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  Volume 42, Number 1, Spring 1996

Table of Contents

From: MFS Modern Fiction Studies

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Spacing and Placing in Toni Morrison's Sula

pp. 1-30

Dangerous Liaisons: Prostitution, Disease, and Race in Frank Norris's Fiction

pp. 31-60

Bonfire of the Avant-garde: Cultural Rage and Readerly Complicity in The Day of the Locust

pp. 61-90

Work of the Detective, Work of the Writer: Paul Auster's City of Glass

pp. 91-110

Review Essay

Costly compensations: postmodern fashion, politics, identity

pp. 111-128

Reviews of Recent Books on MFS Modern Fiction

The Americas

Creating American Civilization: A Genealogy of American Literature as an Academic Discipline (review)

pp. 133-136

Double-Consciousness/Double-Bind: Theoretical Issues in Twentieth- Century Black Literature (review)

pp. 136-138

Worker-Writer in America: Jack Conroy and the Tradition of Midwestern Literary Radicalism, 1898-1990 (review)

pp. 138-140

Projections of War: Hollywood, American Culture, and World War II (review)

pp. 140-142

Playing the Changes: From Afro-Modernism to the Jazz Impulse (review)

pp. 142-145

Ellen Glasgow and a Woman's Traditions (review)

pp. 145-147

Hemingway's Genders: Rereading the Hemingway Text (review)

pp. 147-149

Jump at the Sun: Zora Neale Hurston's Cosmic Comedy (review)

pp. 149-152

The Novels of William Styron: From Harmony to History (review)

pp. 152-154

Daughter of the Swan: Love and Knowledge in Eudora Welty's Fiction (review)

pp. 155-157

Writing After War: American War Fiction from Realism to Postmodernism (review)

pp. 157-159

Cynthia Ozick's Fiction: Tradition and Invention (review)

pp. 159-161

Coyote Country: Fictions of the Canadian West (review)

pp. 161-164

The Tumble of Reason: Alice Munro's Discourse of Absence (review)

pp. 164-167

Mexican Literature: A History (review)

pp. 167-170

Reinaldo Arenas: The Pentagonia (review)

pp. 171-173

Twentieth-Century Spanish American Fiction (review)

pp. 173-175

Britain, Ireland, Continental Europe, and Africa

Virginia Woolf Against Empire (review)

pp. 176-178

The Wilde Century: Effeminacy, Oscar Wilde and the Queer Moment (review)

pp. 178-180

The Blinding Torch: Modern British Fiction and the Discourse of Civilization (review)

pp. 180-182

Penelope Voyages: Women and Travel in the British Literary Tradition (review)

pp. 183-184

Comic Transactions: Literature, Humor, and the Politics of Community in Twentieth-Century Britain (review)

pp. 185-189

The Fictions of James Joyce and Wyndham Lewis: Monsters of Nature and Design (review)

pp. 189-192

Illness. Gender & Writing: The Case of Katherine Mansfield (review)

pp. 192-194

Doris Lessing, and: Doris Lessing: The Poetics of Change (review)

pp. 194-198

History and Ideology in Proust: A la recherche du temps perdu and the Third French Republic, and: Reading Proust: In Search of the Wolf-Fish (review)

pp. 198-203

Nabokov's Art of Memory and European Modernism (review)

pp. 203-205

Dialogues/Dialogi: Literary and Cultural Exchanges Between (Ex)Soviet and American Women (review)

pp. 205-208

The Early Novels of Naguib Mahfouz: Images of Modern Egypt (review)

pp. 208-211

Homelands, Harlem, and Hollywood: South African Culture and the World Beyond (review)

pp. 211-213

Comparative and Cultural Studies

Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond, and: Aliens and Others: Science Fiction, Feminism and Postmodernism (review)

pp. 214-219

Writing from the Left: New Essays on Radical Culture and Politics (review)

pp. 219-221

Cultural Capital: The Problem of Literary Canon Formation (review)

pp. 221-224

Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Post-modern Science Fiction (review)

pp. 224-227

Babies in Bottles: Twentieth-Century Visions of Reproductive Technology (review)

pp. 227-230

"Modernist" Women Writers and Narrative Art (review)

pp. 230-232

Murder by the Book? Feminism and the Crime Novel (review)

pp. 232-234

Fictional Death and the Modernist Enterprise (review)

pp. 234-236

Belated Travelers: Orientalism in the Age of Colonial Dissolution (review)

pp. 237-240


The Ambivalence of Form: Lukacs, Freud and the Novel (review)

pp. 241-243

Ethics, Theory, and the Novel (review)

pp. 243-247

Narrative Ethics (review)

pp. 247-250

Writing Through Repression: Literature, Censorship, Psychoanalysis. (review)

pp. 250-252

Still Life in Real Time: Theory After Television (review)

pp. 252-254


p. 255

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