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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 57–75.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Katherine Kruger Abstract By foregrounding the difficulties with reading the child, Henry James's What Maisie Knew reconfigures the relationship between simplicity, transparency, and opacity to create reparative “styles of knowing” in the novel. This article proposes that the difficulty...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 145–175.
Published: 01 August 2003
... of the Other in The Mysteries of Udolpho.” The New 18th Century: Theory, Politics, English Literature . Ed. Felicity Nussbaum and Laura Brown. New York: Methuen, 1987 . 231 –53. Claridge , Laura . “Parent-Child Tensions in Frankenstein: The Search for Communion.” Studies in the Novel 17 ( 1985...
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Novel (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 (2011) 44 (2): 229–248.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of the child. © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Works Cited Alryyes Ala A. Original Subjects: The Child, the Novel, and the Nation . Cambridge : Harvard UP , 2001 . Anesko Michael , ed. Letters, Fictions, Lives: Henry James and William Dean Howells . New York...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 May 2017
... that the child's toy is the archetypal object of the “prosaic imaginary,” at once material and symbolic, internal and external, partial and whole, destructive and therapeutic; an everyday object that is not simply typical high realist ballast but also the stuff of dreams. The essay suggests that the nineteenth...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 72–77.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., this results in an “intrinsically contradictory” form shaped by both “dynamism and limits.” Yet theories of the novel have traditionally ignored the implications of its history of serial publication. We tend to see the form of the Victorian novel as a coherent whole that begins with the hero as a child...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 196–209.
Published: 01 August 2014
... and literary character who haunts modern fiction: the child of the plebeian who, like Emma Bovary or Septimus Warren Smith, proves able to live any form of experience. The Thread of the Novel JACQUES RANCIE` RE ‘‘A wandering thread, lightly joining one thing to another...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 213–234.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Maia Mcaleavey Abstract The bildungsroman privileges singularity: the unique and, often, the only child. This essay turns away from familiar literary narratives of a protagonist's personal development in order to examine the narrative possibilities of a genre that instead maintains focus on a group...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 419–435.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as the struggle with allegory. With the character of a parentless child, and with his metaphor of the author as a parent, Coetzee drills at the root of both the weakness of allegory and the weakness of the novel. If the parent-child relationship is compromised, then the proper installation of allegory...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., is dismayed at the return of the reprobate head of the family and, in various ways that I shall presently discuss, sets out to inquire after the child's legitimacy: is he or is he not the real Popenjoy? The plot hinges on the presumption of legitimacy, the legal solution to such situations of radical doubt...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 323–327.
Published: 01 August 2013
... are play, not real, and so inhabits a space of calm simul- taneous with the play’s combat. In Wuthering Heights that exceptional state of peace exists in the “taboo child play” of “Heathcliff and Cathy’s forbidden excursions on the moors” (95). The nineteenth century understood child play...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 369–390.
Published: 01 November 2001
... center. Through the use of a child's consciousness as "register of impressions" (Maisie 24), James's experiment with point of view proposes a new fictional optic, which, far from being a mere instrument of psychological realism, seeks to forge a narrative ma- chinery for the symbolization...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 258–280.
Published: 01 November 2002
.... The Salt Eaters . New York: Vintage, 1992 . Bambara , Toni Cade , and Louis Massiah, dirs. and prods. Those Bones Are Not My Child . New York: Vintage, 2000 . Coover , Robert . Interview with Larry McCaffery. Anything Can Happen: Interviews with Contemporary Novelists . Ed. Tom...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 488–491.
Published: 01 November 2011
...-race child Mitt, who is horrifically smothered under a ‘dog-pile’ of white boys. Thus, Rody concludes, “similarly doomed, it seems, is the plot of the mixed child, ended before the book begins. These two tragedies make Lee’s interethnic vision itself, ultimately, an elegiac—or as [Anne] Cheng...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 410–416.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., understood as the eventual defeat of body and/or spirit in the struggle with the world and time. Such a story implies a different notion of the child from the one epitomized in Oliver Twist (a novel that bears close resemblance to the Old Curiosity Shop in many details, including the similarity...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 28–55.
Published: 01 May 2000
... in the vices of the commonest and worst life, were expected to profess themselves enthralled by the good child's book, the Adventures of Little Margery, who resided in the village cottage by the mill; severely reproved and morally squashed the miller when she was jive and he was fifty; divided...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 328–352.
Published: 01 November 2000
..., cannot disdain them" ("Review" 460). Demonstrating how abolitionist and domestic discourses built on one another, the works of Lydia Maria Child and Harriet Beecher Stowe include such titles as The American Frugal Housewife, The Mother's Book, The Anti-Slavery Catechism, An Appeal...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 190–192.
Published: 01 August 2007
... soon to be unequivocally posited for race (25). In contradistinction to much current work opposing male-authored to female-authored frontier romances, he argues that novels by James Fenimore Cooper, Lydia Maria Child and Catharine Maria Sedgwick progressively fos- tered racism...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 383–398.
Published: 01 November 2020
... that are significant in their stories. Without taking facsimile form and without being visible as narrative, material letters are eloquent in recent novels' engagements with histories and historiography. A poet's letters suggest an unknown queer history in Alan Hollinghurst's The Stranger's Child ( 2011...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 235–252.
Published: 01 August 2000
... to listen to a story they believe they have been denied. Set in 1787, A Respectable Trade tells the story of Frances Scott, the genteel wife of a Bristol trader, who falls in love with her Yoruba slave Mehuru and subse- quently dies while giving birth to their child. As Dabydeen's title suggests...