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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 208–209.
Published: 01 March 2001
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 191.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 2008 Editions Franklin Evans, or the Inebriate: A Tale of the Times . By Walt Whitman. Ed. Christopher Castiglia and Glenn Hendler. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2007. lvii, 147 pp. Cloth, $74.95; paper, $21.95. Brief Mention Editions Franklin Evans, or the...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 402–404.
Published: 01 June 2013
...–1893 . By Noonan Mark J. . Kent, OH : Kent State Univ. Press . 2010 . xix, 235 pp. $65.00 . Suspended Animation: Children’s Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity . By de Beeck Nathalie op . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2010 . xix, 262 pp. Cloth , $82.50...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 607–609.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Wyn Kelley “A Bold and Hardy Race of Men”: The Lives and Literature of American Whalemen . By Schell Jennifer . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . 2013 . xiv , 262 pp. Cloth, $80.00 ; paper, $28.95 . Writing the Seaman's Tale in Law and Literature: Dana, Melville, and...
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American Literature (1 September 2014) 86 (3): 463–492.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Kathleen Howard Howard’s essay argues for the significance of antebellum evangelical tract tales both as precedents for later best-selling works such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin and as provocations to consider our critical understandings of literariness. Tract tales belonged to a moment in which...
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American Literature (1 December 2006) 78 (4): 859–867.
Published: 01 December 2006
... Southern and Spanish American Fiction . By Deborah N. Cohn. Nashville, Tenn.: Vanderbilt Univ. Press. 1999. x, 236 pp. Cloth, $45.00; paper, $22.95. Reading Africa into American Literature: Epics, Fables, and Gothic Tales . By Keith Cartwright. Lexington: Univ. of Kentucky Press. 2004. 270 pp...
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 723–753.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Clayton Marsh Abstract Drawing on a wide range of temperance reform literature, this essay examines the temporal dimensions of America’s antebellum crusade against alcohol and their remarkably complex treatment in the tales of Nathaniel Hawthorne. The inebriates in Hawthorne’s tales are not...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 417–418.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Elizabeth Barnes By James D. Hartman. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 1999. xii, 202 pp. $38.50. 2000 Reviews 6059 American Literature 72:2 / sheet 179 of223 Providence Tales and the Birth of American Literature. By James D. Hartman...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 225–252.
Published: 01 June 2009
... writings about the limits of reason, particularly his tales of ratiocination—“The Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1841), “The Mystery of Marie Roget” (1842–43), and “The Purloined Letter” (1844). Exploring emergent sciences of chance through his polymath investigator Dupin, Poe's use of probability theory...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 509–540.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Barbara Hochman Abstract When Nella Larsen’s story “Sanctuary” appeared in the Forum in 1930, readers noted its similarity to “Mrs. Adis,” a tale by the popular British writer Sheila Kaye-Smith. Scholars concur that “Sanctuary” turns a story about British class-consciousness into a story of African...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 119–149.
Published: 01 March 2012
... “intermedial” strategies that were designed to mobilize readers to engage news stories and insert themselves in such tales—this essay argues that Fitzgerald's reenvisioning of tabloid culture permeates both his aesthetic technique and Nick Carraway's attempts to provide an account of the scandalous “death car...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Don James McLaughlin Abstract Through an analysis of Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country (1894) by Joel Chandler Harris and The Conjure Woman and Other Conjure Tales (1899) by Charles Chesnutt, this essay attempts to account for a late nineteenth-century genre termed the queer fantastic...
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American Literature (1 September 2017) 89 (3): 497–527.
Published: 01 September 2017
... alongside Rebecca Harding Davis’s tale of tragic artistic labor, “Life in the Iron Mills.” Copyright © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 aesthetic regime romantic authorship genius copyright intellectual labor author compensation Jacques Rancière In his extended and alluring discussions...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 595–624.
Published: 01 September 2000
... insight points up Hawthorne’s divergence from the more optative (Emerson) and sentimental (Longfellow) writers he lived among and neatly plumbs such tales as ‘‘Egotism; or, The Bosom-Serpent’’ and ‘‘Earth’s Holo...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 898–900.
Published: 01 December 2017
... reads Poe’s nuanced and multivalent tale of logical inference “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” as an unequivocal and straightforward allegory of racialized violence, in which “two white women are viciously murdered by a knife-wielding orangutan [in a story which] displays fear of black male bodies” (86...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 523–551.
Published: 01 September 2018
...” came to be widely reprinted in newspapers, magazines, and popular science journals, and contemporaneous readers frequently granted the fictional tale that status of factuality to which its title laid claim. 2 How was it possible that so many readers took Poe’s made-up story to be genuine? By...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 887–888.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Kernan, Landow, and Tabbi. Dearborn’s discussions of the work occasionally appear breezy, and they seem to rely a bit too much on the scuttlebutt of reviewers. For example, she claims that Oswald’s Tale (1995...
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American Literature (1 June 2005) 77 (2): 259–289.
Published: 01 June 2005
... new economic order that rewarded speed and punctuality. Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘‘The Devil in the Belfry’’ (1839) and ‘‘The Man That Was Used Up’’ (1838) provide the most insightful literary re- sponses to this historical situation. In these comical tales, Poe appro- priates the figure of the...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 245–246.
Published: 01 March 2003
... four fictional narra- tivesofanextraordinaryvariety(Ancient Evenings, Tough Guys Don’t Dance, Harlot’s Ghost, and The Gospel According to the Son); nonfiction works (such as Oswald’s Tale: An American...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 495–520.
Published: 01 September 2000
... radicalism quietly slides into solipsistic despair. We should locate the politics of ‘‘Benito Cereno’’ upon this slippery slope—some- where between the San Dominick’s allegory and the tale’s unknow- able silences, between...