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Romanic Review (2020) 111 (3): 378–391.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to an end? Could there be an American equivalent to his novel? And why among writers is there a saying, “If you want to write like Proust, don’t write like Proust”? Searching for the key to Proust’s achievement, the author realizes that over the years he has possibly read more about Proust than he has...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (2): 213–234.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Geoffrey Turnovsky Abstract Régis Sauder’s touching 2011 documentary, Nous, Princesses de Clèves , which follows a group of Marseille high school students over the course of a year as they read La Fayette’s novel while preparing for the Baccalauréat exams, juxtaposes two distinct types of reading...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (3): 423–436.
Published: 01 December 2021
... penitents and confessors, and points to a rigorist stance on the part of the author nearly twenty years before it became the dominant position of the church once again. Tackling a range of thorny questions such as the aim of confession, deferred absolution, and the nature of sin, Gournay examines confession...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 191–221.
Published: 01 January 2010
... to Jusserand, June 4, 1917, on Jusserand's Pulitzer Prize of $2,000 for "the best book of the year upon the history of the United States," With Americans of Past and Present Days (New York: Scribner's, 1916). (Columbia University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Central Files Box 665 / Folder 37...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 129–139.
Published: 01 January 2010
...Jane Gallop Copyright © 2010 The Trustees of Columbia University 2010 Jane Gallop AROUND 1991 Some time after Elisabeth and I had agreed I would talk here about feminism, she wrote back; given how the conference was taking shape, she wanted me to pick a date, a year, to hinge my talk...
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Romanic Review (2009) 100 (1-2): 93–101.
Published: 01 January 2009
... that the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima) has been a Hell's Angel for the last thirteen years (but a very curious Hell's Angels group, devoted only to the fanatical study of very late Wordsworth), and that their mad left-wing aunt, Delilah, was curiously struck dumb when Mrs Thatcher was elected prime minister...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., neither I nor the editor of the Romanic Review , kind and patient Elisabeth Ladenson, had an inkling of what awaited all of us in these months and ultimately, alas, perhaps years of the new Covid-19 virus. The horror of the daily death tolls now has distanced my original thinking and correspondence about...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 37–51.
Published: 01 January 2014
..., a psychiatric clinic where the poet, actor, and theater director Antonin Artaud spent the last two years of his life; and Menilmontant, Dinitri Kirsanoff's 1926 silent film starring Nadia Sibirskaia. Like the film critic Andre Bazin some twenty-five years earlier, the writer Didier Daeninckx spent time...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 5–6.
Published: 01 January 2010
...) remark about human nature changing "on or about December 1910," she was presumably not thinking of the birth of Romanic Review, but the journal's inauguration that year was nonetheless one of the many ways in which the world of 1910 heralded the advent of our own era. Columbia's Philosophy Hall, to pick...
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Romanic Review (2012) 103 (1-2): 49–64.
Published: 01 January 2012
... Quadros's case was truly unprecedented. For fifteen years the defendant was kept imprisoned and the inquisitors and clergymen involved were perplexed, the first proceedings begun in 1663 and Quadros's surrender to secular hands as a heretic ratified in 1678. Let us familiarize ourselves with Quadros's...
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Romanic Review (2021) 112 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 May 2021
... was responsible for transforming the Montefeltro signoria from a local to a regional state, extending the clan’s influence into northern Romagna, to Forlì, Cervia, and Cesena for ten years. In doing so, Guido showed the “potentialities of war-captaincy, and the instinct of signorie to expand” (Jones 17–18...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (1-2): 79–86.
Published: 01 January 2001
... it was something pieced together "from holes in the lace made by time2 He said it was a work of imagination - "not my own but the painter's,,3 - insisting that, in the thirty years it took to complete, he had cut nothing and thrown nothing away: "what I write winds around the subject like an endless tangled ribbon...
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Romanic Review (2001) 92 (1-2): 3–12.
Published: 01 January 2001
... conferences had been organized on Aragon and Triolet in Europe, particularly in recent years on the occasion of Aragon's anniversary.2 However, the Columbia University conference was the first of its kind at an American university. In this way it was quite an unprecedented event. Yet the fact that it was so...
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Romanic Review (2010) 101 (1-2): 37–50.
Published: 01 January 2010
... of the journal in order to take a look at the sorts of articles being published in 1910 and the few years following. Among other observations, it is intriguing for us to discover the preponderance of studies devoted to either linguistics or philological topics as well as, historically speaking' to medieval...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 41–43.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Peter Brown Copyright © 2017 by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 2017 Peter Brown ROSS CHAMBERS AND SYDNEY UNIVERSITY: UNE VIE ANTÉRIEURE Ifirst met Ross Chambers at the start of my third year at the University of Sydney. In t­hose days, t­here was an Honours School...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 19–20.
Published: 01 January 2016
... and corrected our writing in the most thorough, thoughtful, and careful way. Her comments were always helpful and often included such observations as too many commas and put this chapter on a diet. In fact, many years later, I was relieved to discover that I was not the only student who had received red...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (3-4): 187–200.
Published: 01 May 2014
... parents-his mother died in 1905, two years after his father-Proust inherited a considerable fortune that was invested in blue-chip stocks and bonds and was managed by Leon Neuburger, a family friend who worked for the Rothschild Bank. When the novelist began purchasing exotic financial products, Neuburger...
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Romanic Review (2014) 105 (1-2): 107–109.
Published: 01 January 2014
...-1950s was being washed away again and again in the state-led consumer frenzy for laundry detergents and shiny surfaces. The subject matter of World War II lends itself to ethical reflections. And such reflections were also the dominant mode of thought during the years when Phil was writing his book...
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Romanic Review (2016) 107 (1-4): 1–2.
Published: 01 January 2016
... for ten years (1983 1993). Among the many honors and awards Gita received in the course of her career are, notably, research fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation (1964 65), the Fulbright Foundation (1964 65), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (1971 72). She was an officer in the French...
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Romanic Review (2017) 108 (1-4): 37–39.
Published: 01 January 2017
... and cultural studies, are well-­known. Rather than writing about Ross the scholar, I d like to focus on Ross the friend. Recalling the details of a friendship that goes back more than thirty years is not easy. As Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer once said, I have reached the age where the t­ hings I...