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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 666–667.
Published: 01 September 2000
... history such as P. T. Barnum. Among the most innovative aspects of Irmscher’s approach is his focused interest in natural history as a form of autobiography and his consequent ex- amination, in the first half of...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 666–668.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Katherine Snyder Bureau of Missing Persons: Writing the Secret Lives of Fathers . By Porter Roger J. . Ithaca, NY : Cornell Univ. Press . 2011 . x , 202 pp. $35.00 . Composing Selves: Southern Women and Autobiography . By Prenshaw Peggy Whitman . Baton Rouge...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 872–874.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Shirley Samuels Style, Gender, and Fantasy in Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Writing . By Beam Dorri . New York : Cambridge Univ. Press . 2010 . 260 , viii pp. $85.00 . Radical Spiritual Motherhood: Autobiography and Empowerment in Nineteenth-Century African American Women...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Aviva F. Taubenfeld The Autobiography of Citizenship: Assimilation and Resistance in U.S. Education . By Cooper Tova . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers Univ. Press . 2015 . xii, 264 pp. Cloth , $90.00 ; paper, $31.95 ; e-book, $31.95 . Fashion and Fiction: Self-Transformation in...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 438–439.
Published: 01 June 2001
... puts them into perspectives simultaneously in flux, and new. Lynn Z. Bloom, University of Connecticut Autobiography and Black Identity Politics: Racialization in Twentieth-Century...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 221–223.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Timothy Recuber Writing the 9/11 Decade: Reportage and the Evolution of the Novel . By Charlie Lee-Potter . New York : Bloomsbury . 2016 . 252 pp. Cloth, $110.00 ; paper, $29.95 ; e-book, $26.95 . American Autobiography after 9/11 . By Megan Brown . Madison : Univ...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 533–561.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Kay Yandell In 1931, Crow medicine woman Pretty Shield delivered her oral autobiography to Frank Linderman, simultaneously through an interpreter of spoken Crow, and without translation to Linderman in Indian Sign Language. Pretty Shield’s and Linderman’s use of the sign language within this...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 185–188.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Biblical Rhetoric in Early American Autobiography. By Eileen Razzari Elrod. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2008. xii, 230 pp. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $24.95. Evangelism and Resistance in the Black Atlantic, 1760–1835. By Cedrick May. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2008. ix, 157 pp. $36.95...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Ethnic American Autobiography, 1965–2002 . By Walker Madeline Ruth . Iowa City : Univ. of Iowa Press , 2011 . 201 pp. Cloth , $35.00 ; e-book , $19.25 . The Ethics of Community: Nancy, Derrida, Morrison, and Menendez . By Luszczynska Ana M. . New York : Continuum , 2011...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 249–274.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Cristina L. Ruotolo Duke University Press 2000 Cristina L. James Weldon Johnson and the Autobiography Ruotolo of an Ex-Colored Musician 6059 American Literature 72:2 / sheet 11 of223 In all the critical attention paid to...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 394–397.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Jason Stacy © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 American Transcendentalism: A History . By Philip F. Gura. New York: Hill and Wang. 2007. xv, 385 pp. Cloth; $27.50; paper, $15.00. Mediating American Autobiography: Photography in Emerson, Thoreau, Douglass, and Whitman . By...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 445–447.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Autobiography as Activism: Three Black Women of the Sixties. By Margo V. Perkins. Jackson: Univ. of Mississippi Press. 2000. xviii, 161 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $18.00. To counter the stereotypes and mystery that...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 470–472.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Ecological Imagination, 1929–1941. By Brad D. Lookingbill. Athens: Ohio Univ. Press. 2001. x, 190 pp. Paper, $16.95. Refiguring the Map of Sorrow: Nature Writing and Autobiography. By Mark Allister...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 608–610.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Irving. Though Downes shares part of his textual corpus with Bloch (most notably Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography), their studies differ in methodology and focus. Downes repeatedly cites the political theories of Ernesto Laclau and seems to accept the hermeneutics of deconstruction. He does not fully...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 645–647.
Published: 01 September 2002
... use’’ of grief in the sin-repentance sequence (90). Chapter 4 notes the popularity of the ‘‘self-elegy’’ (102), that is, the poem anticipating and wel- coming death at different, even early, stages of a poet’s life. These ‘‘homilies of salvific hope like Puritan autobiographies and biographies...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 31–65.
Published: 01 March 2016
... the electric chair at Sing Sing prison alongside James Weldon Johnson's 1912 novel The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man , the essay argues that these texts invite us to recast early twentieth-century black resistance in electrical terms, terms that expose racial violence as a function of...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 799–823.
Published: 01 December 2015
... analyzing The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas , and Haley's and Thompson's other magazine writings for Playboy, Rolling Stone , and the Saturday Evening Post , the essay argues that Haley's and Thompson's nonfiction prose styles articulate a view of the social world that can now...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 381–406.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Cynthia Tolentino This essay examines Carlos Bulosan's autobiography America Is in the Heart (1943) as it engages Henry Luce's influential editorial “The American Century” (1941). To begin, it studies how Luce envisioned the mobile, American-style education of a professional class as the...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 547–570.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Swati Rana Rana's essay reads two pioneering works by Syrian immigrant writers, Ameen Rihani's The Book of Khalid (1911) and Abraham Rihbany's A Far Journey (1914), that inaugurate Arab American fiction and autobiography, respectively. She shows how both texts proliferate myths of origin...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 621–648.
Published: 01 September 2011
... generative platform for cross-cultural understanding. Twitchell posits that this turn can be productively situated in relation to two seemingly unconnected “problem” genres of U.S. literature: representations of Africa and memoirs of suffering. By positioning What Is the What —the fictionalized autobiography...