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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 229–255.
Published: 01 June 2020
..., as an attitude of resigned acceptance of persistent social injustices but an attitude capable of animating, rather than dissipating, liberal commitments and public agendas. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Annie Kilburn sentimentality shame self-doubt Left melancholia One purpose...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 827–853.
Published: 01 December 2012
... poem also animates the novel: “All we have left is the place the attachment to the place.”20 In fact, the novel’s precise attention to the material spaces of the city makes Cos­ mopolis read on one level like a love letter to the spaces and streets of New York City. Whether Packer is ensconced...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 549–577.
Published: 01 September 2004
... enforces an opening to an unfinished history, which is its stated mission, or a ‘‘closing of minds Having left the museum after only a few years, Bailey lamented the stalling of his ‘‘propaganda vehicle’’ and has recently decried the museum’s latest expansion into the rooming house.35 In serving...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of culture and left them there” (24). This is an original and intriguing premise, and Blair follows up her intro- duction with a series of well-chosen case studies that illustrate both the aims of Mabie’s reading program and some of the challenges he faced. Chapter two is devoted to Silas Lapham...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 193–196.
Published: 01 March 2009
... McCarthy. In a process orchestrated from the right, in the words of M. L. Rosenthal, one of Filreis’s few heroes, of “getting politics and techniques and temperaments all blessedly confused with one another,” writers on the left still pursuing the experimentalist strategies of poetic mod- ernism...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2009
...-American Activities Committee or Joseph McCarthy. In a process orchestrated from the right, in the words of M. L. Rosenthal, one of Filreis’s few heroes, of “getting politics and techniques and temperaments all blessedly confused with one another,” writers on the left still pursuing...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 199–200.
Published: 01 March 2009
...-American Activities Committee or Joseph McCarthy. In a process orchestrated from the right, in the words of M. L. Rosenthal, one of Filreis’s few heroes, of “getting politics and techniques and temperaments all blessedly confused with one another,” writers on the left still pursuing...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2009
... McCarthy. In a process orchestrated from the right, in the words of M. L. Rosenthal, one of Filreis’s few heroes, of “getting politics and techniques and temperaments all blessedly confused with one another,” writers on the left still pursuing the experimentalist strategies of poetic mod- ernism...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 March 2009
...-American Activities Committee or Joseph McCarthy. In a process orchestrated from the right, in the words of M. L. Rosenthal, one of Filreis’s few heroes, of “getting politics and techniques and temperaments all blessedly confused with one another,” writers on the left still pursuing...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 206–209.
Published: 01 March 2009
... McCarthy. In a process orchestrated from the right, in the words of M. L. Rosenthal, one of Filreis’s few heroes, of “getting politics and techniques and temperaments all blessedly confused with one another,” writers on the left still pursuing the experimentalist strategies of poetic mod- ernism...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 541–561.
Published: 01 September 2005
... their small, white egg bundles up in the corners of their old houses, and ‘‘nothing, neither fire / nor water, neither rock nor wind, / [can] bring them down’’ SBW 13). The spiders and the ‘‘bundles of stories’’ they ‘‘left behind’’ embody the power of oral tradition SBW 13). They cannot be destroyed...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 811–835.
Published: 01 December 2001
... and death 17 If the novel is indeed about this dialectic between ‘‘fear and envy of a maternal function I would argue that fear clearly outweighs any envy in Faulkner’s novel. Indeed, Clarke’s claim that the pregnant woman is ‘‘the only major character left alive and free at the end of the book...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 331–354.
Published: 01 June 2011
...- lected together as Three Hainish Novels (1978) and republished as Worlds of Exile and Illusion. 4 Paul Gilroy, Postcolonial Melancholia (New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 2005), xv. 5 See Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness (1969; reprint, New York: Ace Books, 2000...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 27–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of “left melancholia” proposed by Walter Benjamin and rehabilitated for our neoliberal times in Wendy Brown’s well-known 1999 essay. The danger to be identified in this confluence is the fetishizing of noncommodified relations and values as belated objects of mourning, as in Chandler’s nostalgia...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 667–674.
Published: 01 September 2018
... memories served as a synecdoche of the larger national controversy over the model American president as a common man or as a self-made man” who left his commonness behind. Rafts and Other Rivercraft in Huckleberry Finn. By Peter G. Beidler. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press. 2018. xi, 179 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 513–541.
Published: 01 September 2020
... threat but as a natural component of the human. But read in light of the political commitments that this essay’s archive imputes to 1980s and 1990s discourses of virality, their provocations emerge more dubiously as Left enactments of the very immunitarianism—the very racializing flexibility discourse...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 563–597.
Published: 01 September 2001
... or imaginations also occurs in the film’s closing shot, in which Grif- fith produces for his characters an effect analogous to the process spectators experience in watching the film. As Ben Cameron and Elsie Stoneman sit together on a hillside overlooking the ocean, an image appears in the left half of the frame...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (2): 367–389.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Ben Lee Duke University Press 2004 Ben ‘‘Howl’’ and Other Poems: Is There Old Left in Lee These New Beats? As flowers turn toward the sun, by dint of a secret helio- tropism the past strives to turn toward that sun which...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 416–418.
Published: 01 June 2005
... of the processes, opera- tions, and products’’ to ‘‘maintain’’ itself ‘‘from moment to moment’’ [62]) and the second-order observer (an effect in self-organizing systems of the system- environment distinction). It is left to Thoreau to work out Emerson’s insights. McMurry reads ‘‘Ktaadn’’ and ‘‘Walking...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 418–421.
Published: 01 June 2005
...-order observer (an effect in self-organizing systems of the system- environment distinction). It is left to Thoreau to work out Emerson’s insights. McMurry reads ‘‘Ktaadn’’ and ‘‘Walking’’ to derive the category of embodied knowledge as a resolution of the hybridizing-purifying binary (Bruno Latour...