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. 1, January

Allegorizing Jameson's Postmodernist Space: 'Waiting for Godot.' (Fredric Jameson)
The relationship between Fredric Jameson's postmodernist discourse and samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot may not be immediately apparent. The play's minimal set - a tree and a country road - appears to represent the opposite of Jameson's saturated...
Baudelaire's "Frisson Nouveau." (Charles Baudelaire)
In his Projet de preface for Les Fleurs du mal, Baudelaire flirted with the idea of demonstrating "Que la phrase potique peut imiter (et par li elle touche a l'art musical et a la science mathematique) la ligne horizontale, la ligne droite... qu'elle...
Between Apocalypse and Narrative: Drieu la Rochelle and the Fascist Novel
"Quand la caissiere lui eut rendu la monnaie de sa piece de cent sous, Georges Duroy sortit du restaurant"... With this sortie begins that well-known tale of social arrivisme, Guy de Maupassant's Bel-Ami (1885).(1) The opening sentence almost seems...
'L'Eve Future' and the Hypnotic Feminine
In October 1885, Freud arrived in Paris on a traveling bursary to study lunder Jean-Martin Charcot, Chair of Neurology at the Salpetriere Hospital. Although he expected to pursue his neurological studies at the clinic, Charcot's dynamic personality...
Regrets Only: Three Poetic Paradigms in Du Bellay
Joachim Du Bellay's Les Regrets offers several sources of interest to the alert reader. It can be read, and it often has been, as one of the most engaging and original sonnet sequences of its century, mingling the gossip and scandal of a vice-sodden...
The Function of the Fantastic in Clarin's 'La Regenta.' (Leopoldo Alas "Clarin")
Narrators of nineteenth-century realistic fiction pride themselves on effective mimesis, on representing material and emotional reality as accurately as possible. Their discourse attempts to recreate the material world and present characters who move...
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