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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., McCrea reads Proust against the grain, arguing that this author's modernism was “subtly but extensively shaped” by his exposure to patois (122). One of the structuring claims of the chapter is that the “degenerative” effect of time upon language is a major source of existential panic in In Search of...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., Yiddish, and Hebrew all intermingle with German to form an utterly creolized patois” (143)—is both illuminating and convincing in its material detail and intellectual generosity. Intimations of Boes's interest in the spatial-linguistic hybridity of the bildungsroman already surface in his first chapter on...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2014
... could tell your mother in your place that yes, women like you do speak, even if they speak in a tongue that is hard to understand. Even if it’s patois, dialect, Creole’’ (222). This lyrical, rhythmic passage imbues the act of writing with ritualized, spiritual, and participatory energies. Danticat’s...