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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 August 2017
... University Press 2017 novel theory nineteenth-century realism character-space recessive action In his 1908 Preface to The Portrait of a Lady , Henry James remembers his optimism, as he gazed out the window of his rented lodgings on the Riva Schiavoni in the spring of 1880, that Venice's...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 338–342.
Published: 01 August 2019
... releases her back to the indifferent world; as the characters lose their hold on others' interest, what holds ours? Was Forster right to surmise that there was more to flatness than critics admitted? Is there something like what Anne-Lise François called recessive action, largely passive and eventless...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 104–124.
Published: 01 August 2007
...-cavities, rifts, caves, hollows, and recesses-that enable all of the central actions of the novel. A land of recesses and underground caverns is a land seemingly destined to give rise to secrets, romantic mysteries, and freaks of fancy. And by virtue of its ir- regularly decaying surface, where...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 363–382.
Published: 01 November 2014
... a different kind of ‘‘uncounted experience’’ when compared to those that Anne-Lise Franc¸ois describes as ‘‘recessive action that takes itself away as it occurs’’ (xvi). Fielding notes that certain bold, seemingly decisive acts come nevertheless not to count, whereas Franc¸ois is interested...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 176–187.
Published: 01 August 2018
.... The other version of irony is the type that de Man in that essay “The Rhetoric of Temporality” teases out of Baudelaire and Bergson, in which irony would name a total, radical décalage within experience: an unfixable split between action and consciousness, the subject and the world. Which is kind...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 61–94.
Published: 01 May 2022
... strategy that all anticolonial fiction must gravitate around. Anne-Lise François uses the “open secret” as a way to refer to a literary text's “nonemphatic revelation—revelation without insistence and without rhetorical underscoring,” “a mode of recessive action that takes itself away as it occurs...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 53–72.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of and for the capital. Characters like Rastignac, Rubemprt5, Julien Sorel, and Frt5dt5ric Moreau come immediately to mind. The action of their stories is motivated by a con- junctural appetite, promoted by generalized patterns of value-formation and social development at the heart of the culture and enacted...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 176–183.
Published: 01 May 2010
... in a series of events that have taught him how his appearance causes universal human revulsion. Yet he conceives one final Rous- seauian hope for natural companionship upon glimpsing in the woods near his creator’s home in Geneva “a beautiful child, who came running into the recess I had chosen...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 38–46.
Published: 01 May 2010
... the novel ironically becomes the very imprimatur not simply of realism but even of reality at large. A kind of suspended credence in the reasonableness of others’ actions becomes as crucial for making sense of daily social transactions as it is for successful novel reading. Because “Humean...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 304–310.
Published: 01 August 2009
... volitional control and with it the ability to check, account for, or even recall their actions. Spellbound but mobile, an otherwise tone-deaf Trilby performs ethereal singing as Svengali’s bride while Dracula’s betrothed, the precocious Lucy, engages in debauched and illicit acts. La Svengali...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 303–325.
Published: 01 November 2004
..., "England as Seen by a Black Man" (1897), he states that his trip to England and his experiences with British citizens prompted the development of "some ideas to inform and elevate Negro family life" (4). To drive home the importance of racial uplift, Dunbar wrote "Recession Never," an essay so...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 116–132.
Published: 01 May 2013
....” Philosophy and Literature 27 . 1 ( 2003 ): 164 – 87 <doi:10.1353/phl.2003.0027> . Kenner Hugh . Samuel Beckett: A Critical Study . Berkeley : U of California P , 1968 . Kramnick Jonathan . Actions and Objects from Hobbes to Richardson . Stanford : Stanford UP , 2010...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 264–278.
Published: 01 November 2008
... to be understood as mere opposites. Marx's "merely" (nur) calls for something more, not something other, and "changing the world" has to take place at the level of thought as much as that of action in the everyday sense.' The question here is one of form: what form is appropriate to a philosophy that would...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 292–307.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of the environment” toward a one-time action ( 721 ). As John Barth points out in his 1967 essay “The Literature of Exhaustion,” happenings and other “intermedia” arts share a “tendency to eliminate not only the traditional audience . . . but also the most traditional notion of the artist: the Aristotelian...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 26–48.
Published: 01 May 2016
... (1827) singularly addresses the space in which its action takes place. In striking contrast to the dense woodlands of upstate New York—in which the first two installments, The Pioneers ( 1823 ) and The Last of the Mohicans (1826), are set—the arid swathes of the prairie are likened to a moderately...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 May 2016
... . “ The Great God Pan .” 1890 . Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural . Ed. Wise Herbert A. and Wagner Phyllis Cerf . New York : Modern Library , 1994 . 579 – 632 . Marsh George Perkins . The Earth as Modified by Human Action: A New Edition of Man and Nature . New York...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2019
... authorities about that persecuted figure; and, above all, the absolute distinction between good and evil that Peter Brooks ( esp. 14–15 ) has defined as fundamental to postrevolutionary melodrama. 13 Gaskell also rejects political melodrama's theatricalized emotions and the rising melodramatic action...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 93–115.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., there is a “good gossip” that “enlarges the world” in a quite different sense and counts as “healing talk” (Spacks, “In Praise” 25–27); see generally Patricia Meyer Spacks, Gossip. 4 See Blakey Vermeule’s claim that gossip in literature “pushes the action deeper into the back- ground” (104...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 8–34.
Published: 01 May 2017
... such as Pamela's pocket transforms into a space of privacy. As such, it becomes a space of intimacy and movement. When it does so, it functions much like a portable library or writing closet—two of the most private spaces in a country house that are sites of narrative action in the novel. Recognizing how...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2017
... are so interested in the ways that a novel's free indirect discourse half -enters into a character's mind because of their interest in how well or poorly readers are able to predict and understand the actions and the thoughts of other human beings in everyday social settings—human beings who are, each...