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This article examines interlingual poetry of exile in the context of different theories of language in poetry and focuses on Milo Crnjanski's (1893–1977) poem "Lament nad Beogradom" ("Lament over Belgrade"). The article claims that interlingual poetry of exile has been a blind spot in most...
This essay studies a crucial feature of Dostoevsky's novelistic poetics, and the poetics of Crime and Punishment (1866) in particular, in light of contemporaneous debates regarding the historical fate of Russia. The novel, I argue, is a thought experiment exploring the emerging condition of...
This essay performs a new reading of John Ruskin's The Stones of Venice , placing the work in the context of nineteenth-century Italian nationalist debates on the character and history of Venice. Using letters, diaries, and other sources, the essay discusses the ways in which the production of...
This essay considers Rainer Maria Rilke's use of classicism as a response to the uncanny and fragmenting industrial city. While the twentieth-century revival of classicism has typically been seen as part of the reactionary "call to order," I argue that Rilke's work represents a radically...
In the early 1960s, the East German Anna Seghers and the Cuban Alejo Carpentier published historical narratives of the slave uprisings that had rocked French and British colonies in the Caribbean during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In both Seghers's "Das Licht auf dem...
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