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Novel (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 (2018) 51 (2): 157–165.
Published: 01 August 2018
... contributors are happy about that job description for the novel, however, and a look at their conclusions suggests cravings for other options. Vaughn Rasberry's essay is the perfect bookend for the collection, in part because of where he winds up: confirming via a reading of Francis Spufford's Red Plenty...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 290–296.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Jones in the Ameri- can Revolution. Cooper’s second maritime novel, published in 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...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 393–399.
Published: 01 November 2009
... with the amateur theatricalities of poses plastiques and tableaux vivants; to piece together several negatives to suggest past—or future. There is a long tradition, too, of photographers who seek to tell stories through a sequence of photographs, from Henry Peach Robinson’s Red Riding Hood (1858), telling...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 322–338.
Published: 01 August 2018
... 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 long-ago spirits that V. had been so concerned...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 251–270.
Published: 01 August 2010
... . 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 Siècle: Popular Fiction...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 May 1999
... 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 Governor Edward Clarke and his family in New...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 328–352.
Published: 01 November 2000
...] 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 labor. As Karen Halttunen points out, "just as the oriental sensuality of the Ward of Pleasure points the way...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2011
... 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 embrace death in the cause of the motherland...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 May 2004
... finds himself in Stillman's apartment writing in the red notebook-writing, it turns out, and drawing near to finishing the very text we are reading. "Quinn no longer had any interest in himself," we read. "He wrote about the stars, the earth, his hopes for mankind. He felt that his...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 374–397.
Published: 01 November 2003
... 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 was an important...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 May 2018
... experiences of the present. 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 scholars were...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 165–183.
Published: 01 August 2012
... 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 sums up detection’s compromised rela...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 281–304.
Published: 01 August 2023
... she describes and the political regime that produces it; this same intellectual purpose, I am suggesting, is served in Indiana by the shocking redeployment of the language of slavery. The contrast between worthy Ralph and unworthy Raymon appears in this light as something of a red herring...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 335–361.
Published: 01 November 2021
... polities fleeing fearsome Zulu armies and their scorched earth tactics, led by Shaka until his death in 1828. 7 Leaving crops and livestock behind as they ran from the “cloud of red dust . . . out of the east” that signaled destruction (qtd. in Thompson 26 ), some Basotho turned to cannibalism...