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Genre (2014) 47 (2): 199–229.
Published: 01 July 2014
... of sprawl and deterritorialization, which help explain how the same racist, expansionist, capitalist agenda that has harmed the populations of inner-city Detroit and rural Vietnam can simultaneously benefit affluent white suburbanites. Expensive People should thus be read as a historiographical metafiction...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 67–87.
Published: 01 April 2021
... a variety of times and places. Lauded by James Wood ( 2018 ) as “encyclopedic,” 1 this collage of short texts is necessarily a fragmentary work, an accumulation of disparate pieces. Księgi Jakubowe , clocking in just under 1,000 pages, is likewise told as a patchwork of stories with a sprawling cast...
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Genre (2011) 44 (1): 93–104.
Published: 01 March 2011
... passing com- mentary in a few pages. But Derrida refers frequently in footnotes to his earlier works on many of these figures. Indeed, this seminar is deeply rooted in Derrida’s sprawling corpus as well as the tradition of Western philosophy and the Great Books. So his plan to make this course...
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Genre (2007) 40 (1-2): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2007
...," England's capital city could turn both residents and visitors into strangers in a strange land (qtd. in Boulton 231). Londoners expressed dismay at this early-modern urban sprawl and conges- tion. In A Survey of London (1598), John Stow describes neighborhoods, once filled with trees, fields...
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Genre (2005) 38 (1-2): 115–143.
Published: 01 March 2005
... a specific truth about the archive: it always is a space of the Imaginary, a space into which desire and loss, perhaps the desire for loss, is projected and maintained in a kind of melancholy stasis. All the Names traces the journey of Senhor Jose, a clerk in the sprawling, labyrinthine General...
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Genre (2001) 34 (3-4): 291–305.
Published: 01 September 2001
... could have been discussed without the lengthy treatment we are given. Biography is even more important at the macro level, providing continuity to the whole of ]azz. Indeed, the need for something to hold together such a sprawling work may account for the strategy of returning to Louis...
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Genre (2002) 35 (3-4): 479–493.
Published: 01 September 2002
... "the steady diet of tarted-up tales" that the Bureau "fed to the popular pulp magazines," Jonnes cites as typical of Anslinger's work an image from a July 1949 Argosy magazine story, in which the narrative gaze fixes on "a flaxen-haired eighteen- year-old girl sprawled nude and unconscious...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 213–229.
Published: 01 July 2016
...). The Abyss line was a response to the glut and subsequent crash of horror fiction at the end of the 1980s. According to Stef- fen Hantke, the idea behind the Abyss line was to move away from the sprawling novels of Stephen King and his many imitators and publish more concise and tightly focused...
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Genre (2016) 49 (2): 231–253.
Published: 01 July 2016
....1 The result is a remarkably dense visual and textual “universe” somewhere between Lovecraft’s (2015, 32) intertextual “synthetic myth-­cycle,” the “Cthulhu mythos,” and the sprawling universes of comic book publishers like DC and Marvel. The Lord Horror universe is highly...
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Genre (2009) 42 (3-4): 41–60.
Published: 01 September 2009
... techniques that bring to mind those of the it-narrative. Don DeLillo's sprawling Underworld (1997) is a contemporary novel of circulation. This book fixes upon a baseball, an object that binds together a narrative that spans the later part of the twentieth century. Even closer to Butler's approach...
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Genre (2005) 38 (1-2): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... Driving on the last day of his August visit from San Francisco through Oakland to San Jose and the San Juan Bautista Mission at Gilroy, Matthiessen and Chavez are travelers across a world nearing apocalypse. At Oakland, The Bay Area is one huge classless slum, sprawling outward without aim...
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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 195–219.
Published: 01 July 2021
... resemblances between Capricornia and Carpentaria “apart from the similarity of its title, length and northern setting.” Sharrad mentions that Carpentaria is “a sprawling narrative of character sketches, satiric denunciations of careless and brutish white life in the tropics and its accompanying racism...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2021
.... The elision of monstrousness and lived experience in My Favorite Thing Is Monsters raises a counterpoint to assumptions of the lack of believable or “true” humanity in the sprawling contemporary novel. The association of human beings—or rather, the lack of them—with feeling is striking, for My Favorite...
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Genre (2020) 53 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 April 2020
... James s A Brief History of Seven Killings (2014: 672), the author s sprawling account of Jamaican history is destabilized by the fact that the novel shares its title with a collection of essays ridiculed for their inaccuracies within the narrative s diegesis: All this shit you write about the Storm...
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Genre (2021) 54 (1): 43–66.
Published: 01 April 2021
... , the book Jeff Bezos credits for influencing his decision to start Amazon, arguing that we might think of “the whole sprawling enterprise” as a “reading” of the novel. Amazon inherits the “psychotic obsession with service” of Remains of the Day 's butler-protagonist Stevens, who spends the novel fondly...
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Genre (2021) 54 (2): 265–292.
Published: 01 July 2021
... be productively used and enriched in discussions of environmental themes. As David Letzler ( 2012 : 313) observes, sprawling novels like Infinite Jest constitute valuable exercises in “mental filtering” because they “force us to navigate around their junk text to the text that is more important” (321...
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Genre (2000) 33 (2): 171–198.
Published: 01 June 2000
... and the advance of urban sprawl. Catholic reformer Dorothy Day established an urban farm, or "agronomic university," on the northern end of the Staten Island in 1935, but it had closed by the 1960s (Jamison and Eyerman 196). 188 GENRE leading him to believe that her work...
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Genre (2010) 43 (1-2): 163–190.
Published: 01 March 2010
... or aerial photography.17 This opening shot attempts to provide a totalizing view of the sprawling cityscape; the shot emplaces the narrative by linking the subsequent, chaotic shots of soldiers on patrol to the preceding, fixed image of the place (however recognizable that place may or may...
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Genre (2008) 41 (3-4): 1–32.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of subcultures, and niche and minority inter- est groups devoted to interests that are ever more esoteric. There is no longer a classical deus ex machina to resolve the different narrative threads of our cul- tural experiences and, as works such as William Gibson's Sprawl trilogy or the Deus Ex series...
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Genre (2009) 42 (1-2): 135–163.
Published: 01 March 2009
... also read New Halfway Tree as a figuration of the growing global crisis of sprawling squatter communities outlying urban centers, what Robert Neuwirth calls "shadow cities," whose inhabitants now number one billion, a figure that is expected to double in the next twenty-five years. 15...