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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 August 2013
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 469–473.
Published: 01 November 2013
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 383–402.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the Jew into a conventional marriage plot reflects a problem in Trollope's construction of authorship, a problem that inheres in how literary commercialism and literary professionalism might represent mutually exclusive value postulates. Max Weber's distinction between formal rationality and...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 361–363.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., 2007), pp. 242, cloth, $90.00. Maren Tova Linett grounds her important study on the claim that feminist writers between the world wars used the figure of the Jew to formulate their own identities in the literary marketplace. While the idea that Jewishness served as an important means of...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 277–278.
Published: 01 August 2003
... Suleiman's journal is that cultural identity-particularly being Jewish and Hungarian at such a precarious moment in history-is fraught with ambivalence. Having been born in Hungary, the author and her family were Hungarian citizens. Cul- turally, they were Hungarian as well as being observant Jews...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 176–183.
Published: 01 May 2010
... the novel’s innovations and opportunism in relation to the problem of prejudice in the decades after the French Revolution, when both the social status of the Jews and the legal status of the trade in African slaves had become central issues of political, religious, and moral concern. These...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 438–452.
Published: 01 November 2013
... new suites of hired furniture, and meeting new people under conditions which made her appear of little importance” (23). Gwendolen’s heretofore rather itinerant lifestyle—which, significantly, resonates with the motif of the Wandering Jew that will come to take center stage in the novel...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 309–311.
Published: 01 November 2007
... thought and action, but also more disparate and covert feelings of possessiveness, obsession, shame, guilt, secretiveness, hesitancy, and blockage." That shocking images of the Holocaust appalled and shaped the collective memory of non-Jews as well as Jews born right after the war is exemplified by...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 238–256.
Published: 01 August 2012
... pointing at him and saying, “he is a Jew” (250). In Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, the young Oskar is obsessed with determining whether an image of a falling figure is his father who died in the World Trade Center, and he traverses New York City in search of a lock to fit a key he finds in...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 134–137.
Published: 01 May 1999
... with otherness captured in Giacomo Joyce. Here in the failed Triestine tryst with his Jewish pupil Amalia Popper, we first discover Joyce's in- ability to satisfy his lechery and then his patent hostility towards women and Jews when his attentions are slighted. In Mahaffey's narrative, this...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 1999
... transcendent value. Kafka we may say does not hear the word of God but he constantly strains his ears to catch its echo; and even though it tarries he awaits it daily in that same agonized posture of atten- tiveness as the man from the country or as the Jew awaiting the footsteps of the Messiah (98-99...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 175–178.
Published: 01 May 2016
... proclaimed socialist politics, yet they very carefully held themselves apart from working-class identity (28). More damning is their relationship to Jewish populations. In their guise as homeless wanderers, Jews might be taken for doubles of the bohemian; in actual fact, Jews were vilified as the...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 156–158.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Circumlocution Office. In George Eliot’s case, Novak compares Daniel Deronda to Francis Galton’s composite photographs of “model Jews” to show that the novelist’s strategy of making Deronda conform to a disembodied ideal Jewish type was not a representational failure but a radical way of achieving a...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 495–500.
Published: 01 November 2020
... developments all too well. To be “denationalized,” as the Jews were under Nazi rule, means that those who are ostracized from the nation-state immediately risk being regarded as somehow less than human, as someone undeserving of what she famously called “the right to have rights” (57–61). Notwithstanding...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 May 2009
... arrived at the “original suggestion” of “giving a somewhat resembling account of the Jews and their country, under the immediate expecta- tion of the Messiah, and even in his presence” (103). In the anonymous history of genres, Martineau’s Traditions of Palestine can be recognized as the first of a...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 165–183.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., Alaska. But this body, too, contains conspiratorial multitudes: the local investigation into Mendel’s murder reveals a globe-trotting plot—organized by Sitka’s Orthodox Jews and supported by the United States government—to bomb the Islamic shrine in Jerusalem (which, in Chabon’s counterfactual...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 131–133.
Published: 01 May 2000
... Gulf War. One of the most successful elements of this argument is her demonstra- tion of the economic links between Oskar Schindler's relationship with the Jews and the larger Nazi plans for them. She moves smoothly between recognizing the importance and controversy of positioning a German...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 126–128.
Published: 01 May 2002
... onto a miser-Jew fig- ure and the ship's unruly women. Together these first two chapters are a valuable, concen- trated rewriting of more celebratory accounts of Dickens's editorial and publishing practices. The central chapters of Unequal Partners dissect selected collaborations: the...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 327–329.
Published: 01 November 2002
... of the American people and landscape" but balks at transgressions of "Anglo-Saxon gentility" (62). Proust's novel, in contrast, shows the erup- tion of Jews (like Swann) and homosexuals (like Charlus) out of the assimilationist circles of the collapsing Belle Epoque, thus heralding "the age...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 360–362.
Published: 01 November 2004
... Waste Land and "Gerontion" for Eliot). Exploration of MEG ALBRINCK 1 WAR AND MODERNISM outlander figures-namely, Irishmen and Jews-also ties the two authors together, argues Sherry, a point he demonstrates through analysis of Pound's reports of the Irish Rebellion...