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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 683–685.
Published: 01 September 2002
... 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 hope...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 389–411.
Published: 01 June 2011
...: Death and Desire in Samuel R. Delany’s Reid-­Pharr Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand Far from apologizing for their promiscuity as a failure to maintain a loving relationship, far from welcoming the return to monogamy as a beneficent...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 206–209.
Published: 01 March 2009
...; paper, $24.95. Kindred Specters: Death, Mourning, and American Affinity. By Christopher Peter- son. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2007. x, 188 pp. Cloth, $67.50; paper, $22.50. “There is no loss, really,” Mitchell Breitwieser writes in National Melancholy, ventriloquizing a familiar...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 647–650.
Published: 01 September 2018
...-Being: 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...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 461–493.
Published: 01 September 2018
...’ Intelligencer , March 12, 1859. This list is almost certainly incomplete. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Martin R. Delany John Greenleaf Whittier Cuba slavery transnationalism Great was Placido in life,—he was greater still in death. —William G. Allen, “Placido” ( 1853...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 691–719.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Mary Kathleen Eyring Abstract In 1701 Puritan minister John Rogers published the criminal narrative of Esther Rodgers, who had been convicted of infanticide and executed. Esther Rodgers appears in Rogers’s Death the Certain Wages of Sin not as a depraved criminal or even a repentant sinner...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 187–190.
Published: 01 March 2002
... 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 compiled...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2001. xi, 289 pp. Cloth, $60.00; 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...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 857–859.
Published: 01 December 2010
...- ner and Norman Mailer, a memoir by Eldridge Cleaver, three films (Tony Kaye’s American History X, Norman Jewison’s The Hurricane, and Liz Garbert and Wilbert Rideau’s The Farm: Life inside Angola Prison), and two perfor- mance pieces (“Live from Death Row” and Jury Duty). However...
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American Literature (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 (2019) 91 (3): 491–521.
Published: 01 September 2019
... person rather than the human or the citizen, United States v. Amy alerts us to the lethal legacy of slave personhood as a debilitating mixture of civil death and criminal culpability. Nowhere, perhaps, is that legacy more evident than in viral videos of police misconduct. And nowhere do we see a more...
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American Literature (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 (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...