Neophilologus

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List of Papers (Total 60)

Ricardo Piglia, lector de Witold Gombrowicz

Although Gombrowicz’s stay in Argentine has been the object of many meticulous investigations, the critical works dedicated to contemporary Argentinean writers’ debt to the author of Ferdydurke are scarce. The article focuses on the Ricardo Piglia’s interpretation of Gombrowicz, on the way in which he uses him in his own project of literary canon reorganization. According to ...

Nostalgie, temps et espace dans La maison de Shemiran de Goli Taraghi

After the Islamic Revolution of Iran in 1979, a wave of political refugees and intellectuals immigrated to France. Among the intelligentsia, writers continued to write despite the practical and emotional difficulties of exile. Three decades later, some authors, such as Goli Taraghi, gradually developed a French-Persian hybrid literature, which closely interweaves the history and ...

The Art of Making Animals Laugh Benjamin Rabier’s Comic-Illustration of Les Fables de La Fontaine

This article aims to explore book illustrations in the form of comic strips, and hence the nature of the format itself: how does it interpret the text, how does it narrate by itself and what is the significance of this “comic-illustration” in comparison to the traditional illustrations. The subject in question is the French artist Benjamin Rabier’s illustrations of Les Fables de La ...

Photographie et image en prose dans Dora Bruder de Patrick Modiano

In Patrick Modiano’s inquiry on Dora Bruder, photographical images—mostly portraits of Dora and her parents—play an important role. But in the original edition, these photographs are not reproduced, they are only described. We thus have to do with prose images, with an ekphrasis from existing photographs. In later editions—especially the American and Japanese translations—we find ...

New Light on the Author of the Twenty-Four Poems in Oxford, Bodleian Library, Digby 102

The twenty-four poems preserved in MS Digby 102 are anonymous. Josef Kail, their first editor, in 1904 drew a profile of the author that has remained unchallenged for more than a century. Over the years, Kail’s conclusions were copied virtually without comment in anthologies and incidental thematic publications on individual poems. In 2009 two new critical editions of the complete ...

Robert Musil’s Cultural Diagnostics in the Light of Nietzschean Immunology

Nietzsche was one of the first to point out the importance of immunological processes that are at work in any society to maintain its coherence against threats. At the same time, Nietzsche was aware that these immunological processes can become too rigid, ultimately even dangerous and self-destructive. Roberto Esposito has shown that Nietzsche’s work contains at the same time the ...

Les enfants de Lamech dans la Bible anonyme (BNF fr. 763)

The thirteenth century Bible anonyme contains a story about the children of Lamech which, as far as I could ascertain, is unique amongst Old French bible texts. The story not only differs from that in Genesis 4: 19–22, but also deviates from corresponding passages in other Old French bible adaptations, which usually stress Lamech’s role as the first bigamist and repeat the legend ...