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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
... exchanges 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...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 45–62.
Published: 01 May 2015
... 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 by...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 322.
Published: 01 August 2015
... the same time, in its forbidding magnificence, the style itself comes to embody some of the magisterial autonomy, the fortified inscrutability, the “stupid elegance” ( Golden Bowl 420) of that freedom from desire that for James is the truly, yet elusively, beautiful. This error has been corrected...
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Novel (1 May 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: Modernism and the Mediated Life (New...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 121–143.
Published: 01 May 2007
... . 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. Second rev...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): ii.
Published: 01 August 2012
... is at work on a book on how secular conceptions of public discourse circumscribe the everyday gestures of literary criticism in contemporary fiction. clemens spahr is assistant professor of English at Mainz University and the author of Radical Beauty: American Transcendentalism and the...
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Novel (1 May 2002) 36 (1): iv.
Published: 01 May 2002
... a cultural history of "Black Beauty." DAWN COLEMAN is a doctoral candidate in English and American literature at Stanford University, where she is completing a dissertation on sermons and nineteenth-century novels. RYAN TRIMM is Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies at the...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 November 2013
...: 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 recently, The Life of Daniel Defoe: A Critical...
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Novel (1 August 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 (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2000
... 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 then offers an analysis of...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): v.
Published: 01 May 1999
... latest book, The Domestic Revolution: Enlightenment Feminisms and the Novel, will be published in Fall 2000. KAnfY ALEXIS PSOMIADES is Associate Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Beauty's Body and co-editor, with Talia Schaffer, of Women and British...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): iv.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Franklin & Marshall College. She has previously published work on Jean Rhys and Virginia Woolf. She is currently completing a book on transatlantic modernism. KATHY ALEXIS PSOMIADES teaches in the English Department at Duke University. She is the author of Beauty's Body: Femininity and...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 305–308.
Published: 01 November 2007
... disinterested appreciation of the beautiful as a wholly subjective, noncontingent act that yet requires universal assent. It is in this latter component (and paradox) that Arendt seeks a possible social unity absent from intellectual and political solutions. Judgments of taste, the mast private of...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 340–343.
Published: 01 August 2013
... or drawn new portraits so that Jane’s outer beauty can be brought into alignment with her inner beauty. In the popular imagination, Jane accedes to the radiant outward beauty of Anne Hathaway. As Wells puts it: the 2007 film Becoming“ Jane fully satisfies the viewer’s desire to imagine...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 485–488.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... O’Gorman argued powerfully against Bolton’s approach, calling it, as Pe´rez Firmat notes, ‘‘a beautiful, fallacious illusion a kind of ‘‘geographical hallucination’’ to insist upon seeing an ‘‘essential unity’’ in disparate cultures and histories of the hemisphere (Hanke 107, 109; qtd. in Pe´rez Firmat...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 May 2009
...” 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). Late in the novel, Wallace extends his ethnographic expertise to the...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): 205–206.
Published: 01 November 2007
...TIMOTHY BEWES Copyright © Novel Corp. 2007 2007 Editorial Note Kazuo Ishiguro is a writer who both invites superlative assessments and confounds them. His stories have been regularly described as "heartbreaking"; his prose is acclaimed for its "breathtaking style" and "beauty"; and...
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Novel (1 November 2005) 38 (2-3): 254–271.
Published: 01 November 2005
... 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 [with An Heroic Epistle and...
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Novel (1 November 2000) 33 (3): 353–376.
Published: 01 November 2000
... flesh, which could be neither reached nor renounced" (56). The spe- cific 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...
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Novel (1 November 2004) 37 (3): 277–302.
Published: 01 November 2004
... the Tapeworm . Johannesburg: Ravan P, 1996 . Van 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...