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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Patty Keller Abstract Written in three “acts” with a brief philosophical interlude, this essay offers a meditation on the crucial but all-too-often overlooked distinction between solitude and loneliness. Act 1 considers the relationship between solitude and taboo, taking up representations...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 15–30.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Virginia Burrus Abstract This essay explores the relationship of solitude to place in Jerome’s fourth-century Life of Saint Hilarion . It does so through the medium of Burrus’s own experience of solitude and place. In 2020, having planned to visit Hilarion’s mountaintop hermitage in Cyprus, she...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 57–76.
Published: 01 May 2023
... Robert Southwell (ca. 1561–95). In three parts, this essay explores the nature of solitude as prompted by this happy placement of Southwell’s lines praising conscience within a medieval French metrical translation of the Book of Revelation. The first part considers how the medieval manuscript glosses...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 96–102.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Cary Howie Abstract These four lyrics give voice to different intersections of solitude and community, this world and whatever lies beyond or within it. They are propelled and animated, they are done and undone, by desire. Solitude, here, is above all an erotic question. * There are so...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 1–14.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Cary Howie Abstract This introductory essay gestures toward some of the ironies of solitude—and the places where those ironies become paradoxes, even promises—beginning with the grounding questions of this collection: What does it mean to speak of solitude together? How does one solitude speak...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 77–95.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Amy Hollywood Abstract Against the background of the pandemic lockdowns of 2020, this essay returns to Charles Dickens and Great Expectations , especially his infamous recluse Miss Havisham, and asks what relationship we might discover between Miss Havisham’s solitude, that of many medieval holy...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Marisa Galvez Abstract While medieval literature offers many models of solitary thinking, vernacular lyric confronts the problem of solitude in a unique mode, grappling and coping with this phenomenon that gives shape and texture to ambivalence and vexation. Comparing the event of lyric...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 161–188.
Published: 01 May 2023
... from Richard Rolle’s self-authorizing singularity that unites the term’s meanings of both solitude and exceptionality, Kempe’s term is fitted to the circumstances of her own social, worldly life. She presents her achieved solitude not as a turning away from the world, but instead as the world’s...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 125–140.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Karmen Mackendrick Abstract Some environments are more conducive to solitude than others. They offer more space between people, even more distance from other living things. But they might, in their quiet, also offer room for an unusual kind of conversation, in unusual kinds of voices. In Western...
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Romanic Review (2023) 114 (1): 189–205.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Karen Sullivan Abstract If solitude can be conceived as having a history, Francesco Petrarca can be said to have experienced this state in a way no thinker had done before him. In classical and late antiquity, it was a commonplace that the wise man (and he was always a man) was never less alone...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (1-2): 213–219.
Published: 01 January 2001
.... Malgre cette famille d'election, il gardait sa solitude, sa blessure d'identite. Fils naturel d'un homme politique marie et d'une jeune fine de bonne famille ruinee, il ne sut d'emblee ni qui etait son pere-qu'il rencontrait parfois-ni meme qui, des trois jeunes femmes, Marguerite, Madeleine, Marie...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (3): 393–395.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... Lise Schreier va dissiper quelques illusions tenaces sur la pretendue solitude des voyageurs romantiques en Orient. Elle examine dans son ouvrage les implications de l'omission du compagnon de route dans les recits de voyage en Orient de Gerard de Nerval et de Maxime Du Camp. La plupart des voyages se...
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Romanic Review (2019) 110 (1-4): 71–90.
Published: 01 January 2019
... debates about the relationship 1 The research for this article was made poss­ i­ble by a Leverhulme Trust Early C­ areer Fellowship Award. 2 In, for example, Émilie Cailleau, La solitude aussi néfaste pour la santé que le diabète or Luisa Dillner, Is having no social life as bad for you as smoking...
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Romanic Review (2006) 97 (2): 213–229.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., as Auge argues, "just as sense of place can lead to the dictatorship of prejudices and an overflow of meaning that produces its own forms of madness, so the freedom of non-place can lead to the madness of solitude" (122). The path towards this urban "madness of solitude" is one that Normand's wanderings...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 123–134.
Published: 01 January 2007
... one of the story's most striking literary successors, if not progenies. Just as it is hard in retrospect to imagine "Funes" being written without the Nietzschean passage, so it is hard to imagine the memory sickness of One Hundred Years of Solitude without the conceptual model of Borges's "great...
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Romanic Review (2003) 94 (3-4): 345–359.
Published: 01 May 2003
... COURSIL pas non plus une Lady Chatterley, avec "ses yeux gris de pluie sa voix basse eraillee par trop de booze", mais une bekee contrariee en rupture de caste, ivrogne par solitude, plut6t brillante et libre, et somme toute fragile. C'etait une femme-la honte des bekes-encore tres belle, plus jeune du...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 117–121.
Published: 01 May 2007
... friends and acquaintances, Emir ended up in one of the maestro's 'ficciones,' a gaucho tale that takes place in Uruguay called "The Other Death" (1949).1 Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, also inhabited by some of its author's friends, turned me into a writing reader, particularly when I saw...
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Romanic Review (2004) 95 (1-2): 99–134.
Published: 01 January 2004
... a explicitement consacres Georges Perec17 En 14. Dans La Solitude du labyrinthe (Paul Auster et Gerard de Cortanze, Actes Sud, 1997), Gerard de Cortanze ecrit (p. 62) : "Les grands-parents maternels de Paul Auster sont originaires de Pologne ; les grands-parents paternels viennent d'Europe centrale, de Stanislav...
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Romanic Review (2022) 113 (2): 312–313.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of Montaigne himself, which is no small praise. Hamlin knows the Essays from cover to cover, and he is a reliable and unobtrusive guide to an endlessly fascinating topic. I especially recommend chapter 5 on “sociable solitude,” which is an oxymoron quite suited to the Essays and captures one...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (3): 547–560.
Published: 01 May 2010
... and, inevitably, betray him. In parallel fashion, he becomes obsessed with certain women-forming a triad, Manuela GARCIA MARQUEZ'S JOURNALISM 549 Sanchez, Francisca Linero, and his wife Leticia Nazareno-who also betray him and augment his solitude. The only figure of constant support is that of his mother...