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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 192–195.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Jennifer Gurley © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Devils and Rebels: The Making of Hawthorne's Damned Politics . By Larry J. Reynolds. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press. 2008. xix, 313 pp. $55.00. The Arbiters of Reality: Hawthorne, Melville, and the Rise of Mass Information Culture . By...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 623–625.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Hugh Egan © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Melville: The Making of the Poet . By Hershel Parker. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern Univ. Press. 2008. x, 238 pp. $32.95. Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville: Essays in Relation . Ed. Robert S. Levine and Samuel Otter. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 305–332.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Christopher Hager In a standard narrative of Herman Melville's career, the author's initial tendency toward cultural nationalism—most famously displayed in his 1850 essay “Hawthorne and His Mosses”—gave way during the early 1850s to political misgivings and increasingly dark novels. The Democratic...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Robert K. Wallace © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Cannibal Old Me: Spoken Sources in Melville's Early Works . By Mary K. Bercaw Edwards. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2009. xxii, 252 pp. $49.00. African Culture and Melville's Art: The Creative Process in “Benito Cereno” and “Moby-Dick...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 398–400.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Sean X. Goudie The Empire Abroad and the Empire at Home: African American Literature and the Era of Overseas Expansion . By Gruesser John Cullen . Athens : Univ. of Georgia Press . 2012 . viii, 159 pp. Cloth , $59.95 ; paper, $22.95 ; e-book, $22.95 . Melville and the Idea of Blackness...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 529–556.
Published: 01 September 2017
... culture normalized the possession and display of feelings. The antebellum writings of author Herman Melville are hardly alone in demonstrating apathy’s hermeneutic and aesthetic uses; they nevertheless suggest a concentrated encounter with apathy, given how the author thematically foregrounds unfeeling in...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 423–424.
Published: 01 June 2000
... Melville’s fiction in light of postcolonial theories, primarily Homi Bhaba’s re- flections on mimicry. Focusing on Typee, Moby-Dick, and ‘‘Benito Cereno Sanborn argues that Melville treated cannibalism not as a collection of em...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., Hawthorne, Melville, Dickinson, and Whitman. Obsession with ‘‘origins’’ and ‘‘transcendental wordplay’’ among such a motley group compli- cates our very definitions of transcendentalism and romanticism. West con- siders Thoreau ‘‘a witty moralist, satirist, and social critic and he declares Walden ‘‘the...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Jeffrey Hole As works which had similarly evoked slave-ship revolt as topics for their prose fictions in the mid-1850s, Douglass’s The Heroic Slave and Melville’s Benito Cereno , Hole’s essay argues, offer noticeably distinct aesthetic, rhetorical, and stylistic presentations of slave rebellion and...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 404–407.
Published: 01 June 2013
... . By Fenton Elizabeth . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2011 . xi, 178 pp. $65.00 . Strange Jeremiahs: Civil Religion and the Literary Imaginations of Jonathan Edwards, Herman Melville, and W. E. B. DuBois . By Stewart Carole Lynn . Albuquerque : Univ. of New Mexico Press . 2010...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 643–644.
Published: 01 September 2002
... University Book Reviews 643 Hunting Captain Ahab: Psychological Warfare and the Melville Revival. By Clare L. Spark. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2001. x, 730 pp. $55.00. In Hunting Captain Ahab, Clare Spark replicates Ahab’s obsession as...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Deak Nabers Duke University Press 2003 Deak ‘‘Victory of LAW Melville and Reconstruction Nabers 6815 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:1 / sheet 5 of 252 In his famous ‘‘Supplement’’ to Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 851–879.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the environmental humanities—and considering cultural artifacts from Smith’s tracts and Herman Melville’s fiction to Cheryl Savageau’s poetry and the underwater sculpture of Jason deCaires Taylor—the essay reads the commodification and consumption of these creatures as constitutive elements of an...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 607–609.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Wyn Kelley “A Bold and Hardy Race of Men”: The Lives and Literature of American Whalemen . By Schell Jennifer . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . 2013 . xiv , 262 pp. Cloth, $80.00 ; paper, $28.95 . Writing the Seaman's Tale in Law and Literature: Dana, Melville, and Justice...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Faith Barrett Three American Poets: Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Herman Melville . By Spengemann William C. . Notre Dame, Ind. : Univ. of Notre Dame Press . 2010 . xv, 226 pp. Paper, $28.00 . Winds of Will: Emily Dickinson and the Sovereignty of Democratic Thought . By...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 59–87.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Sarah Wilson Duke University Press 2004 Sarah Melville and the Architecture of Wilson Antebellum Masculinity The sphere of Herman Melville’s work has, not unreasonably, been understood as masculine.1 Iusesphere advisedly here, for it alludes to the doctrine...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 416–418.
Published: 01 June 2005
... American Literature for other readers, and both constitute labors of love for the authors they engage. Nina Baym, University of Illinois at Urbana Monumental Melville: The Formation of a Literary Career. By Edgar A. Dryden. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2004. xii, 230 pp. $49.50. So...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 627–629.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Museum and Cultural Authority in Hawthorne, Melville, Stowe, and Whitman . By Les Harrison. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2007. xxv, 272 pp. $42.50. From Broadway to Cleveland: A History of the Hanna Theatre . By John Vacha. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2007. xi, 196 pp. Paper, $24.95. Book...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2008
... Narratives and American Identity . By Robin Miskolcze. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2008. xxii, 220 pp. $45.00. “Whole Oceans Away”: Melville and the Pacific . Ed. Jill Barnum, Wyn Kelley, and Christopher Sten. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2007. xxi, 350 pp. $65.00. Book Reviews The Pilgrim...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 842–844.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Sean McCann © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 In the Company of Books: Literature and Its “Classes” in Nineteenth-Century America . By Sarah Wadsworth. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2006. viii, 278 pp. Paper, $24.95. Tolerable Entertainment: Herman Melville and Professionalism in...