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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 386–405.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Gordon Bigelow Anthony Trollope's first novel, The Macdermots of Ballycloran (1847), is concerned with social and political conflict in rural Ireland; it is marked by episodes of extreme violence and by a generally episodic and ad hoc narrative form. In the early 1840s, when Trollope began writing...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 465–468.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Kevin Modestino Bachner Sally , The Prestige of Violence: American Fiction, 1962–2007 . ( Athens : U of Georgia P , 2011 ), pp. 184 , cloth, $59.95 , paper, $24.95 . © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press Works Cited Cole Teju . “The White-Savior...
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Novel (1 August 2001) 34 (2): 293–308.
Published: 01 August 2001
... . Oxford: Oxford UP, 1994 . Gibson , William . The Neuromancer . New York: Ace Books, 1994 . Ginzburg , Natalia . The Manzoni Family . Trans. Marie Evans. London: Paladin, 1987 . Girard , Rene . Violence and the Sacred . Trans. Patrick Gregory. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 208–228.
Published: 01 August 2011
... conflicted response to this genealogy of political extremism: the novel inhabits various discourses of extremity to critique liberalism's depoliticizing strategies and to herald the birth of alternative political formations, but it simultaneously recoils from the violence that a radicalized politics seems to...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 August 2009
... instances of extreme oppression; considering any straightforward attempt to represent violence as a reenactment of the violence in question, these novels substituted complex meta-analysis of the way we remember and narrativize trauma for representation of the trauma itself. In contrast, I suggest, Oryx and...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 238–256.
Published: 01 August 2012
... 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 (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 271–293.
Published: 01 August 2010
... capitalist property ownership, present male suffering as authentic and histrionic, indicative of both power and powerlessness, and as an attempt to manage perceived threats to the self. By depicting male psychic pain in this way, Brontë and Eliot attempt to locate the source for the violence men inflict on...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
... rapport between violence and heroism, youth culture and leadership, Harlem and urban life. Harlem and comics—in content as well as in their lurid and colorful vividness—seem to be intrinsically linked in Ellison's mind. This correspondence is explored through a reading of the Harlem riot episode in...
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Novel (1 May 2013) 46 (1): 26–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Hobbes and John Locke; and the use of contemporary phenomenology on touch by Jean-Luc Nancy and Jacques Derrida. The resulting interpretation identifies Pamela as a “chiropractress” who resorts to the religious violence of the miracle in order to neutralize the patriarchal hand and obtain political...
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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
... instead: how does the novel produce its effects? An answer to this question requires close attention to form because that is where the novelty of the novel lies. I look primarily at two novels: Le Devoir de violence (Mali) and The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born (Ghana), both published in 1968. © 2009...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 47–52.
Published: 01 May 2010
... intimate violence; his mode of address to his former “master”; his attention to the collapse of the line separating public from private life in the South—all of these contributed to Douglass's refiguring of the relationship between his authorial and oratorical personae and his audiences. Douglass does not...
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Novel (1 May 2010) 43 (1): 93–99.
Published: 01 May 2010
... violence occluded by the concept of “total war” even as it probes the limits of “visibility” as the field on which military elites and their critics would both construct and target the social totality. © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 War, Optics, Fiction Paul K. Saint-Amour...
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Novel (1 August 2012) 45 (2): 276–300.
Published: 01 August 2012
... a degenerating patriarch (Franzen), this encoded violence finds each text allegorizing the dialectical interinvolvement between order and force that characterizes moments of imperial transition. Seen in light of Giovanni Arrighi's discussion of long-duration historical cycles, these formal...
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Novel (1 August 2015) 48 (2): 313–316.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Elizabeth Outka Cole Sarah , At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland ( New York : Oxford UP , 2012 ) , pp. 400, cloth , $65.00 . The book examines violence between 1890 and 1940 across both time and conflicts, as a grim continuum that shifted both...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Gordon Bigelow STEWART GARRETT , Novel Violence: A Narratography of Victorian Fiction ( Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2009 ), pp. 268 , cloth, $45.00 . © 2012 by Novel, Inc. 2012 Duke University Press Works Cited Lloyd David . Anomalous States: Irish Writing and the...
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Novel (1 November 2000) 33 (3): 432–439.
Published: 01 November 2000
... very clear when all are united by another staple of the genre: violence, often violence against women. The detective is licensed to look at and into violence, and then to deflect and even mete out a reversed violence on the ostensibly deserving, thus enabling a certain fantasy agency for the...
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Novel (1 August 2004) 37 (1-2): 24–44.
Published: 01 August 2004
... . Stanford: Stanford UP, 1998 . Devine , T.M. The Scottish Nation, 1700–2000 . London: Penguin, 1999 . Duncan , Ian . Modern Romance and Transformations of the Novel: the Gothic, Scott, Dickens . Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1992 . Edwards , Simon . “The Geography of Violence...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 495–498.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Profane “to the violence that comes with the choreographed chance of slapstick comedy” (Belletto 40). Profane is the victim of so many unlikely accidents that it begins to seem as though he is fated to suffer, and in a sense, he is. Pynchon, by subjecting a character to so much unlikely violence...
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Novel (1 May 2009) 42 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 May 2009
... itself: in The Nether World, Clara’s tragedy marks the apex of her ambitions and the novel’s midpoint, after which everything sinks inexora- bly, while in The Ebb-Tide the explosion is the story’s very climax, the act of violence toward which the entire vicious narrative has been coursing. But...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 299–302.
Published: 01 August 2006
...- sion" (2). Indeed, the very compulsiveness in his writings propels an "archaeology of death," a robust delineation of black subjectivity formed by the material and political threat of death. Murder, lynching, and other forms of disciplinary racial violence haunt Wright and his characters...