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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 655–683.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Sam Huber Abstract In her poems of the 1960s and 1970s, Muriel Rukeyser developed feminist internationalist alternatives to both masculinist antiwar politics and isolationist currents of women’s liberation. At the same time that the nascent women’s liberation movement appeared to turn inward...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Avery Slater Reading Muriel Rukeyser’s 1938 long poem The Book of the Dead alongside Walter Benjamin’s theories of messianism and “profane illumination,” this essay explores how their work reconceives 1930s Marxist secular politics of redemption along postsecular lines. As a crisis in interwar...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 865–886.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Modernism, 191–93. Slater, Avery. “American Afterlife: Benjaminian Messianism and Technologi- cal Redemption in Muriel Rukeyser’s The Book of the Dead,” 767–97. Stein, Jordan Alexander. “Angels in (Mexican) America,” 683–711. Stuelke, Patricia. “‘Times When Greater Disciplines Are Born’: The Zora...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., by reading Ezra Pound’s Adams cantos? Did Muriel Rukeyser change labor and workers’ rights laws by publishing The Book of the Dead? Although Thurston allowsthatpoetry‘‘cannotdirectlyeffectchangeinhistory’’butactsinmedi...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2017
... socialism to mid-century liberalism, into a post-1967 Zionism/neoconservatism) by attending to the American Jewish Congress’s 1944 “Under Forty” symposium of emerging Jewish literary voices. Here, he briefly raises Muriel Rukeyser as a key, problematic figure but leaves readers to wonder—or perhaps...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 397–400.
Published: 01 June 2020
... “popular” (110) appeal? (Carl Sandburg, no “avant garde” (24) modernist, pulled this off, but he’s not mentioned.) Or advocate for a less predatory “managed capitalism” (111)—Blackmur’s leaning—that values poet-critics as vital for the “public good” (125)? Poet-critics engagé like Muriel Rukeyser...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 159–186.
Published: 01 March 2015
... after 9/11 . Boston : Beacon Press . Rich Adrienne . (1991) 1995 . “ In Those Years .” In Dark Fields of the Republic: Poems 1991–1995 , 4 . New York : Norton . Rukeyser Muriel . 2005 . “ Poem .” In The Collected Poems of Muriel Rukeyser , 430 . Pittsburgh, PA : Univ...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 207–214.
Published: 01 March 2014
... that property in these texts also functions to counteract, not just incite, violence. Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary: The Poetics of Connection. By Catherine Gander. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh Univ. Press. 2013. viii, 248 pp. $104.00. Seeking to refocus critical attention on Rukeyser as a major...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 227–240.
Published: 01 March 2000
... of Muriel Rukeyser . Ed. Anne F. Herzog and Janet E. Kaufman. New York: St. Martin’s. 1999. xviii, 326 pp. $45.00. This volume celebrates the life and work of poet, journalist, biographer, trans...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 467–473.
Published: 01 June 2012
... War. By Clive Bush. Oxfordshire, UK: Peter Lang Oxford. 2010. xiii, 594 pp. $77.95. Bush offers an in-­depth analysis of the writing of five mid-­twentieth-­century political dissidents: Victor Serge, Dwight Macdonald, Dorothy Norman, Lewis Mumford, and Muriel Rukeyser. Eschewing a more...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 645–654.
Published: 01 December 2014
... and transmaterial, nonmonadic commingling that might enrich contemporary queer theory. From the history of sex to the history of labor we turn with Avery Slater’s read- ing of Muriel Rukeyser’s 1938 poem, The Book of the Dead, as a version of “postsecular Marxism” comparable to that of her more illustrious...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 807–820.
Published: 01 December 2007
... interest (George Oppen, Gwendolyn Brooks, Muriel Rukeyser) to the critically repressed (Thomas McGrath). All of Lowney’s poets are presented as historicized figures, reinvent- ing their poetic stances to more fully address the particularities of their moment, often encountered...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (2): 413–421.
Published: 01 June 2004
... on Moore’s work, including articles by H.D., T. S. Eliot, Mark Van Doren, Ezra Pound, Harriet Monroe, William Carlos Williams, Randall Jarrell, and Muriel Rukeyser. Brief Mention 419 From the Center of Tradition: Critical Perspectives on Linda Hogan...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 203–215.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., and the abolition of capital punishment. Through illustrations, papers, and interviews with family members, Roper documents the life of this Southern figure. Muriel Rukeyser’s ‘‘The Book of the Dead By Tim Dayton. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press. 2003. x, 162 pp. $24.95. Rukeyser’s poem about the Gauley...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 843–867.
Published: 01 December 2003
...), she registered its difference from works by her contemporaries, such as Gwendolyn Brooks, John Ciardi, Randall Jar- rell, Robert Lowell, Muriel Rukeyser, Karl Shapiro, and even her men- tor Marianne Moore, all...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 199–213.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Reconsidered. By Robert Shulman. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2000. 340 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $19.95. Meridel Le Sueur, Josephine Herbst, Richard Wright, Muriel Rukeyser, and Langston Hughes are among the writers featured in this study of 1930s leftist writing. Shulman demonstrates...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 473–486.
Published: 01 June 2003
... poetic response that provides a snapshot of American progressive poetry. The poets represented here include four members of the International Brigade and several well-known poets, including Langston Hughes, Muriel Rukeyser...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 283–305.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of Vivian R. Pollak’s persuasive new book Our Emily Dickinsons . For the modernist poet Marianne Moore, Dickinson represented a model for The New Woman. For Elizabeth Bishop, she raised anxiety, with her expressions of same-sex desire threatening “to out” lesbian poets like Bishop herself. For Muriel...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 333–361.
Published: 01 June 2013
.... Poets began to use quotation not to make poetry of but to find the poetry in average lives: Muriel Rukeyser, Charles Rez­ nikoff, Mike Gold, Tillie Olsen, and many others embarked on projects that use other’s words to draw attention to and valorize otherwise unno- ticed experience. To be sure...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 842–844.
Published: 01 December 2009