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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 621–624.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Annette Trefzer © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 The Postsouthern Sense of Place in Contemporary Fiction . By Martyn Bone. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2005. xvi, 275 pp. $49.95. Ordering the Facade: Photography and Contemporary Southern Women's Writing . By...
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American Literature (1 March 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 (1 March 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 (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 898–900.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Paul Grimstad Dreams for Dead Bodies: Blackness, Labor, and the Corpus of American Detective Fiction . By Robinson M. Michelle . Ann Arbor : Univ. of Michigan Press . 2016 . 256 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; e-book available. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 From C...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 December 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 (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 225–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Thomas Koenigs Abstract This article explores the recent popular press debates about the Common Core State Standards and their curricular mandates about the percentage of reading that can be fiction in middle school and high school curricula. I suggest that early American arguments about fiction’s...
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American Literature (1 June 2006) 78 (2): 408–409.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Alex Feerst 2006 Multicultural American Literature: Comparative Black, Native, Latino/a and Asian American Fictions . By A. Robert Lee. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, with University of Edinburgh Press. 2003. x, 307 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $19.95. Urban Triage...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 677–679.
Published: 01 September 2012
...David M. Higgins Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? A Science-Fictional Theory of Representation . By Chu Seo-Young . Cambridge : Harvard Univ. Press . 2010 . 306 pp. $39.95 . The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction . By Csicsery-Ronay Istvan Jr. Middletown, CT...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2015
...David Schmid The Golem Redux: From Prague to Post-Holocaust Fiction . By Baer Elizabeth R. . Detroit : Wayne State Univ. Press . 2012 . x , 229 pp. Paper , $27.95 . Haints: American Ghosts, Millennial Passions, and Contemporary Gothic Fictions . By Redding Arthur...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 883–884.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Jane Rule’s Fiction marks both a beginning and a departure. As the first schol- arly study of the work of lesbian writer Jane Rule, Schuster’s book implicitly seeks to open discussion of a critically neglected subject. As the final publica...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 655–656.
Published: 01 September 2000
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 193–194.
Published: 01 March 2001
... contrast to the discursive and historical failures of the ‘‘white’’ texts, Ridge’s novel is ‘‘theoretically nuanced and historically accurate’’ (72); Brown’s fiction about Jefferson’s miscegenation is ‘‘complex and historically accurate demonstrating a ‘‘sophisticated discursive strategy’’ (134...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 277–309.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Jennifer Rae Greeson Duke University Press 2001 Jennifer Rae The ‘‘Mysteries and Miseries’’ of North Carolina: Greeson New York City, Urban Gothic Fiction, and Incidents in the Life of a...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 727–755.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Augusta Rohrbach Augusta Rohrbach 2002 Augusta ‘‘Truth Stronger and Stranger Than Fiction Rohrbach Reexamining William Lloyd Garrison’s Liberator In the words of James Russell Lowell, fellow aboli- tionist, William Lloyd Garrison ‘‘knew how types were set...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 640–641.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., past and contemporary, through incisive examination of a vast body of literature by an American underclass whose stories continue to bear witness. Lynn Z. Bloom, University of Connecticut Edith Wharton’s Dialogue with Realism and Sentimental Fiction. By Hildegard Hoeller. Gainesville: Univ...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 425–426.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Jack Kerouac’s Duluoz Legend: The Mythic Form 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...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 643–644.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., past and contemporary, through incisive examination of a vast body of literature by an American underclass whose stories continue to bear witness. Lynn Z. Bloom, University of Connecticut Edith Wharton’s Dialogue with Realism and Sentimental Fiction. By Hildegard Hoeller. Gainesville: Univ...
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American Literature (1 June 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 (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 880–881.
Published: 01 December 2001
... devoted 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...