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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 362–373.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Vaughn Rasberry Abstract Reading British writer Francis Spufford's 2008 novel Red Plenty , a fictionalized account of life in the Soviet Union during the early Khrushchev years, this essay defends a bare theory of race against what it calls a novelistic theory of race. Whereas the latter—powerfully...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 393–399.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Robinson’s Red Riding Hood (1858), telling a well-known fairy tale, through William H. Rau’s Mr and Mrs Turtledove’s New French Cook (stereo- graphs from 1902), where the narrative of the guilty husband’s transgressions in the kitchen is traced with the same ease as his wife reads the floury handprints...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 157–165.
Published: 01 August 2018
... because of where he winds up: confirming via a reading of Francis Spufford's Red Plenty that the novel makes the past available as a resource. Red Plenty recalls a “road constructed but not traveled in the twentieth century,” Rasberry explains, one “that could have precipitated what appears then and...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 290–296.
Published: 01 August 2009
... 1827, was named The Red Rover after its title character: a glamorous pirate of the Eastern seaboard in the colonial era. Both novels celebrate roving mariners who are the successors to Crusoe, though they reconfigure the impulse to roam for an era when the New World has been settled with...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 322–338.
Published: 01 August 2018
... the park, where I had come in. The dancers had started again. Many of them, I now noticed, wore red or pink. I could not remember if red was lucky in Chinese culture. The thin sound of the ehru still slithered in among the drums of the dancers' tape player, and it seemed to summon to my mind's eye the...
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Novel (1 November 2000) 33 (3): 328–352.
Published: 01 November 2000
... jessamines, with their silvery stars, geraniums . .. golden jessamines, lemon-scented verbenum, all unit[ing] their bloom and fragrance" (Stowe, Uncle Tom 253). But this gorgeous estate is later exposed as a heathenish illusion by Tom's sale up the Red River to the true precincts of des- perate...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 251–270.
Published: 01 August 2010
... . Carter , Angela . The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories . London: Penguin, 1990 . Craft , Christopher . “‘Kiss Me with Those Red Lips’: Gender and Inversion in Bram Stoker's Dracula.” Representations 8 ( 1984 ): 107 –33. Daly , Nicholas . Modernism, Romance, and the Fin de...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 May 2018
... resistance to the drudgery of Taylorism. We are quite some distance from the one-quarter-horsepower engine of Cuban communism, but there are family resemblances. Shklovsky was a White Russian turned Red and Marré a lifelong Party member; Ponte is a disenchanted son of the Revolution. If world literature...
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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 May 2004
..." of the book as event. That possibility is gestured towards at the end of City of Glnss, where, following the collapse of the Stillman case, Quinn finds himself in Stillman's apartment writing in the red notebook-writing, it turns out, and drawing near to finishing the very text we...
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Novel (1 November 2003) 36 (3): 374–397.
Published: 01 November 2003
... century reflect this new perception of empire; moreover, their reaction to these circumstances helped to inform imperialist discourses well into the twenti- eth century. No doubt the sense of imperial unity produced by the expansive patches of British imperial pink-red that dominated the globe...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 May 1999
... was "indignant" over Lennox's "monstrous abuse of one of the very few women I have a red value for" (qtd. in Small 6). It is also how StSjourntS read the novel, fir instance, when he identified ~umont'saffair with Mrs. E the Governor's married daughter, with events which befell...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2011
... dogs were tearing the flesh of the patriots who lay unburied and unmourned. As Metcalfe saw the people with the swords in their hands he opened fire. Hundreds fell down dead on the steps of the mosque and inside, colouring the stones a deeper red with their blood. But with a resolution to...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 165–183.
Published: 01 August 2012
... that the detective novel’s ending is merely its most insistent red herring. The problem with these off-kilter endings is not that they dispel the fantasy of generic purity (which is, of course, only ever a fantasy); it is, rather, that this ostensible breach of the detective genre paradoxically...