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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 255–277.
Published: 01 August 2017
... “recessive actions” efface themselves in the course of their acquittal. See François, chapter 1, “Toward a Theory of Recessive Action.” 5 We might think of this type of characterization as para-Platonic, given its antipathy to (poetic) representation as defined in The Symposium . See also Agamben...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 338–342.
Published: 01 August 2019
...? 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 forms of experience that captivate us precisely by making no demand, in these figures? Or do these oddball novels offer...
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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
... Castorp. You know, interest just means the monetization of the interval. It's what the Merchant of Venice is about also. NH: And that's what I think you get in the beginning of your recent introduction to Kafka's Letter to the Father, in which you point out that this recess is precisely...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 61–94.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... “That and the rape.” Ahmed spoke gently, coaxingly, knowing he was touching on a delicate subject. “Tell Simeon about the tortures.” (190) This mediating action, a recessive yet supplemental feature of narrative, is precisely how Smith introduces the scene of torture into The Stone Face . When Ahmed...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 53–72.
Published: 01 May 2007
... to Paris. The seemingly unilinear narrative of such novels is fa- miliar. They represent a dynamic that appears obvious: the desire 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...
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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
... despot, these young heroines relinquish 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...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 303–325.
Published: 01 November 2004
... Society. Dunbar , Paul Laurence . Majors and Minors . Toledo: Hadley & Hadley, 1896 . Dunbar , Paul Laurence . “The Negroes of the Tenderloin.” Columbus Dispatch [Ohio] ( December 19 , 1898 ). Martin and Hudson 40 –3. Dunbar , Paul Laurence . “Recession Never.” Toledo...
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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
... installments of The Leatherstocking Tales are based on characters, The Prairie (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...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 115–138.
Published: 01 May 2016
... for the first time with “Earth,” “planet,” “politics,” and “scarcity”—a coherent field of thought and action in which nations, like corporations, were acknowledged as legal persons ( persona ficta ) entitled to life, liberty, and estate. It was, however, an increasingly closed field. As Cecil Rhodes—founding...
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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 (2022) 55 (3): 547–565.
Published: 01 November 2022
... in a mounting class action suit. In Plowing the Dark , however, the force of bitter contrast alone—rather than telling juxtaposition—prevails, no pending narrative fusion in the offing for most of the book. Only a blunt set of polarities: augmented electronic reality over against bare life, technological free...
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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 (2023) 56 (3): 389–409.
Published: 01 November 2023
... account is primarily a descriptive one, it is difficult not to feel its melancholy force, the sense of both political and aesthetic loss: on one hand, the recession of the revolutionary horizon in Britain; on the other, the extinction or impoverishment of the social novel. Yet, as Catherine Gallagher...