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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 412–414.
Published: 01 November 2000
...WENDY WALTERS SHARON PATRICIA HOLLAND, Raising the Dead: Readings of Death and (Black) Subjectivity (Durham: Duke University Press, 2000), pp. 235, cloth, $49.95, paper, $17.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 Death and American Culture SHARON PATRICIA...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 523–526.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Sean McCann LEONARD CASSUTO, Hard-Boiled Sentimentality: The Secret History of American Crime Stories (New York: Columbia UP, 2008), pp. 344, cloth, $79.50, paper, $13.75. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Love and Death in Detective Fiction leonard cassuto, Hard-Boiled...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 20–22.
Published: 01 May 2011
... . Berkeley : U of California P , 1957 . Refusing the Death of the Novel SR I N I VA S A R AVA M U DA N The founding modern theorists of the novel—Mikhail Bakhtin, Georg Lukács, and Ian Watt—could not entirely shake free of a vitalist thematics. Twentieth-century accounts...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 85–103.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Peter Leman Abstract This article examines Nuruddin Farah's 1979 novel Sweet and Sour Milk , asking how we read representations of postcolonial mourning and living death in the context of global authoritarianism. The first novel in Farah's influential dictatorship trilogy, Sweet and Sour Milk...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 496–499.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Beth Connors-Manke SMITH CALEB , The Prison and the American Imagination ( New Haven : Yale UP , 2009 ), pp. 272 , cloth, $40.00 ; paperback, $25.00 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press Social Death and Moral Enlightenment caleb smith...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 179–192.
Published: 01 August 2013
... mostly with the visible turbulence of history. Willa Cather, I argue, does something very different in Death Comes for the Archbishop : she portrays everyday life as embodying the long past that defines a culture. Cather renders the everyday as the mass of human experience that changes slowly over time...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 389–408.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Deborah Lutz Heathcliff is in love with someone who has died. This love is steeped in the evangelical death culture of the time, particularly the treasuring of the physical manifestations of dying and the body: a reverence for relics. Understanding mortality—and, in fact, the love between Catherine...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 438–460.
Published: 01 November 2018
...J. S. Bolin Abstract The end of a novel is the site of particular epistemic privilege. If the form is governed by a biographical master plot, the “meaning of the life,” as Benjamin has it, is “revealed only in [the] death” that is the plot's narrative limit—and beyond this limit “the novelist...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 August 2020
... the literary system, in which any work of literature is enfolded—the functionally differentiated system that comprises writers, readers, genres, styles, the critical apparatus, and the publishing apparatus. As Firs stages the death of a small Maine community, it models its own death as a generic instance...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Alexandra Neel This article examines the spaces still life in Frankenstein , arguing that Mary Shelley draws on this rich visual tradition from its humblest manifestations in the painting of food to its most conceptual in its explorations of light, human perception, and death. Following Norman...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 August 2009
... exploration in media related to “The Work of Art in the Age of Its Mechanical Reproducibility.” Mid-twentieth-century arguments concerning “the death of the novel” in the West arise in relation to the diminished place of the book in the age of cinema and then later TV. Likewise, if they are to gain full...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 November 2009
... between the novel and history in a peculiarly sharp form, a point emphasized by Perry Anderson during a 1983 conference commemorating the centenary of Marx's death when he described Powell's avowedly anti-Marxist series A Dance to the Music of Time as “the most important piece of postwar fiction...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 443–450.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Scott J. Juengel This essay sets out to think the novel in the time of catastrophe (which is always, necessarily, to think after catastrophe; which is to say, finally, that I want to think in the chronotope of mass death). I couch this in the Bakhtinian concept of the chronotope—so integral to his...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 337–342.
Published: 01 August 2009
... death in volume 7. Just as the accident that shatters Tristram's post chaise allows him to discover the ancient pleasures of mule travel, so the disruption of narrative is designed to awaken readers to the polymorphous pleasures of older, slower kinds of reading now facing eclipse in the age...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... The Nether World , more than any other Gissing novel, emerged from a spirit of enmity and revenge. The novel was born out of the experience of Gissing's first wife's death amid poverty and degradation; he saw the novel as a means of avenging injustice, a way to channel resentment into art. The antagonistic...
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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 (2010) 43 (2): 320–325.
Published: 01 August 2010
...John Plotz This article recognizes the accomplishment of the editors of the Stirling/South Carolina Edition of James Hogg and reflects on the long literary eclipse that followed Hogg's death in 1835. Hogg was both the inventor and prime nineteenth-century practitioner of what could be called...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 56–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of the novel. The religious goal of the novel is to console women with the belief that the men they have lost are not dead, not absent, but present. The narrative implication of a belief in which death does not mark the difference between past and present is a story that does not know what tense to tell itself...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... “expectations”: stories that justify rather than explain our current standing. Is the taste for fantasy and nonrealist speculation, then, indicative of an escapist tendency to foreclose on the universalist presumptions encoded in realist fiction? The age of patrimonial agglomeration may seem a death knell...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 210–225.
Published: 01 August 2018
... action is embodied and interrogated in what I call the microeconomic mode , a ubiquitous twenty-first-century cultural formation defined by a combination of abstraction and extremity. From Cormac McCarthy's The Road to the Hunger Games franchise, this mode represents individuals making life-and-death...