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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 The final chapter moves into the Regency with Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein , two texts fairly often paired for their metafictional qualities. Tindal Kareem sees both works as critiquing wonder, and she sees its role in constructing...
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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
...” is a wonderful exegesis of Dickens's immensely complicated response to animals as pets on one end of the spectrum and as meat on the other. Kreilkamp stresses Dickens's anxiety about “the tendency of life toward voracious consumption,” an anxiety that compels Dickens to focus on bodily decomposition...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 499–501.
Published: 01 November 2015
... 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 this book might have been had it brought its claims about fact...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 133–136.
Published: 01 May 2023
... of the carefully crafted form of each chapter, I sometimes found myself wondering about the connections between chapters. What is the relationship between the first chapter's discussion of travel and travel narratives and the second's focus on “transport” (60)? Are travel and transport distinct forms or different...
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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 (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 (2024) 57 (1): 118–121.
Published: 01 May 2024
... of US society, why should we put reactionary anxiety at the heart of the social psychology of the nation? One wonders whether postapocalyptic fictions assume this anxiety (and so help to call it into being) or respond to an actually existing mood. One wonders, as well, how many novelists invoke...
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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 (2021) 54 (1): 153–157.
Published: 01 May 2021
... in his introduction, Tawil offers two suggestive prompts that exhibit the book's attention to origin points in order to upend critical doxa. In one sweeping challenge to the implications of our habitual frames for periodization, Tawil wonders why the field prefers the label “post-Revolutionary” over...
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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 (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 (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 (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
... the facile or embodied ones—like formal difficulty that demands new and often onerous reading practices. Pleasure, then, is situated somewhere within the great and ambivalent divide of high-low culture, and its reconception, Frost claims, is one of modernism's defining aims. Her readings are wonderful, from...