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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Matthew Krumholtz Abstract This essay explores how novelists of the Harlem Renaissance deploy small talk to disrupt racial identification. Nella Larsen's Passing (1929) serves as a case study showing that small talk magnifies a strange intimacy between passing narratives and etiquette manuals...
Published: 01 August 2016
Figure 3. Susan Meiselas, Recruits Pass by Official State Portrait of Anastasio Somoza Debayle as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces , 1978. © Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos More
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 324–338.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Jacob Soule Abstract Georges Perec's short experimental novella An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris documents, with inert fascination, everything that passes through the busy Parisian square of Place Saint-Sulpice over the course of several days, from pedestrians to the continuous stream...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., invisibility, passing, and racial uplift. The ambiguity of its setting, which is congruent with its assertion of the inherent ambiguities of language and of individual and generic identities, marks The Intuitionist as an example of “postmodern” fiction. An analysis of the novel's allusions to the paraliterary...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 466–482.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Benjamin H. Ogden One of the most pressing problems posed by J. M. Coetzee's Diary of a Bad Year is that of the novel as a genre: what it is and is not, how readers “create” texts and their meanings, how literary tradition and genre typologies are constructed and passed down, the plasticity...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 284–303.
Published: 01 August 2019
... in order to pass on. In the opening paragraphs of Childhood , the characters arrive on the other side of a similar portal, entering a world whose institutions reject belief as a form of unreasoned, passionate commitment. Where Costello refuses the institutional demand for belief, insisting that belief...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 193–212.
Published: 01 August 2020
... minor characters take part in central spaces while not being contained by them. Their distance from main scenes and settings, captured in passing by a gaze that has no interest in registering these elsewheres in any level of depth, has the effect of making minor characters appear strange, memorable...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 August 2013
... which Dickens addresses an impasse of the novel form, where its duration is marked by its inability to faithfully represent the texture of passing time. © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Works Cited Adorno Theodor . Notes to Literature . Vol. 2 . Ed. Tiedemann Rolf...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 363–380.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Rouen, through the meticulously detailed description of which the reader infers that they consummate their affair—was censored by the editors of the Revue de Paris prior to serial publication and thus not in the novel on trial. 2 Logically, then, the trial ought to have passed over the fiacre...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 165–192.
Published: 01 August 2020
... powerful techniques for producing the elusive quality of solidity in imagined spaces and objects is to instruct the reader to picture “something filmy passing over a wall” ( 13 ). This imagined partial kinetic occlusion works by prompting the reader to presuppose the solid existence of the structure across...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 23–26.
Published: 01 May 2011
... and Dragons created Tolkien devotees. The Novel as Open-Ended Experiment Is the novel then nothing but an empty vessel, a frail traveling coincidence defined principally by its ability to smuggle into every passing artwork a bit of its life force? No, unity of a kind does...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 292–295.
Published: 01 August 2021
... illustrates, novel length is a poor substitute for duration, properly understood as “a stereoscopic consciousness of time passing, . . . a superadded awareness of one's bodily transformation through time” (16–17). We typically see characters age through momentous life events—David Copperfield's marriage...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 328–352.
Published: 01 November 2000
....” Passing and the Fictions of Identity . Ed. Elaine K. Ginsberg Durham: Duke UP, 1996 . 103 –30. Stowe , Harriet Beecher . A Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin; Presenting the Original Facts and Documents upon which the Story is Founded. Together with Corroborative Statements Verifying the Truth...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 273–276.
Published: 01 August 2003
...), each devoted to one of Chesnutt's novels. McWilliams first concentrates on Mandy Oxendine (c1889), a novel about two light-skinned, mixed-race lovers-a man that first associates with the Black community, a woman that first passes into the White community-that reunite in marriage...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 204–220.
Published: 01 August 2006
...: Routledge, 1994 . 85 –92. Borgstrom , Michael . “Passing Over: Setting the Record Straight in Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” PMLA 118 ( 2003 ): 1290 –304. Cockrell , Dale . Demons of Disorder: Early Blackface Minstrels and Their World . Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1997 . Gossett , Thomas F...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 6–7.
Published: 01 May 2011
... concerning the “death of the novel.” These were Western lamentations, and they had to do with the tremendous shift by which narrative authority and momentum passed from print to cinema and then to tele- vision, even as the paperback revolution brought the thrill of high literacy to far wider...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 283–304.
Published: 01 August 2022
... sketches given of their various reactions to events such as the government car passing or the airplane skywriting. The crowd is no longer a sociological entity à la Le Bon or Canetti but instead a merely surface description: it appears when “[a]ll down the Mall people were standing and looking up...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 170–174.
Published: 01 May 2019
...' elaboration of a “specific phenomenology . . . that tracks the inexorable passing of time in which literary experience necessarily unfolds” and, enlarging from there, “designates the sense of finitude and temporal passing that, as we read them, these books transmit to us ” (11). Lurz frames this discussion...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 467–469.
Published: 01 November 2021
... but also with the other part of Islamic scripture, the Hadith literature. Hadith refers to the stories that the Prophet Muhammad's companions told of their witness to his words and actions that have been passed down through a reliable chain of authorities for almost a millennium and a half to determine...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 258–280.
Published: 01 November 2002
..., 1992 . Holloway , Karla F.C. Passed On: African American Mourning Stories: A Memorial . Durham: Duke UP, 2002 . James , Joy . “Racism, Genocide, and Resistance: The Politics of Language and International Law.” Marxism in the Postmodern Age: Confronting the New World Order . Ed...