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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 62–72.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Beatrice Arduini Abstract Focusing on book 4 of Dante’s Convivio ( The Banquet ), this article analyzes the complexity of the unfinished poetic and philosophical treatise that the poet wrote at the beginning of his exile. The relevance of the Convivio within Dante’s overall production can...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 189–212.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of their oeuvres in a self-conscious exchange with, and about, one another. In letters, novels, memoirs, and paratexts from their first encounter in the early 1830s to the end of their careers, Balzac and Sand portrayed, parodied, quoted, misquoted, alluded to, wrote, and rewrote each other in ways...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 129–135.
Published: 01 January 2009
... that the true central line in Irish writing had been drawn by Jonathan Swift, Bishop Berkeley, and other Irish Protestants like Yeats himself. When Yeats compiled an anthology called The Oxford Book of Modern Verse, the book revealed that the most significant modern verse had been written by poets who wrote...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 187–200.
Published: 01 May 2014
... asked his nephew Lionel Hauser, who was almost the same age as Proust, to take charge of his friend's portfolio. Starting in 1906 and continuing through 1921, Proust wrote frequent, elaborate letters to Hauser. The style and form of these missives could not be more different from those he sent...
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Romanic Review (2000) 91 (3): 245–262.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., a veteran of both artistic movements, wrote that he chronicled an epoque in which "the sons of the bour- geoisie failed to overcome the insecurity, anxiety, and chaos of the post-war years" (11). The present article will explore the place of suicide in the mythol- ogy and artistic praxis of the French avant...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 31–33.
Published: 01 January 2017
... to Seattle, Ross wrote me a letter. It was written, in part, in response to an essay I had sent him about teaching in Shanghai. He wrote: I know very well that feeling of being somewhere, perfectly safe and comfortable, but with the knowledge that the place itself is completely unassimilable. Ross always...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (1-2): 79–86.
Published: 01 January 2001
... waiting to be sent to the trenches in 1917. In 1940, when Aragon was demobilised after France surrendered to Germany, Matisse seemed one of the few remaining bastions of the French civilisation that lay once again in ruins. Aragon wrote to beg an illustration from the painter for a little magazine started...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 250–252.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of intertextuality, human readers distinguish pertinent, literary signs, while computers process hypertextual connections without, as yet, being able to isolate the literary sign system from unwieldy bodies of ordinary text. He was, in effect, defending humanity against machines. At the time that he wrote this essay...
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Romanic Review (2008) 99 (1-2): 77–86.
Published: 01 January 2008
..., 1922 to E. M. Forster, Woolf wrote of Proust in terms that seem haunting in light of her later suicide: "Everyone is reading Proust. I sit silent and hear their reports. It seems to be a tremendous experience, but I'm shivering on the brink, and waiting to be submerged with a horrid sort of notion...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 441–454.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., “perversion” retains some sense of its pathological or diagnostic meaning, Barthes takes the psychoanalytic understanding of perversion and uses it to celebrate, even to promote, perversion. Perversion has consistently been central to my own take on Le Plaisir du texte . I wrote about Le Plaisir...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (1): 117–119.
Published: 01 January 2005
... present, particularly among Francophone African writers, if seldom in recent metropolitan French writing. This volume is meant to be a bibliography of all the published work of Nizan; there are 971 items, with useful comments on the contents of many of the articles Nizan wrote for L'Humanite and Ce Soir...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 127–135.
Published: 01 January 2016
... or cast out. The word abjection is particularly given to misunderstanding, or at least particu- larly violent in its implications, in the French context. This was made clear to me when I wrote an article in 2013 for Philosophie Magazine s special issue on Proust. Having been asked to write about Proust...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 93–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
... why I, as a gentile, had spent almost twenty years writing about the Jews before, as a man, I could find a voice to talk about vio lence against women. In our last exchange, I sent him the first chapter of my memoir, about coming upon Susan, unrecognizable, in the ambulance. As always, he wrote back...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 79–82.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Jon Snyder The Romanic Review Volume 108 Numbers 1 4 © The Trustees of Columbia University Jon Snyder DEFERRED UNDERSTANDING Ross is gone, David wrote, and without reading on, I tucked away my phone, knowing well that I should have waited until later to look at my messages, while trying...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 145–146.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the author's lifetime and following his advice. As Antoine Compagnon recounts in Le Cas Bernard Fay, in November 1921, Fay, who had already taught French literature at Columbia and was about to leave for New York for another stint as visiting professor, wrote to Proust, whom he had known for several years...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 193–198.
Published: 01 January 2016
... this suffering at the border that Violette Leduc can free us. Violette Leduc breaks free from the myth of the autonomy of the will, and she substi- tutes for this myth a much more generous and inclusive approach. The force of Violette Leduc compared with the other authors who wrote on this subject is that she...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 225–236.
Published: 01 May 2007
... way to reject the philosophy. Borges began work on a book on Spinoza in the 1970s which he decided he could not finish. It is characteristic of Borges's uneasy relation to Spinoza, not to mention his sense of humor, that after abandoning the project, he wrote an apocryphal biographical note about...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 288–291.
Published: 01 January 2010
... informed that my services there were not requested, I was curious. The return address had all the printed information about Columbia, and someone had penned the letters "M.R." on top. I opened the letter. It was, of course, from Michael Riffaterre. He wrote in French to tell me that he liked the subject...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 117–121.
Published: 01 May 2007
... saw, through the eyes of Emir, that it was a progeny of Borges's fictions, notably "The Circular Ruins" (1940) and his early "imaginary biographies" A Universal History of Infamy (1935). Borges wrote his best known works between 1935 and 1960, and continues to be the most significant writer Spanish...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 137–151.
Published: 01 January 2016
... between one character and another. Friendships between women are also, and perhaps more extensively, recalled in the autobiographical texts that Leduc and Simone de Beauvoir wrote in later years. Beauvoir s girlhood friendship with Zaza is recalled in Mémoires d une jeune fille rangée (1958...