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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 327–342.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and secure new forms of life, novels implement heterogeneous governmentalities. This essay examines Ishmael's testimony to the relationship between Pip and Captain Ahab to elucidate the contesting governmentalities at work in Melville's Moby-Dick . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 501–517.
Published: 01 November 2022
...—the violence—of Vietnam as a coherent discourse. As a result, they not only demand but also assume interpretation. Finally, the fact that Leslie Gelb, the Department of Defense editor of the Papers , officially introduced its more than seven thousand pages with a pointed reference to MobyDick encourages us...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 425–443.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Timothy Donahue Copyright © 2021 by Novel, Inc. 2021 “I promise nothing complete,” says Ishmael in Moby-Dick (1851), “because any human thing supposed to be complete, must for that very reason infallibly be faulty” ( Melville 117 ). Notwithstanding this disavowal of comprehensiveness...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2015
... or culture, Buell generalizes from a set of books that fit this description. These books feature extensive social microcosms with minimal personal relations among the members, organized around a threat of totalizing authority—as in Moby-Dick , Dos Passos’s USA trilogy, or Gravity’s Rainbow...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 381–387.
Published: 01 November 2022
... recognized form, like Olga Tokarczuk's Flights or the crowd-sourced translation of Moby-Dick into emojis, Emoji Dick , edited by Fred Benenson, the novel refuses to submit to a singular form. Yet we still call them novels and reach out for the term to understand other narrative forms—the novel in verse...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 519–522.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... In this section, Ercolino relies heavily on Moretti's analysis of “world texts” (11) and the evolution of the modern epic form across several world literatures, including Faust , Moby-Dick , The Nibelung's Ring , Ulysses , The Cantos , The Waste Land , The Man without Qualities , and One Hundred Years...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 13–18.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Adams. “Ashley Greene: Her Twilight Costars Have Gotten Tons of Fame— Now She Wants to Take a Big Bite Out of Hollywood.” Seventeen June–July 2010: 140–44. Melville, Herman. Moby Dick. New York: Oxford UP, 2008. Zunshine, Lisa. “Mind Plus: Sociocognitive Pleasures of Northanger Abbey...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 166–175.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., into quantified, exchangeable units, that is, into value, into signs, into abstracted, Aufgehobte meaning. As such, it stands as a symbol for the idealist version of all literature and art: consume the world, process it into truth. The catastrophe that Moby-Dick enacts, then, is precisely the catastrophe...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 321–334.
Published: 01 November 2021
... communication.” Donahue returns to the Quixote to show precisely how Melville adapted Cervantes at once to resolve the problem of totality and to place it forever beyond the novel's power of representation. Reading Don Quixote through Moby-Dick and Moby-Dick through the lens of twentieth-century...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 453–456.
Published: 01 November 2013
...). “For hundreds of years,” Rasmussen writes, “Guaman Poma’s book languished in obscurity, before resurfacing, like Queequeg’s coffin, through the vortex of colonial time” (109). The resurfacing of Queequeg’s tattoo-covered coffin at the close of Moby-Dick is Rasmussen’s figure for the way in which...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 105–127.
Published: 01 May 2023
... Abolitionist Audience .” Journal of African American History 102 . 1 ( 2017 ): 35 – 51 . Melville Herman . “ Benito Cereno .” Billy Budd and Other Stories . New York : Penguin , 1986 . 159 – 258 . Melville Herman . Moby-Dick . New York : Oxford UP , 2008 . MLA Handbook...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 455–460.
Published: 01 November 2012
... or Zola) and second in ignoring the enormous literary corpus of sea literature in favor of domes- tic novels of manners. Even those novels in which the ocean and navigation are central to the plots and themes, such as Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, frequently get...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 August 2009
... modernist works, no less than Moby-Dick, seem brilliantly illuminated by Lukács’s conceptualization. I quote Lukács at some length: The novel seeks, by giving form, to uncover and construct the concealed totality of life. . . . All the fissures and rents which are inherent in the historical...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 124–127.
Published: 01 May 2020
... with “niceness.” Also, possibly, if one is “nice,” one doesn't write a great novel. The nineteenth-century fictions that tend to be advanced in relationship to the term “great” appear as deeply disturbing and fragmented accounts of men who have abandoned wife and child and are lost in hopeless quests ( Moby-Dick...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 336–339.
Published: 01 August 2010
... cartographic encounters of Herman Mel- ville in Moby-Dick, James Joyce in Ulysses, and Thomas Pynchon in Gravity’s Rainbow. Read- ing them against each other allows Bulson to provide a major contribution to the cultural history of the novel. Each author was an avid map reader whose global imaginings relied...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 1999
... observation on the notion that it was Defoe's envi- sioning the adventures of Crusoe as a midrash on Jonah that enabled him to write a real- istic novel. As Fisch observes, in Moby-Dick, Herman Melville had drawn on the book of Jonah for Father Mapple's Sermon. In comparing Melville's use of the Jonah...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 436–440.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., it made the academy seem purposeful. As did the portrait hanging at the entrance to the Spouter Inn in Melville's Moby-Dick , with its boggy plane of paint, to Ishmael, so did theory arrest and suspend me in space. Theory also opened doors to places I had not seen before. Those I knew who took Paul de...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 140–144.
Published: 01 May 2019
... its opposite, then what opposes the very principle of the dialectic that everything has its opposite, that everything is balanced?” Through a wide-ranging reading of Moby Dick , Hurh suggests that Melville's response to this conundrum lies in the affect of terror, which “comprehends balance...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 147–162.
Published: 01 August 2001
... Moral Conduct on Literary Taste . London, 1808 . Mellor , Anne K. Romanticism and Gender . London: Routledge, 1993 . Melville , Herman . Moby-Dick; Or, The Whale . 1851, Intro. Andrew Delbanco, Notes and Commentary, Tom Quirk. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1992 . Rajan...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 151–155.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Moby-Dick ? It is precisely here that the Bakhtin-Voloshinov tools could be sharpened and revitalized even in the frame of Rosen's study: their theoretical vocabulary helps us locate where there is (and is not) some adhesion between the layers of discourse in fiction and the layers...