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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 165–185.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Kevin Seidel By grappling with secular and religious approaches to Defoe's fiction, this essay describes the theory of fiction that Defoe writes his way toward during the course of his three-book Crusoe novel, which includes The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The Farther...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Sarah Tindal Kareem This essay reimagines the relationship between Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1719) and David Hume's skeptical philosophy, a relationship previously defined by Ian Watt's suggestion in The Rise of the Novel (1957) that Hume's emphasis upon man's essentially social nature...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Christopher Douglas Marilynne Robinson's Gilead is a kind of companion volume to Toni Morrison's Beloved, recollecting through tropes of memory the history of American slavery: as with Morrison's novel, these histories are to be productive of contemporary identities. Gilead in particular helps...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of the city as a natural system contrasts with conventional dystopian visions of future cities as scenarios of exploitation, crisis, and disaster. Science-fiction novelist, Kim Stanley Robinson's 2312 uses high-modernist literary strategies to create a narrative of cities and planets as humanly transformed...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 399–418.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Benjamin Lewis Robinson Abstract J. M. Coetzee's Slow Man considers “care” in contemporary liberal-capitalist societies, including the ostensibly frivolous care of and care for literature. In contrast to grander affects and occupations, care often seems to be “just care,” as if it fails to live up...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 427–443.
Published: 01 November 2022
...David Sergeant Abstract This essay examines the relationship between novelistic form and a historical moment shaped by new technologies in Dave Eggers's The Circle (2013) and Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Moon (2018). In both, the novel form is itself positioned as a major counterforce against...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 23–30.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of art photographers such as Oscar Rejlander and Henry Peach Robinson, who transposed bodies and even body parts into different scenes and visual narratives. Ironically, then, the very qualities that seemed to disqualify photography as an artistic medium (fragmentation and abstraction) turn out...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 290–296.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Margaret Cohen From Ian Watt's reading of Robinson Crusoe , novel critics valuing realism as the highest expression of the form have tried to domesticate adventure fiction and the rambling dispositions of its protagonists. In contrast, this essay argues that such rambling explores a foundational...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 60–64.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Kent Puckett Henry James's The Princess Casamassima is, among other things, a novel about becoming a terrorist. What kind of past suits one to a terrorist's work? What makes this especially interesting is the fact that the novel's main character, Hyacinth Robinson, is offered as both the most...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 May 2020
... that is seemingly destined to extinguish it. Consequently, both novels turn to a formal modeling in which individual and collective can supposedly blend without either suffering reduction—a maneuver also characteristic of many theoretical discussions of planetarity. Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora (2015), in contrast...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 146–149.
Published: 01 May 1999
... narratives, where, as Auerbach puts it, "the sub- lime, tragic, and problematic take shape precisely in the domestic and commonplace" (Mimesis, Doubleday, 1957, 19). In The Rise of the Novel, Ian Watt had applied to Robinson Cvusoe Auerbach's insight that "the gospel narratives fin the tradition...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 550–554.
Published: 01 November 2016
...: defined as the empirical description of a familiar phenomenon that refuses to identify it until the end of the passage, it allows authors to represent the unremarkable as astonishing. The Lilliputian exploration of Gulliver's watch, for example, in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels or Robinson's...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of Silver performs this intervention by definitively decentering Robinson Crusoe in its own critical narrative. The Age of Silver' s method of reading draws on Joseph Fletcher's notion of “integrative history,” which focuses on the “horizontal continuities” of seemingly distinct national cultures...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 455–460.
Published: 01 November 2012
... or Zola) and second in ignoring the enormous literary corpus of sea literature in favor of domes- tic novels of manners. Even those novels in which the ocean and navigation are central to the plots and themes, such as Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe and Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, frequently get...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 375–378.
Published: 01 August 2010
... grappling with the battered legacy of the Enlightenment’s emancipatory promise in the aftermath of World War II, converging on Robinson Crusoe as a signal literary marker of the historical emergence of rationalized individualism” (45–46). At the same time that Ian Watt, the seminal theorist...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 171–174.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of the early novel that connects it to utopian literature, then, Pearl has set himself a task that is fraught with difficulties. The five books he discusses inevitably straddle the gap between the titular genres imperfectly: Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Captain Singleton are, by convention...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 307–316.
Published: 01 November 2020
... was imagining at this moment was not an apathetic protagonist (a realizable, all too familiar fictional form) but an anagonist, a form that is inherently unrealizable. This issue features two essays on Coetzee: Benjamin Lewis Robinson's “Fiction Cares: J. M. Coetzee's Slow Man ” and Benjamin R. Davies's...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 380–386.
Published: 01 November 2009
... . 3 -67. ———. The Politics of Friendship . Trans. George Collins. London: Verso, 1997 . Godwin , William . Caleb Williams . Ed. McCracken David. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1982 . ———. An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice . 2 vols. London: G. G. and J. Robinson, 1793...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 120–123.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and final chapter, McMurran changes focus as well as methodology as she shifts to the transatlantic or colonial novel via The Algerine Spy of Pennsylvania, Robinson Crusoe, Lettres d’une Péruvienne, and The History of Emily Mon- tague. Here, she endeavors to show how the diegetic use of multilingualism...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 311–315.
Published: 01 August 2014
... articulation of its conceptual aims and assumptions. Falling into Matter traverses a very conventional eighteenth century, offering extended readings of Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver’s Travels, Clarissa, Tom Jones,andFrankenstein;itonly parts from this unapologetically canonical account with an enterprising...