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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Rosemary Marangoly George This essay argues that tracking Kamala Markandaya's literary career enables us to see, in retrospect, some of the blind spots of the postcolonial literary critical frame within which we have situated novels produced by third-world writers in the twentieth century...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Ulka Anjaria This essay describes a trend in contemporary Third World writing characterized by a “realist impulse.” The realist impulse is a transition in representational mode, style, and/or medium that entails a new textual engagement with the contemporary world, evident in gestures such as...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the once peripheral literature and cinema that conformed to Fredric Jameson's definition of Third World national allegories can now be read as symptoms of First World cultural production. This historical and aesthetic shift has made itself felt at the heart of Israeli daily life in the rearticulation...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 August 2009
... traction, arguments such as Fredric Jameson's about the third-world novel must consider the novel more concretely in relation to literacy and publication structures. Franco Moretti's collaborative Il romanzo begins to organize an apparatus of knowledge that might ground new theories in dialogue with media...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 231–238.
Published: 01 August 2009
... this boat sailing into eternity toward the edges of a nonworld that no ancestor will haunt?” (6–7). The third abyss “projects a reverse image of all that had been left behind, not to be regained for generations.” It marks the receding world, “evanescent” as you “cross . . . the land-sea that...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 362–373.
Published: 01 August 2018
... © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 neoliberalism African American Third World Communism Red Plenty In 2008, British writer Francis Spufford published Red Plenty , a fictionalized account of life in the Soviet Union during the early Khrushchev years. Politically and aesthetically, Spufford's...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 329–337.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., Love and Death in the American Novel (1960). All four works make powerful formal arguments and also display—impressively and diversely—interrelations between literature and history. Yet today, after the way the world was changing in 1967—the civil rights movement, feminism, Third Worldism—how limited...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 245–267.
Published: 01 August 2006
... non-Europe by "embedding [it] in European culture" (146). Sara Suleri, on the other hand, takes Naipaul as one of the last representatives of a "dying genera- tion," a generation that is simultaneously the product of a "given 'third-world' history" and expresses the inability of that history to...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2014
... not deserve to be national, for it fails to represent the will of the people. The notion of a world community of peoples suggests an idea of populist third-world international- ism that combines far-reaching international bonds with a historically endowed national-cultural identity. In this...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
... novelists employ the conventions in characters who understand the world as a simple, single totality. For both writers, the cult serves to draw a contrast with the novels' own self-consciously complex cognitive maps of the contemporary world system. © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 375–387.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the same to me as Faulkner's winning the award or Saul Bellow or even Wole Soyinka and Derek Walcott. As Morrison herself has said, “I have never lived, nor has any of us, in a world in which race did not matter” ( “Home” 3 ), and one could well say the same for gender. Indeed, there is another part...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 316–320.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Paul Stasi Cheah Pheng , What Is a World? On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature ( Durham : Duke UP , 2016 ), pp. 408, cloth, $99.95 . Copyright © 2017 by Paul Stasi 2017 Pheng Cheah answers the titular question of his new book, What Is a World? On Postcolonial...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Maud Ellmann For Britons during World War II, war was in the air, in the form of bombing raids, but also on the air, in the form of news and propaganda on the radio. “Everyday War” shows how Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Townsend Warner respond to war in the air by turning to the English countryside...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... understanding of the new “book of the world” than the “referential” function that stands as the traditional center of novel theory. The article concludes with a close reading of Adalbert Stifter's novel Indian Summer (1857) in order to demonstrate what an approach to a canonical text that is informed by our...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 272–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
... topics as climate change ( Clarke ), naturalism ( Stanley ), New Wave science fiction ( Sykes ), apocalyptic discourse ( Gomel ), and the history of World War II in Asia ( Kong ) and Europe ( Baxter ). My goal in this essay, however, is to consider how the late sequence provides a ground for speculating...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 322–338.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Lily Saint Abstract This essay challenges recent theories of world literature that argue that the global anglophone novel, in particular, instantiates empathic, ethical connection across and beyond nation-states. Taking cues from Teju Cole's Open City , it understands the urge to connect as a...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Hunger): A Record of Childhood and Youth . 1944. New York: Perennial-Harper, 2006 . The Comic Book World of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man JEAN-CHRISTOPHE CLOUTIER The Invisible Art In the vibrant and ever-expanding world of...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... a book about Star Trek speaks volumes: the show “did not come fully into its own until the third season of The Next Generation , that is, until after nearly two hundred episodes and five movies had been made” ( Richards 5 ). Two hundred episodes for a series, or a world, to hit its stride; what...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 324–328.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Mrinalini Chakravorty COOPPAN VILASHINI , Worlds Within: National Narratives and Global Connections in Postcolonial Writing ( Stanford : Stanford UP , 2009 ), pp. 354 , cloth, $65.00 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Worlding the Nation...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., blurring their boundaries: at first, paper clips from the hard-boiled world show up in the fantasy library, while later on, fantastic beasts appear under Tokyo, and so on. Third, it becomes an explicit plot point that in the narrator's mind linear chronology and “cause and effect” have become confused, so...