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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 47–70.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Amr Kamal Copyright © 2015 The Trustees of Columbia University 2015 Amr Kamal UNDOING ODYSSEUS'S PACT: MARGINAL FACES AND VOICES IN THE NARRATIVES OF ASSIA DJEBAR AND AGNES VARDA W hile reading Ces Voix qui m'assiegent . .. en marge de ma francophonie, Assia Djebar's collection of writings...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 13–28.
Published: 01 January 2015
... uncanny the particular mosaic Djebar chose as its metonymy. Uncanny because it depicts men at its center and women on the margins. Uncanny because it makes Odysseus a counterpart, even a counterpoint of Zoulikha.4 Uncanny, finally, in its very form. Contrary to the mosaic "Ulysses and the Sirens...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 231–254.
Published: 01 March 2006
... of classical authors often entails a revival of their heroic characters (Achilles and Odysseus both appear in the poems, as does Alexander the Great), such illustrious figures do not appear in their grand, heroic, conquering guise, but in a humbled, even fragile state. While almost all of the poems...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 389–408.
Published: 01 December 2021
... quarrel with the iniquities of the law. Like the wandering Odysseus, the poet is forced to make stops (“nos arrets”) dangerously close to Scylla and Charybdis; 33 she therefore desires a different “arrest”: the judicial decree that might put a stop to (“arrester”) these uncertain wanderings. Des...
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Romanic Review (2013) 104 (3-4): 389–392.
Published: 01 May 2013
... strengthened his claims for the corpus' exceptionality. The preface and introduction present the study's overarching narrative through a literature review of studies on fictionality. Taking as his point of departure Gottlob Frege's contention that the truth-status of Odysseus "'is a matter of no concern to us...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 15–30.
Published: 01 May 2023
... to the life of a simple hermit (29). Within two years, he had abandoned his position as abbot (30). Like a latter-day Odysseus, he had been wandering around the eastern Mediterranean ever since. 3 Solitude was what Hilarion sought, but it eluded him, as he traveled through Egypt (31–33), Libya (34...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (4): 375–395.
Published: 01 November 2000
... with Du Bellay's Horatian / Homeric allusion to Ulysses / Odysseus in the Patrit2 Desiderium is missing in the French sonnet" (391). The emphasis is clearly placed on the happy state of a man who has returned to his native land. 61. "erret et extremos alter scrutetur Hiberos : / plus habet hic vitae, plus...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 265–285.
Published: 01 January 2019
... like Odysseus back to where he started. The book ­this book or indeed any book worth its artistic salt, we are told ­serves above all as an optical instrument, and the act of reading, when done properly, is a reading of the self. En réalité, chaque lecteur est quand il lit le propre lecteur de soi...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (3-4): 367–380.
Published: 01 May 2012
... borrowed his title from Homer and compared himself to Odysseus. In so doing, he invests with universal significance his specific experience as a Saint-Domingue colonist still hoping to return to his "fugitive Ithaca" in the Caribbean (MO 1:4). To be sure, the author of "Mon Odyssee" often mocked his own...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 169–187.
Published: 01 May 2007
... no proper figure exists for the scattering of sunlight), from species to genus ("Here stands my ship," where lying at anchor is part of the genus to stand), from genus to species ("Truly has Odysseus done ten thousand deeds," where ten thousand is part of the genus many), or from one species to another...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 133–153.
Published: 01 January 2012
... was the first to point out that his works are grounded in Greek myth. Eros and Psyche in Lohengrin, and Odysseus in Der fliegende Hollander, are two examples. In these cases, however, classical figures are disguised by their placement in Germanic, Celtic, medieval, or other settings. It is in this sense...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (4): 453–472.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... Not only does the phenomenon of petrification itself resemble poetic representation, as noted earlier, but Perseus is also a storyteller; like Odysseus, he recounts his deeds to the various audiences he encounters in order to convince them of his heroic identity. When figures such as Atlas and Polydectes...