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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 333–335.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of this critical intervention into the ordering of time appears in Barnard’s introductory framing, where he remarks that every public deployment of classical tradition seems to “conjure” its “own dialectical undoing” (21). Finally, Wall’s appreciation of the African American essay form in On Freedom...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 463–465.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Nancy McCabe The American Essay in the American Century . By Stuckey-French Ned . Columbia : Univ. of Missouri Press . 2011 . xiv, 256 pp. $60.00 . Reading as Therapy: What Contemporary Fiction Does for Middle-Class Americans . By Aubry Timothy . Iowa City : Univ...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 191–194.
Published: 01 March 2004
... American Literature between the Wars: A New Pandora’s Box. By Anthony Dawahare. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi. 2003. xix, 161 pp. $37.00. South of Tradition: Essays on African American Literature. By Trudier Harris-Lopez. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2002. xv, 230 pp. $24.95. The Harlem...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2004
...—newspaper essays, congressional speeches, merchants’ memorials, credit reports, private letters, novels [and] short stories’’ (6). Where Critical Fictions falters is in its account of the mediations between the emotional and the economic that made their analogy plausible to Ameri- cans. To explain...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 194–196.
Published: 01 March 2002
... to articulating the life of consciousness. The drama of her poetry and letters records the testing of the possibilities and permutations of belief and doubt in the ferocious pressures of the particular moment. This extreme tension creates what Allen Tate, in his marvelous 1932 essay about Dickinson, says...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2002
... through aesthetics. When Connor pairs Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison in the chapter ‘‘Af- firming the Unity she practices some unifying work of her own, using Elli- son’s essays to corroborate Wright’s endeavors. Of course, at least since the essays of Irving Howe, these authors have been...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 892–894.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Rafael Pérez-Torres Duke University Press 2006 Narratives of Greater Mexico: Essays on Chicano Literary History, Genre, and Borders . By Héctor Calderón. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2004. 312 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $22.95. Life in Search of Readers: Reading...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 830–833.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Adalaide Morris Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions . By Bernstein Charles . Chicago : Univ. of Chicago Press . 2011 . 282 pp . Beautiful Circuits: Modernism and the Mediated Life . By Goble Mark . New York : Columbia Univ. Press . 2010 . xiii, 374 pp...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 413–416.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Jed Rasula Phenomenal Reading: Essays on Modern and Contemporary Poetics . By Reed Brian M. . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2012 . xxvii, 249 pp. Paper , $29.95 , e-book , $29.95 . Powers of Possibility: Experimental American Writing since the 1960s . By Houen Alex...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 659–661.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Rebecca Wanzo © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism . By bell hooks and Amalia Mesa-Bains. Cambridge, Mass.: South End Press. 2006. 145 pp. Paper, $15.00. Rhetorical Occasions: Essays on Humans and the Humanities . By Michael Bérubé...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 624–626.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Robert McRuer © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Signing the Body Poetic: Essays on American Sign Language Literature . Ed. H-Dirksen L. Bauman, Jennifer L. Nelson, and Heidi M. Rose. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2006. xxviii, 264 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 419–422.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of American Race and Culture . By Barnhart Bruce . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2013 . 252 pp. Cloth , $49.95 ; e-book, $49.99 . Cultural Considerations: Essays on Readers, Writers, and Musicians in Postwar America . By Rubin Joan Shelley . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 850–853.
Published: 01 December 2015
...R. John Williams Shockwaves of Possibility: Essays on Science Fiction, Globalization, and Utopia . By Wegner Phillip E. . New York : Peter Lang . 2014 . xix , 308 pp. Paper, $55.95 ; e-book, $55.95 . The Watchman in Pieces: Surveillance, Literature, and Liberal Personhood...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 607–609.
Published: 01 September 2007
...: Essays on Race, Gender, and Literary Discourse . Ed. Paula C. Barnes and Australia Tarver. Madison, N.J.: Farleigh Dickinson Univ. Press. 2006. 300 pp. $52.50. Book Reviews Securing the Commonwealth: Debt, Speculation, and Writing in the Making of Early America. By Jennifer J. Baker...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 621–623.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Franny Nudelman © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Passive Constitutions, or, 7 1/2 Times Bartleby . By Branka Arsić. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2007. 210 pp. $60.00. Impersonality: Seven Essays . By Sharon Cameron. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2007. xx...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 623–625.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Hugh Egan © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Melville: The Making of the Poet . By Hershel Parker. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern Univ. Press. 2008. x, 238 pp. $32.95. Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville: Essays in Relation . Ed. Robert S. Levine and Samuel Otter. Chapel...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 414–416.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Susan Rosenbaum © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Slumming in New York: From the Waterfront to Mythic Harlem . By Robert M. Dowling. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2007. ix, 200 pp. Cloth, $35.00; paper, $20.00. Don't Ever Get Famous: Essays on New York Writing after...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 643–646.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Patrick Jagoda © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Postmodern American Literature and Its Other . By W. Lawrence Hogue. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2008. xvi, 212 pp. $45.00. Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database . By Alan Liu. Chicago...
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Published: 01 December 2019
Figure 3 Robert W. Carter calls for “simple justice” in his Colored American Magazine essay “Suggestive Thoughts on the Race Question,” which appears pages after the final lines of Winona . Courtesy of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University Archives, Howard University More
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 413–441.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Everett Hamner Hamner's essay analyzes Richard Powers's novel Generosity: An Enhancement as an example of genomic fiction, a genre-bending science fiction subgenre focused on relationships between biology and identity. Prefacing this study with brief readings of novels by Michael Crichton...