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. 86, No. 4, November

After()birth: Michel Tournier's Philosophoria
Michel Tournier's Le Vent Paraclet is subtitled "essai" on the cover of the Gallimard edition, but translated into English as The Wind Spirit: An Autobiography. Besides obscuring the Trinitarian reference of the French title, the translation transforms...
Dreamwork in Rimbaud's Illuminations: The Scene of the Other in Bottom
I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was. Man is but an ass if he go about to expound this dream ... The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath hot seen, man's hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his...
'La Litterature De Martial': Plagiarism as Figure in Sade, Lautreamont, Ouologuem, and Sony Labou Tansi
Le mal rongeur s'etend sur toute la figure ... (1) Plagiarism is an intertextual literary practice with an abundance of intertexts to its name, not all of them literary. It has a history in legal discourse and its etymologies reveal a violent origin...
Marriage and Investment in El Celoso Extremeno
Cervantes's El celoso extremeno, the version of his experiments with the decrepit-husband-takes-young-wife plot that he published as an exemplary tale, or novela ejemplar, is one of the most widely studied narratives of his collection. Rich in its...
Not a Love Story: Sexual Aggression, Law and Order in Decameron X 4 *
In the fourth novella of the Tenth Day of the Decameron, Boccaccio reworks a tale which had originally formed part of the thirteenth "Question of Love" in his Filocolo. (1) This essay focuses on Boccaccio's reformulation of the socio-ethical significance...
Toussaint's Small World
We designate things as "small" capriciously and according to different registers of perception. We may focus upon a thing's physical size; or upon its duration, intensity or range; upon its import, its significance; upon the quantity of the elements...
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