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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 444–462.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Yoon Sun Lee Abstract This essay examines the phenomenon of typicality as a horizon of the novel's activity. The novel's manner of representing seems to require a certain belief in the existence of types. Yet how the novel goes about demonstrating this belief does not sit easily with usual ideas...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 547–565.
Published: 01 November 2022
...‐nominated Bewilderment (2021), an important turn‐of‐the‐millennium work by this MacArthur‐lauded novelist, Plowing the Dark (2000), remains his most strenuous venture in what this article calls the open‐circuit structure of his typical multi‐plot narratives. Scenes of secretly funded VR aesthetics...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Elizabeth S. Anker This essay analyzes how Edwidge Danticat's Krik? Krak! rewrites and overturns a number of the generic and other conventions that have typically been enlisted to theorize the novel's bearing on democracy. Political philosophy and law have advanced a number of enabling fictions...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 224–242.
Published: 01 August 2015
...; it is a mode of interlingual writing that suspends the typical transaction of translation permanently between languages. Hemingway accomplishes this by using Spanish as a laboratory for his overlooked experiments in modernist mistranslation, which I trace through his development of cubist techniques...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 467–485.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of style in late James erodes the accumulation of detail that would build toward historical, cultural, and psychological insight in a typical realist novel. The surface density of James's prose toggles between the profound and the “merely” stylistic: circuitous sentences approach their objects with extreme...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 96–114.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Micronesian island of Ivu'ivu, where a “lost tribe” is rumored to be living. As is typical of such discovery narratives, the affective response of wonder initially dominates the discourse. Over time, however, this sense of wonder is transformed into the more durable feeling of curiosity, which in turn...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of corollary questions: How do the forms of attention and imagining that are fostered by the extended form of the novel correspond to the attention and temporality of everyday life? How are the materiality and mobility of the book (typically a small and portable object) bound up with the kinds of object-worlds...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 236–261.
Published: 01 August 2016
... us to think anew about our readerly expectations for typicality and the quotidian. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Realism Georg Lukács Nuruddin Farah Zakes Mda Uwem Akpan insecurity human rights Novels that depict the effects of prolonged and extreme insecurity...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 May 2017
... that the child's toy is the archetypal object of the “prosaic imaginary,” at once material and symbolic, internal and external, partial and whole, destructive and therapeutic; an everyday object that is not simply typical high realist ballast but also the stuff of dreams. The essay suggests that the nineteenth...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 350–353.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the new aesthetics, Davis argues that American prose literature in the decades before the Civil War was distinguished by writerly reflection on experience understood not as subjective or historical but as abstract and typical. For these writers, experience was projected out of the literary text...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 466–470.
Published: 01 November 2019
... work such as Voelz's. The confrontation with a differently situated universalism reorients many of the questions one typically asks of the US novel, shifting critical concerns with literary form in particular into productively unsettling territory. Work Cited Beck Ulrich...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 121–126.
Published: 01 May 2018
... individualism” (368) that the other Theory of the Novel had tried to contain with invocations, for instance, of “the typical.” Even that, however, is no romance for Mazzoni, disillusioned with master narratives and systems alike. All that we have left is the possibility of “telling stories about people...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 386–405.
Published: 01 November 2013
... that Moretti’s categories cannot be understood as pure, since genres that came to dominate the metropolitan novel themselves typically Novel: A Forum on Fiction 46:3  DOI 10.1215/00295132-2345876  © 2013 by Novel, Inc. BIGELOW | FORM AND VIOLENCE IN THE MACDERMOTS OF BALLYCLORAN 387...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 320–322.
Published: 01 November 2007
... characterization of the field, which he describes as "typically base'd on the mimesis of actual speech situa- tions" (5)-a somewhat skeweld version, advanced, it seems, to lend credence to his call to abandon "narratological models that are solely based on mimetic works" (138). The origin of this version...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 84–106.
Published: 01 May 2019
... status is too insecure to directly confront her boss. Her anxiety about getting a job with equally good conditions leads her to vow to tolerate the surveillance (131). Such a tacit armed truce is typical of put-upon care workers and their overdirecting employers ( Hondagneu-Sotelo, “Blowups” 55–56...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 518–546.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the larger perspective in which it can be seen in dialectical relation to contemporary literature and culture. Any analysis of the existence and meaning of the Museum of Innocence will tend to oscillate between the antithetical terms of the essential and the gratuitous, the singular and the typical...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 273–276.
Published: 01 August 2003
...). The novel takes place in Louisiana, not in North Carolina, the typical locale of Chesnutt's novels. It revolves around the antebellum 1820s, not the typical post-Reconstruction 1880s. It appears as a local-color romance, not as the racial realism characterizing contemporaneous African- American...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 291–294.
Published: 01 November 2005
... their differences (and hence must be continually disavowed). Instead, Goring asserts that these figures really were different ("the Methodist enthusiast is typically a more vehement and violent performer than the delicate idols of sentimentalism," 75), and proposes a defining opposition between these "others...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 171–174.
Published: 01 August 2007
... in Blithedale was typically an interest in the satiric portraits of Brook Fnrm's earliest members, Hawthorne's personal connections to these issues of political affiliation seems indisputable. (18) According to Margolis, antebellum political parties were seen by contemporaries either as agents...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2010
... discussed it at length. Novel: A Forum on Fiction 43:1  DOI 10.1215/00295132-2009-055  © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2 novel | spring 2010 into the following one—these forward-looking arrangements are everywhere in prose and allow it its typical acceleration of narrative rhythm. And it’s...