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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
... novels achieve much of their political force. Via a hard-boiled form born of 1930s cynicism, Mosley's Easy Rawlins novels insist on the still-lived experience of “being black there.” © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 August 2010
... imagined around figures such as Dr. O'Connor whose desire, as he says, to “boil some good man's potatoes and toss up a child … every nine months” reinforces his queer identity and annexes the importance of disability in many of the novel's characters. Modernist cultural representations of the pregnant male...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 523–526.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Sean McCann LEONARD CASSUTO, Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories (New York: Columbia UP, 2008), pp. 344, cloth, $79.50, paper, $13.75. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Love and Death in Detective Fiction leonard cassuto, Hard-Boiled...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 136–142.
Published: 01 May 2000
...JOSEPH ENTIN MICHAEL SZALAY, New Deal Modernism: American Literature and the Invention of the Welfare State (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2000), pp. 343, cloth, $59.95, paper, $18.95. SEAN MCCANN, Gumshoe America: Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction and the Rise and Fall of New Deal...
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Novel (1 November 2000) 33 (3): 432–439.
Published: 01 November 2000
...JAMES V. CATANO KATHLEEN GREGORY KLEIN, ed. Diversity and Detective Fiction (Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1999), pp. 262, cloth, $51.95, paper, $25.95. PRISCILLA L. WALTON AND MANINA JONES. Detective Agency: Women Rewriting the Hard-Boiled Tradition...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... transpositioning in part by creating resonances between represented world systems that characters must navigate and the real systems of representation that readers encounter in the language, genre, and worldviews embodied by novel narration. For example, the narrator of Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): v–vi.
Published: 01 August 2010
... completing a book titled “Fiction after Liberalism.”  JUSTUS NIELAND is associate professor of English at Michigan State University. He is the author of Feeling Modern: The Eccentricities of Public Life (2008) and the coauthor of Film Noir: Hard-Boiled Modernity and the Cultures of Globalization (2009...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 157–165.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., an opposition that might yield a new antithesis. Do you think any of these essays manages to formulate an alternative that allows us to think about recent novels in terms that can't be boiled down to the opposition between vertical authority and happy horizontality? JOHN MARX: Well, Jane...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 303–306.
Published: 01 August 2017
... or avant-garde art either (generally for the same reasons). Most of his arguments against modernism boiled down to this: while realism is capable of representing socioeconomic totality, modernism isn't. Modernist literature is too self-involved—too subjective and inward looking and formally...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 May 2012
... enigmatic lyricism hits home often and early: in chapter 1, we learn that Romantic-era texts were printed on paper made of rags salvaged from European war dead—“boiled, bleached, and smoothed,” in William St. Clair’s words, converted from bloody tatters into the pages that would become poems about...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 476–479.
Published: 01 November 2011
... boils them down to a single opposition—between idealized and dissenting com- munities. Nor does fiction leave that opposition intact; it also accentuates it. The result is a rather bland vision of a world carved up by juxtaposition and suspended in undecidedness, a vision unstirred by the...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 336–339.
Published: 01 August 2013
... novelists with a new vocabulary to represent not only private feeling but also the circulation of ener- gies in an affective community. Eliot, so often read for her detachment from machine cul- ture, represents interiority as a steam engine about to boil over; she “views the psyche both as a...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 483–486.
Published: 01 November 2013
... approach often boils down to exposing “small acts of collegiality,” collaborative efforts toward some limited but concrete version of the common welfare. The key example is professionals working as a team, as in Anil’s Ghost. One of Marx’s most characteristic and successful moves is to show, as he...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 165–183.
Published: 01 August 2012
.... Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project No Hard-Boiled Feelings Literary criticism’s enduring interest in the figure of the detective is no great mys- tery. “[T]he detective,” in Shoshana Felman’s famous account, “is only a detective in his (her) function as a reader” (176...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 387–392.
Published: 01 November 2009
... with the broad excessiveness of classic satire. Thus it is that Frank Minna, Lionel’s murdered mentor, is the figure in Moth- erless Brooklyn who most understands and also appreciates his tics. No stranger to verbal extravagances himself (he excoriates his henchmen variously as “you boiled...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 208–228.
Published: 01 August 2011
...://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1965/may/03/race-relations-bill >. Heren Louis . “Echoes of America's Long Hot Summers.” Times 13 April 1981 : A12 . Huckerby Martin . “Brixton Streets Boil for the Fourth Night.” Times 14 April 1981 : A1 . Jenkins Roy . “Racial Equality...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 57–66.
Published: 01 May 2014
... glass partition and wheeling the incubator toward him. Bird braced himself, stiffening, and clenched his fists. Then he saw the baby. Its head was no longer in bandages like the wounded Apollinaire. Unlike any of the other infants in the ward, the boy’s complexion was as red as boiled shrimp...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 176–187.
Published: 01 August 2018
... about digital culture. Politics becomes a very literary problem, especially in the wake of Edward Snowden. Democratic life boils down to the fact that every single thing we do leaves a mark, it is inscribed on some surface, it creates an archive, a book. And then the question of politics becomes a...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 383–402.
Published: 01 November 2014
... income on which I and those belonging to me might live in comfort. —Anthony Trollope, An Autobiography The moral of Anthony Trollope’s anonymously published Nina Balatka (1866) boils down to a simple cautionary tale: when a nice Catholic girl falls in love...
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Novel (1 August 2001) 34 (2): 147–162.
Published: 01 August 2001
... Peterloo Massacre of parliamentary and labor refarmers in 181 9, the West experienced its first wholesale political revolution; itsfirst total war on what was, for the European imagination of that time, a world-scale; and thefirst boiling over in the modern GILROY I...