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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 680–682.
Published: 01 September 2002
... about working- and middle-class bodies engaged in urban industrialization and insurgent labor politics. And we discover that frontier myths were re- written not only in the 1970s genre of the western (as Hall might say) but also in the language used to represent the feminized lunar ‘‘frontier’’ after...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 866–868.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., Tennessee Technical University America’s Sketchbook: The Cultural Life of a Nineteenth-Century Literary Genre.By Kristie Hamilton. Athens: Ohio Univ. Press. 1998. xiii, 190 pp. $29.95. Sentimental Collaborations: Mourning and Middle-Class Identity in Nineteenth- Century America. By Mary Louise Kete...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 835–838.
Published: 01 December 2007
... in the Great Depression . By Susan Currell. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2005. 235 pp. $39.95. The Twilight of the Middle Class: Post-World War II American Fiction and White-Collar Work . By Andrew Hoberek. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2005. x, 158 pp. Cloth, $57.50; paper...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 414–416.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Thomas W. Devine © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Men in the Middle: Searching for Masculinity in the 1950s . By James Gilbert. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2005. x, 269 pp. $39.00. Relative Intimacy: Fathers, Adolescent Daughters, and Postwar American Culture...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 192–194.
Published: 01 March 2015
...John Ernest To Live an Antislavery Life: Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class . By Ball Erica L. . Athens : Univ. of Georgia Press . 2012 . xv , 175 pp. Cloth , $69.95 ; paper , $22.95 . Family Money: Property, Race, and Literature in the Nineteenth...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Frank Donoghue Monopolizing the Master: Henry James and the Politics of Literary Scholarship . By Anesko Michael . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . 2012 . xvi , 248 pp. $35.00 . Reading Up: Middle-Class Readers and the Culture of Success in the Early Twentieth-Century...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 194–196.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Paul Giles Between Two Fires: Transnationalism and Cold War Poetry . By Quinn Justin . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2015 . x, 218 pp. Cloth , $95.00 ; e-book available. After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East . By Edwards Brian T. . New...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 387–390.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Ryanson Alessandro Ku The New Middle Kingdom: China and the Early American Romance of Free Trade . By Kendall A. Johnson . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. Press . 2017 . x, 371 pp. Cloth, $ 64.95 ; e-book, $ 64.95 . East-West Exchange and Late Modernism: Williams, Moore, Pound...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 463–465.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Nancy McCabe The American Essay in the American Century . By Stuckey-French Ned . Columbia : Univ. of Missouri Press . 2011 . xiv, 256 pp. $60.00 . Reading as Therapy: What Contemporary Fiction Does for Middle-Class Americans . By Aubry Timothy . Iowa City : Univ...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 677–705.
Published: 01 December 2008
... no place either in the atomizing political geography of Indian policy or the hybridized critical imaginary of the “middle ground.” © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Mark Documenting Tradition: Rifkin Territoriality and Textuality in Black Hawk’s Narrative...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 333–359.
Published: 01 June 2009
... and oppression with that of Native Americans. Anglo-American poets sometimes turned to haiku (after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the wars with Korea and Vietnam) to escape an identity they scorned: white, American, middle-class. Haiku's famed impersonality promised a release not merely from Western...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 547–570.
Published: 01 September 2011
... to the vexed proximity of the Middle East and the United States, proposing that we explore the broader archive of immigrant Americanism that subtends, but also redefines, the terms of American hegemony. © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Swati The Production of Nativity in Rana...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 137–157.
Published: 01 March 2015
... surveys contemporary fictions of alternate history, particularly Philip Roth’s The Plot against America ( 2004 ). The essay contends that historical fantasy offers a particular mode of engagement with the past—one that steers a middle course between nationalist chauvinism and revisionist debunking. ©...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 225–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Thomas Koenigs Abstract This article explores the recent popular press debates about the Common Core State Standards and their curricular mandates about the percentage of reading that can be fiction in middle school and high school curricula. I suggest that early American arguments about fiction’s...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 529–556.
Published: 01 September 2017
...David Faflik Abstract This essay makes a pair of interrelated claims about apathy. One of these is literary-historical, the other critical-literary. During the turbulent middle decades of the nineteenth century, a number of US writers resorted to the emotionless state of apathy even as the wider...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 791–820.
Published: 01 December 2017
... improvisation on the iconography of black vernacular life. In the middle of this cacophony of frantic chant and scream, Baraka posits silence, and not speech, as the condition of black cultural distinctiveness. In doing so, he presents a vision of black vernacular culture that does not privilege orality...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 229–255.
Published: 01 June 2020
... predicament of middle-class complicity in social arrangements that entail the widespread suffering of others. I provide a summary of theoretical positions on liberal guilt as a structure of feeling that entails what Richard Rorty calls “doubt about [one’s] own sensitivity to the pain and humiliation of others...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 151–182.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to a “winner-take-all” labor market with a few superstar earners and many struggling unknowns. Both Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick used their respective versions of The Shining to describe the conditions of the 1970s media industries. Each told the story of a would-be middle-class writer grappling...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (4): 769–795.
Published: 01 December 2012
... read ing were revealed most clearly in Ball’s claim to authorship, which was based on this middle-class gentleman’s emotional legitimacy as evidenced by the private circulation of (what he claimed as) his poetry. Rather than asserting her own femininity, however, Akers Allen exposed the gender...