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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2002
... the Border: The Mason-Dixon Line, Resistance, and Hegemony.” Border Theory: The Limits of Cultural Politics . Ed. Scott Michaelsen and David E. Johnson Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1997 . Côté , Jean-François . “The North American Novel in the United States: Ishmael Reed’s Canada.” American...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 463–479.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Phillip Brian Harper Abstract Observing that Ishmael Reed's 1972 novel Mumbo Jumbo both oscillates between present‐ and past‐tense narration and traffics in historical anachronism, this article argues that these dual modes of temporal disjunction establish the novel as a work of historical allegory...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 327–342.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and secure new forms of life, novels implement heterogeneous governmentalities. This essay examines Ishmael's testimony to the relationship between Pip and Captain Ahab to elucidate the contesting governmentalities at work in Melville's Moby-Dick . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 425–443.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of such international fur trade, see Dolin on seventeenth-century Paris and eighteenth-century London processing furs from the Great Lakes region ( 99–129 ); networks of trade would have allowed furs processed in those cosmopolitan cities to reach Central Asia. 18 See Kelley on Ishmael's Lima style as a means...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 151–168.
Published: 01 November 2002
... . Fox , Robert Elliott . Conscientious Sorcerers: The Black Postmodernist Fiction of LeRoiJones/Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed, and Samuel R. Delany . New York: Greenwood, 1987 . Gates , Henry Louis Jr . The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism . New York...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 169–192.
Published: 01 November 2002
... , Ted . The History of Jazz . New York: Oxford UP, 1977 . Gover , Robert . “An Interview with Ishmael Reed.” Black American Literature Forum 12 ( 1978 ): 12 –19. Hogue , W. Lawrence . “Historiographic Metafiction and the Celebration of Differences: Ishmael Reed’s Mumbo Jumbo.” Ed...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... a hyperbolically cold and calculating kleptocracy and the other an extensive array of familial, collegial, and otherwise bound characters linked up by our hero, the African American detective Ishmael. Although largely territorialized in Nairobi, the two networks also intersect in Madison, Wisconsin, where...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 501–517.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., that insists, as Ishmael puts it, on “the image of the ungraspable phantom of life”? “This,” he adds, “is the key to all” ( Melville 22 ). Why refer, for that matter, to any novel? I want to begin to think about what Moby-Dick might have meant to The Pentagon Papers so that we might better understand what...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 321–334.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to a collection of partial and incompatible experiences of the whole. To emerge as the only one left alive to tell the story of the drive for totality commandeered by Ahab and glimpsed in those moments where the novel seems poised to envision the modern world system, Ishmael has had to counter his attraction...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 47–52.
Published: 01 May 2010
... smaller and for that reason more demanding. Reading Douglass’s “I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner as all my fathers were,” it is hard not to recall that other biblical stranger-sojourner who opens Moby-Dick. “Call me Ishmael,” Melville’s narrator addresses his reader, and we immediately...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 105–127.
Published: 01 May 2023
.... In Herman Melville's Moby - Dick (1851), Ishmael rhapsodizes about the length of literary greatness: One often hears of writers that rise and swell with their subject, though it may seem but an ordinary one. How, then, with me, writing of this Leviathan? Unconsciously my chirography expands...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2007
... Ishmael Bush. Like Logan or his many See Sayre, "h4ound Builders." JONATHAN ELMER [ MELANCHOLY, RACE, AND SOVEREIGN EXEMPTION avatars (Cooper's Chingachgook, for example), Bush is bereft of a son, and thus in a sense marooned in history. And like these Indian models, Bush is drawn...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 381–387.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of virtual reality technology in his astute account of Richard Powers's novel Plowing the Dark ; Kent Puckett sees the novel form at work in political documents; Phillip Brian Harper shows how the inclusion of photographs in Ishmael Reed's novel Mumbo Jumbo forces us to think about the form and political...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 316–318.
Published: 01 November 2002
... that heterogeneity of interests and identities in her reading of Toni Morrison's Beloved in which summary references to Margaret Walker's Jubilee, Gay1 Jones's Corregidora, Ishmael Reed's Flight to Canada, Octavia Butler's Kindred, Phyllis Alesia Perry's Stigmata and Charles Johnson's The Oxherding Tale...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 317–319.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., Ken Kesey, Thomas Pynchon, Joyce Carol Oates, Ishmael Reed, Sandra Cisneros, N. Scott Momaday, on and on, the legion. McGurl gets to them all, does brief takes that are often like droll monologues, deadpan, epi- grammatic. He has a cool take on Kesey’s literary bravado and Merry Prankster...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
... term left out here is “mumbo-jumbo,” also the title of Ishmael Reed’s 1972 novel, which is also an African American novel about a text that, like Fulton’s plans for the Black Box, is divided into pieces and scattered through the mail. Although volume 1 of Fulton’s Theoretical Elevators imagines...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 147–162.
Published: 01 August 2001
..., that I would now fain put before you. Yet it is no easy task. The classification of the constituents of chaos, nothing less is here essayed. Listen to whnt the best and latest authorities have laid down. (Moby-Dick 145) Thus, famously, Ishmael embarks on his project to provide...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 267–269.
Published: 01 August 2003
... thinking that its theoretical framework might tell us much about the narra- tives of Philip K. Dick, Ishmael Reed, and William Gibson but couldn't imagine what it might have to say about the work of Toni Morrison, Maxine Hong Kingston, or Louise Erdrich. If a symptomatic reading of cultural...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 166–175.
Published: 01 August 2018
... a fever and convinced of his own imminent death, commissions from the ship's carpenter a coffin. But, making a complete recovery, Queequeg finds himself burdened with this redundant box, onto whose surface he passes the time copying the tattoos that cover his whole body. These tattoos, Ishmael informs us...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 263–266.
Published: 01 August 2003
... framework. Now the hero's antagonist is not only moral but physical disability-Ishmael vs. Ahab, the rational narrator vs. the mad Roderick Usher. Or virtue is represented by the pathos of disability-Quasimodo and Tiny Tim. This use of a disabled person to finesse narrative continues in recent...