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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 175–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
... simultaneously knows to be not quite true or not quite one's own. In addition, it argues that in promoting this experience, Wilde is explicitly critiquing a model of belief popularized by Cardinal Newman in his 1870 An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent . There, Newman claims that one knows when one's beliefs...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 417–422.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., and coincidental indeterminacies as part of a fascination with unorthodox causal structures and the breakup of secular time. Today these contingent textual incidents seem to foreshadow a wider set of uncertainties regarding the true scope of historical narrative: the place of the event in cultural analysis...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 238–256.
Published: 01 August 2012
... and Incredibly Close (set in New York City after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001), it examines the dictate that fiction about historical violence must perforce be true to the facts. This dictate aligns fidelity with ethics and sets as its stakes the dismaying implications of blurring the distinction...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the confusion that spreads from this contradiction. Being doomed to a state of eternal puberty, the novelistic hero cannot go out into the world and take his place in the history of civilization/culture ( Bildung ). This is especially true for the female Bildungsheld , who finds it even harder to find a spot...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 57–75.
Published: 01 May 2020
... with reading the child is tied to the child as reader; childlike reading in James uses style as an entry point through which to join in with lies, to repair them by making them performatively true. The author suggests that by analyzing texts that challenge the “supreme simplicity” of childhood and expose...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 26–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
... intangibility. Still, the true miracle in the novel is the reformation caused by the girl's superfluous writing. By thus staging a fable of domestication through verbal manners, Pamela contributes, decisively but problematically, to the consolidation of domestic fiction. Both the residual omnipresence...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 202–218.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Ayelet Ben-Yishai Presumptions—legal rules that assume a fact is true unless there is a greater weight of evidence that disproves it—mark the normal mode of things, the way things could be and most probably are. Like realist fiction, presumptions are but one of the ways in which Victorian culture...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 131–135.
Published: 01 May 2015
... rightful inheritance. Willfully dismantling the novel and alienating it from its true original purpose, postmodernism manifests in James's analysis as “politically abortive metafiction” (10), which is such a ghastly abomination that contemporary novelists must expunge any trace of it from their works. Only...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 121–126.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Margaret A. The True Story of the Novel . New Brunswick : Rutgers UP , 1997 . Forster E. M. Aspects of the Novel . New York : Harcourt , 1956 . McKeon Michael . The Origins of the English Novel, 1600–1740 . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins UP , 1987 . Giacomo Leopardi...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 303–304.
Published: 01 November 2007
... or confused beyond re- demption in a world whlere the Order to which she had adhered with all the force of what we-but never the characters who inhabit the novels themselves-have been trained to call Ideology (they, and they are hardly alone, would rather call it being true to your school, true...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 301–310.
Published: 01 August 2014
... me, teaching was not the main thing. The main thing was political activity. So at the beginning there was a strug- gle between the people who were satisfied with this new university and those who wanted to take it as a kind of basis for militant action. What was true, though...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 333–353.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., suggests that in writing his ser- mons he is “Trying to say what was true” (19), and in this spot at least I think we could say that the narrator and author both conceive of writing—sermons or novels—as forms of truth telling, or at least trying to get at the true, even given the mystery...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 184–188.
Published: 01 May 2010
... veces la historia “There were a few other details to be noted, but they are all of small importance and make no difference to the true narrative of the story/history, since no story/history is bad as long as it is true” (“Otras algunas menudencias había de advertir, pero todas son de poca...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 128–132.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... Autobiography is limited by episodic memory, by the distorting demands of linear temporality and causal explanation, and especially by human finitude. The true self, the soul, lies beyond the limitations of biologic life, successive temporality, and individual memory, so it cannot be expressed in memoir...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 148–150.
Published: 01 May 2018
... conclusions. This openness to different moral outcomes certainly seems to me to be true of one of the formal strategies Rosenthal singles out for attention: suspense. For example, while many critics have argued that the suspense of detective fiction produces a desire for the reinstatement of order...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 436–438.
Published: 01 November 2006
... possession of those who remain. Such a narrative arc suggests more than a slight corrective to the notoriously conservative nature of the gothic, for while it is true that Otranto is driven by a desire for restoration and order, it can only achieve these reparations under the sign of melancholia...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Hauntings: Spectrality, Gothic, the Uncanny, and Literature . Houndmills: Palgrave, 2002 . Yeazell , Ruth Bernard . “More True Than Real: Jane Eyre's ‘Mysterious Summons.’ ” Nineteenth-Century Fiction 29 ( 1974 ): 127 -43. Supernatural Realism Srdjan Smajic...
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Novel (2002) 36 (1): 111–118.
Published: 01 May 2002
..., relativity-is the best and perhaps the only check against intolerance and violence toward those whose beliefs differ from one's own. Without relativism's defense of "the plurality of potentially true theories," the advocates of "objective truth" would insti- tute a dictatorship of both thought...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 313–318.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Christopher Holmes BERLATSKY ERIC , The Real, the True, and the Told: Postmodern Historical Narrative and the Ethics of Representation ( Columbus : Ohio State UP , 2011 ), pp. 250 , cloth, $49.95 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Work Cited Lyotard...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 173–176.
Published: 01 May 2007
... referent's state of being-at best, pleasantly ornamental; at 7ilorst, a blurring or obfi~scationof the true. Thus, typology is antithetical not to experience per se but to those aspects of experience that do not corrfirln it. (68) True remembrance for the Puritans thus demanded...