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Novel (1 May 2001) 35 (1): 134–135.
Published: 01 May 2001
...ROBYN R. WARHOL PHILLIP BARRISH, American Literary Realism, Critical Theory, and Intellectual Prestige, 1880–1995 (New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001), pp. 213 + x, $54.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2001 2001 Matters of Taste PHILLP BARRISH, American Literary Realism...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 152–156.
Published: 01 May 2009
... . A Taste for the Everyday ruth bernard yeazell, Art of the Everyday: Dutch Painting and the Realist Novel (Princeton: Princeton UP, 2007), pp. 274, cloth, $35.00. “How is a novel written in nineteenth-century Britain or France like a picture painted in seventeenth-century Holland?” asks...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2015
... critic is that he has a taste for everything. Classic or contemporary, highbrow or middlebrow, formally experimental or straightforwardly realist, mainstream or marginal, Buell (in the spirit of Whitman) gives equal welcome to all, noting differences of category or provenance without discriminating the...
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Novel (1 May 2017) 50 (1): 112–122.
Published: 01 May 2017
... styles and markets is subdued through melodrama's focus on affective rather than taste-making practices, appearing as a viable metaphor of the fate of book-objects in a zero-sum marketplace. This article focuses on Rich and Famous , which explores the question of affinity between women, lowbrow and...
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Novel (1 May 2015) 48 (1): 45–62.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Matthew Sussman For many readers, “stupidity” in Henry James signifies mental slowness, poor taste, or even moral delinquency. However, James also conceived of stupidity as a positive virtue because it promises to deliver the individual from the “ordeal of consciousness” associated with...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 421–445.
Published: 01 November 2015
... make distinctions of taste in reading various environments and scenes. The essay interprets Victor Frankenstein's artistic and scientific endeavors as a form of history painting that cannot rid itself of the “debased” genre of still life, namely, rhyparography (the painting of waste and filth). Indeed...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Jed Esty In English and comparative literature, the question of realism has reemerged in the last fifteen years as vital to readers and writers of the global novel. A realist turn, so-called, implies a shift in tastes, canons, and markets; it also entails a heightened form of disciplinary attention...
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Novel (1 November 2017) 50 (3): 426–435.
Published: 01 November 2017
... “expectations”: stories that justify rather than explain our current standing. Is the taste for fantasy and nonrealist speculation, then, indicative of an escapist tendency to foreclose on the universalist presumptions encoded in realist fiction? The age of patrimonial agglomeration may seem a death knell to...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2013
... parameters of “delicacy” and “taste” that were supposedly unattainable for the heiress. Frances Trollope, the focus of the second chapter, was subject to a markedly different reception as she was tagged by the vulgarity and materialism of her worst female char- acters and ultimately debarred from...
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Novel (1 November 2005) 38 (2-3): 254–271.
Published: 01 November 2005
... taste in gardening Le Goat Anglo-Chinois" (39); Gray similarly insisted in a letter to a friend that the English owed nothing to the Chinese for their excellence in gardening. See Lovejoy, who argues that in disavowing the Chineseness of English gardening, these writers not only...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 466–469.
Published: 01 November 2012
... targeting qual- ity consumers.” This change in the regime of cultural production and distribution has occurred against the backdrop of “the radical devaluation of the academy and the New York literary scene as taste brokers” (7). The result has been a “taste vacuum” (81) into which have rushed new...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 368–388.
Published: 01 November 2012
... . Tradition Counter Tradition: Love and the Form of Fiction . Chicago : U of Chicago P , 1987 . Bourdieu Pierre . Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste . Trans. Nice Richard . Cambridge : Harvard UP , 1984 . Burnett John . Plenty and Want: A Social History of...
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Novel (1 November 2012) 45 (3): 506–511.
Published: 01 November 2012
... synthesizes and tests the ideas of Pierre Bourdieu, James English, John Gulliory, and Frank Kermode about the forces that shape literary taste both within and beyond the academy (9). In test- ing these ideas directly in the specific cases of Murdoch, Brookner, Rendell, and Tennant and indirectly...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 382–401.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Middlebrow Taste in Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life.” The Hidden Foundation: Cinema and the Question of Class . Ed. James David E. Berg Rick . Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 1996 . 114 – 37 . “Cross-Currents.” Ladder 7 . 7 ( 1963 ): 14 – 15 . Darby William . Necessary...
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Novel (1 November 2006) 39 (3): 432–435.
Published: 01 November 2006
... particu- larly gothic, but the gothic and the epigrammatic share a taste for dramatic conceptual sce- narios, and perhaps also a natural drift toward hyperbole. Many of this book's strengths, and arguably all of its occasional weaknesses, originate from the same source: a drive to- ward the...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 291–294.
Published: 01 August 2017
... means “privileging the Anglophone world,” in Rezek's telling distinction, so that Irving's distinctly anglophilic tastes guide the new version of the text toward the embrace of English literary elites rather than a broader cosmopolitan sensibility. At a time (in the post–War of 1812 years) when American...
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Novel (1 August 2017) 50 (2): 295–298.
Published: 01 August 2017
... pronouncements on art and taste. I am persuaded by the argument for the “practice of a new kind of visual attention” (120) in Victorian displays: exhibitions, galleries, and the like. Overall, however, I missed some acknowledgment of related contexts, genres, and critical discussions. (An obviously related genre...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 310–312.
Published: 01 August 2013
... tastes of the lowbrow or to the pecuniary profits that might flow from such taste, Davis has been chastised precisely for choosing financial success and publication in middlebrow magazines. Dowling firmly challenges this assessment of Davis’s career in several ways. He insists the decision to...
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Novel (1 November 2005) 38 (2-3): 295–297.
Published: 01 November 2005
...-amatory fiction, sentimental fiction, Tris tram Shandy-play an important role in Nussbaum's study. She points to Shaftesbury's wndem- nation of the feminine taste for fabulous tales, itself a reiteration of wlute male anxiety about Othello's ability to attract women with his spicy stories, as...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 286–288.
Published: 01 August 2015
... happiness once the latter came to be understood as a subjective state. If happiness is a product of tastes, desires, and imaginative capacities, then who is to say that happiness is an ethical category at all? This question, Norton explains, haunted Diderot over the course of a lifelong struggle to...