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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 401–404.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Philip Beidler Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain’s Asia and Comparative Racialization . By Hsu Hsuan L. . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2015 . xii, 244 pp. Cloth , $79.00 ; paper, $24.00 ; e-book available. Mark Twain in China . By Lai-Henderson Selina . Stanford, CA...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 419.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Paul Baender By Everett Emerson. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2000. xiii,386 pp. $34.95. 2001 Book Reviews 419 Mark Twain, A Literary Life. By Everett Emerson...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 193.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 2008 General River of Dreams: Imagining the Mississippi before Mark Twain . By Thomas Ruys Smith. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2007. x, 232 pp. $38.00. Brief Mention Editions Franklin Evans, or the Inebriate: A Tale of the Times. By Walt Whitman. Ed...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2004
... resourcefulness of this indomitable ex-slave. Adam Gussow, University of Mississippi Rehabilitating Bodies: Health, History, and the American Civil War. By Lisa A. Long. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2003. 344 pp. $49.95. Mark Twain and Medicine: ‘‘Any Mummery Will Cure By K. Patrick Ober...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 196–197.
Published: 01 March 2000
... paradigmatic the Seneca Falls convention of 1848, Isenberg proposes to re- store the complexity of a movement marked by the varied initiatives and di- vergent agendas of feminist activists in matters of the state and its institutions 5995 AL...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 117–152.
Published: 01 March 2000
... of Mark Twain’s more fanciful variations on the theme of ethnic caricature, he imagines himself as a cholera germ injected into the blood stream of a ‘‘hoary and moulderingold bald- headed tramp’’ named Blitzowski...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 186–187.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, and in the forms of ethnic, racial, and national hybridity engaged by Maxine Hong Kingston and Kate Simon. Richard S. Lowry, College of William and Mary Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain’s Final Years. By Karen Lystra. Berkeley and Los Angeles...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 427–428.
Published: 01 June 2000
... Mark Twain, which for all its erudition is sometimes hard to square with what Twain wrote. A central premise of this gathering of loosely connected essays is that like Achilles, Twain’s fiction gets...
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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): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Cynthia Wu This essay uses both ethnic studies and disability studies to read two late-nineteenth-century American texts that refer to Chang and Eng Bunker, conjoined twin entertainers from the country then known as Siam who were popularly called the Siamese Twins. Mark Twain's sketch “Personal...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2001
... America and the settler- colonial ideal. Over and against Melville’s pessimism and doubt, however, Twain deploys iconoclastic humor the American Vandal to undermine the presumptions and conventions of ‘‘American’’ identity. Marking a tran- sition from pilgrim to tourist, Innocents Abroad looks toward...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 487–517.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Denise Cruz Duke University Press 2006 Denise Reconsidering McTeague’s ‘‘Mark’’ and ‘‘Mac Cruz Intersections of U.S. Naturalism, Imperial Masculinities, and Desire between Men In a scene that seems out of place amid McTeague’s minutely...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 618–620.
Published: 01 September 2007
... the literary genre of regionalism stages dissent from the hegemony of the nation. Using what he understands as representative regional writers—Mark Twain, William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, and Toni Morrison—Jackson draws on cultural geographers and a somewhat eccentric collection of...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
... necessary to Tom’s development, always leaps beyond and in the way of efforts to produce a free, individual subject. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 slavery play Mark Twain minor bodies fugitivity escape Despite the fact that in 1894 Mark Twain would describe the cat as the...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Huckleberry Finn and “Three Vagabonds of Trinidad” In his 1950 introduction to Huckleberry Finn (1884), T. S. Eliot provides a striking explanation for Mark Twain’s reversion to “the mood of Tom Sawyer” in the novel’s final chapters. He explains that neither a...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 293–322.
Published: 01 June 2008
... on the commodifying the bodies of, laboring West Indian women in hospitality industries. Seacole and Sui Sin Far, by marking (in)hospitable relations in the Caribbean American region in sites of hospitality where they reside and work—the Jamaican creole boarding-house and tourist hotel, respectively...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 214–215.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Mark Chiang By Jinqi Ling. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 1998. ix, 212 pp. $45.00. 2000 Book Reviews 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 185 of 246 Authorizing Experience: Refigurations of the Body Politic in Seventeenth-Century...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 399–401.
Published: 01 June 2013
... contradictions. The Century was antifeminist yet published works by women, and later, when publishing works written by both Southerners and Northerners recounting events from the Civil War, the editors accepted pieces (by Mark Twain and George Washington Cable in particular) that mockingly assaulted the...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 416–418.
Published: 01 June 2009
... writers as stylistically and generi- cally disjunct as Mark Twain, Susan Warner, Charles Chesnutt, and Pauline Hopkins, Margolis’s examinations make a persuasive case for a heretofore underexamined tradition of the U.S. novel that “disarticulate[s] privacy and individuality” (3). In these...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 680–682.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Mark Osteen By Robert Seguin. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2001. 210 pp. Cloth,$49.95; paper, $17.95. 2002 Book Reviews The American Puritan Elegy: A Literary and Cultural Study. By Jeffrey A. Hammond. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2000. xv, 264 pp. $59.95. Jeffrey Hammond...