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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 355–359.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Jonathan Elmer In 1826, Mary Shelley published The Last Man and James Fenimore Cooper published The Last of the Mohicans . Cooper's novel uses the themes of mourning and extinction as a way of imagining the sequential unfolding in space-time that twenty years later would be labeled Manifest Destiny...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 354–381.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Andrea Cabajsky In 1880, the French Canadian journalist and politician Frédéric Houde published his only novel, Le manoir mystérieux, ou les victimes de l'ambition , in the Montreal daily newspaper Le nouveau monde . Then Houde's novel seems to have disappeared from the public eye until 1913, when...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 231–238.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Carolyn Vellenga Berman What is the “world” in “world literature”? In publishing, as in literary criticism, this term often applies to the leftovers of the international literary market: works not drawn from the major national publishing markets. It signifies, in effect, “the rest of the world” or...
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Novel (1 May 2014) 47 (1): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... globe. It is in this context that this essay reads a recent novel, The German Mujahid , published (originally in French under the title Le village de l'Allemand, ou Le journal des frères Schiller ) in 2008 by Algerian author Boualem Sansal. Banned in Algeria but winner of the 2011 German Book Trade...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
... in Harlem and instigator of a major crusade against comic books throughout the 1950s. Ellison's published writings and those stored at the Library of Congress make apparent that issues surrounding the comic book culture of the Cold War directly link up with many of Invisible Man 's bigger themes: the...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 56–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Cindy Weinstein “Heaven's Tense” is about Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's best-selling nineteenth-century text, The Gates Ajar, which was published in the aftermath of the Civil War for the emotional benefit of the immense number of women who had lost their loved ones in the conflict. The overwhelming...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 190–207.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Scott McCracken Günter Grass's novel Ein weites Feld caused a storm of controversy when it was published in Germany in 1995. There was an expectation that his first novel after the fall of the Berlin Wall would answer the question of what should now constitute a national literature. Instead, he...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 363–380.
Published: 01 November 2015
...C.F.S. Creasy The infamous fiacre passage of Flaubert's Madame Bovary , though suppressed by the editors of the Revue de Paris in the initial publication, nevertheless becomes crucial to the 1857 obscenity trial brought against the author and publishers. The absent passage circulates within the...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 208–223.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Timothy Wientzen Exhibiting formal characteristics of works published decades later, Knut Hamsun's Hunger (1890) has long occupied a central position in genealogies of modernism. Its status in the modernist canon, however, has often come at the cost of disregarding the cultural and economic...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 400–420.
Published: 01 November 2015
... counterpose conventional modes of novelistic figuration against the historical and social developments of actual speech figures. Alongside brief discussions of The Red Badge of Courage (1895) and Crane's shorter fiction, this essay traces in detail the figurative process of The Monster (1898). Published just...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 262–277.
Published: 01 August 2016
... writings to address the socioeconomic conditions and search for means of resistance. I argue that this constitutes a return to realism in spite of the novels' diverse and unconventional forms. The essay ends with a comparison of two novels published at the start of the twenty-first century, one ostensibly...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
... instead: how does the novel produce its effects? An answer to this question requires close attention to form because that is where the novelty of the novel lies. I look primarily at two novels: Le Devoir de violence (Mali) and The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born (Ghana), both published in 1968. © 2009 by...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
...-world literatures in the twentieth century. Markandaya's career, with its demonstrably spectacular beginning and dismal end, helps us see the kind of nationalist postures that were tacitly or explicitly expected (by those in the western and the Indian literary, academic, and publishing worlds) of the...
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Novel (1 November 2009) 42 (3): 437–442.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of court, and then published Randall's novel—it misstated the political nature of parody to achieve a legal benefit. By sharpening the definition of parody to include the trope of irony, I demarcate the fine line separating African American literature's historic attacks on racial stereotypes from...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Bruce Robbins “Too Much Information” takes issue with critic James Wood's charge that “information” plays a disproportionate and aesthetically unfortunate role in many of the larger and more ambitious novels recently published in English. It makes a case for the value of information. It does so...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
... remains understudied. I turn to Wright's Depression-era story, originally published in Uncle Tom's Children: Four Novellas , because he explores a similar question regarding the 1927 Mississippi Flood, which many consider the precursor to Hurricane Katrina. Wright's story not only clues readers in to the...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 438–452.
Published: 01 November 2013
... experience, it takes on a kind of “aura,” which Walter Benjamin has located in “original” artworks by embodying the temporality of that reading experience. By excavating the role that the object of the book plays in the transmission of Deronda , itself published in eight monthly sections, the essay sheds new...
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Novel (1 November 2005) 38 (2-3): iv.
Published: 01 November 2005
... Copyright © Novel Corp. 2005 2005 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Contributors THOhlAS DII'IERO is the author of Dnngmlrs Truths and Crirninnl Pnssions: ike Euoiution of the Frer1crcl.1 Novel, 2569-1792...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 492–495.
Published: 01 November 2011
... mass culture in the 1950s and early 1960s. Brier states (and often restates) this paradox: as publishers were selling out to or being taken over by corporations—a trend evident by the late 1950s and early 1960s and dominant by the mid-1970s—they strategically turned the modernist “highbrow...
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Novel (1 November 2003) 36 (3): iv.
Published: 01 November 2003
... Copyright © Novel Corp. 2003 2003 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Contributors MICHAEL D. RUBENSTEIN is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His essay was...