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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Anderson , Sherwood . Poor White . New York: Viking, 1966 . ———. A Story Teller's Story . Garden City: Garden City, 1924 . ———. Winesburg, Ohio . Oxford: Oxford UP, 1997 . Benjamin , Walter . “The Storyteller.” Selected Writings: Volume 3, 1935–1938 . Ed. Eiland Howard and W...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 August 2009
... specification “Ein Roman ist ein romantisches Buch” (“a novel is a romantic book”). The relationship of the history of the novel to the history of the book becomes crucial for Walter Benjamin (influenced by Lukács and author of a dissertation largely on Schlegel) in “The Storyteller,” part of a larger...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 132–139.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Randall Stevenson Walter Benjamin's image of the backward-looking angel of history dates from 1944 but is also relevant to earlier parts of the twentieth century, especially after August 1914. Rebecca West's Return of the Soldier is paradigmatic in theme and form of a well-charted modernist...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 438–452.
Published: 01 November 2013
... experience, it takes on a kind of “aura,” which Walter Benjamin has located in “original” artworks by embodying the temporality of that reading experience. By excavating the role that the object of the book plays in the transmission of Deronda , itself published in eight monthly sections, the essay sheds new...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 443–450.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of the meaning and truth of all that has been and is” (51). In fact, for Haver, catastrophe’s logic is that “of every invocation of history,” such that it persists in raising the awkward question: “Why is there history rather than ­nothing?” (55). In Walter Benjamin’s familiar thesis on Paul Klee’s...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 165–169.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Maurizia Boscagli Works Cited Barnes Djuna . Nightwood . New York : New Directions , 1961 . Benjamin Walter . “ Some Remarks on Folk Art .” Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings, 1927–1930 . Ed. Jennings Michael W. , Eiland Howard , and Smith Gary . Trans...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 369–390.
Published: 01 November 2001
.... P.E. Charvet Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1972 . Benjamin , Walter . Charles Baudelaire: A Lyric Poet in the Era of High Capitalism . Trans. Harry Zohn. London: Verso, 1983 . Benjamin , Walter . The Arcades Project . Trans. Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin. Cambridge: Harvard UP...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 328–331.
Published: 01 August 2013
... to Matthew Arnold to Jacques Derrida, from Sophocles to Walter Benjamin to Assia Djebar, Dalgarno makes Woolf essential to a new global comparatism. In this context, Woolf’s writing is exemplary for the way in which it remarks “the historical contingency of the sign” (10) when transla- tion (in its...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): iii–iv.
Published: 01 May 2009
... and co-translated Walter Benjamin’s Arcade’s Proj- ect. He is currently at work on a book about politics and poetry in the nineteenth century.  peter melville logan is associate professor of English and director of the Center for the Humanities at Temple University. He is the author of Nerves...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 146–150.
Published: 01 May 2022
... swirling machinations” (204). If Wharton is Liming's avatar for exploring the collector's place in modern life, then Walter Benjamin is the collector's theoretical shadow-companion. Wharton (1862–1937) and Benjamin (1892–1940) have a “shared status as members of a disappearing class of devoted...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 300–303.
Published: 01 August 2015
...David Cunningham Bolin John , Beckett and the Modern Novel ( New York : Cambridge UP , 2013 ) , pp. 214, cloth , $96.00 . In a famous 1938 letter to Gershom Scholem, Walter Benjamin suggested that Kafka's works might well be read as “the exact complement of his age” ( 326...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 111–113.
Published: 01 May 2004
... explanation to uncover the power and meaning of things in literary texts-and indeed, Walter Benjamin, with his rich if unsystematic accounts of the congealed life embedded in things is a crucial theorist for Brown-it does not end there. The book focuses especially on the formal dimensions of literary...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 May 2015
... : Cambridge UP , 2009 . Benjamin Walter . Reflections: Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings . New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich , 1978 . Copjec Joan . Read My Desire: Lacan against the Historicists . Cambridge : MIT P , 1995 . Davis William A. Thomas Hardy...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 353–355.
Published: 01 November 2004
... of the crowded past to life as Walter Benjamin urged us to, by the ardent light of our current quarrels. JOHN PLOTZ, Brandeis University ...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 311–317.
Published: 01 August 2009
... . Ed. Corredor Eva. Durham: Duke UP, 1997 . 113 -26. Benjamin , Walter . “Letter to Gershom Scholem on Franz Kafka.” Trans. Edmund Jephcott. Selected Writings, Volume 3, 1935-1938 . Ed. Eiland Howard and W. Jennings Michael. Cambridge: Belknap, 2002 . 322 -29. ———. “The Storyteller...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2013
...-point of the imperial and metropolitan imaginary that Marxists . . . locate in the modern period” (9). She is not alone in this treatment of the nineteenth-century metropolis, of course, and finds confirmation for her approach in no less than the essays of Walter Benjamin. In “The Flâneur...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 497–504.
Published: 01 November 2014
...). To read their presence in the novel as mere allegory is to miss this fuller complexity and to collapse the different local contexts in which the chairs signify. Connolly underscores her point––and nods toward her own approach to Irish history–– by turning to Walter Benjamin’s distinction between...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 381–387.
Published: 01 November 2022
... to Laura's memory and end with the final quotation from her Manning Lecture, where she turned to Walter Benjamin and his recognition of the urgency and intensity of memories charged by the friends encountered in real times and spaces: “I think of an afternoon in Paris to which I owe insights into my life...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 529–532.
Published: 01 November 2018
... criticized the mass of detail that flooded their texts as detrimental to aesthetic decorum. Subsequent critics, from Walter Benjamin to Roland Barthes, interpreted the new textual multiplicity of writing as a symptom of materialist excess, an obsessive compulsion to affirm the solidity of the bourgeois world...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 304–310.
Published: 01 August 2009
... that with the machines and technologies of accelerated speed and constant motion also came a new sensorium of body and consciousness, a changed perceptual aware- ness, cognitive and visceral, symbolic and embodied, that chroniclers of moder- nity have variously attempted to elucidate. Here think of Walter Benjamin...