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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Michael Klotz This essay argues that the depiction of characters in Victorian realist fiction was shaped by an emerging cultural interest in the aggregation and analysis of statistical information about historical individuals and the subsequent production of the hypothetical persons of statistical...
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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
... identified not only an important thread in the postcolonial novel but also a trend that extends well beyond the postcolonial world. As Perry Anderson noted in a recent London Review of Books essay, the efflorescence of historical fictions in the past quarter century has been remarkable and certainly...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... because they understood fictional representation itself as an assault, a means of revenge, a vitriolic mode of writing. For both writers this had everything to do with their conception of realism—and with their own participation in the quintessential late Victorian debate about realism in fiction. The...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 196–209.
Published: 01 August 2014
... is an original con- nection between the perfection of the causal plot and the character who embodies the tyrannical power of the will. Aristotle had already made the story of Oedipus the tyrant the model of the fictional plot. In spite of Nietzsche, modern fiction begins with the burial of...
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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 November 2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
...John Plotz This piece asks what relation the turn toward a new era of patrimonial capitalism—traced in Thomas Piketty's recent work—bears to the modern rise of fantasy worlds and speculative fiction. The problem of justifying distinction in a world that presumes common humanity beneath surface...
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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
... , Gordon . The Radicalism of 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...
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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...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 298–318.
Published: 01 November 2008
... ix –xiv. 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...
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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...
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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 November 2012) 45 (3): 487–491.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Marc Redfield ROWLINSON MATTHEW , Real Money and Romanticism ( Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2010 ), pp. 266 , cloth, $89.00 . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Fiction, Restriction, and Real Money MATTHEW ROWLINSON, Real Money and...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 483–486.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Bruce Robbins Fiction Refurbishes Government JOHN MARX, Geopolitics and the Anglophone Novel, 1890–2011 (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2012), pp. 254, cloth, $95.00. The title of this slim but conceptually ambitious and provocative book does it a disservice. “Geopolitics...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 169–174.
Published: 01 May 2013
...David Attwell CLARKSON CARROL , J. M. Coetzee: Countervoices ( New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2009 ), pp. 224 , cloth, $89.00 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Fiction and the Linguistic Turn CARROL CLARKSON, J. M. Coetzee...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 497–504.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Romantic-Era Novel . Ed. Gilroy Amanda Verhoeven Wil . Spec. issue of Novel 34 . 2 ( 2001 ): 147 – 62 . Trumpener Katie . Bardic Nationalism: The Romantic Novel and the British Empire . Princeton : Princeton UP , 1997 . Properties of Irish Fiction...
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Novel (1 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 212–215.
Published: 01 August 2004
...JOHN KUCICH NICHOLAS DAMES, Amnesiac Selves: Nostalgia, Forgetting, and British Fiction, 1810–1870 (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2001), pp. 298 + ix, $24.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2003 2003 Amnesiac Fiction NICHOLAS DAMES, Antnesiac Selves: Nostalgia, Forgetting...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... as well as a useful vehicle for the cultivation of domestic minority difference. In turn, international writers found an eager American audience for global fiction that, in turn, facilitated the procurement of regular teaching employment, as lecturers and creative-writing instructors, in the...