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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Bruce Robbins “Too Much Information” takes issue with critic James Wood's charge that “information” plays a disproportionate and aesthetically unfortunate role in many of the larger and more ambitious novels recently published in English. It makes a case for the value of information. It does so...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 184–188.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Michael Wood This essay is a study of a mischievous but powerful theory of fiction elaborated in different ways by Fielding and Cervantes. It rests on a suspicion of history that is also a longing for history. Fiction, these writers suggest, tells truths history cannot tell—because it is willing...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Michael Wood ARAC JONATHAN , Impure Worlds: The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel ( New York : Fordham UP , 2011 ), pp. 192 , paper, $27.00 . © 2013 by Novel, Inc. 2013 Duke University Press Reviews...
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Novel (2014) 47 (3): 469–471.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Gillen D'arcy Wood Lewis Jayne Elizabeth , Air's Appearance: Literary Atmosphere in British Fiction, 1660–1794 . ( Chicago : U of Chicago P , 2012 ), pp. 304 , cloth, $45.00 . © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press The Headwinds of ‘‘Cli-Crit...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., and to this time it was still possible to see, in the deepest of the cracks between the swellings of other matter, a dubious piece of deeply aged brown wood. And there were many cracks, though most of them did not reach all the way down to the wood underneath. They were no longer sharp, the cracks...
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Novel (2007) 40 (3): 207–215.
Published: 01 November 2007
... 42.1 ( 2001 ): 1 –14. Walkowitz , Rebecca . “Ishiguro’s Floating Worlds.” ELH 86 ( 2001 ): 1049 –76. Williams , Raymond . The Country and the City . New York: Oxford UP, 1975 . Wood , James . ‘The Human Difference.” Rev. of Never Let Me Go . By Kazuo Ishiguro. The New...
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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 35–55.
Published: 01 May 2017
... and freedom, as if she had emerged from a wood into the open plain” (120). However, in the mirror, this unimpeded vision allows her to observe only that the repudiated hair is more firmly attached than ever: “She could see clearly enough now the thing was done that it was very foolish, and that she should...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 292–307.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of compromise aesthetics envision contemporary hybrid forms as providing an ethos of democratic inclusion, the rise of compromise aesthetics in fact signifies the rise of postdemocratic form. * * * In his review of Rachel Kushner's The Flamethrowers , James Wood assesses the novel in a manner...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 491–495.
Published: 01 November 2013
... afterlives, the volume turns toward concerns over the period’s ethical legacies. Tim Woods argues for an approach that examines not simply the “politics of form” but the “ethics of form” (154). At times, this seems a distinction without a difference, particularly when Woods pursues adaptations...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 451–459.
Published: 01 November 2009
... as opposed to the secondary response in a reader. After all, if these novels accomplish the feat of producing sensation, they com- municate it through their meticulous, unremitting record of sensation. Novelists like Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, or Ellen (Mrs. Henry) Wood pro- duced texts...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 425–441.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and the novels succeeding it” ( 167 ). 5 This is to restore the Nietzschean language in the title of Wood's original article in the New Republic : “Human, All Too Inhuman.” 6 As David Blewett writes in the introduction to Amelia , “Booth is an intellectual drifter who has taken up the popular...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 May 2011
... talents to illuminate a complex sector of society. Several years ago, the critic James Wood coined the term hysterical realism to refer to a group of contemporary novels that, in his view, had done away with character—or at least character in the traditional realist sense— and replaced...
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Novel (2000) 33 (3): 424–431.
Published: 01 November 2000
... Wood and Ron Bush, have significant European connections (Wood has taught at Cambridge and Exeter while Bush is currently Professor of American Literature at Oxford). The book's first section addresses the well-worn topic of Joyce's impact on later Irish writers, starting with a wonderfully...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 322–338.
Published: 01 August 2018
... >. Vermeulen Pieter . “ Flights of Memory: Teju Cole’s Open City and the Limits of Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism .” Journal of Modern Literature 37 . 1 ( 2013 ): 40 – 57 . Wood James . “ The Arrival of Enigmas .” New Yorker 28 Feb. 2011 , 68 – 72 . 8 Similarly, Pieter...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 115–120.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., as if to fulfill David Wood’s prediction in 1989 that “our century long ‘linguistic turn’ will be followed by a spiralling return to time as the focus and horizon of all our thought and experience” (2001, xxxv). In the readings that follow of Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage, Gertrude Stein’s...
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Novel (2019) 52 (3): 442–459.
Published: 01 November 2019
... or as an assemblage produces the describer's nightmare itself. Critical writing about the novel reflects this. For example, James Wood, Jonathan Franzen, William Ramsey , and Ramón Saldívar all stress, in different ways, the challenge John Henry Days poses to a basic description of what happens in it. Franzen...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 361–383.
Published: 01 November 2006
....’ New YorkPalgrave, 2006 . Whitefield , George . Three Letters from the Reverend Mr. G. Whitefield . Philadelphia: D. Franklin, 1740 . Wiltshire , John . “Decolonising Mansfield Park.” Essays in Criticism 53.4 ( 2003 ): 303 –22. Wood , Marcus . Slavery, Empathy...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 330–350.
Published: 01 November 2003
... such as Munstead Wood. While Forster distinguishes between the pure, timeless world of Howards End and the fast-paced and corrupt urban life, the house is "already infected by the mass culture it seeks to exclude'' (400), an infection that "deconstructs the idea of the English house as a space...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 284–303.
Published: 01 August 2019
... Style in The Childhood of Jesus .” Journal of Modern Literature 39 . 2 ( 2016 ): 72 – 88 . Watt Ian . The Rise of the Novel: Studies in Defoe, Richardson, and Fielding . Berkeley : U of California P , 2000 . Wood James . “ A Frog’s Life .” Rev. of Elizabeth Costello...
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Novel (2007) 40 (1-2): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2007
... and American Writing . Houndmills: Palgrave, 2002 . Martin , Harold C. “The Colloquial Tradition in the Novel: John Neal.” The New England Quarterly 32.4 ( 1959 ): 455 –75. Merrell , James H. Into the American Woods: Negotiators on the Pennsylvania Frontier . New York: Norton, 1999...