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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 870–872.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Sharpe . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2016 . xi, 175 pp. Cloth, $84.95 ; paper, $22.95 ; e-book available. Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers’ Project . By Catherine A. Stewart . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press . 2016 . xv, 353 pp. Paper...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 224–226.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Zachary Martin The Cruft of Fiction: Mega-Novels and the Science of Paying Attention . By David Letzler . Lincoln : Univ. of Nebraska Press . 2017 . vii, 303 pp. Cloth, $60.00 ; e-book, $60.00 . The Long and Short of It: From Aphorism to Novel . By Gary Saul Morson...
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American Literature (1 June 2007) 79 (2): 430–432.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Marissa López Duke University Press 2007 Spain's Long Shadow: The Black Legend, Off-Whiteness, and Anglo-American Empire . By María DeGuzmán. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2005. xxxiii, 372 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $25.00. The Twentieth-Century Spanish American...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 857–859.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Andrew Hoberek © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Qualified Hope: A Postmodern Politics of Time . By Mitchum Huehls. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2009. x, 226 pp. $44.95. Life between Two Deaths, 1989–2001: U.S. Culture in the Long Nineties . By Phillip E. Wegner...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 630–633.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Timothy Sweet Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Long Civil War . By Marrs Cody . Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press . 2015 . xii, 192 pp. Cloth , $103.00 ; e-book, $82.00 . Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 193–196.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Jordan Alexander Stein © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Long before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America . Ed. Thomas A. Foster. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2007. ix, 405 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $25.00. Gay Artists in Modern American Culture...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 879–881.
Published: 01 December 2003
.... The Post-Utopian Imagination: American Culture in the Long 1950s. By M. Keith 6986 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:4 / sheet 191 of 255 Booker. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood. 2002. 226 pp. $59.95. This Is the Beat Generation: New York, San Francisco, Paris. By James Campbell...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 416–418.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Career. By Edgar A. Dryden. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2004. xii, 230 pp. $49.50. So Long! Walt Whitman’s Poetry of Death. By Harold Aspiz. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2004. xi, 294 pp. $42.50. To Walt Whitman, America. By Kenneth M. Price. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Caro...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 631–634.
Published: 01 September 2008
... World, 1869–1922 . By Robert W. Rydell and Rob Kroes. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2005. xii, 209 pp. $26.00. Haunted Museum: Longing, Travel, and the Art-Romance Tradition . By Jonah Siegel. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2005. xv, 285 pp. Cloth, $67.50; paper, $26.95. Book...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 193–196.
Published: 01 March 2003
... View. By Camille Roman. New York: Pal- grave. 2001. v, 173 pp. $45.00. Home Matters: Longing and Belonging, Nostalgia and Mourning in Women’s Fic- tion. By Roberta Rubenstein. New York: Palgrave. 2001. viii...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 141–170.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Long Le-Khac Abstract This essay defines the problem of bildungsroman hermeneutics for literary criticism and social policy in the post–civil rights era. Examining critical responses to Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street , it argues that the traditional bildungsroman exerts a powerful hold...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 739–768.
Published: 01 December 2015
... decolonization issues in their fiction, they struggled to reconcile the coexistence of a colorblind and a colonial Paris. The two-faced city is located in the periphery of expatriate fiction, in Wright's lesser-known novel The Long Dream (1958) and its 1959 sequel, “Island of Hallucination,” an unpublished roman...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 61–91.
Published: 01 March 2013
...David Faflik American author Henry David Thoreau's transcendental writings are aesthetically “shallow.” To read Thoreau's signature works is to locate interpretive meaning elsewhere than the resonant “depths” with which we long have associated the transcendental text. These are the implications for...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 333–360.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Deserted Wife ; that Gaylord’s courtroom narration is a reductive, parodic version of Southworth; and that Howells’s ending punishes Gaylord and Marcia, who have functioned as sentimental author and heroine. Critics have long accepted Howells’s 1908 claim that Euripides’s Medea inspired the novel, but I...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 551–581.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Jonathan David Shelly Schroeder Schroeder’s essay works to draw critical attention to the aesthetic history of local color, and, more broadly, to the underrecognized relation between local color and realism. In returning local color to its long aesthetic history within painting, Schroeder argues...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Avery Slater Reading Muriel Rukeyser’s 1938 long poem The Book of the Dead alongside Walter Benjamin’s theories of messianism and “profane illumination,” this essay explores how their work reconceives 1930s Marxist secular politics of redemption along postsecular lines. As a crisis in interwar...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Kevin Trumpeter A suspicion toward inherited notions of agency has long been recognized (and frequently decried) as a defining feature of literary naturalism. But while the deterministic worldview of writers like Theodore Dreiser generated much lively debate in the early twentieth century, literary...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 433–454.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Laura Zebuhr Based on archival research done at the Library Company of Philadelphia, this essay offers an interpretation of original and popular verses that appear in nineteenth-century friendship albums. It argues that the verses engage a long-standing conversation about the nature of friendship...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2015
... concert, these two movements contributed to the erosion of the New Deal regulatory state by elevating psychological—rather than structural or socioeconomic—explanatory templates for social phenomena. In contrast to the literature of the long Progressive Era, in 1950s works the ego and its vicissitudes...