The Romanic Review

A quarterly journal devoted to the study of Romance literatures. Articles cover all periods of French, Italian, and Spanish-language literature. Published by the Department of French and Romance Philology of Columbia University.

Articles from Vol. 84, No. 3, May

Chatter, Memory, and Mysticism in Louis-Rene Des Forets
"There can't be many afflictions, Theaetetus, which are more awful and unpleasant than verbiage," Socrates complained (Plato 1987: 105, par.195b). And despite this warning, it seems appropriate to rethink through a fundamental aspect of Louis-Rene...
Duras on the Margins
In the last ten years or so, Duras's writings have generated an increasingly important corpus of critical work of different persuasions. Yet in this wide assortment of highly interesting and diverse readings, few have explored at great length Duras's...
Fictions De Parures: Maupassant
Pour Naomi Schor, ce qui distingue radicalement le sort de l'heroine du dix-neuvieme siecle de celle du siecle precedent et qui inscrit son destin dans une degradation ineluctable, est l'incapacite de motilite qui lui est imposee. S'il y a continuite...
Leiris's 'Glossaire J'y Serre Mes Gloses': Subverting Dictionaries
While the Surrealists called themselves revolutionaries, most of them did not question the lexicographic institution when they came to write their own dictionaries. They recycled the dictionary aura to meet their own needs, never asking themselves...
Mlle De Stermaria and the Fin De Siecle
Mlle de Stermaria is mentioned in a major way twice in A la recherche: the first time, the hero muses about her when he sees her in the dining room of the hotel he is staying at in Balbec (II, 48-50),(1) and the second time he is expecting to take...
The Subject of Repetition/repetition of the Subject: "De la Ressemblance Des Enfans Aux Peres" (Essais II.37)
The paradigm of repetition has--deservedly, so it seems--found no great favor in Renaissance studies in comparison with imitatio, the workings of which appear to be only distantly related to those of repetition. The Medieval mind, to be sure, was little...
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