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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 412–415.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Matthew D. Sutton Kane effectively historicizes the rise and fall of punk’s intertwining with poetry in New York, beginning in the mid-1960s when the Velvet Underground’s Lou Reed (a rocker harboring poetic ambitions) and Ed Sanders of the Fugs (an established poet drawn toward rock...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 670–671.
Published: 01 September 2001
... with his own conservative agenda, Springsteen recast himself in the role of a working-class hero more clearly than he ever had since his success as a rock star and sex symbol propelled him into the upper class. In the tradition of Whitman, Spring- steen remarks: A]lthough the tenets on which...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 841–854.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Ivy Schweitzer Many important insights enrich all five of these essays, which I will elucidate below, but the two that particularly stand out to me as rocking not only the foundations of Puritan exceptionalism but as having wider implications for post-American exceptional historiography...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 447–473.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Cody Marrs When revolutions rocked Europe in 1848, Frederick Douglass responded almost immediately by framing these movements across the Atlantic in global terms, connecting class strife in the Old World to the struggle over slavery in the New. Yet he also used the revolts of 1848 long after...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 183–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Diarmuid Hester Abstract In this article I consider the impact of New York school poetry and New York punk rock on the Los Angeles literary scene of the 1970s and 1980s. I explore a distinct group of poets that emerged around a Venice Beach, California, literary arts center but was profoundly East...
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American Literature 11218900.
Published: 07 March 2024
... texts produce direct sensory effects. Scott Smith’s The Ruins (2006) is a horror novel, William Goldman’s Marathon Man (1974) a thriller, and Aron Ralston’s Between a Rock and a Hard Place (2004) (film: 127 Hours ) an adventure-survival memoir. Reading pain in each of three triple texts—book, film...
Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 3 Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty (1970), Great Salt Lake, Utah. Mud, salt crystals, rocks, water; 1,500 by 15 feet. From the collection of the DIA Center for the Arts, New York. Photo by Gianfranco Gorgoni. Art © Holt-Smithson Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY More
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 815–845.
Published: 01 December 2005
... tongue-kissing in front of the rustic fireplace Pucha acts the role of Ava Gardner or Sandra Dee, while Rio gets to play Rock Hudson (236), a detail all the more significant consid- ering Hudson’s queerness.25 Not insignificantly, this ‘‘practice’’ kiss- ing session is cut short when the cousins...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (4): 713–736.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Martin . 1971 . “ The Thing .” In Poetry, Language, Thought , translated by Hofstadter Albert , 174 – 82 . New York : Harper and Row . Heringman Noah . 2004 . Romantic Rocks, Aesthetic Geology . Ithaca, NY : Cornell Univ. Press . Hitchcock Edward . 1851 . The Religion...
Published: 01 June 2019
Figure 2 As noted in the article’s captions, the upper and lower photographs are of Michael Heizer, Dissipate (in Nine Nevada Depressions ), 1968 (deteriorated); wood in playa surface; 45 by 50 by 1 feet (five liners, each 12 by 1 by 1 feet); Black Rock Desert, Nevada. © Artforum , December More
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the terrain through the creation of petroglyphs, pictographs, earth figures, and earthworks. An effigy mound in the shape of a bird or snake might be a ceremonial site to express gratitude; another mound might encompass and honor the dead (see fig. 2 ). The walls of a rock shelter might display a millennium...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 113–141.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... Increasingly, her work called into question the usefulness of liberal allies in the aftermath of the defec- tion of the Dixiecrats, the murder of Emmett Till, and the ordeal of the Little Rock Nine. Brooks’s and Ebony’s first volumes emerged during a publishing boom that expanded white...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 345–359.
Published: 01 September 2021
... disaster in United States history took place in New Mexico when the failure of a tailings dam at the United Nuclear Corporation’s Church Rock uranium mill led to the release of 1,100 tons of radioactive mill waste and 95 million gallons of highly acidic, highly radioactive liquid effluent into Pipeline...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 673–699.
Published: 01 December 2010
... nation: [L]et the day be dark, the 22nd day of December 1622 [which he offers as the date the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock]; let it be forgotten in your celebration, in your speeches, and by the burying of the rock that your fathers first put their foot upon. . . . [L]et every man...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 385–416.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Figure 3 Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty (1970), Great Salt Lake, Utah. Mud, salt crystals, rocks, water; 1,500 by 15 feet. From the collection of the DIA Center for the Arts, New York. Photo by Gianfranco Gorgoni. Art © Holt-Smithson Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY ...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 333–359.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., was interned for three years near Castle Rock Mountain in northern California, “the last battle ground of the Modoc Indians,” a landmark that gave her a sense of solidarity with the Modocs if not hope.10 In Poetic Reflections of the Tule Lake Internment Camp 1944 (1987), a volume of her...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 693–721.
Published: 01 December 2003
... peoples who were suddenly discovered half a millennium ago A member of the Stand- ing Rock Sioux nation, a political scientist, and a longtime analyst of Indian-white relations, Deloria wanted the assembled archeologists...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (1): 159–184.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of topics,” ranging from “the biochemistry of rocks and solids,” to “genetically engineered micro-organisms and genetically reconstructed DNA,” to “‘string theory’ and the unified field theory in physics.” But Robinson perhaps spends the most time discussing the Martian landscape. We read one...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 400–403.
Published: 01 June 2020
... jumped into the East River as an unnamed figure in “Howl” but also, a decade later, resurfaced as cofounder of the Fugs, at the heart of the 1960s New York avant-rock scene. Never mind that some of these writers (Snyder, Ferlinghetti) were adamant that they had never been Beats, or that others (Baraka...