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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Mary Elene Wood Abstract This article begins with the discovery in a Wellcome Library war psychiatry archive of a carbon copy of one of John Steinbeck’s 1943 dispatches to the New York Tribune from the Italian front. The article examines Steinbeck’s dispatch in relation to documents in the military...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2015
... the legitimation crisis of the regulatory state. Highsmith repudiates a narrative world governed by structural or environmental conditions and—in contrast to literary naturalists like Theodore Dreiser and John Steinbeck—presents the darker corners of human experience as phenomena of the largely autonomous...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 473–486.
Published: 01 June 2003
.... Katherine A. Rodger. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2002. liv, 283 pp. $39.95. Marine biologist Edward Ricketts is better known in literary circles as a close friend of John Steinbeck. He was the model for ‘‘Doc’’ in Cannery Row and may...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 415–418.
Published: 01 June 2016
... to displace John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath (1939) and Dorothea Lange’s image of the migrant mother, by offering readings of work from the same period by Wright, Elizabeth Catlett, William Attaway, Ann Petry, Marita Bonner, Chester Himes, and Sanora Babb, her project ultimately works to integrate...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 445–458.
Published: 01 June 2001
... that White should be recog- nizedasaforefatherofliterarynonfiction. 6363 AMERICAN LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 223 of 232 John Steinbeck and the Critics. By John Ditsky. Rochester, N.Y.: Camden House. 2000. xii, 158 pp. $59.00...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 431–440.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., alcoholism, and the role of mas- querade in McCullers’s writings. An editor’s introduction to the author’s life and work explores McCullers’s mixed feelings toward the South and her view of humanity as fundamentally flawed. 440  American Literature John Steinbeck’s Global Dimensions. Ed. Kyoko Ariki...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 667–674.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., and Eudora Welty and photography. The Short Story in Midcentury America: Countercultural Form in the Work of Bowles, McCarthy, Welty, and Williams . By Sam V. H. Reese. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2017. ix, 210 pp. Cloth, $42.00; e-book available. This study surveys John Steinbeck’s...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 426–428.
Published: 01 June 2019
... discourses and events through an Asian Americanist critical lens. Her four chapters cover Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man (1952), John Steinbeck’s East of Eden (1952), the Melville revival (focusing on the late 1940s through the 1950s), and the championing of William Faulkner through the 1946 release...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 914–921.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... The Pull of Politics: Steinbeck, Wright, Hemingway, and the Left in the Late 1930s . By Milton A. Cohen. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press. 2018. ix, 373 pp. Cloth, $50.00; e-book, $50.00. John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath (1939), Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), and Richard...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, Erskine Caldwell’s Tobacco Road and God’s Little Acre, and John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath all adopt mainstream representations of poor white women with vary- ing degrees of ambivalence. Meanwhile, women-authored novels represent- ing a 1929 mill strike in Gastonia...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 416–422.
Published: 01 June 2020
... of “weak nationalism” in their attempts to understand what America is. Relying on affect theory, the book analyzes how works by authors like Simone de Beauvoir, John Steinbeck, Charles Kuralt, Jane Smiley, and Sarah Vowell deploy synecdoche to conjure a particular “imagined community.” Ending...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 857–863.
Published: 01 December 2015
... authors including Theodore Dreiser and Langston Hughes; and mythmakers like Edith Wharton and John Steinbeck. The project’s goal is to assess “the literary landscape that the reading audi- ence responded to.” “Tender Is the Night” and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Sentimental Identities. By Chris...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 437–444.
Published: 01 June 2007
... that actually bears close resemblances to the traditional values of Western humanism. 444  American Literature Bibliographies and Guides A John Steinbeck Encyclopedia. Ed. Brian Railsback and Michael J. Meyer. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood. 2006. lviii, 482 pp. $125.00. Encyclopedia of the Harlem...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 908–916.
Published: 01 December 2017
... that depict African American slavery, Native American genocide, the Great Depression, Caribbean American dictatorial regimes and diasporas, the AIDS epidemic, and refugee crises, including works by such authors as Charles Chesnutt, David Bradley, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, John Steinbeck, Carlos...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 233–241.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Sinclair, Hamlin Garland, Sanora Babb, and John Steinbeck, raising the possibility that despite massive changes in food production over the intervening decades, this prewar American archive might offer resources and warnings for the challenge of the moment. The overall failure of early...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 195–203.
Published: 01 March 2006
... is included. Brief Mention 203 Bibliographies and Guides Melville’s Allusions to Religion: A Comprehensive Index and Glossary. Comp. Gail H. Coffler. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood. 2004. xviii, 261 pp. $92.95. John Steinbeck’s ‘‘Of Mice and Men...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 585–594.
Published: 01 September 2022
... poverty?—I posit that it is a question of genealogy. There are multiple ways to address this question; for example, one might begin with John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath (1939) or Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle (1906) to think through the exploitation of (white) immigrants and their labor or Ralph...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 787–814.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and repurposing formal and thematic elements of Stephen Crane’s Maggie (1893), Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940), and John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath (1939). 19 Instead of detailing all the formal and intertextual points that link these works to earlier naturalists, I will focus on how they develop...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 211–222.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of the period. The study high- lights genealogies of American pragmatism and places this school of thought in conversation with authors such as William Dean Howells, Harold Frederic, Jack London, Willa Cather, and John Steinbeck. The Anguish of Displacement: The Politics of Literacy in the Letters...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 573–584.
Published: 01 September 2022
...) and John Steinbeck’s Tom Joad, who still circulate in our image repertoire as emblems of the Depression in popular culture, helped to efface awareness of even more “forgotten” people. Foremost among these were African Americans who were marginalized symbolically within the trove of “official images...