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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Robert K. Wallace © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Cannibal Old Me: Spoken Sources in Melville's Early Works . By Mary K. Bercaw Edwards. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2009. xxii, 252 pp. $49.00. African Culture and Melville's Art: The Creative Process in “Benito...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 273–301.
Published: 01 June 2013
...D. Berton Emerson Emerson’s essay reassesses representative texts of the popular antebellum tradition known as Old Southwestern Humor—among them Augustus Baldwin Longstreet’s Georgia Scenes (1835), Johnson Jones Hooper’s Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs (1845), and George Washington Harris’s Sut...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 151–174.
Published: 01 March 2012
... self-conscious, counter-modernist aesthetic philosophy of its own—one that anticipates the “critical aesthetics” called for by today's scholars. © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Thomas The Old Men and the “Sea of Masscult”: Gordon T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, Perrin...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 367–389.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Ben Lee Duke University Press 2004 Ben ‘‘Howl’’ and Other Poems: Is There Old Left in Lee These New Beats? As flowers turn toward the sun, by dint of a secret helio- tropism the past strives to turn toward that sun which is...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 644–645.
Published: 01 September 2000
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Adena Spingarn Abstract This essay examines the production of a dynamic “Old Negro” figure in African American discourse during the New Negro Renaissance. Conflicting impulses to claim the Old Negro as an ancestor and to renounce him as an obstacle to racial progress mirrored a broader tension...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 519–551.
Published: 01 September 2010
... could make the old medium of the written word seem insufficient. © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Brian Hearing Lost, Hearing Found: Hochman George Washington Cable and the Phono-Ethnographic Ear More than a third of the way through The...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 447–473.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Cody Marrs When revolutions rocked Europe in 1848, Frederick Douglass responded almost immediately by framing these movements across the Atlantic in global terms, connecting class strife in the Old World to the struggle over slavery in the New. Yet he also used the revolts of 1848 long after they...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 817–818.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., audio playback, and visual culture—early magnetic recording materialized. In so doing, the essay offers scholars of both new and old media a sense of how we might better historicize the ostensible permanence and immateriality of contemporary data cultures and their digital economies. “Making the Perfect...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 647–675.
Published: 01 December 2008
... British version of the same French source, the old Widow made way for an adaptation radically different from Humphreys's close translation. Starke's drama on the Philadelphia stage represents a turn away from French ideas and characters and toward a reconception of the early republic as a nation...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 505–532.
Published: 01 September 2012
... materials of that economic sector not as a distant or vicarious consumer but, following his visit to the Old Berkshire Mill in Dalton in the winter of 1851, as a specialized purchaser. Instead of treating paper as a metonym of literary-market exchange, then, Thompson’s essay examines Melville’s experience...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2015
... politically committed field of scholarship dedicated to revising humanity’s conventional associations of materiality with passivity and predictability. While this is ostensibly a “new” movement, placing new materialism in the context of American literary history underscores how old—or rather timeless—the...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 517–545.
Published: 01 September 2015
... . An Old-Fashioned Girl . Boston : Roberts Brothers . ———. (1873) 1994 . Work: A Story of Experience . New York : Penguin . ———. 2010 . Louisa May Alcott: Her Life, Letters, and Journals . Edited by Cheney Ednah . Carlisle, MA : Applewood Books . Alexander Lynn . 2008...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 811–835.
Published: 01 December 2001
... history and contested title attest, Jerusalem is a divided work, whose split structure is gen- erally considered a failure. Irving Howe has explained that most crit- ics consider the alternation of the ‘‘The Wild Palms’’ and ‘‘Old Man’’ sections unnecessary and an undeniable artistic failure. Howe...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 111–137.
Published: 01 March 2002
... ‘‘old’’ bachelor who seemed more of a social threat, and he attracted much literary attention. In this regard, the early national bachelor stood poised out- side not merely the field of marriage but also the terrain of manhood conceived coterminously with marriage. ‘‘To Be Disposed Of by a Lot- tery...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 845–848.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univ. Press. 2013. xix, 222 pp. $45.00. At the outset of his stunningly detailed and accomplished study of the poetry of Hart Crane, John Irwin remarks, “This is a somewhat old-fashioned kind of book” (xi). Irwin’s has been a somewhat old-fashioned publishing career as well...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 892–894.
Published: 01 December 2017
... between New Southern studies, old Southern studies, and American studies, both interrogate the dominance of place in Southern studies and seek to disrupt our understanding of place and its relationship to time. Calypso Magnolia argues that Southern cultural production has always transcended the...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 415–416.
Published: 01 June 2001
... whenprivatelifeistheatricalized.Evenforreadersfamiliarwiththetheater of the time, Ackerman’s book provides intriguing new readings to force one to rethink old assumptions about, say, James’s ‘‘failure’’ in the drama. Because Ackerman focuses so intently on...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 416–417.
Published: 01 June 2001
... rendering subjectivity both in fiction and on stage whenprivatelifeistheatricalized.Evenforreadersfamiliarwiththetheater of the time, Ackerman’s book provides intriguing new readings to force one to rethink old...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 843–866.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., acquires the material for his stories from a mysterious old man of the mountains.4 This mixing of fact and myth to produce authenticity re- curs throughout his work and, according to P. C. Morantte, Bulosan often exaggerated...