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Novel (1 November 2013) 46 (3): 406–423.
Published: 01 November 2013
...James Edward Ford, III In this essay, I argue that Richard Wright's “Down by the Riverside” provides a way of examining the complex relationship between the citizen and the refugee during social breakdown. The federal government's lackluster response to Hurricane Katrina raised this issue, but it...
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Novel (1 August 2018) 51 (2): 362–373.
Published: 01 August 2018
... dramatized in novels like Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952) and Richard Wright's The Outsider (1953)—stresses the (long-denied) depth and complexity of black subjectivity, the former eschews considerations of black particularity for a punitive, state-sponsored approach to racial injustice. Yet there is...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 443–465.
Published: 01 November 2010
... been a general reluctance to approach these categories together, even while anecdotally history records numerous engagements between the two. Ellison, for example, worked closely with Richard Wright and Dr. Fredric Wertham to establish Harlem's LaFargue Clinic, the first and, in its time, only such...
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Novel (1 May 2016) 49 (1): 175–178.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Timothy Wright Crudely put, this is to say that bohemianism often became an alternative lifestyle that substituted for political change. An explicitly political consciousness was most fully developed in the Italian bohemians, or scapigliatura ( scapigliare = to dishevel, referring to their...
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Novel (1 November 2018) 51 (3): 417–437.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Timothy Wright Abstract Since the fall of the apartheid regime, critical discourse on and popular imaginations of South Africa have focused with renewed intensity on the city of Johannesburg: its schizophrenic social organization, its fragmented geography, its “citadelization,” its “architecture of...
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Novel (1 August 2019) 52 (2): 308–312.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Daniel Wright I have always had trouble understanding the shifting mood of a sentence in Virginia Woolf's essay Mr. Bennett and Mrs. Brown that describes the novel form as “so clumsy, verbose, and undramatic, so rich, elastic, and alive” ( Woolf 9–10 ). The contradiction allows Woolf's...
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Novel (1 August 2014) 47 (2): 330–333.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Timothy Wright Graham Lucy Valerie , State of Peril: Race and Rape in South African Literature . ( Oxford : Oxford UP , 2012 ), pp. 272 , cloth, $58.50 . © 2014 by Novel, Inc. 2014 Duke University Press A Nation Writing Rape lucy valerie graham...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 299–302.
Published: 01 August 2006
...ROLLAND MURRAY ABDUL JANMOHAMED, The Death-Bound Subject: Richard Wright’s Archaeology of Death (Durham: Duke UP, 2005), pp. 344, cloth, $84.95, paper, $23.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2006 2006 Exquisite Corpus ABDUL JANMOHAMED, The Death-Bound Subject...
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Novel (1 November 2000) 33 (3): 377–405.
Published: 01 November 2000
... Left from the 1930s to the 1980 . Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1987 . Wright , Richard . “Blueprint for Negro Writing.” 1937. Within the Circle: An Anthology of African American Literary Criticism From the Harlem Renaissance to the Present . Ed. Angelyn Mitchell. Durham: Duke UP...
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Novel (1 August 2016) 49 (2): 376–379.
Published: 01 August 2016
... commercial influence of the protest novel and its champion Richard Wright. Through the efforts of scholars including Gene Andrew Jarrett, Stacy I. Morgan, Stephanie Brown, and Lawrence P. Jackson, the touchstone narrative of the period now expands beyond Wright's practice of protest fiction, James Baldwin's...
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Novel (1 May 2012) 45 (1): 124–128.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., romance and realism—permits her to offer fresh readings linking authors as seemingly disparate as Pauline Hopkins, W. E. B. Du Bois, Joseph Casely Hayford, Chinua Achebe, Richard Wright, Ama Ata Aidoo, and Caryl Phillips. Goyal also turns her attention to less clearly literary figures such as...
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Novel (1 August 2006) 39 (2): 295–298.
Published: 01 August 2006
... late twentieth-century essays and novels by black writers living as expatriates or exiles in the West. Analyzing a set of understudied works by Richard Wright, Michelle Cliff, Chester Himes, Simon Njami, and Caryl Phillips, Walters impresses upon us just how pro- foundly writing has enabled...
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Novel (1 August 2010) 43 (2): 294–319.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., Collected Essays 493 –523. ———. “On Initiation Rites and Power: A Lecture at West Point.” Ellison, Collected Essays 524 –45. ———. Ralph Ellison Papers. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress , Washington, DC 20540. ———. Richard Wright Papers. Letter to Richard Wright . 3 November 1941...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 510–514.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and 1930s and tracking its recovery and re-articulation by fiction writers including Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Jade Snow Wong, John Okada, Américo Paredes, N. Scott Momaday, and Gloria Anzaldúa from the late 1920s through the 1980s. More specifically, the book casts twentieth-century...
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Novel (1 May 2000) 34 (1): 136–142.
Published: 01 May 2000
...-sponsored ideology of writing as process rather than product was embraced by many radical writers, including Richard Wright, Joseph Freeman, and John Dos Passos. If writers on the Left promoted the ability of a government salary to protect authors from the market, a conservative strain of (anti...
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Novel (1 November 2015) 48 (3): 495–498.
Published: 01 November 2015
... postwar texts. He considers government-endorsed rhetoric alongside fiction by Flannery O'Connor and Robert Coover, Richard Wright and John A. Williams, Phillip K. Dick and Joan Didion. Indeed, the sheer range of Belletto's readings cements the persuasiveness of his claim that the chance/design binary was...
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Novel (1 November 2011) 44 (3): 467–470.
Published: 01 November 2011
... her interest in how these works have been misread under- scores an important implication of the argument of this work. In her discussion of Richard Wright’s essay “How ‘Bigger’ Was Born,” for example, Tolentino suggests that “Wright posits the development of knowledge of racist conventions as...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 144–148.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the bone of contention between Yerby and Richard Wright, who Jarrett rightly sees as the dean of African American literature of the day. Must black poets write exclusively in what white litterateurs considered “black verse”? Dunbar’s resistance to this sort of pigeonholing structured his...
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Novel (1 November 2010) 43 (3): 515–518.
Published: 01 November 2010
... authority was created out of a vast expansion of federal powers in the early twentieth century. But irony is no impediment to this strain of political desire. Writers as disparate as Richard Wright, Gertrude Stein, and Don DeLillo, McCann argues, all look to the figure of the chief executive to try to...
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Novel (1 May 2011) 44 (1): 11–13.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... Theory of the Novel . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins UP , 2000 . Weber Max . “Science as a Vocation.” Max Weber: Essays in Sociology . Ed. Gerth H. H. Wright Mills C. . New York : Oxford UP , 1946 . © 2011 by Novel, Inc. 2011 Duke University Press...