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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 221–237.
Published: 01 August 2012
... 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 to the...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 202–220.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Thom Dancer This essay argues that a critique of epistemological immodesty is at the center of Ian McEwan's literary project. His fiction dramatizes the dangerous and tragic consequences of granting one's own interpretative frameworks a certainty and authority that they do not warrant. Enduring...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 121–143.
Published: 01 May 2007
... , ed. Aesthetics and Ideology . New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1994 . McEwan , Ian . Saturday . New York: Anchor, 2005 . Nehamas , Alexander . Only a Promise of Happiness: The Place of Beauty in the World of Art . Princeton: Princeton UP, 2007 . Ohmann , Richard...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
... consciousness, thereby offering a full, materialist account of the mind. This article argues that an emergent subgenre of contemporary fiction has both formally integrated and critically assessed these discourses of the mind. The “neuronovels” of Ian McEwan, David Lodge, and others have specifically addressed...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 387–392.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Jennifer L. Fleissner Jonathan Lethem, discussing Ian McEwan's work, argued in 2007 that “neurology” has replaced “psychoanalysis” as today's great “rival to the novel's authority.” This essay explores Lethem's proposition via attention to these discourses' differing notions of the symptom. While...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 159–164.
Published: 01 August 2012
... . ———. Falling Man . New York : Scribner , 2007 . Jameson Fredric . Valences of the Dialectic . London : Verso , 2011 . Kierkegaard Søren . Papers and Journals: A Selection . Trans. Hannay Alastair . Harmondsworth : Penguin , 1996 . McEwan Ian . Atonement . London...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 359–363.
Published: 01 August 2016
... imagination, take place where we might least expect them: in the pages of contemporary novels composed by a transnational group of writers commonly identified as non- or even antireligious” (xi). This group offers an intriguing mix, encompassing outspoken atheists such as Ian McEwan and acclaimed chroniclers...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 May 2015
... modernist commitments, principles and aesthetics continue to inform the contemporary novel” (1). In five chapters centering on the works of Milan Kundera, Philip Roth, Michael Ondaatje, J. M. Coetzee, Ian McEwan, and Toni Morrison, James looks into the complex and often intricate dynamics of innovation and...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 329–332.
Published: 01 August 2011
... appears fraught in light of more recent moves to ban minaret construction and the wearing of the hijab, it also suggests a certain taken-for- grantedness about the contours of the cosmopolitanism that is being invoked. The book begins with chapters on Ian McEwan and James Kelman. McEwan’s Black...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
... . London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson , 1981 . McEwan Ian . Saturday . New York : Random House , 2006 . Mintz Alan . George Eliot and the Novel of Vocation . Cambridge, MA : Harvard UP , 1978 . Moore Caroline . “A Brutal Invasion of Privacy.” Telegraph 1 Feb...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 8–10.
Published: 01 May 2011
... access to what comes after the family. The novels I have in mind—by Kazuo Ishiguro, W. G. Sebald, Ian McEwan, David Mitchell, Jon McGregor, Nicola Barker, and others—invariably insert a strange and estranging microworld within a framework loosely identified with liberal society and...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 297–301.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., “historical” in this sentence emphatically does not refer to distinctions between what “writing” might mean, in relation to changes in print culture, publishing practices, or con- ceptions of authorship, say, for Samuel Johnson in 1755, Mary Shelley in 1818, E. M. Forster in 1924, or Ian McEwan in 2001...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 157–162.
Published: 01 May 2010
... than, say, deconstructing it). These realist novels are truly novel for Naipaul, invested in the new, the future. They are yoked as well to the values of liberal humanism, as exhibited by the kind of subject matter in which Naipaul expresses most interest. Ian McEwan, whose work has been...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 159–161.
Published: 01 May 2015
... in these studies—such as Frederic Beigbeder's Windows on the World (2004), Art Spiegelman's In the Shadow of No Towers (2004), Ian McEwan's Saturday (2005), Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2006), John Updike's Terrorist (2006), and Don DeLillo's Falling Man...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 393–397.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., the difficulty of our dealings with other people” (77). Chapter 2 defines the mode of “enfolding” that reveals itself in Ian McEwan's Atonement . Assessing how Atonement 's ending seems to spoil the story that has come before it—leading critics to issue misbegotten spoiler alerts—Serpell brilliantly...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 491–495.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... Recent “neuronovels” such as Ian McEwan’s Saturday (2005) have engaged thematically with this research but, in Waugh’s view, have paradoxically perpetuated a myth of an “inward turn” that supposedly began with mod- ernist stream-of-consciousness techniques. Waugh returns to the scene of modernism to...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 197–205.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Mbembe, Achille, III: 163 Black Betty, II: 361 McClennan, John Devil in a Blue Dress, II: 361 Primitive Marriage, III: 53 Little Scarlet, II: 361 McEwan, Ian, II: 387 Life Out of Context, II...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 506–511.
Published: 01 November 2012
... with commercial interest, whether it be from overproduction, clas- sification, sales, or winning popular prizes, tend to be ignored or shunned in scholarship. This tension has some explanatory power when we consider scholarly ambivalence toward celebrity authors such as Ian McEwan, Martin Amis...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 313–318.
Published: 01 August 2013
... ­McEwan and Yann Martel, he treats a half-century of literature in the service of expand- ing “the palette of texts” with which to reconsider “postmodernism in terms of ethics and historical reference” (187). With such expansiveness, however, come certain limitations. Berlatsky’s treatment of...
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Novel (1 November 2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and Ian McEwan in pioneering a new direction for novel ethics. These writers experiment with formal self-reflection for ethical ends, merging a kind of postmodern metafictional self-consciousness with matter-of-fact narration and a focus on contemporary life keenly interested in the ethical dilemmas...