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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2016) 2014 (1): 259–278.
Published: 01 September 2016
... 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 (1 September 2003) 2001 (1): 187–210.
Published: 01 September 2003
... transcend the need for language, to work English beyond the literal, beyond the word, which at once 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...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2014) 2012 (1): 265–287.
Published: 01 September 2014
... 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 (1 September 2001) 1999 (1): 139–156.
Published: 01 September 2001
... him 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...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2013) 2011 (1): 463–474.
Published: 01 September 2013
... with an unlimited acquisitions budget should buy them. Nearly as trivial are the six crib sheets for underachieving secondary school or undergraduate students released this year and entitled either Short Stories for Students or Novels for Students or Poetry for Students American Literary...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2013) 2011 (1): 127–144.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... Aesthetic connoisseurship in The Custom of the Country and adoptive kinship in Summer also garner attention, as do novels of the 1920s. Authors bring new awareness to Wharton’s poetry; explore ghost stories in the context of World War I; and analyze use of domestic space, with reference to Wharton’s...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2013) 2011 (1): 281–302.
Published: 01 September 2013
... 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...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2016) 2014 (1): 21–31.
Published: 01 September 2016
... youngest daugh- ter, Rose—receives critical notation this year in Patricia A. Calla­ han’s “Finding Miss Dilettant: Rose Hawthorne Lathrop’s Recovered Novel” (NHR 40, i: 98–103). Though Rose’s novel was slight, it never- theless “offers insight into Gilded Age art and culture” as well as the...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 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 (1 September 2017) 2015 (1): 235–255.
Published: 01 September 2017
... received much scholarly study are being 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...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 2002) 2000 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 September 2002
... rewriting’’ of ‘‘Rappaccini’s Daughter In the novel ‘‘Isabel serves as the 46 Melville nexus for Melville’s desire to merge with Hawthorne, his feelings of pantheism, and his anxieties about influence and reproduction Rob- ert K. Wallace in ‘‘Melville’s...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2017) 2015 (1): 77–93.
Published: 01 September 2017
... volumes (22 of novels, 10 of tales, and 1 each of James’s Prefaces and notebooks), uses digital technology to enhance textual and historical scholarship, increasing its accuracy and scope. Every volume will include a chronology of James’s life and writing, compiled by Philip Horne; historical and...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2012) 2010 (1): 295–319.
Published: 01 September 2012
... fascinating look at the func- tion of rhetoric in three dystopian novels. Jacobi employs the rhetorical theory of Kenneth Burke to examine how such rhetorical devices as the “big lie,” scapegoating, doublethink, and false ethos institute and maintain fascist governments. Jacobi draws particularly on...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2015) 2013 (1): 239–262.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Late-19th-Century Literature antivivisection advocacy and Frank Norris’s The Octopus. With respect to the latter, Lundblad argues quite elegantly that Norris’s novel is less concerned with the construction of the corporation as an animal and more with construing it as monstrous in a religious...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2005) 2003 (1): 369–392.
Published: 01 September 2005
... never visited Germany; hence his novel was as much of an imaginative construct as his most extreme literary experi- ments of the previous decade. How German Is It? thus asked a question referring as much to its composition as to its ostensible subject matter. Double Vision parallels the author’s...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2016) 2014 (1): 309–340.
Published: 01 September 2016
... 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 (1 September 2010) 2008 (1): 185–210.
Published: 01 September 2010
... 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 to...
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American Literary Scholarship (1 September 2002) 2000 (1): 29–43.
Published: 01 September 2002
... on The Scarlet Letter. As usual, The Scarlet Letter and The Marble Faun receive the pre- ponderance of comment, usually of a New Historical bent that reads Hawthorne’s last completed novel, for example, as an antebellum text of racial import. Patricia Crain’s The Story of A: The Alphabetization...