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Critical Essay by David J. Mickelson

SOURCE: Mickelson, David J. “Travel, Transgression, Possession in Mérimée's Carmen.Romanic Review 87, no. 3 (May 1996): 329-44.

In the following essay, Mickelson reads Carmen “as a flirtation with danger encountered during travel.”

“Je vais aller en Espagne, c'est-à-dire en Afrique.”

—Stendhal

“Comment ferez-vous pour parler de l'Espagne quand vous y serez allé?”

—Heine to Gautier

There's more to Carmen than meets Bizet. Explications of Mérimée's best-known novella often concentrate, like the opera, on the title character, but these readings hardly do justice to the novella's complex cultural displacements and intersections.1 A...

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