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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2010
... historical sensibility, Marrs demonstrates, not only leads him to conjoin the South's rebellion to an extended series of upheavals, from the bloody coups of ancient Rome to the peasant rebellions of medieval France, but also stimulates the very form of his poetry, in which damaged rhymes, broken meters, and...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 843–866.
Published: 01 December 2000
... poverty and lack of education as part of this effort to construct a Filipino peasant identity.5 Despite the nos- talgia of his nativist focus, Bulosan engages Western discourse and colonial policy by putting into play two...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 880–881.
Published: 01 December 2000
...- piction of nearly all peasants in Banana Bottom, in fact, exposes his own in- ternalization of the very Western ideas of superiority that he wishes to de- nounce Marshall, in her treatment of the adults in Brown Girl, Brownstones...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 459–496.
Published: 01 September 2001
... to its mercy. So the simple-minded, and, for the most part, intelligent Savoyard peasant, (as Herr von Sassure relates,) unhesitatingly called all lovers of snow-mountains fools But the mind of Sassure was bent on the instruction of mankind, and soul-stirring sensations that excellent man...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 293–322.
Published: 01 June 2008
...” (quadroon and mulatto) Jamaican women operating boardinghouses and shops. Such an occupation afforded them considerable mobility in postemancipation Jamaica, especially compared to the laboring and peasant populations.13 These vernacu- lar boardinghouses amounted to a collective of...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 458–460.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Old World tribalism, peasant skepticism, and familial blood-obsession. Some of Messenger’s most compelling analysis comes in his discussion of Puzo’s struggles with artistic in-betweenness. Puzo tried for many years to live up...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 525–547.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Kant, Pound, and the Saturday Review 539 wore its politics on its sleeves. Canto LXXIV begins by mourning the deathofMussolini: The enormous tragedy of the dream in the peasant’s bent shoulders Manes! Manes was tanned and stuffed, Thus Ben and la Clara a Milano by the heels at...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 273–300.
Published: 01 June 2012
... analogy here, for McKay’s lyric agency is inseparable from his environment: in preparation for his trip, McKay tells us, “I did a lot of planting. With the help of the peasants I planted yams and conga peas, black-­eyed peas and red peas as well as sweet potatoes, yams and like things.”20 Because...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 563–589.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and interracially. It does so by layering US geographies over those of Asia and then denying differences between the class politics of Chicana/o migrant laborers and Vietnamese peasants. In this sense, Vietnam Campesino does much more than link Chicana/os and Asians within global structures...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 613–641.
Published: 01 September 2018
... between master and peasant, plantation owner and slave.” “Constructed by the farmer to foil and entrap,” her Tar Baby is a “difficult, unresponsive, but seducing woman” who “snares” the rabbit in “a love story” that “compounds” the rabbit’s “entanglement” while heightening his “demand[s] to be freed” (xii...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 141–168.
Published: 01 March 2006
... another during this time. William Thomas and Florian Znaniecki’s The Polish Peasant in Europe and America, for example, an important 1918 work on immigration and nonpluralist assimilation, ‘‘quickly became a para- digmatic work for the new empirical social science’’ (OASS, 352), pio- neering ‘‘the...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 505–530.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Celtic nobility displaced by British plantation schemes. The implicit alignment of 516  American Literature the white Southern elite with impoverished Irish peasants, as victims of an ineluctable imperial-capitalist modernity, is perhaps most evi- dent in a scene in which Scarlett compares the...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 549–583.
Published: 01 September 2006
... read them, for we know books are a gateway to a forbidden world. Any black man who can read is a hero to us. And we are joy- ful when we hear a black man speak like a book’’ (64). Thus, the flow of sympathy that seems to encircle middle-class (white) reader and peasant (black) folk in the photograph...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 203–215.
Published: 01 March 2004
...—Lorca’s tale of alienation in Blood Wedding (1933), Guillén’s poems Brief Mention 205 about Cuban liberation (1948), and Roumain’s story of Haitian peasant revolt in Masters of the Dew (1947)—underscore Hughes’s commitment to global liberation...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 589–615.
Published: 01 September 2012
... growth of industrial cities in New England resulted in the diaspora, the migration of about 900,000 Francophones, overwhelmingly of peasant background, to the United States mainly between 1840 and 1930;9 in 1901, 37 percent of all French Canadians lived in the United States, 24 percent of them in...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 591–626.
Published: 01 September 2017
... (peasant farmers) and Murcia (usurer), the romantic rivalry between Virginia Fe and Soledad, the dying father, the fiesta, and the “Japanese menace” and US monopolistic activities, which are sporadically referenced, though not described in detail. As the novel progresses, the subplots intersect and...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 395–425.
Published: 01 June 2003
...). Nevertheless, acknowledging Wright’s paternalistic circumscrip- tion of Sarah within the boundaries of a ‘‘simple peasant woman’’ should not blind us to the ways that her experiences of desire and domesticity enable her to...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 601–627.
Published: 01 September 2003
... peasant, represented as simpler in nature than the poet and thus often politically marginal. According to William Empson, the sophisticated poet has a ‘‘double attitude’’ toward the shepherd, feel- ing ‘‘in one way...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 695–720.
Published: 01 December 2000
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 629–652.
Published: 01 September 2003
... picking flint out of her eye with his tongue the way a ‘‘Swiss peasant would’’ (43). Throughout the narrative, African Americans appear in servant roles, among them ‘‘a cheerful Negro’’ chauffering a limousine and...