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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 402–420.
Published: 01 November 2006
..., 1996 . The Knowing Book: Authors, It-Narratives, and Objectification in the Eighteenth Century CHRISTINA LUPTON The technology of recent decades has produced a multitude of objects that quite literally respond to touch: fabrics, walls...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Jean-Christophe Cloutier This article considers the impact of the comic book on Ralph Ellison's concept of the novel form, tracing the comic book allusions scattered within Invisible Man as well as Ellison's work and association with Dr. Fredric Wertham, founder of the Lafargue Psychiatric Clinic...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 94–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Catherine Fung Monique Truong's 2003 novel The Book of Salt is a fictionalized story of a gay Vietnamese chef who, while working in the household of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, briefly meets Paul Robeson and Ho Chi Minh. Rather than assume that the inclusion of historical persons...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 149–152.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Tyler Curtain SCHANTZ NED , Gossip, Letters, Phones: The Scandal of Female Networks in Film and Literature ( Oxford : Oxford UP , 2008 ), pp. 200 , cloth, $65.00 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Toward a Cultural Critical Field Book ned...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 504–518.
Published: 01 November 2016
... qualities of the media system, in what sense do paper books remain active components of this system and in what sense do they appear within it as old media, spoken for by the electronically mediated texts that represent them? Or have novels become comments on this in-between state of being no longer quite...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 219–239.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Seo Hee Im Abstract “The Ghost in the Account Book” claims that the imperial fiction of Joseph Conrad and William Faulkner rejects accounting as a totalizing logic and, by extension, questions the English novel's complicity in propagating faith in that false logic. Accounting, which had remained...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 438–452.
Published: 01 November 2013
...John Lurz This essay reorients discussions of Daniel Deronda from its rather tortured generic classifications to a more focused awareness of the novel's particular material medium of transmission in the book. It contrasts the investment in generic forms evinced by Gwendolen and Daniel in the first...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 477–480.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Ellen Rosenman Price Leah , How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain . ( Princeton : Princeton UP , 2012 ), pp. 360 , cloth, $29.95 , paper, $24.95 . © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press Reading, Handling, Throwing: Rematerializing the Book leah...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... for an understanding of the new “book of the world” than the “referential” function that stands as the traditional center of novel theory. The article concludes with a close reading of Adalbert Stifter's novel Indian Summer (1857) in order to demonstrate what an approach to a canonical text that is informed by our...
Published: 01 May 2017
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 411–433.
Published: 01 November 2001
... . Seltzer , Mark . Henry James & The Art of Power . Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1984 . Tanner , Tony . Henry James and the Art of Nonfiction . Athens: U of Georgia P, 1995 . "Out of the Medium in Which Books Breathe": The Contours of Formalism...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 480–500.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Deidre Lynch Abstract Novel studies and book history alike emphasize the significance of Walter Scott's creation of his Magnum Opus edition (1829–33): a repossession, on behalf of a newly individuated author and between the covers of a uniformly manufactured edition, of publications that had...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 310–312.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Elizabeth Hewitt DOWLING DAVID , Literary Partnerships and the Marketplace ( Baton Rouge : Louisiana State UP , 2012 ), pp. 248 , cloth, $39.95 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press The Romantic Business of Books DAVID DOWLING, Literary...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 419–435.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Benjamin R. Davies Abstract The first two books of J. M. Coetzee's recent trilogy, The Childhood of Jesus (2013) and The Schooldays of Jesus (2016), are extremely strange. Just when “the Australian fiction,” following the works set in South Africa and various international locations, was thought...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 August 2009
... specification “Ein Roman ist ein romantisches Buch” (“a novel is a romantic book”). The relationship of the history of the novel to the history of the book becomes crucial for Walter Benjamin (influenced by Lukács and author of a dissertation largely on Schlegel) in “The Storyteller,” part of a larger...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2009
... juxtaposes a mother's oral storytelling with a son reading the first page in his Igbo primer, the first book ever to enter the family compound. The novel narrates the coming of literacy to Igboland by focusing on three quite different images: the python in a box as an image for the book...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 466–482.
Published: 01 November 2010
... with the question of literary form over the past two decades (situating Diary within Coetzee's greater oeuvre), look at how the unusual layout of the book facilitates an interrogation of fiction writing that would otherwise be impossible, and highlight how the book's tiered construction figures as a way to think...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 165–185.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Kevin Seidel By grappling with secular and religious approaches to Defoe's fiction, this essay describes the theory of fiction that Defoe writes his way toward during the course of his three-book Crusoe novel, which includes The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The Farther...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 354–381.
Published: 01 November 2011
... it was recovered, published in book form, and lauded as an original and meritorious text. One year later, a front-page article in the weekly Le nationaliste (Montreal, 1904–24) revealed that Le manoir mystérieux was a plagiarism of Sir Walter Scott's Kenilworth (1821). Since then, few literary historians have...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 423–430.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Daniel Hack This essay argues that a combination of the frequently opposed methods of book history and reception studies, on the one hand, and those of formal analysis and close reading, on the other, is needed to illuminate the cultural work done by and with novels. Taking as my example...