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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 377–405.
Published: 01 November 2000
... , Richard . “Introduction: ‘How Bigger Was Born.’” Native Son . vii –xxxiv. Wright , Richard . Native Son . New York: Harper & Row, 1987 . The Road Out of the Black Belt: Sociology's Fictions hdBlack Subjectivity...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2009
... (and the Domestication of the Savage Mind); the road through the forest as a symbol of writing and its power; and the solitary man, shut up in a closet, who attends to a disembodied voice but is distracted by noises from outside as a metonym for the experience of reading. While Achebe expresses a deep ambivalence about...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 167–189.
Published: 01 August 2015
... Sartre's unfinished tetralogy The Roads to Freedom (1945–49) to Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook (1962) and Peter Weiss's trilogy The Aesthetics of Resistance (1975–81). Building on Alain Badiou's understanding of the militant subject's “fidelity” to the revolution, the article describes the dialectical...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 210–225.
Published: 01 August 2018
... action is embodied and interrogated in what I call the microeconomic mode , a ubiquitous twenty-first-century cultural formation defined by a combination of abstraction and extremity. From Cormac McCarthy's The Road to the Hunger Games franchise, this mode represents individuals making life-and-death...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 446–464.
Published: 01 November 2015
... by focusing attention on the specificities of literary analysis as a particular mode of judgment whose precepts and decisions do not always coincide with political or even ethical reason. Through a reading of Sartre's Roads to Freedom series, this essay argues that this heuristic does not attempt to reconcile...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 176–196.
Published: 01 August 2017
... hundred and seventy-five conduct their Greatnesses, and myriads of small creatures—the creatures of this chronicle among the rest—along the roads that lay before them” (1:2). Here for the first time the narrator refers to the story's characters. But Dickens could hardly be vaguer initially about...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 62–85.
Published: 01 May 2009
....” ELH 67 . 1 ( 2000 ): 143 -78. Gregory , J. W. The Story of the Road: From the Beginning down to A.D. 1931 . London: Maclehose, 1931 . Hardy , Thomas . The Woodlanders . New York: Penguin, 1998 . Harris , Jose . Private Lives, Public Spirit: Britain 1870-1914 . New...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the putative barrier between action and environment, agency and materiality. One might say that site reading as a critical practice does for spaces what new materialism theory does for matter. It shows how a cellar can be an asylum, a road a vehicle for homosocial community, a dump a latter-day shell mound...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 229–257.
Published: 01 November 2004
... . Michi [Road]. Bungei Taiwan ( June 1943 ). Ching , Leo . “Give Me Japan and Nothing Else! Postcoloniality, Identity, and the Traces of Colonialism.” The South Atlantic Quarterly , ed. Tomiko Yoda and Harry Harootunian (Fall 2000 ): 763 –88. Chô , Bunkan (Zhâng Wenhuan) . “Iyatumu...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 337–342.
Published: 01 August 2009
...- ments in carriage design, horse breeding, and improved road infrastructure pro- vided “a material basis for the so-called Age of Sensibility,” a period when the self was “felt to be a phenomenon of the nervous system, of the body in motion” (207). Pursued by death, his body a machine that needs...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 27–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Can Reading Do?” BARBARA HERRNSTEIN SMITH Here in North Carolina (the original venue of this forum), where ads for summer Bible-reading classes appear along every road, one wonders whether the question “What can reading do?” might not evoke a broader set of answers. For example, we might...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 May 2001
..." trade turned upon its proximity to England. Located on the extreme western edge of the Anglo-Scottish border, Gretna is Scotland's southern-most village and hence the "first" Scottish community on the Western road as it passed from England into Scotland. Lying just inside...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 43–64.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of Afghanistan in Kim , he points to its symbolic role as “that mysterious land beyond the Passes of the North” (18). Through the token Afghan Mahbub Ali, Kipling associates the region with stereotypes of both the East and the road. When Kim finds Mahbub at the Kashmir Serai, the Afghan horse trader is “lying...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 211–230.
Published: 01 November 2002
...- essarily be limited to a fraction of black America, with institutionalized racism, violence, and a profound absence of capital providing the most obvious road blocks. At the same time, Du Bois's and Washington's own notions of elitism within "the race" suggest a less obvious yet equally formidable...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., when the narrator recalls with a peculiar fondness his college years in the South: Many times, here at night, I’ve closed my eyes and walked along the forbidden road that winds past the girls’ dormitories, past the hall with the clock in the tower, its windows warmly aglow . . . on down...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 290–296.
Published: 01 August 2009
... Adventures, to rise by Enterprise, and to make” himself “famous in Undertakings of a Nature out of the Common road” (5). In the second half of the twentieth century, there is an account of the novel launched by Ian Watt that has tried to domesticate Crusoe’s rambling disposition. From Watt’s...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 104–119.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Margaret . Oryx and Crake . New York : Anchor , 2004 . Atwood Margaret . “ The Road to Ustopia .” Guardian 14 Oct . 2011 < https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/oct/14/margaret-atwood-road-to-ustopia >. Atwood Margaret . Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 478–482.
Published: 01 November 2013
... expansion, but each one harks back to the 1820s and early 1830s, to the height of a stagecoaching era made possible by fast-driving, lightweight, long-distance coaches traveling along newly macadamized (smooth-surfaced) roads. Dickens’s retrospection in these novels, however, looks nothing like...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 152–156.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., and there was light piercing into the room. She opened her curtains, and looked out towards the bit of road that lay in view, with fields beyond, outside the entrance-gates. On the road there was a man with a bundle on his back and a woman carrying her baby; in the field she could see figures moving...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 158–180.
Published: 01 August 2004
... [toward London] and was strolling along the lonely high-road-idly zuondering, I remember, what the Cumberland young ladies would look like-when, in one moment, every drop of blood in my body was brought to a stop by the touch of a hand laid lightly and suddenly on my shoulderfrom behind...