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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 35–64.
Published: 01 March 2009
..., and literary production in antebellum America, it may do so not just through the haunting final image of Babo as silent posthumous witness but, rather, in the excessive, contradictory verbosity of its assembled legal and literary texts.15 As Melville’s literary salvage of Delano’s Narrative...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 423–435.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of incalculable rupture. So while Delano exem- plifies the aesthetic contemplation of self that functions as a mode of 426 American Literature retreat, Babo, the leader of the slave revolt, commandeers aesthetic representation as a mode of confrontational engagement. In the vio- lently erotic scene when...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 495–520.
Published: 01 September 2000
... pears to climax in Amasa Delano’s whale boat. Here Babo shows his daggered hand as the San Dominick erupts in open revolt. Here the ‘‘past, present, and future seemed one and Melville’s foreshadow- ing makes wonderful sense...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2013
... of both writers, as well as the tactics and forms of intelligence with which each had endowed his fugitive and rebellious figures, Madi­ son Washington and Babo respectively, especially as both Douglass and Melville grappled with nineteenth-century concepts of conflict, historical change, human...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 398–400.
Published: 01 June 2016
...” principle negated (rather than illuminated) by Babo and his fellow revolutionaries’ violent negations of white mastery. Finally, chapter 4 ingeniously examines the ways in which black objects dotting the landscape in “The Encantadas” resist notions of imperial “progress,” thereby thwarting Anglo-American...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 259–289.
Published: 01 June 2005
... that ‘‘forshadow[s] deeper shadows to come’’ BC 47, 46). In particular, the ‘‘blunt- thinking’’ American harbors racist assumptions that prevent him from recognizing the true state of affairs aboard the San Dominick BC 57). When observing the ‘‘easy cheerfulness’’ with which Babo shaves his ‘‘master Delano...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 591–593.
Published: 01 September 2013
... individual” (7). A dazzling reading of Captain Amasa Delano’s inter- action with Atufal, the African king presented in chains as part of the juggling play engineered by Babo in “Benito Cereno,” exemplifies Elmer’s use of the literary. In staging the regal Atufal’s seeming abjection, Babo takes advantage...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 593–596.
Published: 01 September 2013
... reading of Captain Amasa Delano’s inter- action with Atufal, the African king presented in chains as part of the juggling play engineered by Babo in “Benito Cereno,” exemplifies Elmer’s use of the literary. In staging the regal Atufal’s seeming abjection, Babo takes advantage of “the fantasy...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 596–598.
Published: 01 September 2013
...). A dazzling reading of Captain Amasa Delano’s inter- action with Atufal, the African king presented in chains as part of the juggling play engineered by Babo in “Benito Cereno,” exemplifies Elmer’s use of the literary. In staging the regal Atufal’s seeming abjection, Babo takes advantage...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 598–600.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., the African king presented in chains as part of the juggling play engineered by Babo in “Benito Cereno,” exemplifies Elmer’s use of the literary. In staging the regal Atufal’s seeming abjection, Babo takes advantage of “the fantasy that there is a position from which this volatility of power...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 600–603.
Published: 01 September 2013
... most capable of containing the myriad ambivalences and overdeterminations that inform the trope of the sovereign individual” (7). A dazzling reading of Captain Amasa Delano’s inter- action with Atufal, the African king presented in chains as part of the juggling play engineered by Babo...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 604–606.
Published: 01 September 2013
... engineered by Babo in “Benito Cereno,” exemplifies Elmer’s use of the literary. In staging the regal Atufal’s seeming abjection, Babo takes advantage of “the fantasy that there is a position from which this volatility of power and submission can be observed without drawing the observer into it” (96...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 859–867.
Published: 01 December 2006
...- simes; Melville’s Babo in ‘‘Benito Cereno and Faulkner’s and Morri- son’s gothic fictions about the South. While nineteenth-century writ- ers render their anxieties about the advent of creolization (and also partially critique it), their twentieth-century successors represent cre- olization’s...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 227–257.
Published: 01 June 2005
... that he asks Cereno how much money he would take for him, expect- ing to hear that no price could be put on such a man. Before Cereno can answer, the manservant, Babo, gratifies Delano by declaring that ‘‘Master wouldn’t part with Babo for a thousand doubloons’’ Benito Cereno...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 673–689.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... It groups together ‘‘from a tricky point of view’’ un- likely neighbors in other interpretive frameworks: Toni Morrison’s Sula thus stands alongside Melville’s Babo and Louise Erdrich’s Lipsha in an explo- ration of the various facets and manifestations of trickster lives. National Imaginaries...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 417–418.
Published: 01 June 2000
...- vinces me that Melville is illustrating an underlying equivocality of colonial discourse; however, this loosening of manichean essentialism never affords 6059 American Literature 72:2 / sheet 186 of223 the Typee, Queequeg, or Babo a voice beyond that of mimicking...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 418–419.
Published: 01 June 2000
...- vinces me that Melville is illustrating an underlying equivocality of colonial discourse; however, this loosening of manichean essentialism never affords 6059 American Literature 72:2 / sheet 186 of223 the Typee, Queequeg, or Babo a voice beyond that of mimicking...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 419–420.
Published: 01 June 2000
...- vinces me that Melville is illustrating an underlying equivocality of colonial discourse; however, this loosening of manichean essentialism never affords 6059 American Literature 72:2 / sheet 186 of223 the Typee, Queequeg, or Babo a voice beyond that of mimicking...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 420–421.
Published: 01 June 2000
...- vinces me that Melville is illustrating an underlying equivocality of colonial discourse; however, this loosening of manichean essentialism never affords 6059 American Literature 72:2 / sheet 186 of223 the Typee, Queequeg, or Babo a voice beyond that of mimicking...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 421–423.
Published: 01 June 2000
...- vinces me that Melville is illustrating an underlying equivocality of colonial discourse; however, this loosening of manichean essentialism never affords 6059 American Literature 72:2 / sheet 186 of223 the Typee, Queequeg, or Babo a voice beyond that of mimicking...