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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 218–220.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Kevin R. McNamara © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 New York Nocturne: The City after Dark in Literature, Painting, and Photography, 1850–1950 . By William Chapman Sharpe. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2008. xix, 402 pp. $35.00. New York and the Literary...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 1–46.
Published: 01 March 2001
... City, 1821 Luis Iglesias, Sonia Di Loreto, Jeffrey Scraba, and Sandra Young In 1821 a small theater opened in New York City, billing itself as the American Theatre but known to most New Yorkers only as the African Theatre. After playing with frequent interruptions, it...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Jennifer Rae Greeson Duke University Press 2001 Jennifer Rae The ‘‘Mysteries and Miseries’’ of North Carolina: Greeson New York City, Urban Gothic Fiction, and Incidents in the Life of a...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Adam Sonstegard Imagining New York City: Literature, Urbanism, and the Visual Arts, 1890–1940 . By Christoph Lindner . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2015 . xii, 228 pp. Cloth, $105.00 ; paper, $30.95 ; e-book available. The Language of Vision: Photography and Southern...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2007
... . By Deborah Paes de Barros. New York: Peter Lang. 2004. 208 pp. Paper, $39.95. Queer Constellations: Subcultural Space in the Wake of the City . By Diane Chisholm. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2004. xvii, 353 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $19.95. Book Reviews New England’s...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 200.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 2008 Collections All Roads Lead to the American City . Ed. Peter Swirski. Seattle: Univ. of Washington Press. 2007. 154 pp. Cloth, $59.50; paper, $24.95. Brief Mention Editions Franklin Evans, or the Inebriate: A Tale of the Times. By Walt Whitman. Ed. Christopher...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 839–841.
Published: 01 December 2009
... American Episcopal Church, 1865–1900 . By Julius H. Bailey. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida. 2005. xii, 151 pp. $59.95. Faith in Their Own Color: Black Episcopalians in Antebellum New York City . By Craig D. Townsend. New York: Columbia Univ. Press. 2005. xii, 242 pp. $45.00. Book Reviews...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 620–622.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Reginald Dyck Duke University Press 2006 A Theater of Our Own: A History and a Memoir of 1,001 Nights in Chicago . By Richard Christiansen. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern Univ. Press. 2004. xvii, 317 pp. $29.95. Chicago Dreaming: Midwesterners and the City, 1871-1919 . By...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 605–607.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Duncan Faherty Duke University Press 2007 Securing the Commonwealth: Debt, Speculation, and Writing in the Making of Early America . By Jennifer J. Baker. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2005. x, 218 pp. $50.00. The Backcountry and the City: Colonization and Conflict in...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 615–618.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Stephanie Foote Duke University Press 2007 Cosmopolitan Vistas: American Regionalism and Literary Value . By Tom Lutz. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2004. vii, 226 pp. Paper, $19.95. At Home in the City: Urban Domesticity in American Literature and Culture, 1850-1930...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 643–645.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Eden Osucha Duke University Press 2006 Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism . By Madhu Dubey. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2003. ix, 284 pp. Paper, $22.00. Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity . By E. Patrick Johnson. Durham, N.C...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 147–169.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Orleans’s profound discontinuity from the United States in the wake of Hurricane Katrina—dominated the national conversation about the city’s suffering and recovery. This paper seeks to examine what Barbara Eckstein calls “claims for New Orleans’s exceptionalism,” considering theorizations of the city’s...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Gregg Mitman describe as “community” ecology. Later, postwar urbanists such as Jane Jacobs would draw on the authority of community ecology to reckon with the physical and social transformations then being carried out within New York City's urban renewal programs. Offering scientific evidence of...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 739–768.
Published: 01 December 2015
... decolonization issues in their fiction, they struggled to reconcile the coexistence of a colorblind and a colonial Paris. The two-faced city is located in the periphery of expatriate fiction, in Wright's lesser-known novel The Long Dream (1958) and its 1959 sequel, “Island of Hallucination,” an unpublished roman...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 461–488.
Published: 01 September 2010
... voices of children, slaves, and other marginalized people. Duane recovers and analyzes the records of the New York African Free School in the 1810s and 1820s, an archive that features the work of the first generation of black children to inherit freedom in New York City. She argues that the scripted...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 303–331.
Published: 01 June 2013
... interrogates US mass culture at a crucial moment in its foreign expansion, during a period when many Europeans feared an Americanization of their cities and cultures concomitant with US-funded postwar rebuilding. The text’s fictive geographies represent a Faulknerian spatial imagination unthinkable in...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 527–554.
Published: 01 September 2008
... addiction. A Confederate veteran inured to the slave-owning economy of the South, Jocelyn fails to become a modern professional when he moves to New York City after the end of the war. The cause of his downfall is his dependence on morphine, which is portrayed both as a diagnosable condition and as the...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 827–853.
Published: 01 December 2012
... offers a taxonomy of the novel’s three different socioecological spaces: touchless space, material cityspace, and interstitial space. Taking into account its specific geographical and temporal setting, New York City in April 2000, during an era DeLillo terms “the golden age of cybercapital,” Merola...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... activism mediates between nineteenth-century domestic ideologies and twentieth-century social welfare policy. When his crimes draw the entire city into the search for a suspect, Bigger embarks on his own mission of detection, gathering and assembling clues about the nature of the invisible adversary he...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 275–302.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Lisa Hollenbach In the late 1940s and early 1950s, large-scale population shifts, urban-development projects, and new media transformed New York City in ways that were heard as much as seen. In this context, Langston Hughes and sound documentarian Tony Schwartz each experimented with techniques of...