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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 399–416.
Published: 01 November 2018
... 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 ideology of literary Englishness, which exerted its influence across the British empire through colonial education. In her...
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Novel (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 (2021) 54 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 August 2021
...John Cayley As this human read Eve's monograph more or less linearly, and as Eve presaged the “archival” interpretation of his penultimate chapter in the midst of a more computationally formal first chapter devoted to Cloud Atlas textual scholarship, this human began to speculate...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... redistribution by the forces of neoliberalism). Jameson invokes science fiction, the genre that has assigned itself the task of writing future history and the topic of his earlier Archaeologies of the Future —only to settle for David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas , a sort of middlebrow parasite of science fiction...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 8–10.
Published: 01 May 2011
... realism, where it exposes that reality as the more artificial of the two. Nothing better illustrates the principle that what counts as human is always a mediating model and therefore displaceable than the Russian doll structure of nested narratives composing David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas. As each...
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Novel (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), Mitchell...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 126–130.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of a single character—world-historical or not—can scarcely accommodate it nor even the meager variety of our own chronological experiences of a limited national time and place” (301). Jameson's example of such a truly historical contemporary novel is David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas , because it dares...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 May 2023
... in Literary and Critical Theory . Ed. O’Brien Eugene . 25 Oct. 2017 < https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/display/document/obo-9780190221911/obo-9780190221911-0055.xml >. Makumbi Jennifer Nansubuga . Kintu . Oakland : Transit Books , 2017 . Mitchell David . Cloud Atlas...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 207–215.
Published: 01 August 2009
... 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 requires a capacious and overarching point of view, a global novel would arguably need to establish...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 293–308.
Published: 01 August 2001
... 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, and the veil...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 386–405.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in the clouds of modern history, when the progressive force exerted by capitalism could for a time be seen clearly. This historical understanding of capitalism emerges in dialectical fashion to mediate between a revolutionary critique of feudal absolutism and a reactionary defense of the ancien régime...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 May 2013
... productions resembles the cloud of dramatic poets of the great Athenian age” (“Memoir” 368). Potentially, this quotation and its idea of an English fictional école de morale might be read as going some way toward recognizing Austen’s literary greatness by highlighting the qualities and aims of her...