Studies in the Novel

An international literary quarterly that publishes literary criticism and scholarship on the novel. Includes essays on well-known and lesser-known novelists of all periods and countries. Contents include essays, reviews of recent books on novels and novel

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 4, Winter

Abandoned Creatures: Creaturely Life and the Novel Form in J. M. Coetzee's Slow Man
In an often-quoted interview from 1990, J. M. Coetzee describes the relation between his literary work and his life as "a person" in unexpectedly direct terms: Let me add ... that I, as a person, as a personality, am overwhelmed, that my thinking...
Byerly, Alison. Are We There Yet? Virtual Tourism and Victorian Realism
BYERLY, ALISON. Are We There Yet? Virtual Tourism and Victorian Realism. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2013. 254 pp. + x. $85.00 hardcover, $35.00 paper. "There is no Frigate like a Book / To take us lands away," claims Emily Dickinson...
Ciocia, Stefania. Vietnam and Beyond: Tim O'Brien and the Power of Storytelling
CIOCIA, STEFANIA. Vietnam and Beyond: Tim O'Brien and the Power of Storytelling. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2012. 256 pp. $99.95. With Vietnam and Beyond: Tim O'Brien and the Power of Storytelling, Stefania Ciocia has published the first...
Cohen, Margaret. the Novel and the Sea
COHEN, MARGARET. The Novel and the Sea. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012.328 pp. $24.95 paper, $52.50 cloth. I expected to find in The Novel and the Sea a new angle from which to view the development of the European novel, one that broadens...
Cowart, David. Thomas Pynchon and the Dark Passages of History
COWART, DAVID. Thomas Pynchon and the Dark Passages of History. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 2011. xix + 250 pp. $24.95. The year 2013 is a propitious time to be reviewing the career of Thomas Pynchon, whom David Cowart, the Louise...
Dzelzainis, Ella and Cora Kaplan, Eds. Harriet Martineau: Authorship, Society and Empire
DZELZAINIS, ELLA and CORA KAPLAN, eds. Harriet Martineau: Authorship, Society and Empire. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010. 263 pp. $84.95. Harriet Martineau: Authorship, Society and Empire, edited by Ella Dzelzainis and Cora Kaplan,...
Franklin, Caroline. the Female Romantics: Nineteenth-Century Women Novelists and Byronism
FRANKLIN, CAROLINE. The Female Romantics: Nineteenth-century Women Novelists and Byronism. New York: Routledge, 2013.253 pp. $125.00. The most recent of Routledge's series Studies in Romanticism is Caroline Franklin's 2013 The Female Romantics:...
Hagglund, Martin. Dying for Time: Proust, Woolf, Nabokov
HAGGLUND, MARTIN. Dying for Time: Proust, Woolf, Nabokov. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012. 197 pp. $49.95. To begin, Dying For Time; Proust, Woolf, Nabokov is a crucial follow up to Martin Hagglund's first book published in English,...
Kong, Belinda. Tiananmen Fictions outside the Square: The Chinese Literary Diaspora and the Politics of Global Culture
KONG, BELINDA. Tiananmen Fictions Outside the Square: The Chinese Literary Diaspora and the Politics of Global Culture. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012. viii + 278. $86.50; $26.95. Tiananmen Fictions Outside the Square analyzes one of...
Late Modern Rigmarole: Boredom as Form in Samuel Beckett's Trilogy
Bored of Beckett At the least, it is fair to say that the work of Samuel Beckett resists the easy periodization schemes of twentieth-century literary history. Situated both historically and stylistically between the high modernism of Joyce and Proust...
Levine, Caroline and Mario Ortiz-Robles, Eds. Narrative Middles: Navigating the Nineteenth-Century British Novel
LEVINE, CAROLINE and MARIO ORTIZ-ROBLES, eds. Narrative Middles: Navigating the Nineteenth-Century British Novel. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Press, 2011.257 pp. $54.95. In Narrative Middles, editors Caroline Levine and Mario Ortiz-Robles...
Marx, John. Geopolitics and the Anglophone Novel, 1890-2011
MARX, JOHN. Geopolitics and the Anglophone Novel, 1890-2011. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. viii + 246. $96.95. John Marx's Geopolitics and the Anglophone Novel positions the modern anglophone novel as a "species of governmentality,"...
Maurer, Sara L. the Dispossessed State: Narratives of Ownership in 19th-Century Britain and Ireland
MAURER, SARA L. The Dispossessed State: Narratives of Ownership in 19th-Century Britain and Ireland. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012. 243 pp. $60.00. In The Dispossessed State, Sara Maurer argues that attitudes about property...
Ontology and Narrative Technique in Kazuo Ishiguro's the Unconsoled
The Unconsoled (1995), Kazuo Ishiguro's fourth novel, received decidedly mixed reviews at first, some reviewers declaring it a masterpiece, others a failure, but all agreeing that it is a deeply enigmatic work. (1) The story is unmistakably dreamlike,...
Space, Aesthetic Power, and True Falsity in the Known World
On the wall of a small jail in Edward P. Jones's fictional Manchester County hangs a map of "The Known World." Florida does not exist on the sixteenth-century map; North America is too small, and nameless. But the map's owner, local sheriff John Skiffington,...
Textual Unreliability, Trauma, and the Fantastic in Chuck Palahniuk's Lullaby
Introduction A detailed analysis of Palahniuk's early novels, from Fight Club (1996) to Choke (2001), shows the existence of a number of motifs that are systematically repeated from book to book. A pattern emerges with one or several traumatized...
The Existence of Other People: Byatt, Manning, and Murdoch
Alfer, Alexa and Amy J. Edwards de Campos. A.S. Byatt: Critical Story-Telling. Manchester: University of Manchester Press, 2010. 194 pp. $90.00. Patten, Eve. Imperial Refugee: Olivia Manning's Fictions of War. Cork: Cork University Press, 2011....
The New Revenge Novel
In the opening chapter of The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady (2010), Marylou Ahearn, a seventy-seven-year-old retired schoolteacher, contemplates murdering a doctor who fed her radiation cocktails a half century earlier. The novel's protagonist tracks...
Voss, Ralph F. Truman Capote and the Legacy of in Cold Blood
VOSS, RALPH F. Truman Capote and the Legacy of In Cold Blood. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 2011.246 pp. $34.95. In what is a highly readable, engaging study of Truman Capote's important novel In Cold Blood, Ralph F. Voss offers...
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