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Novel (1 May 2002) 36 (1): 26–41.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Genocide: "Negro- Head" Tobacco in and around Great Expectations ELAINE FREEDGOOD Dickens could not make up his mind to go to Australia, although a proposed reading tour promised to be lucrative. His correspondence chronicles the history of this...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 August 2013
... achieve in their writing. On the other hand, the novel consistently subordinates African culture to the psychological drama of Henderson's (and perhaps “America's”) midlife crisis. I turn to a reading of Bessie Head's 1965 story “The Woman from America,” in which the friendship between Head's Botswanan...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 47–52.
Published: 01 May 2010
... stands at the head of a literary and intellectual tradition that extends through African American writing and into the present moment. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Works Cited Andrews , William . To Tell a Free Story: The First Century of Afro-American Autobiography, 1760–1865 . Urbana: U...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): 138–140.
Published: 01 May 1999
... of the book elaborates this thesis through readings of works by black women writers from the 70s and 80s-Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Gloria Naylor, Toni Cade Bambara, and Bessie Head; in the second half, Taylor uses the insights of these texts to revisit modernist works by William Faulkner...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 491–495.
Published: 01 November 2013
... reflection on history becomes ramified in the work of subsequent generations. The compensatory uses of the past for the present is a Benjaminian motif that recurs throughout the collection, and the emphasis on nostalgia persists in subsequent chap- ters by Dominic Head and Phillip Tew. These essays...
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Novel (1 May 2005) 39 (1): iv.
Published: 01 May 2005
... and the lmperial Venture. JAMES BUZARD is Professor and Head of the Literature Faculty at MR. He is the author, most recently, of Disorienting Fiction: The Autoethnographic Work of Nineteenth-Century British Novels. NICHOLAS DALY is Professor and Chair of Modem English and American...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 May 2011
... intercession saves him from the drubbing the head gardener had planned for the thief. Her refusal to accept the novelistic order of masculine dominance and her substitution of the rules of romance for it, along with her beauty and her social position, give her a unique power over all the men in...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 421–424.
Published: 01 November 2006
... houses of the well-to-do reinforces her own poverty; the "Negro head tobacco that Dickens chooses for Magwich is favored by convicts transported to Australia and links him to that criminal world. These thngs have a weak figurative din- sion, giving readers information about the subjects being...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 457–459.
Published: 01 November 2013
... that if actions happen at all, they happen independently of the mind, or more strangely still, that if minds exist at all, they exist outside the head” (120). One might counter that the figural anger of the poem signals Rochester’s own dissatisfaction with the conclusion he himself offers. But...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 400–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of brutalized fingers or hands (not to mention its profusion of other bodily detail—limbs, faces, heads, mouths, teeth, etc.). And it has the concomitant effect of making it impossible for the reader to overlook as mere chatter even the novel's most commonplace idiomatic figures, its “quips of direct...
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Novel (1 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 86–111.
Published: 01 August 2004
..."' he would return to Michelangelo's Moses. The image mystified and disturbed him to the point of obsession; in fact, at one point he stood before it every day for three weeks, "unable to remove himself from the scornful gaze of the prophet's large marble head" (Benson 101). Specifically, Freud...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 515–518.
Published: 01 November 2010
... was considered the more likely vehicle of the general will; presidential power, in contrast, carried the danger of tyrannical abuse. Presidents were regarded largely as the head of the prevailing party, entitled to dispense some spoils but obliged to restrain the federal government from...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 479–482.
Published: 01 November 2012
... notorious for its treatment of race. What is described here as Kurtz’s “artwork”—the oil painting found at the Central Station, the pamphlet for the Suppression of Savage Cus- toms, and the heads of Congolese tribesmen mounted on stakes—is thus taken up not only as a critique of race as a “cultural...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 May 2018
... pleasures of Weltschmerz, even if still a bit lagging in the Sturm und Drang department. Anderson's primary exemplar of bleak liberalism is Lionel Trilling. She argues that his chastened political views, which emphasize the tragic limits of what can be achieved, can go head to head with the bleak...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 132–135.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., about the irrepressible genius of a handful of scientists, in his case British. On the other hand, Donna Haraway has discussed much of the same material under the heading “informatics of domination” (161). For his part, Jagoda argues that networks are not reducible to Cold War intrigue or the sciences...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 538–541.
Published: 01 November 2018
... materials stems from a theory that was already nascent in the eighteenth century. No longer, she suggests, is it adequate to adopt a Cartesian view that contends that the fractious passions of the body and the body politic are governed by a rational “head”: even in eighteenth-century political philosophy...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 156–158.
Published: 01 May 2011
... for “mosaic cards,” which assembled hundreds of faces on a single card; family albums that created photocollages from the cutout head shots of family members and friends; and joke photos that transposed the faces of famous personalities or friends onto incongruous bodies. From all these examples...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): i–iii.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Blaming the System (forthcoming). bill solomon is associate professor of English at the University at Buffalo, SUNY and author of Literature, Amusement, and Technology in the Great Depression (2002). randall stevenson is professor of twentieth-century literature and head of the Department of...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 May 2010
... prolonged life. This is particularly clear when he witnesses the suffering of the one being he seems to love, the beautiful Spanish maiden Immalee: “[H]e turned away his head in stern and bitter agony,—and the moon- beam that met his burning eye saw no tear there” (365). His burning eyes are...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 152–156.
Published: 01 May 2009
... two centuries, Yeazell equips us to appreciate the perversity of Balzac’s remark about his (ultimately unfinished) novel Les petits bourgeois: “I believe I can make of it a fine painting of the Dutch School, but I want a Raphael head in the middle of it.” Yet Art of the Everyday also ravels out...