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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 453–456.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Jonathan Elmer Rasmussen Birgit Brander , Queequeg's Coffin: Indigenous Literacies and Early American Literature . ( Durham : Duke UP , 2012 ), pp. 207 , paper, $23.95 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Work Cited Cohen Matt . The Networked...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 99–120.
Published: 01 May 2007
... the distinctions between characters' and readers' experiences. For example, Sundquist instructs us to read Vardaman's boring holes through the top of Addie's coffin and into her face as "an act of love whose grotesque expression is at once perversely comic and at the same NOVEL 1 FALL...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 295–298.
Published: 01 August 2006
... of the failure of Iaw enforcement to ensure safety to African Americans (60). From this it follows that Himes created his black detec- tive protagonists8Crave Digger and Coffin E& as part of itis renovation of U.S. law en- forcement practices. Their discovery of the links between Harlem's vice industry...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 389–408.
Published: 01 November 2012
... with death means, in this novel, dabbling in its tangible, touchable presence: in grave clothes, in coffin wood and nails, in dead hair and flesh. Understanding mortality—and, in fact, the love between Catherine and Heathcliff—in the novel, I will argue, means “reading” material, texture, the weight...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 166–175.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Room of the Royal Geographical Society in 2001. The Report revolved around three literary touchpoints, the first of which was Queequeg. Melville's Polynesian harpoonist, you'll recall, contracting a fever and convinced of his own imminent death, commissions from the ship's carpenter a coffin...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 402–423.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Bishop of St. Praxed’s muses on his tomb’s “[c]lammy squares which sweat / As if the corpse they keep were oozing through” (lines 116–17), or Heathcliff’s desire that sliding panels be placed on the sides of both his coffin and Cathy’s so that the pair can rot together (Bront...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
... other minds constitute the final nails in the coffin of her naive humanism: “I felt stifled, trapped, like someone being nailed into a coffin still alive” (194). Such an uncanny condition between life and death may recall the ontological status of the hypothetical zombies that are often invoked...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 497–503.
Published: 01 November 2009
... to be attempting a kind of sapphic postscript to the dominant narrative: in the novel’s final letter, Clare insists that Julie lives on within herself, that “her coffin does not contain all of her . . . it awaits the rest of its prey . . . it will not wait for long” (612), and Anna Howe imagines that she...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 404–424.
Published: 01 November 2021
... commemoration ( D 152–53), having paraded a coffin through the streets of Estrella. The leaders of the orphans speak of “passing on [David's] message” and explain that the empty coffin signifies “that he is not gone, that he is still with us” ( D 153). Simón fears that if David's clothes are given...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 277–302.
Published: 01 November 2004
..., Alsatians, electrical fences, and any number of stout doors. Insofar as he makes a living out of death (he is a carpenter by trade and an expert coffin maker), Nefolovhodwe is Toloki's counterpart or alter ego. But while Toloki remains identified with the netherworld of the ragged and ugly people...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 41–56.
Published: 01 May 2004
... leader of the Movement. In disguise during the new phase of the struggle beyond war- fare, he is reborn "a persona that was no disguise but his ultimate self" (241). With the weight of the young leader's coffin on his shoulder, he experiences a strange peace born out of the acceptance of self...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 147–162.
Published: 01 August 2001
... conclusion in his System of Nature (1766) that a whale is not a fish is qualified by Ishmael's old whaling- friend Charley Coffin, of Nantucket, as mere "humbug" (147-48). Like man's time-honored fascination with the whale, the Romantic-era's rage for the novel, to which all the debates...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 381–399.
Published: 01 November 2015
... scene of Sophie Mol lying trapped in her coffin; from Kerala's Foreign Returnees “trapped outside the History House” of India by their newfound shame of their country of birth (134) to the Orangedrink Lemondrink Man cornering Estha at the Abhilash Talkies, first sexually abusing him and then warning, “I...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
.... Even the means of suicide are pitifully too scarce: ‘‘two hooks for hanging garments’’ hold the first two infants, leaving the third to hang from a nail (335). Three bodies are subsequently afforded two coffins, the younger two sharing quarters even after death (340). These impassively reported...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 August 2020
...-opener in Dombey and Son . Florence and Walter encounter Mrs. Miff on their wedding day, although neither pays much attention to her. But, for Mrs. Miff, this morning is like any other: “Hardly more curious [of] couples than [of] coffins,” Mrs. Miff's mind is not on the couple about to be married...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
... her first feeble movements in the hollow coffin. I heard them . . . yet I dared not—I dared not speak!” (416). But he does speak, and when he asserts that “she now stands without the door” the door’s “ebony jaws” blow open, and lo, there she is (416). The power of words on the physical...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 251–270.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., Jonathan is soon effectively a prisoner in Dracula’s stately home, surrounded by sheer, clifflike walls and besieged by baying wolves. Count Dracula, it turns out, is the only one who really gets to come and go freely. Jonathan comes across the count sleeping in a coffin, notices that he has...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 May 2007
... and shade of the room in which the body lies, the state of the bedclothes, the conversation of the servants, the sound of the undertaker's footsteps, the noise of driving the coffin screws, and any number of other minutiz, is in effect a device for working on the feelings by repeating...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
... ). While the original “was an historical subject, painted at [Victor's] father's desire, and represented Caroline Beaufort in an agony of despair, kneeling by the coffin of her dead father,” the monstrous remake undoes the elevating tenor of this composition, which demonstrates “dignity and beauty...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 71–93.
Published: 01 May 2012
... “the hard palms of his mother as she lay in her coffin” (31). Perhaps even more than 18 Feminist theorists likewise point out how the distance and separation implied in visual modes of perception support “ego-instrumentalist” models of selfhood in which, as Val Plumwood notes, “The other...