Volume 33, May 2009

Table of Contents

Celebrations, Clusters, and Comparative Literature

pp. 1-4
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Essays

Michael Palencia-Roth Answers Dorothy Figueira

pp. 5-12
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How American Is World Literature?

pp. 13-19
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The Death of Law and Literature: An Optimistic Eulogy

pp. 20-28
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A Mestizo of the Mind: Maodun in the Writings of Octavio Paz

pp. 29-39
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Reading Jaufré: Comedy and Interpretation in a Medieval Cliff-Hanger

pp. 40-62
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Swallowing the Androgyne and Baptizing Mother: Some Modernist Twists to Two Basic Sacraments

pp. 63-85
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Modernism and Childhood: Violence and Renovation

pp. 86-108
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“So, then people do come here in order to live”: Interiority in the Novels of Rainer Maria Rilke and Scipio Slataper

pp. 109-131
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Theme and Variation: Milan Kundera, Denis Diderot, and the Art of the Novel

pp. 132-155
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Reviews

Romantic Prose Fiction (review)

pp. 156-163
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The Columbia Literary History of Eastern Europe since 1945 (review)

pp. 163-168
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Becketts Melodien: Die Musik und die Idee des Zusammenhangs bei Schopenhauer, Proust und Beckett (review)

pp. 169-170
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The Society Portrait from David to Warhol (review)

pp. 170-175
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Nietzsche and the Rebirth of the Tragic (review)

pp. 175-177
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Art and Life in Aestheticism (review)

pp. 178-179
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Living with Theory (review)

pp. 179-184
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The Dukays: A Novel (review)

pp. 184-186
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Book Notes

Qu’est-il arrivé aux écrivains français? d’Alain Robbe-Grillet à Jonathan Littell (review)

pp. 187-188
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Beckett before Beckett: Samuel Beckett’s Lectures on French Literature (review)

pp. 188-189
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Hemispheric American Studies (review)

pp. 190-191
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Books Received

Books Received

pp. 192-195
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