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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 721–750.
Published: 01 December 2000
... 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 (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 665–693.
Published: 01 December 2016
... religious enthusiast who believes he has heard 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...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 437–466.
Published: 01 September 2004
... stricken at the death of his lover because it secures him as a more 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...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 33–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
...- lican virtue. Not a sentiment you uttered, not a look you assumed, that were not, in my 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...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 245–274.
Published: 01 June 2014
... out as the works with the most sustained interest in the physical life of both char- acters and readers.11 This last category of extraordinary body encom- passes Clara Weiland’s spontaneously combusting father, the vocally spectacular Carwin, and the sleepwalking Edgar Huntly. Through their...