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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 179–192.
Published: 01 August 2013
... mostly with the visible turbulence of history. Willa Cather, I argue, does something very different in Death Comes for the Archbishop : she portrays everyday life as embodying the long past that defines a culture. Cather renders the everyday as the mass of human experience that changes slowly over time...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2017
...John Plotz “Overtones and Empty Rooms” sets out to track Cather's idiosyncratic movement away from antecedents ranging from Norris's naturalism to James's novels of consciousness and toward a “moderate modernist” form of semidetachment. Her fiction between O Pioneers! (1913) and The Professor's...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 308–312.
Published: 01 August 2019
... and the experiments in “layering” and “overtone” that characterize the novels of Willa Cather. These two chapters, despite the very different authors and genres they examine, are connected by an interest in the fantasies made available by the novelistic uses of semi-detachment. In Wells's case, we imagine...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 305–307.
Published: 01 August 2019
... Willa Cather (1873–1947) and Buster Keaton (1895–1966), and not just prose fiction, since there are chapters on painting, book design, and cinema. Semi-detached turns out to be not a concept but a hook. It can mean half-awareness, or double awareness, or interruption, or reflection. It can be static...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
...-enclosed intensity that nevertheless lies at the heart of so much of the Victorian novel and that perhaps prefigures key modernist novelistic strategies. John Plotz's “Overtones and Empty Rooms: Willa Cather's Semidetached Modernism” draws on his current work concerning the forms of partial absorption...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 May 2004
... at times this psychologica1 criticism results in familiar interpretations recast in the Darwinian language of "kin assistance" and "mate selection," at other times, as in his reading of Willa Cather's 0 Pioneers!, Carroll reveals his own in- tuitive gifts, explaining the two disparate plotlines...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 481–484.
Published: 01 November 2020
... objects, from canonical modernist works to contemporary novels and films to the It Gets Better Project. The list of authors covered is impressive. Charles Dickens, Marcel Proust, William James, Henry James, Thomas Mann, Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, William Faulkner, and Ralph Ellison all have substantial...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 466–470.
Published: 01 November 2019
... with philosophically universal concerns. Voelz reads several works of American prose—Charles Brockden Brown's Arthur Mervyn , Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave-Girl , Willa Cather's The Professor's House , several stories by Flannery O'Connor, and Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis —as efforts to supplant...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 111–113.
Published: 01 May 2004
... artifact" (104), to her oft-noted use of fictional tableaux. Tracking relays between the animate and inanimate world, persons and things, in Jewett's work, Brown argues that this regionalist paradigm for imagining things resurfaced in modernist texts like Cather's The Professor's House. The final...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Adela . “ Reality Sensing in Elizabeth Gaskell; or, Half-Mended Stockings .” English Literary History 83 . 3 ( 2016 ): 821 – 37 . Plotz John . “ Overtones and Empty Rooms: Willa Cather's Semidetached Modernism .” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 50 . 1 ( 2017 ): 56 – 76 . Rosner...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 446–449.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie (19001, Willa Cather's The Professor's House (1925), William Faulkner's Sanct~rary(1931), and Richard Wright's Nafive Son (1940), Dore diagnoses what she calls "negative narrationu-formal techniques such as elision, prolepsis, erasure, and deferral-through...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 August 2020
... makes clear a recursive relationship between The Country of the Pointed Firs and the literary system. Firs 's world is one that is also arriving at its end. As Willa Cather said of Firs 's place among American novels (along with the place of The Scarlet Letter and The Adventures of Huckleberry...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of the American modernist novel, Anderson, Faulkner and Fitzgerald (as well as Willa Cather) can be said to have ultimately worked through the nostalgic impulses informing their respec- tively mournful undertakings while Dos Passos set his sights from the start on the future, predicating the genre’s...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Anthropocene terraforming urban ecology urban literature speculative fiction When we think of “the land” and its literary representations, what usually comes to mind are the rural landscapes of Thomas Hardy or Willa Cather, the wild landscapes of James Fenimore Cooper, the social meanings of land...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 May 2000
... Bourgh and Mrs. Churchill is, I would argue, Austen's fictional or psychological version of the economic swelling out eighteenth-century politicai economists associated with engrossment, a concept opposed, like Lady Cather- ine's rude behavior, to the idea of refinement, the force associated...