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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 86–108.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Gregory Dobbins This article focuses on what the author calls “Irish time” in Flann O'Brien's 1939 novel At Swim-Two-Birds . The author equates the form of this novel with a tension between a progressive form of modernization advocated by the postcolonial state and a deeper cultural and social...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 272–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
... aircraft, pool after empty swimming pool” ( Miéville ); “low-flying aircraft, wrecked automobiles, drained swimming pools, abandoned hotels” ( Dirda ); “empty swimming pools, abandoned hotels, deserted runways” ( Garner ). But Ballard's late novels do not only feature a repetitive sequence of symbols...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 188–209.
Published: 01 August 2018
... ; Jacynthe Loves Orange Juice ; Little Calist Can't Swim ; and Ten Ten's Weed Necklace . The last portrait includes what seems to be a fibrous adornment around the subject's neck that could be construed as the “weed necklace” of the title. But the other titles bear no diegetic relationship...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 493–496.
Published: 01 November 2014
... adaptations of these novels by Neil Jordan, as explorations of a specific form of that laborthe productive power of consumption as a particularly queer activitywhich appears in the protagonists’ formative attachments to television and film (125). Mullen’s closing chapter treats O’Neill’s At Swim, Two Boys...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 491–495.
Published: 01 November 2013
... discussion of At Swim-Two-Birds (1939), she observes that O’Brien’s “apparently autonomous characters exist both less and more than they GAEDTKE | FAITHFULLY NEW 493 should”; “they obtrude on the reader in their aggressive fictionality” (106...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 166–170.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Creator who had chosen her, to Whom she belonged” ( Lawrence, Rainbow 169 ). We see an aquatic version in her daughters, the protagonists of Women in Love : “Ursula had thrown off her clothes and had slipped naked into the water, and was swimming out. Quickly, Gudrun joined her . . . ‘how lovely...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 278–283.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., not knowing what I was. (Her brother liked me, too.) An army tank led me into urban battle once; a swimming pool turned me into myth; I’ve left my body in order to occupy others— and all this happened before I turned sixteen. (3) The momentum and lift in this passage contrast sharply to Callie’s...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 November 2009
...). glover | the critique of historicism 419 On the one hand, Widmerpool is a misfit, a laughingstock whose anxious entry into a social gathering is compared to that of “a huge fish swimming into a hitherto unexplored, unexpectedly exciting aquarium . . . yet not a real fish, a fish made...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 235–252.
Published: 01 August 2000
... a powerful white man "consumed" by primeval forces, Mehuru fantasizes about swimming in a place where "the little fish will swim around [Frances] and nibble at [her] white skin" (349). Consumption itself is rendered innocuous, untainted by any profit motive, as nature yields itself up for the white...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 261–279.
Published: 01 August 2015
... in it) are nearly as uncontrollable, if perhaps slightly more sociological and less material. (If each of us is “immersed [ baigne ] in something more general than ourselves,” that something in which we are swimming is surely the surrounding social world.) It would seem that the narrator here is gesturing toward...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and used rather than contemplated. While Ivan walks, Zinzi climbs, drops, runs, fights, and more than once swims through sewers under the city. In these moments of spatial transgression—recalling innumerable Hollywood action sequences in which an overweening cityscape is mastered via physical traversal...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 213–234.
Published: 01 August 2020
... to her. Not just as one of the group, but as an individual person who has his own special claim on her heart” ( Belles 15 ). Mother's letters home “contained personal messages for each child. She could hardly wait to see Jack swim, and she was mighty proud he had learned. She certainly wouldn't forget...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 165–185.
Published: 01 August 2011
... from his characters, Defoe seemed content to stand with them, all unwitting victims of their own narrating. To say that irony structures Defoe’s fiction is to swim against the tide of much previous criticism, which considers the religious elements of Defoe’s fiction incom- patible with any...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 38–60.
Published: 01 May 2022
... they are not the ones targeted. This is why, when the narrator sets the scene by saying, “When I wanted to go swimming, all there was was right-wing terror,” the unknown interlocutor responds, “THAT SOUNDS HACKNEYED” (29). It sounds hackneyed only from a position of privilege—from the position of someone who wonders...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
... helpless from the bed; While with quick sighs, and suffocative breath, Her interrupted heart-pulse swims in death. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O'er her fair limbs convulsive tremors fleet, Start in her hands, and struggle in her feet; In vain...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
... . Mentz Steve . “The Wet and the Dry.” The Bookfish: Thalassology, Shakespeare, and Swimming (blog) 24 Nov. 2010 < http://stevementz.com/page/29 >. Molesworth Jesse . Chance and the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Realism, Probability, Magic . Cambridge : Cambridge UP , 2010...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 299–311.
Published: 01 November 2002
... are destined, that we are merely reeds borne along by the river of time. Butler would have us swim against the current. She extends a hand to the desperate swimmer who struggles to make the shore. But she is all too aware, as only prophets can be, that "drowning people sometimes die fighting...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of Khao Yai even as cibiscosis sugars, blister rust, and fa'gan fringe bore through the vegetables and huddled humanity of Krung Thep. It is the ocean they all swim in. The very medium of life. (47–48) Genetically reengineered nature also includes humans, among them one of the protagonists...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 383–398.
Published: 01 November 2020
... . The Book of Strange New Things . Edinburgh : Canongate , 2014 . Fuller Claire . Swimming Lessons . London : Penguin , 2018 . Gilroy Amanda , and Verhoeven W. M. , eds. Epistolary Histories: Letters, Fiction, Culture . Charlottesville : U of Virginia P , 2000 . “ Great...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 60–78.
Published: 01 May 2018
... narrative and embraces the disability aesthetics of the latter mode. Later, when faced with the decision of either joining the priesthood or pursuing his art, an adolescent Stephen catches a glimpse of his classmates as they swim. As Stephen works out the details of this image from a distance, we see Joyce...