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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 207–215.
Published: 01 August 2009
... has called “hyperlink cinema,” a form that emerging directors like Alexandro Gonzáles Iñárritu have used to connect narratives set in widely disparate locations (the film Babel is my case in point). The essay then analyzes David Mitchell's Ghostwritten as a “hypertext” novel, pointing out how its...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Scott Selisker This article describes how the novelist David Mitchell employs the “ topos of the cult,” a set of conventions that describe a mental state of unfreedom, in the novels Ghostwritten (1999) and Cloud Atlas (2004). This figuration of an unfree form of society—characterized by a group's...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 326–329.
Published: 01 August 2019
... intersperses theoretical discussions of a topos with close readings of selected novels. For example, in the first section, Ganguly reads David Mitchell's 1999 Ghostwritten and Salman Rushdie's 2005 Shalimar the Clown to illustrate her claims concerning a new configuration of a world marked by “neoliberal...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 124–127.
Published: 01 May 2020
... succinctly skewered the assumptions that made Ronald Reagan seem benevolent. Through his investigation of psychoanalytic tropes in the ghostwritten autobiography Where's the Rest of Me? , Rogin proposed that Reagan drew inspiration as a politician from the time that he played a role in a movie where his...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 329–332.
Published: 01 August 2011
... The Cosmopolitan Novel and are its most consistently rewarding feature. At the conceptual and structural center of the book is the chapter on David Mitchell, whom Schoene regards as the pioneer and best exemplar of cosmopolitan narration. In Ghostwritten (1999) and especially Cloud Atlas (2004), Mitchell...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 518–546.
Published: 01 November 2022
... auto-self-representation and rationale is that of a museum catalog ghostwritten by the writer “Pamuk . ” Kemal acts as a museum guide through the narrative, highlighting the objects that have been included in the exhibition with frequent observations such as this: “One evening, as we were eating...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 360–379.
Published: 01 August 2022
... . “ The Novel after Melancholia: On Tom McCarthy’s Remainder and David Mitchell’s Ghostwritten .” The Literature of Melancholia: Early Modern to Postmodern . Ed. Middeke Martin and Wald Christina . New York : Palgrave Macmillan , 2011 . 254 – 67 . Vernon John . Money and Fiction...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 May 2023
... In This Thing Called the World , Debjani Ganguly outlines a genre of “world novel,” emerging in 1989, that differs from both the “global novel” model (although Mitchell 's Ghostwritten is part of her canon) and the historical novels I describe. These are novels “[w]ritten at the cusp of what has been...