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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 September 2021
... and L’Insurgé . I examine the ways in which Vallès’s reading of the Paris of the early 1880s and excavation of the multilayered city’s past and cultural representations help foster the return of repressed voices and collective memories. Using the trope of the city as palimpsest, I argue that the critical power...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 467–482.
Published: 01 May 2010
... shows how metaphor for Proust is the stylistic equivalent of involuntary memory, but notices that Proust's novel has many purely spatial transpositions, which, like a palimpsest, are composed of a su- perposition of objects perceived at the same time: "Le temps en effet metamorphose non seulement les...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 181–187.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Paris as Revolution ,” shifts affective registers to examine Vallès’s confrontation of the politics of melancholy and nostalgia in his fiction and journalism. Through a careful application of Ferguson’s use of the palimpsest metaphor, Nesci pays homage even as she extends Ferguson’s palimpsestic gesture...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (3): 349–352.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Éric Le Calvez Christophe Ippolito : Narrative Memory in Flaubert’s Works . New York, Washington, Bern, Frankfurt, Berlin, Brussels, Vienna and Oxford : Peter Lang, “Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures,” vol. 99 , 2001 ( 248 pages). Copyright © 2000...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 117–121.
Published: 01 May 2007
... America and perhaps the twentieth century (he was born on the cusp in August 1899) has engendered. He's the one we return to, again and again, to find yet another metaphysical nugget shining back at us from its jolly corner, yet another textual palimpsest to incite literary treasure seekers, yet another...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 13–28.
Published: 01 January 2015
... bleating at death, hands me his report and I accept this palimpsest on which I now inscribe the charred passion of my ancestors. (79) The deadly caves of the Dahra are, for the writer, charged with a mission of memorializing a dreadful source of inspiration. Like the parting gift that in the Homeric...
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Romanic Review (2015) 106 (1-4): 47–70.
Published: 01 January 2015
... autobiographical film Les Plages d'Agnes, in which she narrates her own life story by returning to specific scenes from her films. Each memory becomes a shore at which the filmmaker stops to reconstruct a signifi- cant moment of her life. Just like Varda, in Ces Voix qui m'assiegent, Djebar revisits key scenes...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (1-2): 129–152.
Published: 01 January 2000
... the reader to remain mobile as to be able to write along with it. Therefore, it is no surprise that this text, essentially based on the abolition of the paradig- matic cut separating the reader from the writer, presents itself at first as an 'impossible' text. Yet, if memory of Robinson Crusoe is impossible...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 133–153.
Published: 01 January 2012
... that Wolfgang Schadewaldt referred to Wagnerian dramas as mythological palimpsests (167). Perhaps it is in Parsifal that this tendency reaches its apogee. At first glance we find the world of the Grail presented in an especially modified manner as compared with Wolfram's depiction. It is a testament...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 189–203.
Published: 01 May 2007
... to Asia. This and other American intertexts are a powerful reminder of the historical vicis- situdes that shaped relations between the Old World and the New, and a fur- ther illustration of the intricate and palimpsestic construction of the category 10. See William H. Nienhauser, ed., Indiana Companion...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (1): 83–101.
Published: 01 January 2007
... Maleuvre, Museum Memories. History, Technology, Art (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999) 4. STILL LIFE AND FETAL EXPLOITS IN FLORA TRISTAN 89 are the remains of a powerful counter-narrative. The preserved cadavers ad- vertise the deadly rather than supposedly life-giving foundations of Western...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 435–455.
Published: 01 November 2007
...), used his rich classical background to generate a complex literary palimpsest full of intertextual references that are channelled by ornate language made up of Latinisms, accumulations of superlatives, and chains of epithets. 6 This "verbal aestheticism" (Folena 105) has numerous things in common...