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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 208–223.
Published: 01 August 2015
... conditions of Hamsun's Norway, which was one of Europe's least developed nations in the nineteenth century. Where critics have tended to treat the hunger that drives Hamsun's novel in terms of the desires and affects of metropolitan modernity, this article instead reads starvation as a transnational...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 45–65.
Published: 01 August 2004
...! Disease, neglect, and starvation,faintly articulating the words of the joyous ditty, that has enlivened your hours of feasting and merriment, God knows how often! (Boz 77) This passage comes from "The Streets-Night," one of a pair of sketches that marks Boz's move from the parish...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... large number of supernumeraries” would seem to be the target of a self-evident moral outrage—much the same out- rage that attends Gradgrind’s utilitarian indifference to “an abstraction called a People” (Hard Times 314), or Podsnap’s chauvinistic refusal to hear of people dying of starvation...
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Novel (2022) 55 (2): 305–323.
Published: 01 August 2022
... asks its readers to consider the relatively new colonial plantations of the Protestant elite as the last defenses of a seemingly ancient utopian feudal society. Thus, it is not their supposedly natural superiors the Irish peasantry ought to blame for their starvation and immiseration—their Anglo...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 31–55.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., was the inability of British officials to properly clothe and feed the army during a harsh Russian winter, leading to heavy casualties from disease and starvation in numbers that far exceeded deaths in battle.10 These appalling conditions inspired the arrival of Flor- ence Nightingale, who pioneered modern...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 193–210.
Published: 01 November 2002
... govern her characters even while the characters have power to act within those systms. We see this delimitation of agency, for example, in Sula when Eva severs her leg to save Plumfrom hunger and later burns him to save himfrom spiritual starvation. (125) In spite of her strength...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 449–466.
Published: 01 November 2016
... have never heard of, one John Ferrier. The historical setting is 1847 and, subsequently, 1860, while the murder under investigation by Holmes takes place in London in the early 1880s. This John Ferrier and an adoptive daughter are saved from starvation by Mormons while migrating westward...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 388–405.
Published: 01 November 2022
... of wedlock, an abusive stepfather, a spell in the workhouse, the near murder of her child, starvation wages, marriage, gambling wins and losses, and trouble with the police. The novel concludes, at last, with a widowed Esther falling into a life of regularity with her employer. “In the evening they sat...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... This is the same speech in which Barton describes the poor as “them as has none to help, but mun choose between vitriol and starvation” (189). Indeed, in the world of the novel, a vitriol attack is presented as a uniquely dreadful event, a sort of ne plus ultra of horror. Barton’s emphasis on the violence...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 547–565.
Published: 01 November 2022
... (cached, fiched, ceiling-traced) recollections insufficient, amid the starvation and brutality, for any effort to pull himself together. It is just this barricaded desperation that so punctually transpires, in alternating chapter clusters, in sharp syncopation with the extravagant, code-derived vistas...
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Novel (2021) 54 (2): 248–269.
Published: 01 August 2021
... and an ecological sensibility mark narrative progress. This “natural” progression coexists with, albeit in opposition to, Heathcliff's self-imposed starvation and decay. As he wanders the grounds of Wuthering Heights, a proleptic allusion to the “country folks'” insistence that “he walks ” (336), Heathcliff...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 342–362.
Published: 01 November 2008
... is also somehow what the novel's narrative economy refuses to render. It remains confusing, missing, and lost. When Dina asks Valmik why the Supreme Court "turns the Prime Minister's guilt into innocence," he answers: Who knows why, madam. Wlzy is there disease and starvation and suffering...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 29–52.
Published: 01 May 2007
... to everyone. While certain strains of French Revolutionary thought may have aimed at leveling material inequalities, and while, as the novel notes, starvation and ex- treme deprivation were certainly among the Revolution's driving factors, im- portant portions of the Revolution's political...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 337–360.
Published: 01 November 2006
...-it was very clear. They were not enemies, they were not criminals, they were nothing earthly now,-nothing but black shadows of disease and starvation, lying confusedly in the greenish gloom. Brought from all the re- cesses of the coast in all the legality of time contracts, lost in uncongenial...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 368–388.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Fanny’s self-starvation marks a refusal to acknowledge or be governed by bodily need, it equally binds her to that need, which, neglected, becomes a destructive and potentially nullifying force—a threat of final removal from the realm of narrative interest and the marriage plot. During her stay...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 71–93.
Published: 01 May 2012
... reader of his body, as she is oblivious to Martin’s state of near starvation. The nar- rator notes: Ruth never read hunger in Martin’s face, which had grown lean and had enlarged the slight hollows in the cheeks. In fact, she marked the change in his face with satisfac- tion. It seemed...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 61–94.
Published: 01 May 2022
... operation, a fact of life (like starvation in Walrond's story) that stands in metonymically for the hegemonic open secret of the colonial situation as such. 12 In Assia Djebar's novel about the Algerian War, Children of the New World (1962), the point is similarly, viscerally conveyed. Salima, one...