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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Mary B. Hale Abstract This article examines a post–Civil War trend in novels that focus on the mechanics of governmental process. Remarkable for the smallness of their concerns, these novels replace the bitter conflicts of the war and Reconstruction with plots that hinge on matters of political...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 868–869.
Published: 01 December 2000
... will find this volume an indispensable aid to their research in a myriad of ways. Michael Moon, Johns Hopkins University The Seduction Novel of the Early Nation: A Call for Socio-Political Reform. By...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 875–877.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Kathleen McClancy Embattled Home Fronts: Domestic Politics and the American Novel of World War I . By Piep Karsten H . Amsterdam : Rodopi . 2009 . xi, 310 pp. Paper, $96.00 . Masculinity in Vietnam War Narratives: A Critical Study of Fiction, Films, and Nonfiction Writings...
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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 June 2016) 88 (2): 419–422.
Published: 01 June 2016
...William J. Maxwell Sounding Real: Musicality and American Fiction at the Turn of the Twentieth Century . By Ruotolo Cristina L. . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2013 . x, 170 pp. Cloth , $34.95 ; e-book, $34.95 . Jazz in the Time of the Novel: The Temporal Politics of...
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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...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 614–616.
Published: 01 September 2014
... colonization, creolization, and slavery (and not indigeneity) form the bedrock of Caribbean identity. On the other hand, Byrd shows how Harris’s novel can ultimately access a political notion of indigeneity only by Book Reviews  613 proxy and—more...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 583–610.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Herrick himself regarded pri- marily as a means to support his novelistic vocation), the reviewer per- ceptively registers The Web of Life’s status as the first US novel to con- centrate its attention on what might best be described as the political economy of health care in a modern US city. I use...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 827–853.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., and tone coalesce into a melancholy political ecology. © 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Nicole M. Cosmopolis: Merola Don DeLillo’s Melancholy Political Ecology Don DeLillo opens his 2003 novel Cosmopolis with an epigraph from Zbigniew Herbert’s poem “Report...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 443–469.
Published: 01 September 2008
... content of the older complaint in the tone and with the emphasis of the newer political fear. The novel thus contributed to those Republican warnings against self-abasement that gave the new party a fresh power derived from a traditional feature of patriotic rhetoric. Paul's seduction into and recovery...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 430–432.
Published: 01 June 2010
...John Morán González © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Chicano Novels and the Politics of Form: Race, Class, and Reification . By Marcial González. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press. 2009. viii, 270 pp. Paper, $29.95. Translating Empire: José Martí, Migrant Latino...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
... exclusively with US political imperatives. The First Phase In one of the best-known early Korean War novels, The Bridges of Toko-Ri (1953), written by Pat Frank’s friend James Michener, readers learn that the Korean War called for “special rules” of decorum not seen in other wars: “They [Americans...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 681–708.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Holly Jackson This essay aims to restore the vital intellectual and political movement of free love to the study of American literature and culture, offering a brief overview of its major currents and analyzing three examples from a neglected archive of free-love novels, Mary Gove Nichols's Mary...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 127–157.
Published: 01 March 2016
... philosophy, history, and political sci- ence, human rights journals increasingly include literary research, and human rights programs at the graduate and undergraduate level The Novel of Human Rights 129 are following the lead of early innovators like Bard College in...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 719–746.
Published: 01 December 2011
... reading, feeling subject amid a coherent public. In doing so, antebellum arguments against novel reading articulated complicated ideas about how sentiment moved through the private and public arenas—ideas that allowed them to impart a political valence to the very experience of novel reading. © 2011 by...
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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 2012) 84 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 March 2012
... message of the novel, the involutions of its ending suggest that by impersonating characters whom he thinks of as light-skinned black people passing as white, Cooper seeks imaginative pleasures just as much as, if not more than, he advances political aims. It is worth considering, Sanborn concludes...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 279–303.
Published: 01 June 2011
... expression in Frank Reade, Jr., in Cuba (1895), a novel that presents Reade Jr. aiding the Cuban revolution against Spain and interacting with fictionalized portrayals of Cuban patriots Máximo Gómez and Antonio Maceo. By applying the Reade novels' narrative formula to create an overtly political text...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 591–626.
Published: 01 September 2017
... English” (Majid 1970 , 40). How do we make sense of this sudden change in the novel’s reception? Is it simply that the political exigencies of the Philippine Commonwealth compelled the first readers of His Native Soil to disregard its flaws, to subordinate the question of style in order to emphasize...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 423–425.
Published: 01 June 2016
... focused on proposing the development of a specific genre of writing: the “geopolitical novel.” She enlists a bevy of contemporary writers, from Edwidge Danticat to Junot Diáz to Aleksandar Hemon and beyond, to analyze the current refiguring of two hoary genres, the international novel and the political...