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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 474–476.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Judith Brown Frost Laura , The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents ( New York : Columbia UP : 2013 ) , pp. 304, cloth , $35.00 . Copyright © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 “[W]hy do we assume that pleasure is the goal of writing or reading?” (206), asks...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 288–290.
Published: 01 August 2006
.... DAVIDSON, PRISCILLA L. WALTON, AND JEhWIFER ANDREIVS, Border Crossings: Thomas King's Cultlrrnl Inversiorrs (Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2003), pp. 223, cloth, $38.00. If Robert Frost is right that there is something "that doesn't love a wall," that "something" lives in Thomas King's stories; humor is...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 306–309.
Published: 01 August 2013
... Coleridge’s “Frost at Midnight,” and Adorno’s The Authoritarian Personality, tracing the fate of the tender, bourgeois father, its culmination in carpet-slippered Caligulas like Goering. The reading of Moran that follows finds in him, whose perpetual irritation is comic and terrible, the figure of “a...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 May 2018
... with actual political engagement. Reminiscent of Robert Frost's famous quip, “A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel,” Laskell (the protagonist of Trilling's novel) is paralyzed by “the forms of suspension or equivocation that mark his moral stance” (112). If ambivalence...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 296–299.
Published: 01 August 2015
... presence of another (Winnicott) or be “held” by the affective presence of the analyst (Bollas) resembles the capacity of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's speaker in “Frost at Midnight” to play within the intimate sphere established by the nearly silent breathing of his child. Here again, the subject, freed from...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 121–125.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the haptic surface,” where bodies and objects meet; such eroticized encounters with the object-world are equally important to William Carlos Williams and Robert Frost, and we can hope that Nieland’s theoretically ambitious account of Cummings will inspire others to revisit more contours of a...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 460–466.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of wells, the parish’s fossils and soils, the pheasants and hares, a neat echo in one area, the severe frost of January 1768, the frugal Hampshire practice of dipping rushes in fat and using them in lieu of candles. It is important to understand that unlike Selborne, Our Village does not...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 136–142.
Published: 01 May 2000
... or receiver of aid-is analogous to the collapse of reader and writer, literary consumer and producer. Finally, examining the work of several writers in the forties and fifties, including Robert Frost and Richard Wright, Szalay argues that insurance--which understands individuals as both...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
... it is precisely through the banality and bathos with which his fiction defuses the crises of modernism that we can locate its pleasures. As Laura Frost argues, central to modernists' “reconceptualization” of aesthetic pleasure is the deployment of textual or verbal difficulty in combination with the...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 504–510.
Published: 01 November 2009
... the relative remoteness of its events in relation to the graphic changes registered on her own narrating body: “for I speak of a time gone by,” she writes; “my hair which till a late period withstood the frosts of time, lies now, at last white, under a white cap, like snow beneath snow” (105...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... metonymic connection between the world, the text, and the critic—as in John Elder’s efforts to learn to use a scythe in order to gain an experiential understanding of Robert Frost’s “Mowing” (Elder, “Poetryrather than the mimetic one with which it is often associated. As Jona- than Bate asks, “An...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and anonymous, he is individualized only by his rank in the institutional hierarchy and the physical marks of his age: we see “engineers of the railway, sunburnt and in tweeds, with the frosted head of their chief smiling with slow, humorous indulgence amongst the young eager faces” (180). Not even...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the speed and light that inflect the first—the locals “fly quickly over the snow in their sledges” (9)—stasis and self-doubt ground the second: “How slowly the time passes here, encompassed as I am by frost and snow” (9). As if to check the poetic painting of his first letter, Walton confesses in his...
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Novel (1 August 2003) 36 (2): 145–175.
Published: 01 August 2003