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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 422–442.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the traditional realist style of writing that characterizes more canonical French and English novels in favor of another kind of realism. This realism harnesses the truth claim that is implicit in the realist agenda as well as the communicative force of the novel to not only objectively render sociality reality...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 409–428.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Christopher Weinberger Much recent ethical criticism theorizes novels as becoming ethically effective through readers’ oscillation between immersion in mimetic worlds and subsequent reflection on that experience. Murakami Haruki, however, presents readers with irreducibly fictional realities...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 19–42.
Published: 01 May 2021
... and that suggests that the fictional text is independent from the referential reality it represents. By revisiting his novels and writings about fiction, this article argues that Vargas Llosa's belief in the autonomy of fiction from its referential reality explains, to a certain extent, how the fascination...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... while it remained a historical reality. Faced with the notion that African Americans had “no family tree,” some black writers responded with novels that located recognizable bloodlines for African American families. But an unpublished novel by W. E. B. Du Bois offers a strikingly different analysis...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 311–317.
Published: 01 August 2009
...David Cunningham For Georg Lukács in his Theory of the Novel , if the abstraction inherent in the act of theorization itself is demanded in some way by the novel form, it is because in “the created reality” of the latter “totality can be systematized only in abstract terms.” Yet equally the novel...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 August 2016
... addressed doubt and chose to know its reality. “Worlding” literary forms of knowing with legal/philosophical ones, through a reading of Anthony Trollope's Is He Popenjoy? (1878), I argue that realism knows by deciding to know . A focus on the presumptions—most prominently the presumption of legitimacy...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 261–283.
Published: 01 August 2019
..., Erwin Schrödinger, Henry P. Stapp, and other quantum physicists, the article explores the role that consciousness and acts of observation play in the calling into being of material reality as it is imagined in narrative fiction. Copyright © 2019 by Novel, Inc. 2019 Quantum physics consciousness...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of the real. Thus Roland Barthes's formulation of the “reality effect” is revised in keeping with a metaphor first used in the nineteenth century to conceptualize the workings of Earth's atmosphere: the “greenhouse effect.” © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Works Cited...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
... the British public to see the war as an immediate reality—especially in journalistic exposés of the war's mismanagement. Official narratives of glorious warfare were undercut by reports of mass suffering by common British soldiers. Widely read frontline reports by William Howard Russell of the Times provoked...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 406–424.
Published: 01 November 2019
... for understanding their own relationship to the world around them. This article argues that Jurassic Park and On Such a Full Sea reject the possibility of representing reality as a way to understand what a novel is. While speculative fiction primarily has been read as a popular vehicle for political critique...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 399–418.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to certain criteria of reality in much the same way that one says something is “just fiction.” If in its literary investigation of such serious issues as disability, aging, and immigration, Slow Man turns into a reflection on the ontology of fiction, this is not mere metafictional frivolity—for care shares...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2009
... foregrounding of the referential/nonreferential duality of realism and the semantic slipperiness of language via a debate on the existence of ghosts, and Brönte's deployment of extrasensory perception to advance an open-ended conception of reality and blur the distinction between “normal” and “paranormal...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 May 2010
...—by showing that the proper management of novelistic emotion, the shaping of emotion appropriate to a brutal and global reality, is precisely the effect that this supplementary information aims at. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Works Cited Chabon , Michael . The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and Crake and other recent novels are reversing this process, drawing the fleshly reality of suffering to the immediate present of the text through various mechanisms of form and content. Placing this shift in relation to poststructuralist theory, I argue that maintaining an ethical distance from...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 262–277.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., The Yacoubian Building , and one in a radically nonconventional form, An Interval for Bewilderment , and argues that other criteria besides narrative form should decide which of the two is realism and which a semblance of the genre and an obfuscation of reality. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 365–374.
Published: 01 November 2017
... novelists approach the category of race as a fiction rather than a lie, focusing on its distinctive conditions of credibility rather than its adequacy to reality. Purposefully conflating literal and figurative, material and metaphorical registers of racial reference, American fiction since the 1970s...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2018
... noticed that Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, called out Republican nominee, Donald Trump, for living in “an alternate reality” ( Dann ). Such a claim implies that the speaker is living in the primary or conventional reality. This reality is governed by rationality, reliance on quantitative data...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 116–123.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., with Variant Readings . Ed. Keynes Geoffrey. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1966 . Descartes , René . A Discourse on Method; Meditations on the First Philosophy; Principles of Philosophy . Ed. Sorell Tom. Trans. John Veitch. London: Everyman, 1994 . Deutsch , David . The Fabric of Reality . London...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 134–135.
Published: 01 May 2001
... charac- ters face in confronting "the particular negative knowledge about American reality that Howells poses as most difficult to grasp: knowledge about the contingency of social condi- tions that seem natural" (42). The chapter on Cahan's The Rise of David Levinsky picks up the same theme...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 411–433.
Published: 01 November 2001
...: Oxford UP, 1990 . Pearson , Gabriel . “ The Novel to End All Novels: The Golden Bowl.” The Air of Reality: New Essays on Henry James . Ed. John Goode. London: Methuen, 1972 . 301 –60. Poirier , Richard . Trying it Out in America: Literary and Other Performances . New York: Farrar...