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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 1999
...DAVID H. HIRSCH HAROLD FISCH, New Stories for Old: Biblical Patterns in the Novel (New York: Macmillan Press, 1998), pp. x + 236, $55.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 1999 1999 Biblical Narratives, Secular and Sacred HAROLD FISCH, New Storiesfor Old: Biblical Patterns...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... This article focuses on literary portraiture in the Jesus novel, a genre of historical fiction that emerged independently in different national literatures from the 1830s onward alongside several parallel developments, including the secularization of biblical scholarship, the rediscovery of early Christian...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
... kinds—the bildungsroman, the regional novel, crime fiction, the roman à clef, the biblical allegory. Transplanting conventions from these various genres into narrative contexts where they seem not to belong, Condition of England novels exploit generic dissonance as an instrument of open-ended literary...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
...” that renders explicit both the law of the political body and the law of aesthetic composition, as in the more explicitly Zionist novels of the 1940s and 1950s. 15 In addition to the biblical allusion, the fact that Yiftah witnesses Hagar in the act of lovemaking suggests also a Freudian primal scene...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 513–516.
Published: 01 November 2011
... and Cultural Spaces of Restoration London (1998) and comes up with a compelling reading of the underside of the 514 novel | fall 2011 rebuilding, of space as wasted, as waste. London in 1666 enacted the biblical wasteland of spiritual, moral, and material residue—of powerful meaning...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): v.
Published: 01 May 1999
... of his career he authored numerous books and articles, including ldeas in the Early American Navel, Biblical Patterns in Modern Lzterature, and most recently, The Deconsfructiuon of Literature: Criticism Affer Auschwifz. After retiring, he continued an active life of teaching and research, of which...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 404–424.
Published: 01 November 2021
... The names of the central characters, Simón and David, are biblical. The experience of being “washed clean” resonates with Christian baptism, and like most religions, Christianity is much concerned with “the next life” and “the new life.” 17 Especially frequent are near quotations of the words of Jesus...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 284–303.
Published: 01 August 2019
... within a thick web of biblical allusion, a situation that allows him to stage not the reluctant capitulation to belief but its persistent efficacy in a world that rejects the very premise of conviction. Read against Costello's equivocations in “At the Gate,” Childhood is a text that tries to imagine...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 165–185.
Published: 01 August 2011
... apparent moral ambition, Charles Gildon did not. Biblical Truth of a Piece with Fictitious Story Gildon’s Life divides easily into three sections. The first section, the dramatized late-night encounter between Defoe and his characters, is like all the other first responses...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 May 1999
... Biblical chronology. While Archbishop Ussher had declared after much investigation that the creation had occurred in 4004 BC, a French controversialist, Isaac La PeyrPre, suggested in his Men Before Adam (1656) that there had been several Adams before the Biblical Adam, that the Pentateuch...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2011
...” (115). Though it is not as central to the abo- litionism of her text, Jacobs engages in the same strategy as Douglass, transform- ing the question of slavery into that of the meaning of Christianity itself. It was biblical lines such as the one quoted by Auld, from the New and Old Tes- taments...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 165–169.
Published: 01 May 2019
... uplift” (qtd. in Pinkerton 90). The Niggeratti opposed this messianic political and aesthetic program and its Biblical language with a sacrilegious aesthetics that turned the suffering Christ into the image of the black aesthete; an example is Paul Arbian, the protagonist of Nugent's roman à clef...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 419–423.
Published: 01 November 2000
... their simultaneous and lively variety and from any alternate mode of narrativity. Luminaries like Edwin Muir or Hugh MacDiarmid have insisted that John Knox's Calvinism restricted Scots to a delimited religious discourse, that "Biblical English" silenced native voicing, that historical narrative overwhelmed...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 310–314.
Published: 01 August 2021
... Hawthorne's classic directly about slavery, digitized archives have only intensified the potential to assemble contiguous fragments to support nearly any claim. Whereupon Lee traces the associations of “scarlet” with slavery, by way of biblical allusions and contemporary sermons. The reading is convincing...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 128–132.
Published: 01 May 2017
... by explicitly biblical (Church Slavonic) vocabulary. She differentiates the autobiographical “I” who recounts his wayward life and the general moral turpitude of the Russian gentry from the allegorical “I” who invites the reader to identify with him as subject of the conversion narrative, a genre that Paperno...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 47–52.
Published: 01 May 2010
... smaller and for that reason more demanding. Reading Douglass’s “I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner as all my fathers were,” it is hard not to recall that other biblical stranger-sojourner who opens Moby-Dick. “Call me Ishmael,” Melville’s narrator addresses his reader, and we immediately...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 293–308.
Published: 01 August 2001
... till he wakes." The scene is rich in biblical allusion, and the setting-Hutter actually has a boat called the Ark-suggests this is a version of the Drunkenness of Noah (a sculpture of which forms one corner of the Doge's Palace in Venice, the quintessential city of the flood). Since, however...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 26–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
... garden provides the biblical setting for this endlessly rehearsed fall. Mr. B puts “his Arm about my Waist . . . ​[and] his Arm round me, and his other Hand on my Neck; which made me more angry and bold, and he said, What then am I? Why, said I, (struggling from him, and in a great Passion...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 193–210.
Published: 01 November 2002
... because she is black and female but now old and one-legged as well. Defying existing parameters, the novel transforms Eva into a matriarch of mythic proportions-a revision of the biblical Eve-and she rules her house- hold from her position as disabled cyborg, attached to the child's wagon...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 56–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
... firm belief that the avail- able ways of representing and managing grief were inadequate. Indeed, she had first-hand knowledge of the failures of church-authorized consolation, having lost a loved one in the war and having found little comfort in biblical injunctions about God’s will. Her...