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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 136–142.
Published: 01 May 2000
...JOSEPH ENTIN MICHAEL SZALAY, New Deal Modernism: American Literature and the Invention of the Welfare State (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2000), pp. 343, cloth, $59.95, paper, $18.95. SEAN MCCANN, Gumshoe America: Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction and the Rise and Fall of New Deal...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 May 2010
... unfixed—wandering through both space and time. Examining the consequences of such wandering can tell us a great deal about the relationship of narrative to temporality and the relationship of temporality to theories of moral education. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Works Cited Addison , Joseph...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... their modes of response to accommodate the differing ethoses established by multiple fictional worlds. This essay identifies some of the ways that theorists of the novel must adjust their models to deal with such quirky, metafictional texts. In addition, to flesh out the immanent ethics of reading at...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 364–365.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Bridges’s Adventures of a Bank Note and Harriet Martineau’s Illustrations of Political Economy. Her main analysis ends with Anthony Trollope, but surprisingly not with his novel that deals most directly with issues of high finance and credit, The Way We Live Now. She is at her most informative when...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 276–279.
Published: 01 August 2006
..., like Steinbeck, a strong advocate of New Deal policies; and Edgar Snow, a prominent journalist and China expert who provided many Westerners with their first glimpse into the People's Republic of China in his book, Red Star Over China (1938). Lye begins by tracing in chapter 1the emergence...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 343–349.
Published: 01 August 2010
... core? Take just a slice of the ambivalent political feel- ing ushered in by Barack Obama’s ascendancy in the midst of a new economic crisis—the hope (or fear) that Obama is or is not a new F.D.R., or that he might or might not usher in a global New New Deal, or that his liberalism is either a long...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): v–vi.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism (2003). GORDON FRASER is a PhD candidate at the University of Connecticut. His scholarship has appeared in Victorian Literature and Culture, the Henry James Review, and J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. His dissertation deals with...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 367–370.
Published: 01 November 2008
... state" for Kaye simply to affirm, in jingoist fashion, that the British, like Tennyson's King Arthur, were blameless and that there was no rational cause for the Rebellion. Though one would expect Chakravarty's book to deal mainly with British writing during and after the Rebellion as...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 533–537.
Published: 01 November 2018
... always for Fraiman to be obscuring the real rather than explicating it, imposing unreal meanings on real things. Only about half of Extreme Domesticity discusses novels; the rest deals in nonfiction realist genres, and these genres significantly impact how Fraiman reads novelistic realism. The...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2015
... on the persistent intellectual heritage of formative English thinkers and their surprising relevance to revisionist colonial, national, and aesthetic self-determination. An initial chapter, for instance, deals with Nancy Cunard's Negro and anthologies, both of white and of black writers, as sites...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 302–304.
Published: 01 August 2011
... divides this material into two parts, with the first exploring how these discourses played out through a rural aesthetic (this section of the book deals with, for example, model towns, the Ideal Home exhibi- tion, Howard’s End, and Major Barbara) and the second exploring their more graphic and...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 317–319.
Published: 01 August 2011
... like droll monologues, deadpan, epi- grammatic. He has a cool take on Kesey’s literary bravado and Merry Prankster escapades. Kesey’s defiance of “craft,” Stegner’s New Critical dictate, McGurl points out, was mostly just posturing, Cuckoo itself the creature of creative writing. McGurl deals with...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): 143–145.
Published: 01 May 1999
... by Stephen Dedalus in the "Scylla and Charybdis" episode of Ulysses. In Specters of Marx, Derrida comments on the inability of scholarship to deal with the metaphorical concept of the ghost. "A traditional scholar does not believe in ghosts," Derrida writes, "nor in all that could be called...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 256–258.
Published: 01 August 2000
..., a good deal of what made the sentimental novel so "bad" was its morally repugnant exploitation of pain and suffering. Two generations later, critics of sentimental literature continue to pick up Baldwin's moral gauntlet, with varying results. Whether attacking or defending the genre, scholars...
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Novel (1 November 2000) 33 (3): 424–431.
Published: 01 November 2000
...- sumed and the ritual of shopping, both of which are attempts to fill a lack that is both sensed inwardly and created through a managed discourse. "When the going gets tough," he observes, "the tough go shopping" (14). The second chapter deals with mass-produced objects that take on a...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 515–518.
Published: 01 November 2010
... political theorists. The novels by Henry Roth and Hurston that McCann examines, how­ ever, do not deploy those kinds of political images, so it is not easy to see how the deaths of Roth’s David Schearl and Hurston’s Janie Woods even “obliquely” produce versions of New Deal presidentialism. Yes, their...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 13–18.
Published: 01 May 2012
... wrong. But since evolution doesn’t deal in per- fection, we fumble through by “reading minds” as best we can. In my book Why We Read Fiction, I emphasize the social aspect of our engage- ment with fictional narratives, arguing that whereas theory of mind evolved to track mental states...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 149–152.
Published: 01 May 2011
... historicist account. The book does pay a good deal of attention to meaning and representations of power, though. It uses gender as the focus for the recitation and analysis of the plots of various films and novels and, in keeping with its disciplinary origins in English, in its close read- ings of...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 May 2012
... form in the early chapters is also fresh and compelling, and I enjoyed Kennedy’s analysis of how medical case studies deal with failure despite the development of professionalism into a Victorian PAMBOUKIAN | CURIOUS AND INTERESTING 147 ideal. I...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 474–477.
Published: 01 November 2013
... possessing conscious agency may be held accountable for actions guided by reflexes and not by enlightened reason. Ryan’s chapter dealing with what she terms the “mind work” of Carpenter, Lewes, and Spencer offers a useful introduction to consciousness studies. With a succinct analysis of...