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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 (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 (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 (2020) 53 (3): 383–398.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as metaphor, reading as a case study Ian McEwan's The Children Act . McEwan's novel dramatizes a conflict between religion and the secular law, which is an example of the type of dispute that Jean-François Lyotard identifies in The Differend : a dispute that is unresolvable because the process for regulating...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 184–201.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of 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 (2012) 45 (2): 159–164.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., either another novel or an artistic proj- ect or body of work. (We see this in recent works such as Dennis Cooper’s Guide, Don DeLillo’s The Body Artist, Ian McEwan’s Atonement, and W. G. Sebald’s After Nature.) Yet another is the self-conscious avoidance of the critical register in favor...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 359–363.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of the religious 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...
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Novel (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 (2015) 48 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 May 2015
... how and why 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...
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Novel (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 (2022) 55 (2): 360–379.
Published: 01 August 2022
... McCarthy's Remainder , and Ian McEwan's The Cockroach . In these novels, money is linked with communication as a system that produces value within itself without referring to an external origin ( Gods ), is affiliated with financial and other forms of speculation as a force of social projection ( Remainder...
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Novel (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 (2011) 44 (2): 297–301.
Published: 01 August 2011
... in 1924, or Ian McEwan in 2001 (all authors addressed here): such distinctions are almost invariably deemphasized or bracketed in this book. When Jackson praises the “concrete and historical” explanation of writing offered by the likes of Ong, Goody, and McLuhan, he is thinking much more broadly...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 307–316.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as a whole foregrounds nothing less than “the contemporary condition of the subject” (379). Kate Wilkinson's essay “Letters and the Contemporary Novel: Materiality and Metaphor in Ian McEwan's The Children Act ,” by contrast, locates the silence and nonaction of the literary text—here, the 2014 novel...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 8–10.
Published: 01 May 2011
... 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 presumably...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 157–162.
Published: 01 May 2010
... by the kind of subject matter in which Naipaul expresses most interest. Ian McEwan, whose work has been hailed as exhibiting a contemporary realism and whose novels are often engaged with deeply humanist questions, argued in an VA N | Novel futures...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2021
... and ambiguities at the heart of Western Islamophobia—are useful. Moreover, the list of novels and essays Morey engages—all anglophone, by John Updike, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Leila Aboulela, Kamila Shamsie, Nadeem Aslam—is interesting and revealing. The scope is ambitious, and the chapters are organized around...
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Novel (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 (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 (2007)—she can...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 491–495.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., and embodied. 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...