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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 279–297.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Abroad: American Blacks and the Making of Modern West Africa . Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2001 . Soyinka , Wole . Aké: The Years of Childhood . New York: Vintage, 1989 . Soyinka , Wole . Collected Plays 1 . Oxford: Oxford UP, 1973 . Soyinka , Wole . Idanre and Other Poems...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 284–303.
Published: 01 August 2019
... power of belief in fiction. But belief is not a monolithic term in Coetzee's late work, nor does his disposition toward it remain static. This article examines two texts that display a related yet evolving concern with faith and belief— Elizabeth Costello (2003) and The Childhood of Jesus (2013...
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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 (2011) 44 (2): 229–248.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Teresa Michals Although Philippe Ariès and the historians who followed him have made us familiar with the “invention of childhood,” we may still think of adulthood as a natural category. But that is not the case. Rather, around the turn of the nineteenth century, adulthood becomes the object...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 208–227.
Published: 01 August 2023
..., it asserts that Isabel's pursuit of freedom is grounded in her 1850s childhood when the Underground Railroad was particularly active in Albany. It examines the Albany home within the historical context of the 1870s and 1880s, when, respectively, Isabel returns to Albany and The Portrait of a Lady was first...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 272–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
... the grain of Ballard's late novels to show how their plots, themes, and characters relate to their settings. The essay then explores Ballard's autocritical explanation of his mature fiction as a belated response to his childhood in the extraterritorial International Settlement of Shanghai, drawing on his...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 57–75.
Published: 01 May 2020
... with reading the child is tied to the child as reader; childlike reading in James uses style as an entry point through which to join in with lies, to repair them by making them performatively true. The author suggests that by analyzing texts that challenge the “supreme simplicity” of childhood and expose...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 404–424.
Published: 01 November 2021
...—but no one could have surmised that it would be a work titled The Childhood of Jesus ( 2013 ). Surprising in a different way was what followed: not the accustomed change of direction, but two more novels in the same vein, The Schooldays of Jesus (2016) and The Death of Jesus (2019). 1 These three...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 145–175.
Published: 01 August 2003
..., 1993 . Aries , Philippe . Centuries of Childhood: A Social History of Family Life . Trans. Robert Baldick. New York: Knopf, 1962 . Baldick , Chris . In Frankenstein’s Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing . Oxford: Clarendon P, 1987 . Balzac , Honoré de...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 May 2017
... prosaic childhood objects—such as wooden dolls and animals and train trucks, scissors and pencils—to disclose a fraught infantile imaginary. Maggie's woe had begun as “heavy disappointment” that she was prevented from collecting her brother Tom from school because rain might spoil her bonnet and graduated...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 141–144.
Published: 01 May 2009
... “Frater Ave Atque Vale,” and Thomas Hardy’s “Under the Waterfall.” The study analyzes these as expressions of indi- vidual desires for home, but in the following section it shifts to examine collective symbols of longing for the past, such as representations of childhood and the supposedly disappear...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 132–139.
Published: 01 May 2010
... and cityscape permanently changed by the Easter rising of 1916. Marcel Proust likewise altered the setting of À la recherche du temps perdu (1913–27) to emphasize how utterly the childhood landscape Marcel so fondly recalled had been obliterated by the battles of the Great War; the Guermantes...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 May 2011
... say that the key to this novel’s appeal is its ongoing uncertainty: telltale plot elements, like this anecdote about a childhood meeting, begin with very little, and leave the reader unsure of whether that little will peter out or lead on to great things. The banal tininess of the episode...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 254–271.
Published: 01 November 2005
... truth claims. Northanger Abbey reframes the movement from enchantment to disenchantment as a journey from childhood to maturity. Austen redefines what the novel deems foreign and archaic as the magical thinking of childhood. In so doing, she nests the oriental- ized genre of romance...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 148–151.
Published: 01 May 2012
... by their registration of what has been lost in time. Thus Weinstein proceeds with a series of topoi that organize Faulkner’s fiction—childhood, race, tempo- rality, mortality—as these themes play out across and through a life that “felt” untimely, belated, and unlivable, or barely livable only because Faulkner...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 275–279.
Published: 01 August 2020
... studies, this is the one that focuses most directly on physical pain, with Martineau's Life in the Sickroom . The discussion opens, however, with Household Education , which, together with Martineau's subsequent Autobiography , offers a startling account of the sufferings and terrors of childhood. Like...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 320–341.
Published: 01 November 2008
... is ready to write. The fourth part of the novel is entirely devoted to memories of his childhood in Algeria, ending with the return of the adult narrator to his native village. I have already suggested that L'inuention du de'sert recounts the efforts of a narrator to write the history...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 277–278.
Published: 01 August 2003
... if it offers unique insight into human life at a given rrarmi in time. Susan Suleiman's Budapest Diary: In Search of the Motherbook, a journal that narrates the author's return to the country she had left during childhood, gains interest for readers in all of these ways. As Suleiman herself...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 369–390.
Published: 01 November 2001
... of the novel's realism, for its "scenic" structuring, and for its ambiguous relation to popular culture. It is mobilized by the semiology/aesthetics of childhood percep- tion, and conditions the narrative deployment of the reflective center. Through the use of a child's consciousness as "register...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 351–373.
Published: 01 November 2003
... of the power of one's own thoughts, or a projection of those thoughts onto the external world (250).17 In short, it is the regression to magical thinking, linked to the childhood of the individual or the species, which induces the feeling of the uncanny. But there is a second condition necessary...