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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 402–404.
Published: 01 June 2013
...David Tomkins Discerning Characters: The Culture of Appearance in Early America . By Lukasik Christopher J. . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2011 . viii, 319 pp. $45.00 . Reading the “Century Illustrated” Monthly Magazine: American Literature and Culture, 1870–1893 . By...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 183–186.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Ed White The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture . By Gardner Jared . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press . 2012 . xiv , 205 pp. $50.00 . The Unfinished Life of Benjamin Franklin . By Anderson Douglas . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. Press . 2012 . xiv , 213 pp...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 873–875.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Ann Keniston Playing Smart: New York Women Writers and Modern Magazine Culture . By Keyser Catherine . New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers Univ. Press . 2010 . xii, 225 pp. $39.95 . Pink Pirates: Contemporary American Women Writers and Copyright . By Irr Caren . Iowa City : Univ. of...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 850–852.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Candy Gunther Brown. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2004. xiv, 336 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $19.95; Social Stories: The Magazine Novel in Nineteenth-Century America . By Patricia Okker. Charlottesville: Univ. of Virginia Press. 2004. xii, 202 pp. $37.50. Book Reviews The Cultural...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 642–643.
Published: 01 September 2001
....: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2000. xvii, 145 pp. $49.95. It would appear that Poe was well positioned as an editor and reviewer on several literary magazines in Richmond, Philadelphia, and New York to be af- Book Reviews 637 fected by and, in turn...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 426–427.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Magazines and Consumer Culture, 1900–1950. By Tom Pendergast. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press. 2000. x, 289 pp. $34.95. The weaknesses of Tom Pendergast’s new study of magazines and masculinity in the...
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Amardeep Singh Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire . By Abravanel Genevieve . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2012 . 206 pp. $65.00 . Transatlantic Avant-Gardes: Little Magazines and Localist Modernism . By White Eric B. . Edinburgh...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 164–165.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Tribune, Louisville Courier Jour- nal, Churchman, San Francisco Chronicle, and numerous other magazines and newspapers. A useful, comprehensive list of materials appears in the list of works cited. In effect, Hoople reviews reviewers, calling them to task for blind spots in their understanding and...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Jordan S. Carroll Through an examination of some of the science-fiction stories published in Playboy magazine from 1953 to 1973, this essay shows that futuristic narratives were integral to the magazine’s editorial sensibility, which suggested that intimate life should be governed by the cool...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 613–641.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Susan Edmunds Abstract This essay argues that Essence magazine provides a crucial intertext for understanding Toni Morrison’s engagement in Tar Baby with the political debates that surrounded the “Black Is Beautiful” slogan in the black power era and her use of the Tar Baby story to dramatize and...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 57–89.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Emily Hainze Abstract This essay explores the 1907–11 Child-Rescue Campaign run by the Delineator , a fashion magazine for women edited by Theodore Dreiser. I argue that the campaign mobilized social science to reconceptualize maternity as based in affective expertise rather than biological...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Harriet Monroe. The essay also brings to light the connections between this promotional brochure and back issues of Monroe’s Poetry: A Magazine of Verse , further underscoring the close ties between commercial tourism and literary modernism. Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Fred Harvey...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 455–488.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Alex Beringer It is widely assumed that the American comic strip “begins” in the 1890s with the multipanel sequences appearing in Sunday newspapers. This essay challenges this periodization by looking to an archive of humor magazines from the 1850s and 60s. As early as 1852, artists including Frank...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 799–823.
Published: 01 December 2015
... analyzing The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas , and Haley's and Thompson's other magazine writings for Playboy, Rolling Stone , and the Saturday Evening Post , the essay argues that Haley's and Thompson's nonfiction prose styles articulate a view of the social world that can now...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 425–426.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Singapore Creating the Modern Man: American Magazines and Consumer Culture, 1900–1950. By Tom Pendergast. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press. 2000. x, 289 pp. $34.95. The weaknesses of Tom Pendergast’s new...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2004
... particularly pronounced in the magazine’s first decade. The disjunctions in the Crisis of those years make its critique of American racism and its affirmation of African Americans espe- cially compelling. When DuBois was hired by the newly formed NAACP as its direc- tor of publicity and research in the...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 427–428.
Published: 01 June 2001
... differs significantly depending on whether one considers magazines aimed at white or African American audiences. Pendergast’s ac- count of masculinity in magazines like the Saturday Evening Post and Es- quire looks...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2004
... out of an earlier aes- thetic protest against democratic political hegemony. As a growing number of American magazines and critics produced a national dis- cussion on the nature of imagination, aesthetics gradually became an autonomous discourse, not only separate from the realm of politics but...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 183–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
... punk on Los Angeles poetry of the 1970s and early 1980s and argues for the influence of Patti Smith on a generation of LA poets. I focus in particular on the efforts of Dennis Cooper. In his Little Caesar magazine, which operated out of his LA apartment from 1976 until 1982, Cooper attempted to draw...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 1–46.
Published: 01 March 2001
... periodical, St. Tammany’s Magazine, published a text entitled ‘‘Soliloquy of a Maroon Chief in Jamaica2 Its issues now extremely rare, the magazine has been unnoticed by schol- ars.3 According to its editor’s headnote, the monologue was ‘‘Lately spoken at the African Theatre Could this text be the...