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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 107–129.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., as opposed to antonymic, relationship. Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 anachronism chronopolitics modernity peasantry primitive accumulation To an age that thinks of itself as modern, peasants pose a considerable problem on both a conceptual and a pragmatic level. Modern...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 229–243.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., which until then had thrived in the absence of any actual contact with the peasantry. I follow Ruttenburg, not by applying the terms of her analysis of Dostoevsky strictly to Coetzee, but to explore some of the es- trangements that are scripted in Coetzee's writing, using Dostoevsky...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., given that the source material concerned a brutal murder and drowning. The Irish context here enriches the resonances, given the rising antipathy toward the Irish Catholic peasantry and the repositioning of the Irish as “white niggers” in popular iconography, backed up by the racial “science...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 May 2017
... that “idealizations of peasant culture and speech were not part of Proust's world” (122). But such idealizations were certainly part of his literary culture. Proust's treatment of the peasantry riffs playfully on Georges Sand, whose pastoral novel, François le Champi ( The Country Waif ), is a major intertext...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 493–496.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of affect, and a modern sensibility that ‘‘are much closer to those of Wilde’s dandy than has been allowed’’ (48). Because it revised the conventionally chaste image of the peasantry, Synge’s work aroused the suspicion of nationalist critics like Daniel Corkery, who called Synge ‘‘freakish ‘‘queer...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 305–323.
Published: 01 August 2022
... asks its readers to consider the relatively new colonial plantations of the Protestant elite as the last defenses of a seemingly ancient utopian feudal society. Thus, it is not their supposedly natural superiors the Irish peasantry ought to blame for their starvation and immiseration—their Anglo...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 128–132.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... Hence Tolstoy founds a publishing house and begins writing simple tales of moral and religious edification for the peasantry. Paperno interprets one of his most famous and successful fables, “Master and Man” (1895)—again in stark contrast to Hegel's master-and-slave dialectic—as Tolstoy's resacralizing...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 43–56.
Published: 01 May 2014
... centered on the peasantry as its agents andthe countryside as its social basis. The entrenched urban and rural divide marks the revolutionary cultural formation as national and rural, moored in a millennia-long agrarian tradition and lifeworld. In contrast, the urban is frequently viewed...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 320–325.
Published: 01 August 2010
...., Winter Evening Tales: Collected among the Cottagers in the South of Scotland. Vol. 11 (2002), pp. 601, cloth, $98.00. Gillian Hughes, ed., Altrive Tales: Collected among the Peasantry of Scotland and from Foreign Adventures by the Ettrick Shepherd, with illustrations by George Cruikshank. Vol. 13...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... realistic study of German peasants, as he achieves a lofty, multivalent, and cosmopolitan view that transcends the more blinkered, ignorant, and abstracting views of traditional studies. What becomes evident is that, even while Riehl is praised for his newly real vision of German peasantry, he...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
... award at the 1957 Oscars, Markandaya’s novel catapulted her into a Western literary arena where her tale of heroic Indian peasantry was routinely placed alongside Pearl S. Buck’s similar evocation of the Chinese peasant in The Good Earth; in all three texts it is the fortitude and dignity...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 338–368.
Published: 01 November 2001
... . Raper , Arthur F. Preface to Peasantry: A Tale of Two Black Belt Counties . Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1936 . Reed , T.V. Fifteen Jugglers, Five Believers: Literary Politics and the Poetics of American Social Movements . Berkeley: U of California P, 1992 . Reed , T.V...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 293–308.
Published: 01 August 2001
... to represent most fully the life of the people (the backward rural peasantry, ethnic and religious minorities, the economically progressive class), now identified as agents of history; how, also, to figure the representatives of the old residual insti- tutions in conflict with those of the new forces...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 208–223.
Published: 01 August 2015
... and shipping industries underwent massive transformations that required large-scale capital investment: “Old labor intensive production techniques” native to the Norwegian peasantry “were replaced by much more capital intensive ones” ( 143 ). These changes upended Norway's agrarian society, pushing peasants...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2007
... Atlantic, not, for example, a French or a Dutch Atlantic, as we see when Baucom includes North American peripheries in the picture: "In the figure of the slave, the Highlander, the dispossessed rural peasantry, and the Native American, the melancholy realism of eighteenth- and early nineteenth...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 482–501.
Published: 01 November 2018
... by the peasantry not only for “the good that she did” but “principally because the purity of a blood-line into which for many generations there had flowed only what was greatest in the history of France . . . had endowed her with perfect simplicity” of manner (340). If the private function of the aristocratic...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 193–213.
Published: 01 November 2005
... difference between urban and rural lifeways widened, European peasantry came to appear only somewhat less primitive than the inhabitants of the Amazon" (35). RUTH MACK I QUIXOTIC ETHNOGRAPHY that quintessentially modern genre, the novel?' This commonality...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 281–304.
Published: 01 August 2023
..., Bernard continues, corrupted the local peasantry with their “libertinage” (48). The reader may well do a double take at the strange cultural-historical elision here. Clearly, Sand means to align the Mauprat clan's bad sexuality with retrograde politics, brutal masculinity, and a lack of civilization...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 275–295.
Published: 01 August 2013
... by the American novelist to make sense of the postwar world in the second half of the twentieth century. While Hemingway’s League of Nations–era novel locates a hardy, ancient peasantry in Europe, suggesting that it is transatlantic cultural and political rela- tions are the ones that really count...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 62–85.
Published: 01 May 2009
... small holdings and chaired by Joseph Chamberlain. Hasbach quotes from this report to stress how it represented peasant farmers who owned or rented property as the suppliers of good character for the entire nation: A numerous and well-to-do peasantry must, it was said...