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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 153–157.
Published: 01 May 2013
... . The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Novels . New York : Norton , 2006 . Proust Marcel . Du côté de chez Swann . Paris : Gallimard , 1988 . Less than Kin, More than Kind BARRY McCREA, In the Company of Strangers: Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 August 2009
...: Harcourt, 1967 . 103 -10. Zwicker , Jonathan . “Japan, 1850-1900.” Moretti 509 -20. ———. “The Long Nineteenth Century of the Japanese Novel.” Moretti 553 -95. What Kind of History Does a Theory of the Novel Require? Jonathan Arac This polemic...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 446–464.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Such a practice calls attention to aesthetic judgment as a kind of parapolitical space whose discursivity is not derived from what the novel says about the world but rather draws attention to the kinds of judgments that literary discourse is capable of generating as a specific and regional set of...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Michael Lucey This article is in part an attempt to demonstrate Proust's interest in the sociological functioning of talk, where talk is viewed not solely as a medium for communication but also as one in which social work of various kinds is accomplished via nonsemantic features of language. The...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 234–252.
Published: 01 August 2013
... previously been afforded, especially as that story involves the blurry edges of the modern subject. It is precisely where the novel's naturalist concern with materiality confronts a modernist preoccupation with interiority that An American Tragedy provides a crucial glimpse into the kinds of persons and...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
... for new kinds of stories about social conflict. North and South exploits generic dissonance to encourage creative political engagement, stressing the urgency of reform but without fixed expectations about its outcome. Gaskell makes generic relocation possible by defamiliarizing both genres, exposing...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
...-world literatures in the twentieth century. Markandaya's career, with its demonstrably spectacular beginning and dismal end, helps us see the kind of nationalist postures that were tacitly or explicitly expected (by those in the western and the Indian literary, academic, and publishing worlds) of the...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... corollary questions: How do the forms of attention and imagining that are fostered by the extended form of the novel correspond to the attention and temporality of everyday life? How are the materiality and mobility of the book (typically a small and portable object) bound up with the kinds of object-worlds...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... movement, nevertheless exemplifies a similar tendency in violent representation. As he worked further on the novel and especially its vitriol-soaked finale, Stevenson felt himself pulled helplessly into a kind of fiction he called realism: “I have got too realistic,” he confessed. This essay contends that...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Christopher Douglas Marilynne Robinson's Gilead is a kind of companion volume to Toni Morrison's Beloved, recollecting through tropes of memory the history of American slavery: as with Morrison's novel, these histories are to be productive of contemporary identities. Gilead in particular helps...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 229–248.
Published: 01 August 2011
... kind of specialized cultural attention that childhood had become over a century earlier. One place where we can see this change happen is the work of Henry James. The adult is not a fact of nature that James exploits but rather an idea that he helps to construct, both through the way he talks about the...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 343–367.
Published: 01 November 2012
... a transformed public sphere. In Arthur Mervyn , the yellow fever epidemic works as a fantasy of exposure, an impossible kind of social transparency that ultimately serves as a map for comprehending the mysterious workings of a “connected age.” © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 438–452.
Published: 01 November 2013
... experience, it takes on a kind of “aura,” which Walter Benjamin has located in “original” artworks by embodying the temporality of that reading experience. By excavating the role that the object of the book plays in the transmission of Deronda , itself published in eight monthly sections, the essay sheds new...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 363–382.
Published: 01 November 2014
... temporary. Character is, then, theorized in the novel not as a process of formation but instead as a kind of social prestidigitation: an act of construction that activates an inherent formal truth while functioning independently of individual experience. © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 403–421.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Ware 's ambiguities. Insofar as the accusation of cynicism implicitly calls into question motivations (those of both characters and novelists), the very structure of that accusation itself exhibits a kind of cynicism. Rather than a theme to be located or an attitude to be diagnosed, the appearance of...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 422–442.
Published: 01 November 2014
... traditional realist style of writing that characterizes more canonical French and English novels in favor of another kind of realism. This realism harnesses the truth claim that is implicit in the realist agenda as well as the communicative force of the novel to not only objectively render sociality reality...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to a referential world, with James the novel itself becomes the aural experience of a textual performance in the declamatory tradition of the Théâtre Français—ultimately operatic at that. His late practice of dictation may be best understood as a kind of recitative—and justly as he learned to manage...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 207–215.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Rita Barnard If, as Benedict Anderson has argued, the realist novel has a particularly close relationship to the nation, what kind of narrative form would be best suited to transnational or even global fictions? This essay proposes a few answers to this question by looking first at what Roger Ebert...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 239–244.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Scott Black This essay argues that modern, realist ways of reading fail to satisfy fully their own claims about the novel as a genre self-consciously located in history. Rather, novels cycle through the kinds of narrative named by Ian Watt and Northrop Frye and show how each is necessary to the...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 18–22.
Published: 01 May 2010
... alternative patterns of desire in narrative or to treat them as failures in relation to desire's presumed ends and objects. The work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari can be useful in rendering alternative patterns legible as such. In this essay I focus on instances of pointless overproduction, a kind of...