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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 96–114.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Bede Scott Abstract Situated at the intersection of postcolonialism and affect studies, this essay explores the significance of wonder in Hanya Yanagihara's The People in the Trees (2013). In her novel, Yanagihara provides a detailed account of an anthropological expedition to the remote...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the epistemological uncertainty that each text represents. Crusoe and Hume model how such epistemological uncertainty might be a source of pleasing wonder by exhibiting an attitude of viewing the ordinary as if it were rare, and the illusory as if it were real—and by extension the real as if it were illusory...
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Novel (2016) 49 (3): 550–554.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Barbara M. Benedict Kareem Sarah Tindal , Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder ( Oxford : Oxford UP , 2014 ), pp. 288, cloth, $99.00 . Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 Since Stephen Greenblatt published Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder...
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Novel (2001) 35 (1): 139–141.
Published: 01 May 2001
... and cleaning, leads rre to wonder whether Mercado's writing is as completely "free" of the "legacy of patriarchy" as Prieto declares, I nonetheless agree that her narrative strives for a women's writing that is not simply a response to or reaction against patriarchal models. What I liked best about...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 50–72.
Published: 01 May 2013
... 41 . 4 ( 2008 ): 481 – 506 . The Country Journal, or the Craftsman . 13 August 1737 . Daniels Stephen . Joseph Wright . Princeton : Princeton UP , 1999 . Daston Lorraine Park Katharine . Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150–1750 . New York : Zone , 1998...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 149–152.
Published: 01 May 2021
... novels will be deeply grateful that Kreilkamp has written this wonderful book tracing the attempts to broaden novelistic form beyond the anthropocentric. Although he returns to Eliot's lines about listening “to the squirrel's heart beat” several times, it is with another line from Middlemarch that I...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 499–501.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to posit an active “celebrity culture” in Austen's time, making it seem quite plausible that “Austen embraced memories conjured up by her redeployment of famous names, apparently delighting in upending and redirecting established associations” (5). Still, I cannot help but wonder how much more fascinating...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 133–136.
Published: 01 May 2023
... that representations of travel cannot be trusted because they mediate lived experience. In turn, utopian fiction wonders about the politics of travel to a better place: Will the protagonist be content to stay put? Does individual travel lead to collective improvement? Bartoszyńska concludes that these two novels...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 276–279.
Published: 01 August 2006
... others) easily lend themselves to the task of articulating an Orientalist representation of American economic modernity. But the reader is left to wonder how the xemqly regional variant represented by London and Norris is related to the whole nexus of writers referred to under the rubrics...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 254–271.
Published: 01 November 2005
... its power to per- suade, a new kind of narrative claims to satisfy the reader's need for more ra- tional fare by "bring[ing] about natural events by easy means, and keep[ing] up curiosity without the help of wonder" (175). Rambler 4 thus plots English fic- tion's entrance into the modern...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): i–iii.
Published: 01 May 2010
... © 2010 by Novel, Inc. 2010 Contributors franco moretti is Danily C. and Laura Louise Bell Professor of English and Comparative Litera- ture at Stanford University. His books include Signs Taken for Wonders (1983), The Way of the World (1987), Modern...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 153–157.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... Charting the relationship between late eighteenth-century aesthetic formations and the work of both English and American early twentieth-century critics of American literary studies, Tawil's conclusion rhetorically wonders if American literature can “best [be] described as English literature...
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Novel (2001) 34 (3): 369–390.
Published: 01 November 2001
... and voids; so that with a systematic surface possibly beyond reproach we would neverthlessfail ofclearness ofsense. I should have to stretch the matter to what my wondering witness materially and inevitably saw; a great deal of which she either wouldn't understand at all or wotdd quite...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 140–145.
Published: 01 May 2022
...). As a reader, I wondered how the preservation of documents both within and without the BBC works in tandem with colonial archive fever more generally and the control of memory as it canonizes and, in so doing, helps construct the object of study known as the global Anglophone novel. The loss of the sonic...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 251–270.
Published: 01 August 2010
.... Florence: Le Monnier, 2008 . Moretti , Franco . Signs Taken for Wonders: On the Sociology of Literary Forms . New York: Verso, 2005 . Perrault , Charles . Les contes en vers et en prose . New York: Dover, 2003 . Pope , Rebecca . “Writing and Biting in Dracula.” Byron 68 –92...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2015
... for signs of emerging future life. Having completed an encyclopedic survey of sectional and racial divide fictions brought down as close to the present as Alice Randall’s The Wind Done Gone , Buell wonders how the Southwest or gringo/Latino border might organize new candidates for the Great American Novel...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
... was asked if there were any popular influences in his work, he replied, “Oh, sure, I use anything from movies to comic strips” (Graham and Singh 362). A decade earlier, Ellison told a group of writers and publishers that “the individual man . . . is more apt to get a sense of wonder, a sense of self...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 123–125.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., and literature draw, represents Flint's most compelling depiction of a Victo- rian interdisciplinarity. Reading Eliot's The Lzffed Veil alongside medical texts on transfu- sion, Flint offers a wonderful link between mental prevision and the medical imagination when she quotes G.H. Lewes's description...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 474–476.
Published: 01 November 2015
...—“Turkish Delight is a substitute for the pleasure that that characters are not having” (190)—and Frost finds in it a jellied gem, with facets of orientalism, sickening sweetness, and bewildering instability: “‘Well now, what is it, this Turkish Delight?’ [Rhys's protagonist] wonders, ‘Is it a comment...
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Novel (2004) 37 (1-2): 212–215.
Published: 01 August 2004
...," like those proposed by Freudian theory. Dames's argument undermines longstanding and deeply cherished critical notions about the British novel's devotion to memory. It undermines them so absolutely, in fact, that one's first response might well be to wonder: can all these claims really...