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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 1999
..., but he is also singled out for special trials. This is the condition of biblical man, the question which he constantly asks himself along with Moses, Job, Jonah, indeed all the heroes of the Bible, "Why am I singled out?" (29). Fisch maintains that Robinson Crusoe in particular, and the novel...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 240–262.
Published: 01 August 2022
... this story in line with its triumphant tone. The narrative Lyft tells about itself rewrites the exploitations of the gig economy into a story of individual heroism and choice. This is further demonstrated in an advertisement by the job-sharing company Fiverr that Tolentino includes in her article. Part...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 119–123.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of Economics . Trans. Dingwall James and Hoselitz Bert . 1871. Auburn, AL : Ludwig von Mises Institute , 2011 . These exhaustingly material and precariously low-waged jobs are also intimately connected to the disciplinary and discursive formations of microeconomics. Indeed, in writing...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 139–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
... between work and idleness, a structural feature of modern economic life that haunts those who have a job as palpably as those who lack a position” (149). Listlessness, a condition of wanting (perhaps vaguely or halfheartedly) to get something done but not having the means or the position (the job) to do...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 84–106.
Published: 01 May 2019
... in Victorian fiction. However, in Villette , Brontë—unusually—focuses on paid care. All the companionship, teaching, and nursing are more or less unpleasant salaried services in this story, from Lucy's first job taking care of Miss Marchmont, to Dr. John's ministrations, to Lucy's management...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 144–148.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Teresa Heffernan Jennifer Rhee , The Robotic Imaginary: The Human and the Price of Dehumanized Labor ( Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 2018 ), pp. 240 , cloth, $108.00 , paper, $27.00 . Copyright © 2021 by Novel, Inc. 2021 Debates about whether robots will take over jobs...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 353–355.
Published: 01 November 2004
... method perfectly-as well as hinting at the vice which that very virtue sometimes engenders. Esteve's reading of James does a remarkable job explaining and absorbing what's useful in earlier criticism, an even better job distinguishing her work from what seems imprecise or inaccurate about earlier...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 303–306.
Published: 01 August 2017
... to unfold the logical, formal, and historical relations between the two. To return to Lukács's “Realism in the Balance,” it isn't necessarily the job of literature to connect “subjectivist” and “atmospheric echoes of reality” back to the external world. But it is very much the job of criticism. Works...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 377–405.
Published: 01 November 2000
... Narratives of Disrupted Development If Bigger's job with the Daltons places him on the path to self-making and up- ward mobility, then his metamorphosis into a productive citizen is violently derailed by the murders of Mary and Bessie. The question that remains, however, is what alternative...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 357–360.
Published: 01 August 2010
... or the desirability of an unbiased, perspectiveless criticism. Yet there is something about the touchiness with which we treat the subject of religion (still not something to bring up at parties or on job interviews) that supersensitizes writing about it. My own perspective, which sees no urgent need for any...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 8–18.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... After she has a choking scare at nineteen months old, Zach commits to the idea that “my job, my only job in life, [is] to keep this creature alive, to keep this little bird breathing” (A 60). Not coincidentally, the scare transpired when Zach was daydreaming about his obsession, “one particular hole...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 351–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... about voting for a candidate in whom they did not believe. A radio interview with a former coal miner who voted for Trump despite doubting that he would or could bring mining jobs back to Ohio stuck with me: “It's one of those things where everybody says what they think you want to hear” ( “In Ohio Coal...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 344–362.
Published: 01 November 2015
... in a violent gang, is being hunted by enemies from all quarters and contemplating taking hold of a thin lifeline, a job offered to her if she can show up for work at sunrise. Hiding out in an East Los Angeles cemetery, Turtle digs through a trash can for something edible and finds instead an old bouquet...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 283–304.
Published: 01 August 2022
... than men for the same job. See Martindale ; Strachey . 12 The photographs in the American edition of Three Guineas also draw attention to pageantry: one is titled “A University Procession,” and the others all feature richly costumed university officials. On pageantry in Woolf's late...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 5–28.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of California P, 1960 . Kierkegaard , Soren . Fear and Trembling; Repetition . Ed. Howard Vincent Hong and Edna Hatlestad Hong. and trans. Howard Vincent Hong and Edna Hatlestad Hong. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1983 . Lamb , Jonathan . The Rhetoric of Suffering: Reading the Book of Job...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 151–156.
Published: 01 May 2023
... litigating the fate of the field. For instance, Nasia Anam tracks how the term “entered into literary critical discourse foremost as a problematic substitute for established disciplinary terms like postcolonial and World Literature,” shaped by “the invisible hand of the academic job market.” In contrast...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 231–257.
Published: 01 November 2002
.... The decimation of radical groups such as the Black Panther Party and other insurgent movements from black, brown and red communities from the 1970s on resulted in an intellectual vacuum for racialized people to mount a visible critique against this increasing isolation, leaving this job...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 284–303.
Published: 01 August 2019
..., and what should motivate her ideas? At every other moment in the novel, the object of Costello's belief has been determined by the context of her speech—as we are told in lesson 2, she has become used to “believing whatever has to be believed to get the job done.” But this pragmatic belief poses a problem...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 409–425.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and others, it deserves privileging. Recently, when the Nigerian writer Helon Habila described plans for an African crime imprint, Cordite Books, he told a series of interviewers that the kind of genre fiction he wanted to publish had an affinity for city life and that it had a very specific job to do...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 136–142.
Published: 01 May 2000
... as parables of an his- torically anachronistic but ideologically potent vision of artisanal integrity and control. Although "nostalgic," the ideal of the artisanal republic that these texts promoted offered "psychic compensation" for the loss of occupational autonomy readers faced on the job...