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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Cereno” and “Moby-Dick.” By Sterling Stuckey. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2009. ix, 154 pp. $27.95. Book Reviews Folded Selves: Colonial New England Writing in the World System. By Michelle Burnham. Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth College Press. 2007. viii, 222 pp. Paper, $30.00...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 192–195.
Published: 01 March 2010
...: The Fiction after “Moby-Dick,” 1851–1857 . By William V. Spanos. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press. 2008. xiv, 280 pp. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $26.95. Book Reviews Folded Selves: Colonial New England Writing in the World System. By Michelle Burnham. Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth College...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Christopher Taylor Taylor reads Herman Melville's Moby-Dick (1851) through the history of the captured prosthetic limb of Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna. U.S. travel narratives, soldiers' accounts, and P. T. Barnum's 1847 display of the captured prosthesis in his American Museum...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 821–824.
Published: 01 December 2013
... : Oxford Univ. Press . 2012 . x, 239 pp . $65.00 . Secularism in Antebellum America: With Reference to Ghosts, Protestant Subcultures, Machines, and Their Metaphors; Featuring Discussion of Mass Media, “Moby-Dick,” Spirituality, Phrenology, Anthropology, Sing Sing State Penitentiary, and Sex with...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 305–332.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Party and the “Young America” movement seemed to take a sinister turn with the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and Melville grew disillusioned with Young America's literary side following the poor reception of Moby-Dick (1851). Melville's fourth novel, Redburn (1849), though regarded as one of his secondary...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 747–773.
Published: 01 December 2011
... American travel writing. By the 1850s this animal's association with wasteful expenditure had begun to surface even in prominent American literature, including Herman Melville's Moby-Dick (1851). He argues that the white whale operates in a manner that calls to mind the white elephant, and that this novel...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 505–532.
Published: 01 September 2012
... and imagining of this raw material—literally avant la lettre—as a way of better understanding the economy of a substance whose manufactured sizes (folio, octavo, and duodecimo) he had already used to classify whales in Moby-Dick and on which his recalcitrant copyist, Bartleby, refuses to write...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 245–274.
Published: 01 June 2014
... patriotism. I conclude by returning to Moby-Dick to demonstrate how this genealogy of disability representation opens up new ways of reading canonical disability-studies texts and of illuminating the cultural shift from impairment to identity. More broadly, this essay urges scholars to carefully historicize...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 819–821.
Published: 01 December 2013
... system, and mail service during the US-Mexico War years all attest that the era before the Civil War was the most transformative one for American print culture. Fuller maintains that the Civil War forced Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Emily Dick- inson, and Walt...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 227–257.
Published: 01 June 2005
... recovered. The doctor who attended Te Pehi Kupe was so impressed by the reciprocal devotion of the two men that he conveyed their story to a writer in London, George Lillie Craik, who retold it in The New Zealanders (1830). Sometime before the composition of Moby-Dick (1850–51), Herman Melville came...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 645–655.
Published: 01 September 2012
... J. Richard. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2009. xiii, 258 pp. $47.50. Whipscars and Tattoos: “The Last of the Mohicans,” “Moby-­Dick,” and the Maori. By Geoffrey Sanborn. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2011. xv, 184 pp. $49.95. Some of the best recent work in nineteenth-­century American...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 219–250.
Published: 01 June 2002
... politics and ultimately chastises Love for racial inauthenticity.3 Limited by the questions they ask, scholars have overlooked many of the insights that Fig. 1. ‘‘Nat Love, Better Known as Deadwood Dick, and His Family frontispiece, Nat Love, The Life and Adventures of Nat Love. Better Known in the...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2016
..., focus- ing on the progression of Douglass’s views from Garrisonian to strict construc- tionist, is the strongest component of Fugitive Bonds. Perhaps the weakest is his interpretation of Moby-Dick (1851). The attempts to grasp the symbolic meaning of the white whale are uncountable, but surely one...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 658–665.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the choices she made at her writing desk, such as the centrality of geography in her poetry or the way a sense of freedom grows more prominent in her poetry over time. The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick . By Kyle Arnold. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2016. ix, 234 pp. Cloth, $19.95; e-book...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 885–888.
Published: 01 December 2011
... © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Brief Mention General “And So Hell’s Probable”: Herman Melville’s “Moby-­Dick” and “Pierre” as Descent Narratives. By Tamara Treichel. Trier, Germany: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier. 2009. 235 pp. Paper, no price available. Treichel offers a...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 655–659.
Published: 01 September 2016
... literature finds its most acute expression in his main argument, which is that “all war texts are at risk of feeding on the very violence they purportedly wish to denounce.” In support of his argument, Mariani close reads such texts as Joel Barlow’s Columbiad (1807), Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (1851...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 837–844.
Published: 01 December 2013
...-Dick.” By George Cotkin. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2012. x, 302 pp. Cloth, $99.00; paper, $18.95; e-book, $17.99. Each numbered chapter of Cotkin’s lighthearted and far-ranging contemporary guide to Herman Melville’s epic moves from a brief summation of the corre- spondingly numbered chapter...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 441–442.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the following year. Witt’s chapters examine food politics relating to figures such as Craig Clayborne, Elijah Muhammad, Vertamae Grosvenor, and Dick Gregory. She devotes the core of her study to an elaboration of black mascu...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 442–443.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the following year. Witt’s chapters examine food politics relating to figures such as Craig Clayborne, Elijah Muhammad, Vertamae Grosvenor, and Dick Gregory. She devotes the core of her study to an elaboration of black mascu...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 229–240.
Published: 01 March 2007
... experimentalism in contemporary poetry by women in the United States, asking why recognition of this kind of work has thus far gone unnoticed and providing new readings of work by Waldrop, Hejinian, and Howe. Collections “Ungraspable Phantom”: Essays on Moby-Dick. Ed. John Bryant...