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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 648–650.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... These books help cement the case (perhaps even more than White’s valuable but largely white and internalist reconceptualization of the lyric mode) that US poetry is as engaged with the cultural and political exigencies of the moment as narrative, and that its formal qualities are a central part...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 415–417.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Martha Nell Smith Duke University Press 2007 Dickinson's Misery: A Theory of Lyric Reading . By Virginia Jackson. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2005. xvii, 298 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $19.95. Measures of Possibility: Emily Dickinson's Manuscripts . By Domhnall...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 867–869.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Martin Joseph Ponce © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Queering Cold War Poetry: Ethics of Vulnerability in Cuba and the United States . By Eric Keenaghan. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2009. x, 196 pp. $39.95. Queer Optimism: Lyric Personhood and Other Felicitous...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 443–447.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Mark Scroggins © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Invisible Listeners: Lyric Intimacy in Herbert, Whitman, and Ashbery . By Helen Vendler. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2005. 95 pp. Cloth, $32.95; paper, $14.95. The Art of Twentieth-Century American Poetry...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 627–630.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Anne Raine Duke University Press 2007 The Feminist Avant-Garde in American Poetry . By Elisabeth A. Frost. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2003. xviii, 245 pp. Paper, $19.95. Lyric Interventions: Feminism, Experimental Poetry, and Contemporary Discourse . By Linda A. Kinnahan...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 904–907.
Published: 01 December 2017
...J. Peter Moore Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture . By Epstein Andrew . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2016 . xi, 364 pp. Cloth , $65.00 ; e-book available. The Lyric in the Age of the Brain . By Skillman Nikki...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 390–393.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Rebecca Evans Civil Rights and the Environment in African-American Literature, 1895–1941 . By John Claborn . London : Bloomsbury . 2018 . vii, 203. Cloth, $ 114.00 ; paper, $ 39.95 ; e-book, $ 35.95 . Cultivation and Catastrophe: The Lyric Ecology of Modern Black Literature...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 815–817.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Andrew Epstein Postmodernism in Pieces: Materializing the Social in U.S. Fiction . By Matthew Mullins . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2016 . x, 230 pp. Cloth, $87.00 ; paper, $34.95 ; e-book available. Lyrical Strategies: The Poetics of the Twentieth-Century American Novel...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 651–652.
Published: 01 September 2001
... and eighties): ‘‘On the basis of his lyrical prose and the sparkling emotions of his psychologically articulate but careening characters, Fante must, without question, be recognized as an outstanding American author’’ (133). Book Reviews 645...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 585–612.
Published: 01 September 2018
... represent an attempt to refigure poetic labor as a collective act, and I explore the implications that this has for the survival of the lyric poem and lyric modes of address. This article devotes sustained attention to a long-neglected period of Hughes’s career and provides a new reading of the Soviet avant...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 115–143.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Gabriella Friedman Abstract Rooted partially in the US sentimental tradition, neo-slave narratives often feature lyrical language, emphasize the emotional experience of enslaved characters, and evoke the reader’s sympathy and empathy. Highlighting the use of sentimental conventions in neo-slave...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2011
... foregrounds the mechanics of avatar agency, Whitman's lyric imagines what such an agency would entail given something approaching the full range of nineteenth-century American experience. By tracking the emergence and use of these ludic avatars, Guerra sheds light on the affordances, both liberating...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (2): 333–361.
Published: 01 June 2013
... for aesthetic excellence but opts to place the poem’s lyric speaker not aloft with the solitary and expert artist but below with a set of well-meaning but inept creatures. This shift in Moore’s artistic priorities provides a lens for understanding the topicality and fond humor of her later poetry...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2010
...-determined temporality exceeds or escapes the force of historical necessity. What Melville creates in Battle-Pieces through this fusion of politics and aesthetics is nothing less than a novel lyric form, one whose strange capaciousness has everything to do with its refractions and rearrangements...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 769–795.
Published: 01 December 2012
... that they had authored the lyric; the most committed imposter was Alexander McWhorter Ball, a New Jersey legislator whose wealthy and powerful friends mounted a national campaign to prove his authorship. The poem’s actual author, Elizabeth Akers Allen, found herself in danger of losing her reputation...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 273–300.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Sonya Posmentier Reading Claude McKay’s “The Tropics in New York” as a twentieth-century aesthetic equivalent of a slave provision ground, Posmentier argues that the poem asserts cultural autonomy even in the face of the dislocation it describes. In doing so, she suggests that formal lyric poetry...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 275–290.
Published: 01 June 2000
..., lyric poetry, and drama. By forcibly bring- ing together the disparate elements of the text, Toomer exposes false dichotomies and separations that are both literary and social. The form of the text thus becomes its central...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 604–606.
Published: 01 September 2020
... follows some prominent trends in poetry scholarship, most notably a historical poetics concern with what has come to be called lyric reading. Somebody Telling Somebody Else resists some prominent modes of reading in literary studies, notably in its overt defense of authorial intention and implicit...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (4): 824–826.
Published: 01 December 2013
... (Princeton Univ. Press, 2005), Virginia Jackson’s influential argument that Dickinson is not a lyric poet and that generations of readers approaching her that way have dramatically mis- read what she in fact wrote. A lyric, according to Jackson, is a self-contained, transcendent expression of a poet’s...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 791–820.
Published: 01 December 2017
....’” Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 lyric blackness quiet avant-garde Miles Davis After World War II, anthropologist Edward T. Hall found himself tasked with the onerous challenge of making Americans more likable. Like something from a classic screwball comedy, Hall provided...