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American Literature (2010) 82 (3): 651–652.
Published: 01 September 2010
... simply provide a bibliography; she also supplies a controlling, inclusive meta- phor: “You had to be there.” Narratives from the perspective of the soldier, prisoner, wife, widow, veteran, patient, and evacuee provide a nuanced under- standing of the war. Thus, The Other Side of Grief...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 172–175.
Published: 01 March 2020
... contrasts with the extravagant abundance occupying Adam Gilbert in A Shadow on Our Hearts . Drawing on the “immensity of poetic production” (3) in the Imaginative Representations of the Vietnam War Collection at La Salle University, Gilbert frames his study of “soldier-poetry”—he limits soldier to...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 179–181.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Russ Castronovo By Elizabeth D. Samet. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2004. xii,273 pp. $55.00. By David Kazanjian. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2003. xii, 311 pp. Cloth, $71.95; paper, $25.95. 2005 Book Reviews Willing Obedience: Citizens, Soldiers, and the...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 854–856.
Published: 01 December 2005
...John Whalen-Bridge 2005 Soldiers Once and Still: Ernest Hemingway, James Salter, and Tim O'Brien . By Alex Vernon. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2004. xi, 314 pp. $39.95; Hemingway's Theaters of Masculinity . By Thomas Strychacz. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2003...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Joseph J. Letter Letter investigates the impact of the present in early historical fictions and how that present is manifested in the elaborate allegorical structures of the first popular novels to emerge after the War of 1812. Specifically, the figure of the suffering Revolutionary soldier...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 202–204.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Kathleen McClancy The Oriental Obscene: Violence and Racial Fantasies in the Vietnam Era . By Chong Sylvia Shin Huey . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . 2012 . xii , 364 pp. Cloth , $94.95 ; paper , $26.95 . Welcome to the Suck: Narrating the American Soldier's Experience in...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 192–193.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., State University of New York, Albany 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 196 of 246 A Voice of Thunder: A Black Soldier’s Civil War. By George E. Stephens. Ed. Donald Yacovone. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 1998. xxi, 350 pp. Cloth, $26.95...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 583–611.
Published: 01 September 2009
... war ended. This gap results in part from familiar ethnocentrism in publishing and in part from a deleterious formulation of masculine authenticity in Chicano nationalist texts, which favored representations of aggressive Chicano protestors over those of ambivalent Chicano soldiers. In contrast to the...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 359–385.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Brian J. Williams This essay argues that forces of globalization have changed how American combatants define their identities within and against a foreign environment. Building on notions that soldiers construct identity by rendering foreign landscapes as Other, this piece considers how familiarity...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 331–360.
Published: 01 June 2016
... soldiers’ responses to war violence as beset by paradox—as normal as childbirth yet “beyond bearing.” I use this strange juxtaposition of documents (postmodern dispatch and official reports and memoranda) to reflect on the archive as an accidental anthology that allows us the opportunity to read disparate...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Christopher Taylor Taylor reads Herman Melville's Moby-Dick (1851) through the history of the captured prosthetic limb of Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna. U.S. travel narratives, soldiers' accounts, and P. T. Barnum's 1847 display of the captured prosthesis in his American Museum...
Published: 01 June 2018
Figure 5 An educational comic. From Sylvia Serbin, Edouard Joubeaud, and Pat Masioni ( 2014 ), The Women Soldiers of Dahomey Figure 5 An educational comic. From Sylvia Serbin, Edouard Joubeaud, and Pat Masioni (2014), The Women Soldiers of Dahomey More
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 869–870.
Published: 01 December 2003
... sees a marketplace dynamic, termed a ‘‘complex synergy between patriotism and commerce’’ (15), bringing a newly coalesc- ing nationalism home to readers in unexpected ways. ‘‘In sentimental soldier literature...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 7–32.
Published: 01 March 2005
... marked as inferior, undesirable, or deviant on the basis of race, gender, sexuality, or other markers of difference.2 Charles Fuller’s A Soldier’s Play (1981) drama- tizes these politics of exclusion, revealing how geography shapes defi- nitions of blackness. First presented by Douglas Turner Ward’s...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 821–845.
Published: 01 December 2006
... stipulates, Velazquez identifies herself as both a ‘‘Cuban woman and a Confederate soldier Throughout her account of her experi- ences as a Cuban resident and then a cross-dressing Confederate sol- dier, Velazquez reiterates that she is ‘‘a Cuban and a true Southern sympathizer 18 Her movement between...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 783–810.
Published: 01 December 2019
... refuses to be lumped in with Morrison as a minority writer slotted into this or that identity category. He contends that his fiction is not about soldiers and veterans but the universal sorrows of the human heart. O’Brien wants his books to be treated as part of a minoritized tradition of veteran-American...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 651–653.
Published: 01 September 2018
... large group of soldier-subscribers”—sending Recorder subscriptions was one way in which African Americans at home supported the troops (126). It also disregards “the notable subset of single women, . . . subscribers from the Midwest (or the South), or AME ministers.” The real takeaway, Gardner...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 885–887.
Published: 01 December 2003
... tradition of war poetry that informs the poetry of the Vietnam War. Her study covers a broad range of work by Ameri- can and Vietnamese poets—both civilians and combat soldiers, supporters and protesters. In both...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 181–183.
Published: 01 March 2005
... relationship among race, gender, and labor’’ accounts for the denial of free- dom under ‘‘racial capitalism’s mercantilist conjuncture how are readers, or for that matter, those who are ‘‘subjectified to get beyond the insight that race and labor impinge upon racial capitalism (84)? The soldier-citizen is...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 630–633.
Published: 01 September 2017
... on 48). Here Whitman developed two innovations, argues Cushman. One was a bottom-up perspective, telling the stories of individual soldiers in contrast to the officers’ memoirs that proliferated following the war. Another was a claim to represent the general by means of the particular, which Cushman...