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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 387–414.
Published: 01 September 2010
... anxieties widespread in Europe. Simultaneously, they evoke traumatic childhood memories, reflect current circumstances in 390 Poetry: The 1940s to the Present Bishop’s life, and address “the problem of dwelling” as defined by Martin Heidegger. In the last stanza...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 31–49.
Published: 01 September 2006
... and an endlessly devoted mother has been subjected to skeptical, if not outright hostile, scrutiny by among others T. Walter Herbert, Brenda Wineapple, and me. Patricia Dunlavy Valenti’s Sophia Peabody Hawthorne: A Life, volume 1: 1809–1847 (Missouri) intends to change all that. This first volume...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 97–114.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., yielding a major comprehensive survey of his life and two revelatory biographies focused on his final years. A thoughtful examination of Mark Twain’s shift from pro-Confederacy to pro-Union sentiments finally emerges. Twain’s views of African American slaves’ cultural beliefs are highlighted...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 33–45.
Published: 01 September 2005
.... Swihart’s ‘‘Current Bibliography’’ (29, ii: 84–118) continues that fine tradition. She lists items as old as 1999 and as recent as 2003. Her annotations are precise, thorough, and highly useful. Wineapple’s brilliant critical biography, Hawthorne: A Life (Knopf ), is the first...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 275–309.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., particularly through repetition. In emphasizing Stein’s art, Retallack also discusses her life; her association with Alice B. Toklas; her experience as an expatriate in France, including her relations with the villagers among whom she dwelled; her social views; and her sense of history, including her...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 321–346.
Published: 01 September 2012
... decisions that went into its making rather than as the product that resulted from those decisions.” Terming her volume “a biography of a text,” Foley focuses on Ellison’s oeuvre rather than his life, beginning with his earliest works, including his unpublished proletarian fiction, book reviews...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 23–36.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Milder—which he classifies more specifically as a “literary life” story—alongside essays about Henry James as one of the early biographers of Hawthorne. Addi- tionally, a special issue of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Review revels in the intersections between the author’s humor and his storytelling...
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American Literary Scholarship (2002) 2000 (1): 307–331.
Published: 01 September 2002
... friends, and co-workers who provide frank, down-to-earth portraits of Steinbeck the man and the writer. Insight into John Steinbeck as a father can be found in The Other Side of Eden: Life with John Steinbeck (Prometheus), coauthored by the late John Stein- beck IV and Nancy Steinbeck, who include...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 335–356.
Published: 01 September 2009
... McCarthy: Theatrical- ity, Deviance, and the Postwar Commitment to Realism” (Criticism 49, i: 7–33), studies the role of the lavatory in the works of McCarthy and her contemporaries. Focusing on such McCarthy works as Memories of a Catholic Girlhood, A Charmed Life, The Company She Keeps...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 259–278.
Published: 01 September 2016
... lived the life of a hobo for only six months when he was 18 and later claimed that these adventures turned him toward socialism, at the time his aim was more Darwinian, to be the best of the hobos, even when he was traveling with unemployed workers of Kelly’s Industrial Army. Lilian Carswell...
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American Literary Scholarship (2022) 2020 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 September 2022
... Fitzgerald, the details of Faulkner s life are fairly mundane, and he was notoriously evasive and reticent with reporters and interviewers. He was also blatantly duplicitous about some issues, such as his military service, and his personal behavior was frequently deplorable, marked by numerous affairs...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 35–48.
Published: 01 September 2009
... collection, Hawthorne in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Fam- ily, Friends, and Associates, ed. Ronald A. Bosco and Jillmarie Murphy (Iowa), offers an intimate portrait of Hawthorne in the voices of over two dozen individuals who...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 289–314.
Published: 01 September 2014
... life and career when at the age of 64 he traveled to Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos and reported on the war while his own son was serving in Vietnam. As a tribute to his friend the late Alicia Patterson, the founder and the publisher of Newsday, Steinbeck termed his dispatches “Letters to Alicia...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 3–31.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of his interest in science and nature, and continuing reflec- tions on his political identity and influence. i Emerson a. Editions and Collections The critical reassessment of Emerson’s later work will be greatly enhanced by the new Collected Works edition of The Conduct of Life (Harvard...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Biographical Studies and Editions Gary Scharnhorst s The Life of Mark Twain: The Early Years, 1835 1871 (Missouri), the first of three projected volumes, is the first multivolume biography of Twain since Albert Bigelow Paine s three volumes (1912). Its scope allows Scharnhorst to deal with Twain s life...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 97–112.
Published: 01 September 2009
... undertaking equivalent editions of famous authors’ famous works. At the very least they should first read this illuminating essay. ii  Biographical Studies Forrest G. Robinson’s The Author-Cat: Clemens’s Life in Fiction (Ford- ham) has as its frontispiece a photograph of Mark Twain, cigar...
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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 195–216.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of this book’s chapters, Lan Tran’s “The Great Gatsby” ( pp. 574–80) acts as an access point for revisiting Fitzgerald’s works, life, and times through a Gatsby lens. Edited by Werner Sollors and Greil Marcus, this collec- tion offers “a reexamination of the American experience as seen through a literary...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 287–314.
Published: 01 September 2000
... supplements Tetsumaro Hayashi s 1973 and 1983 volumes. Meyer opens with a brief chronology of Steinbeck s life, then turns to bibliographical matters almost 4,000 entries covering primary and secondary works. New to the record is a brief record of movie and theatrical reviews from the 1940s and 1950s...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 235–256.
Published: 01 September 2000
... within a predominantly female community. But Harper s romantic protagonist, a teacher also succeeding in her public life, is blessed by a benevolent Christianity that she associates with both men and women, and thus she may enjoy a full private life as wife and mother too. Campbell, assuming both works...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 201–220.
Published: 01 September 2006
... throughout the volume are the subtle dis- tinctions among the highest social classes, manifested even in casual language. The reassertion of King’s rightful place in Fitzgerald’s life and American Literary Scholarship (2004) doi 10.1215/00659142-2005-004 © 2006 by Duke University Press 202...