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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 235–253.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Gabriel Mehlman Abstract This article focuses on Sarah Orne Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs , the most famous example of the realist genre of local color. Published in 1898, the novel was written during the very moment of the generic collapse of local color. That collapse occurs within...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 284–287.
Published: 01 August 2006
...-century liter- ary critics swayed by his anthropological concept of culturesJ' (74). Evans carries the dif- fusionists' interest in texts as detachable objects to his study of Sarah Orne Jewett's local color writing. NOVEL I SPRING 2006 This argument is two-fold. First, Evans...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 303–325.
Published: 01 November 2004
...GENE JARRETT Copyright © Novel Corp. 2004 2004 Works Cited Ammons , Elizabeth , and Valerie Rohy. “Introduction.” American Local Color Writing, 1880–1920 . New York: Penguin, 1998 . vii –xxx. Andrews , William L. , ed. The Literary Career of Charles W. Chesnutt . Baton...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 273–276.
Published: 01 August 2003
...). The novel takes place in Louisiana, not in North Carolina, the typical locale of Chesnutt's novels. It revolves around the antebellum 1820s, not the typical post-Reconstruction 1880s. It appears as a local-color romance, not as the racial realism characterizing contemporaneous African- American...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 291–294.
Published: 01 August 2017
... ( 2013 ), while it was Georg Lukács who first made this formal couplet a defining trait of historical fiction (in such essays as “Narrate or Describe?” or in The Historical Novel [1937]). Lukács had strongly accentuated narrative drive against “‘local color’ of description” in Scott ( 121 ) and thereby...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 363–380.
Published: 01 November 2015
... rhetorical entanglement with the censorship of the passage and the passage itself have theoretical ramifications for the relation between the novel and the trial. Pinard considers what he calls local color to be a pretext (or a false alibi) for the glorification of the immoral—descriptive superabundance...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 100–106.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... In the first, the local ­anecdote—rather primitive and colonial in color—is subjected to the light of the so-called universal models. In the second, the same anecdote or subject matter is judged in its own terms, free from those literary conventions that separate and hide us from ourselves, even...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 525–528.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., Philadelphia Stories: America’s Literature of Race and Freedom (New York: Oxford UP, 2010), pp. 408, cloth, $29.95. Let’s be clear here: Samuel Otter’s Philadelphia Stories is not simply a study of local color or literary regionalism. Yet it is a study of the literatures of a particular place...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 305–308.
Published: 01 August 2011
... and proliferates. Women authors who used realist methods, such as Constance Fenimore Woolson, Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary Murfree, Celia Thaxter, and Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, were disparagingly associated with local color or regionalism. In this context, many of the more accomplished regionalists turned...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to local color to create a robust critique of metropolitanism from within. In the post-9/11 period, the MFA program's desire for authenticity has led to the reverse: canonized international voices are beholden to the dominance of an Americanized bourgeois sociolect. To demonstrate the intricacies...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 137–142.
Published: 01 August 2020
... that had been its bread and butter coincides with the speculative turn in the history of the novel that Ercolino identifies. Mehlman explains Jewett's use of local color as a means of arresting the destruction of an earlier New England in the process of being gobbled up by the tourist industry. Sampson...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 432–439.
Published: 01 November 2000
...-American examples (66-78). Model-building concerns are then followed with a general analysis of various exam- ples, categorized in terms of "literary consequences," of the use of ethnicity in detective fiction: for "local color," "discovery of commonalities," "conflicts," and-the longest section...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 107–114.
Published: 01 May 2011
... but embraced as an inheritance by such other postcolonial writers as V. S. Naipaul and Derek Walcott. Where Plotz’s book ranges widely from diamonds and strawberries to local color novels, and his argument traces many diffuse paths, Logan offers us a tightly argued volume that focuses on the single...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... writers no longer need to prove their artistic bona fides by working against a realist aesthetic—that is, by deflecting charges of ethnic local colorism, naive mimesis, or documentary authenticity. Borrowing from a newly current theoretical category, Ramón Saldívar has advanced the idea...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 399–416.
Published: 01 November 2018
... hand’ they have been transcribed and/or translated into English, not always by persons native to the tongue” (ix). Compared with Kelman's Glaswegian novels, Translated Accounts is written in a language stripped of any local color. The sentences are simple, barren, and often monotonous. Repetition...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2008
... successful and most interesting local color stories, "Tamango"-a shipboard slave revolt story that gets restaged in Aime Cesaire's Cahier d'un retour au pays natal (a film version of the story featuring Dorothy Dandridge) and in Boubacar Boris Diop's Le Temps de Tamango. Miller then turns to Baron...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 423–430.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., unrepresented, external spaces of unmeaning or unvalue” (21, 14, 15). Moreover, Dickens consistently opposes this national localism to an interest in what we would now call people of color. He does so most notoriously, but not exclusively, through the satiric portrayal of the “telescopic philanthropist...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., an insistent and enforced focus on the local marks the political strategies embraced by 2020's BLM: whereas the BLM protests of 2014, for instance, centered on “Ferguson” as both geographical center and metonymic invocation, 2020's BLM protests were arguably multicentered, with the tragic extensiveness of anti...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 97–117.
Published: 01 May 2005
... it "impossible to believe" (Cox 134). At the time, Hardy protested that he had read of wife sales in the Dorset County Chronicle and the Brighton Gazette. According to Christine Winfield, Hardy recopied accounts of wife sales into his Commonplace Books along with other incidents of local color (225...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 May 2010
... in the Twentieth Century . Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1996 . Gates , Henry Louis Jr. Colored People: A Memoir . New York: Knopf, 1994 . Johnson , Charles . Dreamer: A Novel . New York: Scribner, 1998 . Kelley , Robin D. G. “The Riddle of the Zoot: Malcolm Little and Black...