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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 60–78.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the sensory-rich experiences of diminished perception over the normative demands of narrative resolution. Relying on low vision for their hazy, impressionist atmosphere, Conrad's novels specifically form a response to fin de siècle degeneration theory, which links proper perception to a larger narrative...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 475–478.
Published: 01 November 2019
... moment—one that eventually takes us from Claude Monet to Yves Klein to contemporary narratives of autism. Matz shows us two paintings that hung on the wall in his childhood home; he barely gave them thought when he was growing up until a friend called them “pseudo-impressionist.” Indeed, the label seemed...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 134–135.
Published: 01 May 2000
...ANN ARDIS TAMAR KATZ, Impressionist Subjects: Gender, Interiority, and Modernist Fiction in England (Champagne-Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000), pp. 288, cloth, $39.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 Modernizing the Female Subject TAMAR KATZ...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... Its impressionistic layering of white on white was simply assumed to be either unfinished or a tiresome joke. Whistler objected to the title that linked his painting to Collins’s novel. The painting became known as Symphony in White No. 1 only after this phrase was used by a reviewer when...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 409–432.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... As Albert Guerard famously put it many years ago, this self-reflexive line of inquiry considers Heart of Darkness a “night journey into the unconscious, and confrontation of an entity within the self” (329). This psychological approach helped to cast some light on both the impressionistic dimension...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of minimalism” as well as his portrayal of McEwan as a “reluctant impressionist.” Following in the footsteps of T. S. Eliot's “Tradition and the Individual Talent” (1921) rather than Harold Bloom's Anxiety of Influence (1973), both of which were notably much more interested in poetry than fiction, James's...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 491–495.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., by being “serious” in the least likely of ways. Kundera is decidedly not an impressionist, given his narrators’ repeated, essayistic intrusions. Similarly, Roth’s studied infidelity to the modernist tradition seems paradoxi- cally to register its influence more than strict repetition could. Despite...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 466–482.
Published: 01 November 2010
... these are impressionistic terms, they collectively serve to circle around the pinpoint of Coetzee’s view on what we might call “living arrangements in the post-9/11 world.” Coetzee seems to be in favor of something like “dynamic comradely symbiosis.” This would be a scenario in which dynamism (putting force...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 53–72.
Published: 01 May 2007
... that asserted them to begin with. Consider some internalizations of such incongruities from a period close to the one my essay discusses. In the background of the Impressionists' most cele- brated paintings of river scenes or country landscapes, a factory pokes its nox- ious chimneys...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to the frame” ( The Painter's Eye 90 ). 13 As late as 1912, James would still play coy about his reception of the work exhibited at the second Post-Impressionist Exhibition ( Woolf, Roger Fry 180 ), which confirmed the arrival of abstract art in the United Kingdom. 14 In The American...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 324–338.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., perhaps a secret connection akin to the narrative webs of a Charles Dickens city novel, the chance discovery of detective fiction, or the impressionistic revelations of the modernist figure of the flaneur. At the very least, one would expect the novel to reveal the space it surveys as an exceptional space...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 219–235.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of the deceased,—his virtues, but also his frailties” ( 8 ). Defined by a series of hesitant designations followed by their negations, Things Japanese is presented to its reader as an impressionistic and subjectivist collation of sketches, a text whose argument is a series of moving parts rather than a unified...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2014
... into one another, an effect that is amplified by the impressionistic, snapshot-like quality of many of the volume’s vignettes. This imaginative merging of separate characters is at times self- consciously carried out. For instance, the epilogue’s narrator envisions a ‘‘thou- sand women urging [her...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 176–197.
Published: 01 August 2003
..." over its much more prevalent discourse of ideas-the like of which is in fact the primary object of Wollaeger's study--or even over its narrative incident, or its explicit historical depiction of colonial operations in Africa. By what rule or what logic can we say that the impressionistic...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 169–192.
Published: 01 November 2002
... and 1980s, such as Emergency Exit and All-Night Visitors, Major subordinates race to what Bell calls "impressionistic and expressionistic explorations of sex, language, identity, and cultural hybridity as a liberating, imaginative construction and affirmation of self" (2). Because he wanted to write...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 267–292.
Published: 01 August 2001
... an impressionistic chart of the layering of the Irish population by successive waves of British immigrants, from the twelfth-century barons on. Geraldine represents those barons as a member of the Norman Fitzgerald family, Earls of Kildare and Dukes of Leinster. Equally, the man she prefers to Glenthorn...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 326–351.
Published: 01 November 2004
... force causes the dog to turn away from its intention, oddly finds a parallel in the Jim-Marlow encounter. In the process of impressionistically conveying that Jim seems acted upon by oc- cult forces that render him insensible to reason, Marlow is himself diverted from his narrative intent...