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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 224–225.
Published: 01 March 2000
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 672–674.
Published: 01 September 2019
... while underscoring the role children’s literature plays in mindful education and ethical citizenship. A Literature of Questions: Nonfiction for the Critical Child . By Joe Sutliff Sanders . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2018 . 274 pp. Cloth, $100.00 ; paper, $25.00 ; e-book...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 425–426.
Published: 01 June 2000
.... 1997. x, 406 pp. $75.00. Writings in ‘‘The Southern Literary Messenger Nonfictional Prose is a welcome addition to Poe scholarship, and like the other volumes of the series, it will prove to be an...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 569–595.
Published: 01 September 2016
...” (1957) and the nonfiction novel In Cold Blood (1965), I argue that Capote’s most enduring text is his celebrity—an embodied serial that may be read as the performance of his unfinished masterpiece Answered Prayers . Capote as the celebrity-author models a site where narrative identities are rendered...
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American Literature (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 (2016) 88 (2): 361–389.
Published: 01 June 2016
... New New Journalism: Conversations with America’s Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft . New York : Vintage . Brown Ruth . 2012 . “ Migration Chronicles: Reporting on the Paradoxes of Migrant Visibility .” Textos híbridos: Revista de estudios sobre la crónica latinoamericana 2 , no. 1...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (2): 225–253.
Published: 01 June 2017
... , and Schulten Katherine . 2012 . “ Fiction or Nonfiction? Considering the Common Core Emphasis on the Informational Text .” New York Times , December 13 . learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/fiction-or-nonfiction-considering-the-common-cores-emphasis-on-informational-text . Brown...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 390–393.
Published: 01 June 2020
... works recuperate the swamp “as a space for ecological community” (112). Others make powerful cases for the ecocritical consideration of less-studied texts, including Harlem Renaissance poet Effie Lee Newsome’s nonfiction prose on bird-watching in the Crisis and William Attaway’s 1941 Great Migration...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 430–438.
Published: 01 June 2016
... years before she found literary fame at the age of forty. In order to reveal how her literature was influenced by the hardships she overcame, the authors juxtapose biographical sections with selections from her writings. Winifred Black/Annie Laurie and the Making of Modern Nonfiction . By...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2017
... opportunities to place pressure on traditional notions of chronology, linearity, and causality—as well as on the idea that ‘history’ can ever be a closed discourse, or a simply progressive one” (4). In Disaster Drawn , Chute builds on her earlier work on nonfictional comics. This time, instead of focusing...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 639–644.
Published: 01 September 2008
... fictional and nonfictional writings on the Civil War. In 1861, Twain served in the Missouri militia for two weeks before deserting for the West. The editor’s introduction uses Twain’s writings to better understand his war experiences and the conditions of his desertion. The nonfiction section of the...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 227–233.
Published: 01 March 2011
... complex research and ideas accessible to nonspecialists.” Here she examines the cul- tural import of the divide between fiction and nonfiction, provides a history of popularization in the postwar United States, and discusses how “popular- izers” and publishers today craft, design, and market...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 408–410.
Published: 01 June 2016
... among the literature of food and farming: the poetry of Lorine Niedecker, the gastronomy of M. F. K. Fisher, Samuel Beckett’s plays, Toni Morrison’s novel Tar Baby (1981), and Ruth Ozeki’s fiction, as well as a number of contemporary nonfiction “locavore memoirs.” Global Appetites ponders “what...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 873–875.
Published: 01 December 2018
... mainstream, financially successful, and widely read novel, Butler teeters on a line between literary and genre work, while O’Brien is known for his blurring of boundaries between fiction and nonfiction. Canavan describes Kindred as “a clever and uniquely Afrofuturist twist on the time-travel trope...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 382–384.
Published: 01 June 2020
... the personal and cultural traumas linked to white poverty and sexual abuse. And Sedaris crafts narratives of a semi-nonfictional South full of racism and homophobia to show how those problems are actually ubiquitous beyond the region, thus “dismantl[ing] the meaning of gendered, racial, and sexual...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 604–606.
Published: 01 September 2020
... nonfiction to constitute the two as distinct genres, and he offers compelling ways to understand the interplay between implied authors and their narrators. Better appreciating the complex methods that writers use to mediate information for their audiences, he convincingly argues, can help restore the notion...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 151–153.
Published: 01 March 2021
... era, Brown argues, one can better appreciate the complex, anticolonial critiques at work in Eaton’s John Ross and the Cherokee Indians (1941), Riggs’s The Cherokee Night (1936), and Bronson’s nonfiction writing, especially her editorials and speeches. Brown’s rereading of mid-twentieth-century...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 908–916.
Published: 01 December 2017
... analysis of these two abolitionist authors’ critical receptions, this study hopes to fill the gap by tracing interpretations of Stowe’s novels, poems, and nonfiction and Douglass’s autobiographies, journalism and speeches. Yothers interprets the reception of Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) as moving from praise...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 633–641.
Published: 01 September 2015
... detailing Cantwell’s archived papers, fic- tion, and nonfiction publications will prove helpful to scholars of the American literary Left in the mid-twentieth century. Playing House in the American West: Western Women’s Life Narratives, 1839–1987. By Cathryn Halverson. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 655–659.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Nebraska Press. 2014. xxiv, 228 pp. $45.00. A concept from William Least Heat-Moon’s PrairyErth: (a deep map) (1991), deep map refers to a genre of dialogical, multilayered narratives of place. As Maher argues, deep mapping is a technique that Plains nonfiction writers use to reinhabit lost...