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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 807–834.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Chadwick Allen Allison Hedge Coke's remarkable sequence of two narrative and sixty-four persona poems, Blood Run , gives voice to the traditions of Indigenous North American mound-building cultures and, most strikingly, to Indigenous earthworks themselves. Central to this project is the poet's...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 385–416.
Published: 01 June 2019
... neither modernist nor postmodernist. This literalism emerges as an aesthetic in the earthworks and writings of Michael Heizer and Robert Smithson and is isolated as a cultural logic by Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow (1973). Backed by the rise of cybernetics, this literalism reconfigures the...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 645–680.
Published: 01 December 2015
... antiquity. Wishing to archive the American Indian’s organic relationship to the land, he formed a committee that saw to the “recovery of complete skeletons of mammoths and other poorly understood animals; detailed information about prehistoric earthworks and mounds; study of changes in the land’s...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 761–789.
Published: 01 December 2017
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 629–660.
Published: 01 December 2013
... or defense; here is an admirable site for an earthwork, there a noble place for a field battery” (“Prattle,” San Francisco Examiner, June 12, 1887; quoted in Fatout 1954, 394). Before anything else, the war marked his visual acuity—and marked it “in red.” Here is a likely source of...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 693–721.
Published: 01 December 2003
...- ing flood from the North of Asiain other words, the ancestors of the present-day Indians. In the wake of that barbaric ‘‘horde the mounds and raised earthworks of western New York State that were the sub- ject of his...