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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 787-813.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Peter Kerry Powers © 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Peter The Treacherous Body: Isolation, Confession, Kerry and Community in James Baldwin Powers The great problem is how to be in the best sense of that kaleidoscopic word—a man...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 201-203.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Book Reviews 201 Black Manhood in James Baldwin, Ernest J. Gaines, and August Wilson. By Keith Clark. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2002. x, 164 pp. $34.95. The Origins of African American Literature...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 225-227.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Shane Vogel © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 The Scary Mason-Dixon Line: African American Writers and the South . By Trudier Harris. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2009. xi, 247 pp. $37.50. James Baldwin's Turkish Decade: Erotics of Exile . By Magdalena J...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 107-136.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Merve Emre This essay argues that literary redescriptions of international American Express offices by queer writers like Gregory Corso, William S. Burroughs, and James Baldwin allowed the 1960s literary counterculture to establish a relationship to American corporate culture grounded in irony: the...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 739-768.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Laila Amine This essay maps out a six-year literary transformation of Paris noir from 1957 to 1963 that overlaps with the Algerian war for independence from France (1954–1962). In this journey that transits from Parisian utopianism to postcolonial criticism, from Richard Wright and James Baldwin's...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 273-301.
Published: 01 June 2013
...D. Berton Emerson Emerson’s essay reassesses representative texts of the popular antebellum tradition known as Old Southwestern Humor—among them Augustus Baldwin Longstreet’s Georgia Scenes (1835), Johnson Jones Hooper’s Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs (1845), and George Washington Harris’s Sut...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 664-666.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Joseph Darda The Racial Imaginary of the Cold War Kitchen: From Sokol’niki Park to Chicago’s South Side . By Kate A. Baldwin . Hanover, NH : Dartmouth College Press . 2016 . xviii, 236 pp. Cloth , $85.00 ; paper, $45.00 ; e-book, $39.99 . Reading America: Citizenship...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 654-656.
Published: 01 September 2018
... body” is used to cement Victorian homoeroticism into the modern gay male identity (17). Chapter 2, “Going to Meet the Man in Abu Ghraib,” uses a James Baldwin short story to read the torture of Iraqi men at Abu Ghraib as the kind of homoerotic extension of empire that, Pérez argues throughout this...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 398-400.
Published: 01 June 2015
... writers in inspiring and interrogating cross-disciplinary discussions about racial hierarchy and national belonging at the mid-twentieth-century moment. Jay Garcia’s Psychol­ ogy Comes to Harlem reveals how Richard Wright, Chester Himes, Ralph Elli- son, and James Baldwin, by incorporating...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 577-603.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Matt Bell Duke University Press 2007 Matt Black Ground, Gay Figure: Bell Working through Another Country, Black Power, and Gay Liberation In an essay that addresses James Baldwin’s recur- rent attention to the intricate...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 841-843.
Published: 01 December 2015
... vocalists—Bessie Smith, Mahalia Jackson, Billie Hol- iday, and Aretha Franklin—it not only rejects romanticized notions of musical creativity but also uses the occasion of writerly engagement to listen (again) to these women. In chapters that pair Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, and James Baldwin with...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 421-427.
Published: 01 June 2015
... wrestles at the textual boundaries of speaking and writing. Turning from poststructuralist accounts of language to research in literacy by Walter Ong, Jack Goody, and Eric Havelock, this work will be of interest to scholars across multiple disciplines. James Baldwin and the Queer Imagination...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 633-641.
Published: 01 September 2015
... intertextuality, and literary regionalism. Hypermasculinities in the Contemporary Novel: Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin. By Josef Benson. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. 2014. xxiii, 133 pp. Cloth, $65.00; e-book, $64.99. Benson undertakes a thematic analysis of McCarthy’s Blood...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 607-614.
Published: 01 September 2013
... economic downturn has revitalized that significance. American Literature, Volume 85, Number 3, September 2013 DOI 10.1215/00029831-2334158  © 2013 by Duke University Press 608  American Literature A Criminal Power: James Baldwin and the Law. By D. Quentin Miller. Columbus: Ohio State Univ...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 430-438.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... All Those Strangers: The Art and Lives of James Baldwin . By Douglas Field. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2015. x, 220 pp. Cloth, $35.00; e-book available. Assembling a “nuanced portrait” of Baldwin’s life and work, All Those Strangers weaves a cultural history of the author amid the...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 396-398.
Published: 01 June 2015
... cross-disciplinary discussions about racial hierarchy and national belonging at the mid-twentieth-century moment. Jay Garcia’s Psychol­ ogy Comes to Harlem reveals how Richard Wright, Chester Himes, Ralph Elli- son, and James Baldwin, by incorporating psychological discourses in the writings they...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 400-402.
Published: 01 June 2015
... appropriations of the participant-observer ethno- graphic method used commonly by anthropologists involved in field study. Dunbar’s readings are compelling from start to finish, for they collectively illustrate how, in the literary imaginations of Hurston, Wright, Baldwin, and Himes, ethnography was...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 415-417.
Published: 01 June 2015
... liability” (42). And more damning for Martinez is queer theory’s “erasure of people of color and working-class white women as criti- cal thinkers” (11). The energy of this erased critical thinking is most clearly on display in Martinez’s rich second chapter on James Baldwin’s Another Country (1962...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 622-624.
Published: 01 September 2015
...- able regions of one’s identity. Bromell traces the duty of citizens to accept their “margin[s] of unknowability” (65) in Nella Larsen’s Passing (1929) and James Baldwin’s Another Country (1962). Unlike Emerson who espoused a zero-sum choice between self-reliance and conformity, unlike Whitman who...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 213-216.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in the decades before the Black Arts movement and often by prominent mid-twentieth-century African American writers such as Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Ann Petry, James Baldwin, and William Melvin Kelley, have largely all-white casts and seem to reject the burden of racial representation to...