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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 November 2009) 42 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 November 2009
...David Glover In the immediate aftermath of World War II, the roman fleuve underwent an unexpected revival in Britain, reaching a new peak of popularity in the work of Anthony Powell, C. P. Snow, Lawrence Durrell, and Doris Lessing (among others). Its success raises the question of the relationship...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the cult commune and the terrorist cell—in the Cold War and post–Cold War eras. The role of the cult in post–World War II literature has been relatively little studied, particularly as a nondemocratic space.1 In this essay, I propose that the topos of the cult—a set of conventions that developed...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
... in Harlem and instigator of a major crusade against comic books throughout the 1950s. Ellison's published writings and those stored at the Library of Congress make apparent that issues surrounding the comic book culture of the Cold War directly link up with many of Invisible Man 's bigger themes: the...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 93–99.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Question: What connects World War II aerial reconnaissance to Shakespeare studies? Answer: One of the great swords-into-plowshares narratives of the twentieth century. Richard Altick tells the story in his engrossing book The Scholar Adventurers. Dur- ing World War II...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... 80s–90s theory and the rise of new realisms can perhaps be taken as co-indices of the end of the Cold War's influence on English studies in a medial stage of American decline. One way to test that rather broad, rather speculative hypothesis is to look back at post–World War II US critical discourses...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): 141–142.
Published: 01 May 1999
... Room, Mrs. Dallozoay, To the Lightho~rse,and The Years-Levenback pre- sents a new reading of Woolf's psychological engagement with the First World War that moves between Leonard's view of Virginia's disconnection and recent Woolf scholarship that insists upon her deep interaction with the issues...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 272–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
... criticism, with that scholarly activity focused on such diverse 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...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
... ( Adorno, “Kafka” ; “ Endgame ” ). Adorno's thought after World War II understands social domination to be articulated through the “abstract concept,” which he characterizes as a web of categories that covers the world and denies the specificity of the object. The “concrete” is, in this context, the epic...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... adopt the metaphors of the period and describe it as a fracturing or explosion of social consensus regarding the natural world. Modernism, we should never forget, was largely the product of a generation that had gone through the trenches of World War I, had there become one with the earth, and had...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... a prerevolutionary patrimonial wealth distribution: labor's bargaining power vanishing and assets increasingly concentrated in the hands of a tiny elite. Gone are opportunities for mobility across class lines that were opened up after World War II by the high value of labor and increasing...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... establishment, by terrorism and subversion, of a totalitarian empire that denies all political and religious freedom’’ (National Security Strategy Archive). From this perspective, World War II, rather than the Crusades, was the proper historical precedent. Intellectuals across the ideological spectrum often...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 382–401.
Published: 01 November 2011
... conventional understanding of aesthetics they sought to reinhabit.2 The post−World War II years in the United States saw a vogue for middlebrow as a term with which to describe cultural artifacts, with articles on the term appear- ing in popular magazines like Harper’s and Life; a 1949 Broadway show...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... “Everyday War: Sylvia Townsend Warner and Virginia Woolf in World War II ” argues that aerial bombardment during World War II transformed war into a diffuse presence rather than a self-contained or isolatable event. Taking up Lukács's contention that it is the experience of mass warfare after the French...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 August 2009
... metropole, to the effects of “official nationalism” together with high imperialism, and finally to the liberation movements of Asia and Africa after World War II. Anderson does not fully develop the specific role of novel and newspaper at each phase, but his example of playing a single theoretical...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 221–237.
Published: 01 August 2012
.../11 with the fates of those who died in the bombing of Dresden in World War II and the bombing of Hiroshima. SPAHR | LITERARY IMAGINATION AFTER 9/11 225 desperate acts of humaneness that can be witnessed in the face of death and terror. And indeed...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 446–464.
Published: 01 November 2015
... understandable why the political was, for Sartre, an irrevocable presupposition. Two of his main examples of engaged literature, after all, are writings produced (a) during the radical reconstruction of political allegiances and party politics in the aftermath of World War II ( “Situation” ) and (b) on the topic...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 103–121.
Published: 01 May 2015
... city where he first met his eponymous interlocutor, and reads a gift from Austerlitz, Dan Jacobson's Heshel's Kingdom (1998), in which Jacobson describes his family's flight from Lithuania to South Africa and his later attempt to recover their traces in Europe after World War II. Weaving the words of...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 362–373.
Published: 01 August 2018
... War II global order. Wright constructs a protagonist whose commitment to self-narration is so intense that it leads—not unlike the totalitarian systems he repudiates—to his self-destruction. A few years after the publication of these novels and in the wake of Nikita Khrushchev's so-called secret...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 197–205.
Published: 01 May 2010
...: 290 “DissemiNation,” I: 216 Chinese novel, III: 1 biography, III: 184 Chorier, Nicolas, II: 497 biopolitics, I: 278; II: 443 Chow, Rey, III: 93 Bloom, Harold, III: 100 The Age of the World Target, I: 349...