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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 683–685.
Published: 01 September 2002
... God’s judgment and wisdom, a denial of the ‘‘re- demptive use’’ of grief in the sin-repentance sequence (90). Chapter 4 notes the popularity of the ‘‘self-elegy’’ (102), that is, the poem anticipating and wel- coming death at different, even early, stages of a poet’s life. These ‘‘homilies of salvific...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 650–653.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Daniel Chaskes Cool Characters: Irony and American Fiction . By Konstantinou Lee . Cambridge, MA : Harvard Univ. Press . 2016 . xiii, 368 pp. Cloth , $39.95 ; e-book available. Death beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference . By Hong Grace Kyungwon . Minneapolis...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 418.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Edwin J. Barton By John Evangelist Walsh. New York: St. Martin's. 2000. xii, 199 pp. Paper,$14.95. 2001 418 American Literature Midnight Dreary: The Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe. By John Evangelist Walsh. New York: St...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 June 2011
... utilizes Delany's work to call for gay men to hedge their bets, as it were, to continually challenge the ongoing oppression of sexual minorities while remaining suspicious of the offer of a clean (read “dead”) status within modern society. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Robert F. Clean: Death...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 839–841.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Tyler Nickl Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820–1909 . By Schuyler David . Ithaca, NY : Cornell Univ. Press . 2012 . xii , 206 pp. $29.95 . Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition . By Sachs Aaron . New Haven : Yale...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 187–190.
Published: 01 March 2002
... pastoral efforts by the Ipswich community but especially by minister John Rogers, who, focus- ing on maternal killing rather than on illicit sexuality, granted her ‘‘a spiritual dignity’’ others had withheld (44). His three public sermons on the occasion appeared in Death the Wages of Sin, an account...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 180–182.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Reed Way Dasenbrock The New Death: American Modernism and World War I . By James Pearl . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2013 . xii, 259 pp. Cloth , $59.50 ; paper, $29.50 ; e-book, $29.50 . The Politics of Irony in American Modernism . By Stratton Matthew . New York...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 461–493.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Great was Placido in life,—he was greater still in death. —William G. Allen, “Placido” ( 1853 ) When Philadelphia’s Non-Slaveholder began serializing the slave narrative of the “Cuban martyr poet” in February 1854, the abolitionist monthly anticipated that the many “intelligent reader[s]” who...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 647–650.
Published: 01 September 2018
...: Health and Selfhood in Antebellum Black Literature . By Andrea Stone . Gainesville : Univ. Press of Florida . 2016 . xiv, 238 pp. Cloth , $79.95 . Humane Insight: Looking at Images of African American Suffering and Death . By Courtney R. Baker . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press . 2015...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 823–826.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Dawn Keetley Duke University Press 2007 The Kentucky Tragedy: A Story of Conflict and Change in Antebellum America . By Dickson D. Bruce Jr. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2006. 176 pp. $40.00. The Spectacle of Death: Populist Literary Responses to American Capital Cases . By Kristin...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2003
...; paper, $19.00. The Showman and the Slave: Race, Death, and Memory in Barnum’s America.By Benjamin Reiss. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2001. x, 267 pp. Cloth, $29.95. These distinctive meditations on the...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 416–418.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Long! Walt Whitman’s Poetry of Death. By Harold Aspiz. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2004. xi, 294 pp. $42.50. To Walt Whitman, America. By Kenneth M. Price. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Caro- lina Press. 2004. ix, 182 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $19.95. Is close reading a dying art? The...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 206–209.
Published: 01 March 2009
...: Death, Mourning, and American Affinity . By Christopher Peterson. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2007. x, 188 pp. Cloth, $67.50; paper, $22.50. Book Reviews Long before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America. Ed. Thomas A. Foster. New York: New York Univ...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 425–427.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Kwakiutl L. Dreher © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Lost Bodies: Inhabiting the Borders of Life and Death . By Laura E. Tanner. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2006. xiii, 264 pp. Cloth, $57.50; paper, $19.95. Identifying Marks: Race, Gender, and the Marked Body in Nineteenth-Century...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 857–859.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Andrew Hoberek © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Qualified Hope: A Postmodern Politics of Time . By Mitchum Huehls. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2009. x, 226 pp. $44.95. Life between Two Deaths, 1989–2001: U.S. Culture in the Long Nineties . By Phillip E. Wegner. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
... have been scarred by maternal abandonment, suicide, or early death. Joe and Violet share an object relation with Golden Gray, the white-raised son of Hunter's Hunter who is present at Joe's birth. Golden is also the boy who haunts Violet's childhood, as True Belle tells Violet stories about him when...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Emily Ogden Controversy over Freudian approaches to Charles Brockden Brown’s Edgar Huntly (1799) has obscured the novel’s sensory politics. Psychoanalytic readers like Leslie Fiedler, in Love and Death in the American Novel (1960), discovered in Brown’s novel a striking confirmation of their...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 523–551.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Stefan Andriopoulos Abstract How was it possible that numerous nineteenth-century readers believed in the authenticity of a made-up sensational story about a mesmerist experiment that supposedly arrested its subject between life and death? By juxtaposing Edgar Allan Poe’s “Facts in the Case of M...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 831–857.
Published: 01 December 2011
... (1986–87), Mark Waid and Alex Ross's Kingdom Come (1997), Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan (2000), and Daniel Clowes's David Boring (2002) and “The Death Ray” (2004). © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Isaac On the Literary Use of Superheroes; or, Cates Batman and Superman Fistfight...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 119–149.
Published: 01 March 2012
... “intermedial” strategies that were designed to mobilize readers to engage news stories and insert themselves in such tales—this essay argues that Fitzgerald's reenvisioning of tabloid culture permeates both his aesthetic technique and Nick Carraway's attempts to provide an account of the scandalous “death car...