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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Timothy Wright Abstract Since the fall of the apartheid regime, critical discourse on and popular imaginations of South Africa have focused with renewed intensity on the city of Johannesburg: its schizophrenic social organization, its fragmented geography, its “citadelization,” its “architecture...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 440–443.
Published: 01 November 2000
... in the "City on a Hill" JAREDGARDNER, Master Pfots: Race and the Founding of In American Literature, 1787-1845 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998), pp. 238, cloth, $45.00, paper, $16.95. Scholars and students of American literature are intimately familiar with the story...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 103–106.
Published: 01 May 2004
...KAREN TONGSON MATT COOK, London and the Culture of Homosexuality, 1885–1914 (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2003) pp. 223, $65.00. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2004 2004 Reviews Sexuality in the City MATT COOK, London and the Culfure...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 53–72.
Published: 01 May 2007
...: Flammarion, 1972 . Herbert , Robert L. Impressionism: Art, Leisure, and Parisian Society . New Haven: Yale UP, 1988 . Herbert , Robert L. “Industry in the Changing Landscape from Daubigny to Monet.” French Cities in the Nineteenth Century . Ed. John M. Merriman London: Hutchinson...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 329–332.
Published: 01 November 2007
...PRASEEDA GOPINATH PETER KALLINEY, Cities of Affluence and Anger: A Literary Geography of Modern Englishness (Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2006), pp. 288, cloth, $59.50, paper, $22.50. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2007 2007 Affect and the City PETER...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 176–196.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Jonathan H. Grossman Critics have long conceded that the characters in A Tale of Two Cities are noticeably not fleshed out as individuals by the historical context of the French Revolution, and recently we have begun to figure out why: Dickens is depicting the French Revolution as a struggle...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 May 2007
... . Arendt , Hannah . The Origins of Totalitarianism . New York: Harcourt, 1966 . Baldridge , Cates . “Alternatives to Bourgeois Individualism in A Tale of Two Cities.” Studies in English Literature, 1500–1900 30 ( 1990 ): 633 –54. Brantlinger , Patrick . “Did Dickens Have...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Ursula K. Heise This essay examines the convergence of the science-fiction motif of terraforming with current discussions of the Anthropocene. In the process, it outlines a vision of the city, not as the antithesis to nature or a biological wasteland but as itself a form of nature. This vision...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 322–338.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Lily Saint Abstract This essay challenges recent theories of world literature that argue that the global anglophone novel, in particular, instantiates empathic, ethical connection across and beyond nation-states. Taking cues from Teju Cole's Open City , it understands the urge to connect...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 369–385.
Published: 01 November 2019
... labor in Peking (Beijing) and Bombay (Mumbai), respectively, the novels juxtapose the visual cultures of colonial modernization with everyday, arresting experiences of poverty and precarity on the city streets. In staging the untimely deaths of their rickshaw-pulling protagonists, they not only...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... cities in contrast to the desirable norms of urban experiences in the wealthier global North” (237). Ben Okri's Dangerous Love (2002) is Pieterse's favored example for a novel that brings everyday “cityness” to life better “than the wooden development tropes that remain the stock in trade...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 343–367.
Published: 01 November 2012
...) is a mark of the text's modernity. What Brown recognizes in his analysis of emergent networks is the power of the city to reorder social connection, enabling individuals to bypass official sources of information, play a role in the process of transmission, and become (often unwitting) participants...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the quantity of life it produces—a problem that the disciplinary logic and contractual formations of earlier domestic fiction were never designed to solve—Dickens's novels of life and death in the city find a new impetus for literary production. We might call this the biopolitical imagination. © 2010...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
... forestalling any attempt to move beyond the paradigms of globalization. In both Doris Lessing's The Four-Gated City (1969) and Ben Lerner's 10:04 (2015), the relationship between parts and whole takes shape via the medium of affect, as the defining characteristic of the part becomes a desire for the whole...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 63–84.
Published: 01 May 2015
... novel form around the attractions and reactions that organized social and psychological life in his city. Victorian sciences—particularly the work of George Henry Lewes and Charles Darwin—were turning to “net-work” to describe the plastic processes underpinning biological life. Dickens's fiction used...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 429–448.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities to reconsiderations of Svengali, the villain of George Du Maurier's Trilby , American reactions and revisions treated British fears playfully. I argue that this form of misreading reflected more than the simple desire for national distinction. Tension between American...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 278–283.
Published: 01 August 2009
... anxiety about determinism and, paradoxically, anxiety about lack of clear identities, a tug of war that is of course intrinsic to American ethnic literature. Eugenides could be said to recoup the old American immigrant novel promising self-making within the political context of a city of race riots...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... relationships, some voluntary and some coercive, including the law, the space of the city, gossip, class, disease, philanthropy, and kinship. These various principles of interconnection are both separate and overlapping: each has its own logic, but each is also capable of connecting the same groups...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 238–256.
Published: 01 August 2012
... and Incredibly Close (set in New York City after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001), it examines the dictate that fiction about historical violence must perforce be true to the facts. This dictate aligns fidelity with ethics and sets as its stakes the dismaying implications of blurring the distinction...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2013
...John Marx AGATHOCLEOUS TANYA , Urban Realism and the Cosmopolitan Imagination in the Nineteenth Century: Visible City, Invisible World ( New York : Cambridge UP , 2011 ), pp. 266 , cloth, $93.00 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press...