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American Literature (2001) 73 (1): 208–209.
Published: 01 March 2001
...-Play Cycle: ‘‘A Tale of Possessors Self-Dispos- sessed By Donald C. Gallup. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press. 1998. 306 pp. $40.00. When he died in 1953, Eugene O’Neill left behind notes, drawings, outlines, scenarios, manuscripts, and typescripts for a theatrical behemoth: a cycle of eleven plays...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (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 (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...
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American Literature (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 (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 (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 (2022) 94 (3): 399–438.
Published: 01 September 2022
... and written text both imposes limits on, and creates opportunities for, self-expression. On the one hand, mendicant narrators could not stray too far from conventional presentations of disability if they wanted to sell their tales. On the other hand, the very act of direct exchange between the disabled...
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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (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 (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 (2019) 91 (4): 811–839.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Alberto Varon Abstract This essay examines the figure of the vanishing male in a trio of novels—Cristina Rivera Garza’s La muerte me da , Luis Alberto Urrea’s Into the Beautiful North , and James Cañon’s Tales from the Town of Widows —whose circa-2007 publication speaks to the fifteen-year legacy...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (3): 457–484.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Kyla Schuller Abstract This article explores the enabling intimacy between sentimentalism and biopolitics by turning to a less-than-obvious and yet characteristic example of the sentimental mode: the ubiquitous orphan tale of the mid- to late nineteenth century. It argues that individual orphan...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (1): 133–158.
Published: 01 March 2022
... , this authentic-deconstructionist method is applied to the story of an Indigenous man trying to protect his tribe from white settlers during the American Revolution. However, the game is critically weakened by the historiographic problem of emplotting this tragic tale in the heroic epic of the nation’s founding...
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American Literature (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 (2022) 94 (4): 677–703.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Anna Ioanes Abstract The emerging genre of autotheory has been tied to a longer lineage of feminist and queer writing. Valerie Solanas’s SCUM Manifesto (1967) forms an important context for contemporary autotheoretical practices not only as an influence but also as a cautionary tale. Published...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 119–149.
Published: 01 March 2012
... the “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 (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 (2000) 72 (3): 595–624.
Published: 01 September 2000
...). The 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 (2018) 90 (3): 523–551.
Published: 01 September 2018
... essay on Hawthorne from 1847, where Poe ( 1984b , 581) spoke of a “bond of sympathy” between reader and author that paralleled the rapport between somnambulist medium and mesmerist. 23 The review lacks an author’s name, but that also applies to a positive review of Poe’s Tales that Fuller had...