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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 86–108.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Gregory Dobbins This article focuses on what the author calls “Irish time” in Flann O'Brien's 1939 novel At Swim-Two-Birds . The author equates the form of this novel with a tension between a progressive form of modernization advocated by the postcolonial state and a deeper cultural and social...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Leila Mansouri This article argues that the unusual depiction of metempsychosis central to Robert Montgomery Bird's 1836 novel Sheppard Lee exposes instabilities in the notion of property that is foundational to John Locke's Second Treatise on Government . Key to this argument is a feature of Lee's...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 380–384.
Published: 01 August 2016
... body” (41). In discussions of novels such as Leonora Sansay's Secret History , Robert Montgomery Bird's Sheppard Lee , and Charles Brockden Brown's Arthur Mervyn and Edgar Huntly , Silyn Roberts argues that what differentiates the American from the British gothic is the way that its “tropes...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 57–66.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., is capable of penetrating insight into the nature of a crisis. (125) It is this partial, dull vision that awaits us at the conclusion of Oe’s 1964 novel, A Personal Matter, written at the same time as his Hiroshima essays. Throughout the novel the protagonist, Bird—a college professor who once...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2019
... when he tells us the statuette is a fake, but he perhaps gives up too easily. 25 In Beams Falling: The Art of Dashiell Hammett , Peter Wolfe argues that “Gutman and Joel Cairo are so besotten that the lure of the bird makes them childish” and that “[t]he storybook glitter of hidden treasure...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 258–276.
Published: 01 November 2004
... Haruki’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.” Return to Japan: from “Pilgrimage” to the West . Ed. Yoichi Nagashima. Aarhus: Aarhus UP, 2001 . 329 –45. Fogel , Joshua A. The Literature of Travel in the Japanese Rediscovery of China 1862–1945 . Stanford: Stanford UP, 1996 . Gallagher , Mark...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 460–466.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of Selborne: The grasshopper-lark began his sibilous note in my fields last Saturday. Nothing can be more amusing than the whisper of this little bird, which seems to be close by though at an hundred yards distance; and when close at your ear, is scare any louder than when a great way off...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to the birds. The novel begins with a “daylight bird chuckling over the substance of the day” (3); and at its close Mrs. Swithin returns to her book to read about the birds of England's deep past: “England . . . was then a swamp. Thick forests covered the land. On top of their matted branches birds sang” (218...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 484–488.
Published: 01 November 2019
... cited in American cultural histories of the period, Rasula looks to a far wider assembly of mass spectacles, from small-town shows of civic pride like The Pageant of Thetford (Vermont) to proto-environmental performances like Sanctuary, A Bird Masque , which featured actors playing birds in pantomime...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 320–341.
Published: 01 November 2008
... trajecfory, these detours, fhese folds, these erasures through die migration of birds.] (122-23) This passage occurs at an interesting moment in the narrative, when the narrator changes territories, shifting from his travels through the Middle East, the Arabian desert and the historical...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 11–23.
Published: 01 May 2014
... altogether appropriate coming from a bird with the necessarily stammered name Dodo. Indeed, ‘‘Dodo’’ was a nickname that Carroll gave himself in order to mark both his physical awkwardness and his lifelong stutter. As Marc Shell puts it, ‘‘the dodo could neither walk the talk nor talk the walk’’ (Shell...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 26–48.
Published: 01 May 2016
... reminds us it was called at the time ( 106 ), commonly depicted a bird and a cage. When in motion, the bird appeared trapped, its capture effected through an appearance of stillness caused by a movement too rapid to be registered by the human eye. (While the thaumatrope has been significant to debates...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 242–260.
Published: 01 August 2014
... sets up this repetitive sequence within an abstract horizon dominated by an all-powerful eye: The Omniscient Eye can light up at any moment to take your confusions and your little schemes by surprise. . . . The Truth dissolves over you like an implacable bird of prey. . . . You feel...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 96–114.
Published: 01 May 2020
... groves of trees. Here there are some big lakes and over and around them the groves are marvelous. And here and in all of the island the groves are all green. . . . And the singing of the small birds [is so marvelous] that it seems that a man would never want to leave this place. And [there are] flocks...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 50–72.
Published: 01 May 2013
... compare this moment to the scene captured by Joseph Wright of Derby in his great painting, An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (1768), in which a natural philosopher is shown demonstrating the importance of air to animal life to the members of a gen- teel family (see figure below). Like...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 6–7.
Published: 01 May 2011
... print form, thought is more imperishable than ever; it is volatile, ethereal, indestructible. It is mingled with the air. In the days of architecture it made a mountain of itself, and forcibly took hold [s’emparait] of a century and a place. Now it makes itself into a flock of birds, scat- ters...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 226–249.
Published: 01 August 2018
... from the Myotis triangle, Bird Two, had looked blurred, incomprehensible shapes on the screen as the aircraft had hurtled toward the narrow laser beam projected from Bird One. Then the camera feed from Bird Two, the black triangle, had stopped. “Target hit. Warhead ignited. No secondary. Fire...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 May 2015
... removed as fourteen miles. Moreover, it also operates on the macroscale, for example in the ability of migratory birds to sense the inclination of the earth's magnetic field (via entangled electrons in the molecules of their eyes). This is mysterious to the extent that no one knows how or why...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2015
... for the catalog, the paratactic naming of endless parallel items. Now it is his turn to work through the rhetoric of catalog. His pathways are prompts to endless strings of recall. It is as if Noah had yelled, Insects! Reptiles! Birds! Mammals! and at each command, all the different species came crowding...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 429–448.
Published: 01 November 2016
... sections hint at the theme, calling attention to themselves, like the street art in Somebody's Luggage , as common sayings chopped up and put to new use: “The Cup and the Lip,” “Birds of a Feather.” Much of the sprawling plot depends upon similar acts of appropriation, many of these portraying characters...