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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Eleni Coundouriotis This article discusses the chronotope of humanitarian emergencies in realist fiction. Novels that depict the effects of prolonged and extreme insecurity often include improbable figures, characters in which they invest a hope for the future and who are presented as inventive...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 372–375.
Published: 01 August 2016
... authority of traditional historical methods or narratives but to challenge their claim as exclusive arbiters of historical truth. To make his argument for the validity of historical fiction as a legitimate source of historical knowledge, Dalley asks readers to rethink their understanding of realism. He...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 524–530.
Published: 01 November 2009
...John Marx The conventional wisdom that contemporary fiction has little use for the nation cannot explain the plurality of recent novels that attend to states in crisis. To detail the effects of state collapse is at the very least to insist on the state's continued relevance to the form. This...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jane Elliott Focusing on Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake , this essay examines what I term “dramas of immediacy” in recent North American fiction. Postmodern novels of the 1980s and 1990s were defined in part by their interest in the way in which narrative shaped our experience, particularly in...
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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): 242–260.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Raji Vallury My article studies the implications of Jacques Rancière's concepts of literary misunderstanding and political dissensus for our understanding of the politics of postcolonial fiction. The disjunctive junction that Rancière establishes between the politics of aesthetics and the...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 319–324.
Published: 01 August 2014
... . Neuromancer . New York : Ace , 1986 . Economic Fiction, 1945–2000 michael w. clune, American Literature and the Free Market, 1945–2000 (Cambridge: Cam- bridge UP, 2010), pp. 211, cloth, $93.00. Writing in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Michael W. Clune claims that Joshua Clover and Jasper Bernes...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 212–234.
Published: 01 August 2000
... Century..” Reflections . Ed. Peter Demetz. New York: Schocken Books, 1986 . 146 –62. Butler , Judith . Gender Trouble . New York: Routledge, 1990 . Castle , Terry . Masquerade and Civilization: The Carnivalesque in Eighteenth-Century English Culture and Fiction . Stanford...
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Novel (1 August 2000) 33 (2): 256–258.
Published: 01 August 2000
... Sentimental Fiction MARIANNE NOBLE, The Masochistic Pleasures of Sentimental Literature (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), pp. 240, cloth, $55.00, paper, $18.95. When James Baldwin pronounced Uncle Tom's Cabin "a very bad novel," his condemnation was not merely aesthetic. For Baldwin...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 151–168.
Published: 01 November 2002
... Carolina P, 2001 . Benston , Kimberly W. Performing Blackness: Enactments of African-American Modernism . London and New York: Routledge, 2000 . Butler , Octavia . Parable of the Sower . New York: Warner, 1993 . Delany , Samuel R. “Generic Protocols: Science Fiction and...
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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 5–20.
Published: 01 May 2004
... . Annesley , James . Blank Fictions: Consumerism, Culture and the Contemporary American Novel . New York: St. Martin’s, 1998 . Auster , Paul . The Book of Illusions . New York: Picador, 2003 . Auster , Paul . Mr. Vertigo . New York: Viking Penguin, 1994 . Auster , Paul...
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Novel (1 November 2005) 38 (2-3): 129–146.
Published: 01 November 2005
... Aristocratic Fiction THOMAS DIPIERO Victor Cousin may have been the first in what was to become a long line of critics of early French fiction to label as unreadable the gigantic novels of the seventeenth century. Considering Mlle de Scudery's ArtamEne ou le Grarrd Cyrus, the ten-volume...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 337–360.
Published: 01 November 2006
... Exclusion of the Intended from Secret Sharing in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.” Novel: A Forum on Fiction 20.2 ( 1987 ): 123 –37. Watt , Ian . Conrad in the Nineteenth Century . Berkeley: U of California P, 1979 . Work, Unemployment, and the Exhaustion of Fiction in Heart of...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 52–76.
Published: 01 August 2007
... the American Revolution . London: Verso, 1989 . The Cosmopolitan Revolution: Loyalism and the Fiction of an American Nation EDWARD LARKIN In recent years, a wide range of philosophers and theorists have proposed various forms of cosinopoIitanism to address the racial...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2007
... British Empire . Princeton: Princeton UP, 1997 . Melancholy, Race, and Sovereign Exemption in Early American Fiction JONATHAN ELMER In his wide-ranging and moving study, Specters of the Atlanfic: Firznnce Capital, Slavery, adthe Philosoplzy of Histovy, Ian Baucom argues that...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 298–318.
Published: 01 November 2008
.... Ghazoul , Ferial . “Halal Fiction.” Al-Ahram Weekly Online 542 (12–18 Jul. 2001) < http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2001/542/bo4.htm >. Hassan , Waïl S. “Agency and Translational Literature: Ahdaf Soueif’s The Map of Love.” PMLA 121 ( 2006 ): 753 –68. Hassan , Waïl S. “Arab...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... individualism, the current essay argues that Dickens's fiction instead performs an ongoing and intentionally failed experiment in population management. The Dickensian novel generates an apparent surplus of biological life that allows its narratives to reconstitute the social body in new terms; rather than...
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Novel (1 November 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 Sentimentality: The Secret...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 165–185.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Kevin Seidel By grappling with secular and religious approaches to Defoe's fiction, this essay describes the theory of fiction that Defoe writes his way toward during the course of his three-book Crusoe novel, which includes The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The Farther...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 364–367.
Published: 01 August 2016
...-aware novels, his interpretations offer few surprises. That Disraeli favored a “finely graded hierarchy” as a social paradigm, with the aristocracy at its top, and that his novels are fictional groundwork for his political career will not be considered revelatory by most readers. The interpretations of...