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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 259–278.
Published: 01 September 2016
... on modernism, with such authors as Kay Boyle, Edna Ferber, Zane Grey, and the lesser-known William March, Thomas Boyd, and Evelyn Scott of particular interest. Two scholars explore the form of the novel from different perspectives, using numerous texts from the early 20th century. Michael Schmidt’s...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 185–210.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in the Novels (McFarland) is the year’s only monograph on Fitzgerald. Kundu argues that Fitzger- ald’s interest and involvement in cinema allowed him to infuse a film aesthetic into his writing by importing cinematic techniques and con- cepts. He addresses specific cinematic elements in relation...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 265–287.
Published: 01 September 2014
...: A Documentary Volume in the Dictionary of Literary Biography series (Gale). Like all volumes in this series it is rich with quotations—from his novels, his journalism, his diaries, and his letters—as well as photographs and other contextual material. The volume, organized chronologically, features...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 187–210.
Published: 01 September 2003
... promises to enable and threatens to forestall communication. Individual chapters on novels follow, the strongest element of which is Rio-Jelli Ve’s attention to Faulkner’s craft, placing revisions in brackets within holograph quota- tions, thus making plain (in the case of The Unvanquished...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 309–340.
Published: 01 September 2016
... an empty simulacrum because of the power of degenerate social forces. When Native American novels such as Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony celebrate the communal, they do so in the face of “the American national culture’s celebration of individualism.” When individuality mandates all, emergent...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 311–342.
Published: 01 September 2015
... for a humanist sensibility that allows for a skepticism about language without dismissing its communicative power. Cormac McCarthy joins this group with his novel The Road, which manages “a harmonious multiplicity in narrative voice and emphatic use of form in the service of content,” qualities evident...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 235–255.
Published: 01 September 2017
... rediscovered, including humorist Irvin S. Cobb, Pulitzer Prize winner Margaret Wilson, lawyer Clarence Darrow, and Earl Derr Biggers, the creator of Charlie Chan. There is also consid- erable interest in novels that revolve around racial anxiety, such as those written by Pauline Hopkins, Winnifred Eaton...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 149–178.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Brother Bill, with a new foreword by Jimmy Faulkner (Hill Street Classics), and Carl E. Rollyson s 1984 dissertation, with updated notes, Uses of the Past in the Novels of William Faulkner (International Scholars Publications). We gratefully acknowledge the help of Jack Giddens, our graduate research...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 331–361.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., ethnic, and postcolonial rubrics have left unsolved.” The fiction Moraru studies promotes an “ethics of difference” that allows and even encourages a stronger sense of community, which is nothing less than an “epistemological shift” that determines how novels and short stories are conceived...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 281–302.
Published: 01 September 2013
... to be a site for much impres- sive scholarship, including two collections of novels from the Library of America. i  Naturalism: Dreiser, London, Norris An excellent introduction to both the texts and scholarship of natural- ism can be found in Donna Campbell’s “American Literary Natural- ism: Critical...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 287–314.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... Readings on The Grapes of Wrath (Greenhaven), in the Literary Companion to American Literature series, reprints 19 critical excerpts or essays. The composition of the novel, major themes, and Steinbeck s literary techniques are considered by Robert DeMott, Louis Owens, Mimi Reisel Gladstein, and Studs Ter...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 139–159.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Carol J. Singley; Robert Thacker © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 7  Wharton and Cather Carol J. Singley and Robert Thacker Edith Wharton’s major novels receive the most attention this year, with The Custom of the Country highlighted in a collection of essays, the first...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 153–173.
Published: 01 September 2014
... readings of shared imagery and textual detail within each writer’s corpus, for example, motifs peculiar to either man’s experiences of hunting. He expands considerably on what have seemed passing references to Hemingway in If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem to suggest how each of the novel’s alternating...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 139–156.
Published: 01 September 2001
... as the most important exponent of Wharton’s legacy. The power of Wharton’s example in the 1990s is a≈rmed in brief discussions of novels by Carol DeChellis Hill, Daniel Magida, Lev Raphael, and Cathleen Schine. Of the eight new essays, the most substantial, ‘‘Madame de Treymes Corrects Bourget’s Un...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 285–313.
Published: 01 September 2017
... effect on “the private, the emotional, and their expression,” creating an “affectsphere” modeled on the Cold War phenomenon of living in the shadow of nuclear annihilation. In Roth’s novels personal doings are “mapped onto world affairs,” a manner that carries on with writers as varied as John...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 139–154.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... Both the Wharton and Cather reviews continue to serve their readers well, publishing some of the year’ s most noteworthy scholarship. New editions of the best- known novels —e.g., The House o f Mirth, Ethan Frome, and My Ántonia— continue to multiply. Almost all Wharton’s short stories...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 335–364.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... In this manner Brivic departs from the manner of most American literary histories, which have “followed lines of development grounded in [the novel’s] European aspects.” Instead of seeing African American authors as subordinate, he incorporates them in a process whereby American novelists, black...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 347–376.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Rabbit novels in terms of their mythic sense of national consciousness, grounded in the author’s professed belief that his ideal reader would be a student of senior high school or early college age discovering his work in a public library somewhere in small town Kansas. Roth’s Zuckerman trilogy...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 297–316.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Fic- tion: Irony, Sincerity, and Populism (Critique [Crit] 59: 259 70) Jon Doyle contrasts two contemporary strains of sincerity, in the socioreal- ist novels by Michael Chabon and Jonathan Franzen on the one hand and in Nathan Hill s The Nix on the other. Doyle finds the first to fall into the trap...
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American Literary Scholarship (2014) 2012 (1): 315–348.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of such critical work is that a wider range of novels and short stories is presented for what still qualifies as explication. i  General Studies A telling analysis of the frustration of literary innovation by traditional- ist interests is presented by Andrew N. Rubin in Archives of Authority: Empire...