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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 651–676.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Evan Brier Abstract How should Toni Morrison’s work as a Random House editor be understood? How does it figure, that is, in the larger contexts of literary history, publishing history, and the history of African American expression? Positioning Morrison’s editorial work in relation to the corporate...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 597–619.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Daniel Pecchenino In this essay, Pecchenino uses Salinger's 1986 lawsuit against his unauthorized biographer, Ian Hamilton, and Random House, Inc. (over Hamilton's use of quotations from Salinger's personal and previously unpublished letters) to explore the highly interpretive natures of U.S...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 569–595.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in newspapers, magazines, Random House advertisements, and on promotional posters in bookstores. Harold Halma purportedly overheard a conversation between two women studying one of the blown-up images in the window of a Fifth Avenue bookstore in which one woman said, “I’m telling you, he’s just young...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 303–331.
Published: 01 June 2013
... : Random House . ———. ( 1955 ) 2004 . “ On Privacy .” In Essays, Speeches, and Public Letters . Edited by Meriwether James B. , 62 – 75 . New York : Random House . ———. 1961 . The Town . New York : Vintage . Fraser Nancy . 1992 . “ Rethinking the Public Sphere: A Contribution...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 563–597.
Published: 01 September 2001
... suggestive description, the narrator of Absa- lom compares Charles Bon’s violent, episodic life following his depar- ture from Sutpen’s Hundred to a ‘‘broken cinema film’’ (170). Faulkner uses this description again years later in a letter to Robert N. Linscott, the senior editor at Random House, when he...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 355–377.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Lettres 10 , no. 2 : 40 – 43 . Cleaver Eldridge . 1999 . Soul on Ice . New York : Random House . First published 1968. Crafts Hannah . 2002 . The Bondwoman’s Narrative . Edited by Gates Henry Louis Jr. New York : Grand Central Publishing . Dewey John . 1998...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 275–302.
Published: 01 June 2015
... : Univ. of Illinois Press . Ellison Ralph . (1959) 1964 . “ The Golden Age, Time Past .” In Shadow and Act, 199 – 212 . New York : Random House . Gates Henry Louis Jr. 1988 . The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism . New York : Oxford Univ...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 600–602.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of which we wish to protect ourselves from” (38). Morrison’s glinting remarks on her own work match those she offers on other writers. She notes her novel Paradise ’s premise of intraracial color hierarchy in its fictionalized Oklahoma Black world; she writes of her nineteen years at Random House...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., Stimulants, and Intoxicants . Translated by Jacobson David . New York : Random House . Shamir Milette . 2006 . Inexpressible Privacy: The Interior Life of Antebellum American Literature . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . Simpson Jeffrey E. 1984 . “ Thoreau...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 850–852.
Published: 01 December 2014
... cultures. Here, she provides a fascinat- ing look at how genre works to establish the placement of books on the retail- er’s shelf, thereby structuring the reader’s expectations of a book. Rak then returns to two specific publishing firms, Random House and HarperCollins, and to their production...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 87–114.
Published: 01 March 2021
...: “Something has been made of Miss McCullers’s age: she is only twenty-two. To what end? Genius is ageless—and here one faces nothing less. What Miss McCullers may or may not do in the future is beside the point.” In their advertisement for Other Voices , Random House hoped to have it both ways: “Though he...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 847–850.
Published: 01 December 2014
... on the retail- er’s shelf, thereby structuring the reader’s expectations of a book. Rak then returns to two specific publishing firms, Random House and HarperCollins, and to their production of memoirs during a single year. Her readings of sev- eral selected memoirs, and of their paratextual elements...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2010
...; reprinted as “The New Yorker Prospectus” in Thomas Kunkel, Genius in Disguise: Harold Ross of the “New Yorker” (New York: Random House, 1995), 440. 2 Harrison Smith, “The Best Sellers,” Saturday Review of Literature, 27 October 1951, 22. 3 Neil Evernden, The Social Creation...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 223–244.
Published: 01 March 2003
...- den Brown. New York: Random House. 2002. xxvii, 376 pp. Paper, $11.95. In his introduction, Caleb Crain names Brown’s novel as the origin of Ameri- can gothic. He credits Brown with intuiting and expressing America’s deep...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 908–916.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Random House editor, Albert Erskine, King mines various literary archives so as to better understand the oeuvre of the man known as a “gregarious recluse.” Counternarrative Possibilities: Virgin Land, Homeland, and Cormac McCarthy’s Westerns . By James Dorson. Frankfurt, Germany: Campus Verlag...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 321–355.
Published: 01 June 2000
... sociological generalizations mas- querading as creative experimentation or intellectual depth in artistic discourse. Through frequent contact with his Random House editor Albert Erskine (a founding editor of Southern Review...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 859–867.
Published: 01 December 2006
... and the Literary Imagination (New York: Random House, 1992). 5 See Joel Williamson, The Crucible of Blackness: Black-White Relations in the American South since Emancipation (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1984), 38. 6 See Édouard Glissant, Faulkner, Mississippi (1996), trans. Barbara Lewis...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 137–157.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the Past at Colonial Williamsburg . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . Harris Robert . 1992 . Fatherland . New York : Random House . Hawthorne Nathaniel . ( 1850 ) 1983 . The Scarlet Letter , in Collected Novels , edited by Bell Millicent , 115 – 346 . New York : Library...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Groups Concerned with the Problem of Street Corner Employment of Domestic Workers) ( April ). Davis Jane . 1986 . “ More Farce than Human: Richard Wright's Female Characters ,” Obsidian II ( Winter ): 68 – 83 . Ellison Ralph . 1964 . Shadow and Act . New York : Random House...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2004
... ‘‘Editing the Crisis Crisis, March 1951; reprinted in The CRISIS Reader: Stories, Poetry, and Essays from the N.A.A.C.P.’s CRISIS Magazine,ed. Sondra Kathryn Wilson (New York: Random House, 1999), xxix. 16 Ibid., xviii. 17 ‘‘Editing the Crisis’’ is a typical example of DuBois’s commentary...