-century Castilian writer, Teresa de Cartagena distinguishes herself for being a nun, a conversa , a member of a powerful Jewish family...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 169–184.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Maurice Samuels Copyright © 2006 The Trustees of Columbia University 2006 Maurice Samuels METAPHORS OF MODERNITY: PROSTITUTES, BANKERS, AND OTHER JEWS IN BALZAC'S SPLENDEURS ET MlSERES DES COURTISANES Why are the brothels of modern French literature filled with Jewish prostitutes? From Yanda...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 485–501.
Published: 01 May 2011
... to populate his novels with coarse Jewish stereotypes, even after he had taken his impassioned public stances in support of French Jews? How, for instance, could Zola declare so sensibly in his 1902 novel about the Dreyfus Affair, Verite, that "il n'y avait pas de question juive, il n'y avait que la question...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 3–11.
Published: 01 January 2016
.... Known in her youth as Brigitte (Gitele) Jochimek, she was born in Etterbeek, near Brussels, on September 16, 1929. She was the daughter of two Jewish immigrants from Zloczew, Poland: Albert (Abram) Jochimek (1904 89) and Blima Sieradska (1908 88). After the German invasion of Belgium, in order...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 503–519.
Published: 01 May 2011
... drive La Banque Universelle to ruin. Its demise is hastened by the efforts of the all-powerful Jewish banker Gundermann, who sees in Saccard a rival and who short sells shares in the Universelle when the bank is vulnerable. Saccard uses the bank's own cash reserves to buy back its falling shares...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 91–109.
Published: 01 January 2019
... eleven-y­ ear-o­ ld son. And now, a­ fter months of evading capture, the four-f­oot-­seven Duchess was the most wanted w­ oman in France. Tipped off as to her whereabouts by one of the Duchess s confidants, a Jewish convert to Catholicism whom the Duchess had befriended in exile, soldiers ransacked...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 457–464.
Published: 01 May 2003
... round, fur-trimmed hats; woven hairpieces are replaced by sheitls, the wigs of the Ultra Orthodox Jewish women, as we slowly cross one of those invisible frontiers delineating neighborhoods found in New York City. Roland Barthes might have spun one of his "mythologies" in Crown Heights, reading racial...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 151–172.
Published: 01 May 2020
... from salvation history that they recall, rest on a precarious distinction (or mirroring separation) between Christian apostle and Jewish priest that replays the problem of Mary’s unique status and condition, beginning with the Annunciation. The doubling of touch—and the need to distinguish between...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 333–352.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Ferdinand, the numerous affronts he has suffered at the hands of a massive Jewish conspiracy, including the failure of two ballets he wished to produce, his work at the League of Nations, and his loss of the Prix Goncourt. In addition to this first-person narrative, Bagatelles pulls from various source...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 69–86.
Published: 01 January 2014
...: the camp looked too manicured, not at all like the real thing. And whoever heard of a Jewish inmate who succeeded in keeping his young child hidden for weeks or months in a Nazi concentration camp? Such criticisms focused on the criterion of historical authenticity-and once again, the issue was both...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 300–309.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and admire. Born in Russia in 1900, Natalia (Natasha) Tcherniak was the daughter of the Jewish couple Ilya and Polina Tcherniak, who lived in Ivanovo-Voznesensk, a center of textile production located beyond the Pale of Settlement (the only area where Russian Jews were supposed to settle) and known...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 256–260.
Published: 01 March 2006
... the author and the character. Ragusa's pages on contemporary authors of historical novels are indeed useful, and the unfortunate omission of Sebastiano Vassalli is compensated by the mention of Alberto Vigevani, an extremely refined Jewish writer too often neglected. "Literary Realism in Italy" is Giovanni...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 65–80.
Published: 01 January 2012
... the heretical stains of Jewish or Moorish ancestry. 1 Hannah Arendt, whose account of the origins of fascism I find very suggestive, combed Western history for a precedent that would have eased the way for "civilized" peoples to embrace Hitler's barbarity. Arendt found that antecedent in nineteenth-century...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 279–305.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of French Republicanism, with its particular attachment to universalism, gay difference, like Jewish difference, metonymically portends the end of a unified notion of Frenchness, and through a process of semantic slippage tends to be assimilated to the difference represented by dangerous foreign powers...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 237–248.
Published: 01 May 2007
... loss (we rightly or wrongly assume) of virginity and her loss of her female identity-by assuming the role of avenging son and killing the man guilty of all those crimes? The final mystery of "Emma Zunz" is: Is this really a "Jewish" story? Why are all the characters Jews? Is Borges using a Jewish cast...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 49–64.
Published: 01 January 2012
... that the departure of Quadros's father for Peru was sudden, that it seemed somewhat strange. One of them, Cristobal Venegas y Figueroa, about sixty-seven years old, had even heard that Rodriguez Bala, the prisoner's father, was Jewish. This same point had been mentioned three years before these declarations...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 579–582.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., that is, insofar as any gay son, to his shame, has failed at both conventional masculinity and, if childless, reproduction. Disastrous too insofar as any such parent, the man must feel, has failed at fatherhood. The Marais, of course, had until the Holocaust been predominantly Jewish and then, even after the AIDS...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 215–233.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... 7. Another reason is its interest for Jewish and Christian readers alike, which has sparked a controversy concerning the author's viewpoint and implied reader. See M. A. Shulvass (The Jews in the World of the Renaissance, Leiden: Brill, 1973, 313), the articles by A. Lesley and R. Scrivano (Ficino...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 483–490.
Published: 01 December 2023
... the second in its series of curated playlists drawn from its sound collections. This one, “Musique andoulouse du Maghreb,” showcases the diversity of musical culture in the twentieth-century Maghreb and assembles three recordings of songs performed or composed by Jewish North African artists...