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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 891–893.
Published: 01 December 2012
...–1950 . By Brown Stephanie . Jackson : Univ. Press of Mississippi . 2011 . 194 pp. $55.00 . If We Must Die: From Bigger Thomas to Biggie Smalls . By Ellis Aimé J. . Detroit : Wayne State Univ. Press . 2011 . ix , 213 pp. Paper , $24.95 . © 2013 by Duke University Press...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 213–215.
Published: 01 March 2011
...David Wyatt © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Making the Detective Story American: Biggers, Van Dine, and Hammett and the Turning Point of the Genre, 1925–1930. By J. K. Van Dover. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. 2010. ix, 221 pp. Paper, $35.00. Darkly Perfect World: Colonial...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... marginal man absorbed into a new, federally configured social order that promises but ultimately fails to deliver security. When Bigger kills Mary Dalton in her bed and then uses her dead body to heat her parents’ home, he makes a mockery of the very idea of domestic security. Through his recourse to...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 151–179.
Published: 01 March 2010
... irrational aberrations of perception and thought, delu- sions of which Bigger Thomas takes full advantage in his game of para- noid knowledge after Mary Dalton’s death.3 As much as Bigger gets captured by his own game, Wright, speaking of the colonial world in White Man Listen!, avers that “the sooner...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., 2006) and the coeditor of Boys Don't Cry? Rethinking US Narratives of Masculinity and Emotions (Columbia Univ. Press, 2003) and of Bigger than Ben-Hur: The Book, Its Adaptations, and Their Audiences (Syracuse Univ. Press, 2015). Territories of Empire: US Writing from the Louisiana Purchase...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2013
... York : HarperPerennial , xi – xxi . Keady Sylvia H. 1976 . “ Richard Wright's Women Characters and Inequality ,” Black American Literature Forum 10 ( Winter ): 124 – 28 . Guttman Sondra . 2001 . “ What Bigger Killed For: Rereading Violence against Women in Native Son...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 423–425.
Published: 01 June 2019
... of birds, cemetery monuments, representations of Huron customs, and story of Thoreau searching for tokens of the drowned Margaret Fuller and her family suddenly carry the impressment of something bigger, depicting what Arsić at one point calls a “commemorating flow [that] constitutes a new life” (356). ...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 634–636.
Published: 01 September 2017
... warning that local or containable ecological problems are now part of bigger systems of contamination. Carson’s ecology identifies a new era in which toxicity, now unleashed, is a hyperobject (a term borrowed from Timothy Morton) made from the relationship between “nature and capital, landscape and...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Clark’s case, an alter- native masculine voice that struggles under the shadow of Wright’s Bigger Thomas. Their rereadings of the African American writer’s struggle for voice, or manhood, are, though at times...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 199–201.
Published: 01 March 2014
... that are unique to US history. He offers a way of reading, for instance, the calculated risks of a Harlem Renaissance writer like Wright, who explicitly refuses to oppose response and reaction in describing the violent acts and aftermaths of Bigger Thomas’s “animal nature.” By invok- ing such...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 897–914.
Published: 01 December 2012
...: Protest and Discontent, 1945–1950, 891–93. Review: Elam, The Souls of Mixed Folk: Race, Politics, and Aesthetics in the New Millennium, 891–93. Review: Ellis, If We Must Die: From Bigger Thomas to Biggie Smalls, 891–93. Levine, Robert S. Review Essay: “Authors, Readers, Contexts, Texts...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 893–914.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... 900 American Literature Wyatt, David. Review: Orr, Darkly Perfect World: Colonial Adventure, Postmod- ernism, and American Noir, 212–15. Review: Van Dover, Making the Detective Story American: Biggers, Van Dine, and Hammett and the Turning Point of the Genre, 1925–1930, 212–15. Young...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 787–813.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Isolation, Confession, and Community in Baldwin 791 the period: in Richard Wright’s Native Son, Bigger can barely speak, and Ellison’s Invisible Man, while endlessly eloquent within the text, lives underground, incommunicado. Ironically, the pervasiveness of this masculinity based on isolation...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 321–355.
Published: 01 June 2000
... literary and political circles by defending Wright. When Commu- nists and fellow travelers badly misunderstood the nature of Bigger Thomas, Ellison made the rounds of the CP’s intellectual gatherings. On 14 April 1940, Ellison...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 675–692.
Published: 01 December 2018
... findings. First, many early Americanists pointed out that the study of New England Calvinists excluded a huge number of Americans from many different races, nations, and cultures. America, put simply, was always bigger and broader than a narrowly defined New England. And the solution to a Puritan-induced...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 769–797.
Published: 01 December 2008
... another Bigger Thomas, the result of “beating-the-boy” social engineering (EP, 131), so psy- chically damaged by racism that he murders to preserve his manhood and humanity. But there is a second meaning to be made from the murder more in keeping with the novel’s dare to the reader to try to...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 185–188.
Published: 01 March 2013
... memoir, episto- lary travelogue, and novel populate Gleason’s reading of “Gulf narratives” by Olga Beatriz Torres and Richard Harding Davis. Engaging Latino(a) and Asian Studies, he shows that these texts, as well as Earl Derr Biggers’s Char- lie Chan novels, interior-decor advertisements, and...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Biggers’s Char- lie Chan novels, interior-decor advertisements, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Jap- anese fascinations, reflect the “benevolent imperialism” of the United States and its simultaneous “inward longing for a purified national home.” At the time of “yellow peril” imaginaries and immigration...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2013
... memoir, episto- lary travelogue, and novel populate Gleason’s reading of “Gulf narratives” by Olga Beatriz Torres and Richard Harding Davis. Engaging Latino(a) and Asian Studies, he shows that these texts, as well as Earl Derr Biggers’s Char- lie Chan novels, interior-decor advertisements, and...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 193–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Biggers’s Char- lie Chan novels, interior-decor advertisements, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Jap- anese fascinations, reflect the “benevolent imperialism” of the United States and its simultaneous “inward longing for a purified national home.” At the time of “yellow peril” imaginaries and immigration...