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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 196–199.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Book Reviews The Freedom to Remember: Narrative, Slavery, and Gender in Contemporary Black Women’s Fiction. By Angelyn Mitchell. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2002. xiv, 170 pp. Cloth, $59.00; paper, $20.00. Impossible Witnesses: Truth, Abolitionism, and Slave Testimony. By Dwight...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 621–624.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the Middlebrow: Women’s Novels, Progressivism, and Middlebrow Authorship between the Wars. By Jaime Harker. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2007. viii, 208 pp. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $24.95. Driving Women: Fiction and Automobile Culture in Twentieth-Century America. By Deborah Clarke...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 898–900.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Paul Grimstad The African American Experience in Crime Fiction: A Critical Study . By Crafton Robert E. . Jefferson, NC : McFarland . 2015 . 204 pp. Paper , $29.95 . The Arresting Eye: Race and the Anxiety of Detection . By Huh Jinny . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 634–637.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Kent A. Ono © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Dying Planet: Mars in Science and the Imagination . By Robert Markley. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2005. 456 pp. Cloth, $89.95; paper, $24.95. Mesmerists, Monsters, and Machines: Science Fiction and the Cultures of Science...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 835–838.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Claudia Stokes Duke University Press 2007 Panic! Markets, Crises, and Crowds in American Fiction . By David A. Zimmerman. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2006. xii, 294 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $22.50. The March of Spare Time: The Problem and Promise of Leisure...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 223–225.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Kenneth M. Roemer © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Future West: Utopia and Apocalypse in Frontier Science Fiction . By William H. Katerberg. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas. 2008. ix, 281 pp. $45.00. Scare Tactics: Supernatural Fiction by American Women . By Jeffrey...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 177–179.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., Slavery, and Gender in Contemporary Black Women’s Fiction. By Angelyn Mitchell. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2002. xiv, 170 pp. Cloth, $59.00; paper, $20.00. Impossible Witnesses: Truth, Abolitionism, and Slave Testimony. By Dwight A. McBride. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2002. xvi...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 430–432.
Published: 01 June 2005
... and monumental distinguishes both the late fiction and the poetry. His single chapter on the fiction is devoted to Melville’s shattered sequels—the deliberately awkward, unsettling codas that distinguish his greatest fictional narratives, from Moby-Dick through The Confidence-Man. ‘‘Something further may follow...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 646–648.
Published: 01 September 2005
... stories, popular prose, and science fiction; Peel’s Politics, Persuasion, and Pragmatism is much less discursive. The latter is a tightly organized monograph bristling with chapter titles, sub- chapters, sub-subchapters, tables, and italicized theses that theorizes broadly as it analyzes three complex...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 192–194.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Crystal Parikh The Fiction of South Asians in North America and the Caribbean: A Critical Study of English-Language Works since 1950. By Mitali P. Wong and Zia Hasan. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland. 2004. ix, 142 pp. Paper, $35.00. The Politics of the Visible in Asian North American...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 640–641.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of antecedents. Virtually all, even the formulaic ghost-written or totally fictional works, profess to be ‘‘the unvarnished truth The Unvarnished Truth focuses on a vast but little known body of nine- teenth-century personal narratives of several outlaw or outcast groups, largely poor and often illiterate...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 425–426.
Published: 01 June 2001
... of an Autobiographical Fiction. By James T. Jones. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univ. Press. 1999. xii, 278 pp. $34.95. Jack Kerouac’s Duluoz Legend, a comprehensive study of Kerouac’s fictional...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 643–644.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of antecedents. Virtually all, even the formulaic ghost-written or totally fictional works, profess to be ‘‘the unvarnished truth The Unvarnished Truth focuses on a vast but little known body of nine- teenth-century personal narratives of several outlaw or outcast groups, largely poor and often illiterate...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 433–434.
Published: 01 June 2001
...- erature so that we may examine what we mean by Southern literature before we discuss or teach it. Veronica Makowsky, University of Connecticut The Irish Voice in America: 250 Years of Irish-American Fiction. 2d...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 880–881.
Published: 01 December 2001
... to the last twenty years of Harte’s life, when he lived in self-imposed exile in Europe, producing the kind of formulaic ‘‘pulp’’ fiction that helped drive the nostalgic (re)construction of the Ameri- can ‘‘Wild West’’ at the end of the Gilded Age. Scharnhorst’s portrait of Harte reveals a self-consciously...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 654–655.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of antecedents. Virtually all, even the formulaic ghost-written or totally fictional works, profess to be ‘‘the unvarnished truth The Unvarnished Truth focuses on a vast but little known body of nine- teenth-century personal narratives of several outlaw or outcast groups, largely poor and often illiterate...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 148–149.
Published: 01 March 2002
... was relegating alchemy to 144 American Literature a pseudoscience, Samuel Danforth was offering a sample of his philosopher’s stone to a skeptical Benjamin Franklin. Ezra Stiles was more drawn toward the mutational promises of alchemy than he was willing to admit. The many allusions to alchemy in fictions...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (1): 187–190.
Published: 01 March 2002
... to alchemy in fictions of Gothic romance have long been recognized, but Clack shows us that even a willful progressive like Emerson (who admired Kepler, Bacon, Newton, and Humboldt) could write, apropos of the soul’s search for empowering Beauty, that ‘‘Alchemy, which sought to transmute one element...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 421–423.
Published: 01 June 2002
... a consideration of how these texts defy the generic conventions of both fiction and travel literature. Yet some of the most compelling and provocative readings occur in the book’s coda, where Russell addresses the need to study postmodern travel writing by women. Her invocation of geographer Gillian Rose’s con...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 677–679.
Published: 01 September 2002
... has many winning moments and historical surprises. Sections on Whitman’s stints as a young teacher and his early experiments with fiction successfully show a Whitman far more like his peers than unlike them. Her sources reveal surprising images of a young man who didn’t like children (29) and who...