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Black And White, Massimo Cacciari Aug 1987

Black And White, Massimo Cacciari

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Black and White


Edmond Jabès: From One Path To Another, Stéphane Mosès Aug 1987

Edmond Jabès: From One Path To Another, Stéphane Mosès

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Edmond Jabès: From One Path to Another


The Dialogue Of Absence, Richard Stamelman Aug 1987

The Dialogue Of Absence, Richard Stamelman

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The Dialogue of Absence


My Itinerary, Edmond Jabès Aug 1987

My Itinerary, Edmond Jabès

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

My Itinerary


From The Book Of Resemblances, Edmond Jabès Aug 1987

From The Book Of Resemblances, Edmond Jabès

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

From The Book of Resemblances


On Dialogue And The Other An Interview With Edmond Jabès, Richard Stamelman Aug 1987

On Dialogue And The Other An Interview With Edmond Jabès, Richard Stamelman

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The interview look place in Paris on May 30, 1985, at the home of Edmond Jabès.


The Atheistic Theology Of Edmond Jabès, Edward K. Kaplan Aug 1987

The Atheistic Theology Of Edmond Jabès, Edward K. Kaplan

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The Atheistic Theology of Edmond Jabès


Endlessly Signifying What Is Absent, Jean Frémon Aug 1987

Endlessly Signifying What Is Absent, Jean Frémon

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Endlessly Signifying What Is Absent


The Book Of Resemblances Remains To Be Written, Joseph Guglielmi Aug 1987

The Book Of Resemblances Remains To Be Written, Joseph Guglielmi

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The Book of Resemblances Remains to be Written. From La Ressemblance Impossible: Edmond Jabès


Epilogue: Jabès And Postmodernism, Eric Gould Aug 1987

Epilogue: Jabès And Postmodernism, Eric Gould

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Epilogue: Jabès and Postmodernism


Nabokov's Amphiphorical Gestures , S. E. Sweeney Jan 1987

Nabokov's Amphiphorical Gestures , S. E. Sweeney

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

In addition to using two primary kinds of metaphors (those that clarify descriptions, and those that develop into leitmotifs), Nabokov's fiction demonstrates a third kind that is characterized by extended analogies, baroque, seemingly uncontrolled imagery and rhetoric, and, most importantly, fundamental ambiguity. Although this inherent ambiguity is developed throughout the comparison, it is never resolved. Because of this distinguishing characteristic, I have named such metaphors "amphiphors," after one of Nabokov's own neologisms. Nabokov's comments in Nikolai Gogol and Lectures on Russian Literature, as well as direct allusions to Gogol embedded in a few amphiphors, suggest that this ...


Voices Of Authority And Linguistic Autonomy In Niebla , Mary Lee Bretz Jan 1987

Voices Of Authority And Linguistic Autonomy In Niebla , Mary Lee Bretz

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Miguel de Unamuno's works have often been studied as expressions of his philosophy or life experience. More recent literary theory has eschewed approaches that foreground the author, preferring to focus primarily on the text or the reader. Utilizing Mikhail Bakhtin's theory of the novel, this paper analyzes Niebla, one of Unamuno's most frequently studied works, to illustrate that new literary theories can enrich our reading of the text. Bakhtin argues that the novel is characterized by many voices or styles which the novelist welcomes and exploits. The novel should not be viewed as having a single style ...


Practicing Nostalgia: Time And Memory In Nabokov's Early Russian Fiction , Philip Sicker Jan 1987

Practicing Nostalgia: Time And Memory In Nabokov's Early Russian Fiction , Philip Sicker

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Nabokov's earliest Russian fiction reveals his lifelong preoccupation with time and his complex strategies for preserving heightened moments of experience. Dissatisfied with the brevity of involuntary (Proustian) recall, his émigré protagonists strive to inhabit their Russian past more fully through a painstaking process of aesthetic re-creation. Beginning with a handful of vivid recollections, the hero of Mary gradually fabricates a past that is more intensely real than the original. Nabokov's most mature characters, however, recognize the solipsistic danger and utility of living in a vanished mental paradise. Turning to the present, they find unexpected beauty in the arrangement ...