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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Caveney. New York: Atlantic Monthly P, 1992 . 235 –63. The Novel as an Absence: Lukacs and the Event of Postmodern Fiction TIMOTHY BEWES This essay is about the formal-that is to say, the nonrepresentational, nonnarrative-elements of so-called...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 443–450.
Published: 01 November 2009
... theory of novelistic discourse—because catastrophe is, in what follows, a figure of time, a figure of eventfulness that always and ineluctably worries while it structures the broader protocols of meaning. In particular, my essay returns to Daniel Defoe and his strange preoccupation with disastrous events...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 August 2017
... side of narrative events, and the exfoliations whose synthesis constitutes the effect of fictional consciousness produce, in this novel, a mind at odds with, or oddly aloof from, the events and relationships that are presumed to shape it. While James's contribution to the history of the novel has...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 94–110.
Published: 01 May 2012
... experimentation with referentiality toward her own critique of how events get represented, arguing that The Book of Salt plays with Steinian aesthetics in order to offer a critique of the structures of power that grant the racialized subject visibility. Paul Robeson and Ho Chi Minh become subjects of history not...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 249–267.
Published: 01 August 2011
... national consanguinity. What remains to be theorized in relation to this, however, is the significance of the novel's predominant obsession with sound, both as literary style and as narrative event. This essay proposes that by considering the scientific and literary sources of the sonic framework of incest...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 444–465.
Published: 01 November 2011
... eponymous protagonist quite literally practices a form of personal self-rule—one that marks out his difference from those around him—while also denying the reader easy access to his particular version of events. However, in light of the Ojibwe author's advocacy of close reading and New Critical approaches...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 179–192.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Enrique Lima The historical novels of Sir Walter Scott, James Fenimore Cooper, and countless others have been interested primarily in exploiting the dramatic potential of historical events and the significant real and fictional personalities that took part in them. These writers are concerned...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 482–501.
Published: 01 November 2018
... subroutines as self-interested beings allows Proust to apply the principles of biological selection to these psychological entities, imagining the mind as an ecosystem in which great personal upheavals—for instance, Marcel's loss of Albertine—figure as extinction events that wipe out large populations of...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 November 2009
... coincidental indeterminacies as part of a fascination with unorthodox causal structures and the breakup of secular time. Today these contingent textual incidents seem to foreshadow a wider set of uncertainties regarding the true scope of historical narrative: the place of the event in cultural analysis, the...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 431–436.
Published: 01 November 2009
... event in the evolutionary history of this theme was the Indian Mutiny of 1857, and one text that translated this lesson of the Mutiny most powerfully for popular thinking was Mary Elizabeth Braddon's famous sensation novel Lady Audley's Secret (1861-62). © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 497–503.
Published: 01 November 2009
... narration rather than in event and sometimes in a contest between the two. This sapphic structuring of the novel first takes form in seventeenth-century erotic fictions, but more surprisingly, it also characterizes such eighteenth-century domestic novels as Eliza Haywood's The Masqueraders , Frances...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 318–325.
Published: 01 August 2009
... status of the future between a novel and lived experience and in the process of actively making present the events of a novel referred to in retrospect. The essay offers a hermeneutic circle between presentification and depresentification as an account of the relationship between the time of a novel and...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 511–516.
Published: 01 November 2009
... or later makes a picture of its fulfillment” and turns the phrase toward a discussion of “kernel narrative.” Questions of boredom and the temporality of reading are then posed by way of Soap Opera Diges t , the weekly guide to events that the television viewer may have missed. Through a re-engagement...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 196–209.
Published: 01 August 2014
... such, it was opposed to history, which only told events, as they happened, in their empirical succession. When Virginia Woolf contrasts the tyranny of the plot with the truth of the shower of atoms falling upon the minds at every moment of any ordinary day, she exactly overturns the opposition. Now the...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 238–256.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Naomi Mandel This essay examines the role of fact and the injunction of fidelity to it in fiction about violent historical events. Taking as its starting point Jonathan Safran Foer's 2002 novel, Everything Is Illuminated (set in the wake of the Holocaust), and his 2005 novel, Extremely Loud and...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 284–300.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., as Bruno Bosteels rightly notes, “displays a brilliant use of the free indirect style of speech.” Style regards the arrangement of peoples, places, and events into collectivities. In this essay I elaborate Rancière's political style of writing. I begin by tracing Rancière's debt to Karl Marx's...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., unremarkable relationships—transforming dullness into novelistic event. Two novels demonstrate Green's extraordinary effects achieved through and with the banal, the boring, the vague, and the everyday: Party Going (1939) and Nothing (1951). In Party Going , a group of people stranded at a train station wait...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 103–121.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Heidegger's thought in order to propose that the potential for supranational circulation impinges upon the novel's mimesis: specifically, how figurations of character, action, and event relate to a larger social or communal horizon—the work's ethos. Attending to the problem of ethos in Disgrace clarifies the...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 167–189.
Published: 01 August 2015
... nature of the relationship between subjectivity and the historical truth event. It concludes that in the socialist bildungsroman the protagonist's formation is imagined as an open-ended process centering on the individual's participation in the revolutionary movement rather than as a fixed (national...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 190–207.
Published: 01 August 2015
... digressive form and its dense, intertextual web of allusion might defeat the reader. This article argues that, despite its difficulty, the novel deserves a wider readership than it has received so far outside Germany. For those who see the fall of the Berlin Wall as the epoch-making event of the last quarter...