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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 841–843.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Gayle Wald James Weldon Johnson's Modern Soundscapes . By Morrissette Noelle . Iowa City : Univ. of Iowa Press . 2013 . xiii , 243 pp. Paper, $45.00 . Jazz Griots: Music as History in the 1960s African American Poem . By Marcoux Jean-Philippe . Lanham, MD : Lexington...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 424–425.
Published: 01 June 2000
... Concordance to Herman Melville’s ‘‘Clarel:A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land Ed. Larry Edward Wegener. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen. 1997. 4 vols. clxxvii, 1817pp. $119.95. Larry Wegener’s 155-page...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 527–551.
Published: 01 September 2007
...John Marsh Duke University Press 2007 John A Lost Art of Work: Marsh The Arts and Crafts Movement in Carl Sandburg’s Chicago Poems Our only criteria of judgment should not be whether or not a man’s actions are...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
... historiography of wartime culture. Cohen analyzes a series of contraband works: abolitionist poems by John Greenleaf Whittier; African American spirituals like “O Let My People Go”; minstrel songs like “Kingdom Coming”; and an assortment of anonymous poems published as broadsides and in periodicals such as the...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 830–833.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Adalaide Morris Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions . By Bernstein Charles . Chicago : Univ. of Chicago Press . 2011 . 282 pp . Beautiful Circuits: Modernism and the Mediated Life . By Goble Mark . New York : Columbia Univ. Press . 2010 . xiii, 374 pp...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 644–646.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., material culture, race, time, women, memory, and American literary modes from the eighteenth century through what Gray calls ‘‘racial modernity Gray focuses on rela- tively obscure women writers’ poems or editing practices, while Stabile exam- ines productions such as personal journals, commonplace...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 632–633.
Published: 01 September 2000
...— the book is organized around ‘‘readings’’ of a sentence from Emerson’s war journals, the first paragraph of Nature, and two poems, ‘‘Boston Hymn’’ and ‘‘Voluntarieshis argument works through the entire range of Emerson’s...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 882–883.
Published: 01 December 2000
....) I prefer Corso dark and silent next to Kerouac’s coffin. His brooding posture 6218 American Literature 72:4 / sheet 192 of238 and untameable hair speak eloquently enough. Helen Lojek, Boise State University Poems of Pure...
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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 June 2004) 76 (2): 400–402.
Published: 01 June 2004
... Early Poems, 1907–1924. Ed. Robin G. Schulze. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2002. xviii, 504 pp. $50.00. George Bornstein’s absorbing book offsets critical accusations that modernist aesthetics cultivated indifference, if not hostility, to libertarian politics. Born- stein...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 663–664.
Published: 01 September 2000
...— the book is organized around ‘‘readings’’ of a sentence from Emerson’s war journals, the first paragraph of Nature, and two poems, ‘‘Boston Hymn’’ and ‘‘Voluntarieshis argument works through the entire range of Emerson’s...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 353–379.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Cristanne Miller Marianne Moore's war poems of the 1940s, and in particular “In Distrust of Merits,” have frequently been read as a compendium of didactic, clichéd, pious, overstated public pronouncements brought on by the immediate urgency of the war, “show[ing] too much the pressure of news...
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Published: 01 December 2018
Figure 4 “Meditation 8,” first series, as printed in The Poems of Edward Taylor , edited by Donald Stanford (Yale University Press, 1960). © 1960, renewed 1988, by Donald E. Stanford. Image courtesy of Donald Stanford Jr. Figure 4 “Meditation 8,” first series, as printed in The Poems of Edward More
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 767–797.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Avery Slater Reading Muriel Rukeyser’s 1938 long poem The Book of the Dead alongside Walter Benjamin’s theories of messianism and “profane illumination,” this essay explores how their work reconceives 1930s Marxist secular politics of redemption along postsecular lines. As a crisis in interwar...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 807–834.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Chadwick Allen Allison Hedge Coke's remarkable sequence of two narrative and sixty-four persona poems, Blood Run , gives voice to the traditions of Indigenous North American mound-building cultures and, most strikingly, to Indigenous earthworks themselves. Central to this project is the poet's...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 769–795.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Jennifer Putzi Published in 1860 under the pseudonym “Florence Percy,” “Rock Me to Sleep” quickly became one of the most popular and widely circulated poems of the nineteenth century. It also became the subject of a heated literary controversy, with multiple claimants coming forward to insist that...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 563–587.
Published: 01 September 2012
...John Lowney Lowney’s essay examines how Langston Hughes’s cultural work in the 1950s and early 1960s illustrates the challenge of developing a progressive black transnationalist literary culture. It concentrates especially on Hughes’s longest and most ambitious poem, Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 273–300.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Sonya Posmentier Reading Claude McKay’s “The Tropics in New York” as a twentieth-century aesthetic equivalent of a slave provision ground, Posmentier argues that the poem asserts cultural autonomy even in the face of the dislocation it describes. In doing so, she suggests that formal lyric poetry...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 333–361.
Published: 01 June 2013
... as words “we” said rather than words put in the mouths of others. Subtle changes in Moore’s well-known poem “Silence” show her questioning the kind of artistic superiority displayed in the act of quotation, while her letters to various correspondents allow us to connect her changing notion of...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 253–279.
Published: 01 June 2009
... material limitations. Many of Whitman's 1860 poems, however, also encounter a deathliness of matter (the speaker figured as a “trail of drift and debris,” for instance, in “As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life”). In his “Calamus” cluster especially, Whitman speaks as though from the margins of his own oeuvre...