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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 416–418.
Published: 01 June 2005
... and was supplanted only by Peterson’s Field Guide (1934). Beginning with the popular and critically acclaimed Friendship of Nature (1894), Wright’s liter- ary career included books of nature observation, novels, children’s books, and essays and editorial work for Bird-Lore, the predecessor of Audubon maga- zine...
American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 430–433.
Published: 01 June 2002
... and the literary marketplace in the United States’’ (2), which includes a reassessment of the career and output of Zona Gale, proves a more manageable task than Crain’s attempt to trace a pattern of feeling that was encouraged, by developments in philosophy and politics, through four unrelated case studies...
American Literature (2001) 73 (1): 199–200.
Published: 01 March 2001
... time, refusing the suitor’s ﬁrst proposal and accepting his second. For middle-class Victorian women, the dialogue of the Woman Question and the hegemonic imperatives of wealth meant facing courtship while considering the alternative—a career. In the double-proposal novels Tracey explores...
American Literature (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...
American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 389–419.
Published: 01 June 2010
...R. John Williams Despite his enormous popularity as a native interpreter of Chinese culture for Western readers, Lin Yutang's literary career has been largely ignored in American studies and only selectively attended to in Asian and Asian American studies. This essay argues that much...
American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., trusts, and corporations. The book presents the competition between these alternative paradigms by following the shifting career choices and internal conflicts of its protagonist, Dr. Howard Sommers, as he strives to satisfy his own vision—at times itself contradictory—of medical professionalism...
American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 March 2019
... review the lovelorn column’s distinctive features and situate West’s satiric novella in that context. I also examine the racial dynamics of both the novella and the genre, touching briefly on the careers of two lovelorn columnists: the well-known Dorothy Dix, who was white, and the now-obscure Princess...
American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 59–91.
Published: 01 March 2011
... enhanced Byron's status and sales. The ensuing damage to Stowe's career, on the other hand, has been much exaggerated. The article concludes by exploring the critical and pedagogical tensions that authorship's reputational economies still engender. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Susan M...
American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 585–612.
Published: 01 September 2018
... represent an attempt to refigure poetic labor as a collective act, and I explore the implications that this has for the survival of the lyric poem and lyric modes of address. This article devotes sustained attention to a long-neglected period of Hughes’s career and provides a new reading of the Soviet avant...
American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 June 2016
... texts in relation to one another and to see sociocultural phenomena in a new light, in this case both the trajectory of Steinbeck’s writing career and contemporary representations of war trauma. Copyright © 2016 by Duke University Press 2016 literature and psychiatry John Steinbeck archive...
American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 489–516.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Mary Kuhn This essay, by paying attention to botanical language, reveals how Stowe's environmental sensibility affects her racial politics and abolitionist strategies. The theories of plant growth and vitality she draws on as her career develops refute the strict classification and cultivation...
American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 775–803.
Published: 01 December 2009
... with an authenticity and authority reflective of the sophisticated black literary technique he champions for the remainder of his career. © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Lena M. The Visual Art of Invisible Man: Hill Ellison’s Portrait of Blackness When Ralph Ellison...
American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Joanna Brooks This essay challenges the image, popularized by Henry Louis Gates Jr., of eighteenth-century African American poet Phillis Wheatley “on trial” before a jury of eighteen white male judges. Brooks argues that there was no trial and that Wheatley instead made her career by cultivating...
American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 305–332.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Christopher Hager In a standard narrative of Herman Melville's career, the author's initial tendency toward cultural nationalism—most famously displayed in his 1850 essay “Hawthorne and His Mosses”—gave way during the early 1850s to political misgivings and increasingly dark novels. The Democratic...
American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 695–721.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... This essay theorizes how the novel genre functions within these publics by reconsidering the literary career of William Hill Brown, best known as the author of The Power of Sympathy (1789). Reading his lesser-known writings, I argue that Brown was an intellectual for a prominent network—often referred...
American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 873–875.
Published: 01 December 2018
... letting it go” (14). O’Brien sometimes revised and republished the same stories several times, and Young argues that these texts “in multiple versions . . . evoke a material echo of the wartime and postwar traumas that resonate across O’Brien’s authorial career” (15). Through lenses of textual...
American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 882–883.
Published: 01 December 2000
... purpose of rendering ‘‘a solid and helpful piece of scholarship By focusing more precisely on Warren’s debt to the romantic poets than anyone has done previously, she clariﬁes an aspect of Warren’s poetic career that has been...
American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 883–884.
Published: 01 December 2000
... middle career; chapter 3, on Warren’s reborn quasi-Wordsworthian career in Promises; and chapter 4, on the quasi-Coleridgean nature of Warren’s widely admired Audubon: A Vision, which Corrigan considers ‘‘his most fully...
American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 31–60.
Published: 01 March 2003
... that emphasize education and mentoring, community sup- port—both emotional and ﬁnancial—of artists’ careers, and the cen- trality of women artists to the national cultural project. By the end of the nineteenth century...
American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 419–428.
Published: 01 June 2006
... regionalist writer who has received little contemporary critical attention, spent her career detailing the lives and struggles of the people of Appalachia. Pryse’s introduction seeks to renew interest in the author and oﬀers, in addition to historical and literary contextualization, some notes...