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. 98, No. 4, November

Books Received for 2007
Alduy, Cecile. Politique des << amours >>, Poetique et genese d'un genre francais nouveau (1544-1560). Geneve: Librairie Droz, 2007. Anuario de Estudios Filologicos Vol. 29. Universidad de Extremadura, 2006. Armbrecht, Thomas J.D....
Dialogue, Space, and Selfhood in la Chastelaine De Vergi and Marguerite De Navarre's Heptameron 70
When in Marguerite de Navarre's Heptameron Oisille, the oldest and wisest of the group of travelers forced to spend their days narrating stories while they wait for the floodwaters in the Pyrenees to subside, hesitates embarking upon the 70th story,...
Gongora in Arcadia: Sannazaro and the Pastoral Mode of the Soledades
The Soledades stands as one of the most revolutionary and innovative poems of the Spanish Golden Age. Gongora created a sophisticated verbal world in which he showed more interest in intellectual beauty and aesthetic pleasure than a moral or didactic...
Opposites Reconciled: Ramiro, Conde De Lucena (1823) and the Liberal Trienio
It often requires some adjustment for the modern reader of historical novels to grasp what motivated authors of past examples of that genre. The first three historical novels in Spanish literature spring from motives that clearly distinguish each work...
Present and Poison: Gift Exchange in Prosper Merimee's Carmen
Prosper Merimee's Carmen (1845-1846) tells the story of a fiery, wayward, seductive, yet unattainable Gypsy cigarrera, or female cigar-maker, who goes about Andalusia as she pleases, using men along the way and breaking her lover's heart. Readings...
Territoriality Disputes, Pollution and Abjection in Nathalie Sarraute and Helene Lenoir
Despite the number of surveys of contemporary French fiction that have appeared in the last decade or so, (1) the emergence of journal series such as Ecritures contemporaines (2) and the publication of journal special numbers devoted to contemporary...
X: Identity, Reflexivity and Potential Space in Perec's W Ou le Souvenir D'enfance and Gide's Les Faux-Monnayeurs
ca choisit a la hate la lettre retorse/--est-elle ilot, cloitre, tresor ? / Reconnaitre ce recit nonchalant, / l'instinct, l'oreille en coin, / ce certain chant a l'instant arrete/ou chacun sait que s'instaure / la cloture : entre la contrainte etroite...
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