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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 467–485.
Published: 01 November 2016
... hesitation, and clauses accumulate without clarifying, massing instead into a thick linguistic fog. Thus James's writing delivers an image of the minimalist novel not as a thing of terse flatness or truncated form but as an extravagantly intricate withdrawal from the novel's meaning-making functions...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of the glasshouse offered a paradoxically more natural habitat than the soot- laden fogs of the metropolis lurking outside the glasshouse walls. From elaborate greenhouses to cheap boxes covered with a single pane in East End alleys, London- ers from across the social spectrum grew plants encased in glass...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
... ). A group of people, stranded at a train station that has been shut down by fog, wait with their luggage, order drinks, and lose and find various members of their party. In its attention to the bathetic quotidian, this one-day novel animates a range of late modernist anxieties about time, leisure...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 423–430.
Published: 01 November 2009
... to Dickens’s novel. For example, in the short temperance novel Uncle William’s Pulpit, from 1852, we read: “There [Uncle William] was in his great arm chair; he was surrounded by pyramids of books. Books, books, books, books, everywhere like the fog in Dickens’ story of the Bleak House—and some of them...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 298–318.
Published: 01 November 2008
... trapped at home by the elements: She dreamt tkat it rained and she could not go out to meet kiln as planned. She could not walk through tke hostile water, risk blurring the ink on file pages he kad asked her to translate She was afraid of rain, afraid of the fog and the snow which...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 47–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
... on that the search for truth in the fog of Chancery might well indeed be a hopeless venture—for both characters and readers. Appearing as it does at the beginning of both detective fiction and forensic science, Bleak House is concerned with the viability of different epistemological systems and how various...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 534–536.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Mathias Nilges Cucu Sorin Radu , The Underside of Politics: Global Fictions in the Fog of the Cold War ( New York : Fordham UP , 2013 ), pp. 253, cloth, $60.00 . Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 In The Underside of Politics , Sorin Radu Cucu argues that we can...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of quantum physics helps us understand who does what and why and blows away at least some of the San Francisco fog that Hammett lays over his tale of greed, murder, and, perhaps above all, eyes and ruthless and relentless observation. If we recast the cat scenario as a double-slit experiment, we can...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 477–481.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the uncanny emptiness of the scene and its absence of visual cues. The fitful light and swirling fog simultaneously obscure and reveal depths on all sides. The depths of the landscape and the whispering voice become one. This barren, uniform, smooth desert without a living soul would be the underworld...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 313–337.
Published: 01 November 2001
... is heightened by the floating mist, in which the nearer lights play with an effect of orange halo about them, and the farther lamps shine in an ever vaguer distance behind their cling- ing veils of fog" (23: 264-66). In this landscape, all sense of perspective dissolves into a "sense of infinity"; mist...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., then, that the prosaic dominates his 1939 novel Party Going , which combines an experimental prose style with banal subject matter. The gerund form of its title suggests action, but “unresolved waiting” directs the plot. A group of people, stranded at a train station that has been shut down by fog, wait...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 240–264.
Published: 01 November 2007
... and who it is for. What kinds of stories does Anglo-American culture tell itself about the crises of the global South? Stories of aid and its contradictions? War and its fog? To what degree do the stories differentiate or conflate humanitarian and political considerations? How do technologies...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Century: Theory and Interpretation 43 . 2 ( 2002 ): 137 – 60 . Vogt Philip . “Seascape with Fog: Metaphor in Locke's Essay.” Journal of the History of Ideas 54 . 1 ( 1993 ): 1 – 18 . Walsham Alexandra . Providence in Early Modern England . Oxford : Oxford UP , 1999...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 362–378.
Published: 01 November 2021
... all of space trembles like a great embrace. 11 Deleuze remarks that when the fan of the universe is unfolded, “the open fan makes all particles of matter, ashes and fog rise and fall, through which we glimpse the visible as if through the texture of a veil . . . fold within fold” ( Le pli 43...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 65–81.
Published: 01 May 2016
... is rooted in ancestral land, then Chancery is rooted in London's public thoroughfares. While fog is prevalent in the opening pages of the novel, mud is equally and inseparably significant. The novel's famous opening paragraph describes Holborn's pedestrians, the great crowds of the modern metropolis: “Foot...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 60–78.
Published: 01 May 2018
... glimpsed; penetrates the veils of mist spread over the land by the storms of the sea; defines with certitude the outlines of a coast lying under the pall of fog, the forms of landmarks half buried in a starless night as in a shallow grave. He recognizes because he already knows. It is not to his far...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 449–466.
Published: 01 November 2016
...?” [Holmes:] “None. Hence the cocaine. I cannot live without brainwork. What else is there to live for? Stand at the window here. Was ever such a dreary, dismal, unprofitable world? See how the yellow fog swirls down the street and drifts across the dun-colored houses. What could be more hopelessly prosaic...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 147–164.
Published: 01 November 2005
... that care- fully articulates the costs and benefits of achieving s~bjectivity.~A tool of icono- clasm and demystification that, at last, dispels the fog of convention and romance, the novel in this account renames in proper terms a world of passion and desire, history and interest, and so helps...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 483–499.
Published: 01 November 2010
... in a vague fog of speculation, cut off from concrete realities, not the seemingly technocratic linguistic turners of the Yale school. Clarifying his own emphasis on the situatedness of reading, he adds in a more concessionary, if still 4 For Levinas’s summary articulation of his views, see...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 May 2017
... ( 1939 ), for example, chronicles the antics of a group of wealthy socialites who find themselves stuck in an urban railway station, their train having been delayed by fog. Like the nuns in Warner's medieval novel, these “bright young things” are trapped in space as well as time, but the corner...