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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 107–115.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Stuart Sherman Newspapers and novels both tend to run long, but they accomplish their protractions by means so different as to seem at first glance diametrically opposed—the paper by its steady pulse of publication across an open-ended span, the novel by something more like sprawl. Despite...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., it suggests that one can hang narratives on networks, and specifically on multiple sprawling and overlapping distributed networks. But this is no easy task. I think in fact that it represents a radical expansion of the usual affordances of narrative form. Bleak House is obviously remarkable...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 133–134.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of centralized intelligence acceptable practices for the greater good, rather than symp toms of continental despotism. It was the success of Philip Meadows Taylor's Confessions of a Thug (1839), that brought a new type of narrative model to bear on the more sprawling qccounts of Thugee and India produced...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 542–545.
Published: 01 November 2016
... between characters and real-world people? John Frow's Character and Person confronts these and other queries about character with remarkable lucidity. The book is an ambitious, sprawling, and learned study that synthesizes an enormous amount of literature, film, criticism, and aesthetic theory...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2018
... or the interpersonal” and toward something at once more evanescent and arguably consequential: “the expansive site of the social itself” (6). We might expect a book about the proliferating social dynamics of urban modernity to focus on texts that address those dynamics head-on: sprawling novels of modern life like...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2013
... contends, but also antici- pates our contemporary debates about cosmopolitanism (xiv). Now as then, she recounts, cosmopolitanism shuttles between utopian and dystopian registers, between “perpetual peace” and the name for capitalism’s global sprawl. A catchall, cosmopolitanism sometimes seems most...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 515–518.
Published: 01 November 2012
... complete sections of that in-progress novel under the title Juneteenth, but those sections represented only a fragment of the thousands of pages Ellison had written. In 2010, Callahan and Adam Bradley approached the sprawling archive of typewritten drafts and computer files again, this time taking...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the historical trauma and civilizational disorientation experienced by the in-betweeners, born either into or immediately after the void of gross unspeakability that continues to sprawl within the hollows of twentieth-century history. Does one really need to spell it out? Postmodernism deserves to be taken...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 126–130.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of the American celebration of the individual and the awful price that ide- alization has exacted on Americans and the culture of democracy in the United States. Yet this study is so ambitious and sprawling that such a characterization seems almost ungener- ous. Interior States is not merely a critique...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 123–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
... It as It Lays (1970) covers a period of massive freeway expansion and suburban sprawl. For Kerouac, the affectionate relationship between the novel's narrator, Sal Paradise, and his masculine ideal, Dean Moriarty, is triangulated by a third party—the car and its allure of movement, escape, and masculine...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 151–156.
Published: 01 May 2023
... a burgeoning early to mid-twentieth-century print sphere that complicates strict delineations between the exemplary, the strategic, and the fanciful in a distinctly literary zone. Comprising three sprawling chapters, Imperfect Solidarities works its way from Tagore's Gitanjali (1910) onward...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 262–277.
Published: 01 August 2016
... of the economic boom, and immigrants from the countryside continued to pour into Cairo to seek these supposed opportunities. Few heeded the economists' warning of the inevitably diminishing rates of profit. The result was a sprawling metropolis that produced two-thirds of the country's GNP, a capital city where...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 304–310.
Published: 01 August 2009
... the allure and sprawl of the city as did Poe’s ear- lier tale, and much more as well, revealing uneasiness over, among others things, blood and kinship ties, social mores and class standing, and, notably for this account, gender and sexual norms. While the pulsations of the city itself served...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 442–459.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., as this debate among the junketeers winds down, confides in J. about his plan to delete himself from the List. By such juxtapositions, John Henry Days bridges the space between its dialogue's minutiae and its sprawling and various plots. The critical and interpretive labor best suited to Whitehead's novel...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 250–271.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of historicity Arantes describes in sizable housing developments on the outskirts of Monterrey. Turning to the suburbs from which Carpoolers ' workers hail, Suburbia Mexicana documents the suburban sprawl driven by the rapid expansion and deepening of the mortgage market that Mexico's national housing...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 May 2023
... us in the prologue ( Unsworth 2 ). As such, this novel is a product of its time, more postmodern in its self-awareness than Ghosh's Sea of Poppies , which has been labeled “neo-Victorian” in part because of its stylistic resemblance to the sprawling Victorian realist novel ( Heilmann and Llewellyn...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 313–337.
Published: 01 November 2001
... the measured, ex- planatory summary that gives conventional articles about tramp life their NOVEL I SUMMER 2001 currency. The heart of the confusion occurs during the narrator's confrontation with the sprawled, misshapen bodies of sleeping tramps in a lodging house. As his evening...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 November 2003
... sprawl, Howard's garden city movement inspired Britain's more popular garden suburb as well as the post-war New Town. In his recent genealogy of the early garden city movement, Standish Meacham usefully distinguishes between the garden city and garden suburb. The former...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 8–18.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Deckard's analysis, Bolaño does not identify a unitary cause for the femicides. Instead, his sprawling narrative suggests that gender-based violence against the poor and working classes results from “the relations between the neoliberal economy” of a post–North American Free Trade Agreement Mexico...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 463–479.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Sport, the Mayor of New Orleans, spiffy in his patent-leather brown and white shoes, his plaid suit, the Rudolph Valentino parted-down-the-middle hair style, sits in his office. Sprawled upon his knees is Zuzu, local doo-wack-a-doo and voo-do-dee-odo fizgig. A slatternly floozy, her green, sequined...