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American Literature (2007) 79 (3): 501–525.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock Duke University Press 2007 Jeffrey Queer Haunting Spaces: Madeline Yale Wynne’s Andrew ​“The Little Room” and Elia Wilkinson Peattie’s Weinstock ​“The House That Was Not” Most ghost stories revolve around the apparition...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 479–507.
Published: 01 September 2011
... eventual divorce in 1913. The Mount was carefully designed to provide Wharton with her own quarters, segregated from her husband's as well as from the public rooms below. Withdrawing there to write, she developed as a professional novelist not by fleeing the domestic but rather by claiming a second order...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 417–444.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Sprawl trilogy (1984–1988) to the Telecommunications Act of 1996, this essay argues that cyberspace’s infinite, virtual territory provided a solution to the apparent ecological crisis of the 1980s: the fear that the United States was running out of physical room to expand due to overdevelopment...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 March 2015
...: the knowledge that the vocabulary used to describe the social world is not fixed, but contingent and fluid. By ironizing the American Express—that is, by describing it only to destabilize one’s own description—novels like Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room ( 1956 ) and Corso’s The American Express (1960) consciously...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 739–768.
Published: 01 December 2015
... à clef and his only long work of fiction set in Paris, in James Baldwin's short story “This Morning, This Evening, So Soon” (1960) rather than his celebrated Paris novel, Giovanni's Room (1956), and in the understudied author William Gardner Smith's last novel The Stone Face (1963). The essay highlights...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (3): 549–577.
Published: 01 September 2004
... as it acknowledges the changes that have taken place. Most sig- nificantly, on 28 September 2002, the museum opened the eleven- million-dollar expansion into the rooming house where the assassin took aim; it is a space devoted to entertaining conspiracy theories and contemplating the legacy of the movement...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 601–628.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., enamel, and ceramics in addition to all manner of housekeeping and maintenance. An 1899 article in the Los Angeles Times declared that, beyond the fame she garnered for “the much-talked of [short story] ‘Little Room’ [ sic ] . . . she is without a doubt the only woman silversmith in the world...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (1): 59–87.
Published: 01 March 2004
... mark this space as masculine, since drinking was a pre- dominantly male pastime in this era. In the subsequent cleaning phase, the tools of the whaling indus- try are stashed away, and the crew ‘‘make a spotless dairy room’’ oftheship(M-D, 469). As well as rounding out the range of male...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (2): 339–366.
Published: 01 June 2004
... inter- pretation of the history. The second half of the novel takes place one January night in 1910 as Quentin and his college roommate, Shreve, sit in their dorm room together in a provocative state of undress, tell- ing the story to each other. This half is composed only of Quentin’s, Shreve’s...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (4): 655–683.
Published: 01 December 2021
... fragmentation, broken syntax, and linguistic economy, exemplified by “The War Comes into My Room.” Unlike the orderly stanzas of her previous books, the poem’s brief phrases splay across the page, with line breaks and ample blank space taking the place of punctuation: Knowing again            that nothing...
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American Literature (2004) 76 (4): 665–675.
Published: 01 December 2004
...-dead past) or Godzilla (destroyer of all Western culture). There wasn’t a lot of room to maneuver in between. Ed and I were friendly with one another and polite. He offered me something alcoholic to drink and I realized immediately that I had American Literature, Volume 76, Number 4, December...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2006
... In Veronica, Stoddard created a character that shares the romantics’ contradictions. Veronica’s artistic talent is in line with her unwillingness to render aesthetic merit an expression of comparative worth. From the deco- rations in her room to her songs, the beauty that she creates is not standard...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (3): 539–567.
Published: 01 September 2023
...” or “the grins stretched / so wide.” The real image, the speaker suggests, is one where there is “no room for joy” but only unmaking. Do not say our names. These faces cannot belong to the ruin they became. Do not say our names as this flame grows from the edge of the photo, the women’s smiles peeling...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (4): 787–814.
Published: 01 December 2016
... a little—the room was overheated and close, and the gas stove, which was placed near the throne to warm the model, leaked and filled the room with a nasty brassy smell” (Norris 2015 , 82). Although Norris only mentions this art studio’s gas leak in passing, its smell evokes a range of tensions that I...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 693–722.
Published: 01 December 2018
...—that wanted or required something from the memory, he simply entered the appropriate room in his memory house, found the image, and retrieved its store. A complex oration requires that we multiply our houses altogether. Our knowledge of this mnemonics derives from Cicero’s De Oratore (II.lxxxvii.350–67...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 338–341.
Published: 01 June 2021
... parenting” of the book’s title refers to extreme situations of parenting, such as the efforts of a father to keep his son alive in the postapocalyptic world of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (2006) or the confinement of Jack and his Ma to a single room by an abusive captor in Emma Donoghue’s Room (2010...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 563–597.
Published: 01 September 2001
... this speech? and under what circumstances Ostensibly free- floating and seemingly disembodied, Rosa’s voice is attached to no clearly situated ‘‘physical’’ narrator—as are the voices of the novel’s other character-narrators (Shreve and Quentin in the dorm room, Mr. Compson on his porch, Sutpen sitting...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 699–728.
Published: 01 December 2005
.... As she quickly finds, there is no room for as if, for imagi- nations of material effects or allegories of offense, where everything is transacted through the medium of the literal. Inside the house, Alice confronts Charles I saw you crash against the gate-post and Charles explains: ‘‘My hand...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 569–595.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the machinery of his own celebrity by using his body as text is perhaps best substantiated in the context of his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms . The novel, an obliquely autobiographical bildungsroman, charts the sexual awakening of the effeminate adolescent Joel Knox amid a forsaken, gothic plantation...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 501–526.
Published: 01 September 2008
...” In silence we were left with the painting, which dominated the room. It might well have cast shadows across us. I wondered who would look away first.—Michelle Cliff, Free Enterprise From opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean...