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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 327–342.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and secure new forms of life, novels implement heterogeneous governmentalities. This essay examines Ishmael's testimony to the relationship between Pip and Captain Ahab to elucidate the contesting governmentalities at work in Melville's Moby-Dick . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 501–517.
Published: 01 November 2022
...—the violence—of Vietnam as a coherent discourse. As a result, they not only demand but also assume interpretation. Finally, the fact that Leslie Gelb, the Department of Defense editor of the Papers , officially introduced its more than seven thousand pages with a pointed reference to Moby‐Dick encourages us...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 425–443.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Rita . “ Fictions of the Global .” Novel 42 . 2 ( 2009 ): 207 – 15 . Barrenechea Antonio . “ Conquistadors, Monsters, and Maps: Moby-Dick in a New World Context .” Comparative American Studies 7 . 1 ( 2009 ): 18 – 33 . Bersani Leo . The Culture of Redemption...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2015
... or culture, Buell generalizes from a set of books that fit this description. These books feature extensive social microcosms with minimal personal relations among the members, organized around a threat of totalizing authority—as in Moby-Dick , Dos Passos’s USA trilogy, or Gravity’s Rainbow...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 381–387.
Published: 01 November 2022
... recognized form, like Olga Tokarczuk's Flights or the crowd-sourced translation of Moby-Dick into emojis, Emoji Dick , edited by Fred Benenson, the novel refuses to submit to a singular form. Yet we still call them novels and reach out for the term to understand other narrative forms—the novel in verse...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 519–522.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and the pervasiveness of Internet search engines. These developments undoubtedly help explain why the maximalist novel emerged in the late twentieth century as well as how it differs from earlier encyclopedic novels such as Ulysses and Moby-Dick . Literary lineage is undoubtedly important, but so...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 166–175.
Published: 01 August 2018
... the world, process it into truth. The catastrophe that Moby-Dick enacts, then, is precisely the catastrophe of idealism, its ruination on the rock of sheer material excess. If you continue all the way round to the side of The Ambassadors , you stop seeing even the skull; you just see mounds of oil...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 321–334.
Published: 01 November 2021
... it departs from the rules built into that form? Together, the essays in this issue address these questions. It was on this basis that I selected these essays from a pool of submissions accepted for publication by the editorial board. The six essays cover a period from 1851, when Herman Melville's Moby...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 13–18.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Twilight Costars Have Gotten Tons of Fame—Now She Wants to Take a Big Bite Out of Hollywood.” Seventeen June–July 2010 : 140 – 44 . Melville Herman . Moby Dick . New York : Oxford UP , 2008 . Zunshine Lisa . “Mind Plus: Sociocognitive Pleasures of Northanger Abbey...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 453–456.
Published: 01 November 2013
...). “For hundreds of years,” Rasmussen writes, “Guaman Poma’s book languished in obscurity, before resurfacing, like Queequeg’s coffin, through the vortex of colonial time” (109). The resurfacing of Queequeg’s tattoo-covered coffin at the close of Moby-Dick is Rasmussen’s figure for the way in which...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 105–127.
Published: 01 May 2023
.... In Herman Melville's Moby - Dick (1851), Ishmael rhapsodizes about the length of literary greatness: One often hears of writers that rise and swell with their subject, though it may seem but an ordinary one. How, then, with me, writing of this Leviathan? Unconsciously my chirography expands...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 455–460.
Published: 01 November 2012
... or Zola) and second in ignoring the enormous literary corpus of sea literature in favor of domes- tic novels of manners. Even those novels in which the ocean and navigation are central to the plots and themes, such as Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, frequently get...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 190–195.
Published: 01 August 2009
... modernist works, no less than Moby-Dick, seem brilliantly illuminated by Lukács’s conceptualization. I quote Lukács at some length: The novel seeks, by giving form, to uncover and construct the concealed totality of life. . . . All the fissures and rents which are inherent in the historical...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 336–339.
Published: 01 August 2010
... cartographic encounters of Herman Mel- ville in Moby-Dick, James Joyce in Ulysses, and Thomas Pynchon in Gravity’s Rainbow. Read- ing them against each other allows Bulson to provide a major contribution to the cultural history of the novel. Each author was an avid map reader whose global imaginings relied...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 371–374.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and the Fiction of Mobi- lization (New York: Oxford UP, 2008), pp. 271, cloth, $55.00. As long as researches and discussions aimed at proof are founded upon nonartist docu- ments . . . such studies do not require any understanding of works of art, nor even any artistic...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 124–127.
Published: 01 May 2020
... a great novel. The nineteenth-century fictions that tend to be advanced in relationship to the term “great” appear as deeply disturbing and fragmented accounts of men who have abandoned wife and child and are lost in hopeless quests ( Moby-Dick ), men whose terrible lust keeps them from finding comfort...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 1999
... observation on the notion that it was Defoe's envi- sioning the adventures of Crusoe as a midrash on Jonah that enabled him to write a real- istic novel. As Fisch observes, in Moby-Dick, Herman Melville had drawn on the book of Jonah for Father Mapple's Sermon. In comparing Melville's use of the Jonah...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 436–440.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., it made the academy seem purposeful. As did the portrait hanging at the entrance to the Spouter Inn in Melville's Moby-Dick , with its boggy plane of paint, to Ishmael, so did theory arrest and suspend me in space. Theory also opened doors to places I had not seen before. Those I knew who took Paul de...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 140–144.
Published: 01 May 2019
... it, the “uneven balance” is Melville's recognition of a “wider insufficiency” (176) in the very concept of balance itself: “If everything has its opposite, then what opposes the very principle of the dialectic that everything has its opposite, that everything is balanced?” Through a wide-ranging reading of Moby...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 340–343.
Published: 01 August 2013
... to make Austen “dear”—that is, precious, personal, expensive, and ever expanding. Although Wells’s book emphasizes the difference between Austen scholars and her popular readers, there is at least one question that both groups regularly engage to mobi- lize a critical perspective but that Wells...