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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 427–443.
Published: 01 November 2022
...David Sergeant Abstract This essay examines the relationship between novelistic form and a historical moment shaped by new technologies in Dave Eggers's The Circle (2013) and Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Moon (2018). In both, the novel form is itself positioned as a major counterforce against...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
... fleshly, immediate presence. We can recognize a similar process in Dave Eggers’s What Is the What, a biographical novel about a former child refugee from the Sudan now living in the United States. Like Oryx, Eggers’s hero is a person marked by extreme experi- ences of suffering who travels toward...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 142–145.
Published: 01 May 2023
... chooses examples from across the literary map: Yu, a writer of literary science fiction; Lerner, associated with autofiction; and Egan, frequently grouped with David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers as a practitioner of the “New Sincerity.” Yu's 2010 novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 381–387.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the relationship between new technologies and economic and political forms as these manifest themselves in novels by Dave Eggers and Kim Stanley Robinson. The extent to which the novel is able to position itself as a counterforce—what Sergeant describes as “the constructive potential of aesthetic form in relation...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 119–123.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and vulnerability to “natural” disasters—are unevenly distributed, Elliott observes, yet this differential vulnerability becomes invisible when self-preservation is represented as a “universal . . . feature of human being” (136). Partial fictions like Dave Eggers's What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... Speaking of contemporary novelists, Zadie Smith has argued that “it’s not the writer’s job ‘to tell us how somebody felt about something, it’s to tell us how the world works’” (qtd. in Wood). Citing novelists like David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers, she comments: “[T]hese are guys who know a great...