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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 361–365.
Published: 01 November 2009
... novels 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...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2017
... well as the promise involved in turning one's readers simultaneously into participants and critical witnesses to one's story. Cather's distinctive form of modernism hinges on the way that she postulates a dichotomy between the world of aesthetic dreaming and the world of hard facts—then asserts...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 112–122.
Published: 01 May 2017
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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 May 2000) 34 (1): 136–142.
Published: 01 May 2000
...JOSEPH ENTIN MICHAEL SZALAY, New Deal Modernism: American Literature and the Invention of the Welfare State (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2000), pp. 343, cloth, $59.95, paper, $18.95. SEAN MCCANN, Gumshoe America: Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction and the Rise and Fall of New Deal...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... . New York: W. W. Norton, 1977 . ———. Letter to John Forster. February 1854. Hard Times . New York: Norton, 2001 . 280 . James , Henry . Roderick Hudson . Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1917 . Newman , Mark , László Barabási Albert, and J. Watts Duncan. The...
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Novel (1 November 2000) 33 (3): 432–439.
Published: 01 November 2000
...JAMES V. CATANO KATHLEEN GREGORY KLEIN, ed. Diversity and Detective Fiction (Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1999), pp. 262, cloth, $51.95, paper, $25.95. PRISCILLA L. WALTON AND MANINA JONES. Detective Agency: Women Rewriting the Hard-Boiled Tradition...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... told by Murakami's novels, and then to demonstrate how his fractal realism implicates reader response in the scenarios he represents, I will examine his most obvious work of “genre fiction.” Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World directly concerns how the knitting together of linguistic and...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 302–305.
Published: 01 August 2013
... are code breaking and propaganda work (novels by Christine Brooke-Rose and Muriel Spark); wartime familial relations (William Boyd, Michael Frayn, Georgina Harding, Graham Swift); collaboration (Tim Binding, Justin Cartwright, Kazuo Ishiguro, A. L. Kennedy); and sexual taboos (Beryl Bainbridge...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 310–312.
Published: 01 August 2013
... literally and figuratively spouses. And the third sec- tion describes literary partnerships that involve other kinds of familial ties. The book not surprisingly begins with Irving, since it is hard for any literary historian of American authorship not to begin with Irving. And Dowling’s chapter...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 336–339.
Published: 01 August 2013
... effects. At the same time, by reading overtly industrial novels like Hard Times (1854) and Mary Barton (1848) alongside pastoral or domestic novels such as The Mill on the Floss (1860) and Daniel Deronda (1876), Ketabgian exposes their shared dependence on the language of the factory and shows just...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 169–172.
Published: 01 May 2007
... useful vehicle for the trans- mission of narratives about its own and other cultures. Forgeries, as Aviva Briefel tells us right at the beginning of Tlze Deceivers: Art Forgery and Identity in the Nineteenth Century, are objects that are notoriously hard to pin down, to define. There is...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2005
... touchstone of value even for a writer like the Dickens of Hard Times, who, although he is manifestly writing a critique of a society that has become too worldul, does not know how to prove worth except through labor-whether it is that of circus performers or that of himself as author of the novel...
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Novel (1 November 2008) 41 (2-3): 371–373.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., exhibitions, totality, and ultimately, empire. Deriving his theoretical coordinates from Stallybrass and White, Bataille, and de Certeau, among others, Koenigsberger offers detailed readings of a select tradition of the British novel from Dickens to Rushdie, in- cluding, among others, Hard Titnes...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 317–319.
Published: 01 August 2011
... institutional- ized space, and of its virtual supplement, the New Critical textbook” (144). He is also hard on Vladimir Nabokov, despiser of creative writing programs, pursuing Nabokov into his Cornell lecture hall, scrutinizing his lecture notes, “dutiful exercises in low-level formal analysis and plot...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 457–459.
Published: 01 November 2013
... scholars new to the field solid footing. Kramnick also does a refreshing job of connecting seventeenth- and eighteenth-century debates to current ones. In particular, he is able to situate an array of epistemological and moral questions—of free will, of the so-called hard problem of the relation...
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Novel (1 May 2001) 35 (1): 125–127.
Published: 01 May 2001
... Victorian culture. As her first chapter, "Only a Test: The Social Functions of the Examination," demonstrates, her analysis enables her to produce an original account of the specificity of intellectual labor-a specificity that has been notoriously hard for critics to delineate. The most per...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): v–vi.
Published: 01 August 2010
... completing a book titled “Fiction after Liberalism.”  JUSTUS NIELAND is associate professor of English at Michigan State University. He is the author of Feeling Modern: The Eccentricities of Public Life (2008) and the coauthor of Film Noir: Hard-Boiled Modernity and the Cultures of Globalization (2009...
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Novel (1 May 2001) 35 (1): 139–141.
Published: 01 May 2001
... hard and fast answers. MARYBETH TIERNEY-TELL0 I BODY CRITICISM Along these same lines, the question that still rankles as I re-read Prieto's fascinating and ambitious conclusion is: what is at stake not only in the writing of male and female aggression, but in...
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Novel (1 August 2007) 40 (1-2): 171–174.
Published: 01 August 2007
...? specfive, Huckleberry Finn is an attempt to imagine accountability even in the absence of malice. (85) Although it is hard to imagine Margolis's subtle and persuasive reading making itself heard in the public debate over whether or not to teach Huckleberry Finn, it is equally hard to imagine...