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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 519–530.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Gary Scharnhorst © 2001 Duke University Press 2001 22 General Reference Books Gary Scharnhorst Two years ago I concluded this chapter by suggesting it ‘‘may be time to rethink that old adage about death and taxes’’ to include the Dictionary of Literary Biography...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 521–528.
Published: 01 September 2009
... issues of Resources for American Literary Study, and the occasional book from Scarecrow or piece in a journal such as American Literary Realism, a once-respected field of literary study has dried up over the past decade. Instead, we have author society blogs and a glut of glib “companions...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 521–530.
Published: 01 September 2011
... (or mar- ket) for a printed volume. The dusty shelves in the bowels of a library have been superseded by plasma screens. Whether or not the printed book is dead, the bibliography has long since been buried. Trouble is, such a claim is akin to suggesting that because the text of Pudd’nhead Wilson...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 497–503.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Gary Scharnhorst © 2015 Duke University Press 2015 21  General Reference Works Gary Scharnhorst For the past several years, in alternating issues of AmLS, I have repeat- edly traced the gradual disappearance of printed reference books in the humanities. In 2013 this trend...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 463–474.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Gary Scharnhorst © 2013 Duke University Press 2013 20  General Reference Works Gary Scharnhorst For several years now I’ve been predicting the demise of the reference book. I should have predicted instead the steady decline in overall sales of reference books...
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American Literary Scholarship (2002) 2000 (1): 391–415.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Lee Bartlett Duke University Press 2002 18 Poetry: The 1940s to the Present Lee Bartlett i Poets’ Prose Two of the year’s more significant books are not critical per se, but posthumously published prose by two poets: The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (Anchor...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 63–76.
Published: 01 September 2017
... for scholars and critics. Also notable are a huge study of Twain’s humor, a provocative book about Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and two books about Mark Twain and China. Book chapters and articles span Twain’s career, with examinations of some works that are often overlooked. This year shows...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 407–432.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of good poet-critics around. The Norton Anthology of American Literature declares in its selective bibliography of books on American poetry since 1945 that “some of the most valuable commentary has occurred when one poet writes about another or meditates on the work of poetry itself...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 439–449.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Dickinson, and Steven Gould Axelrod on Robert Lowell. Together these two books comprise an indispensable history of the genre. Though similar in scope and purpose to the two Cambridge stud- ies, the two-volume American Poets and Poetry: From the Colonial Era to the Present, ed. Jeffrey Gray, Mary...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 97–122.
Published: 01 September 2001
... and formulas he would employ in better-known works. The variety of Twain’s contributions beggars description; often recycled but occasionally original, they en- compass Nevada and California tales, ghost stories, political satires, travel letters, book reviews, political satires, editorials...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 97–112.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Alan Gribben Duke University Press 2009 5  Mark Twain Alan Gribben Publications about Twain have slowed at least temporarily, a fact quite noticeable with regard to the smaller number of scholars taking up Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but virtually every book...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 533–544.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Gary Scharnhorst Duke University Press 2003 21 General Reference Works Gary Scharnhorst When I predicted a few years ago that the market for reference books would soon contract like a accid balloon, I was dead wrong. Despite the soft economy , reference books appear...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 571–580.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Gary Scharnhorst Duke University Press 2005 22 General Reference Works Gary Scharnhorst Though some reference books this year seem to dwell on very narrow or specialized subjects, at least these topics may be covered fully in a single volume. As in recent years, a number...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): xi–xx.
Published: 01 September 2000
... © 2000 Duke University Press 2000 Key to Abbreviations Festschriften, Essay Collections, and Books Discussed in More Than One Chapter American Declarations / Harold K. Bush Jr., American Declarations: Rebellion and Repentance in Ameri- can Cultural History (Illinois) American Gothic...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 September 2005
... ‘‘with the only authoritative text based on the complete manuscript A new biog- raphy joins several recent e√orts to capture Mark Twain in print. Two breakthrough books turn up troubling aspects of the Hannibal years once presumed to be nearly idyllic—the inescapable racism of that antebel- lum village...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): xi–xix.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of the series. Each volume surveys work published during the year specified in the title and on the spine. Because every book and essay discussed in the volume is presumed to have been published in that year, bibliographical citations omit year of publication as a redundant detail. Occasionally...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): vii–ix.
Published: 01 September 2006
... and format of the series. Each volume surveys work published during the year specified in the title and on the spine. Because every book and essay discussed in the volume is presumed to have been published in that year, bibliographical citations omit year of publication as a redundant detail...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 239–262.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... Reflecting a trend evident the past few years, the number of book-length projects dropped noticeably. Cultural issues play important roles in many works, and, of course, commentators continue to focus on individual authors prominent during the period. Several studies examine “blackness” as it relates...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 97–120.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Alan Gribben Duke University Press 2003 5 Mark Twain Alan Gribben A short story that Mark Twain set aside Žnally sees print, his collected editions receive analysis, Mark Twain: Social Philosopher returns to print, the illustrations from four of Twain’s books go under...
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American Literary Scholarship (2002) 2000 (1): 91–106.
Published: 01 September 2002
... exclusively literary, and now the scope brings under discussion even more of Twain’s lesser-known writings. Thus one can turn to Emerson’s book to ‘‘place’’ nearly any piece of Twain’s litera- ture within the context of his activities and concerns of the moment, and to find information about the publishing...