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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 761.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Charles Baudelaire; Grover Amen Copyright © 2010 The Trustees of Columbia University 2010 EXOTIC PERFUME My eyes are closed; it is a warm evening of autumn. Silently I breathe the perfume of your breasts. Glistening shores stretch out before me, their sands burn like fire under an eternal sun...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 265–278.
Published: 01 May 2009
... or dying, cannot be devoid of smell. Indeed, in Patrick Siiskind's wonderful novel Perfume, the central character, Grenouille, is shunned by all precisely because he has no smell. As a baby, he is dumped at a monastery, suspected of being possessed by the devil. Other children, explains his wet nurse...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 427–444.
Published: 01 November 2002
... relational mots-themes for Les Fleurs du mal. 436 ROLAND A. CHAMPAGNE process that transgresses the boundaries of apprehension, as in the poem "Tout entiere" wherein "The perfume of the woman's breath creates musical harmony, and in the music of her voice a perfume can be sensed" (Dal Molin 88). In fact, all...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (3): 483–490.
Published: 01 December 2023
... visitors hear, touch, feel—in short, sense—its relevance through historical artifacts and contemporary reimaginings. I am neither a curator nor a sound artist nor a perfumer, and what I will propose here is less sensational, but hopefully more feasible, than distilling the Bordeaux copy of Montaigne’s...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (1): 87–111.
Published: 01 May 2022
... où l’odeur du vin et des viandes meslées ensemble portoient au nez un parfum assez mal agreable” (Dubois 150; This place he led me to was pretty dirty, and there the smell of wine and of meats mixed together brought a disagreeable perfume to the nose). He encounters this smelly, dirty place only...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (1-2): 77–88.
Published: 01 January 2000
...), the horticultural monstrosities of A Rebours give way to the symbolic specimens discussed in La Cathedra/e. Jewels, flowers, perfumes -once mute and ambiguous things -- display a new prolixity, acquire a clearer significance for the believer schooled in "l'idiome des symboles" ("Preface ecrite vingt ans apres Ie...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 189–203.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of information on the tiger and Indian mythology can be accessed at httpwww.khandro.net/animal_tiger.htm. The Christian associations of the spikenard are discussed by Patricia Grau-Dieckmann, "Los perfumes en el Cristianismo," Revista Mirabilia!J 3, which is available on-line at httpwww.revistamirabilia.com...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (3): 323–340.
Published: 01 May 2002
..., allongee face au couloir, dans Ie solei!" (8). Several elements converge to impart to Duras' text its distinct perfume of scandal: firstly, the heroine arrives from another world; secondly, her role is sacrificial; thirdly, she embodies a law that remains largely unarticulated; and finally, she interposes...
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Romanic Review (2002) 93 (4): 369–386.
Published: 01 November 2002
... as possible: "Va (respondit Panurge) fol enraige, au diable. [ ] A trente diables soit Ie coqu, cornu, marrane, sorcier au diable, enchanteur de l'Antichrist! Vray Dieu! comment il m'a perfume de fascherie et diablerie, de charme et de sorcellerie! Le Diable Ie puisse emporter!" (465). Lucifer ("enchanteur de...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 183–200.
Published: 01 January 2004
... past as artisans, he defines what is, for him, with dead leaves of poplar trees, the perfume of Autumn itself (Gracq, Lettrines II. in CEuvres completes, volume II, p. 261). As a writer, Gracq has carried on his family's craft, but not with hemp, with words and life experience. He states: aUn ouvrage...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (1): 51–69.
Published: 01 January 2007
... and a wholly feminine place of elegance and gaiety, perfumed with voluptuous odors. For the secret telling, the women have closeted themselves in a charming retiro (retreat) behind the elegant cell of the young nun Manuelita. This cell behind a cell has its own connotations of a hidden place, where one can...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (1): 83–101.
Published: 01 January 2007
...), Tristan declares. Viewing orange trees living alongside a collection of European flowers, she can, momentarily at least, mistake her location for an ameliorated paradise, a New World that harbors beautifully perfumed "souvenirs de la patrie" (629). It is only at the end of her description, when Tristan...