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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 614–616.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Christen Mucher Preaching and the Rise of the American Novel . By Coleman Dawn . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2013 . ix , 293 pp. $69.95 . Truth’s Ragged Edge: The Rise of the American Novel . By Gura Philip F. . New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux . 2013 . 352 pp...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 224–226.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Zachary Martin The Cruft of Fiction: Mega-Novels and the Science of Paying Attention . By David Letzler . Lincoln : Univ. of Nebraska Press . 2017 . vii, 303 pp. Cloth, $60.00 ; e-book, $60.00 . The Long and Short of It: From Aphorism to Novel . By Gary Saul Morson . Stanford...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 405–407.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Kate Marshall Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance . By Garvey Ellen Gruber . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2013 . x, 304 pp. Cloth , $115.00 ; paper, $31.95 ; e-book available. Writing at the Limit: The Novel in the New Media Ecology...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 419–422.
Published: 01 June 2016
...William J. Maxwell Sounding Real: Musicality and American Fiction at the Turn of the Twentieth Century . By Ruotolo Cristina L. . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2013 . x, 170 pp. Cloth , $34.95 ; e-book, $34.95 . Jazz in the Time of the Novel: The Temporal Politics of American...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 423–425.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Sarah E. Chinn Emergent US Literatures: From Multiculturalism to Cosmopolitanism in the Late Twentieth Century . By Patell Cyrus R. K. . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2014 . ix, 285 pp. Cloth , $79.00 ; paper, $24.00 ; e-book available. Toward the Geopolitical Novel: US Fiction in...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 591–626.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Paul Nadal Abstract This essay recovers a once celebrated but now forgotten Filipino novel in English, Juan Cabreros Laya’s His Native Soil ( 1941 ), which marked the emergence of realism during the Philippine Commonwealth’s slow, decade-long transition to independence from the United States...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 627–629.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Kevin Modestino Strange Nation: Literary Nationalism and Cultural Conflict in the Age of Poe . By Kennedy J. Gerald . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2016 . xiii, 457 pp. Cloth , $125.00 ; paper, $35.00 ; e-book available. Novel Nostalgias: The Aesthetics of Antagonism in Nineteenth...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 637–640.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Heather Houser Writing the Goodlife: Mexican American Literature and the Environment . By Ybarra Priscilla Solis . Tucson : Univ. of Arizona Press . 2016 . xx, 216 pp. Paper , $29.95 . Anthropocene Fictions: The Novel in a Time of Climate Change . By Trexler Adam . Charlottesville...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 891–892.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Dennis Berthold By Katherine V. Snyder. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ. Press. 1999. x,285 pp. $59.95. 2000 Book Reviews 891 Bachelors, Manhood, and the Novel, 1850–1925. By Katherine V. Snyder. Cam- bridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 215–216.
Published: 01 March 2001
... ‘‘individuals have tried to create an American mind’’ (15). However, this leaves her open to an intentional fallacy. In Pet Sematary, she says, King invokes ‘‘threatening Native specters in order to shore up white hegemony’’ (167); that may be the result of his novel, but we cannot know if that was his...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 279–303.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Nathaniel Williams Williams's essay examines the complex portrayal of imperialist themes in the long-running series of nineteenth-century dime novels featuring boy inventor Frank Reade Jr. Authored primarily by Cuban-American writer Luis Senarens under the pseudonym “Noname,” these works provide a...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 471–474.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Elisabeth Anker Out of the Blue: September 11 and the Novel . By Kristiaan Versluys. New York: Columbia Univ. Press. 2009. x, 226 pp. Cloth, $79.50; paper, $24.50. American Multiculturalism after 9/11: Transatlantic Perspectives . Ed. Derek Rubin and Jaap Verheul. Amsterdam: Amsterdam Univ. Press...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 245–274.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Sari Altschuler This essay traces disability’s entry into the American novel. It argues that disability was largely absent from the first US novels and that it emerged into US fiction only after the War of 1812 (1812-1815). The cultural logic of disability in later periods was largely incompatible...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
... literature Cold War American Novel 1945–present transnational Amercian studies References Axelsson Arne . 1990 . Restrained Response: American Novels of the Cold War and Korea, 1945–1962 . New York : Greenwood . Beattie Keith . 1998 . The Scars That Bind: American Culture and the...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 400–402.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Jennifer Greeson Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America . By Chakkalakal Tess . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press . 2011 . 145 pp. $40.00 . Righteous Violence: Revolution, Slavery, and the American Renaissance . By Reynolds Larry J. . Athens...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Tyler . Ann Arbor : Univ. of Michigan Press . 2011 . 271 pp. $45.00 . Empty Houses: Theatrical Failure and the Novel . By Kurnick David . Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ. Press . 2011 . x , 254 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $32.50 . Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier . By...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 628–631.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Cynthia Wu Activism and the American Novel: Religion and Resistance in Fiction by Women of Color . By Romero Channette . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2012 . viii , 217 pp. Cloth , $55.00 ; paper , $22.50 . Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle: Radicalism’s Primitive and...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 681–708.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Holly Jackson This essay aims to restore the vital intellectual and political movement of free love to the study of American literature and culture, offering a brief overview of its major currents and analyzing three examples from a neglected archive of free-love novels, Mary Gove Nichols's Mary...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 747–778.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Ursula K. Heise Duke University Press 2002 Ursula K. Toxins, Drugs, and Global Systems: Risk and Heise Narrative in the Contemporary Novel Much work in the field of ecocriticism, estab- lished in American literary studies during the 1990s, assumes that the...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 891–893.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Keith D. Leonard The Souls of Mixed Folk: Race, Politics, and Aesthetics in the New Millennium . By Elam Michelle . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . 2011 . xxiii , 277 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $24.95 . The Postwar African American Novel: Protest and Discontent, 1945–1950...