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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 839–841.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Haven : Yale Univ. Press . 2013 . xi , 484 pp. Cloth , $35.00 ; paper , $25.00 . Ecopoetics: The Language of Nature, the Nature of Language . By Knickerbocker Scott . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . 2012 . x , 203 pp. Cloth , $80.00 ; paper , $26.95 . © 2015...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 411–413.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Renaissance: Emerson, Thoreau, and the Systems of Nature.By Andrew McMurry. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2003. xiii, 269 pp. $39.95. Conserving Words: How American Nature Writers Shaped the Environmental Move- ment. By Daniel J. Philippon. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2004. xv, 373 pp. $39.95...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 571–599.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Scott Hess Abstract This essay explores the overlooked significance of Cedar Hill, the landscape estate Frederick Douglass bought in 1877 near Washington, DC, both as a literary landscape and as a form of participation in the nineteenth-century elite culture of nature. Literary landscapes...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 648–650.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Dana Phillips Duke University Press 2006 Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present . By John Gatta. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2004. xii, 291 pp. Paper, $24.95. Natural Life: Thoreau's Worldly Transcendentalism...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 203–205.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Robin E. Field The Nature of Trauma in American Novels . By Balaev Michelle . Evanston, IL : Northwestern Univ. Press . 2012 . xix , 141 pp. Cloth , $79.95 ; paper , $29.95 . Inhuman Citizenship: Traumatic Enjoyment and Asian American Literature . By Chang Juliana...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (2): 353–379.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Matthew A. Taylor Taylor’s essay complicates Simon Estok’s analysis of ecophobia by illustrating, first, that fear of the natural world need not lead to its domination, and second, that ecophilia —ecophobia’s presumptive opposite—represents not a solution to this problem but an extension...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 179–181.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Timothy Sweet Duke University Press 2007 American Curiosity: Cultures of Natural History in the Colonial British Atlantic World . By Susan Scott Parrish. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2006. xii, 344 pp. $49.95. John Burroughs and the Place of Nature . By James...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 184–186.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Politics of Nature . By Lance Newman. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2005. xvii, 255 pp. $ 69.95. Transatlantic Connections: Whitman U.S., Whitman U.K . By M. Wynn Thomas. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2005. xvii, 289 pp. $ 39.95. Book Reviews New England’s Crises and Cultural Memory...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (1): 193.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 2008 General Emerson's Nonlinear Nature . By Christopher J. Windolph. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press. 2007. ix, 200 pp. $39.95. Brief Mention Editions Franklin Evans, or the Inebriate: A Tale of the Times. By Walt Whitman. Ed. Christopher Castiglia and Glenn...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 799–830.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Anne Raine This essay reads Stein and Cather's early autobiographical fictions as part of a complex negotiation of the gendered divide between the professionalizing sciences and the feminized field of “nature work.” Intrigued yet unsatisfied by scientific accounts of human consciousness...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 843–845.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., $24.95. “Good Observers of Nature”: American Women and the Scientific Study of the Natural World, 1820–1885 . By Tina Gianquitto. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2007. xii, 216 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $19.95. Book Reviews The Pilgrim and the Bee: Reading Rituals and Book Culture...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 220–222.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Alan Golding © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 New World Poetics: Nature and the Adamic Imagination of Whitman, Neruda, and Walcott . By George B. Handley. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2007. xi, 441 pp. $39.95. Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archaeology of Forms, 1959...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 421–422.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Teresa A. Goddu © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Shades of Green: Visions of Nature in the Literature of American Slavery, 1770–1860 . By Ian Frederick Finseth. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. xi, 348 pp. 2009. $39.95. Laughing Fit to Kill: Black Humor in the Fictions...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jane F. Thrailkill © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism . By Paul Gilmore. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2008. viii, 242 pp. $60.00. Passions for Nature: Nineteenth-Century America's Aesthetics...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 844–846.
Published: 01 December 2010
.... 2009. vi, 280 pp. $65.00. Shari Huhndorf and Mark Rifkin do the vital work, to paraphrase Huhndorf, of putting Native studies at the center of American studies (3). Rifkin reads antebellum nonfiction texts to “examin[e] the ways U.S. policy has sought to naturalize its authority over...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (4): 747–773.
Published: 01 December 2009
... helps to explain why the discourse of sexuality shifted at the turn of the century, once heterosexuality was naturalized in the name of reproduction. Questions about human sexuality were soon framed within an evolutionary epistemology that was fundamentally new, but still in transition, at that time...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 634–635.
Published: 01 September 2001
... or repetition. Susan Kurjiaka, Florida Atlantic University Transcendental Wordplay: America’s Romantic Punsters and the Search for the Lan- guage of Nature. By Michael West. Athens: Ohio Univ. Press. 2000. xxiv, 518 pp. $59.95. Michael West argues in this magisterial yet delightful book...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 635–636.
Published: 01 September 2001
... without descending into jargon or repetition. Susan Kurjiaka, Florida Atlantic University Transcendental Wordplay: America’s Romantic Punsters and the Search for the Lan- guage of Nature. By Michael West. Athens: Ohio Univ. Press. 2000. xxiv, 518 pp. $59.95. Michael West argues...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 434–435.
Published: 01 June 2001
... (1885), a ferociously nationalist faux-legend, to Maureen Howard’s dazzling 6363 AMERICAN LITERATURE 73:2 / sheet 208 of 232 Natural History (1992). Yet he reserves most respect for realist immigrant accounts. Fanning wears his...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 893–894.
Published: 01 December 2001
... one finds is a dramatic struggle for self-appropriation and identity in lan- guage. This struggle is marked by Plath’s inability to accept a male-dominated conception of muse-as-silent-nature that denies women access to language. Plath’s struggle with silent nature produces a poetry of perpetual...