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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (3): 225–244.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Philip G. Hadlock Copyright © 2000 The Trustees of Columbia University 2000 Philip G. Hadlock NARRATING THE GENDER RIDDLE: THE CASE OF MAUPASSANT'S YVETTE, "M. JOCASTE," AND "L'ERMITE" Literary theory in general, and the various idioms of feminist theory in particular, have frequently...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 430–439.
Published: 01 December 2020
... but are in some sense not entirely wrong. A noise is misinterpreted, attributed to an incorrect source, but Proust’s narrator, while scrupulously revising the perception, allows his first take a sort of magical afterlife. This effect is subtly developed in the last volume of the novel, where the narrator...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2020
... instruments. So why have some critics thought otherwise? Perhaps, in part, it’s because they have assumed the narrator always speaks for Proust. If so, their foundational assumption isn’t just mistaken; it’s also likely to prevent the novel from doing some of its most important work on us, a work...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 373–387.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Siobhán McIlvanney Copyright © 2009 The Trustees of Columbia University 2009 Siobhdn McIlvanney 'LES MO(R)TS NE NOUS LAcHENT PAS': DEATH AND THE PATERNAL/AMOROUS BODY IN LINDA LE'S LETTRE MORTE T his article examines the developmental paradigms exhibited by the narrator of Lettre morte...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 49–63.
Published: 01 January 2011
... to subvert straightforward interpretations of its allegorical meaning. To date, the workings of opposition and difference have received much more scholarly attention than those of repetition and resemblance. This is not surprising considering the Narrator's explicit endorsement of difference as productive...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 169–182.
Published: 01 January 2011
... a specific historical context. I seek here, precisely, to explore how "fantastic hesitation" in Merimee's text might disguise a conflictual encounter between tradition-bound views of temporality and the empirical aims of romantic historicism. Narrating the tale is a Parisian archaeologist recounting a visit...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 329–344.
Published: 01 May 2009
... n'etais pas lao This semi-autobiographical novel published in 2003 portrays a narrator who remembers, as she attempts to express through writing, the life of her firstborn child, who was born with Down syndrome and a heart condition, and died within his first year. While the narrator questions her brother...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 361–373.
Published: 01 November 2007
.... Narrated by an unnamed French scholar, who travels through Andalusia in 1830 to research the location of Julius Caesar's victory on the battlefield of Munda in 45 BCE, the story centers on the tragic love affair between don Jose, the bandit, and Carmen, the Gypsy cigarrera. This narrative makes up...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 417–429.
Published: 01 December 2020
... quite as gleefully as I did at the scene in “Combray” where, interrupting Swann’s disquisition on a passage from the Duc de Saint-Simon’s memoirs, the narrator’s great-aunt Flora tries to thank Swann for his recent gift of a case of Asti wine: “Donc Saint-Simon raconte que Maulévrier avait eu l’audace...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 93–102.
Published: 01 January 2015
... provocatively announces the disappearance of the French language. Its content, which details the unsolved disappearance of its protagonist, offers readers a deceptively simple parallel between two disappearances. Berkane, the hero of the story and one of its narrators, disappears from a roadside in Kabylia...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 71–92.
Published: 01 January 2015
.... If these reflections appear to follow the autobiographical pact more closely than do Djebar's other works, it is important to keep in mind that Nowhere is first and foremost a novel. The narrator indeed explicitly disavows the tidy reordering of events that the writing process can entail: "This is certainly...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 483–496.
Published: 01 May 2010
... and publishing this particular text can be interpreted as part of the female narrator's quest for a stronger sense of sexual subjectivity, and a desire to communicate her personal experience. I 4. Pierre Jourde, La Litterature sans estomac (Paris: L'Esprit des Peninsules, 2002) 20-21. 5. Josyane Savigneau, "Ni...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 467–482.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to be a very unlikely source of inspiration for a major motion picture. In almost every possible way it resists an adaptation into another artistic medium, particularly since it narrates the discovery of a literary vocation. Le Temps retrouve, more than any other volume, presupposes a familiarity...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 235–255.
Published: 01 January 2011
... is unique in that his pervasive interest in folklore takes so many forms, from a plea for environmental conservation cast as a folktale to reflections on professional storytellers in the Orient. Sylvie-the tale of a Parisian narrator's love for three different women who sometimes overlap in his mind...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (3): 323–340.
Published: 01 May 2002
... in many of Duras' works. In L'Homme assis dans Ie couloir, sex is emptied of its social and emotional content and its object, the female body, placed crudely on centre stage where the lascivious and extremely mobile narrator can observe it at leisure. The law of lust that drives the narrative creates...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (1-2): 145–168.
Published: 01 January 2011
... is not unlike relationships between men and women elsewhere in Fontenelle's writing, and its ambiguity is no better captured than in the Entretiens sur la pluralite des mondes habites. A series of flirtatious, didactic evening conversations between the Narrator and the Marquise at her country estate...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 13–28.
Published: 01 January 2015
... fameux de L'Odyssee" (117). This revelation lies at the core, in the exact center3 of La Femme sans sepulture, one of Djebar's last novels. It tells the story of a female narrator, whose resemblance to the author is striking; like her, she has returned again to her hometown of Caesarea/Cherchell after...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (3): 315–325.
Published: 01 May 2004
... presentation of his heroine as a narrative artist indicates that storytelling is on the agenda-the plot is concerned with the "fiction" recounted by the Princess in her successful campaign to ensnare a man, an impressive feat since her raw material is a past both unscrupulous and lurid: Says the narrator...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 521–546.
Published: 01 May 2010
... the prehistory and the aftermath of the suicide, picking over remembered snippets of conversation, moving back and forth between sympathy, bewilderment, hurt, reproach, and self-recrimination. L'Enterrement is recounted by a single narrator, a school friend of the deceased who is attending the funeral and whose...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 277–292.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Ari J. Blatt Copyright © 2017 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2017 Ari J. Blatt TRAVERSING THE TERRITOIRE Il nous faudroit des topographes qui fissent narration particuliere des endroits où ils ont esté. M­ ichel de Montaigne, Des cannibales (I, 31, 205...