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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 149–152.
Published: 01 May 2021
... novels will be deeply grateful that Kreilkamp has written this wonderful book tracing the attempts to broaden novelistic form beyond the anthropocentric. Although he returns to Eliot's lines about listening “to the squirrel's heart beat” several times, it is with another line from Middlemarch that I...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 337–360.
Published: 01 November 2006
...MICHAEL SAYEAU Copyright © Novel Corp. 2006 2006 Works Cited Achebe , Chinua . “An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.” Heart of Darkness . Ed. Paul B. Armstrong New York: Norton, 2006 . 336 –49. Adorno , Theodor W. Aesthetic Theory . Trans. Robert...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 409–432.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Nidesh Lawtoo In the wake of Chinua Achebe's critique of Conrad as a “thoroughgoing racist,” much has been said about race in Heart of Darkness ; and yet, so far, the anthropological meaning of the rituals Conrad describes has tended to remain unexplored. “A Picture of Europe” reopens the race...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 219–239.
Published: 01 August 2019
... unobtrusively immanent to realist novels of empire such as Mansfield Park and Great Expectations , surfaces to the diegetic level and becomes available for critical scrutiny in high modernist novels such as Heart of Darkness or Absalom, Absalom! Drawing from writings by Max Weber (on guarantees of calculability...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
... any kind of national(ist) investment at the heart of her fiction resulted in this writer of formidable talent losing her place in the roster of critically acclaimed Indian writers. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Ahmed , Aijaz . “Jameson's Rhetoric of Otherness and the ‘National...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 31–37.
Published: 01 May 2010
... and squires at the heart of an imagined English nation. By returning a key tradition of the novel to its theo-political origins, and by offering an account of how marriage itself gained and retained intense topicality across the long eighteenth century in struggles between church and state, I show how...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 60–78.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of human development. Though Heart of Darkness follows such a formula by using the failure of sight to mark narrative decline, Conrad's later texts, especially The End of the Tether , disrupt any deterministic relationship between sight and progress. Joyce takes up a similar line in Portrait of the Artist...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 429–448.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Hugh McIntosh “Misreading and the Marketplace” explores how the culture of popular reading in nineteenth-century America played up a specific kind of critique: the refusal to share social anxieties at the heart of British novels. From excitement about the revolutionary mob that threatens Charles...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
... that the once peripheral literature and cinema that conformed to Fredric Jameson's definition of Third World national allegories can now be read as symptoms of First World cultural production. This historical and aesthetic shift has made itself felt at the heart of Israeli daily life in the rearticulation...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 16–36.
Published: 01 May 2020
... the circumstances of its production). The author then argues that Ellison's novel models a contemporaneity that cannot be equated to either the assertion or disavowal of contemporaneousness. At the heart of this account stands the narrator's sense that he “must emerge,” which follows from his perception that he has...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 483–499.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of the literary in our globalized, multimedia present? These questions also happen to lie at the heart of J. M. Coetzee's Diary of a Bad Year (2007). As I argue in this essay, this is not just because it is a challengingly singular literary act, which demands that we rethink some of our guiding assumptions about...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 382–401.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the term middlebrow from its familiar location within debates concerning cultural capital, “Rebuilding Bildung ” locates the middlebrow at the heart of a widespread mid-century debate concerning the value of aesthetic experience. In particular, this article argues that middlebrow authors generate...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., reworking the conventions of pastoral under the pressure of the national emergency. Woolf's posthumous novel Between the Acts , written from 1939 to 1941, portrays a “remote village in the very heart of England” on the brink of war; Warner's The Corner That Held Them (1948), also written during the war...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 45–62.
Published: 01 May 2015
... with intelligence and its exercise. At its heart, Jamesian intelligence is characterized by “appreciation,” or the ability to “get most” out of a situation or person; consequently, stupidity offers an alternative dynamic that suspends interest in order to protect persons and things from knowledge, exploitation...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 26–48.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of land west of the Mississippi River. Fraught with the tensions of territorial expansion, the “empty empire” of the prairie is an exemplary site of land speculation at the heart of American frontierism. The Prairie wrestles with what it means to capture this new land by introducing a figure...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 419–435.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Coetzee's earlier fiction are analyzed, with focus on In the Heart of the Country (1977) and Boyhood (1997). Parental roles are found to be vital in the connections between the novel form and allegory. The third section applies these analyses to Childhood and Schooldays . Focus on the books’ references...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 404–424.
Published: 01 November 2021
... approach alone is inadequate to the complexities of human experience, and that there is no simple alternative to be found in passion, in appeals to the heart, in religion or mysticism, though these may at times have a certain value. Only in a barely imaginable form of dance, in which universal abstractions...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 165–192.
Published: 01 November 2005
... and Feminist Debate 1700–1750 . New York: St. Martin’s, 1989 . Taine , H. A. History of English Literature . Vol. 2 . Trans. H. VanLaun New ed. London: Chatto and Windus, 1883 . Trans. of Histoire de la littérature anglaise. 1864. Traugott , John . “Heart and Mask and Genre...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 451–459.
Published: 01 November 2009
... terrified me. The whistling of the wind—which had risen since sunset—made me start up in bed, with my heart ­throbbing. . . . When no sounds were audible, then I listened for them to come—listened breathlessly, without daring to move. At last, the agony of nervous prostration grew more than...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 293–296.
Published: 01 August 2011
.... Duffy transmutes the raptures of speed into a formal element of his book, endowing the text with a kind of self-consciousness that reinforces the suggestion that speed lies at the heart of our conceptual and formal inheritance from the modernist era. It is this formal velocity that makes Duffy’s...