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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 (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 (2009) 100 (1-2): 129–135.
Published: 01 January 2009
... that the most significant modern verse had been written by poets who wrote in a symbolist and visionary style more or less like Yeats's own. A hard-edged war poet like Wilfred Owen, whom everyone else thought of as a towering central figure in modern poetry, did not appear in the book at all. Yeats was so...
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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
... of both artistic movements, wrote that he chronicled an epoque in which "the sons of the bourgeoisie 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 mythology and artistic praxis of the French avant-garde...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 31–33.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Anne Herrmann Copyright © 2017 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2017 Anne Herrmann QUEER COUPLINGS Several years ago, shortly ­after I retired from the University of Michigan and moved to Seattle, Ross wrote me a letter. It was written, in part, in response...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (1-2): 79–86.
Published: 01 January 2001
... 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...
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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
.... 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 that I shall...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 441–454.
Published: 01 December 2020
... queer idea.” Thanks to queer theory, I thought I could finally make my pleasure in this book theoretically correct. In 1984, I wrote, “I confess that I love reading Barthes but do not know how to align this with my feminism, although that indeed is the project of this paper. When I assigned myself...
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Romanic Review (2005) 96 (1): 117–119.
Published: 01 January 2005
... 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 and for a number of magazines...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 127–135.
Published: 01 January 2016
... 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 s Jewish characters, I used the word abjection in discussing the character of Bloch (as incarnating Jewish abjection...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 93–95.
Published: 01 January 2017
... the first chapter of my memoir, about coming upon Susan, unrecognizable, in the ambulance. As always, he wrote back right away, in longhand, with the warmest encouragement. Which brings me to our correspondence. To my knowledge, Ross never used e-­mail (although I m told by his dear friend, David Caron...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 79–82.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Jon Snyder Copyright © 2017 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2017 Jon Snyder DEFERRED UNDERSTANDING R oss 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...
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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
... the myth of the autonomy of the will, and she substitutes 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 problematizes the difference between the transfuge and her surroundings. She succeeds...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 225–236.
Published: 01 May 2007
... 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 himself dated...
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Romanic Review (2007) 98 (2-3): 117–121.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., 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 America...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 288–291.
Published: 01 January 2010
... been 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...
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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 378–391.
Published: 01 December 2020
... novel and modern consciousness that each page was more absorbing than most writers’ entire novels. Most writers, it seemed to me, wrote about something; Proust had written about everything. It soon became clear that there was no point in thinking one could surpass this book, and that, since...