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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (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 (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 (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 (2010) 82 (1): 151–179.
Published: 01 March 2010
... 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 subject who thinks about...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2013
... 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 modernity’s deformation...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (3): 419–445.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., 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 S. W. . Kent, OH...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (3): 391–416.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of significant texts in the hard-boiled and noir canons. As I demonstrate in the essay’s first section, twentieth-century hard-boiled narratives such as Chandler’s The Big Sleep (1939), James M. Cain’s Mildred Pierce (1941), Ross Macdonald’s Sleeping Beauty (1973), and Robert Towne and Roman Polanski’s...
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American Literature (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 (2001) 73 (2): 387–412.
Published: 01 June 2001
... to north of gendered subjects carrying particular histories. ‘‘The Cariboo Caf In Search Tseng 2001.5.22 13:00 Refugees of the South 393 of Bernabé, and Carole Fernández’s Sleep...
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American Literature (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 (2007) 79 (1): 57–84.
Published: 01 March 2007
... sense. Hegel’s night is 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...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (4): 803–829.
Published: 01 December 2011
... 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 experience of his past is thus bifurcated: his memo- ries of Palestine are largely mediated by his parents...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 669–698.
Published: 01 December 2005
... 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 and fifth shots show them...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (4): 807–820.
Published: 01 December 2007
... Ginsberg, and Charles Olson, with Olson and Ginsberg sleeping in adjoining rooms. Olson, who was prone to talk in his sleep, wakes at one point to find Ginsberg crouching nearby, notebook in hand, trying to transcribe Olson’s sleep-speech. “It’s not enough that you steal all the attention...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 613–641.
Published: 01 September 2018
... was the death of our manhood. But there won’t be a return engagement. . . . Our Nefertiti can’t very well sleep with the honkie, can she? And if she does, well she is not Nefertiti anymore, but a jiveass, Black bitch” (65). In Tar Baby , Son undergoes a similar reversal in his feelings toward Jadine just...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 523–551.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the region of the bed” (Poe 1990a , 137). Under the guise of a detailed scientific report but drastically shortening the prolix narrative of Kerner’s case history, the text aims for the production of terror and disgust in the reader. Commenting on Valdemar’s declaration, “I have been sleeping—and now—now...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 423–425.
Published: 01 June 2019
... into these recent interpretations of Henry David Thoreau. In “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” (1923) the speaker pauses before trees and evokes 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...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 379–381.
Published: 01 June 2020
... nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century” America (3). Floating across the Atlantic and around US print and visual cultures, trace memories of the commune’s firebrand pétroleuses and the siege of Paris that martyred them shook the sleep of American authors from Henry James to Guy Endore. In American...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (1): 151–167.
Published: 01 March 2023
... friends!” [97])? How should one treat a stranger (“You mean we have him at our mercy?” [89])? Can we feed each other (“I’ll give him a carrot” [104])? Can we clothe each other (“You can keep them” [78])? Can we help each other rest (“Let him sleep on” [105])? Can we sing, play, carry each other, alleviate...