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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 475–478.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Gayle Rogers Jesse Matz , Lasting Impressions: The Legacies of Impressionism in Contemporary Culture ( New York : Columbia UP , 2016 ), pp. 336 , cloth, $60.00 . Copyright © 2019 by Novel, Inc. 2019 Harry Levin opened his famous essay “What Was Modernism?” (1960) with his...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 60–78.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the aesthetic features of impressionism, in both art and literature, to an inability to correctly process visual sensations. Literature—Nordau reads passages of impressionistic writing from the brothers De Goncourt as well as from Émile Zola—functions as a sort of evidence, an external manifestation...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 491–495.
Published: 01 November 2013
... and aesthetic lega- cies with his discussion of the “pseudo-impressionism” of Colm Toibin and Michael Cun- ningham, both of whom ambitiously attempt to represent their stylistic predecessors as their subjects in The Master (2004) and The Hours (1998). Matz’s concern is that Toibin and Cunningham have...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 461–465.
Published: 01 November 2012
...) and misquotes Rhys’s story “Mixing Cocktails” (88). We cannot be sure how much of this is accidental or deliberate, but GoGwilt cleverly attributes Ford’s habit of (mis)quoting from memory to his philosophy of literary impressionism. When such impressionism moves beyond a stylistic project and into Ford’s...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 134–135.
Published: 01 May 2000
... impressionism more generally? The very closeness of Katz's phrasing here-"allure of abstractionu-to Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's characteri- zation of modernist formalism as an "alibi of abstraction" cries out for further attention. How might Katz expand her account to include consideration of the ways...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 115–118.
Published: 01 May 2020
... , is realized through such traditional modernist strategies as syntactic decomposition, parataxis, impressionism, and more (205). Beyond this, Vadde deftly detects an aesthetic that paradoxically embraces both partiality and fullness, the latter an effect of the intense saturation of Smith's descriptive...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 481–484.
Published: 01 November 2020
... and expert close reading that readers of Matz's previous work on Impressionism and the modernist novel have come to expect. And yet the metaphor at the heart of the book is a problematic one, threatening—as Matz to his credit acknowledges in many places—to obscure as much as it reveals, since “it shifts...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 312–315.
Published: 01 November 2007
... effect of army recruitment posters in Ulysses and the way that Joyce turns this phenomenon into a critical reflection on Irishness and English power; and, best of all in my view, a study of the way that Ford Maddox Ford was able to deploy his impressionism almost seamlessly in the service...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 53–72.
Published: 01 May 2007
...: Flammarion, 1972 . Herbert , Robert L. Impressionism: Art, Leisure, and Parisian Society . New Haven: Yale UP, 1988 . Herbert , Robert L. “Industry in the Changing Landscape from Daubigny to Monet.” French Cities in the Nineteenth Century . Ed. John M. Merriman London: Hutchinson...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 5–17.
Published: 01 August 2007
... direct us to a scene in a New England library, which operates as a site where similar exchanges occur. Here, characters representing quite different cultural perspectives engage in a debate on the consequences of novel reading. While the young and impressionable Miss Bourn thinks reading should...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 369–390.
Published: 01 November 2001
... , Henry . What Maisie Knew . Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1966 . Kirschke , James J. Henry James and Impressionism . Troy, NY: Whitston Press, 1981 . Lalvani , Suren . Photography, Vision and the Production of Modern Bodies . New York: State U of New York P, 1996 Marx , Karl...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 483–487.
Published: 01 November 2011
...- ventionally realist novel. Heart of Darkness allows less ground for alleging that the press distorts historical events or misrepresents its subjects because—as Patrick Brantlinger has argued of Conrad’s “impressionism”—its own historical referentiality is so opaque. Rubery does, however, make...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 382–387.
Published: 01 November 2008
... narrative technique, a ver- sion of literary impressionism, emerges here as a desperate plunge into subjectivity-at the level of the fragmentation of memory-in the vain hope of escaping the otherwise unbearably traumatic effects of World War I. Ford's nostalgic retreat into the pleasures...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 304–310.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and which together con- stitute, according to Emanuel Levinas’s Existence and Existents, the individual’s core subjective existence (67–68), are exploited by both authors in order to provoke the movement and abandon of their impressionable female characters. Falling under the spell of a malevolent...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 343–349.
Published: 01 August 2010
... ideologically as the bourgeois compensation for modern reification (as Fre- dric Jameson reads literary impressionism) or as art’s response to the doubled dream of modernity. “Modernism,” as T. J. Clark nicely puts it, “is the art that continuously discovers coherence and intensity in tentativeness...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 124–131.
Published: 01 May 2010
... script in the chancery book” (165). Replacing the figure whose voice in “The Old People” had been to the impressionable young boy “the mouthpiece of the host” is the mate- riality of writing, which, in the form of the old ledgers, increasingly takes center stage alongside Ike’s pained awareness...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 216–231.
Published: 01 August 2001
... in the late eighteenth century, even as "romance" itself was a hotly debated and problematic genre. It is com- monplace to argue that the romance was contested as morally debilitating, risky for impressionable young (female) minds, reliant on a suspicious and untenable approach to love that privileged...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 163–179.
Published: 01 August 2001
... this sort of "expatiating" in "boundless futurity" is the first step towards madness. Barbauld can recommend our indulgence in the power of fic- tion without worry because she imagines novel readers not to be idle, young, too impressionable, or wishful, but to be alert proto-narratologists altogether...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
... continued along parallel paths through the middle decades of the twentieth century, when behaviorist psychology closed the “black box” of consciousness to scientific investigation and the novel moved away from modernist stream of consciousness and literary impressionism. In recent decades, advances...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 May 2001
... 1 FALL 2001 and/or elopement were the disastrous outcomes of reading popular fictions. Within these critiques, the woman reader is generally figured as a quixotic figure unable to distinguish between fantasy and desire, and fact. As many critics have observed, the impressionable female...