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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 (2004) 95 (1-2): 171–181.
Published: 01 January 2004
... such as Isabelle Gros, Lizabeth ParavisiniGebert, and Clarisse Zimra have come to the defense of both Cajou and Lacrosil,l most readers persist in characterizing Cajou's attitude as a psychological disorder. Madness is the primary explanation, perhaps the only explanation, for this character, even...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (1-2): 105–126.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of the writing-built on a tension between idiolectal aberrations and grammatically correct French forms-prevents us from dismissing Artaud's ostensibly untranslatable utterances as signs of his lapsing into the state of solipsistic self-enclosure that we might associate with madness, but gestures toward...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (1-2): 127–145.
Published: 01 January 2013
... RUFFEL (1968) is the carnivalesque representation of this "homosexual panic" that sweeps through an entire community, seized by mad suspicions arising from the fact that such and such an individual "is one" (this comes up in the book about every three pages) and by accusations of crimes committed against...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 445–457.
Published: 01 November 2002
..., la fin, quand les bruits auront disparu, tirera une preuve de quelque chose de grand [ ]. Puis-comme il aura parle selon l'absolu-qui nie l'immorta- lite, l'absolu existera en dehors-lune, au dessus du temps: et il soulevera les ridea ux, en face. 17 Igitur is thus, like all of his ancestors, "mad...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 373–387.
Published: 01 May 2009
...-frequently by madness; and the omnipresence of death-what Le refers to elsewhere as "Ie sentiment de la mort avant la mort, Ie sentiment de la corruption, de la decomposition."l 1. See interview with Catherine Argand, 'Linda Le,' Lire 274 (April 1999): 28-33. The Romanic Review Volume 100 Number 3 ©...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (3): 275–293.
Published: 01 May 2002
... madness, 7.14-15. Indeed, for Ficino, the madness prompted by profane love is the lowest kind of madness, because it is formed in the finite materiality of the body, 7.13, and lust is an utterly false madness, 7.15. Marsilio Ficino, Commentaire sur Ie Banquet de Platon, ed. and trad. Raymond Marcel, Paris...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (1-2): 129–152.
Published: 01 January 2000
... that this object has indeed existed and that it has been there where I see it. Here is where the madness is [ ] The Photograph then becomes a bizarre medium, a new form of hallucination: false on the level of perception, true on the level of time.61 The photograph is simple, banal, it has no depth, only saying...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., “Sally, she really is up-stairs alonger me now, and I can’t get rid of her. She’s all in white,” he says, “wi’ white flowers in her hair, and she’s awful mad, and she’s got a shroud hanging over her arm, and she says she’ll put it on me at five in the morning.” (Dickens 261) (As my mother...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 206–209.
Published: 01 May 2023
... and Mad Beliefs: Proust the Skeptic (2013), tackling the redemptive myth of the Recherche and engaging in a dense dialogue with some of the major readings of the book. This new project is a radical departure. It is not intended exclusively or even primarily for a scholarly audience. Its publisher...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 49–64.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Manuel de Quadros, Heretic and "Half-mad" Who was this individual who, after a torturous and tormented life, ended up on the stake at a time when it was rarely lit anymore? How can we discover a personality such as his, presenting itself under many names, someone who took on different and even...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 213–229.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., as Auge argues, "just as sense of place can lead to the dictatorship of prejudices and an overflow of meaning that produces its own forms of madness, so the freedom of non-place can lead to the madness of solitude" (122). The path towards this urban "madness of solitude" is one that Normand's wanderings...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 169–187.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of a porteiia debutante whose eyes were focused permanently on the metropolis. He then recounts a serendipitous occurrence following her death, an event he describes proleptically as having precipitated his imminent fall into the abyss of madness or subjective destitution. The fatal happenstance unfolds...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 478–481.
Published: 01 November 2002
... to be little more than a slightly mad and amusing person. The term was of course imported from England around 1830, along with the fad of the dandy and all things English. In France, originalite and excentricite were used as synonyms, as the Grand Larousse indicates. As late as 1873, Littre attributes...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 247–264.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., she would be found innocent of murder, since according to the Napoleonic Code, t­ here is neither a crime nor a misdemeanor when the defendant was in a state of insanity at the moment of the act (qtd. in Harris, Murders and Madness 6; Berenson). But if Mme Steinheil committed murder out of self...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 75–89.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of perspective, or temporary madness-that occasions his humiliation of Enide for much of the romance. He accounts for Erec's "madness" by a learned excursus through classical and Celtic folktales involving otherworld adventures. If these folktales antedate Chretien, it was nonetheless "he who wove them...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (1): 19–39.
Published: 01 January 2005
..., insensible, lacking pathos and action bears a telling resemblance to the poet. For that would be to say that the poet is most exceptional when, instead of depicting the world as it is or ought to be, she is instead engaged in sleeping, going mad, dying, etc. Another passage from Le Peintre de la vie moderne...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 253–275.
Published: 01 January 2017
... of the sea as an experience of madness and loss of bearings that leaves the world in ruins: Elle monte à l assaut des môles, des falaises d argile, elle arrache, évente les blockhaus, les sables, folle, vous voyez, folle (She rises to assault the piers, the cliffs of clay, she tears, rips open blockh­...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 555–561.
Published: 01 May 2006
.... The Monstrous Debt. Modalities of Romantic Influence in Twentieth-Century Literature. Detroit: Wayne Sate University Press, 2006. Wall, Anthony. Ce Corps qui parle. Pour une Lecture dialogique de Denis Diderot. Montreal: XYZ Editeur, 2005. BOOKS RECEIVED 561 Woodman, Ross. Sanity~ Madness~ Transformation...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 199–222.
Published: 01 May 2013
...). For an alternative reading of Claire's madness as a means of resistance against race, gender, and class oppression, see Lee-Keller. 202 DORIS L. GARRAWAY represents the most trenchant analysis to date of sadomasochism in the novel, significant questions remain as to the psychological and affective conditions...