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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
...John Frow This is the introduction to a special issue of Novel , “The Prosaic Imaginary,” edited by John Frow and Vanessa Smith. The editors ask the question: what is the relationship between the novel's prosaic subject matter and novel reading as an everyday activity? Both parts of this question...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 May 2017
... child's toy is the archetypal object of the “prosaic imaginary,” at once material and symbolic, internal and external, partial and whole, destructive and therapeutic; an everyday object that is not simply typical high realist ballast but also the stuff of dreams. The essay suggests that the nineteenth...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): v–vi.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Missouri. He is author of After the End of History: American Fiction in the 1990s (2009) and is coediting a collection on David Foster Wallace.  SAIKAT MAJUMDAR is assistant professor of English at Stanford University. His book, Prosaic (forthcoming in 2011), explores the global develop- ment of...
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Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 277–302.
Published: 01 November 2004
... . Coronil , Fernando . “Can Postcoloniality be Decolonized? Imperial Banality and Postcolonial Power.” Public Culture 5 ( 1992 ): 89 –108. Emerson , Caryl , and G. S. Morson Mikhail Bakhtin: Creation of a Prosaics . Stanford: Stanford UP, 1990 . Engle , Lars . “The Political Uncanny...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., transforms dullness into novelistic event. What is notable about Green's fiction is the peculiar extent to which his examination of the prosaic occurs at the level of form and language. While Green's style is typically praised as deeply strange, it is also marked by its interest in commonplace utterance: in...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Pittsburgh iron mills. Readers no doubt readily pictured the overpass, recognized the sort of night, heard that bit of rehearsal song drifting into it, a lyrical overlay on prosaic reality. The review's other slide away from straightforward opera reporting comes after the final curtain: That night...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 513–516.
Published: 01 November 2011
... why people long to hold on to waste” (113). Defoe’s narrator tells two stories: one of drama, death, and decay, of bodies that were moments ago beloved; and another “a prosaic, quotidian narrative about the problem of dealing with urban waste” 516 novel | fall 2011 (113...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 475–478.
Published: 01 November 2012
... are—unlike epic, unlike tragedy—allowed to traffic in prosaic and worldly facts of physical matters” (13). In the theater of literary forms, realism and satire sit side by side in the peanut gallery. The long flirtation between realism and satire was consummated in the 1880s and 1890s in the...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 529–532.
Published: 01 November 2018
... that the modern world has become too prosaic as that it has become too immense to sustain plot. Baudelaire's poems enact encounters between subjects who are networks of sensation within a sensible world that has no limit. The poetic apprehension of this multiplicity requires a form of “reverie...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 141–145.
Published: 01 May 2017
... social movements? In what ways might informal forms of power and influence suggest a new idea of participation in mass democracy? And what if these forms are expressed in the most prosaic and most profound ways in literature, specifically novels and short stories? These questions direct Stacey Margolis's...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 May 1999
... birth in London. The mysterious and fabulous East is the origin of all fiction, perhaps a parodic echo of the location of the origin of the domestic- realist novel in the all-too familiar and prosaic London-writ large as West! Prescriptive Realism has truly met its match in Clara Reeve, even as it...
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Novel (1 November 2005) 38 (2-3): 254–271.
Published: 01 November 2005
..., render the aesthetic of aristocratic decoration incompatible with English life and relocate that life in prosaic domestic spaces. The Chinese object simultaneously moves between these aesthetic regimes, passing from decadent ornament to everyday thing. Although chinoiserie had been in fashion...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2010
... . Oxford: Oxford UP, 2006 . Ginsburg , Michal , and Nandrea Lorri. “The Prose of the World.” The Novel, Vol. 2: Forms and Themes . Ed. Moretti Franco. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2006 . 244 –73. Godzich , Wlad , and Kittay Jeffrey. The Emergence of Prose: An Essay in Prosaics...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 112–122.
Published: 01 May 2017
... stage the triumph of lowbrow over highbrow as a procession that also denotes the passage of time. Whereas Kit's book is never sighted, Millie's books are extravagantly prosaic visual objects, piled upon the screen in a metonymic parody of the dissolve. Where turning pages of books sometimes represents...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 179–192.
Published: 01 August 2013
... self-conscious historical sensibility the object of representation.5 Scott achieves this breakthrough through his creation of a unique kind of cen- tral character, the mediocre hero. The historical novel requires this decidedly prosaic protagonist because he serves a specific compositional...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 167–174.
Published: 01 August 2009
... those whose protagonists and national readerships seemed to give up 170 novel | summer 2009 wishing for alternative worlds and buckled down to normative living and prosaic reading. When feminism came along and provoked us out of such political com- placency, it nevertheless ceded the...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 385–392.
Published: 01 August 2016
... . Morson Gary Saul . Mikhail Bakhtin: Creation of a Prosaics . Stanford : Stanford UP , 1990 . Most Glenn . “ Emotion, Memory, and Trauma .” The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature . Ed. Eldridge Richard . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2009 . 442 – 63...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 441–451.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the process of aesthetic evaluation as including the other's subsequent demand for us to justify it” (171). The post hoc status of arguments for the interesting signals its detachment from specific formal configurations: “interesting” forms tend to be pluralist or mixed, impure, transitory, prosaic...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 64–83.
Published: 01 May 2019
... ventriloquizes. And yet this group, ironically, overlaps with the prosaic people cast as worthy objects of sympathy. As this crux suggests, such a capacious middling group presents one of the biggest challenges to Eliot's relationship with the reading masses. This challenge manifests in the complex tone of...
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Novel (1 November 2005) 38 (2-3): 272–290.
Published: 01 November 2005
... education. By this turn of logic, even the most prosaic daily transactions-from window shopping to walking through London's public gardens to meeting people for tea-presented the discerning observer with opportunities to learn about oneself and others. It was with an eye toward this expanding...