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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 254–273.
Published: 01 August 2020
...John Sampson Abstract “Untimely Love” reassesses the aesthetic choices and political implications of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence (1920), first by highlighting a surprising overlap between Wharton and the anarcho-feminist Emma Goldman. Wharton's novelistic critique of New York society's...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 146–150.
Published: 01 May 2022
...John Sampson john.sampson@westpoint.edu Sheila Liming , What a Library Means to a Woman: Edith Wharton and the Will to Collect Books ( Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 2020 ), pp. 280 , cloth, $108.00 . Copyright © 2022 by Novel, Inc. 2022 The title of Sheila...
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Novel (2009) 42 (1): 40–61.
Published: 01 May 2009
... that the seeming weaknesses of Lily's character—her gendered embodiment and embedded position within the forces of the capitalist market—are actually, from the point of view of the novel as a whole, key strengths that allow Wharton to imagine possibilities for critical thinking from within the forces of capitalism...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 308–321.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Paul Stasi Abstract This article takes up The Golden Bowl in relation to neoliberalism, considered less as a distinct phase of capitalist accumulation than as an intensification of its long-standing internal tendencies. Taking place, as Edith Wharton put it, “in the void,” James's novel stages...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 137–142.
Published: 01 August 2020
... the visceral feelings that certain objects elicited from the people who once lived among them. Appearing at the turn of the century, neither Sarah Orne Jewett's Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) nor Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence (1920) uses anachronism in the interests of a more capacious realism...
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Novel (2021) 54 (3): 499–502.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of self-help that defined the early 1900s. On one side of that divide, Blum presents writers like Flann O'Brien, Edith Wharton, and Henry James; on the other, we find a range of self-help industry counterparts to these more celebrated figures, like George Gurdjieff, who pioneered a course for self...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 134–135.
Published: 01 May 2001
... of David Levinsky (1917) by Abraham Cahan, Twilight Sleep (1927) by Edith Wharton, and Henry James's The Wings of the Dove (1902Fwith an eye to the ways they "elaborate new forms of intellectual pres- tige" by representing "whatever category of experience a given literary work posits as the most...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2018
... reflections on social power. Henry James and Edith Wharton, whose novels of manners exerted well-noted influences on Larsen, present small talk as a language of mastery that often facilitates female intimacy. 4 In Wharton's The House of Mirth (1905), Lily Bart hews to small talk as a mode of defensive...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 305–308.
Published: 01 August 2011
... states of consciousness. Where Howells feared the capacity of desire to eclipse intellectual discernment, Chopin acknowledges its potential to be publicly expressive and potentially communicative. Edith Wharton is another important figure in Bentley’s study, an author who transformed the 308...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 171–174.
Published: 01 August 2007
... provokes her reader to find other literary examples to support her case. The insatiable desire of Undiie Spragg, the protagonist of Edith Wharton's The C~rstomof tile Cotintry, for example, comes from outside the self in precisely the way Margolis sets out. Undine famously declares "I want what...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 533–537.
Published: 01 November 2018
.... Fraiman's project is to make that space visible. The two middle chapters of the book—one on Edith Wharton's The Decoration of Houses and one on lifestyle writers Dominique Brown and Martha Stewart—are concerned with a domesticity that clearly requires us to think about power and resistance at the same...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 466–469.
Published: 01 November 2012
... as “more” does not necessarily mean “better,” it also does not always mean “different.” Just the opposite, in fact. One object of Collins’s scrutiny is the contemporary novel that deploys the figure of Jane Austen or Edith Wharton as an emblem of an earlier, sim- pler literary era for which its...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 261–267.
Published: 01 August 2009
... . The Ethnography of Manners: Hawthorne, James, Wharton . Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1995 . Buzard , James . “Mass-Observation, Modernism, and Auto-ethnography.” Modernism/Modernity 4 . 3 ( Sept. 1997 ): 93 -122. ———. Disorienting Fiction: The Autoethnographic Work of Nineteenth-Century British...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2015
... American Novel—book after book, decade after decade, as if, this time, one might finally be right! Conversely, authors as various as Herman Melville, Edith Wharton, Sinclair Lewis, Ralph Ellison, John Updike, and Jonathan Franzen have continued to conceive of literary projects as expressions of America...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 56–76.
Published: 01 May 2017
... (“the republic of the spirit” that Edith Wharton 's 1905 House of Mirth offers, ironically, as Lily's Bart's unrealizable ideal). 11 Yet his projected future, unattainable as it is, has a kind of reality nonetheless. Just as a magic-lantern image needs a medium (think of Proust's Golo, trotting across...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 467–485.
Published: 01 November 2016
... < http://www.gutenberg.org/files/34962/34962-h/34962-h.htm#fourth >. Wharton Edith . A Backward Glance . New York : Scribner , 1964 . Wicke Jennifer . Advertising Fictions: Literature, Advertisement, and Social Reading . New York : Columbia UP , 1988 . Williams Raymond...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 293–296.
Published: 01 August 2011
... appara- tus, and Duffy’s achievement here is to offer a way to ground the reading of an experience in the real historical conditions that fostered it as well as to recuperate the absolute histori- cal novelty of that fact. Duffy calls Edith Wharton’s A Motor-Flight through France “fast writing...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 470–474.
Published: 01 November 2012
... phenomenon of Sex and the City (and author Candace Bushnell’s debt to Edith Wharton), and the expansion of working-girl fictions by chick literature, touching as it does on Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, Rona Jaffe’s The Best of Everything, and Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman, among other novels. 472...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 August 2017
... together” (132). In Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth ( 1905 ), the novel's main character, Lily Bart, once the darling of New York high society, ends up dying of a drug overdose, poor and alone, in a dingy boardinghouse. Like her mother before her, whose fate she is haltingly pulled toward over...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 502–524.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and of the opera's recitative. It is no wonder that, as Edith Wharton noted, “[James's] stammer ceased as if by magic as soon as he began to read” ( Nowell-Smith 45 ); so that by 1889, G. W. E. Russell noted, James “talked like a book” ( Nowell-Smith 34 ), which is another way of saying that he spoke as if he were...