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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 104–119.
Published: 01 May 2021
... explored the possibilities of the comic, which presents its own limitations and ethical problems. This article argues that Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake moves past these limitations of genre and tone through engagements with the more complicated tragicomic sensibility of Samuel Beckett. The tragicomic...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jane Elliott Focusing on Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake , this essay examines what I term “dramas of immediacy” in recent North American fiction. Postmodern novels of the 1980s and 1990s were defined in part by their interest in the way in which narrative shaped our experience, particularly...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 465–468.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of violence that have, in American postmodern fiction, been elevated to the level of common sense. In readings of Thomas Pynchon, Norman Mailer, Margaret Atwood, Don DeLillo, and Phillip Roth, she demonstrates how all these novelists reproduce the idea ‘‘that violence brings us into contact...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 406–424.
Published: 01 November 2019
... with generic persistence. In a much-publicized debate between Margaret Atwood and Ursula K. LeGuin, genre fiction still evokes accusations of the subliterary. “Science fiction has monsters and spaceships,” Atwood scoffed in a 2003 interview; “speculative fiction could really happen” ( Potts ). 3 Speculative...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of Religion: Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins UP , 1993 . Atwood Margaret . The Handmaid's Tale . 1985 . New York : Anchor , 1998 . ———. “An Interview with Margaret Atwood on Her Novel The Handmaid's Tale.” The Handmaid's Tale . 1985...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 May 2002
... in novels by Margaret Atwood, Paule Marshall, Nadine Gordirner, and Margaret Drabble. In contrast, Pericles Lewis's Modernism, Nationalism, and the Novel takes a moE cultural tack by examining nation as national character in canonical texts of early modernism. Brownley confesses in her preface...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 506–511.
Published: 01 November 2012
... that befall Murdoch, Brookner, and Rendell, then “why has she failed, where Toni Morrison and Margaret Atwood have suc- ceeded?” (126). For Turner, the only answer that suggests itself (and this is one that many readers will find controversial) is that “she is still characterized a ‘British novelist...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 436–451.
Published: 01 November 2020
... here. Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam trilogy figures another advanced fortress topography, in which there is not only a stark, molecular separation of rich and poor but also various enclaves within the rich and poor areas. In The Year of the Flood (2009) there are both utopian enclaves and dystopian...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 261–263.
Published: 01 August 2000
..., mesmerism, and hypnotism of A.S. Byatt's The REVIEW I ANXIOUS AUTHORSHIP Conjugial Angel, Peter Carey's Jack Maggs, and Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace- London's focus on the practices of non-legitimate authorship may well signal our own anx- ieties about...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... One thing that stands out about these successes is their surprising scope—whether ecocritical like Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam series, blustery like George Martin's Song of Ice and Fire (which birthed Game of Thrones ), or as talky and Weberian as Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars , Green Mars...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 November 2014
... relationship with science fiction, both because global climatic disaster is now encroaching on the very present and because it draws heavily on actual climate science for its fiction making. Margaret Atwood, for example, has taken pains to refuse the science fiction label for her cli-fi Oryx and Crake trilogy...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 325–328.
Published: 01 November 2007
... and feminist critical practices. In addition to offering readings of cur- rent literature, her book provides one of the mast useful and accessible summaries of Lacanian theory I have read. And by applying it to the works of such writers as Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, Sandra Cisneros, Chenie Moraga...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 345–363.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Critical Dystopias of Katharine Burdekin, Margaret Atwood, and Octavia Butler.” Future Females, the Next Generation: New Voices and Velocities in Feminist Science Fiction Criticism . Ed. Barr Marleen S. . Lanham : Rowman and Littlefield , 2000 . 13 – 34 . ———. “‘A Useful Knowledge...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 146–150.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of human imagination but as a cultural form intimately related to specific moments and histories. Hicks, in particular, reads many of the influential texts Payne considers, including recent novels by Margaret Atwood and Colson Whitehead. Her claim, although situated more squarely in the twentieth...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 470–474.
Published: 01 November 2012
... phenomenon of Sex and the City (and author Candace Bushnell’s debt to Edith Wharton), and the expansion of working-girl fictions by chick literature, touching as it does on Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, Rona Jaffe’s The Best of Everything, and Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman, among other novels. 472...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 272–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
... the Japanese 1941–1945: A Patchwork of Internment . London : RoutledgeCurzon , 2004 . Atwood Margaret . The Year of the Flood . New York : Doubleday/Nan Talese , 2009 . Auerbach Erich . Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature . Trans. Trask Willard R...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 354–381.
Published: 01 November 2011
... ( Spring 2001 ): 99 – 107 . Atwood Margaret . Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature . 1972 . Toronto : McClelland and Stewart , 2004 . Aubert de Gaspé Philippe . Les anciens Canadiens . 1863 . Ed. Lemire Maurice . Montreal : Fides , 1993 . Aubert de...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 5–24.
Published: 01 May 2005
...–1900 . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1957 . Arnold , Matthew . Culture and Anarchy . Ed. Samuel Lipman. New Haven: Yale UP, 1994 . Atwood, Sara. “Ruskin & Howards End.” Online posting. May 23, 2004. VICTORIA: 19th-Century British Culture & Society. May 24, 2004. < http...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 197–205.
Published: 01 May 2010
...: 116, 157 aestheticism, I: 196 Atwood, Margaret affect, I: 297; II: 387, 451, 490, 511; III: 18, Oryx and Crake, I: 349 65 Auerbach, Erich, III: 1 African American novel, II: 361, 437; III: Mimesis, I: 183, 261 47...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 August 2010
... of William Burroughs, Octavia Butler, Samuel Delaney, and Margaret Atwood—and ultimately pop culture films like Junior. Works Cited Barnes, Djuna. Nightwood. New York: New Directions, 1961. Beatie, Thomas. “Labor of Love.” Advocate 23 Apr. 2008...