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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 451–481.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Srikanth Reddy Duke University Press 2005 Srikanth ‘‘To Explain Grace Requires a Curious Hand Reddy Marianne Moore’s Interdisciplinary Digressions For, what tho’ his Head be empty, provided his Common- place-Book befull...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 618–622.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jeanne Heuving The Darkness of the Present: Poetics, Anachronism, and the Anomaly . By McCaffery Steve . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2012 . xii , 282 pp. Paper, $34.95 ; e-book, $34.95 . Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry . By Reddy...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 458–460.
Published: 01 June 2003
... the proliferation and influence of Godfather narrative in American culture gives this richly digressive book its through- line. Messenger positions Godfather narrative, which has the demotic power 6849 AMERICAN LITERATURE 75:2 / sheet...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 616–618.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the Present: Poetics, Anachronism, and the Anomaly. By Steve McCaffery. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2012. xii, 282 pp. Paper, $34.95; e-book, $34.95. Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry. By Srikanth Reddy. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2012. x, 192 pp. $40.95...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 749–775.
Published: 01 December 2004
... private letters—a style of writ- ing where description preponderates over argument suggesting that her informal and digressive style ‘‘charmed’’ readers, in part, because it seemed to allow them confidential access to her womanly feelings.10 Another reviewer’s assertion that Child’s New York letters...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 779–806.
Published: 01 December 2002
... has fewer. The action in chapter 9 is subordinated to philosophical digressions, long lists of names that seem to be selected almost at random, and stories nested within stories vertiginous in their interconnections. By contrast, chapter 10 consists mostly of ac- tion sequences recounting Reston...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 871–886.
Published: 01 December 2004
... to the epic and picaresque tradi- tions.WereittobeincludedinNorthropFrye’sliterarytaxonomy,it might find itself consigned to his eclectic ‘‘other forms of fiction’’ (34), along with the playful, digressive, and metafictional writings of Rabe- lais, Joyce, and Borges. Although Aldama’s book focuses...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 March 2006
... digression to her days as a domestic worker for the Chandlers, a wealthy white family in suburban Connecticut. Despite Mr. and Mrs. Chandlers’ racist treat- ment of Lutie and their neglect of their own son, Lutie regards them as American exemplars, their access to wealth a natural condition in what Mr...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 869–892.
Published: 01 December 2015
... England Narrative by Cristobal Silva; The Science of the Soul in Colonial New England by Sarah Rivett, 190–92. Heuving, Jeanne. Review: The Darkness of the Present: Poetics, Anachronism, and the Anomaly by Steve McCaffery; Changing Subjects: Digressions in Modern American Poetry by...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 665–675.
Published: 01 December 2004
... urged him, as a friend and colleague, to take it. Why should he bother about such shabby treatment? When he did leave for Harvard, there were a few letters in Duke publications charging that the move proved Gates had used Duke for his own careerist purposes. I digress somewhat by repeating that...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 821–849.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Foreign Parts became newly useful as the colonial crisis intensified. Their classical educations suggested that lengthy digressions to Roman and English history, copious sprinklings of Latin, and other varieties of circumlocution might keep upstart American propagandists at bay. Communication lines...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2010
... that the allegorical discourse of early historical novels and tales is closer to what Homi Bhabha terms a “per- formative” mode, as opposed to a “pedagogical” one.21 In other words, the digressive narrative structures of historical novels—which were roundly criticized and still retain this...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 31–59.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., suddenly dashing away to a desolate rancho in the heart of Mex- ico, then to Vera Cruz and the vaults of Sacrificios, and last of all to a Philadelphia theater!’ . . . . Call this digression a preface to my story, if you please, and I will explain” (Lippard 1848, 72, 73). Reminding read- ers of the...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 153–180.
Published: 01 March 2000
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 689–717.
Published: 01 December 2011
... as well as the digressions from that attention. This essay argues that while Memoirs of Elleanor Eldridge and Elleanor’s Second Book reveal a complex dynamic common in jointly produced antebellum texts, they illustrate a white woman’s efforts to engage oppositional...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 477–504.
Published: 01 September 2012
... their and other characters’ conduct. Amid the depictions of delirium, lust, and murder, each of these novels also incorporates digressions on political and social issues such as sexual mores, slavery, Indian removal, and dueling, all while directly addressing aesthetic questions. Yet these...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 439–462.
Published: 01 September 2017
... “instinctual” solution in only a few lines. He spends half the article assessing architecture as a “modern plastic art,” on the one hand, and as an extension of “nature,” on the other. This isn’t a digression: Sullivan uses the discourse of nature to make the skyscraper the epitome of modern art. Forging a...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 553–574.
Published: 01 September 2000
... American Literature neythatwouldrequirethepermissionofCatherinetheGreat.Inthis digression about forgetting and apology, the French Revolution narra- tive threatens to disappear in a series of denials and apologies...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 193–196.
Published: 01 March 2009
... unnecessary digressions from the book’s larger argument. This is particularly true in her first two chapters. Richardson seems to hit her analytical stride in chapter three, however, when she discusses Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man and the implications of geography, race, and...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2009
... methodology of cultural studies than either Murray or Ikard; throughout the volume, her analysis incorporates a number of seem- ingly unrelated references that occasionally read as unnecessary digressions from the book’s larger argument. This is particularly true in her first two chapters...