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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 355–359.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jonathan Elmer In 1826, Mary Shelley published The Last Man and James Fenimore Cooper published The Last of the Mohicans . Cooper's novel uses the themes of mourning and extinction as a way of imagining the sequential unfolding in space-time that twenty years later would be labeled Manifest Destiny...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 384–401.
Published: 01 November 2006
... . Trans. Richard Nice. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1984 . Bowen , Merlin . “Tactics of Indirection in Melville’s The Confidence-Man.” Studies in the Novel 1.4 ( 1969 ): 401 –20. Brodtkorb , Paul , Jr . “The Confidence-Man: The Con Man as Hero.” Studies in the Novel 1.4 ( 1969 ): 421 –35...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Jean-Christophe Cloutier This article considers the impact of the comic book on Ralph Ellison's concept of the novel form, tracing the comic book allusions scattered within Invisible Man as well as Ellison's work and association with Dr. Fredric Wertham, founder of the Lafargue Psychiatric Clinic...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
...J. Bradford Campbell This essay argues that Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952) provides promising ground and a certain imperative to investigate the underexamined intersections between literature and the history of psychiatry. Especially where African American literature is concerned, there has...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 162–165.
Published: 01 May 2007
...FRANK CHRISTIANSON DAN BIVONA AND ROGER B. HENKLE, The Imagination of Class: Masculinity and the Victorian Urban Poor (Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2006), pp. 208, cloth, $39.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2007 2007 Poverty and the Man DAN BIVONA AND ROGER B. I...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 399–418.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Benjamin Lewis Robinson Abstract J. M. Coetzee's Slow Man considers “care” in contemporary liberal-capitalist societies, including the ostensibly frivolous care of and care for literature. In contrast to grander affects and occupations, care often seems to be “just care,” as if it fails to live up...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 155–178.
Published: 01 August 2006
... and Philosophy and Other Essays . Trans. Ben Brewster. New York: Monthly Review P, 1971 . 85 –126. Bhabha , Homi K. “Of Mimicry and Man: The Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse.” The Location of Culture . New York: Routledge, 1994 . 85 –92. Broege , Valerie . “The Journey Toward...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 304–307.
Published: 01 August 2015
... as the ideal man is the novel's measure of Elizabeth's gradually acquired self-knowledge. “She began now to comprehend that he was exactly the man who, in disposition and talents, would most suit her,” Austen writes. “It was an union that must have been to the advantage of both; by her ease and liveliness, his...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 238–256.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., it looked like the man was floating up through the sky” (325). The novel concludes with these images; the reader is apparently expected to flip through them to obtain the visual effect. This brief moment in the novel has elicited a wide range of critical verdicts, from “moving and cathartic” (Bird 564...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 320–322.
Published: 01 November 2007
... the rhetorical purpose of justifying the book's argument that "one can no longer presume the existence of a real hu- man or a human-like narrator standing above and beyond the discourse" (134). As a result, and despite Richardson's suggestion that the relation of his argument to mimetic theories...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 496–499.
Published: 01 November 2011
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 49–64.
Published: 01 May 2016
... “succeeded beyond his highest expectations,” Lee's father died “a rich man” (9). Crucially, though, when Lee inherits this estate, he does not take over his father's farming business but rather hands over management of the business to an overseer. Doing so was essential for anyone hoping to be recognized...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Jacob Jewusiak This article argues that old men and aging raised a central problem for Charles Dickens's literary project: the novel's difficulty of representing temporal continuity over long spans of time. For the old man, the meaningful plots of the nineteenth century—such as the bildungsroman...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 216–222.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and the temporality of jazz or, more specifically, between prolepsis and parabasis. My essay looks at Paul de Man's and Georg Lukács's assertions that the novel is an essentially proleptic form and argues that the specific form of prolepsis it brings with it from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is out...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 221–237.
Published: 01 August 2012
... with the political work that literature can do. The importance of post-9/11 literature, however, depends on its ability to rewrite itself in the coordinate system of geopolitical affairs. This essay reads Don DeLillo's Falling Man and Ian McEwan's Saturday as symptomatic of the ambivalent literary reaction...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2009
... (and the Domestication of the Savage Mind); the road through the forest as a symbol of writing and its power; and the solitary man, shut up in a closet, who attends to a disembodied voice but is distracted by noises from outside as a metonym for the experience of reading. While Achebe expresses a deep ambivalence about...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 207–226.
Published: 01 August 2010
... imagined around figures such as Dr. O'Connor whose desire, as he says, to “boil some good man's potatoes and toss up a child … every nine months” reinforces his queer identity and annexes the importance of disability in many of the novel's characters. Modernist cultural representations of the pregnant male...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 251–270.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Dracula views as exotic is the domestic, the home, sexuality, and marriage. Dracula , this is to say, is not about heterosexual marriage threatened or perverted but about its successful fulfillment. If Dracula is written from the perspective of a closeted gay man, as much scholarship contends...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 8–18.
Published: 01 May 2022
... this as an indication that white support for Black Lives Matter was only ever fickle and thin. In May 2020 Percival Everett published a novel that contests the reduction of activist sentiment to social outcomes. Telephone tells the story of a Black man, Zach Wells, who struggles to come to terms with his daughter's...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 547–565.
Published: 01 November 2022
... in the high‐tech America of “research and development” are pitted against the contrasting affect, emphatically detached in space and time, of savage sensory deprivation suffered by an Arab American US citizen as jihadist prisoner in Beirut. Only at the eleventh hour of plot time is this man's plight revealed...