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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 450–454.
Published: 01 June 2003
.... of Massachusetts Press. 2001. xi, 312 pp. $34.95. By Jace Weaver. Norman: Univ. of Oklahoma Press. 2001. xiv, 381 pp.$34.95. 2003 450 American Literature The Contemporary American Short-Story Cycle: The Ethnic Resonance of Genre.By...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 871–873.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Book Reviews 871 Portraying the Lady: Technologies of Gender in the Short Stories of Henry James. By Donatella Izzo. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2001. viii, 312 pp. $60.00. Henry James...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 595–624.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Bill Christophersen Duke University Press 2000 Bill Agnostic Tensions in Christophersen Hawthorne’s Short Stories 6141 AL 72:3 / sheet 139 of 237 Herman Melville...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 199.
Published: 01 March 2000
...- cal texts and on several texts that have seldom received critical scrutiny, notably the love letters he (in his proper persona) wrote to Olivia L. Lang- don, later Livy Clemens, and a short biographical sketch he arranged to have...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2000
...- cal texts and on several texts that have seldom received critical scrutiny, notably the love letters he (in his proper persona) wrote to Olivia L. Lang- don, later Livy Clemens, and a short biographical sketch he arranged to have...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 414–415.
Published: 01 June 2001
...-Century Women’s Relations in the Short Story.By Christine Palumbo-DeSimone. Madison, N.J.: Farleigh Dickinson Univ. Press. 2000. 176 pp. $34.50. In her call for a rereading of nineteenth-century women’s...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 224–226.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Zachary Martin While neither of these books is primarily concerned with situating its materials in the context of American literature, both present arguments with repercussions (and opportunities) for Americanist scholars and prove that short and long forms share affinities—most notably...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 119–149.
Published: 01 March 2012
... University Press 2012 Christopher  “He Fell Just Short of Being News”: P. Wilson Gatsby ’s Tabloid Shadows Few passages in American fiction evoke the modern city as memorably as a famous interlude by Nick Carraway in the early pages of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 199–200.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Frederick Luis Aldama © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 The Colored Cartoon: Black Representation in American Animated Short Films, 1907–1954 . By Christopher P. Lehman. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press. 2007. 152 pp. $29.95. What Have They Built You to Do...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 623–652.
Published: 01 December 2020
... allegorically through the performative sublime of Sonata “Pathétique” in Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912); the sublime melancholy of the “Moonlight” Sonata in Hughes’s tragic short story “Home” (1934); the spiritual sublime of Beethoven’s piano concerti and the Ninth Symphony in Baldwin’s...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 361–388.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of technologies that infused the public sphere with art and beautiful images of human forms, leading the modern spectator to see others as potential reflections of herself. Mikkelsen's examination begins with a reading of the short story “Wings”; continues with a discussion of Jewish American involvement...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 391–416.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... The infrastructures of relationality that emerge in a world in which climate crises have broken down the infrastructures of capitalism provide a platform from which individuals can practice a mode of collective thinking and being that offers an alternative to the alienation upon which extractivism depends. In short...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 357–380.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Sam V. H. Reese Abstract During the mid-twentieth century, loneliness became the dominant affect in American fiction, reflecting a broader cultural narrative that social and demographic changes had led to a crisis of loneliness. This affective shift is captured in Richard Yates’s 1962 short story...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 103–131.
Published: 01 March 2022
... as a “numbers game.” Game theorists contribute to the invisible ubiquity of this phenomenon by using sexual examples to demonstrate the range of their discipline’s models while downplaying the significance of exemplification. Lydia Davis’s short fiction—by taking for granted the economization of intimate...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 399–438.
Published: 01 September 2022
... contemporary disability representations in both “empty sleeve” discourse and in US pension law, drawing attention to how economic structures shaped the experience of living with an impairment and to the social determinants of poverty. At the same time, mendicant texts stopped short of arguing for a wholesale...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 719–746.
Published: 01 December 2011
... importantly, what it does. In conduct books, public lectures, and other printed materials, commentators argued that novel reading did not empower individual readers but made them all alike, rendering them passive by invoking passionate and often overwhelming emotions. In short, they posited novel reading...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 331–358.
Published: 01 June 2015
... together disparate elements into a single, legible identity. Threats to this identity reemerge through science-fiction narratives, which allow readers to obtain a cool and estranged perspective on otherwise disturbing ideas and emotions. Nevertheless, Playboy rejected even speculative short stories...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 555–582.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Ravenel alongside Whitman's Specimen Days and De Forest's short fiction, essays, and later novels, this essay explores the larger question of how literature has attempted to make the “social passion” of patriotism available to the senses. © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Stephanie...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 729–753.
Published: 01 December 2023
... of reflexivity engenders a shift toward what the article calls body as text , a shift that is synchronous with reflexivity’s evolution from cybernetics to biological autopoiesis. To trace metafiction’s aesthetic evolution from world as text to body as text, the article examines Jorge Luis Borges’s short story...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 671–699.
Published: 01 December 2023
... and through bureaucratic memos. This assembly provides the backdrop for a consideration of the text of Thomas Mann’s “Mario and the Magician,” a short story published in the Armed Services Editions in 1944, whose plot not only mirrors the tension between authority and free will manifested in the geopolitical...
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