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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 415–426.
Published: 01 November 2002
...Deborah N. Losse Copyright © 2002 The Trustees of Columbia University 2002 Deborah N. Losse A STORIED LIFE AND A LIVED STORY: WRITING ONESELF IN MONTAIGNE'S ESSAIS W hen Montaigne recasts a story borrowed from antiquity or from medieval sources, he reshapes the anecdote to include many...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 336–356.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of the Proustian sentimental orbit, doomed love, aligned chronologically and conceptually with the articulation in the 1890s of courtly love and made for dire consequences in a life lived along those lines. My wife, Ellen Handler Spitz, provides an emotionally corrective experience via the question, Was Swann...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 302–304.
Published: 01 May 2007
...Donald A. Yates Edwin Wiliamson . Borges. A Life . New York : Viking , 2004 , Pp. 574 . Copyright © 2007 The Trustees of Columbia University 2007 302 BOOK REVIEWS of translation is thus inseparable from the economic, cultural, geographical and political realities that define...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (1): 83–101.
Published: 01 January 2007
...Anne E. McCall Copyright © 2007 The Trustees of Columbia University 2007 Anne E. McCall STILL LIFE AND FETAL EXPLOITS IN FLORA TRISTAN'S PEREGRINATIONS D'UNE PARrA Flora Tristan's 1838 Peregrinations d'une paria boasts a heavy para-textual framework promising personal revelations, social...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 401–403.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Joanna Augustyn Marina Van Zuylen . Monomania: The Flight from Everyday Life in Literature and Art . Ithaca : Cornell University Press , 2005 . Pp. 238 . Copyright © 2009 The Trustees of Columbia University 2009 BOOK REVIEWS 4°1 Marina Van Zuylen. Monomania: The Flight from...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 246–247.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Pierre Force Copyright © 2010 The Trustees of Columbia University 2010 Pierre Force REMARKS ON THE LIFE AND WORKS OF MICHAEL RIFFATERRE T he first thing to say is that Michael Riffaterre had the most brilliant career one could imagine. Ph.D. in 1955, full professor in 1964, appointed...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 3–11.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Pierre Force Copyright © 2016 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2016 Gita May: A Life Pierre Force Gita May: A Life Gita May, professor emerita of French at Columbia University, died at her home in Morningside Heights on January 29, 2016. She was 86 years old...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 97–100.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Didier Coste Copyright © 2017 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2017 Didier Coste LIFE AS ANECDOTE AND AS DIGRESSION (OR MAYBE IS IT LITE­ R­A­TURE?) It is always an irony to write about an admired friend ­after his demise. The only way this tribute can...
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Romanic Review (2024) 115 (1): 1–33.
Published: 01 May 2024
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (2): 317–340.
Published: 01 September 2023
... as the production, distribution, and consumption of the material goods that sustain life and give pleasure. The novel makes palpable their desire to enjoy the consumer products that surround them—whether in the tea room, in nearby shops, or in the cinema across the street—pleasurable goods that remain beyond...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 161–188.
Published: 01 May 2023
... from Richard Rolle’s self-authorizing singularity that unites the term’s meanings of both solitude and exceptionality, Kempe’s term is fitted to the circumstances of her own social, worldly life. She presents her achieved solitude not as a turning away from the world, but instead as the world’s...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Kathleen Long Abstract The régime de santé , already by the end of the medieval era a well-developed genre that offered advice on diet and other health practices, found new life in the sixteenth century as the Galenic works on food and hygiene that informed it were translated into Latin and even...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 378–391.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Andrew Holleran Abstract “The Invalid” is an autobiographical account of one American novelist’s reading Proust over the course of his life. After the initial impact of encountering Remembrance of Things Past as a young soldier in 1968 Germany, he is forced to wonder: Did Proust bring the novel...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (1): 151–172.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the practice of biblical exegesis, reprise refers to an open-ended process of meaning making opposed to the rigid certainties of fundamentalism. [REL] also contributes a concept of radical transformation through love (“conversion”). For Latour, two events from the Virgin Mary’s life—the Annunciation...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 437–451.
Published: 01 December 2021
... agency and interpersonal harmony. Throughout her maxims, she lays out explicit strategies for managing conflicts but is caught between an emphasis on gaining an advantage over one’s adversaries and, at the other extreme, finding a middle ground with them. But conflicts from her life suggest a different...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 199–221.
Published: 01 September 2022
... several features typical of realism. The presence of details describing the natural and social environment is linked to how the “Promenade” centers his scientific attention to plant life on the island. That fact points to the deep epistemological connection between science and realism. Rousseau’s text...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (3): 473–491.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Larysa Smirnova Abstract What to make of Emma Bovary’s dreaming constitutes a fundamental problem in the study of Flaubert’s novel. The dominant reading of Emma’s dream life adopts a critical stance toward her unwillingness, or incapacity, to accept her everyday reality. Showing how Flaubert’s text...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 15–30.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Virginia Burrus Abstract This essay explores the relationship of solitude to place in Jerome’s fourth-century Life of Saint Hilarion . It does so through the medium of Burrus’s own experience of solitude and place. In 2020, having planned to visit Hilarion’s mountaintop hermitage in Cyprus, she...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2020
... not of deconstruction, and not simply of didacticism, but of self-understanding, formal modeling, and habit cultivation, all in the service of a better life. Copyright © 2020 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2020 Proust Musil essayism unreliable narrator the uses of literature...
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Romanic Review (2024) 115 (1): 134–150.
Published: 01 May 2024
... appearance in English marks a new stage of the New York School’s life and history—a crossing from English to French and back by which earlier forms of social, erotic, and political awareness are refracted through a different sensibility and an expanded global consciousness. Tracing the complexities...