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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 299–302.
Published: 01 August 2017
...). To the degree that there is a discernible methodological difference between the book's sections, it might be divided into the theoretical frame and then unexpected close readings of mostly modernist Polish literature. “Part One: Frames of Intelligibility” seems primarily concerned with the post–Berlin Wall...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 159–161.
Published: 01 May 2015
... claim a more credibly comparativist approach, since her corpus is significantly bigger and more diverse than any of these others. In all, Kowal examines thirteen books, including one each by a Polish, a British, and a French writer. The majority are American works, but the slightly larger lens does...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 216–239.
Published: 01 November 2007
... Largeness," which refers to the notion that any small action, including the polish- ing of household silver, needs to assume the same ethical and political signifi- cance as the more expansive system of actions in which it should be seen to participate (77). For Ishiguro's narrator, who invokes...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 295–298.
Published: 01 August 2006
...-eighteenth century, a black American prisoner on Death Row in the 1960s, and a Polish-Jewish woman who takes refuge in England after World War 11, Phillips's Higher Ground juxtaposes histories of disparate people from md- tiple social and racial positions. How, Walters asks, might an African middleman...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., but all rounded out and smoothed, consumed by some soft, gentle process of decay. In places the wood seemed to have been painted over, but that must have been long ago indeed. For a long time only polish, different kinds of wood and floor polish, had been used. . . . What had been...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 184–188.
Published: 01 May 2010
... is confined to a particular period of time, and to a particular nation, the former is the history of the world in general, at least that part which is polished by laws, arts, and sciences; and of that from the time it was first polished to this day; nay, and forwards as long as it shall so remain” (157...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 73–92.
Published: 01 May 1999
... "very ensnaring" to locals who were "ignorant of the forms of polished life" and "had not learned to distinguish between fiction and falsehood." And she cites an incident in which NOVEL I FALL 1999 a young colonel at the fort successfully used "every art of seductive courtesy...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., and illustrates the staging of con- temporary ghost stories by Bulwer Lytton and Dickens. The “modern industrial magic” of this stage effect was a ghost produced by bright stage lights and newfangled polished plate glass. Daly tracks this spectral effect into the bright consumer worlds of glass-fronted...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the bildungsroman genre, one whose nineteenth-century protagonists “were almost universally creatures of the provinces” (146). His discussion of urban, cosmopolitan space and its hybridized linguistic framework—for example, in Döblin's Berlin, where “Flemish, French, Polish, Czech, Yiddish, and Hebrew all...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 513–516.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... Material remnants, the waste matter of England’s war and London’s fire, are always left over in the poem, the tangible evidence of failures that are never quite eradicated by Dryden’s rhetorical polish” (27). Close readings and cultural contextualizations are consistently performed and balanced...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 104–124.
Published: 01 August 2007
... lay at the core of Brown's aesthetic experiment of "grow- ing" a literature "out of the condition of our country." But he did so by exploit- ing the textural language British criticism often employed to describe the sublime. "[Bleauty should be smooth and polished, the great, rugged and negli...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 400–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... at Phrases 8h(a), to save face at Phrases 8h(b). 9 Jack London's story “Lost Face,” from which the collection takes its title, is worth mentioning in its own right for its particular use of the phrase. In the story, a Polish prisoner named Subienkow, accused of stealing fur, faces torture...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 319–323.
Published: 01 November 2002
... perspective on the authors Peterson treats and the general issues she raises. The US Holocaust Museum on the Washington Mall serves as Peterson's material ground to establish the issues and terms for reading the poetry and memoirs of the Polish American Irena Klepfisz. A memorial rmseumof...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 60–64.
Published: 01 May 2010
... sleeve. On the other hand, even the most polished of puckett | the princess casamassima 63 gentlemen cannot be counted on never to make a mistake. In any case, Hyacinth’s manners, as good as they are, do not get him over that all-important definitional hump...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and polished—come into focus, Irene's scrutiny gives shape to a restless novel of manners. The polite talk that is meant to reacquaint these childhood friends subtly expands their separation. Initially, they find their conversational footing as Irene begins “filling in the gap of twelve years with talk...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 268–291.
Published: 01 August 2011
... century, Conrad is so much more of it. Perhaps because of his longer steeping in a culture pervaded with spiritualism and occultism, perhaps because of his ­Polish background or his long experience of superstitious marine life, Conrad is also a more sensitive register of the transition from...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of rubber or some artificial substance.” On the other hand, there is always “some- thing a little frightening about him” (4: 46). It is chillingly symptomatic of Widmer- pool’s inflexible sense of mission that he receives a report of the Soviet massacre of some ten thousand Polish officers at Katyn...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 272–290.
Published: 01 November 2005
... a long Series of Education.. .. He should be no Stranger to Courts and to Camps; he must travel to open his Mind, to enlarge his Views, to learn the Policies and Interests of foreign States, as well as to fashion and polish himself, and to get clear of National Prejudices. (qtd. in Barrell 37...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 351–359.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of capital. Its ugliness, perhaps, was even its most important and politically defining feature—the starkest possible contrast to the polish of the Obama years. As Guy Debord put it fifty years ago, “the spectacle appears at once as society itself, as a part of society and as a means of unification” ( 16...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... There begins now to grow up an image of the writer as a craftsman who shuts himself away in some legendary place, like a workman operating at home, and who roughs out, cuts, polishes and sets his form exactly as a jeweller extracts art from his material, devoting to his work regular hours of solitary...