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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 807–834.
Published: 01 December 2010
... literary resurrection of a destroyed snake effigy mound once central to the Blood Run earthworks site, located on what is now the Iowa-South Dakota border, which she performs by citing the terrestrial form and celestial alignments of the majestic Serpent Mound extant in southern Ohio. Analysis of the...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 761–789.
Published: 01 December 2017
... imagined future over those of its production and disposal. Containing Almanac ’s spectacular array of temporalities, however, is a very simple story: a giant stone snake emerges next to and possibly from a mound of uranium tailings. No one knows what it means when it appears; after 758 pages of action...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 882–883.
Published: 01 December 2000
... vision Chapter 2, on ‘‘Billie Potts’’ and Brother to Drag- ons, delivers some insights—by comparing, for example, the Ancient Mariner blessing the ‘‘foul sea-snakes’’ to Warren finding the mud-slimed Mississippi...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 883–884.
Published: 01 December 2000
... realized Romantic vision Chapter 2, on ‘‘Billie Potts’’ and Brother to Drag- ons, delivers some insights—by comparing, for example, the Ancient Mariner blessing the ‘‘foul sea-snakes’’ to Warren finding the mud-slimed Mississippi...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 783–811.
Published: 01 December 2003
... example, for the idea that the crucifixion was prefigured in the bronze snake, but there is no scriptural ground for the claim that the ‘‘clean’’ animals in an Old Testament passage are ‘‘memory, culture, understanding...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 715–745.
Published: 01 December 2002
..., whose nervous system was poisoned by snake venom while she was American Realism and Nervous ‘‘Reflexion’’ 725 still in utero, cannot sing, or play music, or even give articulate voice to her underlying, true, human, feminine inner life, because the natu- ral impulses that...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 217–243.
Published: 01 June 2014
...; his head and body was ornamented with black snakes . . . after a while he requested the people to change his dress, the people immediately drove away the snakes— a mass of wampam were collected and the chief was soon dressed in a large belt of wampam; he became a law giver, and renewed...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 907–919.
Published: 01 December 2003
... strong family, especially her mother, who was re- nowned as a killer of snakes; the internal resources of the African American community under segregation and the colorism that sometimes divided it; and her life...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 589–615.
Published: 01 September 2012
... sets the hero in opposition to the embodiment of evil, the Great Snake of the World who coils in the ground beneath Lowell; this libidinal monster, initially poised to burst forth into a frenzy of destruction, in the end turns out to be a part of the systematic work- ings of the world...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 283–313.
Published: 01 June 2018
... childhood upbringing and making reference to the abuse, the narrator turns to a childhood story: a girl’s heterosexual desire for a boy who plays with snakes and skulls and has uncombed, knotty hair filled with rodents. Reminiscent of the Lunachicks’ corrupted Barbie head on the cover of its Pretty Ugly...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 59–87.
Published: 01 March 2002
..., ‘‘I’m so afraid of the snakes! If you hear a scream you may know it’s a snake he jests: ‘‘Screaming snakesthat’sanewspecies’’ L-P 90). Beyond these allusions, the story and travelogue are related on a deeper level, both manifesting what Albert Boime has called the ‘‘magisterial gaze 17 Both Agassiz...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 455–483.
Published: 01 September 2002
... her husband, Sykes, who does not work and resents Delia for doing the laundry of white people for pay. Aware of his wife’s fear of snakes, he brings home a rattlesnake to torment her. But the snake ends up biting and killing Sykes instead, and Delia watches as her husband slowly dies. The story...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., she encounters a “huge black snake” (Chesnutt 2014 , 182). Triangulated by men who stand in for racial ideologies and their patriarchal conditions, Rena chooses the path of the runaway tendency, then she dies. In a reversal of what could have been caustic sentimentalism, Rena’s choice is itself quite...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 251–278.
Published: 01 June 2011
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 127–152.
Published: 01 March 2009
... shapes. Now it was starvation, causing us to eat our own flesh;— now we were contending with the waves, and were drowned;—now we were overtaken, and torn to pieces by the fangs of the terrible bloodhound. We were stung by scorpions, chased by wild beasts, bitten by snakes, and finally...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
...” to education and suffrage, he has nightmares about snakes and tramps—nightmares so vivid that he chases Huck around the cabin with a clasp-knife. He was laying over by the corner. By-and-by he raised up, part way, and listened, with his head to one side. He says very low: “Tramp—tramp...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 275–306.
Published: 01 June 2004
... dully gleams Like the cold tarnished scales of a snake: And over it hang arc-lamps, Blue-white death-lilies on black stems. US 42) The inverted pastoral of these lines—street as snake, lampposts as poisonous flora—nods toward Bryant’s strategy of escape from the urban but portrays it as a...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 259–289.
Published: 01 June 2005
... becomes a grotesque ‘‘campaign’’ in self-advertisement as he displays each of his appendages with the unctuous courtesy of a peddler selling ‘‘Kickapoo’’ snake oil.43 For example, speaking of and with the machinery that gives his voice its ‘‘rich melody and strength Smith confides: There isn’t...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 769–798.
Published: 01 December 2006
...: Here was a heat that ran deeper and brighter and more intense than all the rest—its nerve. The road grew one with the heat as it was one with the unseen river. Dead snakes stretched across the concrete like markers—inlaid mosaic bands, dry as feathers, which their tires licked at intervals...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 629–652.
Published: 01 September 2003
... / sheet 146 of 209 ence of a snake: the Satanic smudge of history. The attitude toward history in the first sentence, where Nabokov adopts a Humbert-like notion of a force that ambles, now and then, seemingly at random and...