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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 September 2000) 72 (3): 627–628.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... Christoph Irmscher’s The Poetics of Natural History now joins such books as Pamela Regis’s Describing Early America (1992) and Margaret Welch’s The Book of Nature (1998) as a major contribution to our understanding of Ameri...
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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 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 December 2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Political Theology of Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem . New York : Columbia Univ. Press . Kalaidjian Walter . 1992 . “ Muriel Rukeyser and the Poetics of Specific Critique: Rereading ‘The Book of the Dead.’ ” Cultural Critique , no. 20 : 65 – 88 . Lowney John . 2006 . History...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 727–759.
Published: 01 December 2017
... , 291 – 98 . Winship Michael . 1995 . American Literary Publishing in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: The Business of Ticknor and Fields . Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press . Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 print culture book history illustration poetry...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 875–876.
Published: 01 December 2003
... toward the fine editions she examines may be traced to her mode of analysis, in that fine printing represents a limit case Tseng 2003.11.19 09:33 876 American Literature for the history-of-the-book methods...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 428–430.
Published: 01 June 2017
... other literary scholars” (White and Drexler, “The Theory Gap,” American Literary History 22, no. 2: 483). They further contend that “literary scholars need to be more central to the theorization of history” (491). This article comes to mind in reading Pratt’s and Levine’s books, as they offer...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 848–850.
Published: 01 December 2008
...- century religious books, Brown, who directs the Center for the Book at the University of Iowa, makes a convincing case for book studies methodology as a dynamic tool for writing cultural history. Employing the evocative arche- types of the study’s title, he highlights for us how early New England...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 831–833.
Published: 01 December 2008
... paratextual features of seventeenth- century “steady sellers”—those titles consistently ordered from London and printed in Boston across several generations. What emerges here is a subtle history of devotional reading in which books are understood “as repositories for disjunct items, rather than...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 429–461.
Published: 01 September 2014
... . Exiles and Pioneers: Eastern Indians in the Trans-Mississippi West . New York : Cambridge Univ. Press . Bushman Richard Lyman . 2004 . “ The Lamanite View of Book of Mormon History .” In Believing History: Latter-Day Saint Essays , edited by Neilson Reid L. Woodworth Jed , 79 – 92...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 417–419.
Published: 01 June 2019
... was from what followed it and how vibrant and complexly meaningful it was on its own terms. In the first chapter, Walsh analyzes what amounts to a kind of primal scene in the history of the American illustrated book, Benjamin Franklin’s account in his Autobiography (1791) of his encounter as a...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 441–443.
Published: 01 June 2002
...- writing the colonial project; in a productive and surprising juxtaposition char- acteristic of a book that denies nationalist distinctions, Bach follows up with a discussion of John Smith’s Generall Historie, which, she shows, joins that colonial enterprise by rewriting his earlier account of a Native...
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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 September 2006) 78 (3): 652–654.
Published: 01 September 2006
... the 1970s and early 1980s and by the wealth of social history on early America produced between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s, Davidson’s work was also founded on ten painstaking years of meticulous archival research. Draw- ing on her studies on the history of the book, the book marketplace of...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 678–680.
Published: 01 September 2011
...-­century social Book Reviews 675 scientists, physicians, psychiatrists, activists, and prison autobiographers with discourse on prison sexual practices in popular culture, Kunzel provoca- tively remaps the history of the prison and puts...
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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...
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American Literature (1 September 2019) 91 (3): 675–677.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Martin Paul Eve Mere Reading: The Poetics of Wonder in Modern American Novels . By Lee Clark Mitchell . New York : Bloomsbury Academic . 2017 . x, 262 pp. Cloth, $90.00 ; paper, $26.96 ; e-book, $21.56 . Anti-Book: On the Art and Politics of Radical Publishing . By...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 355–377.
Published: 01 June 2017
... promises a singular achievement of literacy to obliterate disparities created by a history of racism. Yet, in this trope’s original instantiation, it is to black people that the text refuses to speak. As Gronniosaw ( 1811 , 11), the first narrativist of the talking book, writes: “I was very sorry, and...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 405–408.
Published: 01 June 2014
... here, Staging Miscegenation seems to clear way for new territory the least. The book, which asks to be read in part as a literary history, is most absorbing when it takes up legal history as well. Indeed, the authors about which Paulin writes, including Louisa May Alcott, William Dean Howells...