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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2012
...J. Peter Moore Being Numerous: Poetry and the Ground of Social Life . By Izenberg Oren . Princeton, NJ : Princeton Univ. Press . 2010 . ix, 234 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $27.95 . Radical Affections: Essays on the Poetics of Outside . By Nichols Miriam . Tuscaloosa...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 553–581.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jonathan Vincent Vincent considers the way U.S. literature of the 1920s and 1930s used the rhetorical occasion of World War I to promote revisions of U.S. liberalism and its prevailing ideologies of citizenship. Urged on by desires for a more cohesive polity, Vincent argues, numerous war novelists...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 523–551.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Stefan Andriopoulos Abstract How was it possible that numerous nineteenth-century readers believed in the authenticity of a made-up sensational story about a mesmerist experiment that supposedly arrested its subject between life and death? By juxtaposing Edgar Allan Poe’s “Facts in the Case of M...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 35–64.
Published: 01 March 2009
... portrayal of slavery through contemporaneous changes in contract law. Surveying the numerous legal documents that accumulate within and between the novella and its source text, Amasa Delano's Narrative of Voyages and Travels in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres (1817), the essay compares contracts and...
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American Literature (1 September 2011) 83 (3): 571–596.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Communist Party, takes on its literary expression through Ellison's satirical use of the automaton. The novel repeatedly stages the ethical and ontological dilemma in which viewers are momentarily uncertain whether they are looking at a person or an automaton, which the essay links with Ellison's numerous...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 265–292.
Published: 01 June 2008
... male preachers—both proslavery and antislavery—and how liberally it puts sermons into the mouths of numerous “lowly” characters, strategies by which Stowe transfers the power to preach from the ordained clergy to ordinary people who speak their convictions across the lines of gender, class, and race...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 911–931.
Published: 01 December 2002
..., because a numerical bias is so American Literature, Volume 74, Number 4, December 2002. Copyright © 2002 by Duke University Press. 912 American Literature deeply entrenched in our thinking that it works as a kind of mental reflex. Dates thus acquire a summary authority, with great descrip- tive...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 203–204.
Published: 01 March 2003
... interpretations are the numerous thematic preoccupations and plot strategies Morrison and Woolf share. Williams is particularly successful in her use of Morrison’s overtly political consciousness to analyze Woolf’s choices of plot...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 181–183.
Published: 01 March 2003
...- ing of professional women scientists into departments of home economics cut them off in numerous ways from scientific achievement and recognition’’ (71). The book is slightly marred by Baym’s evident distaste for feminist science...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 183–185.
Published: 01 March 2003
... us What began as a novel about engagement quickly became an acrid pub- lic argument among twelve writers about, among other things, literary style and marriage, with numerous installments containing not a few pointed jabs...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 881–890.
Published: 01 December 2009
.... New York: Palgrave MacMillan. 2007. xiv, 224 pp. $74.95. Numerous imaginative works created for popular audiences in the United States have represented or alluded to the groundbreaking fourteenth-century English writer. In this cultural study, Barrington analyzes nineteenth...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 882–883.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Casper’s The Dark and Bloody Ground launched major Warren criticism in 1960. But Carnes does scrupulously credit her numerous predecessors in this perceptive and gracefully written book, and in the end she accomplishes her...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 887–888.
Published: 01 December 2000
... photos and useful apparatuses such as the ‘‘Ratings of Reviews’’ of Mailer’s twenty-seven key books. In the latter, Lennon assigns a numerical value to all reviews of the major Mailer books and charts them from most to least suc...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 897–898.
Published: 01 December 2003
...- plicates his argument without much benefit to readers. Black Masculinity and the Frontier Myth in American Literature also offers 6986 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:4 / sheet 210 of 255 numerous valuable insights, although it is not always able to defend some of...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 186–187.
Published: 01 March 2005
... consider a conspiracy by his secretary and his business manager, Ralph Ashcroft, against his daughter. Most Twain scholars have dismissed this manuscript as the half-demented raving of a half- paranoid old man, but Lystra effectively verifies it with extracts from numer- ous letters, diaries, interviews...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 881–882.
Published: 01 December 2000
... recurring insight since Leonard Casper’s The Dark and Bloody Ground launched major Warren criticism in 1960. But Carnes does scrupulously credit her numerous predecessors in this perceptive and gracefully...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 445–451.
Published: 01 June 2002
... stun the world with the éclat of her prose [as the author of fifteen novels, numerous screenplays, and hundreds of stories writes Birchall, her granddaughter, ‘‘she was a canny marketer, a desperate poseur, and an adventurer, a young woman who embodied the early-twentieth- century Horatio Alger...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 876–878.
Published: 01 December 2018
... synecdoche in the privileging of charismatic megafauna, the “paradigmatic” approach of animal rights discourse versus the “syntagmatic” logic of environmentalism, the variously “centripetal” and “centrifugal” impulses of the internet, and the “numerical sublime” of the catalog. Although epic, elegy, and...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2017
... contestation of US expansion. Madera’s book illuminates numerous fascinating literary histories that would on their own make Black Atlas a treasure. But she does far more, which is to incisively theorize the relationship between the spatial imagination and literature. Her introduction is a stunning primer on...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 863–865.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., such as in her underrated classic The Cloister Walk (1996). One chapter sketches the nearly forgotten Harold Bell Wright, author of numerous major best sellers such as The Shepherd of the Hills (1907), as the “Dickens of the Rural Route” (47). Another presents Smith’s personal memoir of her...