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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 234–252.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Kate Marshall This essay makes the case for a reconsideration of Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy within the history of the modernist novel and its medial legacies by attending to the complex relationship enacted throughout the text between material forms and structures of interiority...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 197–200.
Published: 01 August 2007
... be forgiven for suspecting overstatement nonetheless. Still, and in Zimmerman's defense, withn this period the two most well-known panic novels were written, Frank Norris's The Pit (1903) and Theodore Dreiser's The Financier (1912), to which Zimmerman devotes a chapter each. Equally important...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 2017
... model for our posthistoricist times. The result is a fascinating set of close readings of novels that have certainly never been read together before and probably never will be again: Charles Brockden Brown's Edgar Huntly , Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's The Gates Ajar , Theodore Dreiser's An American...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 368–371.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of American authors, including Theodore Dreiser, Henry James, Charles Chesnutt, Mark Twain, and William Dean Howells. As Sawaya points out early in The Difficult Art of Giving , her study of these well-known authors emerged out of a discussion of a different literary scene, the Harlem Renaissance...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 446–449.
Published: 01 November 2006
... of Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie (19001, Willa Cather's The Professor's House (1925), William Faulkner's Sanct~rary(1931), and Richard Wright's Nafive Son (1940), Dore diagnoses what she calls "negative narrationu-formal techniques such as elision, prolepsis, erasure, and deferral-through...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 56–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
... that when narratives particularize a moment in the past, such as a specific date or an exact time, they “emerge from a past without substance; [they are] purged of the uncertainty of existence” (31). Such an account certainly works for the opening of Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, the second...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 379–380.
Published: 01 August 2010
... a reference to Theodore Dreiser, Frank Norris, or Jack London. In addition, and on a related point, I thought that Holmes sometimes carried too much of an interpretive burden. For example, at the end of her chapter on A Mortal Antipathy, Thrailkill writes that Holmes “helped to establish the terror...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 302–304.
Published: 01 August 2011
... set by Rachel Bowlby’s Just Looking: Consumer Culture in Dreiser, Gissing and Zola (1985) and Erika Rappaport’s Shopping for Pleasure: Women in the Making of London’s West End (2001). However, while the contents of the book generate important insights, its framing does not always work...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 111–113.
Published: 01 May 2004
..., that the flaneur is a fundamentally gendered figure for registering ur- ban experience. The lack of attention to gender as it shapes a "sense of things" is especially pronounced in Brown's brief treatment of two novels, Dreiser's Sister Carrie and Zola's ALLBonheur des Dames, whch feature female...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 276–279.
Published: 01 August 2006
... of naturalism, realism and even regionalism. Whether the Orientalism of "California naturalism" necessitates a re-reading of race and economics in the work of a Crane or Dreiser is an intriguing question. For it invites one to wonder whether the kind of argument that Toni Morrison has made about...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2017
... she has traveled from Norris and Dreiser. In embedding Tom Outland's story within a novel about a quiet midwestern college town, she explains, she was aiming to get “the design of life, not just the picture. I could have written the story of these two boys out on the mesa like a Zane Grey novel, but I...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 464–468.
Published: 01 November 2013
... cuts a path straight through the heart of the canon (in addition to the authors named above, he treats Emerson, Douglass, Melville, Dreiser, Crane, Fitzgerald, and Ellison in convincing asides), casting its reiterative exploration of the mutability and fragility of our notions of individual...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Wright wrote naturalism, a literary mode associated with turn-of-the-century novels by Theodore Dreiser and Frank Morris, signaling how as of the 1940s many black people remained trapped in neighborhoods and workplaces more suited to a pre-reform era; in the late twentieth and early twenty-first...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... before it is realized. 1 This reading of realism's moral complexity suggests an often undervalued continuity between realism and the naturalist ethos of works such as Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure , which, like the works of Frank Norris, Stephen Crane, Theodore Dreiser, and other American...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Allan Poe, Herman Melville, and Walt Whitman or to the materialist-pragmatic wing of American naturalism associated with Howells, Dreiser, Stephen Crane, Jack London, and Frank Norris. One of the definitive texts of 1950s criticism, Richard Chase's American Novel ( 1957 ), reveals the kernel...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 71–93.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... In conventional naturalist interpretations, novels by writers such as London, Frank Norris, and Theodore Dreiser express a “fear of embodiment and biological determinism” (Goodling 3). This view also surfaces in more recent criticism, as some critics charge that much of this literature...