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American Literature (1 June 2015) 87 (2): 391–393.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Monica Miller Upon Provincialism: Southern Literature and National Periodical Culture, 1870–1900 . By Hardwig Bill . Charlottesville : Univ. of Virginia Press . 2013 . xii , 184 pp. Cloth , $49.50 ; paper , $24.50 ; e-book , $24.50 . Rural Fictions, Urban Realities: A...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 180–182.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Powell. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2007. xiii, 260 pp. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $24.95. From the Garden Club: Rural Women Writing Community . By Charlotte Hogg. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2006. xiv, 182 pp. Paper, $15.95. Book Reviews Godly Letters: The Literature...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 505–532.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Tartarus of Maids” (1855), have not adequately attended to the material economy of paper that existed for Melville before the cycle of literary publication, distribution, and circulation began. Living in the important papermaking region of rural west Massachusetts allowed Melville to experience the raw...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
... substantially with black cultures of nature. Part of the problem may be that the lithified historical experience of slavery in rural settings has prevented black writers from developing ecocentric ways of thinking. Douglass's integration of radical pastoralism into abolitionist rhetoric is not only a spotlight...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 408–410.
Published: 01 June 2016
... costs for national identity and rural people. According to Dolan, these writers captured the ambiguous harvest of this “U.S. agricultural revolution” (12) and “imagine[d] alternatives to national policies that prefigure[d] twenty-first-century concerns” about food and farming (4). Global Appetites...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 753–779.
Published: 01 December 2007
... conventional definitions of the South and of Southern literature. But this recent work on Hurston has relied too heavily on neo-Agrarian ideas of rural Southern identity. Keen to dem- onstrate that Hurston “was always a southerner too,” such criticism has not fully assessed the ambiguities and...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 427–429.
Published: 01 June 2003
... William Conlogue. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2001. 230 pp. Cloth, $39.95; paper, $18.95. Farming is hard work. However, literary views of rural life often conceal the labor needed to produce the...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 429–431.
Published: 01 June 2003
..., $39.95; paper, $18.95. Farming is hard work. However, literary views of rural life often conceal the labor needed to produce the appealing scenes they present. One reason for this distortion is the persistence...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 665–667.
Published: 01 September 2005
... follow- ing topics are welcome: Native American mapping; cartographic fantasies and maps in literature from the Americas; cartography’s relations to imperial conflicts and colonialism in the Americas; the portrayal of rural and urban spaces; Midwestern and Great Plains geographic space and the...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 475–500.
Published: 01 September 2007
... this spring. —Susan Fenimore Cooper, Rural Hours, 27 March 1848 Europe, at the period of our tale, was in the commence- ment of that commotion which afterwards shook her politi- cal institutions to the center.—James...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 7–32.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... Through his angry outbursts and the abusive treatment of his men—especially C.J. Memphis, an African Ameri- Fuller’s Geography of Black Identity 9 can soldier from rural Mississippi—Waters conveys a fantasy of black- ness that excludes Southerners, whom he typecasts as...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 445–451.
Published: 01 June 2002
... between fact and fiction. Due to the multiplicity of available texts, Keener claims that ‘‘biographical truth is now more a matter of mass-media portraiture, and identity consequently more a matter of public consensus, than ever before Collections Susan Fenimore Cooper: New Essays on ‘‘Rural Hours...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 209–212.
Published: 01 March 2019
... rural poverty. Farm Service Agency photographs rise as specters in images of protests in Birmingham and Selma, Alabama. Photography thus pauses and preserves the Southern historical moment from James Agee and Walker Evans in 1941 to Natasha Trethewey in 2010. Chapters on Agee, Eudora Welty, and...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 206–208.
Published: 01 March 2005
... range from fetishism in Renaissance painting (Peter Stallybrass and Ann Rosalind Jones) to Italian design culture and industry in the fascist thirties (Jeffrey T. Schnapp) to Wright Morris’s 1940s photos of the rural Mid- west (Alan Trachtenberg). They are, however, typically less forthcoming than...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 863–865.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., such as in her underrated classic The Cloister Walk (1996). One chapter sketches the nearly forgotten Harold Bell Wright, author of numerous major best sellers such as The Shepherd of the Hills (1907), as the “Dickens of the Rural Route” (47). Another presents Smith’s personal memoir of her...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 634–636.
Published: 01 September 2017
... effort to extend modernism beyond white cosmopolitan perspectives, the third chapter presents blues music as well positioned to transcribe US racial environmental experience, especially in the rural South. The book’s interest in music extends beyond first-generation modernism to the postwar period to...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 381–406.
Published: 01 June 2008
... and indicates the need for new analytical approaches. Revising a Rural Migrant Subject The appearance of Bulosan’s figure of the Filipino writer is even more interesting when read as part of a wider discourse on rural migrants. For Bulosan, the representation of the rural migrant subject was...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 273–300.
Published: 01 June 2012
... literary movement whose very name constructs an image of urban black modernity. Reading cultivation as a central trope of his poetry redirects our attention from McKay’s role in that movement to the relationship between his rural origins and his cosmopolitan liter- ary success. To unearth...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 709–737.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... Washington’s Vocational Realism Booker T. Washington had a cache of anecdotes that he was ready to deploy at any minute to illustrate his ideas about African American life in the rural South, and he told these stories again and again in his career as educator, writer, and race leader...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 549–583.
Published: 01 September 2006
... because it assumes that which it should trouble. Invocations of ‘‘the people’’ in 1930s cul- ture generally conform to a racial profile: rural whites with tattered clothes and empty bellies whose mouths are nonetheless filled with a rough eloquence. Invisible in this profile of the worthy poor are vari...