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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (1-2): 79–86.
Published: 01 January 2001
...Hilary Spurling Copyright © 2001 The Trustees of Columbia University 2001 Hilary Spurling MATISSE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASSl Louis Aragon compared his astonishing two-volume Henri Matisse, A Novel, to a mirror, a dance, a brushwood thicket. Once it was a box of spilt pins. Another time...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (3): 473–491.
Published: 01 December 2022
... reverie seems at first glance only to throw into relief the magnanimity of Charles’s responsible but mimetically limited dreaming, a closer look at this passage reveals a textual complexity requiring further investigation into the mechanisms and implications of Emma’s dream production. This investigation...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 235–260.
Published: 01 September 2021
... that looks back to Delphine Gay de Girardin’s witty chronicles of July Monarchy Paris, the “Courrier de Paris” (1836–1848), and ahead to Annie Ernaux’s ironic journal of urban selfhood in transit, Journal du dehors (1993). Copyright © 2021 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York...
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Romanic Review (2024) 115 (1): 134–150.
Published: 01 May 2024
..., of asking and looking beyond the here and now.” lkturner@gmail.com Copyright © 2024 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2024 poetry translation queerness futurity New York School poetry The contemporary French poet Stéphane Bouquet wears many hats. Bouquet...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 93–101.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of a club of novelists, internally self-conscious, binding these writers both to the outside world of social information and, at the same time, to each other, and thus making possible (or so I hope) an internal literary history of literature. Realists are not supposed to look at other realists; realism...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 457–463.
Published: 01 December 2023
... down original ideas. To have one of those moments, where your mind expands until it fills the entire space around you. At some point, the librarian dims the lights and you realize how late it is and how hungry you are. You head out into the night and the familiar buildings and pathways look a little...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 255–260.
Published: 01 May 2003
... and as an individual. Their essays, which open and close this volume, offer readings of Conde and her work through the lens of profound friendship. Cottenet-Hage looks at Conde's role as teacher-traveler, as seeker and builder of bridges between disparate people(s), spaces, and points of view. Referring to Conde...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (3): 361–373.
Published: 01 May 2002
... to which the poet and musician Orpheus could bring his dead wife Eurydice back to the upper world from hell, on condition that he not look behind him until they reached the sunlight. However he turned around and she was lost. Orpheus was finally torn apart (Graves 111-115). The protagonist of Le Testament...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 79–82.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Jon Snyder Copyright © 2017 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2017 Jon Snyder DEFERRED UNDERSTANDING R oss is gone, David wrote, and without reading on, I tucked away my phone, knowing well that I should have waited ­until ­later to look at my messages, while...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 273–275.
Published: 01 January 2010
... head and I absorbed nothing in my haste to write it down. He never looked my way to see if I was keeping up or lost. Or perhaps he did, but if I was lost, there was no way I was looking up to see if he noticed. It was expected that I transcribe everything precisely. When it was time to create a new...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 253–256.
Published: 01 January 2010
... were defining moments in each of our careers. They were, somewhat paradoxically, a "reality check" against the onslaught of literary trends in criticism. He called upon us to remember what went into dealing with textual reality. Only over the years, remembering began to mean looking forward and looking...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 625–631.
Published: 01 December 2023
..., one at the Sorbonne on Racine, the other at Stanford on the authority to speak in Old Regime society. Enchanted by this place that looks more like paradise on earth than a workplace, I attend my first American seminar dedicated to Chrétien de Troyes. We had been assigned to read his entire oeuvre...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 129–139.
Published: 01 January 2010
... as the book Eperons: les styles de Nietzsche in 1976; Jacques Lacan published his twentieth seminar, Encore, in 1975. 1975, I thought, that would be my date. I could revisit all these texts I had written about long ago, see how "French feminism" looked thirty years later But Elisabeth said the conference...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 445–459.
Published: 01 May 2006
... of the speaking subject in sharp contrast to the third person singular of 'his studious regard.' We may look, the poem implies, but when 'he' looks, he looks alone (no regard of angels enwrapped his studious regard with love). That is to say that the speaking subject and we readers by extension maintain sole...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 413–418.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Berlanstein and Colette Cosnier have looked at particular aspects of Femina, but La Vie heureuse has been surprisingly neglected by scholars until the publication of this book. BOOK REVIEWS Chapter 1, "Cheres lectrices," explores the magazines' workings, the communities of readers and writers...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (4): 353–374.
Published: 01 November 2000
... from the narrative to which it apparently belongs, Ovid's Metamorphoses, in order to graft it at the very core of its own oneiric space. While the Ovidian pool was the site of a deadly self-reflection, such is not its function in the Romance of the Rose. As he looks into the pool, the Lover discovers...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 233–252.
Published: 01 January 2017
.... The opening hemistich does not lead 1. The poem was first published on a single page in L Art et la Mode (1885), a journal Mallarmé ­later describes as mondain (2: 273). The accompanying illustration by Émile Auguste Pinchart shows a lady in hat and dress leaning over the stern of a rowing boat to look...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 5–9.
Published: 01 January 2017
... nor hell, not purgatory. it is, but comes definitely from in-­side. ­under the rest and not beyond. caves indeed, ­these worlds of words, ­little habitats. sleepy hollows within the natur­ al wood. it took me long to come to a commitment, ­because i kept on looking to escape. but i m willing now to s­...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 65–89.
Published: 01 January 2011
... the story of Narcissus. Then he tells us that this story made him afraid to look at the fountain and his reflection, and he backs away from the fountain (1514). Then, inexplicably, he leans over the fountain, looks into it, and sees the bottom of the river (1524). There at the bottom he sees marvelous...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 357–369.
Published: 01 December 2020
... as “a long act of dissimulation.” The following lines are more radical still: What it had come to was that he wore a mask painted with the social simper, out of the eye-holes of which there looked eyes of an expression not in the least matching the other features. This the stupid world, even after years...