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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 769–795.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Jennifer Putzi Published in 1860 under the pseudonym “Florence Percy,” “Rock Me to Sleep” quickly became one of the most popular and widely circulated poems of the nineteenth century. It also became the subject of a heated literary controversy, with multiple claimants coming forward to insist that...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 677–679.
Published: 01 September 2012
...David M. Higgins Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? A Science-Fictional Theory of Representation . By Chu Seo-Young . Cambridge : Harvard Univ. Press . 2010 . 306 pp. $39.95 . The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction . By Csicsery-Ronay Istvan Jr. Middletown, CT...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Benjamin Reiss This essay explores Henry David Thoreau's Walden in relation to the history of sleep, considered as a medical, biological, social, and spiritual phenomenon. Attention to Thoreau's striving for “awakening” and “alertness” has veiled his running rhetoric of dormancy: scenes and tropes...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 91–119.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Robert Dale Parker Abstract Across the fiction and poetry of the Great Depression, when the focus turns to men on the down and out, unable to find work and not knowing where they will find their next meal or place to sleep, a series of representative scenes reappears from one now often-forgotten...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Duke University Press 2  American Literature The first two essays, on sleep and food, feature the surfaces and depths—and mutability—of the human as an idea. For Benjamin Reiss, Walden registers Thoreau’s engagement with somnolent disturbances as a metacommentary on capitalism and...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 151–179.
Published: 01 March 2010
...]hinking of dreaming is such, when one applies oneself to it, that its effect is to scramble for the meditating sub- ject, and at the very heart of his meditation, the perceived limits of sleeping and wakefulness. The dream troubles the...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 845–862.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., Creeley, and the Ends of Patriarchal Poetry, 413–16. Review: Houen, Powers of Possibility: Experimental American Writing since the 1960s, 413–16. Review: Reed, Phenomenal Reading: Essays on Modern and Contem- porary Poetics, 413–16. Reiss, Benjamin. “Sleeping at Walden Pond: Thoreau...
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American Literature (1 September 2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
...: Psychoanalysis, Mimesis, and Affect . Translated by Brick Douglas . Stanford, CA : Stanford Univ. Press . Brown Charles Brockden . ( 1799 ) 1984 . Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker. Vol. 4 of The Novels and Related Works of Charles Brockden Brown . Edited by Krause Sidney Reid...
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American Literature (1 December 2012) 84 (4): 897–914.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., David M. Review: Chu, Do Metaphors Dream of Literal Sleep? A Science-Fictional Theory of Representation, 677–79. Review: Csicsery-Ronay Jr., The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction, 677–79. Houser, Heather. “Wondrous Strange: Eco-Sickness, Emotion, and The Echo Maker,” 381–408. Jaudon...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 423–425.
Published: 01 June 2019
... a longing for death in the repeated last line: “And miles to go before I sleep.” This poem is Thoreauvian in its meditation on death and sociality—the paused figure communicating with a horse and observing disinterestedly a world of propertied individuals. In picturing this scene, I am drawn to flip...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of the Jewish American canon to include Adele Wiseman’s Crackpot (1974). He realigns better-known works, reading Henry Roth’s Call It Sleep (1934) alongside later graphic novels and situating Philip Roth’s career in the context of Jewish involvement in the movements for birth control and...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 387–412.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Refugees of the South 393 of Bernabé, and Carole Fernández’s Sleep of the Innocents (1991)— texts by non–Central American U.S. Latinas—are among the first U.S. Latina literary texts to provide accounts of the immigration of...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 901–903.
Published: 01 December 2003
... passengers sleep: Fontella Bass, Chuck Berry, and Ike and Tina Turner. ‘‘Lis- tening to the music I listened to in St. Louis during those years he reflects, ‘‘always arms me with an energy and an optimism that I find in few other...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 903–906.
Published: 01 December 2003
... 1992 to attend a conference on racist violence. But he finds some solace in his memories of St. Louis, inspired by the music he listens to while the rest of the passengers sleep: Fontella Bass, Chuck Berry, and Ike and Tina Turner. ‘‘Lis...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 March 2007
... an “empty nothing, that contains everything,” a space of radical heterogeneity, multiplicity, and nondistinction where 74  American Literature “phantasmagorical presentations” appear randomly and without ref- erence to a meaningful narrative. Sleep and the unconscious also cor- respond...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 807–820.
Published: 01 December 2007
... different, but valuable, contribu- tion with her reminiscences concerning Duncan, including an episode in 1963 in which she and her husband hosted a houseful of legendary poets including Philip Whalen, Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, and Charles Olson, with Olson and Ginsberg sleeping in adjoining...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 811–835.
Published: 01 December 2001
... the ‘‘Old Man’’ sections: ‘‘I love water she said. ‘‘That’s where to die. Not in the hot air, above the hot ground, to wait hours for your blood to get cool enough to let you sleep and even weeks for your hair to stop grow- ing. The water, the cool, to cool you quick so you can sleep, to...
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American Literature (1 June 2007) 79 (2): 437–444.
Published: 01 June 2007
... 2007 Brief Mention Editions Edgar Huntly; or, Memoirs of a Sleep-Walker, with Related Texts. By Charles Brock- den Brown. Ed. Philip Barnard and Stephen Shapiro. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing. 2006. xliii, 269 pp. Cloth, $37.95; paper, $12.95. This new edition of Charles...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 803–829.
Published: 01 December 2011
... generational displacement as well: “Matussem was only two when the family left Nazareth. Still, he knew there had been a Palestine for his parents; its sky formed a ceiling in his sleep. He dreamed of the coun- try that had been, that he was always returning to in his mind” (AJ, 260). Matussem’s...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 669–698.
Published: 01 December 2005
... opens with a long shot of a sleeping fireman, which includes a dream balloon showing a mother and child. After the fireman awakens and paces the floor, we cut to a close-up of a hand pulling a fire alarm, followed by a long shot of firemen jumping from their beds and sliding down a fire pole. The fourth...