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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 (2022) 55 (3): 547–565.
Published: 01 November 2022
... in the high‐tech America of “research and development” are pitted against the contrasting affect, emphatically detached in space and time, of savage sensory deprivation suffered by an Arab American US citizen as jihadist prisoner in Beirut. Only at the eleventh hour of plot time is this man's plight revealed...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 473–476.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Michael Wood mwood@princeton.edu David Kurnick , The Savage Detectives Reread ( New York : Columbia UP , 2022 ), pp. 224 , paper, $20.00 . Copyright © 2023 by Novel, Inc. 2023 In a coda to this remarkable book, David Kurnick makes a large and interesting claim...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 431–436.
Published: 01 November 2009
... ruled by ungovernable passions and of course moral depravity. As Tylor says in his 1866 essay “The Religion of Savages” (86), “we ought always to look for practical and intelligible motives” even among savages occupying the lowest rungs on the scale of development. Scientific investigation of them...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 481–484.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., as is the comparison of Edelman's and Dan Savage's, on the face of it, mutually hostile projects. And the book develops two distinct, if overlapping, theoretical resources that will certainly aid new scholarship in these areas. The first is the depth of its engagement with various time philosophies—not only...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Invisible Man.” Speaking for You: The Vision of Ralph Ellison . Ed. Kimberly W. Benston. Washington, DC: Howard UP, 1987 . 163 –72. ———. Psychoanalysis and Black Novels: Desire and the Protocols of Race . New York: Oxford UP, 1998 . Torgovnick , Marianna . Gone Primitive: Savage...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 158–161.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Johnson's Life of Savage negotiates the stylistic and epistemological perils of life writing, contains a remarkable insight along these lines. In a reading of how accident and doubt animate and confound Johnson's effort to illustrate what Franta calls “Richard Savage's perplexing life,” the first chapter...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 311–315.
Published: 01 August 2014
...: My Horror and Astonishment are not to be described, when I observed, in this abominable Animal, a perfect human Figure; the Face of it indeed was flat and broad, the Nose depressed, the Lips large, and the Mouth wide: But these Differences are common to all savage Nations, where...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 121–125.
Published: 01 May 2011
... community in hopes of making space for the most extreme emotions we are able to imagine. The performance of virtuosity turns savage here, and for such characters as Shrike (in Miss Lonelyhearts) and Robin Vote (in Nightwood), humanity itself is something of an impersonation, an antic mask of social...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 307–336.
Published: 01 November 2006
... . Introduction. Arctic Summer and Other Fiction . By E.M. Forster London: Arnold, 1980 . Hoad , Neville . “Arrested Development or the Queerness of Savages: Resisting Evolutionary Narratives of Difference.” Postcolonial Studies 3.2 ( 2000 ): 133 –58. Honig , Bonnie . Democracy...
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Novel (2001) 34 (2): 293–308.
Published: 01 August 2001
... foliage, afew inchesfiom the trunk of the tree. Their rifles made a common report, when, sinking on his wounded limb, part of the body of the savage came into view. Swift: as thought, Hawk-eye seized the advantage, and discharged his fatal weapon into the top of the oak. The leaves were...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 65–81.
Published: 01 May 2016
... that the novel's most successful ideological move hinges on precisely such acts of self-destruction. The individual charged with the task of cleaning London's streets is Jo, a crossing-sweeper so destitute as to merit the description of a “home-made” savage (724). Jo, as the narrator explains, “knows that it's...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 August 2006
... keeps alive in us the instincts of savage individualism which we should otherwise have well outgrown" (Women and Econoinics 121). Here, the sexuo-economic relation itself is figured as a primitive survival, unnecessarily "keeping alive" a "savage individualism." While anti-feminists of Gilman's...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 93–118.
Published: 01 May 1999
... to be primitive and becomes civilized. For that, we need to move from a historical view of past time to an anthropological view, from written law to unwritten structure, from Maine's Ancient Law to John McLennan's Primitive Marriage. 111. Why Lucinda is Savage: The Prehistory of Sex in John McLennan's...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 253–260.
Published: 01 August 2009
... to the story the way the handprints of the potter cling to the clay vessel” (92). As Ivan Kreilkamp writes, Benjamin’s nostalgic account, and those of later literary theo- rists, can be traced to a Victorian fascination with the storyteller as remnant of an idealized past: “Like the ‘noble savage...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 126–128.
Published: 01 May 2002
... alleging cannibalism among Franklin and his men, Dickens's on-going refutations of it, and the cultural algebra by which a Scottish housekeeper can stand in for "savage" Eskimos. And the analysis of "No Thoroughfare," a Christmas number that combines mis taken identities and mountaineering, draws...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 26–48.
Published: 01 May 2016
... by the humid heat” (8n20). For the naturalist, all of nature was condemned to wither in America's unripe soil. Man was no exception, for Buffon described the American “savage” as “feeble and small in his organs of generation” (6). In the inhospitable climate of the New World, “far from making himself...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 501–517.
Published: 01 November 2022
... blow producing a corresponding contrast in the final aspect of the completed fabric; this savage's sword, thought I, which thus finally shapes and fashions both warp and woof; this easy, indifferent sword must be chance—aye, chance, free will, and necessity—no wise incompatible—all interweavingly...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 354–356.
Published: 01 August 2010
... in turn “in the context of the education initiatives spawned by the General Allotment Act (1887), which were intended to destroy tribal collectives and educate communal ‘savages’ into individual, property-holding citizens” (125). This trajectory gives a sense of the range and imagination...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 351–373.
Published: 01 November 2003
.... Strachey, James. 1920. New York: Norton, 1989 . Freud , Sigmund . Totem and Taboo: Some Points of Agreement between the Mental Lives of Savages and Neurotics . Trans. and ed. Strachey, James. 1950. New York: Norton, 1989 . Freud , Sigmund . “The Uncanny.” The Standard Edition...