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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 438–460.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . . . cannot hope to take the smallest step.” Such a limit is seemingly crossed in one of the most difficult and quite possibly the strangest of passages in J. M. Coetzee's fiction: the ending of Foe . This book's self-conscious re-presentation of the origins of the English novel (and of Defoe's inauguration...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Sarah Winter This essay locates the subject of human rights in the narrative forms of J. M. Coetzee's novels Waiting for the Barbarians and Foe through an interpretation drawing on Jacques Rancière's theory of dissensus and tracing the novel's historical relations to the equitable and remedial...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 512–514.
Published: 01 November 2012
...: Ousmane Sembène’s Xala, J. M. Coetzee’s Foe, and Mistry’s A Fine Balance. The claim is that in each of these, realism is less relevant as a fully developed mode than as an “impulse” that asks to be read as a meaningful feature of postcoloniality. For most critics, the realist impulse can represent...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 419–435.
Published: 01 November 2020
... , 2004 . Coetzee J. M. Elizabeth Costello: Eight Lessons . London : Vintage , 2004 . Coetzee J. M. “ The First Sentence of Yvonne Burgess' The Strike .” English in Africa 3 . 1 ( 1976 ): 47 – 48 . Coetzee J. M. Foe . London : Penguin , 2010 . Coetzee J...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 229–243.
Published: 01 November 2008
... . Coetzee , J.M. Foe . Johannesburg: Ravan P, 1986 . Coetzee , J.M. Interview with David Attwell. Dagens Nyheter . 7 Dec . 2003 . Coetzee , J.M. In the Heart of the Country. Johannesburg: Ravan P, 1978 . Coetzee , J.M. The Master of Petersburg . London: Secker, 1994...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 147–152.
Published: 01 May 2013
...). Again, Marais’s discussions of hospitality dem- onstrate through close readings of Coetzee’s works how a philosophical ethics plays itself out, not only in the thematic patternings of hospitality in novels like Dusklands, Life & Times of Michael K, Foe, Age of Iron, and Slow Man, but also...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): iv.
Published: 01 August 2007
... University. He has published on Foe, pornography, Niklas Luhmann, Hannibal Lecter, The Big Lebuwski, torture, and Thomas Jefferson. The present essay is drawn froin his forthcoming hook, On Llrrgering nrld Bei!ing Lnst: Frctiorrs of Rnce nnd Sovereignty in the Nrw Worid. STUART BURROWS is Robert...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 98–121.
Published: 01 May 2000
... and Ideology . Ed. George Levine. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1994 . 243 –63. Attridge , Derek . “Oppressive Silence: J.M. Coetzee’s Foe and the Politics of the Canon.” Decolonizing Tradition: New Views of 20th-Century “British” Literary Canons . Ed. Karen R. Lawrence Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1992...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 136–138.
Published: 01 May 2001
... accurate, for, despite opening and closing sections that are rnm overtly theoretical, the other ten chapters set about practically applying this imperialist PAUL GlLES I IMPERIAL CULTURE paradigm to eight canonical writers-foe, Charles Brockden Brown, Melville...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 245–252.
Published: 01 August 2009
... class welled up, and when the obscenities of Mrs. Aphra Behn, still the diversion of ladies of fashion, were found on the same table with De Foe’s ‘Robinson Crusoe’ ” (402). But after this promising beginning, the sense of the novel’s relation to class is nowhere developed or sustained in Taine’s...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 158–161.
Published: 01 May 2007
...~eenWomen differs from Behiteen Men and why explor- ing relations between women calls for a different form of reading: Becarise I foe-us OR a range ulitliin tlre norl~rratjicr tkan on a brittle divisioil behi~eerz p~escribrd and proscribed belzaoior, the relationships I shtdy do rzot have...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 313–318.
Published: 01 August 2013
...-postmodern novels as Coetzee’s Foe or Delillo’s Libra may offer “productive ways of representing, and accessing, the past” (189)—remind us of the limitations of any reading that concludes with the “real” and the “true.” Berlatsky’s argument against a brand of interpretation that he sees as offering...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 169–174.
Published: 01 May 2013
... human in the early fiction (in texts not covered in the previous chapter, “You More than a few readers would expect an extended discussion of the voiceless Friday in Foe and all he stands for, for example. The paradox of a writer who is so committed to dialogic practices—countervoices—choosing...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 483–499.
Published: 01 November 2010
.... As its title indicates, the text makes the problem of genre part of its own fabric, taking Coetzee’s sustained preoccupa- tion with the powers and limits of various modes of writing, including letters (Foe and Age of Iron), lectures (Elizabeth Costello), and journals (Dusklands and In the Heart...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 111–118.
Published: 01 May 2002
... proponent of the scientific method might cite the lunar landing, or, nowadays, the internet; but the advocate of science as a kind of cogni- tive truth, Herbert's real foe here, would be far more likely to cite the splitting of the atom, the Michelson-Morley experiments, or relativity theory itself...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 404–424.
Published: 01 November 2021
... style, and achieved international recognition, with Waiting for the Barbarians (1980). There followed a series of novels each of which marked a new direction: Life & Times of Michael K (1983) is set in an imaginary near future and Foe (1986) in an equally imaginary eighteenth century; Age...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 432–439.
Published: 01 November 2000
... highly popular, female detective stories from the period between Foe and Hammett to create a "corrective history of detective fiction" (xi) and, in the process, to clarify "ideologies of gender and domesticity" from the Victorian to the Modem eras (xiv). The ensuing arguments are complex and varied...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 351–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... is presented as a discovered text and thus reliable—“a just History of Fact” ( Defoe 3 )—or as a mere “document, something in the nature of a journal, a diary,” and thus, conversely, unreliable ( Conrad 5 ). Words, as Conrad's fictional “teacher of languages” opines, are “the great foes of reality” ( 5...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 158–180.
Published: 01 August 2004
...: Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism . New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1991 . Edwards , P.D. Some Mid-Victorian Thrillers: The Sensation Novel, Its Friends and Its Foes . St. Lucia: U of Queensland P, 1971 . Elam , Diane . “White Narratology: Gender and Reference in Wilkie...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2019
... head” (202). 24 No doubt he wants his prize, his money, his triumph over his foes, but unless he is an unusually resilient person—a basic character trait of treasure hunters?—he regains his good spirit and purpose rather too quickly: “Gutman's jaw sagged. He blinked vacant eyes. Then he shook...