restricted access   Volume 21, May 1997

Table of Contents

Editor's Column: The Makings of an Award—A Retrospective

pp. 1-3


Issues in Literary Representation

Fictionalizing Fact

pp. 4-9

Forster's Passage to India: Re-Envisioning Plato's Cave

pp. 10-24

The Case of the Fabricated Facts: Historical Reconstruction in Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! and Vargas Llosa's Historia de Mayta

pp. 25-48

Comparative Cultural Poetics

Ritual at the Birth of Kitsch

pp. 49-67

Borderless and Brazen: Ethnicity Redefined by Afro-German and Turkish German Poets

pp. 68-91

Postmodern Rewritings

The Reincarnated Plot: E. L. Doctorow's Ragtime, Heinrich von Kleist's "Michael Kohlhaas," and the Spectacle of Modernity

pp. 92-116

CaRterbury Tales: Romances of Disenchantment in Geoffrey Chaucer and Angela Carter

pp. 117-148

Review Article

Postcolonial Studies and Comparative Literature

pp. 149-152


Between the Eagle and the Sun: Traces of Japan (review)

pp. 152-155

The Morals of History (review)

pp. 155-158

Literary History and the Challenge of Philology: The Legacy of Erich Auerbach (review)

pp. 158-161

Readers & Reading (review)

pp. 161-163

Topographies (review)

pp. 163-166

Logics of Failed Revolt: French Theory after May '68 (review)

pp. 166-169


The Limits of Voice: Montaigne, Schlegel, Kafka (review)

pp. 170-171

A Defense of Poetry: Reflections on the Occasion of Writing (review)

pp. 171-172

Jung and the Jungians on Myth: An Introduction (review)

pp. 172-173

Multicomparative Theory, Definitions, Realities (review)

pp. 174-175

Comparative Literature Today: Methods and Perspectives (review)

pp. 175-176

The Poetics of Death: The Short Prose of Kleist and Balzac (review)

pp. 176-177

To Kill a Text: The Dialogic Fiction of Hugo, Dickens, and Zola (review)

pp. 177-178

The Spirit of Carnival: Magical Realism and the Grotesque (review)

pp. 178-179

Translingual Practice: Literature, National Culture, and Translated Modernity, China 1919-1937 (review)

pp. 180-181

Southern African Literatures (review)

pp. 181-182

List of Books Received

Books Received

pp. 183-185