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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 61–78.
Published: 01 May 2002
..., the Factory Boy . London: Henry Colburn, 1840 . Wallins , Roger P. “Victorian Periodicals and the Emerging Social Conscience.” Victorian Periodicals Newsletter 8 June 1975 : 47 –59. Knowing Too Much and Never Enough: Knowledge and Moral...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... while it remained a historical reality. Faced with the notion that African Americans had “no family tree,” some black writers responded with novels that located recognizable bloodlines for African American families. But an unpublished novel by W. E. B. Du Bois offers a strikingly different analysis...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
... improvisers of the new. Characters such as Toloki in Zakes Mda's Ways of Dying (1995), Ahl in Nuruddin Farah's Crossbones (2011), and Kotchikpa, the boy narrator in Uwem Akpan's “Fattening for Gabon” (2008), each navigate a terrain of insecurity to improbable ends. They challenge us to rethink our assumptions...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 179–203.
Published: 01 August 2006
...MOLLY HIRO Copyright © Novel Corp. 2006 2006 Works Cited Aptheker , Herbert . The Literary Legacy of W. E. B. Du Bois . White Plains: Kraus, 1989 . Barnes , Elizabeth . States of Sympathy: Seduction and Democracy in the American Novel . New York: Columbia UP, 1997...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 270–272.
Published: 01 August 2003
... of foreign relations" (1). Her ar- gument ranges through texts from historical romances to Mark Twain's popular lectures on and writing about Hawaii, best-selling novels from the turn-of-the century, W. E. B. Du Bois's sociological analyses of US race relations, and the movie Citizen Kane to demon...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 124–128.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., romance and realism—permits her to offer fresh readings linking authors as seemingly disparate as Pauline Hopkins, W. E. B. Du Bois, Joseph Casely Hayford, Chinua Achebe, Richard Wright, Ama Ata Aidoo, and Caryl Phillips. Goyal also turns her attention to less clearly literary figures...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 189–199.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Kahn. New York: Grosset, 1971 . 110 –48. Said , Edward . Orientalism . New York: Knopf, 1978 . Sangari , Kumkum . “The Politics of the Possible.” Cultural Critique 7 ( 1987 ): 157 –86. Silverstone , Marilyn . Lagos, young Nigerian boys amusing themselves in ‘magic...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 96–114.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... As Norton watches, one of the women gently pushes forward a young boy of eight o'anas (which means that he is “around ten by the Western calendar”), who accompanies the chief inside the hut. What follows is essentially a ritual of sexual initiation, whereby the boy is sodomized by nine different men from...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 284–287.
Published: 01 August 2006
... of nineteenth-century literature and culture. In hs final (quite substantive) chapter, Evans returns to Du Bois and the legacy of Boasian anthropology, offering a finely-focused optic for viewing the ethnographic irnagi- nation in American literature. Although theories of diffusion, detachability...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 77–97.
Published: 01 May 2000
... into intellectual life, it is not through the female protago- nist Lyndall but through the boy, Waldo Farber, the subject of "love glances" toward an unnamed male Stranger who leaves him with a book. Although in principle leaving no place for the woman, the masculine erotic model is used cryptically...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 229–257.
Published: 01 November 2004
... . Okada , John . No-No Boy . Seattle: U of Washington P, 1979 . Sakai , Naoki . “Hutatsu no hitei: No-No-Boy wo yomu [Two Negations: A Reading of No-No-Boy].” Shisô no Kagaku 125 ( 1990 ): 114 –26. Reprinted in Shisan sareru Nigongo-Nigonjin [The Stillbirth of the Japanese]. Tokyo...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 57–66.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and maddeningly dilatory novel. A young man is attracted to an older man he comes to call his teacher. He senses a deep darkness in the teacher, who repeatedly drops hints to the boy of the cause of his soul’s corruption, hinting and never quite revealing anything much at all. Of course the mystery of the tea...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
... . Wright , Bradford W. Comic Book Nation: The Transformation of Youth Culture in America . Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2001 . Wright , John S. Shadowing Ralph Ellison . Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2006 . Wright , Richard . Black Boy (American Hunger): A Record of Childhood...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 404–424.
Published: 01 November 2021
... . “ The Boy of La Mancha: J. M. Coetzee’s The Childhood of Jesus. ” Contemporary Literature 54 ( 2013 ): 643 – 53 . Spivak Gayatri Chakravorty . “ Lie Down in the Karoo: An Antidote to the Anthropocene .” Public Books 6 . 1 ( 2014 ). < www.publicbooks.org/lie-down-in-the-karoo...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 364–385.
Published: 01 November 2013
...), but he could also be modeled on something else. Briggs suffers from “double-consciousness,” as in W. E. B. Du Bois’s conception. In an 1897 Atlantic Monthly article, written before The Souls of Black Folk (1903), Du Bois explains: “It is a peculiar sensation, this double-­consciousness...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... on his discus- sion of Uncle Tom’s Children in the autobiography Black Boy (1941), 341. 408 NOVEL | FALL 2013 neoliberalism has subsequently appropriated and generalized the exclusions dra- matized by the 1927 flood for the sake of the “free market.” To the extent that this agenda...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 384–401.
Published: 01 November 2006
... thirty-five bad experiences with boys); the man from the PI0 returns to try to convince him that his lack of confidence in the next boy is un- founded, and to offer him assistance in procuring a thirty-sixth child. This confi- dence game comes to its final (and financial) conclusion when Pitch...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 124–127.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to “turn the historical amnesia of disavowal into recognition” (12). The very violence of imperial expansion, in the name of “manifest destiny,” was accompanied by the expansion of concepts of human sympathy. W. E. B. Du Bois even declared, in The Souls of Black Folk (1903), that the nineteenth century...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 229–248.
Published: 01 August 2011
... persons, wavering or otherwise, the centerpiece of the modernist novel’s claim to be taken seriously as an aesthetic object. Sometimes James objects to the massive and literal presence of young people as novel-readers. He dreads the enormous economic power of the many “boys and girls” who buy...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 369–385.
Published: 01 November 2019
... that acts as a constant foil to the personal, moral, and economic aspirations of the migrant protagonist. At once “filthy, beautiful, decrepit, lively, chaotic, peaceful, and charming” ( Rickshaw Boy 290 ), Peking is presented as a landscape of contradictions, echoing historical descriptions of the former...