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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 856–858.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Colbey Emmerson Reid © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Ashes Taken for Fire: Aesthetic Modernism and the Critique of Identity . By Kevin Bell. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2007. x, 252 pp. Cloth, $67.50; paper, $22.50. Modernism on File: Writers, Artists, and the...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jane F. Thrailkill © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism . By Paul Gilmore. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2008. viii, 242 pp. $60.00. Passions for Nature: Nineteenth-Century America's Aesthetics of...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 61–91.
Published: 01 March 2013
...David Faflik American author Henry David Thoreau's transcendental writings are aesthetically “shallow.” To read Thoreau's signature works is to locate interpretive meaning elsewhere than the resonant “depths” with which we long have associated the transcendental text. These are the implications for...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 884–885.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Aesthetic. By Thomas Travisano. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 1999. xvi, 325 pp. $35.00. In Midcentury Quartet, Thomas Travisano convincingly defines a circle of four poets interacting with each...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 174–176.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Aesthetic of Attractions . By Sanborn Geoffrey . New York : Columbia Univ. Press . 2016 . 212 pp. Cloth , $60.00 ; e-book, $59.99 . Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 William Wells Brown plagiarized. Fully 23 percent of his most widely read novel, Clotel (1853), was taken...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Mendi Lewis Obadike Duke University Press 2007 Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity . By Alexander G. Weheliye. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2005. xii, 286 pp. $22.95. Kinds of Blue: The Jazz Aesthetic in African American Narrative. By Jurgen E. Grandt. Columbus...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Paul Grimstad © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Formalism, Experience, and the Making of American Literature in the Nineteenth Century . By Theo Davis. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2007. vi, 203 pp. $85.00. One True Theory and the Quest for an American Aesthetic...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Ayşe Çelikkol Duke University Press 2006 Ays¸e The Morgesons, Aesthetic Predicaments, and Çelikkol the Competitive Logic of the Market Economy To determine the size of an object, Kant notes in Critique of Judgment,werequire‘‘somethingelseasitsmeasure 1...
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American Literature (1 June 2007) 79 (2): 393–411.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., the modernist retreat into aestheticism is a dereliction of duty on a whole new scale: “even Coleridge,” as he puts it, “has more politics than Proust.”1 More than seventy years later, Wilson’s arresting distinction between political engagement and aesthetic retreat is still...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 593–596.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Evie Shockley Spectacular Blackness: The Cultural Politics of the Black Power Movement and the Search for a Black Aesthetic . By Ongiri Amy Abugo . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2010 . x, 223 pp. Cloth , $55.00 ; paper , $22.50 . Specters of Democracy...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 844–847.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Lee Yoon Sun . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2013 . ix , 226 pp. Cloth , $78.00 ; e-book available . The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature . By Lee Christopher . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . 2012 . xi , 191 pp. Cloth , $50.00...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Citizenship in the United States, 1860–1945 . By Olwell Victoria . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2011 . 288 pp. Cloth , $59.95 ; e-book , $59.95 . Liberty of the Imagination: Aesthetic Theory, Literary Form, and Politics in the Early United States . By Cahill Edward...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 477–507.
Published: 01 September 2016
... women’s songs and sounds produce what I name a “reverberating aesthetic of black women’s pain” that simultaneously structures and haunts texts representing black nationalist thought. This essay tracks these acoustic after-effects in order to uncover these black women as a crucial first step toward...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Multiculturalism . By Christopher Douglas. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2009. vii, 372 pp. $45.00. Realism for the Masses: Aesthetics, Popular Front Pluralism, and U.S. Culture, 1935–1947 . By Chris Vials. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi. 2009. xlii, 232 pp. $50.00. Book Reviews Folded...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 654–656.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Lee Schweninger © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Art as Performance, Story as Criticism: Reflections on Native Literary Aesthetics . By Craig S. Womack. Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press. 2009. 406 pp. Cloth, $39.95; paper, $24.95. We Will Dance Our Truth: Yaqui History in...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 855–857.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Michael Borshuk © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Cross-Rhythms: Jazz Aesthetics in African-American Literature . By Keren Omry. London: Continuum. 2009. 189 pp. $120.00. Writing the Future of Black America: Literature of the Hip-Hop Generation . By Daniel Grassian...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 153–174.
Published: 01 March 2011
... altered attitudes toward the present. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Rachel Organic Shrapnel: Affect and Aesthetics Greenwald in September 11 Fiction Smith ​Don DeLillo’s novel Falling Man (2007) begins with its central character, Keith, leaving the...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Nicolas S. Witschi This Ecstatic Nation: The American Landscape and the Aesthetics of Patriotism . By Ryan Terre . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . 2011 . xv , 171 pp. Cloth , $80.00 ; paper , $22.95 . Imagining the Forest: Narratives of Michigan and the Upper...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 421–422.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Sexual Aesthetics and the Male Homosexual Literary Tradition.By John P. Anders. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 1999. xiv, 187 pp. $40.00. 6363 AMERICAN LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 195 of 232 In his study of Willa Cather’s fiction, John Anders...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 875–877.
Published: 01 December 2001
... sketch’s increasingly modern ‘‘aesthetic of the everyday’’ produced a ‘‘typology of the nation’’ for nineteenth-century U.S. readers, in which ‘‘places became scenes,peoplewere transformed into characters,andeventswereabstractedasincidents reli- able constituent parts in a ‘‘consumable’’ national sense...