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  • La Tabula Aurea
    Author Cselényi, István Gábor
    Issue Vol. XII/2010/1
    Category Filologia
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.12.2010.1.4
    Pages pp. 71-83
    Keywords thomisme, esse, ens, participle, infinitive
    Abstract Scientists of our time have the advantages ofmodern technology such as computers. In a matter of minutes you can find an author, a work or any expression. In the past there were only lexicons and concordances available for this purpose. One of the early encyclopedic studies on St. Thomas Aquinas's life-achievement is the Tabula Aurea (‘Golden Table'), which was written in Latin by Pietro Bergamo in 1473, 200 years after Thomas Aquinas's death. The Tabula not only lists every expression in St. Thomas's works, it also states how often, where, and in what context they appear. This way we get a wholesome overview of Aquinas's philosophy and theology. In this study I strive to present the Tabula, both its author and the work itself. Furthermore, through focusing on a selected example, the modern issue of being (ens) and "to be" (esse), I aim to prove that Bergamo and even Aquinas, whose message is so humbly reviewed by the Tabula, were very modern, well ahead of their times. This example is also a significant segment of Romanistics, the career history of an infinitive (esse) and a participle (ens).
  • Diderot et la colonisation. À propos du "Supplément au Voyage de Bougainville"
    Author Brix, Michel
    Issue Vol. XII/2010/1
    Category Filologia
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.12.2010.1.5
    Pages pp. 85-98
    Keywords Diderot, Bougainville, travel, colonialism
    Abstract In the Supplément au Voyage de Bougainville (‘Supplement to Bougainville's Voyage'), Diderot develops the idea of the problem of travelling and colonizing, which the scholars misunderstood. The main point does not focus on the conflict, or the competition, between two civilization patterns — the so-called "primitivism" of Tahiti and the advanced society of Europe. Regarding the anti-colonialist impact, Supplément goes far beyond a simple stand: Diderot indeed anticipates the disastrous consequences (of which we are very aware today) of the travels made by Europeans to the more distant regions of the world from the 15th century.
  • J.-K. Huysmans : un monologue qui n'en finit pas
    Author Sadkowska-Fidala, Agata
    Issue Vol. XII/2010/1
    Category Filologia
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.12.2010.1.6
    Pages pp. 99-109
    Keywords internal monologue, self-centering, artificiality, Joris-Karl Huysmans
    Abstract In Huysmans' novels, one may notice that evolution of the composition leads to the rejection of the traditional model of writing. The novel's action gradually disappears and consequently the dialogues are being transformed into internal monologues. The exchange of artificial and didactic ideas between the characters is used to replace the traditional conversation. The aim is to create the world in which the authors' fascinations are transmitted from one character to another reflecting the whole complexity of Huysmans adoration for art, literature, food, etc. These monodialogues become a space where the author and its work unites to form a new quality of art.
  • Al borde del universo hueco Salvador Elizondo: "En la playa"
    Author Révész, Enkratisz
    Issue Vol. XII/2010/1
    Category Filologia
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.12.2010.1.7
    Pages pp. 111-118
    Keywords Elizondo, short stories, enigma, frustration, periphery
    Abstract The aim of this paper is to reveal — through the analysis of one of the early short stories of Salvador Elizondo, "En la playa" — some of the most important features that already present in these early works of the Mexican writer and which recur obsessively later, displaying an unusual, rather idiosyncratic and dark universe. We argue that due to their outstanding literary value, the works of the writer should deserve wider appreciation. Also, with the help of this particular work, we would like to call attention to the early short stories of Elizondo, which, we think, have not received enough critical attention in the shadow of the author's two novels, as well as later texts focusing on the problem areas of the writing process.
  • Unter uns gesagt Textstruktur und Gesprächsführung in Roman Flamenca
    Author Majorossy, Imre Gábor
    Issue Vol. XI/2009/1
    Category Filologia
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.11.2009.1.4
    Pages pp. 35-61
    Keywords Flamenca, fin'amors, Occitan novel, jealousy, biblical references
    Abstract This paper deals with one of the medieval Occitan novels and mainly with its dialogues. The popular love story of Flamenca and Guillem is shattered by the jealousy of Archambaut. As part of a major work, this paper shows how complex dialogues define the plot along the conflicts and lead persons to their next measures. Besides the analysis of the most famous dialogue, which was organised in the church, new aspects of other dialogues will be unveiled. The queen acts as the Bible's serpent, the young husband as a beast, the young woman as a fairy queen, the unknown lover as a priest, etc. They all begin to talk to each other, but nobody communicates what they really mean.
  • Sur les "expressions macaroniques" de la critique d'art de Théophile Gautier (dialogue entre peinture et littérature)
    Author Benda, Mihály
    Issue Vol. XI/2009/1
    Category Filologia
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.11.2009.1.5
    Pages pp. 63-86
    Keywords Théophile Gautier, art critic, ut pictura poesis, language, visual
    Abstract Théophile Gautier used the arts as major references in his writings. This paper brings to light which artistic values are handled by his critical reviews and for what purpose. We will reassess the notion of transposition d'art, and highlight the differences between works of art and poems.
