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. 99, No. 1-2, January-March

Bibliography
Collective Works Issues 12 and 13 of the Revue des revues, "Valery Larbaud et les revues litteraires" Un Siecle NRF, iconographie choisie et commentee par Francois Nourissier, Paris: Gallimard, album pour la Bibliotheque de la Pleiade, 2000....
Gide's Polymorphous Perversity, or French Modernism's Arrested Development
For a long time, it would seem, Gide's name, when considered from the perspective of America, provoked a sort of jolt of unexpected recognition and a subsequent realisation of how much the structure and principal players in the field of French and...
Jean Paulhan and the Nouvelle Revue Francaise: Modernist Editor, Modernist Review?
The Nouvelle Revue francaise: a Modernist Review? Jason Harding, in the opening pages of his book on T.S. Eliot's The Criterion, the review created by the poet in 1922, writes: "in common with Nouvelle Revue francaise, whom it resembled in appearance,...
La Nouvelle Revue Francaise in the Age of Modernism
The significance of La Nouvelle Revue Francaise in twentieth-century French literary publishing has long been recognized and has given rise to an increasing number of studies. The turn to sociological approaches to literature, and particularly Pierre...
L'antimodernisme De la NRF
Il est juste d'associer la NRF et le modernisme, ou meme le haut modernisme, comme on dit en anglais, avant la Premiere Guerre mondiale et durant l'entre-deux-guerres, mais il serait inopportun de meconnaitre le tropisme antimoderne de la revue et...
Proust, Woolf, and Modern Fiction
Virginia Woolf began reading Marcel Proust in 1922. In an essay "On reading Novels," published in the Times Literary Supplement on July 20, 1922, she comments on the development of the novel since Henry James. Already, she notes, "the years have mounted...
The Colonial Metropolis and Its Artistic Adventure: Conrad, Congo, and the Nouvelle Revue Francaise
To Denis de Rougemont, critic, at the Nouvelle Revue Francaise, interwar Paris was nothing less than the geometric locus of the modern adventure." (1) The adventure he had in mind was of course an artistic one. He lists the works of cubism, surrealism,...
Valery-Modernist Myths and (Anti) Modernist States of Mind
In a short text entitled "Questions de Poesie," preface to the Anthologie des Poetes de la NRF and published in the review in 1935, Valery mocks those who waste their time on terms such as Classicism, Romanticism, and Symbolism. These are terms "faits...
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