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American Literature (1 September 2019) 91 (3): 660–662.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Joshua Logan Wall The Transmutation of Love and Avant-Garde Poetics . By Jeanne Heuving . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2016 . xv, 240 pp. Paper, $34.95 ; e-book available. The Marriage Plot: Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature . By Naomi...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Jean M. Lutes © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Love and Marriage in Early African America . Ed. Frances Smith Foster. Boston: Northeastern Univ. Press. 2008. xxvi, 329 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $22.95. Reading Marriage in the American Romance: Remembering Love as Destiny...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 681–708.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Holly Jackson This essay aims to restore the vital intellectual and political movement of free love to the study of American literature and culture, offering a brief overview of its major currents and analyzing three examples from a neglected archive of free-love novels, Mary Gove Nichols's Mary...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 207–209.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Jennifer A. . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers Univ. Press . 2014 . 232 pp. Cloth , $80.00 ; paper , $26.95 ; web PDF , $26.95 . The Glass Slipper: Women and Love Stories . By Weisser Susan Ostrov . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers Univ. Press . 2013 . xiii , 235 pp. Cloth , $80.00...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 826–828.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Jeannine Marie DeLombard Duke University Press 2007 The Grammar of Good Intentions: Race and the Antebellum Culture of Benevolence . By Susan M. Ryan. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2003. xii, 237 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $22.95. Love, Wages, Slavery: The Literature of...
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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 198–201.
Published: 01 March 2011
... America. By David Anthony. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2009. xii, 225 pp. $43.95. Manly Love: Romantic Friendship in American Fiction. By Axel Nissen. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2009. x, 229 pp. $45.00. Book Reviews Beyond Douglass: New Perspectives on Early African...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 596–598.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Alan Nadel Wrestling with the Left: The Making of Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” . By Foley Barbara . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2010 . xi, 386 pp. Cloth , $99.95 ; paper , $29.95 . A Nation of Outsiders: How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 849–851.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Stephanie A. Smith © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 One Nation, One Blood: Interracial Marriage in American Fiction, Scandal, and Law, 1820–1870 . By Karen Woods Weierman. x, 214 pp. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2005. $34.95. Modern Love: Romance, Intimacy, and...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 651–652.
Published: 01 September 2001
... dialogue between these voices in two early storiesThe Muse’s Tragedy’’ (1899) and ‘‘The Dilettante’’ (1904)—and in Wharton’s love letters to Morton Fullerton. Chapter 4 focuses on two more stories, ‘‘April Showers’’ (1900) and ‘‘Expiation’’ (1904), as critiques of sen- timental excess in Fast and Loose...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 509–540.
Published: 01 September 2016
... has remained loyal to his n’er-do-well childhood friend (aptly named Crouch) because Tom “lives the Christian edict to love one’s neighbors as oneself.” Larson claims that Mrs. Adis protects the culprit out of Christian charity, even after learning Crouch has killed her son. This reading gains support...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Shirley Samuels The Altar at Home: Sentimental Literature and Nineteenth-Century American Religion . By Stokes Claudia . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2014 . 281 pp. Cloth , $59.95 ; e-book, $59.95 . Apocalyptic Sentimentalism: Love and Fear in U.S. Antebellum...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 639–640.
Published: 01 September 2000
... 2000.8.30 14:28 OCV:0 Book Reviews 633 of us came to love: Dickinson with the long dashes strutting arrogantly across the page. By 1981, however, when R. W...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 879.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Juliana Spahr By Nina Miller. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 1999. ix, 292 pp. Paper,$19.95. 2000 Book Reviews 879 Making Love Modern: The Intimate Public Worlds of New...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 896–897.
Published: 01 December 2000
... no shortage, however, of alternative places to go on that issue. Allan Langdale, University of California, Santa Cruz Real Love: In Pursuit of Cultural Justice. By Andrew Ross. New York: New York Univ...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 219–250.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Susan Scheckel Duke University Press 2002 Susan Home on the Train: Race and Mobility in Scheckel The Life and Adventures of Nat Love [I]t would be terrible not to be able to suppose that you are as yet but an instalment, a current number...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 367–393.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Dona Yarbrough Duke University Press 2003 Dona A Queer Form of Trauma: Yarbrough Lesbian Epistolarity in Either Is Love 6849 AMERICAN LITERATURE 75:2 / sheet 125 of 246 The destruction of records and memorabilia and...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 339–366.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Norman W. Jones Duke University Press 2004 Norman W. Coming Out through History’s Hidden Love Jones Letters in Absalom, Absalom! At a Faulkner conference not long ago, a scholar posed the question, ‘‘Why Absalom, Absalom!? Why do we keep return- ing to it...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 437–440.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Knutson Andrea . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2011 . ix, 200 pp. $65.00 . Love’s Whipping Boy: Violence and Sentimentality in the American Imagination . By Barnes Elizabeth . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press . 2011 . vii, 211 pp. $49.95 . Revolutionary Deists...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 206–209.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Heather Love © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 National Melancholy: Mourning and Opportunity in Classic American Literature . By Mitchell Breitwieser. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2007. ix, 322 pp. $60.00. Arranging Grief: Sacred Time and the Body in Nineteenth...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 707–738.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., constitute a radical love that requires a radical language, so radical, in fact, that silence is often portrayed as the most rebellious of all forms of communication. In her readings of the two texts, then, Dill analyzes how silence in aberrant scenes of romance articulates an unspoken and unspeakable...