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Novel (1 August 2009) 42 (2): 175–182.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Rachel Ablow What exactly does it mean to believe in fiction? What can this form of belief achieve or do for us that other forms cannot? This essay argues that for Oscar Wilde, the experience of losing oneself in a work of fiction offers a privileged opportunity to “try on” a belief one...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 345–363.
Published: 01 November 2013
... firm grip on the historical referent of American chattel slavery. Focusing on Kindred, Wild Seed , and Parable of the Sower , which engage most directly with the history of American slavery, this essay argues that Butler's narratives of enslavement significantly diverge from the genre of the fantastic...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 332–335.
Published: 01 August 2013
... of the study, as well as its limitations, derive from the acuity of this central proposition, which provides for a thoughtful consideration of canonical modern- ist figures—literary and cinematic—including Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Charlie Chaplin, Jean Rhys, and John Dos Passos...
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Novel (1 November 2014) 47 (3): 493–496.
Published: 01 November 2014
... eclectic works he examines—by Oscar Wilde, J. M. Synge, Roger Casement, James Joyce, Patrick McCabe, Neil Jordan, and Jamie O’Neill—embrace a queer aesthetic defined by its creation of an ‘‘affective excess’’ that overwhelms rigid formal and political structures (16). In this sense, these texts are...
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Novel (1 May 1999) 33 (1): 134–137.
Published: 01 May 1999
...LOIS CUCULLU COLLEEN LAMOS, Deviant Modernism: Sexual and Textual Errancy in T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, and Marcel Proust (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), pp. 288, $59.95. VICKI MAHAFFEY, States of Desire: Wilde, Yeats, Joyce and the Irish Experiment (Oxford: Oxford...
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Novel (1 May 2007) 41 (1): 166–168.
Published: 01 May 2007
... pleasure in the mid-nineteenth-century industrial novel and Bild~irigsroman,while celebrating their utopian reunion in late-century works by William Morris and Oscar Wilde. The book concludes with a brief, suggestive glance at the relation between labor and pleasure in British, Continental, and...
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Novel (1 August 2013) 46 (2): 323–327.
Published: 01 August 2013
... worldview. These include the subgenre of nautical melodrama in its heyday, the play of Heathcliff and Cathy in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, the American nature writing of Scottish émigrés John Muir and Robert Louis Ste- venson, and the life and death of Oscar Wilde. These four readings follow a...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 313–316.
Published: 01 August 2011
... grasp the latest social scandal of their insular, elite society. In unwittingly reinvigorating the roman à clef for modernism, Freud’s thwarted attempt to obscure his patients’ lives with fiction finds its companion piece in Oscar Wilde’s The Pic- ture of Dorian Gray. Refreshingly, Latham pairs...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 156–158.
Published: 01 May 2011
... body of aestheticism in Oscar Wilde’s writing and clayton | the question of realism 157 in visual representations of the author. Through what is undoubtedly the best reading ever produced of Mr. and Mrs. Merdle, two minor characters in Dickens’s...
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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 117–120.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Darwinism: Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature (New York: Routledge, 2004), pp. xxvii + 276, hardcover $85.00, paper, $23.95. "The more one analyses people," wrote Oscar Wilde in "The Decay of Lying," "the more all reasons for analysis disappear. Sooner or later one comes to that dreadful...
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Novel (1 November 2003) 36 (3): 351–373.
Published: 01 November 2003
... . A Handful of Dust . 1934. Boston: Little, Brown, 1999 . Waugh , Evelyn . The Letters of Evelyn Waugh . Ed. Mark Amory. New Haven: Ticknor and Field, 1980 . Waugh , Evelyn . “Let Us Return to the Nineties But Not to Oscar Wilde.” Waugh, Essays 122 –25. Waugh , Evelyn...
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Novel (1 May 2004) 38 (1): 103–106.
Published: 01 May 2004
... sensational coverage of Oscar Wilde's trials, Cook addresses not only Wilde's case, but skillfully works his way through numerous blurbs about lesser-known cases and reports of arrest that were peppered throughout the dailies and late editions (71). In the second half of the book, Cook broadens...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 71–93.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Ethics, Ontology, and Animal Life . Ed. Peter Steeves H. . New York : State U of New York P , 1999 . 37 – 54 . London Jack . The Call of the Wild. The Call of the Wild and White Fang . 1906 . New York : Bantam Books , 2003 . ———. Martin Eden . 1909 . New York : Grosset and...
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Novel (1 May 2018) 51 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2018
... even smaller cast of Victorian characters—Matthew Arnold, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, and Henry James. Plucked from the crowd of nineteenth-century writers on the social, these exemplary thinkers serve to show how literary experimentation can engage with or evoke forms of modern relation that fall below...
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Novel (1 November 2002) 35 (2-3): 169–192.
Published: 01 November 2002
... shameless or apart and wild" (58). We do not get an affirmative jazz or postmodem alternative to the objectification and commodification of African American life in the city. Instead, we get loss and a nostalgia for a rural black folk culture. Despite its "postmodem skepticism," Jazz, to use the words...
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Novel (1 November 2007) 40 (3): v.
Published: 01 November 2007
... Intellectuals: Aesthetics, Politics, Academics (1990) and co-edited Cosmopolitics: Thinking nnd Feelrng beyond fhe Nation (1998). JEFFREY NUNOKAWA is Professor of English and Associate Chair of the English Department at Princeton University. He is the author of Taine Passions of Wilde: The Styles of...
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Novel (1 August 2011) 44 (2): 305–308.
Published: 01 August 2011
... audiovisual media. The period covered by Frantic Panoramas saw the rapid rise and proliferation of such mass cultural forms as the cinema, circuses, amusement parks and Wild West shows, bur- lesque, and the tabloid news. In their power to captivate large and diverse audiences, these commercial...
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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 491–495.
Published: 01 November 2013
... is “not only more formally innovative but inherently more politically progres- sive than realism” (225). Peter Middleton identifies the novel of global crisis as a key subgenre in contempo- rary fiction that draws upon the resources of modernism to represent wild“ agency, the material and...
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Novel (1 May 2019) 52 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2019
... theme in these chapters is the disconcerting fungibility of personal qualities that might seem on the surface to be essential or inalienable. In her chapter on Fielding, therefore, Thompson is drawn to the hypocrites—Shamela, Mrs Slipslop, and Jonathan Wild—who manifest one set of traits (virtue...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... University Press 2016 Anthropocene terraforming urban ecology urban literature speculative fiction When we think of “the land” and its literary representations, what usually comes to mind are the rural landscapes of Thomas Hardy or Willa Cather, the wild landscapes of James Fenimore Cooper...