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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 381–396.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Martin Munro Copyright © 2014 The Trustees of Columbia University 2014 Martin Munro FALLEN NATION, FALLEN WOMEN: DISASTER AND PROSTITUTION IN MAKENZY OReEL'S LES IMMORTELLES O ne of the striking features of Haitian fiction written since the 2010 earthquake has been the rise of the theme...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 169–184.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Maurice Samuels Copyright © 2006 The Trustees of Columbia University 2006 Maurice Samuels METAPHORS OF MODERNITY: PROSTITUTES, BANKERS, AND OTHER JEWS IN BALZAC'S SPLENDEURS ET MlSERES DES COURTISANES Why are the brothels of modern French literature filled with Jewish prostitutes? From Yanda...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (2): 260–287.
Published: 01 September 2020
... scandalous events in the world of print media: the publication of Émile Zola’s over-the-top novel of a Parisian prostitute Nana and the arrival of a wave of cheap and mass-produced periodicals of varying degrees of sexual explicitness flooding the streets of cities around France, particularly Paris...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (3): 355–361.
Published: 01 May 2001
... their care was gradually secularized. Lazarillo's sinful masters, for instance, utilize him to cover up their moral transgressions, yet reject him as an agent of redemption. The poor, as well as other marginalized groups like conversos, moriscos, and prostitutes, maintained their secular function in society...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 281–304.
Published: 01 September 2021
... his own origins). So the motley threesome—one a grand duke in disguise, one a semi-reformed ex-con, and the third a prostituted princess wearing rented clothes—begin to spit out their sordid stories as they take in a meal (orally or visually) as mixed as their assembled company, and no less recycled...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 177–198.
Published: 01 September 2022
... with the meretrix (prostitute) 4 and the founding mother of all mothers, Rome. 5 It is through this simile, imbued with Christian imagery, that the holy man reveals Apollo and Chelinde’s sin of incest, effectively calling it into being: “Coment! dit li rois, volés vos dire que ge soie lous e la roïne, qui...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (4): 765–779.
Published: 01 November 2010
... prevented Flaubert from even hinting at such an action in the published work, this self-censorship seems to allow Emma a few scraps of dignity. In the printed version of her visit to Rodolphe's chateau, the narration judges her prostitution to be self-deceptive and unconscious: "Elle partit donc vers la...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 247–264.
Published: 01 January 2019
.... At first glance, this tale of illicit sex, prostitution, and murder set among the Third Republic s elite seems to be an unusual place to find discussions of friendship. Yet, this bond was crucial to the unfolding of the affair and to how participants and observers made sense of the scandal. Discussions...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (3): 225–244.
Published: 01 May 2000
... by "proper" women (with "proper meaning") as a fallen (that is, masculinized) version of themselves. 4 In this respect, the onset of Yvette's crisis constitutes an analeptic episode which fulfills earlier indications of the "arrested femininity" that prostitution effects. The marquise "est restee fille...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (1): 106–109.
Published: 01 January 2007
... ouvriers de son epoque. Le recit rend ainsi toute sa richesse et ses ambiguites au regard que l'utopiste et enquetrice sociale porte sur la misere abjecte et les misereux des fabriques, des ateliers, des lavoirs et de la prostitution. Le romancier donne une memoire affective a son heroine en nouant les...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 185–200.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., by its very imprecision. "Qu'avez-vous donc, vous autres, plus que nous? " she asks.6 Questioned about seductive power, Aimee answers with some of the favored metaphors of the late nineteenth century: animality and drunkenness. Whereas in earlier centuries prostitutes of the Aretine sort presented...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (3-4): 563–564.
Published: 01 May 2006
... of Cinema: Neorealism from Bazin to Godard," 483-500 Roustang-Stoller, Eve-Alice, La Renaissance et la nuit, (Daniel Menager), 255-6 Samuels, Maurice, "Metaphors of Modernity: Prostitutes, Bankers, and Other Jews in Balzac's Splendeurs et miseres des courtisanes," 169-84 Santos, Jose, Batailles d'ecrivains...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (1): 23–50.
Published: 01 January 2007
... quest for difference, Gauguin seeks to escape the reflection of himself in the Other; Titi's "whiteness" only highlights his own problematic association with the French colonizers. As he insists on his own difference from the Europeans, who would see in her nothing but a common prostitute ("j'y...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (3-4): 343–362.
Published: 01 May 2005
... earlier novel, Andre (1834). Marthe may be shown, in typical fashion, to be a "fallen" grisette, but, unlike the figures described by male writers, she will be redeemed. For it is noteworthy how often, in the male-authored physiological sketches, the grisette comes to sharing the prostitute's fate, ending...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (3): 423–425.
Published: 01 December 2022
... énoncés débaudelairisés, en quelque sorte, et teulisés ou teulifiés : on voit ainsi Baudelaire se diriger « vers où [ sic ] la prostitution s’allume dans les rues », cette dernière étant comparée à une « fourmilière » (p. 67), retrouver « le vomissement confus » de Paris (p. 107) ; ailleurs, c’est Jeanne...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 183–200.
Published: 01 January 2004
... undergoes metamorphoses, from weaver to maternal figure to lover. With this last author as a general turning point in the modern representation of the three Fates in literature, the motif of the lover as Fata mixes with the image of the femme fatale, the prostitute and, in general, the femme legere in texts...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 203–221.
Published: 01 January 2019
... the heterosexual offer in the first words spoken to him in the novel: Venez-­ vous chez moi joli garçon? It is telling that the first instance of direct speech in the novel should come from a prostitute ­that archetype with whom this 3 Only two years ­earlier, Dentu had published for the first time Stendhal s...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (1): 51–69.
Published: 01 January 2007
...-century France. As they write in their introduction: "French literature and culture had not been as secretive, hypocritical, or repressive as their Anglo-American counterparts" (4). FLORA TRISTAN'S CLOSET 55 closely associated with prostitution in 1830s and 40s legal and journalistic discourse...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (4): 343–359.
Published: 01 November 2007
... de Juliette, reportees la premiere personne, se melent lieux et faits reels sur un arriere-fond de decors de romans 6. La distinction etablie par l'historienne Kathryn Norberg entre «the libertine whore» et «the virtuous courtesan» [« The Libertine Whore: Prostitution in French Pornography from...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (3): 351–355.
Published: 01 May 2001
... not the modest virgin's voice, but the chaste Mary Magdalene or the Mater dolorosa's. The result is an appropriation of the maternal voice for his own purposes." (p.172) The only difficulty is that as a repentant prostitute never imagined to have children, Mary Magdalene's claim to chasteness is spotty...