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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 337–366.
Published: 01 November 2023
... and Theodor Adorno would articulate in terms of reification and alienation are already enacted grammatically as words break down into their linguistic properties and increasingly derive their meaning through placement. The article focuses on three pivotal moments of this development: the “prosification...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 300–303.
Published: 01 August 2015
... was in impoverishment, in lack of knowledge and in taking away, in subtracting rather than adding” (qtd. in Bolin 80). Intriguingly, it is an encounter with the archival remains of another writer (and a philosopher, to boot), Theodor Adorno , that throws up a “connection” to a different early twentieth-century...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 334–337.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of the antinomies of European Enlightenment contains no sustained discussion of the barbarism of modern colonialism and imperialism. Yes, “the fully enlightened earth radiates disaster triumphant” ( Adorno and Horkheimer 3 ). But addressed to the ruins of fascist Europe, Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno's document...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 485–489.
Published: 01 November 2015
... this argument, he relies heavily on Theodor Adorno, whose negative dialectics, Gui argues, avoids the pitfalls of Hegelian or Marxist dialectics, which, in his view, “tends toward a synthesis that resolves contradictory sociopolitical and intellectual forces” (10). Adorno's argument against instrumental...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Trilling. She argues that his chastened political views, which emphasize the tragic limits of what can be achieved, can go head to head with the bleak radicalism of Theodor Adorno. “[Trilling's] most valued form of thinking is a practice of negative capability that ideally complements an openness...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 311–317.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Cited Adorno , Theodor W . “Late Capitalism or Industrial Society?” Can One Live after Auschwitz? A Philosophical Reader . Ed. Tiedemann Rolf. Trans. Rodney Livingstone. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2003 . 111 -25. ———. “Trying to Understand Endgame.” Notes to Literature, Volume 1 . Ed...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... only relate to nature via an intervening screen of social representations; that is, through what Theodor W. Adorno called a “second nature.” In the Anthropocene, however, these layers become blurred, since nature itself becomes a medium for the inscription of texts that contain portentous clues...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 340–342.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., following Theodor Adorno, she proposes that discomfort is the only objective left for art that understands itself as such. This stance makes her work stand out in a field of modernist studies that currently abounds with talk of transnational affiliation and the global reach of early twentieth-century...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 366–372.
Published: 01 November 2009
... not as a testament to bourgeois inwardness and decadence but as an artifact whose form was partially determined by objective social and historical conditions in the colonial and metropolitan contact zones of the Age of Empire. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Adorno , Theodor W. Notes...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 306–309.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., and the Novel (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2011), pp. 219, cloth, $95.00. While many writers—Evelyn Waugh, W. H. Auden, and Theodor Adorno among them— tout the impossibility of satire in modernity (whose very condition is rupture), Jonathan Greenberg instead locates satire at the heart of the modernist...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 166–168.
Published: 01 May 2007
... and the epigram-both mechanisms for defamiliarizing objects, leaving them unequated and unintegrated. Drawing on Eve Sedgwick and Theodor Adorno, Lesjak shows how Dorian's famous col- lections allow Wilde to reimagine the relation between subject and object as nonidentical without being appropriative...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 May 2009
... in his study [25] signals an awareness of and openness to this perspective, and his analysis of shame in Dickens [162–90] echoes the account of philosophical homesickness in The Theory of the Novel.) Indeed, the emphasis throughout the study on the process and display of thought—what Theodor Adorno...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 155–158.
Published: 01 May 2015
... critic like Theodor Adorno, who wrote about the intellectually challenging poet Stefan George and the modernist novelist Marcel Proust because their formally innovative work revealed more about the social contradictions than did popular culture, for which he had much contempt. The texts that Miller deals...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
... literature neoliberalism Works Cited Adorno Theodor . “ Notes to Kafka .” Prisms . Trans. Weber Samuel and Weber Shierry . Cambridge, MA : MIT P , 1983 . 243 – 71 . Adorno Theodor . “ On Epic Naiveté .” Notes to Literature . Vol. 1 . Trans. Nicholsen...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 388–405.
Published: 01 November 2022
... ending. Theodor Adorno writes: “One may not cast a picture of utopia in a positive manner” ( Bloch 10 ). What is productive instead, he says, is to draw attention to “what's missing”: “the determined negation of that which merely is . . . which always points at the same time to what should be” (10, 12...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 319–324.
Published: 01 August 2014
... to be indefensible’’ (ibid For Clune, much follows from this assumption: out the window goes Theodor Adorno, for example, whose notion of negative, autonomous art might otherwise have appealed: ‘‘Adorno’s theory is predicated on the labor theory of value alas, ‘‘and involves a distinction between the subjective...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 165–169.
Published: 01 May 2019
... as Georges Bataille, the renegade post-Sadean surrealist primitivist, are not easily collapsed one into the other. At the same time, the book would benefit from a more flexible and less iconoclastic view of modern disenchantment that might include, for instance, Theodor Adorno's and Max Horkheimer's...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 487–490.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... In looking to Georg Lukàcs, Theodor Adorno, and Denise Ferreira da Silva to explain this discursive figure in Asian American literary criticism, Lee could give a better sense of why realism and aesthetic representation are the chosen terms by which to study how the critical emphasis on historical...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 57–83.
Published: 01 May 2004
...JUSTUS NIELAND Copyright © Novel Corp. 2004 2004 Works Cited Adorno , Theodor . Aesthetic Theory . Trans. Robert Hullot-Kentor. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1997 . Agamben , Giorgio . The Man Without Content . Trans. Georgia Albert. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1999...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 455–460.
Published: 01 November 2012
... adventure (or Robinsonade, as it is for Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer) foregrounds the practical skills required to navigate an ocean frontier over and beyond a critical romance of interiority and individual experience. Examples of practical reasoning Novel: A Forum on Fiction 45:3  © 2012...