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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 563–589.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Glenda R. Carpio Duke University Press 2005 Glenda R. Conjuring the Mysteries of Slavery: Carpio Voodoo, Fetishism, and Stereotype in Ishmael Reed’s Flight to Canada In a vibrant proliferation since the mid-1960s, fic- tional texts have...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 227–257.
Published: 01 June 2005
...,Melvilledis- covered an image of interracial male friendship that transcended or suspended those oppositions. That discovery appears to have awak- ened his dormant sense of what might be possible in such a relation- ship. In his representation of the friendship between Queequeg and Ishmael, Melville went...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 851–879.
Published: 01 December 2017
....” The title refers to the signature menu item at the Try Pots Inn on Nantucket, where Ishmael and Queequeg stay as they seek out and await the departure of their chosen vessel, the Pequod . The inn’s name refers to the processing machinery of a nineteenth-century whaleship, the “tryworks,” in which...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 747–773.
Published: 01 December 2011
... in the “Nantucket market” Star- buck describes.16 The Pequod’s financiers, Peleg and Bildad, were— as Ishmael puts it—“bent on profitable cruises” that can be “counted down in dollars from the mint” (MD, 167).17 Captain Ahab, however, famously rejects the logic of Starbuck’s Nantucket...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2011
...-Dick presents numerous challenges to this interpretive stance. From its title, the novel folds the literal into the literary, prioritizing the latter but opening space for a hermeneutic decision: Moby-Dick or the Whale?5 With Ishmael, readers oscillate between John Locke and Immanuel Kant...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 887–888.
Published: 01 December 2000
... constitutive of it’’ (228). The particular demonstration Rushdy undertakes ex- poses the manner in which Ishmael Reed, Sherley Anne Williams, and Charles Johnson ‘‘collectively revisit the moment of origin for the Neo-slave narrative Tseng...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 888–889.
Published: 01 December 2000
... considerhowformisnotextrinsictohistoricalunderstandingbutrather constitutive of it’’ (228). The particular demonstration Rushdy undertakes ex- poses the manner in which Ishmael Reed, Sherley Anne Williams, and Charles Johnson ‘‘collectively revisit the moment of...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 423–425.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Diáz’s fukú americanus , a curse that makes its way over the Caribbean from the Dominican Republic to the United States in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), and Ishmael Reed’s Jes Grew virus in his 1972 voodoo-inspired fantasia Mumbo Jumbo , which just as dynamically interlaces the real...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 669–671.
Published: 01 September 2019
... imperative to be true to one’s familial, ancestral, and sometimes even racial religious culture” (104). In bracing and perceptive readings of novels by Barbara Kingsolver, Ishmael Reed, Marilynne Robinson, and many others, Douglas shows how literary authors have used narratives of Christian hegemony as a...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 245–274.
Published: 01 June 2014
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 465–467.
Published: 01 June 2003
... chapters to Toni Cade Bambara, Octavia But- ler, Pearl Cleage, J. California Cooper, Ernest Gaines, Lorraine Hansberry, Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, and Dorothy West. Thus, she unflinchingly risks alienating black...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 897–899.
Published: 01 December 2004
...-party style will either amuse or annoy. Ward suggests, for example, that ‘‘the interesting American playwrights could be counted on the fingers following an accident with a bacon-slicer’’ and (fol- lowing an extended citation from Toni Morrison’s Beloved), he smirks: ‘‘Call me churlish/male/Ishmael...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 869–873.
Published: 01 December 2016
... tracks how these authors’ use of satire in the shape of lampoon, parody, and irony complicates our understanding of this formative movement’s impact on African American cultural and literary history. A chapter that connects the satirical forms of the Harlem Renaissance to Fran Ross, Ishmael Reed...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Ishmael Reed’s Flight to Canada (1976) to Kara Walker’s large-scale silhou- ettes; the genealogical longings that are expressed in travel tourism to Afri- can slave forts; and the legal challenges launched by movements for repara- tions to slavery. In short, Tillet’s book reads across a variety of...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 396–398.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Tom’s Cabin (1852) as manifest in satirical texts ranging from Ishmael Reed’s Flight to Canada (1976) to Kara Walker’s large-scale silhou- ettes; the genealogical longings that are expressed in travel tourism to Afri- can slave forts; and the legal challenges launched by movements for repara- tions...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 59–87.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., writing in a letter that ‘‘Ihaveinfullblastourgreatdining- room fire-place, which swallows down cords of wood as a whale does boats33 The hearth for Melville, like the whale for Ishmael in Moby- Dick, becomes the center of indeterminacy and transformation. In a tone reminiscent of the ‘‘humorously...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 681–686.
Published: 01 September 2011
... pp. $80.00. Fiction directly intervenes in Western thinking about fetishes and fetish objects. This book argues that American literature written in the second half of the twentieth century understands fetishism as a means by which to express social discontent. Ishmael...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 372–376.
Published: 01 June 2020
... forward-looking faith in its providential destiny, while its communalism threatened the border between autonomous individuals on which American liberalism is built. (The best example here is Ahab’s black mass aboard the Pequod as a threat to Ishmael’s democratic fraternity.) When O’Gorman ends his book...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 663–673.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Ishmael Reed. Other essays take up nonliterary forms of old Southwest humor onstage (Woody Guthrie), on screen (The Beverly Hillbillies), and even on the Internet. A Companion to American Fiction, 1865–1914. Ed. Robert Paul Lamb and G. R. Thomp- son. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. 2005. xvi, 621 pp...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 658–665.
Published: 01 September 2017
... metanarrative, Cooper notes similarities between African American and postmodern projects, including the subversion of large-scale narratives. The goal of this project is to analyze how African American novelists, including Ishmael Reed, Toni Morrison, Charles Johnson, and Colson Whitehead, provide alternatives...