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American Literature (1 September 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 of...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 107–136.
Published: 01 March 2015
... 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 (1 December 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...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 549–577.
Published: 01 September 2004
... 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. This new exhibit...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 449–450.
Published: 01 June 2005
... regular mail to American Literature, Duke University, Room 327 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27707. Essays should be no longer than 11,000 words, including endnotes, and should follow The Chicago Manual of Style,15th ed. For more information, contact Pro- fessor Kathryn McKee, kmckee@olemiss.edu; or...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 59–87.
Published: 01 March 2004
... the ‘‘brewery yard also 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...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 665–675.
Published: 01 December 2004
... from a long-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...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 213–216.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., and an entitlement to narrate history. While Li reevaluates what should matter in the African American canon, she also makes the case for new ways of reading through an extended engagement with the critical reception of white life novels. In her reading of Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room (1956) and...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 339–366.
Published: 01 June 2004
... whom expresses a different 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...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 691–693.
Published: 01 September 2000
... about the Society’s collections, along with application forms, may be obtained by writing John B. Hench, Vice President for Academic and Public Programs, Room A, American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Mas...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 420–421.
Published: 01 June 2001
...- able for a romance-writer Nathaniel Hawthorne observes that ‘‘the floor of our familiar room has become a neutral territory somewhere between the real world and fairy-land, where the Actual and the Imaginary may meet, and...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 435–436.
Published: 01 June 2003
... is diffuse and unsure of its subject. Only after London dies two-thirds of the way through is there any real room for the women in the book. It would have been better to write on only one of these ‘‘quintessential California women...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 214–215.
Published: 01 March 2003
...- views and Internet chat rooms, these rumors address issues ranging from O. J. Simpson to air fresheners, from government conspiracies to Liz Claiborne’s racial politics, from the Ku Klux Klan to the Kentucky Fried Rat. Turner and...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 648–650.
Published: 01 September 2016
... dominant ideologies and make visible typically marginalized lived experience. In a series of adept readings, Robbins traces engagements with crime fiction in Stein’s Blood on the Dining Room Floor (written in 1933 and published posthumously) and Laura Mullen’s Murmur (2007), and with noir fiction and...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 436–437.
Published: 01 June 2003
... personal pride of Virginia Prentiss. But like many group biographies, this one is diffuse and unsure of its subject. Only after London dies two-thirds of the way through is there any real room for the women in the book. It would have...
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American Literature (1 March 2006) 78 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2006
... 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; thus, it resists the mode of aesthetics that sees all objects as bearing different magnitudes of a common element of beauty. Im- pressed by...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 693–722.
Published: 01 December 2018
... various places (loci) of a building envisioned in the mind. 3 Bruno in On the Shadows of Ideas ( De umbris idearum , 1582) does more than multiply these buildings; he fills their rooms with increasingly fabulous icons and images. 4 For Perkins, as for any sincere Puritan, they manifest a gross...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 787–814.
Published: 01 December 2016
... wearied him 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...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 563–597.
Published: 01 September 2001
... (when does Rosa deliver 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...