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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 515–518.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Nancy Bentley SEAN McCANN, A Pinnacle of Feeling: American Literature and Presidential Government (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2008), pp. 248, cloth, $35.00. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Presidential Prose sean mccann, A Pinnacle of Feeling: American...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 121–143.
Published: 01 May 2007
... . Singer , Alan . “Beautiful Errors: Aesthetics and the Art of Contextualization” boundary 2 25.1 ( 1988 ): 7 –34. Williams , Raymond . Marxism and Literature . London: Oxford UP, 1977 . fan McEwan's Saturday and the Aesthetics of Prose PEGGY...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 531–537.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Mary Helen McMurran Nearly a quarter century after Benedict Anderson's Imagined Communities , the novel seems to be less a national subject than a flexible citizen. But before Ian Watt's The Rise of the Novel , most novel histories took the mobility of prose fictions for granted; writers had long...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 467–485.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Emily Zubernis What is a minimalist novel? This essay approaches the question through readings of Henry James, a writer notorious for the complexity of his prose style. James's writing is never simple and rarely brief, of course, but it is often remarkably unproductive. Indeed, the very complexity...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Franco Moretti My essay poses three questions: Why are novels in prose? Why are they so often stories of adventures? Why was there a European but not a Chinese rise of the novel in the course of the eighteenth century? Disparate as they may sound, the questions have a common source in the guiding...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 31–37.
Published: 01 May 2010
... the novel's new marriage plot worked to place prose fiction at the center of the literary field and, by that move, radically to augment literature's social resonance. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Works Cited Clark , J. C. D. English Society, 1660–1832: Religion, Ideology, and Politics during...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
... on a single author or just a few texts. These practices also valorized a new set of objects to be close to: in the early nineteenth century, the longest form of prose fiction finally rose in the generic hierarchy after decades down below. As critical close writing fed on creative close writing, and vice versa...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 13–18.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., desires, feelings, and intentions. I introduce the term “sociocognitive complexity” to describe patterns of embedment of mental states within mental states in fiction and discuss the role of social situations featuring third-level embedment—a mind within a mind within a mind—in prose fiction, drama...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 547–565.
Published: 01 November 2022
...—with an all‐too‐real network of violence hard‐wiring them imperceptibly to each other. Beyond the latent dialectic of these disjunct prose episodes, the novel critiques a world “formed” on quite different principles, whose geopolitical systems it confronts on fiction's own resistant verbal terms. To argue...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 337–366.
Published: 01 November 2023
...,” or the virtual conflation of poetic and prosaic syntax, in the Romantic era; the conspicuous intensification of uninflected prose that is generally taken to be the stylistic innovation of the modernist era exemplified by Virginia Woolf; and the sedimentation of syntax into generic idioms in subsequent decades...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 350–353.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the new aesthetics, Davis argues that American prose literature in the decades before the Civil War was distinguished by writerly reflection on experience understood not as subjective or historical but as abstract and typical. For these writers, experience was projected out of the literary text...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... assigned to the realm of verse, even if its medium is prose). Most of the canonical specifications of the novel ( Ian Watts 's “formal realism,” for example) work with a similarly defining opposition. But it is surely the case that any such dichotomy simplifies the diversity of the novel's representational...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 120–123.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Leonard Tennenhouse McMURRAN MARY HELEN , The Spread of Novels: Translation and Prose Fiction in the Eighteenth Century ( Princeton : Princeton UP , 2010 ), pp. 272 , cloth, $65.00 , paper $27.95 . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Works Cited Moretti...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 489–492.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Mrinalini Chakravorty Majumdar Saikat , Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire . ( New York : Columbia UP , 2013 ), pp. 248 , cloth, $40.00 . © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press Work Cited James David Urmila Seshagiri...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 299–302.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Stefan Waldschmidt Jonathan Farina , Everyday Words and the Character of Prose in Nineteenth-Century Britain ( Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2017 ), pp. 314 , hardcover, $99.99 . Copyright © 2020 by Novel, Inc. 2020 The overarching aim of Farina's Everyday Words...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 97–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of Henry Vincent Yorke (1905–73). While Green's fiction is concerned with the “everyday mishaps of ordinary life” ( Breit 29 ), his prose is so highly idiosyncratic that he has been viewed not merely as a “writer's writer” but as a “writer's-writer's writer” ( Green, Surviving 235 ). His plots...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 490–494.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Lukács famously described the poetics of modern prose fiction as “transcendental homelessness” (Lukács 41). While never explicitly cited, this descriptor resonates strongly in Paul Buchholz's engaging monograph Private Anarchy , which focuses on novels that introduce “outsiders” who cannot feel at home...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2012
... this method as a “three-way convergence,” bringing together genre theory and narratology with sentence-level linguistic analysis (3). What could the theory of the novel show us, he asks, if it considered the prose medium of fiction up close rather than (as it sometimes does) from 30,000 feet...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 508–511.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of the rise of the novel, for there is no novel to rise. Rather it is an attempt to question the “rise of the novel” thesis—in any of its heterogeneous forms—by describing how prose fiction, the genre we would later come to identify with the novel, took on many of its most notable features without being...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 105–127.
Published: 01 May 2023
...-first century prose forms, Anglo-American scholarship has largely neglected it. 3 By contrast, German scholarship has lavished attention on the novella, and yet all of this attention has failed to produce consensus on the form's key traits. 4 In his preface to the New York edition of Daisy Miller...