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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 11–30.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Mark Greif The category of the “big, ambitious novel,” circumscribing works by authors such as Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, David Foster Wallace, and William Vollmann, has come to constitute one of the major forms through which postwar U.S. fiction is sorted and evaluated. A history of this form...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2000) 27 (2): 177–211.
Published: 01 May 2000
...Sara Danius Duke University Press 2000 6084 boundary 2 27:2 / sheet 185 of 227 Novel Visions and the Crisis of Culture: Visual Technology, Modernism, and Death in The Magic Mountain...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2002) 29 (1): 177–222.
Published: 01 February 2002
...Sundeep Bisla Duke University Press 2002 The Return of the Author: Privacy, Publication, the Mystery Novel, and The Moonstone Sundeep Bisla 1 What might it mean to me for you to be reading these words? This mystery...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 177–198.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Ellen McLarney Mechanization of human life is the main subject of the oil novel, a genre that charts the explosion of industrial production in the remote regions of the earth. One of the products of this process is a nostalgic vision of nature, imagined as an untouched, utopian paradise. Agrarian...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 53–79.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Christian Thorne This essay poses the question, Is it possible to write a novel about the entire world? Is it possible to tell stories whose narrators travel from continent to continent? If yes, why are there so few of them? The essay proceeds in three acts: First, it assesses the accounts of world...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2018) 45 (1): 181–200.
Published: 01 February 2018
...://thethoughtfox.co.uk/sebastian-barry-on-canaans-side/ . Casey Moira . 2014 . “ ‘Built on Nothing but Bullshit and Good PR’: Crime, Class Mobility, and the Irish Economy in the Novels of Tana French .” CLUES: A Journal of Detection 32 , no. 1 : 92 – 102 . Cleary Joe . 2017 . “ Widening Gyres...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 31–54.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., character, the novel versus the short story, and contemporary politics, but it was centered on the social and political capacity of the modern novel, the form's ability to reflect on or respond to its times, the novel's relationship to society, and the nature of politics in the current period, a period...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 123–149.
Published: 01 August 2010
...R. A. Judy “Literature,” Orhan Pamuk once remarked, “is the greatest treasure we, humanity, have to discuss and to understand ourselves; and now, the most popular, most intelligent, most flexible form of literature today, in the last two hundred years in fact, is the great art of the novel.” This...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 203–218.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Daniel T. O’Hara A critical appreciation of Middle C , by William H. Gass, this review essay focuses on the self-reflective ironies of what is likely to be the celebrated author’s last novel, capping a long metafictional career. A story about an immigrant family of fakes, whose scion cons his way...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 169–189.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Richard Purcell “The Enigma of Arrival; or, When Should We Have Read Ralph Ellison’s Three Days Before the Shooting ?” is a review essay that looks at the context in which we as readers have come to receive Ellison’s posthumously published novel. It is also a provocation that suggests a way of...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 1–13.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Harry Garuba “Dreaming on Behalf of the Community” presents the edited transcript of a conversation I had with the Somali writer Nuruddin Farah in his Cape Town home a few months before the publication of his latest novel, Hiding in Plain Sight . The previous novel, Crossbones , marked the end of...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2014
... establishment in modeling a national response to 9/11, and that might have worked against the reification of a unitary terror as the exclusive property of the enemy-other. English novels of the 1790s (Gothic novels) and the 1890s (Marsh, The Beetle ) offer a comparatively flexible language for registering the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 55–66.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Jonathan Arac Chang-Rae Lee's Native Speaker (1995) demonstrates the work a novel can do in speaking (up) for the human in the current life of the United States, even though the novel as an institution has become residual, as print literature yields to other media forms. Through his epigraph from...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2014) 41 (1): 203–227.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., however momentarily, the apparently closed language of neoliberal freedom and progress. The essay turns to figurations of Eastern Europe’s contemporary predicament found in Michał Witkowski’s novel Lovetown (2004), which tracks an aging queer community for whom the transition to capitalism and liberal...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2017) 44 (2): 15–30.
Published: 01 May 2017
... represent some theme or issue considered to be of major significance and to open it up for teaching is as much a source of literary value as any of its other formal qualities. In locating Farah's latest cycle of novels within this intellectual genealogy, I read Farah's Past Imperfect trilogy as consisting...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 143–160.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the rapidly adapting strategies of imperial geopolitics and ideology. While many writers of the Arab nahda imagined an Arab historical subject awakening to a past defined in terms of the kind of authenticity defined by Orientalist scholarship, al-Shidyaq’s novel Al-Sāq ‘alā al-Sāq radicalizes both...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 185–199.
Published: 01 August 2015
... invoking Tōden OL as a straightforward figure of feminine suffering and easy empathy. Moreover, the novel explores Tōden OL in relation to not only a gendered but also a classed subject position—an incarnation of values, dispositions, and proclivities of mainstream Japan that took shape not so much in the...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 27–57.
Published: 01 May 2016
... interview concludes with a conversation about the 1930s and the period's continuing relevance for the twenty-first century, Arac's recent project on the “Age of the Novel,” and the transformations in the field since he first began teaching. © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Jonathan Arac New...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 59–72.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Bruce Robbins In this interview, conducted at Columbia University in the fall of 2013, Turkish Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk discusses the trajectory of his own novels, what has and has not changed in the genre's social aspirations and challenges, its characteristic topics and settings, its...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2017) 44 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 February 2017
... Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer already argued, but pharmacologically (in Plato's sense). The pharmacological character of Contempt can be demonstrated through its manifold recapitulations of cinematic and literary history, including Alberto Moravia's novel, Homer's Odyssey , and quotations from...