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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...
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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...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 849–851.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the Marriage Crisis . By David R. Shumway. xi, 269 pp. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2003. Cloth, $70.00; paper, $22.00. The Novel and the Obscene: Sexual Subjects in American Modernism . By Florence Dore. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2005. xii, 167 pp. $50.00. Book Reviews...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 439–441.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Kendall Johnson © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Red Land, Red Power: Grounding Knowledge in the American Indian Novel . By Sean Kicummah Teuton. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2008. xvii, 294 pp. Cloth, $84.95; paper, $23.95. Seeing Red: Anger, Sentimentality, and...
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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...
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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...
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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 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...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 885–888.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Tom Ferraro New England beyond Criticism: In Defense of America’s First Literature . By New Elisa . Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell . 2014 . ix, 322 pp. Cloth , $112.95 ; paper, $35.95 ; e-book, $28.99 . The Dream of the Great American Novel . By Buell Lawrence . Cambridge...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 111–140.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Thomas Alan Dichter Abstract First drafted during the author’s imprisonment in the 1930s, Chester Himes’s autobiographical prison novel, Yesterday Will Make You Cry , was originally published in expurgated form as Cast the First Stone in 1953. This essay situates both versions in relation to...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 177–179.
Published: 01 March 2018
...James Dawes American Writers and the Approach of World War II, 1935–1941: A Literary History . By Takayoshi Ichiro . Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press . 2015 . ix, 333 pp. Cloth , $102.00 ; e-book, $82.00 . Shell Shock, Memory, and the Novel in the Wake of World War I . By...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 221–223.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Timothy Recuber Writing the 9/11 Decade: Reportage and the Evolution of the Novel . By Charlie Lee-Potter . New York : Bloomsbury . 2016 . 252 pp. Cloth, $110.00 ; paper, $29.95 ; e-book, $26.95 . American Autobiography after 9/11 . By Megan Brown . Madison : Univ...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 295–322.
Published: 01 June 2019
...David Anthony Abstract This essay focuses on the consistently deployed but previously unnoticed figure of the Jew in the post– Uncle Tom’s Cabin plantation novel, whether “anti- Tom ” or abolitionist in orientation. I argue that this character does complex ideological work in these novels, in...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 417–419.
Published: 01 June 2019
... Graphic Novel . By Michael A. Chaney . Jackson : Univ. Press of Mississippi . 2016 . viii, 216 pp. Cloth, $55.81 ; paper, $30.00 ; e-book, $28.50 . Copyright © 2019 by Duke University Press 2019 In our current climate of visual saturation, it may be salutary for students and scholars...
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American Literature (1 June 2007) 79 (2): 430–432.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Novel . By Raymond Leslie Williams. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2003. xi, 266 pp. Paper, $22.95. Book Reviews Drama, Theatre, and Identity in the American New Republic. By Jeffrey Richards. New York: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2005. xi, 392 pp. $85.00. Inexpressible Privacy: The Interior...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 880–882.
Published: 01 December 2006
... American Novel: Its Folk Roots and Modern Literary Branches . By Bernard W. Bell. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2004. xxviii, 499 pp. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $24.95. Book Reviews New World, Known World: Shaping Knowledge in Early Anglo-American Writing.By David Read. Columbia: Univ. of...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2008
... © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 American Indian Literary Nationalism . By Jace Weaver, Craig S. Womack, and Robert Warrior. Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico Press. 2006. xxii, 272 pp. Paper, $19.95. Muting White Noise: Native American and European American Novel...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 707–738.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Elizabeth Dill In “That Damned Mob of Scribbling Siblings: The American Romance as Anti-Novel in The Power of Sympathy and Pierre ,” Elizabeth Dill discusses the eruption of genre chaos in early and mid-nineteenth century American works of fiction. In order to do so, she considers the connections...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 199–200.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Manchurian Candidate and Cold War America . By Matthew Frye Jacobson and Gaspar González. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 200. 234 pp. Cloth, $60.00; paper, $19.95. Politics, Desire, and the Hollywood Novel . By Chip Rhodes. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2008. 190 pp. $34.95. Book...