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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 397–400.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Janet Dean “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and the Reading Revolution: Race, Literacy, Childhood, and Fiction, 1851-1911 . By Hochman Barbara . 2011 . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . xv , 377 pp. $28.95 . Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing . By Hager...
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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...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 719–746.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Jennifer L. Brady By reconsidering the complex, dialectical relationship that existed between novels and their detractors in the antebellum United States, Brady's essay argues that antinovel commentators aimed not simply to limit the activity of novel reading but to redefine what it is and, more...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 59–88.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Emily Satterwhite Duke University Press 2006 Emily Reading Craddock, Reading Murfree: Satterwhite Local Color, Authenticity, and Geographies of Reception You see it had never occurred to any of us that ‘‘Craddock’’ was not a man...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 182–185.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Carolyn Sorisio From School to Salon: Reading Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry. By Mary Loeffelholz. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press. 2004. xi, 275 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $24.95. Managing Literacy, Mothering America: Women's Narratives on Reading and Writing in the...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 652–654.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Mark Conroy. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2004. viii, 232 pp. $42.95. Reading Oprah: How Oprah's Book Club Changed the Way America Reads .By Cecilia Konchar Farr. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press. 2005. xiv, 164 pp. Cloth, $54.50; paper, $17.95. Book Reviews ‘‘A Hideous...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 883–884.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., Corrigan’s lucid and detailed fusion of scholarship and analysis makes this book a fine contribution to current Warren studies. Victor Strandberg, Duke University Passionate Communities: Reading Lesbian Resistance...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 219–220.
Published: 01 March 2000
... limits he imposes on their reach. While he provides wonderful readings of a 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 186 of 246 few authors, at times I found myself wonderingjust how far these ideas pene- trated the entire culture. I would have liked more thorough discussions of a...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 224–225.
Published: 01 March 2000
... them to distinguish themselves from their European counterparts. The groundbreaking claims of Egan’s work are weakened, in part, by the limits he imposes on their reach. While he provides wonderful readings of a 5995 AL 72:1...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 200–201.
Published: 01 March 2001
... a new insight, but what makes this collection so useful is how it employs such a broad array of theoretically thoughtful and empirically rigorous scholarly approaches to explore various early American zones of encounter, revealing how a multiplicity of readings are available for past events that...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 202–203.
Published: 01 March 2001
... is certainly not a new insight, but what makes this collection so useful is how it employs such a broad array of theoretically thoughtful and empirically rigorous scholarly approaches to explore various early American zones of encounter, revealing how a multiplicity of readings are available for...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 635–636.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Brown, Cooper, Poe, and Frederick Douglass, the ample evidence, plus wide and careful reading, makes the study compelling. The last two chapters comprise an intriguing reading of Pym and an always difficult reassessment of the well-known work of an iconic figure. However, Gardner’s evidence documents...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 883–884.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Book Reviews 867 poem—as missing places in our literary maps of the nineteenth-century United States. Hamilton’s reading of the antebellum sketch is distinctly more suspicious than is Kete’s study of the genres of the album. The intimacy of the sketch, in Hamilton’s analysis, is always...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 89–110.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Barbara Hochman Duke University Press 2002 Barbara The Reading Habit and ‘‘The Yellow Wallpaper’’ Hochman During Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s engagement to Walter Stetson, a friend offered her a copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Gilman refused to accept the...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 192–195.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Information Culture . By Peter West. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2008. xiv, 229 pp. $44.95. Literature and Moral Reform: Melville and the Discipline of Reading . By Carol Colatrella. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida. 2002. x, 337 pp. $55.00. Herman Melville and the American Calling...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 200–202.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Jean M. Lutes © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Love and Marriage in Early African America . Ed. Frances Smith Foster. Boston: Northeastern Univ. Press. 2008. xxvi, 329 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $22.95. Reading Marriage in the American Romance: Remembering Love as Destiny...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 639–641.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Lucy Maddox © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 The War in Words: Reading the Dakota Conflict through the Captivity Literature . By Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2009. xxxiv, 363 pp. $60.00. Captive Arizona, 1851–1900 . By Victoria...
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American Literature (1 June 2010) 82 (2): 447–449.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Lisa Swanstrom © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Machine-Age Comedy . By Michael North. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2009. viii, 222 pp. Paper, $27.95. Ex-foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path . By Terry Harpold. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2009...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 251–278.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Mark Chia-Yon Jerng Science fiction poses particular dilemmas for referential reading practices privileged in ethnic literary studies and African American literature. Because science fiction often requires the reader to discern the governing norms and values of its constructed, alternative world...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 61–91.
Published: 01 March 2013
...David Faflik American author Henry David Thoreau's transcendental writings are aesthetically “shallow.” To read Thoreau's signature works is to locate interpretive meaning elsewhere than the resonant “depths” with which we long have associated the transcendental text. These are the implications for...