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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Elizabeth Young © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic. By Julia A. Stern. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2010. xv, 330 pp. $45.00. Walt Whitman and the Civil War: America's Poet during the Lost Years of 1860– 1862. By Ted Genoways. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 831–833.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Hester Blum Antebellum at Sea: Maritime Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century America . By Berger Jason . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2012 . x , 338 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $25.00 . Epic in American Culture: Settlement to Reconstruction . By Phillips Christopher N...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 859–867.
Published: 01 December 2006
... American Fiction . By Deborah N. Cohn. Nashville, Tenn.: Vanderbilt Univ. Press. 1999. x, 236 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $22.95. Reading Africa into American Literature: Epics, Fables, and Gothic Tales . By Keith Cartwright. Lexington: Univ. of Kentucky Press. 2004. 270 pp. Paper, $25.00. Alfred...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 237–262.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Nathaniel A. Windon Abstract This essay argues that George Boyer Vashon’s epic poem, “Vincent Ogé” (1854), reframes the Haitian Revolution by aligning two moments of imminent revolution—Saint-Domingue in the late eighteenth century and the United States in the mid-nineteenth century—to suggest the...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
... utopian politics of social redemption urged Left-aesthetics to respond to newly uncertain political futures, Rukeyser’s documentary-epic renewed a social imaginary for political redemption in ways resonant with Walter Benjamin’s theories of sociopolitical messianism. In Rukeyser’s poem, exploited human...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 876–878.
Published: 01 December 2018
... thinking and hope, branching into comedy and the epic, and asking, as Heise provocatively puts it, “whether and how it might be possible to move environmentalism beyond the stereotypical narrative of the decline of nature without turning it into progress boosterism” (12). For both critics, part of the “how...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 833–835.
Published: 01 December 2014
... applied to the epic form that Phillips is perhaps at his best in describing: the “Indian epic” of the mid-nineteenth century, in which the ele- giac overwhelmed, ultimately, the heroic mode. While Longfellow might be the poet who comes first to mind for most nineteenth-century Americanists when...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 433–434.
Published: 01 June 2001
... matters of concern to immigrants are constantly reworked and analyzed. The study charts a kind of epic and, like the best epics, it boasts a trove of stories. In this grand cast of characters and their...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 434–435.
Published: 01 June 2001
... reworked and analyzed. The study charts a kind of epic and, like the best epics, it boasts a trove of stories. In this grand cast of characters and their fictions, some stand out: the pre-Famine John...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 395–397.
Published: 01 June 2016
... power of the printed word, McAuley is a keen reader of texts, at his most expansive during his extended readings of James Macpherson’s forged Gaelic epic, The Poems of Ossian (1760–1763). McAuley takes a contrarian position in his reading of Ossian , arguing that it needs to be seen as Macpherson’s...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 224–226.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and calibration is the distinctive cognitive process provoked by the allegory-epic mega-novel” (200–1). Despite citing cognitive studies on confirmation bias and inaccurate pattern-recognition, Letzler’s critical turn to a reader-centered understanding of cruft’s ability to “encourage,” “calibrate...
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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 September 2007) 79 (3): 633–640.
Published: 01 September 2007
... earlier fiction. She argues that “the posthumous novels and their archival matrices” allow readers to “perceive the fluidity of their intertextual relationships” and the “structures, images, and phrases” that recur in both. 636  American Literature Hart Crane and the Modernist Epic: Canon and...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 431–433.
Published: 01 June 2003
.... Shields’s application of the Aeneas myth to the colonial rationale and ratio- nalization of Native conquest is both enlightening and disturbing. His investi- gation of the epic visions of early America, especially literary accounts of King...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 458–460.
Published: 01 June 2003
..., from a consideration of writing about bad writing to an excursus on epic in popular fiction to an incisive note on Sicilians’ traditional antipathy to American-style civil contract. The impulse to account for...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 863–865.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Morrison’s Beloved (1987). His narrative arc takes “the symbolic route of redemptive initiation [Hawthorne] through the crossing of the modernist desert [James and Fitzgerald] to a perceived progressive ‘return’ of transcendence in such apparently dissimilar fictive projects as Steinbeck’s epic fiction...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 648–650.
Published: 01 September 2016
... marginalized lived experience. In a series of adept readings, Robbins traces engagements with crime fiction in Stein’s Blood on the Dining Room Floor (written in 1933 and published posthumously) and Laura Mullen’s Murmur (2007), and with noir fiction and film in Notley’s postlyric/epic/narrative long poem...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 664–666.
Published: 01 September 2018
... democratize reading by inviting new forms of reading and knowing. When President Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin, a former KGB officer, met for the first time in Hamburg, Germany, the New York Times described it as an epic encounter, as it once had the kitchen debate between Nixon and...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 387–416.
Published: 01 June 2000
... literature and cul- ture, Thereafter Johnnie tells the tale of the Snowdon family’s develop- ment, crisis, and disintegration in a dizzying, layered, epic structure of twenty-four books (like the Iliad,theOdyssey, and the...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 205–211.
Published: 01 March 2013
... © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Brief Mention General Gilgamesh among Us: Modern Encounters with the Ancient Epic. By Theodore Ziolkowski. Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univ. Press. 2011. xvi, 226 pp. $35.00. Beginning in 1850, clay tablets of the Babylonian epic Gilgamesh were dis- covered...