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Gardens Of Delight, Or What's Cookin'? Leonora Carrington In The Kitchen, Sonia Assa Jun 1991

Gardens Of Delight, Or What's Cookin'? Leonora Carrington In The Kitchen, Sonia Assa

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Most of the short stories written between the years 1937 and 1941 by Leonora Carrington, a Surrealist painter and story-teller, are centered around an eating scene: "une scène" and/or "cène." Few of her stories fail to include an allusion to eating, and more often to devouring, while the food in question is seldom "innocent." The experience of the body or "corps propre" as represented in her narratives, is that of a body eating/being eaten, a place of culinary alchemies which is also manipulated, or manipulates itself, in order to exercise control over the outside world. In this fictional ...


Hinduism In Animal De Fondo By Juan Ramón Jimenez, Christine Steffen Jun 1991

Hinduism In Animal De Fondo By Juan Ramón Jimenez, Christine Steffen

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Animal de fondo (1949), by Juan Ramón Jimenez, is an enigmatic and joyous recounting of a mystical trance which the poet experienced during a sea voyage from New York to Buenos Aires in 1948. This essay approaches the poems from the perspective of classic Hindu religious traditions. The conciencia frequently used by Juan Ramón to express integration with the natural world is analogous to Brahman, the all-pervading reality which for the Vedic poets includes everything from the life of man to sticks and stones. The apparent polytheism of Animal de fondo echoes Vedic hymns, which deify many important social and ...


Review Essays, Various Authors Jun 1991

Review Essays, Various Authors

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Awareness and Amnesia: Freud, Proust and Lacan: Theory as Fiction, by Malcolm Bowie. Mary Lydon

The Modernist Novel in Spain. Transparent Simulacra: Spanish Fiction 1902-1906, by Robert Spires. Roberta Johnson

Staging the End of Individualism: Sloterdijk's Postmetaphysical Dramaturgy. Thinker on Stage: Nietzsche's Materialism, by Peter Sloterdijk. Alan D. Schrift


Introduction, Claire L. Dehon Jan 1991

Introduction, Claire L. Dehon

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Introduction to the special issue on Africa: Literature and Politics


The Dialectics Of The Archaic And The Post-Modern In Maghrebian Literature Written In French, Hédi Abdel-Jaouad Jan 1991

The Dialectics Of The Archaic And The Post-Modern In Maghrebian Literature Written In French, Hédi Abdel-Jaouad

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Maghrebian literature written in French has been since its inception a literature of and about the abyss. For the Maghrebian the abyss is esentially the space of modernity, that forbidden citadel of art, science and technology from which s/he was excluded and marginalized. Recently, writing of/in French has become the site/scene of a polemos between the archaic (identity) and the post-modern (difference).

Our study of the archaic focuses on cultural, literary and critical knowledge and centers around two main themes: that of a beginning, that is a search for events in the past that explain the abyss ...


Reviews Of Recent Publications, Various Authors Jan 1991

Reviews Of Recent Publications, Various Authors

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Cary Nelson and Lawrence Grossberg, eds., Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture, by John Barberet

Asunción Horno-Delgado, Eliana Ortega, Nina M. Scott, and Nancy Saporta Sternbach, eds., Breaking Boundaries: Latina Writing and Critical Readings, by Amy Kaminsky

Jonathan Culler, Framing the Sign: Criticism and Its Institutions, by Rosemarie Scullion

Wolfgang Iser, Prospecting: From Reader Response to Literary Anthropology, by Jane Riles Thomas

Colin Davis, Michel Tournier: Philosophy and Fiction, by Marja Warehine

Didier Coste, Narrative as Communication, by Armine Kotin Mortimer

Jean-Jacques Thomas, La Langue, la poésie. Essais sur la poésie française contemporaine, by Thomas F. Broden

Manfred Dierks, Adolf ...