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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 95–114.
Published: 01 May 2016
... : Lang , 1985 . Watt Ian . The Rise of the Novel . Berkeley : U of California P , 1957 . Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Anthopocene environmental humanities book of nature climate change Adalbert Stifter The foundational text of all modern novel...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 229–248.
Published: 01 August 2011
.... in Matthiessen 316–17). Like Sara Crewe, Henry James could not be vulgar. How- ever, Burnett naturalizes social distinction through the unerring good taste of the temporarily impoverished young aristocrats-in-disguise who are often the central figures of her books. In contrast, James analyzes vulgarity...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 May 2018
...), and The Time Machine bears a striking resemblance to Allen's 1892 short story “Pallinghurst Barrow” (see Hughes ). 6 Simon James tracks Wells's use of the “nature as a book” trope even further, through Sartor Resartus to its origins in Galileo ( 53–54 ). 5 Wells hoped Text-Book...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 366–370.
Published: 01 August 2010
... want to argue, continue to be felt. But just when we think we can rest in our justified anger, Rust performs the book’s sig- nature theoretical move: turning the incident upside down to argue the opposite. “At the same time,” she begins the next paragraph, “this punitive gesture has...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 50–72.
Published: 01 May 2013
... tricks described in contemporary magic books and the mechanical toys displayed in fairs and cabinets of curiosities, Vaucanson’s duck was presented as an interven- tion in a contemporary philosophical dispute about the nature of digestion (Staf- ford 191–94; Riskin, “Defecating Duck Vaucanson...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 550–554.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., Tindal Kareem maintains that she does not seek to discuss wonder “as a means of systematically elucidating a single genre or literary mode” (29). Yet that is largely what the book attempts. While she mentions John Keats's poem “Lamia” (1820), an examination of nature as wonder—a highly conventional trope...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 184–186.
Published: 01 August 2007
... produce and delimit personhood. By t-ng out- side the terms of the great American paradox, in other words, he examines contested nature of the "person" and "the multiplicity of liberal thought" (29). The book contains a preliminary chapter that aims to contextualize early American novels...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 296–299.
Published: 01 August 2021
... in the urban environment: it is in the city that “human nature comes undone” (126). (Odd not to see here, in a book otherwise so generous to its critical peer group, some reference to the work of Daniel Pick or indeed Christopher Herbert.) Duncan offers a masterly reading of Bleak House as the “supreme...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 523–527.
Published: 01 November 2016
... survey, the book often sidesteps the intrinsic theoretical difficulty of conceptualizing “the people” as well as the problematic nature of “speaking for” them. This decision is certainly justifiable given the book's critical objectives, since the people emerge in the novels themselves less as a stable...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 475–478.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... Naturalism as a program indeed proved rather flexible (hence the variety of practices that writers considered to be naturalistic)” (46). This formulation strikes me as wonderfully helpful. Zola's elasticity provides one answer to “the question behind this book”: “how a tendency in French fiction in the 1860s...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 479–483.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of stillness and movement.” 2 The issue of stillness and movement is not only crucial to Beeston's argument but is also one of the book's weaker points. Part of the problem lies in the variegated nature of Beeston's examples. By using Stein's Three Lives , Toomer's Cane , Dos Passos's Manhattan...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 May 2004
... if not combated outright, and much theoretical work has been performed to undermine the claims to universality that "human nature" invokes. But Joseph Carroll makes no bones about his dissent from the conventional wisdom of his colleagues; the title of his recent book, Literary Darwinism: Evolution, Human...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 481–484.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of narratological claims that will be of particular interest to the readers of Novel . These two often overlapping theoretical interests are developed in the book's introduction and first three chapters. Time, Matz argues, “does not come naturally to us” but is a matter of “active, deliberate performance” (31...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to book 1 of A Treatise of Human Nature (1739–40) as a Crusoe-like riff on spiritual autobio- graphy. The second half of the essay suggests that Hume’s essay ‘‘Of Miracles’’ (1748) theorizes the pleasure of suspended disbelief in ways consistent with Defoe’s novelistic practice, a practice that adopts...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 291–294.
Published: 01 November 2005
..., The Rhetoric of Sensibility in Eighteenth-Century Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2005), pp. 222, $75.00 Thoughthe title might suggest a study of the language used in the literature of sensibility, this book explores less well-charted territory, focusing on the "sentimentalisation" of rhetoric...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 466–482.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of the book: via geopol- itics and large-scale economic theory. “By nature we belong to separate nations,” Coetzee says, meaning that we are members of nations because we are “born sub- ject,” not because it is human nature to be organized this way. “We are as nature made us,” and nature made us...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 145–175.
Published: 01 August 2003
..., the "creature is Rousseau's natural man" (May Shelley 47). She takes the book to model the author's life, but it more plausibly represents the dilemmas of modeling. David Marshall finds the monster a light that cannot be denied rather than a Gorgon that cannot be faced; though "vision itself...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 143–164.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Against Nature caused a great sensation by marking a break between French narrative and naturalism. The disciple had repudiated his master and published a book that inflicted a “terrible blow” on naturalism ( Huysmans, Against 193 ). In the 1903 preface to Against Nature , Huysmans recalls...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 316–320.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Paul Stasi In his introduction, Cheah describes the “worrying” experience he had teaching the material for this book in a graduate seminar at the University of California, Berkeley, even going so far as to quote a number of evaluations by students who loved the theory but found the literature...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 519–522.
Published: 01 November 2016
... texts, The Corrections suggests that either his criteria are incomplete and need at least one additional characteristic, or his application of them is not sufficiently discriminating to distinguish between long books and maximalist novels. Ercolino appears to recognize the problematic nature...