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. 90, No. 3, May

Anny, Syrinx De Roquentin: Musique et Erotique Dans la Nausee De Jean-Paul Sartre(1)
Dans les dernieres pages de La Nausee, Roquentin, inspire par un air de jazz, entrevoit une possibilite de salut dans le roman qu'il pourrait ecrire. Cette fin, riche en potentialites, a abondamment alimente la critique, tentee en particulier de confronter...
Archetypes and Copies in Thomas's Tristan: A Re-Examination of the Salle Aux Images Scenes
The assumptions that a "psychology" of courtly love distinct from other types of love existed during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and that the various redactions of the Tristan and Iseut story can be categorized according to their authors'...
Barbey D'aurevilly's Une Page D'histoire: A Poetics of Incest
In every way, repetition is transgression. It questions law, denouncing its nominal or general characteristics, to the benefit of a more profound and artistic reality. Gilles Deleuze(1) The ourobouros, the serpent biting its tail that remains...
J.M.G. le Clezio's Terra Amata: A Micro-Fictional Affection for the Real
In 1967, with Terra Amata, J.M.G. Le Clezio posed a venerable literary question--that of how to live--in a new way. As its title suggests, this novel is about the earth and more specifically about a certain way of approaching the world's concrete realities....
John and Abel in Michel Tournier's le Roi Des Aulnes
Introduction Many critics have pointed out the importance of Revelation by John of Patmos as an intertext in Michel Tournier's Le Roi des Aulnes (cf., for example, J. Poirier 8, Jean-Bernard Vray 82-6, Susan Petit 1991:37 and Colin Davis 56). They...
Monstrous Virtue: Montesquieu's Considerations Sur Les Romains
Among the most striking but least discussed of aspects Montesquieu's writing, there is a fascination for the monstrous and the terrifying in human affairs, for the extremes of power; for the aberrations of government, such as despotism and the unlimited...
Sex, Lies, and Anamorphosis: Love as Transference in Sceve's Delie
le savoir, qui structure d'une cohabitation specifique l'etre qui parle, ale plus grand rapport avec l'amour (Lacan Seminaire XX 1131) In his article on "Inverted Erotic Imagery in Sceve's Delie: Hand in Glove," Gregory de Rocher proposes a "(re)reading...
The Illuminated Geste De Saint Gille: Questions of Genre
Stereotypes of medieval French literary including the distinction begenre, romance and epic and the internal development of the latter from chanson de geste to romance in manuscript transmission, have been shown to be much more complex than previously...
Where Spain Lies: Narrative Dispossession and the Seductions of Speech in Merimee's Carmen
There is no question that the myth of Carmen is alive and well. As Evlyn Gould points out in The Fate of Carmen, even a cursory overview of film, stage and ballet versions of the Carmen tale produces a list of a dozen high-profile works, not counting...
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