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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 653–654.
Published: 01 September 2001
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 841–843.
Published: 01 December 2015
...-Philippe Marcoux. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2012. x, 233 pp. $85.00. Black Resonance: Iconic Women Singers and African American Literature. By Emily J. Lordi. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers Univ. Press. 2013. xiii, 286 pp. Cloth, $85.00; paper, $26.95; web PDF, $26.95. Scholars of African American...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (4): 799–830.
Published: 01 December 2008
... notions of rhythm and kinaesthetic performance that originated in the new sciences of psychology and anthropology and were popularized by artists and intellectuals such as Isadora Duncan and Mary Austin. Using Duncan and the opera singer Olive Fremstad as models, Stein and Cather developed rhythmic...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 357–368.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Gerry Canavan Breaking the Frames: Populism and Prestige in Comics Studies . By Marc Singer . Austin : Univ. of Texas Press . 2018 . 292 pp. Cloth, $105.00 ; paper, $34.95 ; e-book available. EC Comics: Race, Shock, and Social Protest . By Qiana J. Whitted . New...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 153–155.
Published: 01 March 2020
... cohesive methodology. In an original and provocative analysis of The Jazz Singer (1927) that challenges previously settled interpretations of the film by such figures as Michael Rogin, Toth establishes the tone of his work by saying “the Oedipal implications” of a scene from the film are “more Hegelian...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 880–882.
Published: 01 December 2019
... growing concern among Americans for authenticity in these songs. This concern spread particularly in the postbellum years with the emergence of contraband songs and the little-explored phenomenon of black minstrelsy. The Fisk Jubilee Singers were considered the most “authentic” purveyors of increasingly...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 725–752.
Published: 01 December 2010
... only two words of more than one syl- lable, making it especially adaptable. It is repetitive and thus easy for singers to take up as it continues to reverberate throughout the pas- sage; and it deploys anapests in the first and third lines in the service of strong rhythmic flow. Even as Toomer...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (1): 147–184.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., and the celebration that results features a unity and continuity that are ultimately more racial than national. Dvorˇák’s American Music Lanier’s exclusion of African Americans from the American centen- nial exemplifies the kind of treatment the Fisk Jubilee Singers fre- quently endured...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 477–507.
Published: 01 September 2016
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 193–196.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... Offering superb analyses of ‘‘Roosters ‘‘Songs for a Colored Singer ‘‘View of the Capitol from the Library of Congress and ‘‘12 O’Clock News Roman argues that Bishop possessed a keen awareness and concern regard...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 791–798.
Published: 01 December 2020
... tries to apprehend Luba Luft, an android who has assimilated into human society by becoming an opera singer of some renown. Notably, she has no counterpart in the film, which substitutes for her character an android named Xhosa, a burlesque dancer. The demotion in the character’s cultural capital allows...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 655–659.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., this book presents the “many lives” of a much-beloved author: Angelou as an African American in the United States, a writer, Civil Rights activist, singer, actress, and world traveler. Organized chronologically, its chapters analyze I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970), Gather Together in My Name...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 843–845.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Richard Purcell Book Reviews  843 to inject them with new interest. Other couplings are more daring and unex- pected. Thus we are invited to contemplate Gayl Jones’s novel Corregidora (1975), with its blues-singer protagonist, alongside...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 186–188.
Published: 01 March 2020
... writers (Anna Julia Cooper, Charles Chesnutt, and Paul Laurence Dunbar), twentieth-century novelists (James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison), and visual and expressive artists (such as singer Nina Simone and visual artist Glenn Ligon). The book takes up complex ideas of ontology...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 412–415.
Published: 01 June 2020
... depicting the quasi deification of musicians, like Harry Crews’s The Gospel Singer (1968) or Don DeLillo’s Great Jones Street (1973), Stephens does productively bring to light an impressive array of archival sources—brochures, pamphlets, news articles, and editorials from the evangelical point of view...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (2): 450–454.
Published: 01 June 2003
... 453 American writing about masculinity, including Isaac Bashevis Singer’s well- known story ‘‘Gimpel the Fool If the golem represents one extreme, Gimpel is the othergullible, pathetic in his weakness...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 437–444.
Published: 01 June 2007
... correspon- dence, articles, reviews, and other sources to trace literary, theatrical, and artistic figures such as Pearl Craigie, Gertrude Atherton, Mary Anderson, and a favorite of Queen Victoria: singer Antoinette Sterling. The volume includes a large bibliography for further...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 639–644.
Published: 01 September 2008
... cultural production from Texas seeks to establish a canon of writers, poets, singers, and artists that has largely been ignored. Hecho en Tejas presents prose and poetry from estab- lished writers as well as from younger writers, such as Christine Granados, Erasmo Guerra, and Tonantzín...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 415–418.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Simone’s later rendition of “I Got Life,” which are also “I ain’t got no home”), Battat refers to white folk singer Woody Guthrie’s dust-bowl migration song: “Rich man took my home and he drove me from my door / And I ain’t got no home in this world anymore” (Mizelle, 28–29; Battat, 5). Battat’s work seeks...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 845–848.
Published: 01 December 2015
... processes by which this has become something “one would expect,” and if we are to buy into the argument that we should read “the words niggers and Book Reviews  847 singer” (74) as anagrammatic in a significant sense, I think we need much more...