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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 327–331.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Grace A. Musila Grace.Musila@wits.ac.za Pallavi Rastogi , Postcolonial Disaster: Narrating Catastrophe in the Twenty-First Century ( Evanston, IL : Northwestern UP , 2020 ), pp. 305 , ebook, $34.95 . Copyright © 2023 by Novel, Inc. 2023 In 2004 I joined a student...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 443–450.
Published: 01 November 2009
...—shipwrecks, earthquakes, plagues, massacres, hurricanes—as a way to imagine the emergent novel's rapprochement with a multitude exposed to time. What is the relationship between the novel's prescriptive everydayness and intense concern with singular experiences, and the mass historicity of disaster...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 104–119.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., Atwood moves the ecological novel beyond its dominant mode of sincere tragic disaster while also avoiding the pitfalls of pure comedy to instead imagine more integrated and realistic forms of ecological resilience that powerfully combine mitigation and adaptation. Copyright © 2021 by Novel, Inc. 2021...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in to the racialized, gendered, and classed dynamics of exploitation operating before and during social upheaval catalyzed by natural disaster, but he also reveals a general potential among the dispossessed for critical thinking and action in overwhelming circumstances. This article has several implications...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of the city as a natural system contrasts with conventional dystopian visions of future cities as scenarios of exploitation, crisis, and disaster. Science-fiction novelist, Kim Stanley Robinson's 2312 uses high-modernist literary strategies to create a narrative of cities and planets as humanly transformed...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 157–161.
Published: 01 May 2023
... individuals can prepare themselves for disasters” but by helping enable “collective action against the current practices of the U.S. national security state” (205). This dire need for collectivity, however, cannot be resolved within fictions themselves, although their capacity to aid in its realization cannot...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 452–471.
Published: 01 November 2020
... The 9.0 magnitude undersea megathrust earthquake triggered a 38.8-meter tsunami that roared ashore near Sendai and caused the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown—coupling the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl with the biggest loss of life in Japan since the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki ( Carlton et al. 1402...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 221–237.
Published: 01 August 2012
... . “The Dialectics of Disaster.” Hauerwas and Lentricchia 55 – 62 . Kauffman Linda S. “The Wake of Terror: Don Delillo's ‘In the Ruins of the Future,’ ‘Baader-Meinhof,’ and Falling Man.” Modern Fiction Studies 54 ( 2008 ): 353 – 77 . Knapp Peggy A. “Ian McEwan's Saturday...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 1999
... as to a time still to come. For when Roth died in misery in Paris in 1939 he could not have foreseen the extent of the coming disaster" (114,115). The "coming disaster," of course, is the Holocaust. Fisch makes the point that both Kafka and Roth were obsessed by the Job archetype, and I think we may...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 November 2014
... relationship with science fiction, both because global climatic disaster is now encroaching on the very present and because it draws heavily on actual climate science for its fiction making. Margaret Atwood, for example, has taken pains to refuse the science fiction label for her cli-fi Oryx and Crake trilogy...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 425–441.
Published: 01 November 2019
... in an insistently passive voice; “some disasters may befall a tradesman, which it was not possible he should foresee; as fire, floods of water, thieves, and many such; and in those cases the disaster is visible, the plea is open, every body allows it, the man can have no blame” (84). Severing accident from personal...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 382–387.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of "immediate experience," and thus away from this painful "Disaster" contains elements of liberation but ultimately reveals itself to be a purely abstract and therefore powerless ne- gation of history. Worse, the effort to give this fantasy content in the form of "the eternal English countryside...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 327–342.
Published: 01 November 2012
... War.” The American Renaissance Reconsidered . Ed. Michaels W. B. Pease D. E. . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins UP , 1985 . 113 – 55 . Peretz Eyal . Literature, Disaster, and the Enigma of Power: A Reading of Moby-Dick . Stanford : Stanford UP , 2003 . Poovey Mary...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 393–399.
Published: 01 November 2009
... suggested” (10). Staged photography of the late 1970s, the 1980s, and the 1990s returned repeat- edly to scenes of imagined disaster, of violence that had been wreaked on the human body, or domestic habitations that were under imminent danger, or acts of aggression that were about to happen...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 410–416.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of the plot is, thus, chronological rather than logical. In most episodic narratives where the ordering principle is chronology rather than causality, one can change the order of the episodes without loss of coherence, but this is not true in the vicar’s tale. Here the events of the plot—the disasters...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 299–311.
Published: 01 November 2002
.... Butler , Octavia . Parable of the Sower . New York: Warner, 1995 . Davis , Mike . City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles . New York: Vintage, 1990 . Davis , Mike . Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and The Imagination of Disaster . New York: Vintage, 1998 . Dubey...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 132–139.
Published: 01 May 2010
... more widely appropriate to the period’s fiction. The retracing of disasters to a primal source is suggested, for example, even in the title of Rosamond Lehmann’s The Ballad and the Source (1944). It develops in the novel’s exploration of what “poisons from what far-back brews went on corroding...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 324–338.
Published: 01 August 2022
... watching the dramas, disasters, tableaux, picturesque incidents which arrest your attention in the heart of this restless queen of cities? —Balzac Over the course of three days in 1974, the writer Georges Perec set out to document the daily activities of Place Saint-Sulpice, a large square...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 474–476.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Rhys's thoroughly down-and-out protagonists: of the “chilling” last act of Good Morning, Midnight , for example, Frost writes, with characteristic wit, “If there is to be disaster, at least let there be tragedy. No such luck” (205). The arts of unpleasure end with the turn toward Loos and her wildly...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 176–197.
Published: 01 August 2003
... by the very exis- tence of a further Conradian production I will examine at the end of this discus- sion. Two 1912 essays on the Titanic disaster, which angrily name specific corpo- rate and industrial interests that the author sees poised against sea laborers, force us to ask: Given the chain...