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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 399–416.
Published: 01 November 2018
... first name with Zachry's lost brother may be yet another clue to Mitchell's interconnected web, but it also implies a deep kinship between the atlas of clouds and the atlases of the British empire. Cloud Atlas' s investment in the mediating power of the English text descends from an older...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Scott Selisker This article describes how the novelist David Mitchell employs the “ topos of the cult,” a set of conventions that describe a mental state of unfreedom, in the novels Ghostwritten (1999) and Cloud Atlas (2004). This figuration of an unfree form of society—characterized by a group's...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Future —only to settle for David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas , a sort of middlebrow parasite of science fiction. The pastiche of “literary” genres in Cloud Atlas lacks stylistic flair, while its simulation of a popular genre, in the “airport thriller” sequence, is perfunctory to the point of cynicism...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 8–10.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Cloud Atlas. As each narrative changes the historical reality shaping another, the interaction among these novelistic accounts reveals an elaborate circulatory system connecting bodies, goods, and information in a single, heterogeneous body with a generalized affect aimed at no greater good or...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 329–332.
Published: 01 August 2011
... The Cosmopolitan Novel and are its most consistently rewarding feature. At the conceptual and structural center of the book is the chapter on David Mitchell, whom Schoene regards as the pioneer and best exemplar of cosmopolitan narration. In Ghostwritten (1999) and especially Cloud Atlas (2004...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 126–130.
Published: 01 May 2015
...” (301). Jameson's example of such a truly historical contemporary novel is David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas , because it dares to envision a range of futures as well as pasts for the planet. Even if one disagrees with this specific assessment, it serves to remind us of the hopeful side of Jameson's...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 207–215.
Published: 01 August 2009
... extension seems to elicit such a range of different—and differently paced—plots and characters that Ghostwritten (as well as Mitchell’s second novel, Cloud Atlas) could possibly be faulted for seeming like a set of virtuosic writer’s exercises in multiple genres. Second, if the novel of the nation...
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Novel (1 August 2001) 34 (2): 293–308.
Published: 01 August 2001
..., woman after his own heart He hangs the cloud, the film of his existence over all outward things . .. we are still imprisoned in a dungeon, a curtain intercepts our view, we do not breathefieely the air of nature or of our own thoughts-the other admired author draws aside the curtain...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 386–405.
Published: 01 November 2013
... University of Ireland, Galway (“Headfort 390 NOVEL | FALL 2013 For Lukács, the historical novel flowers during a short break in the clouds of modern history, when the progressive force exerted by capitalism could for a time be seen clearly. This historical understanding of...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 May 2013
... . “Adaptation.” Gambier van Doorslaer 3 – 6 . Moody Ellen . “Continent Isolated: Anglocentricity in Austen Criticism.” Battaglia and Saglia 329 –38. Moretti Franco . Atlas of the European Novel, 1800–1900 . London : Verso , 1998 . Neumann Birgit . “Towards a...