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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 189–209.
Published: 01 August 2021
... perceptual and affective (sensual as well as emotional) impact. Moreover, she is attentive to judgments of beauty. She is interested in how those judgments operate both within the text and in the reader's interaction with her work. Middlemarch 's aesthetics is substantially comparative—the novel displays...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in the symbolical realm. Focusing on the femininity of the “eternally ill” “Beautiful Soul” (in Goethe's Wilhelm Meister ) and the social masculinism of the bildungsroman, this essay refers to the elaboration of the same theme by Hegel and Lacan and traces variations of this neurotic character in the Turkish novel...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 283–304.
Published: 01 August 2022
... public-private division with a marked preference for the richness and beauty of private life. This article argues that Woolf, no stranger to the civil service through her family and personal networks, had a more strained and ambivalent response to bureaucracy as an idea and government form. A close...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 256–279.
Published: 01 August 2023
... characteristic of the “middling sort.” Its exemplary author is William Hogarth, whose Marriage A‐la‐Mode offers a signal instance of the forms of network‐style visualization seeking to make sense of the urban everyday, and whose Analysis of Beauty includes a surprisingly thorough account of the network‐like...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 45–62.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., or use. The moral purity of stupidity explains why, in the later works, James values the sexually innocent and the willfully naive, providing a key to solving some of his more puzzling love plots; aesthetically, it accounts for his fascination with symbols and inanimate objects, rendered beautiful...
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Published: 01 August 2023
Figure 5. “The eye . . . viewing a row of letters.” Detail from Hogarth, Analysis of Beauty (plate 1, figure 14). Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. More
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Published: 01 August 2023
Figure 4. “The trunk of a figure cast in soft wax.” Detail from Hogarth, Analysis of Beauty (plate 1, figure 2). Courtesy of the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University. More
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 144–146.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Michael Trask GOBLE MARK , Beautiful Circuits: Modernism and the Mediated Life ( New York : Columbia UP , 2010 ), pp. 392 , cloth, $40.00 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Modernism’s Love Objects MARK GOBLE, Beautiful Circuits...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 121–143.
Published: 01 May 2007
... , Denis . Speaking of Beauty . New Haven: Yale UP, 2003 . Eagleton , Terry . The Ideology of the Aesthetic . Oxford: Blackwell, 1990 . Eliot , George . Middlemarch . 1871 –72. Ed. Rosemary Ashton. London: Penguin, 1994 . Gadamer , Hans-Georg . Truth and Method . 1960...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 212–234.
Published: 01 August 2000
... . Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1995 . Flugel , J.C. The Psychology of Clothes . London: Hogarth, 1966 . Foster , Hal . Compulsive Beauty . Cambridge: MIT P, 1993 . Freeman , Barbara Claire . The Feminine Sublime: Gender and Excess in Women’s Fiction . Berkeley: U of California P...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Marina MacKay Marian Eide , Terrible Beauty: The Violent Aesthetic and Twentieth-Century Literature ( Charlottesville : U of Virginia P , 2019 ), pp. 304 , paper, $39.50 . Copyright © 2021 by Novel, Inc. 2021 “Need I say that there is nothing so romantic as war?” Wyndham...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., an “aquiline nose,” and “thin” lips. Judah has a “low and broad” forehead, a “long” nose with “expanded nostrils,” a large upper lip, a “round chin,” and “oval cheeks.” Messala, “severe and chaste,” is beautiful in a Roman way; Judah, “rich and voluptuous,” has the “beauty peculiar to his race” (80, 81...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 37–56.
Published: 01 May 2020
... pleasure, Strether reveling in the sensation of recapturing the Lambinet landscape painting that he had once characteristically denied himself (380). David Lodge argues that the beauty of the countryside in this scene is continuous with the “beauty” that Strether has previously attributed to the lovers, so...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 335–361.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., between literature and nonliterature and so forth are not laid up in heaven. —Bakhtin It is a very beautiful thing when a nation has books which have been crammed full of their story. —Sekese What distinguishes the novel, writes Mikhail Bakhtin, is that “the forces that define...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 353–376.
Published: 01 November 2000
... historical occasion for these remarks is Greta Garbo's 1933 film, Queen Chris- tina, a production that for Barthes marks the "fragile moment when the cinema is about to draw an existential from an essential beauty, when the archetype leans towards the fascination of mortal faces" (57...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 277–302.
Published: 01 November 2004
... Wyk , Johan . “Catastrophe and Beauty: Ways of Dying, Zakes Mda’s Novel of the Transition.” Literator 18 ( 1997 ): 79 –90. Viljoen , Hein . “Let the Carnival Begin—A Modest Proposal.” Literator 1 ( 1993 ): 3 –5. On Laughter, the Grotesque, and the South...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 254–271.
Published: 01 November 2005
... , Edmund . A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful . Ed. Adam Phillips. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1990 . Burney , Fanny . Evelina . Ed. Edward A. Bloom Oxford: Oxford UP, 1982 . Chambers , William . A Dissertation on Oriental Gardening...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2000
... particles, she analyzes the paradox of "dust" in Victorian economies of seeing, where it is at once a dan- gerous and supplemental threat to life and beauty, as well as the condition of possibility for both life and sublime aesthetic effects. Moving from the barely visible to the invisible, Flint...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 321–334.
Published: 01 November 2021
... themselves for explaining the move that makes them formal outliers and problem novels. In deciding to organize essays that focus on novels that so identify themselves, I took my cue from Henry James's notion of “the beautiful move,” a formal concept that Michaela Bronstein brings to our attention...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 November 2013
... University. She is the author of Lyric Generations: Poetry and the Novel in the Long Eighteenth Century (2004) and Feeling Beauty: The Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience (2013).  JOHN RICHETTI is A. M. Rosenthal Professor of English (Emeritus) at the University of Pennsylvania. He has authored, most...