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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 426–429.
Published: 01 June 2016
... . By Pfister Jude M. . Jefferson, NC : McFarland . 2014 . x, 205 pp. Paper , $35.00 ; e-book available. Relativism, Alternate History, and the Forgetful Reader: Reading Science Fiction and Historiography . By Thiess Derek J. . New York : Lexington Books . 2015 . vii, 175 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 423–424.
Published: 01 June 2000
... strategically as a literary mesmerist, constituted romance as his medium, and positioned his readers as the subjects of his trance. Coale excels as a close, often complex, knowledgeable reader of much of...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2004
... by the profound social changes of war, colonialism, imperialism, immigration, labor unrest, racial violence, industrialization, and capital expan- sion, these periodicals sought to establish and maintain an Anglo-Saxon, male, middle-class status quo by assuring readers that the rules of social...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 856–858.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Carla Kaplan 2005 No More Separate Spheres! A Next Wave American Studies Reader . Ed. Cathy N. Davidson and Jessamyn Hatcher. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2002. 439 pp. Cloth, $64.95; paper, $21.95. Book Reviews The Cultural Geography of Colonial American Literatures: Empire, Travel, Mo...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 202.
Published: 01 March 2000
... are a transparent mask for naked self-interest’’ (23). This thoughtful and unusual book would be easier to follow if readers were given a better sense of the Port Folio itself: its format, its readership, its con...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 419–422.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Race and Culture . By Barnhart Bruce . Tuscaloosa : Univ. of Alabama Press . 2013 . 252 pp. Cloth , $49.95 ; e-book, $49.99 . Cultural Considerations: Essays on Readers, Writers, and Musicians in Postwar America . By Rubin Joan Shelley . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . 2013...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 420–422.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Lucia Hodgson Reading Children: Literacy, Property, and the Dilemmas of Childhood in Nineteenth-Century America . By Patricia Crain . Philadelphia : Univ. of Pennsylvania Press . 2016 . 247 pp. Cloth, $69.95 ; paper, $34.95 ; e-book, $34.95 . Schooling Readers: Reading Common Schools...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 642–643.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., surprisingly earthy, decadent, and comic—even as he confronts death. West can be provocative in a second sense: irritating. Wearing his immense learning lightly, he indulges constantly in his own puns (most of them enter- taining, and many truly enlightening). Ideologically driven readers will be...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 407–409.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Stephanie Foote Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878 . By Satterwhite Emily . Lexington : Univ. Press of Kentucky . 2011 . xvi, 396 pp. $40.00 . Southscapes: Geographies of Race, Region, and Literature . By Davis Thadious M. . Chapel Hill : Univ...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 405–408.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Sarah Wadsworth Imaginary Citizens: Child Readers and the Limits of American Independence, 1640-1868 . By Weikle-Mills Courtney . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. Press . 2013 . x , 265 pp. $55.00 . Disciplining Girls: Understanding the Origins of the Classic Orphan Girl Story . By...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 181–183.
Published: 01 March 2002
...-known figures like Elizabeth Peabody and William Gilmore Simms, James Warren’s study documents the enormous faith that writers in the antebellum United States placed in oratorical eloquence as a vehicle for cultural reform. Readers attracted by the focus on oratory and reform announced in Warren’s...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 645–655.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Robert S. Levine © 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Robert S. Authors, Readers, Contexts, Texts Levine Writing for the Street, Writing in the Garret: Melville, Dickinson, and Private Pub- lication. By Michael Kearns. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2010. xii, 171 pp. $45.95; CD...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 398–400.
Published: 01 June 2004
... by the profound social changes of war, colonialism, imperialism, immigration, labor unrest, racial violence, industrialization, and capital expan- sion, these periodicals sought to establish and maintain an Anglo-Saxon, male, middle-class status quo by assuring readers that the rules of social...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 852–854.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Carol Farley Kessler 2005 Utopian Audiences: How Readers Locate Nowhere . By Kenneth M. Roemer. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2003. xiv, 295 pp. $39.95; Brook Farm: The Dark Side of Utopia . By Sterling F. Delano. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2004. xvii, 428 pp. $29.95. Book...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 892–894.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Rafael Pérez-Torres Duke University Press 2006 Narratives of Greater Mexico: Essays on Chicano Literary History, Genre, and Borders . By Héctor Calderón. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press. 2004. 312 pp. Cloth, $55.00; paper, $22.95. Life in Search of Readers: Reading (in) Chicano/a Literature . By...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 497–526.
Published: 01 September 2009
... “women's work” and the theories behind it afford not only an important purchase on preromantic genealogies of the self, but also more inclusive perspectives on the political history of the early United States. © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 William Spirits of Emulation: Readers, Samplers...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 207–209.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Jean Marie Lutes Sentimental Readers: The Rise, Fall, and Revival of a Disparaged Rhetoric . By Halpern Faye . Iowa City : Univ. of Iowa Press . 2013 . xxii , 215 pp. $45.00 . Twentieth-Century Sentimentalism: Narrative Appropriation in American Literature . By Williamson Jennifer A...
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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 394–396.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Frank Donoghue Monopolizing the Master: Henry James and the Politics of Literary Scholarship . By Anesko Michael . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . 2012 . xvi , 248 pp. $35.00 . Reading Up: Middle-Class Readers and the Culture of Success in the Early Twentieth-Century United States...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Marjorie Pryse In Jazz , Morrison explores the transferential relation between book and reader, invoking Kleinian object relations, Gates's Talking Book, and her characters' search for lost mothers to drive the reader into his or her own psychoanalytic search for origins. Joe, Violet, and Dorcas...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 769–797.
Published: 01 December 2008
... readers as protest, rather than satire. At the same time, the novel constructs an imaginative exercise that dares readers to go against the grain of such reading practices, to experience the novel's humor, and to “get the handle to the joke” of their own confinement. For the reader who fails the...