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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 179–180.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Brooke Hopkins John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights. By David S. Reynolds. New York: Knopf. 2005. x, 578 pp. $35.00. 2006 Book Reviews John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 761–789.
Published: 01 December 2017
... in Almanac of the Dead (1991), where uranium’s longue durée future, impossible to imagine from a human perspective, recasts the present as a space in which the unlikely, implausible, and unrealistic saturate the everyday. For Silko, the apocalyptic futurelessness that nuclear waste seeds into our...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 843–845.
Published: 01 December 2015
...: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2011. vii, 172 pp. Paper, $24.95; e-book, $24.95. Under the Shadow: The Atomic Bomb and Cold War Narratives. By David Seed. Kent, OH: Kent State Univ. Press. 2013. 312 pp. Cloth, $60.00; e-book available. Sally Bachner’s The Prestige of Violence is a daring reassessment...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 845–848.
Published: 01 December 2015
... compelling chapters were those where Seed’s attention turned to lesser-known writers such as Mordecai Roshwald. Level 7, Roshwald’s 1959 novel about an automated nuclear defense system gone awry, reveals the way the military-industrial complex became a “deforming force on the narrator . . . and it is...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., since very many skilled workers are necessary to supply the demand of the times for these baskets” (90–91). Similarly, field trips to observe flowers and seeds promoted very different notions of selfhood and purpose for African and Native American students in the Hampton Normal and Agricultural...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 175–177.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Cold War beliefs were inscribed in American cultural life, and four years later, I published Containment Culture , elaborating on how the mechanisms of political and cultural containment failed to suppress the dualities of Cold War America’s heterogeneity, and in that failure lay the seeds of American...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 151–153.
Published: 01 March 2021
... respective monographs they dexterously demonstrate the centrality of the mythic Indian figure to colonial (literary) imaginings. They also both outline the challenges Indigenous authors face in rejecting such mythos and planting seeds of their own that are authentic, autochthonous, or in some way explicit...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 799–807.
Published: 01 December 2020
... fiction into a branching, botanical structure of sections called roots, branches, crown, and seeds. His subject is the conventional novelistic one of human lives, but these lives are set within domains so immense and so miniscule they might otherwise seem unconnected to human activity. At the level of...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 509–545.
Published: 01 September 2011
... portraits of students at Whittier, Hampton’s Primary School, which she labeled “A Seed Lesson.”22 On its own, this image contrasts with the highly formal photographs that have served as the object of much critical discus- sion about Johnston, particularly because its portrayal of...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 462–464.
Published: 01 June 2003
... ‘seed’ is presented in Invisible Man’s castration nightmare and in Rev. Hick- man’s sermon, ‘Dry Bones Valley (146). Jazz Country is tightly written and sharply focused. The book’s contribu- tion lies in its...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 879–881.
Published: 01 December 2003
... utopian thinking that saw the promise of emancipa- tion in the project of class struggle. While most accounts of the 1950s find in it the seeds of the emancipatory social movements of the 1960s, Booker gives...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 841–843.
Published: 01 December 2015
...: American Fiction, 1962–2007. By Sally Bachner. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2011. vii, 172 pp. Paper, $24.95; e-book, $24.95. Under the Shadow: The Atomic Bomb and Cold War Narratives. By David Seed. Kent, OH: Kent State Univ. Press. 2013. 312 pp. Cloth, $60.00; e-book available. Sally...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 837–863.
Published: 01 December 2001
... African Americans were no longer op- pressed, it would be quite possible and most desirable for whites to ‘‘just let [them] alone 56 Yet the body for which his poem is named and to which it keeps returning, often in passages governed by that body’s prospective fertilization or seeding of a new United...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 759–766.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., a rupture in utopian fantasies of inoculation, through which history inserts itself as its own form of contagious disorder. Each time you think you’ve escaped a world in which plague exists, a new one materializes around you, with the seeds of plague built in. The first rule of plague time, as...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 505–532.
Published: 01 September 2012
... facts of fine paper making. As the observer of this process, the seedsman also repays further attention. At one level, he completes the circle of sex and gender in the story, and the material he uses to distribute his seed duly takes on a prophylactic role in the context of the machine room...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 681–686.
Published: 01 September 2011
... study, which uses the black Atlantic as a critical paradigm to rethink the genre of speculative fiction. Working at the intersection of genre and “color-­coded conceptions of time,” Thaler investigates the way that Butler’s Wild Seed (1980) and Parable of the Sower (1993), Gomez’s The Gilda...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 779–805.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Gilda Stories (1991), Phyllis Alesia Perry’s Stigmata (1998), Octavia But- ler’s Kindred (1976), Wild Seed (1980), and Parable of the Sower (1992), Stephen Barnes’s Blood Brothers (1996) and Lion’s Blood (2002), and James McBride’s Song Yet Sung (2008).3 Taken together, these novels...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 51–77.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Wisconsin Press . Seed David . 2004 . Brainwashing: The Fictions of Mind Control . Kent, OH : Kent State Univ. Press . ———. 2006 . “ The Yellow Peril in the Cold War: Fu Manchu and the Manchurian Candidate .” In Cold War Literature: Writing the Global Conflict , edited by Hammond...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 319–347.
Published: 01 June 2005
... poems are replete with organic metaphors to insist that the anarchists’ ideas would live on in the lives of those they had touched. Again and again these poets use the figure of the planted seed to insist that their heroes have not died but have merely sewn their spirit in the hearts of the restless...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (4): 887–909.
Published: 01 December 2002
... translate its seemingly self-authored messages. What is more, they know that they know, which can be a source of hubris. Chicago physicist Richard Seed, for example, fully intended to provoke the ire of morally upright, law-respecting citizens everywhere in his statement that c]loning and the...