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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 861–863.
Published: 01 December 2009
...John Lowe © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 William Faulkner, William James, and the American Pragmatic Tradition . By David H. Evans. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2008. ix, 289 pp. $40.00. Faulkner and Welty and the Southern Literary Tradition . By Noel Polk. Jackson: Univ...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 March 2019
... politics of multiple temporalities. I discuss several books from the period before focusing on Charles W. Chesnutt’s 1901 novel The Marrow of Tradition , in which white supremacists weaponize nonlinear temporalities while punctual black characters express faith in linear progressive historical time. This...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 882–883.
Published: 01 December 2000
... sentence that ‘‘the basic prem- ise of this study is not altogether original Indeed, Robert Penn Warren’s debt to the romantic tradition has been a recurring insight since Leonard Casper’s The Dark and Bloody...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 889–890.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Claiming a Tradition: Italian American Women Writers. By Mary Jo Bona. Carbon- dale: Southern Illinois Univ. Press. 1999. xii, 253 pp. $39.95. Mary Jo Bona’s Claiming a Tradition, which focuses on fifteen novels written...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 421–422.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Melissa Solomon By John P. Anders. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 1999. xiv, 187 pp.$40.00. 2001 Book Reviews 421 the political agenda lurking in the call for a ‘‘New Traditionalism by which Thompson and Link claim simply to mean...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 435–436.
Published: 01 June 2001
... certain artists have tried to subvert circumscribed notions of home sweet home. Barbara Ryan, University of Missouri-Kansas City Detective Agency: Women Rewriting the Hard-Boiled Tradition. By Priscilla L...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 839–841.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Tyler Nickl Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820–1909 . By Schuyler David . Ithaca, NY : Cornell Univ. Press . 2012 . xii , 206 pp. $29.95 . Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition . By Sachs Aaron . New Haven : Yale...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 841–844.
Published: 01 December 2014
... . Reconstructing Individualism: A Pragmatic Tradition from Emerson to Ellison . By Albrecht James M. . New York : Fordham Univ. Press . 2012 . xii , 376 pp. $60.00 . © 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Book Reviews  841 argues, “enact, rather than merely represent, the immediate, embodied expe...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 666–667.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... of California Press. 2000. xiii, 255 pp. $39.95. When notoriety strikes, particularly when accompanied by suffering, other- wise unknown Americans, acting on time-honored tradition, rush their stories into print before the opportunity for fame has passed. Monica Lewinsky’s first lawyer predicted...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2002
... surveys biblical traditions, emphasizing ‘‘Hebraic resignation and Christian resurrection’’ (100), and discusses excessive grief (also a subject of chapter 4) as a rejection of God’s judgment and wisdom, a denial of the ‘‘re- demptive use’’ of grief in the sin-repentance sequence (90). Chapter 4 notes...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 439–441.
Published: 01 June 2002
... specifying and making material the traditional literary topics of influence and intertextuality. Rebecca Ann Bach’s Colonial Transformations proposes an important re- organization of knowledge, claiming not just transatlantic influence but an essential identity between Renaissance English and colonial...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 640–642.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Susan Belasco Duke University Press 2006 Worrying the Line: Black Women Writers, Lineage, and Literary Tradition . By Cheryl A. Wall. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2005. xii, 309 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $19.95. Black Subjects: Identity Formation in the Contemporary Narrative of...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 427–430.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Allen Hibbard © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Atlantic Republic: The American Tradition in English Literature . By Paul Giles. Oxford, Eng.: Oxford Univ. Press. 2006. xii, 419 pp. $115.00. Critical Americans: Victorian Intellectuals and Transatlantic Liberal Reform . By Leslie Butler...
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American Literature (1 March 2012) 84 (1): 61–87.
Published: 01 March 2012
...John Mac Kilgore Engaging in a long-standing debate about how to understand post-Reconstruction era “spectacle lynching,” Kilgore's essay revisits Charles Chesnutt's 1901 novel The Marrow of Tradition in light of current theories of racial violence read through the logics of corporate capitalism...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 890–892.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Mixed Race Literature. Ed. Jonathan Brennan. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2002. xiii, 234 pp. Paper, $21.95. Literary Legacies, Folklore Foundations: Selfhood and Cultural Tradition in Nine...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 191–194.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Harriet Jacobs’s narrative as an urtext that introduces key themes of the liberatory tradition, such as the relationship between individu- alism and communalism, the threat of violation to a vulnerable black female body, and the ways in which the sexuality of the heroine can serve as an impetus for...
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American Literature (1 September 2005) 77 (3): 642–644.
Published: 01 September 2005
... decisions of the early twentieth century, and from Chief Jus- tice Roger Taney’s Dred Scott decision to Charles Chesnutt’s The Marrow of Tradition. Best’s primary subject is the rhetoric that gave form to commodified per- sonhood, defining property as a kind of fugitive possession. The moral and...
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 677–705.
Published: 01 December 2008
... place either in the atomizing political geography of Indian policy or the hybridized critical imaginary of the “middle ground.” © 2008 by Duke University Press 2008 Mark Documenting Tradition: Rifkin Territoriality and Textuality in Black Hawk’s Narrative...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 630–632.
Published: 01 September 2009
...James R. Giles © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Don't Deny My Name: Words and Music and the Black Intellectual Tradition . By Lorenzo Thomas. Ed. Aldon Lynn Nielsen. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press. 2008. 224 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $22.95. Black Heart: The Moral Life of Recent African...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 640–642.
Published: 01 September 2000
... implication of Emersonian individualism in the liberal tradition’s conformist strain in The Emerson Effect (1995), and Robert Richardson has reassessed Emerson’s engagement with the abolitionist movement after 1850 in Emer...