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American Literature (1 June 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. of...
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American Literature (1 September 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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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 December 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 (1 December 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 (in...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 June 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 the...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 194–196.
Published: 01 March 2002
... the ferocious pressures of the particular moment. This extreme tension creates what Allen Tate, in his marvelous 1932 essay about Dickinson, says is ‘‘the perfect literary situation’’ that can produce ‘‘a special and perhaps the most distinguished kind of poet That situation, Tate argues, arises...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2002
... narra- tives and to reenvisioning social change 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...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 191–194.
Published: 01 March 2004
.... New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2001. x, 283 pp. $47.50. Nationalism, Marxism, and African 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...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2004
... texts each mar- ket crisis produced—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...
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American Literature (1 June 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 (1 December 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 (1 September 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 (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 419–422.
Published: 01 June 2016
... 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 (1 June 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 and...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 469–495.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Jordan Alexander Stein Stein's essay argues that within the inquiry called “the history of sexuality,” a critical preoccupation with the materiality of bodies has occasioned some inattention to the experience and cultivation of sensations, which are clearly not reducible to somatic responses but...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 571–596.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Scott Selisker This essay considers Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man (1952) from the standpoint of its influential depiction of African Americans as automata. Through Ellison's other writings, including his review of Gunnar Myrdal's An American Dilemma (1944) and his unpublished drafts of Invisible...