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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 151–152.
Published: 01 March 2002
... that influenced domestic detective fiction: Poe’s tales of ratiocination, the sen- sational story-papers, popular nonfiction crime and trial narratives, the do- mestic novel, and, in her words, ‘‘the social-critical use of the gothic mode as exemplified in the works of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 828–830.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Cecilia Tichi 828  American Literature Between the Novel and the News: The Emergence of American Women’s Writing. By Sari Edelstein. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2014. xi, 240 pp. Cloth, $84.95; paper, $20.50; e-book, $29.50. Sacramental Shopping: Louisa May Alcott, Edith...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 517–545.
Published: 01 September 2015
... as a primary identity category between 1820 and 1900, this essay argues that age offers an especially pertinent lens for nineteenth-century literary scholars. Louisa May Alcott's 1873 novel Work makes the political and social significance of age its central subject. Work acknowledges age as a newly meaningful...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 721–749.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Wendell Holmes’s The Guardian Angel (1867), Louisa May Alcott’s Hospital Sketches (1863), and Walt Whitman’s war entries in Specimen Days (from 1863) represent mental breakdown but propose a radically different therapy: the mind may be healed by acquiescing to the body’s physiological functions...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2024
... before turning to hospital accounts by Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman that adopt the trope of portraiture in order to make soldiers’ suffering legible to a wider audience. This essay argues that these ekphrastic accounts make visible not only soldiers’ suffering but also the act of observing...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 869–892.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... Edelstein, Sari. “Louisa May Alcott’s Age,” 517–45. Elliott, Michael A. “Strangely Interested: The Work of Historical Fantasy,” 137–57. Emre, Merve. “Ironic Institutions: Counterculture Fictions and the American Express Company,” 107–36. Ernest, John. Review: To Live an Antislavery Life...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 31–60.
Published: 01 March 2003
... have books and publishers and a fortune of my own.—Louisa May Alcott, Journals, 1859 Isharedthegeneralaweof[theAtlanticand, having...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 183–184.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... By Christy Rishoi. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press. 2003. xi, 202 pp. Cloth, $62.50; paper, $20.95. Born too late to share the dubious distinction of being one of Hawthorne’s mob of women scribblers, Louisa May Alcott is nevertheless the most durable popular representative of American women’s...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 415–416.
Published: 01 June 2001
... primary or secondary works that would have proveduseful,suchasC.CarrollHollis’sLanguage and Style in ‘‘Leaves of Grass’’ (1983) in discussing the speech-act dimension of Whitman’s poetry or Louisa May...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 416–417.
Published: 01 June 2001
... of Grass’’ (1983) in discussing the speech-act dimension of Whitman’s poetry or Louisa May Alcott’s novel Work (1873) and its chapter on Christie Devon’s experience as an actress. Nevertheless, Ackerman’s book is essential reading...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 874.
Published: 01 December 2000
... canonical writers like Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. Young’s reinvestigation of this female canon is premised in large part on the conflation of public and private...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 305–331.
Published: 01 June 2014
... are obscured by the reproduction of an idea of the generic, iterable, and ultimately “killable” girl. © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 References Alcott Louisa May . ( 1868-69 ) 2004 . Little Women; or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy . Edited by Phillips Anne K. Eiselein Gregory . New...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 184–186.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., $21.95. From Girl to Woman: American Women’s Coming-of-Age Narratives. By Christy Rishoi. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press. 2003. xi, 202 pp. Cloth, $62.50; paper, $20.95. Born too late to share the dubious distinction of being one of Hawthorne’s mob of women scribblers, Louisa May Alcott...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 873–874.
Published: 01 December 2000
... feminist recoveries of American women’s roles in both the war and its literary representation, Young recovers the significance of lesser-known fig- ures and rereads canonical writers like Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2016
... identifications and political zeal in the name of right feeling can lead to terrible violence. In The Altar at Home , Stokes presents major writers of the nineteenth-century United States, such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, and Susan B. Warner, as she asks how religion and identity function...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 33–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
... women’s incorporation. Louisa May Alcott narrates this kind of discursive eccentricity in her novel Work: A Story of Experience (1873) when she uses the trope of genius to raise the experiences of her heroine, Christie, to the politi- cal plane. Christie’s gift for spontaneous political speech...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 819–821.
Published: 01 December 2013
...  American Literature his tension. The war also made a poet of Melville, for whom “the Battle of Shiloh had rendered transcendental philosophy instantly and irrevocably obsolete” (70). Meanwhile, Louisa May Alcott’s work brought her “literary success” at the expense of her health (142...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 655–659.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Spengler begins by defining these texts as a genre, and then focuses on spinoff novels in the United States from the last twenty years, including such pairings as Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund (1999) and Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (1851); March by Geraldine Brooks (2005) and Louisa May Alcott’s...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 630–633.
Published: 01 September 2017
...—the memoirists developed a conversational tone. Thus establishing a connection with readers, they could begin the work of reshaping cultural prescriptions regarding the questions of women’s rights and, often, race relations and a larger “democratic imperative” (161). If Louisa May Alcott’s nurse, Tribulation...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 681–708.
Published: 01 December 2015
... . 2005 . ”Somewhat on the Community-System”: Fourierism in the Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne . New York : Routledge . Matteson John . 2008 . Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father . New York : Norton . McKinley Blaine . 1990 . “Free Love and Domesticity...