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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 47–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the viability of knowledge systems in both serial and omnibus forms, I argue that Inspector Bucket's conclusions regarding the murder of Tulkinghorn do not meet the epistemological standards set by the novel itself. Contrary to D. A. Miller's account of the novel as a closed disciplinary instrument, I argue...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... entirely lacking in personal agency or autonomy, un-free without question, he proves remarkably impervious to the mechanisms of discipline. Despite his propensity to turn up again and again like a bad penny, he can scarcely be located even within his own temporary dwelling; Snagsby and Bucket...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 188–209.
Published: 01 August 2018
... in the opposite direction by mitigating this invisible loss through the assertion of their idiosyncratic and irreproducible personhood: Valentina, the Fastest ; Big James Sweats Buckets ; Valicia Bathes in Sunday Clothes ; Jacynthe Loves Orange Juice ; Little Calist Can't Swim ; and Ten Ten's...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... are simultaneously part of many large clusters. These are called hubs. It’s not hard to identify the hubs in Bleak House: Jo, Esther, Woodcourt, Tulkinghorn, Bucket, and Miss Flite all appear in multiple clusters and provide links between clusters. But again, this seems to me a surprising and strangely...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of the realist novel. It is, however, the temporality of “study, reading and the pursuits of knowledge”: what is reading a book but sticking your head in a bucket of water and living a whole lifetime while you’re there? This is the kind of prolonged life Addison is talking about, and it enables a different...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 211–230.
Published: 01 November 2002
... by two amazing buckets of blackber- ries gathered by Stamp Paid and brought to 124. Miraculously, Baby Suggs makes them into twelve pies and creates an apocryphal meal for all comers. The eventual reaction by her neighbors, however, is bitter. The narrator represents their sentiments: "124...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 August 2016
... to information, became semi-omniscient narrators?” ( 100 ). 7 In Tanya Agathocleous 's 2011 study of urban realism, omniscience is not a technical feature of realist form through which novels totalize but instead a modern concern that can be thematized. Thus, Inspector Bucket's “Asmodean” command over London...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., as the haughty Lily steps by the servant kneeling by her scrub bucket. However, the passage also probes the limits of Lily’s intellectual understanding, a limit that takes on a social dimension: “Lily felt herself flushing under the look. What did the creature suppose? Could one never do the simplest...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
... community (97), and the young Invis- ible Man overcomes his disillusionment when he understands that the answer to Negro leadership lies in individual power. Indeed, the outlaw hero ideal is about as far from Booker T’s “cast down your bucket” ethics as one can get. Ellison was convinced...