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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 292–307.
Published: 01 August 2018
..., it argues, is dominated by a skepticism toward the ideologically laden polarizations that once prevailed in the twentieth century. This skepticism, a critical attitude the author calls “compromise aesthetics,” reflects how the political imperative to grapple with the effects of different forms of...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 381–399.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Rose Casey Drawing upon research into Indian property law, this essay offers a new perspective on both the feminist interventions and the aesthetic innovations of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things . This essay is the first to show how The God of Small Things' feminist critique is established...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 444–465.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Padraig Kirwan Much has been written about how contemporary Native American writers explore the intersection between cultural or social materialities on the one hand and aesthetic or imaginative autonomies on the other. In keeping with that discussion, this essay examines David Treuer's Little...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 382–401.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., achieving the compromise or “relative adequation” (Lukács 142) between “self” and “world” (29) that is, for Georg Lukács, the defin- ing feature of the bildungsroman genre. Stephen Dedalus’s aesthetic sensibility, by contrast, leads him to no such resolution. Instead, overturning the conventions of...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 196–209.
Published: 01 August 2014
... problem is: how to organize the shower of atoms in the form of fiction with a beginning, a middle, and an end? Flaubert and Conrad had sorted out the problem by making a compromise between the truth of the interpenetration of sensory microevents and the “lie” of the plot. Through examples borrowed from...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 216–222.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Bruce Barnhart In “DissemiNation,” Homi Bhabha argues that the nation form is composed of two distinct and often antithetical temporalities. It is my argument here that the American twentieth century can best be understood as a compromise formation between the temporality of the novel and the...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
... such unnecessary lives as those that populate naturalist fiction. Hardy's characters exceed any assigned social position, yet the surplus that shapes their stories is not just demographic; it is a surplus of words and meanings, a deliberate crowding of figural space that compromises the narrator's...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the once peripheral literature and cinema that conformed to Fredric Jameson's definition of Third World national allegories can now be read as symptoms of First World cultural production. This historical and aesthetic shift has made itself felt at the heart of Israeli daily life in the rearticulation...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... recovers an understudied story from Wright on its own terms, thereby challenging the tendency to read his early work as premature versions of Native Son ; second, it acknowledges black radical thought and aesthetics as a distinct tradition with fascinating convergences and divergences from European...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2017
... House (1927) turns away from the possibilities explored by Lawrence, Hemingway, Woolf, Proust, Joyce, Faulkner, and Fitzgerald, seeking instead moments of aesthetic translucence, the overlay of one image, or one sound, on top of another. Such moments of overlay (or overtone) encapsulate the problem as...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 546–554.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Alberto Medina Exile is a recurrent subject in Roberto Bolaño's writings. Far from lamenting the separation from the motherland, simultaneous to that from a lost generation of idealist politics and avant-garde aesthetics, Bolaño turns exile into an ethical opportunity to reconsider history and...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 278–283.
Published: 01 August 2009
... strategies themselves, particularly in light of other post-1990s developments in Asian American and African American literature. The renewal of the white immigrant saga in the era of the genome certainly bears both aesthetic and political analysis. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Eugenides...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
... aesthetic ideology of Romanticism via Hegel and subsumed into national history—the horizon of epic totality—in the historical novel (Scott's Waverley ). Jameson's reversion to the later Lukács in his essay on the historical novel addresses a crisis not only of the genre but of history itself as an...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 187–195.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Literature ), his work on pedagogy and aesthetics, and the literature of novel theory in the twentieth century, including the work of Georg Lukács and Mikhail Bakhtin. Rancière's insistence upon the “democratic” quality of the novel form presents a quandary for many readers, due to his reluctance to speak in...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... studies, this essay attempts to trace the lineage of disfavored realism back through the “realism wars” of the late nineteenth century in the United Kingdom and the mid-twentieth century in the United States. In both phases, literary authorities cast realism as a European aesthetic mortmain, somehow alien...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 157–165.
Published: 01 August 2018
... The Flamethrowers , when her photographer protagonist relinquishes her power of selective vision and embraces a “compromise aesthetics” that allows authoritarianism to flourish. JM: If there is strategy in these examples, it operates at a scale seemingly beyond the reach of any individual actor even...
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Novel (1 August 2003) 36 (2): 244–262.
Published: 01 August 2003
... "neutral territory" of Hawthorne's aesthetic compromise. In an effort to shore up his narrative posi- tion, Coverdale cedes whatever authority he has managed to retain. The reader is left without a yardstick to determine what is "real" and what the product of Coverdale's fancy. Coverdale finds in...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 132–135.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Alexander R. Galloway Jagoda Patrick , Network Aesthetics ( Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2016 ), pp. 304 , paper, $27.50 . Copyright © 2018 by Novel, Inc. 2018 Good debates are invigorating. That digital media studies has thus far provided too few real debates is at least a partial...
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Novel (1 November 2001) 34 (3): 338–368.
Published: 01 November 2001
... Effect.’” Journal of Narrative Technique 20 ( 1990 ): 167 –78. Shusterman , Richard . Pragmatist Aesthetics: Living Beauty, Rethinking Art . Cambridge: Blackwell, 1992 . Spiegel , Alan . James Agee and the Legend of Himself . Columbia: U of Missouri P, 1998 . Staub...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 517–520.
Published: 01 November 2011
... against what he perceives to be a literary critical bias toward “high-art” novels by authors adopting poses of aesthetic autonomy (for which Fitzgerald and The Great Gatsby are the paradigm) and in favor of for-profit films, scripts, stories, and novels that came out of the “impure” economic context...