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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 753–778.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Jesse Zuba The proliferation of first book prizes for poetry reflects the increasingly professionalized academic culture in which poetry was published, written, and read during the 1950s and 1960s. This change threatened the validity of the poetic vocation by formalizing the career and thus opening...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 867–868.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Michael Moon Ed. Hugh Amory and David D. Hall. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2000. xxiv, 638 pp. $125.00. 2000 Book Reviews 6218 American Literature 72:4 / sheet 177 of238 A History of the Book in America, Volume One: The Colonial Book in the Atlan...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 466–468.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Lisa Swanstrom From Gutenberg to Google: Electronic Representations of Literary Texts . By Peter L. Shillingsburg. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2006. v, 216 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $29.95. Digitize This Book! The Politics of New Media, or Why We Need Open Access Now . By Gary...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 355–377.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Andrew Donnelly Abstract This article contrasts the reading pedagogy inspired by the “talking book” and the reading pedagogy described by Frederick Douglass. The talking book offers literacy as a thing to be acquired that can be traded for freedom. “Literacy as a gift” inculcates in students a view...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 357–383.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Hao Jun Tam Abstract Through a reading of Vietnamese American author Monique Truong’s The Book of Salt (2003) and Parisian writer-in-exile Duong Thu Huong’s The Zenith (2012), this essay examines the ways in which the two diasporic Vietnamese novels revise modern Vietnam’s founding father Ho Chi...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 417–419.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Michael Moon The Portrait and the Book: Illustration and Literary Culture in Early America . By Megan Walsh . Iowa City : Univ. of Iowa Press . 2017 . viii, 259 pp. Paper, $65.00 ; e-book, $51.99 . Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 831–833.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Peter West © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 The Pilgrim and the Bee: Reading Rituals and Book Culture in Early New England . By Matthew P. Brown. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2007. xiv, 265 pp. $65.00. Danger on the Doorstep: Anti-Catholicism and American...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 848–850.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Patrick Jagoda © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Reading Network Fiction . By David Ciccoricco. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2007. x, 244 pp. $39.95. This Book Contains Graphic Language: Comics as Literature . By Rocco Versaci. New York: Continuum. 2007. ix, 237 pp...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 539–569.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Rocco Marinaccio Duke University Press 2002 Rocco George Oppen’s I’ve Seen America’ Book Marinaccio Discrete Series and the Thirties Road Narrative In the late twenties, George and Mary Oppen left George’s well-to-do San Francisco family for two long...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 441–443.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Governed: The Lockean Legacy in Early American Culture.By Gillian Brown. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2001. 237 pp. $52.50. Three new books in colonial studies present new constellations of texts by breaking down conventional national and generic boundaries. Each in its own way attends to the...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 678–680.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Thomas Strychacz A Novel Marketplace: Mass Culture, the Book Trade, and Postwar American Fiction . By Brier Evan . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2010 . 199 pp. $49.95 . Frantic Panoramas: American Literature and Mass Culture, 1870–1920 . By Bentley Nancy...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 641.
Published: 01 September 2007
... 2007 Erratum Erratum for Dan Moos, book review, American Literature 79 (March 2007): 208–10. The correct title of the book under review is Exploding the Western: Myths of Empire on the Postmodern Frontier, not Exploding the Empire: Myths of Empire on the Postmodern Frontier...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 652–654.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Mark Conroy. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2004. viii, 232 pp. $42.95. Reading Oprah: How Oprah's Book Club Changed the Way America Reads .By Cecilia Konchar Farr. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press. 2005. xiv, 164 pp. Cloth, $54.50; paper, $17.95. Book Reviews ‘‘A Hideous...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 657–659.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Mark Rifkin Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663–1880 . By Round Phillip H. . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press . 2010 . xii , 275 pp. $24.95 . Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America . By Snyder...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 591–619.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Daniel Punday Duke University Press 2005 Daniel John Barth’s Occasional Writing: Punday The Institutional Construction of Postmodernism in The Friday Book Unlike avant-garde writing in its classic formula- tion, postmodern fiction in the...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 869–872.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Matthew G. Kirschenbaum 2005 The Fluid Text: A Theory of Revisioning and Editing for Book and Screen . By John Bryant. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press. 2002. x, 198 pp. Cloth, $55.50; paper, $20.95; Digital Poetics: The Making of E-Poetries . By Loss Pequeño Glazier. Tuscaloosa...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 429–461.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Jared Hickman The Book of Mormon is perhaps best known in Americanist circles as a version of the Indians-as-Israelites theory. It features the racialized division of the progeny of the text’s founding diasporic Jewish figure, Lehi, into wicked “Lamanites,” who are cursed with “a skin of blackness...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Avery Slater Reading Muriel Rukeyser’s 1938 long poem The Book of the Dead alongside Walter Benjamin’s theories of messianism and “profane illumination,” this essay explores how their work reconceives 1930s Marxist secular politics of redemption along postsecular lines. As a crisis in interwar...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 405–408.
Published: 01 June 2014
... ; paper , $25.00 . Girls and Their Comics: Finding a Female Voice in Comic Book Narrative . By Danziger-Russell Jacqueline . Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press . 2013 . viii , 247 pp. $60.00 . © 2014 by Duke University Press 2014 Book Reviews The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 630–632.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Carol Colatrella Thinking Outside the Book . By Rohrbach Augusta . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . 2014 . xiii , 161 pp. Cloth, $80.00 ; paper, $24.95 . Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound . By Emerson Lori . Minneapolis : Univ. of...