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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 459–496.
Published: 01 September 2001
...David Kazanjian Duke University Press 2001 David Charles Brockden Brown’s Biloquial Nation: Kazanjian National Culture and White Settler Colonialism in Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist Toward the beginning of Charles Brockden Brown’s...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 721–750.
Published: 01 December 2000
... it entirely. Though she has no clear idea how he did it, Clara holds Carwin re- sponsible for the horrors she has recently experienced, including her brother’s ecstatic murder of his wife and four children, and Clara’s...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 665–693.
Published: 01 December 2016
... God’s voice command him to sacrifice his wife and kids; Francis Carwin, a ventriloquist, who feels an irresistible compulsion to impersonate and throw voices; Clara, Wieland’s sister, through whose traumatized eyes we get the story; and Henry Pleyel, a lifelong friend of the Wielands. The plot...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 431–457.
Published: 01 September 2006
... war 3 The group begins to hear disembodied voices, and some—if not definitively all—of these voices are eventually revealed to be the work of Carwin, a newcomer to the group, who has the ability to ventriloquize his voice. Whether directly the work of Carwin or not—and Carwin denies it—Theodore...
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American Literature 11398647.
Published: 26 June 2024
... complicate the trope but incorporate it nonetheless. Wieland tells of a family living in a bubble outside of Philadelphia that makes itself susceptible to the wiles of a man (Carwin) who can throw his voice and challenge everyone s sense of reality. A master of mis- and disinformation, Carwin s mischief may...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 437–466.
Published: 01 September 2004
... steady and sober companion (W, 43, 45). By novel’s close, however, they are brutally punished, made victims of the curiosity of Carwin the ventriloquist, who (as reader) spies upon their private gatherings and (as author) manipulates their actions to disastrous consequence by inventing dramatic...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 33–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
... apprehension, fraught with the sublimities of rec- titude and the illuminations of genius he spitefully tells her after he has come to believe she is carrying on a depraved love affair with Carwin.15 The seeming balance of her genius with her other attributes had provided the characterological basis...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 245–274.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Weiland’s spontaneously combusting father, the vocally spectacular Carwin, and the sleepwalking Edgar Huntly. Through their remarkable features, they possess some of the physical excesses asso- ciated with disability. Unlike the earlier categories, these physical char- acteristics remain central...