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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 490–496.
Published: 01 November 2009
...David Kurnick This essay aims to deepen our understanding of the intellectual and affective characteristics of novel reading by examining the tendency of George Eliot's heroines to drift free of the constraints of their own plots. It focuses on Eliot's historical novel Romola (1862-63) and in...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 319–322.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Joseph Litvak KURNICK DAVID , Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel ( Princeton : Princeton UP , 2012 ), pp. 280 , paper, $32.50 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press A House Is Not a Home DAVID KURNICK, Empty Houses...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
... booed off the stage on Guy Domville' s opening night in 1895. I want to question the generally held idea that “‘the master’ is born from the death of the playwright,” which David Kurnick aptly criticizes ( 109 ). The James of the major phase is not born ex nihilo, nor were his dramatic years of the...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 August 2017
... attention” (50), in fact the text is animated by the deflection and delusion of the attentions it directs toward her, and the difficulty of seeing Isabel clearly or protractedly belies the ekphrastic ambitions enunciated by the book's title. David Kurnick speaks eloquently about what he calls the...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 467–485.
Published: 01 November 2016
... moves horizontally toward contiguous material. “One of the strangest effects of James's late style,” David Kurnick writes, “is the way its feats of grammatical subordination achieve the effect of a purely lateral, or additive, syntax. Rhetoricians note that an excess of hypotaxis has the effect of...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 64–83.
Published: 01 May 2019
... addressing the masses as political subjects, the novel's paratext becomes another politically charged layer of address in the novel. If, to borrow David Kurnick's phrase, Felix uses his address to make “his case that an inward transformation take the place of outward agitation” ( 80 ) and thereby to suggest...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 17–35.
Published: 01 May 2018