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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 149–154.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Souleymane Bachir Diagne Copyright © 2010 The Trustees of Columbia University 2010 Souleymane Bachir Diagne 1968: CRISIS IN AFRICAN LETTERS T he year 1968 marks, without doubt, a critical moment in African Francophone literature. Two novels published that year bear testimony that indeed...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 189–205.
Published: 01 May 2023
... himself mentally in a time period where he will not feel so alienated. It is in this spirit that Petrarch writes his letters to Cicero and other classical authors, expressing his longing to live in the time of these kindred spirits. For Friedrich Nietzsche, it is precisely because someone like Petrarch...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2020
... that Proust thinks he himself is “mad” for believing that art has the power to transfigure reality. This paper will explain why none of that is true. As is clear from his essays, his letters, and even his actions, Proust was not an “essayist,” in the Musil sense: not someone, that is, whose assessments were...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 131–149.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., and most of all a disabled (deaf) woman of letters. Her work Arboleda de los enfermos represents a hybrid paradigm in which literature, religion, and medicine interact with one another in medieval Europe. Teresa’s use of embodied metaphors to describe her experience of isolation and loneliness helps...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 189–212.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of their oeuvres in a self-conscious exchange with, and about, one another. In letters, novels, memoirs, and paratexts from their first encounter in the early 1830s to the end of their careers, Balzac and Sand portrayed, parodied, quoted, misquoted, alluded to, wrote, and rewrote each other in ways...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (3): 426–447.
Published: 01 December 2022
... a forest with her entourage, and its only interpretive difficulty seems to be the way Tristan communicates his message by carving some words or letters onto a stick. This article argues that, by debating what exactly Tristan writes, the scholarship on “Chèvrefeuille” leaves aside the intertext...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 57–76.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., letter 6).2 What Usbek fears is not infidelity per se but rather public humiliation: N aimerois-je pas mille fois mieux une obscure impunité, qu une correction éclatante? (138). It follows that his marked preference for his youngest wife, Roxane, is based not on her relative youth or beauty but rather...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 103–126.
Published: 01 January 2016
... Rousseau by avid readers of La Nouvelle Héloïse following its 1761 publication, Pierre Gallot s letter, dated August 5, 1764, stands out as exemplary of the traits normally assigned to this corpus. So much so, in fact, that Claude Labrosse included an excerpt from it as an epigraph to his 1985...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 313–331.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Journees de Sodome, in 1958 his sentence was annulled and his conviction partially overturned. See Bridge 16-28; Ladenson 229-31; and Shattuck 245. See also Pauvert. 3. See, for example, the letter from Richard Seaver to Austryn Wainhouse, 2 July 1965: "It would be convenient, I agree...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (1-2): 65–82.
Published: 01 January 2013
... true. Letters, portraits, light verse: Celimene and her friends are involved in a dizzying circuit of literary production and consumption, and Donneau de Vise noted that those who criticized Moliere's portrayal of this society only revealed their own ignorance and low social standing: "L'on ne peut ne...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (1-2): 89–104.
Published: 01 January 2000
... Adam, Boyerd'Agen and Hippolyte Buffenoir. See the chapter entitled "Vne Campagne electorale rocambalesque" in Noel Richard's Le Mouvement decadent: dandys, esthetes et quintessents (Paris: Nizet, 1968), 229-37. 5. The timing of the publication is confirmed in a letter of the same date from Rachilde...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 522–536.
Published: 01 December 2021
... men of letters have lived with one another for centuries. Car ils sont les uns par rapport aux autres à peu près dans cet état de pure nature, dont on parle tant sans le connoître. Ils se disputent la gloire comme les hommes sans gouvernement et sans loix se seroient disputé le gland. . . . La...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 83–88.
Published: 01 January 2017
... from Simone s. In a lovely tribute written for the online news post of the Australian Society for French Studies, Alistair Rolls describes his own connection with Ross as follows: Above all, though, I remember exchanging letters with Ross, who, as you ­will all know, refused to send emails (he did...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 689–708.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of view of an Indian Brahmin who is reincarnated as a sofa. 5 In Les Liaisons dangereuses~ the secretaire performs a similar function, albeit less conspicuously, as a site for writing, storing, and relaying the letters that constitute the novel. What is striking about both novels, as these brief synopses...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 249–263.
Published: 01 May 2009
... constituted 'civilized' society" (19). In her letter of June 14, 1746, Graffigny makes clear that she deliberately avoided modeling her heroine after Mexican women of her age: "je ne me resoudrai jamais a faire de rna Zilie une petite sauvagesse meprisables a[sic!] telles qu'elles Ie sont present. Le meilleur...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 473–491.
Published: 01 November 2009
... that "tout tenoit radicalement la politique."3 However, Rousseau's desire to produce a work of literary fiction in the sentimental style conceivably takes precedence over his political interests here. It is true that the critics have often located political models and arguments in the letters in the fourth...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 413–433.
Published: 01 November 2007
... was limited to diegetic, structural and metaleptic interventions whereas Perec pushed this exploration of control farther, investigating the ways in which the letters themselves could be linked to hidden meanings, textual structure and personal identity. Thus, while Gide's approach to structure remains mostly...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 273–275.
Published: 01 January 2010
... descriptions were reshuffled, and one of my new duties was to assist the general editor of the Romanic Review. Initially, I wasn't thrilled about this. In addition to dealing with unhappy Romanic submitters who, having received the standard rejection letter, would call the department to express...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (1-2): 77–86.
Published: 01 January 2008
.... Hermione Lee makes a number of The Romanic Review Volume 99 Numbers 1-2 © The Trustees of Columbia University PERICLES LEWIS In her diary and letters, Woolf continually meditated on the influence Proust might have on her own fiction. Even before she began reading him, in a letter of January 21, 1922 to E...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (3-4): 363–380.
Published: 01 May 2008
...-discourse to Louis XIV's classicism. Of Gods and Fairies Lheritier's Oeuvres meslees comprises a collection of letters written to various members of the author's real-life literary entourage. Two of these letters, addressed to Mademoiselle de Perrault and Madame Le Camus, contain short stories. Two more...