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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... us to think about the mundane fantasies with which readers invest their activity. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Prosaic novelistic knowledge imaginary “And what is the title of the book?” asked Don Quixote. “ The Life of Gines de Pasamonte ,” replied that hero...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 347–368.
Published: 01 November 2019
... period, this article further argues that the context of Third Worldism is largely eliminated in the reception of global South literature in the world literary setting. It contends that recognizing the formation of Third World cosmopolitan novelists in the milieu of an international socialist literary...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 210–223.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., economically circumscribed. Novelists at this juncture in the nineteenth century had some knowledge of who was going to read their work. This is why Gaskell can represent John Barton’s theoryof value uncontested and why she can represent Chartism, strikes, trade unions, and murders of masters. Indeed...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 163–179.
Published: 01 August 2001
...CLAUDIA L. JOHNSON Copyright © Novel Corp. 2001 2001 Works Cited Austen , Jane . Northanger Abbey and Persuasion . 3rd ed. Ed.R.W. Chapman Oxford: Clarendon, 1933 . Barbauld , Anna . The British Novelists; with an Essay and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical . 50 vols...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
... least of which was establishing credibility with readers who often had more intimate knowledge of specialized occupations than novelists did themselves. As a result, Victorian novelists spent far more time researching the work lives of their characters than had novelists of a previous generation, a sign...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 200–218.
Published: 01 August 2019
...James Ramsey Wallen Abstract This article reads Flaubert's unfinished final novel Bouvard et Pécuchet as a two-volume epic that demonstrates the secret of the encyclopedia: the fact that different calculi of truth functions can be seen to operate independently in different areas of knowledge, that...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 61–78.
Published: 01 May 2002
... . Useful Knowledge: The Victorians, Morality, and the March of Intellect . Durham: Duke UP, 2001 . Riley , Denise . “Am I That Name?”: Feminism and the Category of “Women” in History . Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1988 . Trollope , Frances . The Life and Adventures of Michael...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 May 2010
... first by discussing what it calls “commodity origin” scenes in Émile Zola, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Richard Powers, a genre that like the epic simile interrupts the action to provide background knowledge. Second, it reflects on the famous first sentence of Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 538–545.
Published: 01 November 2009
... enough to apprehend the social landscape of modernity and novelistic enough to make the failures of sociological knowledge and sensibilities one of its central dramas. © 2009 by Novel, Inc. 2009 Works Cited Carroll , David . “Introduction.” George Eliot: The Critical Heritage . Ed...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 23–43.
Published: 01 May 2019
... shadow of omniscience itself, wielding a sort of all-pervasive knowledge of the plot that is usually reserved for the narrator's exclusive access. Although critics have interpreted free indirect discourse as an authorial elision of individual consciousness, a ventriloquizing of characters' thoughts that...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
... essay suggests that this capacity to illuminate the extraordinary within the ordinary and the illusory within the real becomes one of novelistic fiction's distinctive characteristics. The experience of apprehending the real is reframed as a source of aesthetic pleasure rather than knowledge. © 2014 by...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Scott Selisker This article describes how the novelist David Mitchell employs the “ topos of the cult,” a set of conventions that describe a mental state of unfreedom, in the novels Ghostwritten (1999) and Cloud Atlas (2004). This figuration of an unfree form of society—characterized by a group's...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 August 2017
... time, especially John Dewey, found in interest a key structuring device for the expansion of the school system, novelists like Frank Norris cultivated a literature of disgust in order to think through the limits of that school system, to mark the system's boundaries. And yet, far from inhibiting or...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 214–233.
Published: 01 August 2013
... discourse. Novelistic characters are frequently exposed in a double vision that draws attention to their individualized personhood and at the same time importantly locates them within a larger statistical population. In their description of characters, charting of individual fortunes, and imagining of...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Naomi Milthorpe The tension between precisions and generalities that catches scholars seeking to define the character of literary modernism fruitfully animates the work of novelist Henry Green. Green takes as his subject matter the ordinary stuff of life—commonplace language, routine experiences...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 383–402.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., abridging, and reassembling as legitimate creative procedures and suggest that commercial forces made originality and ownership more difficult to stabilize than nineteenth-century novelists and copyright reformers would have liked. In this light, Nina Balatka 's failed attempt to assimilate the figure of...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Aaron Matz Two late Victorian novels—George Gissing's The Nether World (1889) and Robert Louis Stevenson's The Ebb-Tide (1894)—share something peculiar: both prominently feature scenes of vitriol thrown at or exploding in a character's face. I argue that vitriol proved alluring to these novelists...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Ban Wang During his tenure in the Lu Xun Academy in Yan'an, the center of the Chinese Revolution, the novelist Zhou Libo ran a seminar on world literature. While teaching masterpieces of European novelists, Zhou developed a theory of the novel that inherited themes of liberal humanism and...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 368–388.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Michael Parrish Lee This essay argues that modern Anglo-American reading practices are structured by a system of value that defines the social against material appetite. This system of value is at root novelistic, based in an uneven narrative and characterological dichotomy between sexual desire...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 165–185.
Published: 01 August 2011
... do, in the historical gap between our secular age and the late Puritan age of Defoe. Next, the essay finds the fullest expression of Defoe's procedures as a novelist in the parable of the atheists at the end of Serious Reflections , rather than in the prefaces that begin the three Crusoe books. In...