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Novel (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 (2013) 46 (3): 345–363.
Published: 01 November 2013
... a 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 (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. Refusing...
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Novel (2013) 46 (2): 323–327.
Published: 01 August 2013
.... 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 chapter theo...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 493–496.
Published: 01 November 2014
... an audience or win a competition. In The Poor Bugger’s Tool, Patrick R. Mullen points to an analogous form of queer labor at the heart of Irish literature and culture in the twentieth century. Mullen argues that the eclectic works he examines—by Oscar Wilde, J. M. Synge, Roger Casement, James Joyce...
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Novel (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 (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 (2007) 41 (1): 166–168.
Published: 01 May 2007
... and 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...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 313–316.
Published: 01 August 2011
... 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 Freud and Wilde not as examples...
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Novel (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 (2012) 45 (1): 71–93.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., 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 Dunlap...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 169–192.
Published: 01 November 2002
... of the "dirty, get-on-down music the women sang and the men played and both danced to, close and 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...
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Novel (2004) 38 (1): 103–106.
Published: 01 May 2004
... guidelines and accelerated news cycles played a pivotal role in disseminating a homosex- ual topography and a budding notion of homosexual identity to the masses. While ver- sions of tlus argument have been made tangentially in scholarship about the sensational coverage of Oscar Wilde's trials, Cook...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 156–158.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., as in art photography, depended on effacing the particularity of the real world and relying on an aesthetic of abstraction. To establish this thesis, he concentrates on “the grotesque and the typological” (6) in Charles Dickens and George Eliot, as well as the body of aestheticism in Oscar Wilde’s...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 10–25.
Published: 01 May 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, the social meanings of land...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2018
... 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 narration's usual habits...
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Novel (2014) 47 (2): 325–329.
Published: 01 August 2014
... of nineteenth-century Bildung in Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister and George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss, turn-of-the-century colonial-inflected writing in Olive Schreiner’s Story of an African Farm and Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim, Edwardian proto- modernism in Oscar Wilde’s Picture of Dorian Gray and H. G. Wells’s...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 424–431.
Published: 01 November 2000
... of the closet," evokes a remarkable "variety of guarded, disavowing, dis- sassociative responses from reader or critic" (32). Rabatk, like Norris, uses the figure of Oscar Wilde to explore Joyce's response to homoeroticism, but in his short essay he concen- trates on the critical essay in which Joyce...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 409–432.
Published: 01 November 2012
... Ian . Conrad in the Nineteenth Century . London : Chatto and Windus , 1980 . Watts Cedric . “‘A Bloody Racist’: About Achebe's View of Conrad.” Yearbook of English Studies 13 ( 1983 ): 196 – 209 . Wilde Oscar . The Picture of Dorian Gray . Ed. Gillespie Michael...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 181–199.
Published: 01 August 2004
... . Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1978 . Cohen , Ed . Talk on the Wilde Side: Towards a Genealogy of a Discourse on Male Sexualities . New York: Routledge, 1993 . Cohen , Ed . “Writing Gone Wilde: Homoeroticism in the Closet of Representation.” PMLA 102.5 ( 1987 ): 801 –13. Cohen , Ed...