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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 673–675.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Daniel Pecchenino Real Phonies: Cultures of Authenticity in Post–World War II America . By Cheever Abigail . Athens : Univ. of Georgia Press . 2010 . viii , 312 pp. Cloth , $59.95 ; paper , $24.95 . Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post–World...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 177–179.
Published: 01 March 2018
...James Dawes American Writers and the Approach of World War II, 1935–1941: A Literary History . By Takayoshi Ichiro . Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press . 2015 . ix, 333 pp. Cloth , $102.00 ; e-book, $82.00 . Shell Shock, Memory, and the Novel in the Wake of World War I...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 410–411.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Theo Hummer © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 A Freedom Bought with Blood: African American War Literature from the Civil War to World War II . By Jennifer C. James. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2007. 324 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $22.50. Behind the Lines...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 605–607.
Published: 01 September 2004
... World War II. By James Dawes. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2002. viii, 308 pp. $39.95. Despite this nation’s revolutionary beginnings, literary criticism has gener- ally failed to recognize the centrality of violence and dissent to U.S. culture. Violence occasionally consumes Hawthorne’s dream...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 193–196.
Published: 01 March 2003
... is in place: African American patriarchs have replaced white ones, leaving women, youth, and the light-skinned to find their own subversive voices. Jené Lee, Duke University Elizabeth Bishop’s World War II–Cold War...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 210–211.
Published: 01 March 2000
... The Good War’s Greatest Hits: World War II and American Remembering.By Philip D. Beidler. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 1998. x, 220 pages. $29.95. Philip D. Beidler’s book proposes a genealogy of what he calls ‘‘the big-book...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 835–838.
Published: 01 December 2007
... in the Great Depression . By Susan Currell. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2005. 235 pp. $39.95. The Twilight of the Middle Class: Post-World War II American Fiction and White-Collar Work . By Andrew Hoberek. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2005. x, 158 pp. Cloth, $57.50; paper...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Gene Andrew Jarrett © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 The Humanities and the Dynamics of Inclusion since World War II . Ed. David A. Hollinger. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2006. vi, 421 pp. $45.00. Multiethnic Literature and Canon Debates . Ed. Mary Jo Bona...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 333–359.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Karen Jackson Ford Ford's essay investigates the post–World War II haiku boom in the United States with particular attention to how haiku has served different projects of national identity. These diverse projects share an inclination to respond in haiku to the United States' troubled history...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 671–699.
Published: 01 December 2023
... Services Editions during World War II, one of the largest enterprises in the history of publishing. The essay traces the selections of the council, the networks of soldier-readers created by the books themselves, and the acts of reading constrained and made possible by these attachments across front lines...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 March 2015
... ), Philip Roth in Indignation ( 2008 ), Chang-rae Lee in The Surrendered ( 2010 ), and Toni Morrison in Home ( 2012 ). In considering the literary afterlife of the Korean War, I begin with an analysis of the biopolitical logic of defense that arose after World War II during a time of American global...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 783–810.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of the first graduate programs in creative writing were founded in the years after World War II, and their classes were dominated by white vets attending college on the GI Bill. The vets received the now-clichéd advice to write what they know, to turn their war experiences into war stories. The next wave...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (2): 205–227.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Avery Slater Abstract This article examines early Cold War attempts to generate poetry using computers. Set between the end of World War II and the rise of personal computing, computer-generated poetry from this period was shaped not only by artists but also the university lab, the defense...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 151–174.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Thomas Gordon Perrin Perrin's essay examines the late work of Ernest Hemingway and T. S. Eliot, both accused of having descended into “middlebrow” territory during the post—World War II years when the term was most in vogue. Perrin argues that Eliot's and Hemingway's middlebrow work develops...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 769–797.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Jodi Melamed “The Killing Joke of Sympathy” reconstructs the centrality of the “race novel” for the consolidation of racial liberalism as an official and limited state of antiracism in the United States after World War II. In particular, it considers the evidentiary and emotional values ascribed...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 381–406.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., the transformation of the U.S.-Philippines colonial relationship, and U.S. immigration narratives during World War II. © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Cynthia In the “Training Center of the Skillful Servants Tolentino of Mankind”: Carlos Bulosan’s Professional Filipinos...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 755–782.
Published: 01 December 2023
... experience of incarceration out of chronological order, encouraging new connections across a massive collection of materials: letters, photographs, federal surveillance documents, paintings, sermons, and other ephemera surrounding World War II Japanese American incarceration. Their respective acts...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (1): 85–112.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Rei Magosaki Abstract This article sees post–World War II wartime incarceration literature as a multigenerational corpus and reassesses the handling of this material in Asian American literary criticism and cultural analysis. As a way of addressing the expanding corpus of wartime incarceration...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (2): 269–295.
Published: 01 June 2024
... individual stories of illegal abortions from the post–World War II years. It analyzes these narratives in the context of the postwar period’s growing sensational political fascination with abortion pain, alongside the second-wave feminist positioning of abortion as the paramount feminist issue and inherent...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 767–779.
Published: 01 December 2020
... spaces, Hong Kong will increasingly be at the intersections of different times or speeds.” Reflecting on the meaning of history during and in the aftermath of World War II, the German philosopher Karl Löwith ( 1949 : 6) wrote, “the past is a promise to the future; consequently, the interpretation...