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Published: 01 August 2016
Figure 3. Susan Meiselas, Recruits Pass by Official State Portrait of Anastasio Somoza Debayle as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces , 1978. © Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos More
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 355–359.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... Shelley's novel, much more forthrightly political than Cooper's, is not about sequence and unfolding but about withdrawal and implosion. By adopting a different approach to the problems of empire, race, and historical melancholy than Cooper does, Shelley is forced, as it were, into greater formal innovation...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 May 2009
... that the seeming weaknesses of Lily's character—her gendered embodiment and embedded position within the forces of the capitalist market—are actually, from the point of view of the novel as a whole, key strengths that allow Wharton to imagine possibilities for critical thinking from within the forces of capitalism...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 547–565.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the contrary—that literary and societal forms are different from each other only in degree or scale—is, in an especially leveling sense, to rescind crucial differences between the force of depiction and world of force, which every lucid nuance of Powers's unique narrative style would resist. Copyright © 2022...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 August 2009
... novel represents a late nineteenth-century struggle to define authorship as a form of production inspired by Eastern manual artistry, thus forcing us to reconceptualize the popular phrase “craft of writing” in transcultural as well as transgeneric terms. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 268–277.
Published: 01 August 2009
... that disavows the disarticulating force of rhetoric itself. Linking Trollope's autobiography and novels to discourses on shoes and utility by Jacques Derrida and Martin Heidegger, this essay draws out the compatibility of uselessness and value that Trollope performs even while explicitly championing utilitarian...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 343–348.
Published: 01 August 2009
... force. The essay sketches a genealogy for this representation through Enlightenment theories of sympathy. Confessions of a Justified Sinner narrates the declension of sympathy into a sublime technique that colonizes the other's difference and undoes the self itself. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 202–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
... and coercive force they see their views carrying. McEwan's work finds the forms of this immodesty not just in religious or political ideals but in science, criticism, and secularism, the latter perhaps the more concerning because they conceal their immodesty in the allegedly modest forms of “neutrality...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 224–241.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Emily Steinlight Thomas Hardy's novels are notorious for the grim inevitability with which their characters fall prey to biological and sociological forces beyond their control. Jude the Obscure in particular, culminating in the suicide of its protagonist's children “because we are too menny...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 276–300.
Published: 01 August 2012
...), or a degenerating patriarch (Franzen), this encoded violence finds each text allegorizing the dialectical interinvolvement between order and force that characterizes moments of imperial transition. Seen in light of Giovanni Arrighi's discussion of long-duration historical cycles, these formal similarities authorize...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 320–325.
Published: 01 August 2010
... degree zero, where various possible explanations hang in equipoise with one another. Stories accordingly often end with some seemingly unrelated detail that serves to embed the entire tale within in a universe where stories, poems, and inscriptions, each equally unlikely, are forced to compete...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 47–66.
Published: 01 May 2011
... is abandoned in favor of an unreliable and culturally partial system, which promotes ideology masking as truth. Bleak House thus forces its readership either to reject the knowledge-based system the narrative has so painstakingly established or to reject its final discursive production. By tracing...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
... achieve much of their political force. Via a hard-boiled form born of 1930s cynicism, Mosley's Easy Rawlins novels insist on the still-lived experience of “being black there.” © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 360–379.
Published: 01 August 2022
... McCarthy's Remainder , and Ian McEwan's The Cockroach . In these novels, money is linked with communication as a system that produces value within itself without referring to an external origin ( Gods ), is affiliated with financial and other forms of speculation as a force of social projection ( Remainder...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 180–199.
Published: 01 August 2022
... phenomenologies of scarcity, which manifest as affect, epistemic structure, economic process, social relations, and transcendent force or metaphysic (both natural and supernatural). Suspense replicates the social operation of generalized scarcity by carrying us from one particular “conflict of choice” to the next...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 324–338.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., once a site of social possibility and conflict, seems to be in its final stage of exhaustion by the centrifugal forces of urbanization. As the process of urbanization becomes legible through its disfigurations of the traditional city novel, the novel forecasts what happens when the spatial development...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 427–443.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the malignant powers that are attempting to form the age. Also in both, new technologies are understood not as primary or independent shaping forces but as enabling components of a larger political and economic form, a variant of capitalism. However, the crucial difference between the two novels is in how...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 501–517.
Published: 01 November 2022
... to look for and to understand how something unexpectedly novelistic supports and maybe subverts the documentary force of The Pentagon Papers . Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press 2022 Pentagon Papers Vietnam War Moby‐Dick An expert is a man who has read a book that no one else...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Neil Ten Kortenaar Abstract Marlon James's A Brief History of Seven Killings fictionalizes a historical incident, the shooting of Bob Marley in Kingston in 1976, and the larger political, economic, and cultural forces that led to it and emerged from it. Real people can enter fiction and retain...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 365–374.
Published: 01 November 2017
... , coined by Karen E. Fields and Barbara J. Fields to capture the epistemic and political confusion surrounding the category of race in the post–civil rights decades. In an era in which the distinction between the truths and lies of the race concept no longer carries much rhetorical force, American...