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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 353–379.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Cristanne Miller Marianne Moore's war poems of the 1940s, and in particular “In Distrust of Merits,” have frequently been read as a compendium of didactic, clichéd, pious, overstated public pronouncements brought on by the immediate urgency of the war, “show[ing] too much the pressure of news...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 547–574.
Published: 01 September 2015
... intensifications of pain for identificatory and reformist purposes. It then explores realism as an aesthetic approach that distinguishes itself from these two distrusted alternatives by expressly depoliticizing pain while foregrounding its intrinsic sensitizing value. Analysis of writings by Wharton, James, and...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., Gates's Signifyin(g) Monkey; and the narrator's own “unreliability” reflects on the black-authored text's “distrust” of the (white) American reader, a Kleinian “paranoid defence” against allowing the possibility of love to overcome hatred. As the talking book that is Jazz finds its Derridean “trace” in...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 739–767.
Published: 01 December 2008
... embodied in the celebrity. The Lyceum, the Circus, and the Body Observed Emerson’s distrust of his own body’s rebellious fragility endears genuine expression to him as the most promising means of successful communication. The lyceum was the most likely forum for enacting it. The lyceum...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 430–438.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Fleming. Columbia: Univ. of South Carolina Press. 2015. ix, 142 pp. Cloth, $39.95; e-book, $38.99. In this extensive study of William Butler Yeats and Robinson Jeffers, Fleming close reads their poetry to discover related imagery and themes, such as the belief in eternal recurrence, distrust of...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 333–361.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Poetry, 1935-1968 . Iowa City : Univ. of Iowa Press . Marsh Alec . 1998 . Money and Modernity . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . Miller Cristanne . 1995 . Marianne Moore: Questions of Authority . Cambridge : Harvard Univ. Press . ———. 2008 . “ Distrusting: Marianne...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 323–356.
Published: 01 June 2019
... literature lacking; her Bank Street Writers Lab focused on producing developmentally appropriate books for young children. 2 When Ursula K. Le Guin ( 1989 , 58) bemoaned the “puritanical distrust of fantasy . . . among people truly and seriously concerned about the ethical education of children” decades...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 807–820.
Published: 01 December 2007
... this regard is Bertholf’s opening essay on Duncan’s anarchist politics and his poetic stance, in which coercion, regardless of moral or political content, is to be avoided; the aesthetic ramifica- tions of this stance are picked up by Devin Johnston in his essay on Duncan’s “distrust of mastery...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 673–689.
Published: 01 September 2001
... distrust of biographical criticism, John Du- vall contends that Morrison’s own discussion of herself and her work allows readers to divine the ways in which her life, anxieties, and hopes are inscribed in her texts. Brief Mention 679 Mother...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 783–812.
Published: 01 December 2000
... the Pacific’’ and ‘‘rendering it 6218 American Literature 72:4 / sheet 97 of238 predominant in the Caribbean’’ (PP, 303, 306). However much t]he opening of the [Panama] Canal willaggravate that distrust of the United States which marks the rapidly...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 207–234.
Published: 01 June 2006
... lives of scholars and poets, he considered the social causes of crime, the forms of dehumanization and suspicion that filled up the penitentiaries: ‘‘We make, by distrust, the thief, and burglar, and incendiary, and by our court and jail we keep him so. An accep- tance of the sentiment of love...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 693–722.
Published: 01 December 2018
... detailed, when Adam fell from grace he cost man his claim to perfect knowledge as well as ownership of his soul. Puritan “distrust of human interpretive authority” (Gordis 2003 , 2) proceeds from this defect in our understanding; so do the methods of Bible reading and exegesis that, as Lisa Gordis ( 2003...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 469–495.
Published: 01 September 2009
... for what the preface takes as the literal truth of God’s sovereignty. That said, the corporeality of the figure’s vehicle is not entirely insignificant. As Ann Kibbey has argued, Puritan interest in rheto- ric stemmed from a distrust of language to be adequately...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 March 2010
... 1850s to distrust of Yankee tyranny in the 1860s, black abolitionists were less inclined to cite Punch car- toons. Yet neither the change in the political sympathies of the one nor the absence of citation in the other can measure adequately the degree of appropriative interchange that may...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 275–306.
Published: 01 June 2004
... contents of this list are large and rich comprising t]hree-fourths perhaps of all that men observe 6 If these things are what poetry isn’t, his essay never manages to say what, if anything, poetry might actually be. A distrust of verse on topical subjects sounds quaint in the anxiously high-toned...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 349–377.
Published: 01 June 2005
..., sends them into exile.) For these Italian American men, under- cover work takes them into a no man’s land that enhances distrust of the public sphere for which they have been enlisted, even by the genre of police exposé, to testify.39 Rather than providing a detached eye of power, undercover work...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 911–931.
Published: 01 December 2002
... most of your domestic legis- lation and intentions, I nevertheless can only follow our present for- eign policy with the greatest dismay and distrust. What we will do and what we ought to do as a sovereign nation facing other sover- eign nations seem now to hang in the balance between the...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 305–329.
Published: 01 June 2017
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 843–867.
Published: 01 December 2003
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 437–438.
Published: 01 June 2000
.... Nathaniel Hawthorne’s distrust of mesmerism is patent in a letter he wrote in 1841 to Sophia, his future wife, who hoped that mesmerism would re- Tseng 2000.5.26 10:49 OCV:4 422 American Literature lieve...