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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 151–176.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Groups Concerned with the Problem of Street Corner Employment of Domestic Workers) ( April ). Davis Jane . 1986 . “ More Farce than Human: Richard Wright's Female Characters ,” Obsidian II ( Winter ): 68 – 83 . Ellison Ralph . 1964 . Shadow and Act . New York : Random House...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 61–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Susan Louise Edmunds This essay reads Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940) against Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852), the New Deal, and the intervening history of white women’s sentimental activism. It argues that Native Son is a work of domestic fiction that self-consciously engages...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 151–179.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Mikko Tuhkanen Tuhkanen argues that Richard Wright, with his references to dreaming in Native Son , Black Power , and elsewhere, develops a theory of postcolonial becoming, where the world's extant realities are challenged by the different “speeds” of the oneiric realm. In the controversial travel...
Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 1 Ethnic drag in Richard Scarry’s Storybook Dictionary (1966) More
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 653–680.
Published: 01 December 2020
... history of the South. While hints of criticism toward northern segregation appeared in those early works, Richard Wright’s Native Son (1940) offered the first intensive prognostication and condemnation of the ad hoc, discriminatory, and de facto system of segregation appearing in cities like Chicago...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 357–380.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Sam V. H. Reese Abstract During the mid-twentieth century, loneliness became the dominant affect in American fiction, reflecting a broader cultural narrative that social and demographic changes had led to a crisis of loneliness. This affective shift is captured in Richard Yates’s 1962 short story...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 549–583.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Jeff Allred Duke University Press 2006 Jeff From Eye to We: Allred Richard Wright’s 12 Million Black Voices, Documentary, and Pedagogy No ‘‘we’’ should be taken for granted when looking at other people’s pain.—Susan Sontag...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 321–355.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Lawrence P. Jackson Duke University Press 2000 Lawrence P. The Birth of the Critic: The LiteraryFriendship Jackson of Ralph Ellison and Richard Wright 6059 American Literature 72:2 / sheet 83 of223 Three years following...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 206–207.
Published: 01 March 2000
... cognitive concern. Joseph Urgo, Bryant College 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 210 of 246 Gertrude Stein and Richard Wright: The Poetics and Politics of Modernism.ByM. Lynn Weiss. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 395–425.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Cheryl Higashida Duke University Press 2003 Cheryl Aunt Sue’s Children: Re-viewing the Gender(ed) Higashida Politics of Richard Wright’s Radicalism 6849 AMERICAN LITERATURE 75:2 / sheet 153 of 246 In American Hunger...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 615–617.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of form and formality. Alex Feerst, Duke University War Games: Richard Harding Davis and the New Imperialism. By John Seelye. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2003. xv, 341 pp. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $24.95. The Anarchy of Empire in the Making of U.S. Culture. By Amy Kaplan. Cambridge...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 123–134.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Douglas A. Jones, Jr. Abstract This essay considers how Richard Wright’s newly released novel, The Man Who Lived Underground (2021), offers a profound black existentialist rumination on suffering, alienation, pleasure, and aesthetic experience. Homing in on the novel’s use of figures of repetition...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 477–507.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Meina Yates-Richard Abstract Building on black women’s critical negotiations of black nationalist discourse, this essay names the matrix of black maternal sounds, songs, and approximated womb-spaces as the site of production for black nationalist ideologies and black male identity. Listening...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 722–724.
Published: 01 December 2006
...: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1992) and Richard Dyer’s White (1997)—will confirm this assessment. Both books take a representational or iconographic approach to whiteness as a discourse that both produces its others and depends on its self- imposed distinctions to maintain its own distinctness...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 647–675.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Jeffrey H. Richards David Humphreys's 1790 play, The Widow of Malabar , has been little studied, but it demonstrates surprising complexity as a cultural artifact of the American new republic. Written as a close adaptation of Antoine-Marin Lemierre's La Veuve du Malabar (1770), Humphreys's version...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 627–629.
Published: 01 September 2006
... appeared in 1986, reviewers and readers immediately recognized it as a major work in the field. It was quickly estab- lished as one of the few classic works of American literary criticism, along- side earlier groundbreaking books such as Richard Chase’s The American Novel and Its Tradition and Leslie...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 415–416.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Jeffrey H. Richards By Alan L. Ackerman Jr. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 1999. xi, 271 pp. $45.00. 2001 Book Reviews 415 of the women readers of these stories...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 442–443.
Published: 01 June 2001
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 7–32.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., assumptions accrue: N]obody colored killed the man T]he Klan did it and C]olored soldiers aren’t devious like that4 Military officials bring in Captain Richard Davenport, a Howard University Law School graduate, to conduct an investigation. Poised and intelligent, he struggles to gain respect from...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (2): 413–441.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Everett Hamner Hamner's essay analyzes Richard Powers's novel Generosity: An Enhancement as an example of genomic fiction, a genre-bending science fiction subgenre focused on relationships between biology and identity. Prefacing this study with brief readings of novels by Michael Crichton...