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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (1): 3–14.
Published: 01 January 2006
...Joseph Harris joseplJ Harris NOVEL UPBRINGINGS: EDUCATION AND GENDER IN CHOISY AND LA FAYETTE Reflecting on the various developnlents in novelistic convention andvraisenlblance that had taken place in the half-century between the pub- lication of d'Urfe's pastoral ronlance L'Astree and La...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 256–260.
Published: 01 March 2006
... Ciccarelli (Eds The Cambridge Companion to the Italian Novel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003, Pp. 266. After the Cambridge Companion to Dante, edited by Rachel Jacoff, and the one on Italian culture, edited by Zygmunt Baranski and Rebecca West, the series has issued another volume on Italian...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (3): 355–361.
Published: 01 May 2001
... down in the last pages of Maternal Echoes. (VINCENT AURORA, Columbia University) Discourses of Poverty: Social Reform and the Picaresque Novel in Early Modern Spain.Cruz, Anne J. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999. Pp. 297. The study sets out to "explain the failure of social reform as proposed...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 357–369.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Peter Brooks Abstract This essay revisits the question of the fictional person, largely by way of Proust’s claim that the novel offers us nonexistent persons the better to espouse vision through other eyes: knowledge of the world as experienced by another consciousness. If the New Critical...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 389–392.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Kathrina A. Laporta Nicholas D. Paige Before Fiction: The Ancien Régime of the Novel . Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press , 2011 . Pp. 304 . Copyright © 2013 The Trustees of Columbia University 2013 BOOK REVIEWS Nicholas D. Paige. Before Fiction: The Ancien...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 331–335.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Anne Marcoline Manon Mathias . Vision in the Novels of George Sand . Oxford UP , 2016 . ix + 169 pp., ill. Copyright © 2017 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2017 Book Reviews 331 (p. 73) dramatic work by Foscolo. Indeed, thanks to the eighteenth...
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Romanic Review (2011) 102 (3-4): 369–390.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Nicholas White Copyright © 2011 The Trustees of Columbia University 2011 Nicholas White THE LOST HEROINE OF ZOLA'S OCTAVE MOURET NOVELS Critics rarely read Pot-Bouille at all. -Marcus, Apartment Stories 169 Heteros0 ciality In Naomi Schor's already classic account of George Sand and the roman...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 392–407.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Joshua Landy Abstract Proust’s most famous critic claims that he didn’t have “even a vague or confused idea” of how his novel was going to hang together. Others tell us that every statement in the novel is a “transient hypothesis,” that Proust has “made up his mind about nothing,” or 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 (2021) 112 (2): 213–234.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Geoffrey Turnovsky Abstract Régis Sauder’s touching 2011 documentary, Nous, Princesses de Clèves , which follows a group of Marseille high school students over the course of a year as they read La Fayette’s novel while preparing for the Baccalauréat exams, juxtaposes two distinct types of reading...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 288–315.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Zakir Paul Abstract Widely considered the first French-language photo narrative, the use of images in Bruges-la-Morte (1892) tends to occlude as much as it reveals. Drawing on archives and contemporary debates about the image, this article contends that photography structures the novel on a formal...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 281–304.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Janet Beizer Abstract This article explores the concept of the arlequin , the plate of used food collected piecemeal from the tables of the rich to sell to the poor, as it was popularized by Eugène Sue in 1842 in his blockbuster novel Les Mystères de Paris . I show how this alimentary genre...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 260–287.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Raisa Rexer Abstract This essay explores the sudden popularity and redefinition of the word pornographie in France in the 1880s. Following the publication of Émile Zola’s novel Nana and the rise of a genre of cheap, bawdy newspapers in 1880, the French daily press knowingly “invented” the word...
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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): 336–356.
Published: 01 December 2020
...R. Howard Bloch; Ellen Handler Spitz Abstract This article turns around the role that Proust’s novel played—for better or worse—in my formation as a medievalist and as a full human being. In the curé’s obsession with genealogy and etymology, I recognized in the 1970s a deep medieval mental...
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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 (2014) 105 (1-2): 53–68.
Published: 01 January 2014
... fiction," the British historian Anthony Beevor describes and denounces the proliferation in contemporary culture of fictional works he labels "faction." As Beevor describes them, these works include novels, films, television shows, and other entertainments that take as their subject matter important...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 147–159.
Published: 01 January 2009
...Michael Wood Copyright © 2009 The Trustees of Columbia University 2009 Michael Wood IF ON A WINTER'S NIGHT A THEORIST M y title borrows its beginning and its rhythm from another, very famousone: that of Italo Calvino's novel If on a Winter's Night a Traveler. Calvino's sentence continues...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 689–708.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., was a sofa with two extra seats attached at the ends (fig. 1). These were the confidents, by analogy with the "minor characters"-Iadies-in-waiting, nursemaids, (reres et sc£urs de fait, and other companions-who were familiar figures not only in the theater and novels of this period, but also in everyday...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 547–560.
Published: 01 May 2010
... hojarasca tiene la misma tecnica y el mismo tema (puntos de vista alrededor de un muerto) de El otono del patriarca" (79). The process of gestation of Garcia Marquez's primary novels underscores that all of his works form, in Vargas Llosa's words, "una vasta, dispersa ficci6n" (234). As an eighteen-year-old...