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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 179–192.
Published: 01 August 2013
... mostly with the visible turbulence of history. Willa Cather, I argue, does something very different in Death Comes for the Archbishop : she portrays everyday life as embodying the long past that defines a culture. Cather renders the everyday as the mass of human experience that changes slowly over time...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2017
... fiction's capacity to inhabit both simultaneously. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Willa Cather modernism naturalism semidetached aesthetic experience When I look into the Aeneid now, I can always see two pictures: the one on the page, and another behind that: blue and...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 305–307.
Published: 01 August 2019
... chapters concern Willa Cather (1873–1947) and Buster Keaton (1895–1966), and not just prose fiction, since there are chapters on painting, book design, and cinema. Semi-detached turns out to be not a concept but a hook. It can mean half-awareness, or double awareness, or interruption, or reflection. It...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 308–312.
Published: 01 August 2019
... period through the fin-de-siècle “scientific romances” of H. G. Wells and the experiments in “layering” and “overtone” that characterize the novels of Willa Cather. These two chapters, despite the very different authors and genres they examine, are connected by an interest in the fantasies made available...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 466–470.
Published: 01 November 2019
... with philosophically universal concerns. Voelz reads several works of American prose—Charles Brockden Brown's Arthur Mervyn , Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave-Girl , Willa Cather's The Professor's House , several stories by Flannery O'Connor, and Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis —as...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 481–484.
Published: 01 November 2020
... objects, from canonical modernist works to contemporary novels and films to the It Gets Better Project. The list of authors covered is impressive. Charles Dickens, Marcel Proust, William James, Henry James, Thomas Mann, Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, William Faulkner, and Ralph Ellison all have substantial...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 May 2004
... times this psychologica1 criticism results in familiar interpretations recast in the Darwinian language of "kin assistance" and "mate selection," at other times, as in his reading of Willa Cather's 0 Pioneers!, Carroll reveals his own in- tuitive gifts, explaining the two disparate plotlines of...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 446–449.
Published: 01 November 2006
... Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie (19001, Willa Cather's The Professor's House (1925), William Faulkner's Sanct~rary(1931), and Richard Wright's Nafive Son (1940), Dore diagnoses what she calls "negative narrationu-formal techniques such as elision, prolepsis, erasure, and deferral-through...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... perhaps prefigures key modernist novelistic strategies. John Plotz's “Overtones and Empty Rooms: Willa Cather's Semidetached Modernism” draws on his current work concerning the forms of partial absorption that structure everyday reading, a partiality that he sets up as a tension between operatic...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Willa Cather) can be said to have ultimately worked through the nostalgic impulses informing their respec- tively mournful undertakings while Dos Passos set his sights from the start on the future, predicating the genre’s survival on its capacity to confront directly the technologically mediated...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 August 2020
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 August 2020
... . Brodhead Richard . Cultures of Letters: Scenes of Reading and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 1993 . Campbell Donna M. Resisting Regionalism: Gender and Naturalism in American Fiction, 1885–1915 . Athens : Ohio UP , 1997 . Cather Willa...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... University Press 2016 Anthropocene terraforming urban ecology urban literature speculative fiction When we think of “the land” and its literary representations, what usually comes to mind are the rural landscapes of Thomas Hardy or Willa Cather, the wild landscapes of James Fenimore Cooper...