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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 189–190.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Vincent Fitzpatrick The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser. By Jerome Loving. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2005. xiii, 480 pp. $34.95. 2006 Book Reviews John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 200.
Published: 01 March 2000
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 57–89.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Emily Hainze Abstract This essay explores the 1907–11 Child-Rescue Campaign run by the Delineator , a fashion magazine for women edited by Theodore Dreiser. I argue that the campaign mobilized social science to reconceptualize maternity as based in affective expertise rather than biological...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Kevin Trumpeter A suspicion toward inherited notions of agency has long been recognized (and frequently decried) as a defining feature of literary naturalism. But while the deterministic worldview of writers like Theodore Dreiser generated much lively debate in the early twentieth century, literary...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2015
... the legitimation crisis of the regulatory state. Highsmith repudiates a narrative world governed by structural or environmental conditions and—in contrast to literary naturalists like Theodore Dreiser and John Steinbeck—presents the darker corners of human experience as phenomena of the largely...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 35–58.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Henry B. Wonham Abstract This essay argues that late nineteenth-century American fiction, as exemplified by William Dean Howells’s The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885) and Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie (1900), is entangled in the period’s embrace of a new understanding of economic conditions, one...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 170–171.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Petra Dreiser By David G. Nicholls. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press. 2000. xi, 180 pp.$42.50. 2002 Book Reviews Coming into Communion: Pastoral Dialogues in Colonial New England. By Laura Henigman. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press. 1999. xi, 234 pp. Cloth, $54.50; paper...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 217–218.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Theodore L. Steinberg By Susanne Klingenstein. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse Univ. Press. 1998. xxxiv,492 pp. $34.95. 2000 Book Reviews 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 185 of 246 Authorizing Experience: Refigurations of the Body Politic...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 153–180.
Published: 01 March 2000
... broker of literary reputation and market value in those years, he understood the degree to which national self- consciousness had become a literary litmus test, and in 1922 he im- plored Dreiser not to ‘‘let Sinclair...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Cahan’s Rise of David Levinsky (1917) to track innovations in the garment industry and Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie (1900) to analyze mechanisms for the production of consumer desire. The culture of accumulation proves hollow for David, Carrie, and Yezierska’s Sonya Vronsky, all of whom manipulate...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2017
... interventions of individual Americans in 20th-century debates about obscenity?” (10). Lambert’s readings force Jewish American literary scholarship to consider works by non-Jewish authors (in particular, Theodore Dreiser’s 1919 play, The Hand of the Potter ) and ranges outside of the Jewish American canon to...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 653–655.
Published: 01 September 2019
..., William Dean Howells, Charles W. Chesnutt, and Theodore Dreiser, benefited from the friendship and patronage of wealthy benefactors, or their institutions, even as they employed their fiction to interrogate how such relationships could compromise artistic independence. Such connections could be personal...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 873–881.
Published: 01 December 2005
... and columns for the Omaha World-Herald as well as short stories, poems, novels, and children’s fiction. Works from 1888 to 1896 are included here, along with a biography by the editor. A Traveler at Forty. By Theodore Dreiser. Ed. Renate Von Bardeleben. Champaign: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2004...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 853–855.
Published: 01 December 2015
... systems. Examining works by Theodore Dreiser, John Dos Passos, Nathanael West, and Willa Cather, Marshall traces the networking of space and sociality that novels not only depict but also enact. Techniques of modern- ist writing make the immaterial stuff of thought and feeling inseparable from...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 885–888.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Rainbow (1973), lighting upon most of the maximalist novels between (Gertrude Stein, Theodore Dreiser) and beyond (David Foster Wallace, William Vollmann). Like New, Buell works not to deflate his materials but to give them their due: layered, overflowing, and compulsively intertextual, as formidable as...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 230–234.
Published: 01 March 2019
... cultural recompense.” The book discusses such writers as James Fenimore Cooper, Kate Chopin, Stephen Crane, Rebecca Harding Davis, Theodore Dreiser, W. E. B. Du Bois, Ellen Glasgow, Jack London, Nell Nelson, and E. D. E. N. Southworth. Making the Poem: Stevens’ Approaches . By George S. Lensing...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 179–180.
Published: 01 March 2006
...); female incompleteness ‘‘becomes naturalism’s version of history’’ (30). Fleiss- ner’s exuberantly intelligent and beautifully written text thus tells an entirely new and breathtaking story about naturalism. Hildegard Hoeller, City University of New York The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 180–182.
Published: 01 March 2006
... new and breathtaking story about naturalism. Hildegard Hoeller, City University of New York The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser. By Jerome Loving. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2005. xiii, 480 pp. $34.95. Throughout his celebrated career, Theodore Dreiser was...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 182–185.
Published: 01 March 2006
... exuberantly intelligent and beautifully written text thus tells an entirely new and breathtaking story about naturalism. Hildegard Hoeller, City University of New York The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser. By Jerome Loving. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2005. xiii, 480 pp...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2006
... exuberantly intelligent and beautifully written text thus tells an entirely new and breathtaking story about naturalism. Hildegard Hoeller, City University of New York The Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser. By Jerome Loving. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2005. xiii, 480 pp...