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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 31–60.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Jennifer L. Fleissner Fleissner's essay explores a possible response to the recent return of what Cynthia Russett called “the intellectual imperium of the Darwinian era” through the writings of Henry Adams. Considering Adams's work—particularly The Education (1907), Mont St.-Michel and Chartres...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 191.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 2008 Editions The Education of Henry Adams: A Centennial Version . Ed. Edward Chalfant and Conrad Edick Wright. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2007. xiv, 500 pp. $34.95. Brief Mention Editions Franklin Evans, or the Inebriate: A Tale of the Times. By...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 December 2017
... procedure. Two political journalists and early practitioners of this genre, Mark Twain and Henry Adams, deliberately turned to the novel to advance a nonpartisan perspective that existed in neither the press nor the politics of the period. I argue that Twain’s The Gilded Age , which famously named the era...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 194.
Published: 01 March 2008
... stories by Whitman and a speech on the same topic by Abraham Lincoln. The Education of Henry Adams: A Centennial Version. Ed. Edward Chalfant and Conrad Edick Wright. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2007. xiv, 500 pp. $34.95. Issued on the centennial of the book’s first (private...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 637–638.
Published: 01 September 2000
... functioned or might function internationally. Utopia and Cosmopolis pairs two mainly utopian authors, Edward Bellamy and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, with two mainly realist authors, William Dean Howells and Henry...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 638–639.
Published: 01 September 2000
... functioned or might function internationally. Utopia and Cosmopolis pairs two mainly utopian authors, Edward Bellamy and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, with two mainly realist authors, William Dean Howells and Henry...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 639–640.
Published: 01 September 2000
... functioned or might function internationally. Utopia and Cosmopolis pairs two mainly utopian authors, Edward Bellamy and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, with two mainly realist authors, William Dean Howells and Henry...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 427–430.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Leslie Butler. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2007. xv, 381 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $24.95. Henry James Goes to Paris . By Peter Brooks. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2007. 255 pp. $24.95. Through Other Continents: American Literature across Deep Time . By Wai...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 59–87.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Kendall Johnson Duke University Press 2002 Kendall ‘‘Dark Spot’’ in the Picturesque: The Aesthetics of Johnson Polygenism and Henry James’s ‘‘A Landscape-Painter’’ Compare [Parisian women] with our own country women occupied in...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 184–186.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Ellen Weinauer Duke University Press 2007 Writing Revolution: Aesthetics and Politics in Hawthorne, Whitman, and Thoreau . By Peter J. Bellis. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2003. vii, 221 pp. $ 39.95. Our Common Dwelling: Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 419–420.
Published: 01 June 2000
... of nature’’ and ‘‘an exacting knowledge of the ecological whole’’ (205)—a com- bination that spiritually enriches humans even as it materially sustains them. David Mazel, Adams State College...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 220–222.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Alan Golding © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 New World Poetics: Nature and the Adamic Imagination of Whitman, Neruda, and Walcott . By George B. Handley. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2007. xi, 441 pp. $39.95. Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archaeology of Forms, 1959...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 33–60.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Michelle C. Neely Near the beginning of Walden , Henry David Thoreau tells his readers that his “experiment in living” is dedicated to learning “what are the gross necessaries of life... the grossest groceries,” a choice of metaphor that might remind us just how much of his personal and political...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 547–574.
Published: 01 September 2015
... eradication of physical suffering as a civilized ideal, sentimentalism deploys suffering instrumentally in the hopes of encouraging empathy as well as personal and political agency. Mediating between these anesthetizing and sentimentalist sensibilities, realists including Edith Wharton, Henry James, and...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 353–379.
Published: 01 June 2012
... same logic under another name. Extended readings of Henry David Thoreau (“Walking”), Edgar Allan Poe (“The Island of the Fay,” “The Black Cat,” and “The Colloquy of Monos and Una”) and recent posthumanist discourse illuminate these points. Unlike his transcendentalist contemporaries and many current...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 747–773.
Published: 01 December 2009
... resist the Darwinist-Freudian jungle, despite reigning critical interpretations by Sedgwick and others. Lundblad draws upon animality studies to reveal how Henry James's “The Beast in the Jungle,” as a foundational example, reads rather differently in light of sexual histories of the beast that are...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Joanna Brooks This essay challenges the image, popularized by Henry Louis Gates Jr., of eighteenth-century African American poet Phillis Wheatley “on trial” before a jury of eighteen white male judges. Brooks argues that there was no trial and that Wheatley instead made her career by cultivating an...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Rachel Adams Rachel Adams is professor of English and Director of the Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University. She is the author of three books, including Raising Henry: A Memoir of Motherhood, Disability, and Discovery (Yale Univ. Press, 2013). Her most recent...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 189–191.
Published: 01 March 2012
... American literature, as it already has, with Patrick Chura’s innovative reading of Henry David Thoreau. Recent discussions of cosmopolitanisms have deepened debates at the center of transnational American studies and environmental literary studies. For example, in Sense of Place and...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 807–831.
Published: 01 December 2004
...-the-century businessman simul- taneously invited and resisted interpretation. As Henry Adams re- marked of the ‘‘new man’’ behind the great Trusts, ‘‘the longer one watched, the less could be seen of him 7 Both William James and Norris’s Presley do their own watching: they look hopefully to either...