  • Entre le journal intime et le monologue corporel - Splendid Hôtel de Marie Redonnet
    Author Kotowska, Katarzyna
    Issue Vol. XI/2009/1
    Category Filologia
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.11.2009.1.6
    Pages pp. 87-95
    Keywords Marie Redonnet, Splenid Hôtel, corporeal monologue, diary, female writing
    Abstract The narrative structure in Marie Redonnet's novel Splendid Hôtel (Splendid Hotel) is ambiguous. It has the characteristic features of the literary genre, diary (journal intime). In the novel, the Narrator - a woman with indefinite name and age - reports all prominent measures she has undertaken while she was running a hotel, a property she had inherited from her grandmother. She tries to cope with different kinds of pests (flies, mosquitoes, rats, bedbugs, spiders, termites), workers (carpenters, cabinetmakers, thatchers, plumbers) and their bills, and guests (prospectors, geologists, team foremen, engineers). She also copes with two spoiled and irritating sisters: sickly Ada and a would-be actress - Adel. Redonnet makes a skillful use of metaphoric possibilities. Splendid Hôtel remains a female body, and the body seems to be the actual author of monologue. That is why the monologue can be called 'corporeal'.
  • Les silences du dialogue romanesque dans Moderato Cantabile de Marguerite Duras
    Author Timenova-Valtcheva, Zlatka
    Issue Vol. XI/2009/1
    Category Filologia
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.11.2009.1.7
    Pages pp. 97-110
    Keywords absence, silence, writing, dialogue, Marguerite Duras
    Abstract This paper deals with the silences of dialogue in Moderato Cantabile by Marguerite Duras. The starting hypothesis is that silence is a phenomenon of constructive and significant absence which could justify a choice of writing. The concrete question which we would like to analyze is how fictional dialogue creates meaningful silences.
  • Reescritura y diálogo espaciotemporal en Un revólver para Mack de Pablo Urbányi
    Author Horváth Faller, Eija
    Issue Vol. XI/2009/1
    Category Filologia
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.11.2009.1.8
    Pages pp. 111-125
    Keywords Latin-American literature, interculturality, translation, adaptation, reception
    Abstract Re-writing a literary work in another language is not a simple translation task, but rather an adaptation process, the work needs to be able to find its room in the universe of the host literature. A fundamental question of this process is the following: to what extent can the re-written literary text provide its readers with new forms of representation? This paper presents an intercultural progress that spans between the 1970s of Argentina and the 1990s of Canada. Pablo Urbányi, the Argentinean writer of Hungarian descent, who emigrated twice in his life, re-wrote his novel Un revolver para Mack before the new edition of the book originally published in Buenos Aires in 1974 - in order to help the work of his French translator. The comparison of how the original and the revised text anticipates the involvement of the readers in the process of reception reveals the differences between two - distant and probably incompatible - horizons of expectations.
  • Nerval, Watteau et le Pèlerinage à L'Île de Cythère
    Author Brix, Michel
    Issue Vol. X/2008/2
    Category Filologia
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.10.2008.2.1
    Pages pp. 277-289
    Keywords Nerval, Watteau, Cythera, Arcadia
    Abstract It is a well-known fact that Gérard de Nerval showed a great interest in Jean Antoine Watteau, and especially in the picture of "Le Pèlerinage à l'île de Cythère". This picture evokes the nostalgia for a lost world where the arcadian happiness pervaded: that's also the subject of the novel Sylvie. Nerval, who situates his Arcadia in the Valois, claims to be the heir of Watteau. This article endeavours to examine the connection between Nerval andWatteau, a relationship which does not only concerns Sylvie, but also Les Faux Saulniers and Voyage en Orient.
  • L'Espagne Comme Île Orientale à la Périphérie de L'Europe dans les Descriptions du Récit de Voyage de Gautier
    Author Benda, Mihály
    Issue Vol. X/2008/2
    Category Filologia
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.10.2008.2.2
    Pages pp. 291-319
    Keywords travel, Orient, romantic, Spain, 19th century
    Abstract Travelling in the Orient has been an old dream shared by many travellers since the beginning of the 18th century and a popular theme in philosophical and political writings. The Orient is a universe where life is radically different from that in the West. In the 19th century, exploring the Orient first helped one get to better know the other and satisfy a desire for the exotic. For a European of this era, the Orient was the tales of One Thousand and One Nights, full of fantastic lives and enchanted palaces. The travel to that wide romantic East, spreading from Spain to the Levant, was quite often at the origin of a sudden awareness and always an opportunity for a restatement for such writers as Lamartine, Nerval, Flaubert, or even Gautier and Chateaubriand.
  • La femme est une île: Análisis pragmático de los enunciados metafóricos en la publicidad
    Author Alba Reina, Maria José
    Issue Vol. X/2008/2
    Category Filologia
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.10.2008.2.3
    Pages pp. 321-338
    Keywords relevance, metaphor, publicity, contextual effect
    Abstract This paper provides an analysis of metaphoric utterances from a Relevance Theoretic point of view. We propose that only a theory which includes the concept of contextual effects is able to explain, in an exhaustive way, how publicity manages to capture the targeted customer's attention to make them buy the promoted product.