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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 179–181.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Progress of Consent in America, 1776–1898. By Elizabeth D. Samet. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2004. xii, 273 pp. $55.00. The Colonizing Trick: National Culture and Imperial Citizenship in Early America.By David Kazanjian. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2003. xii, 311 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2017
... miles away. The trick succeeds in keeping them together until one day the tree into which Sandy has been transformed is cut down, made into lumber, and used to build a new kitchen, separate from the house, for the master’s wife. Julius summons the tale of “Po’ Sandy” firstly in order to dramatize...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 181–183.
Published: 01 March 2005
... interpretation in which substantives, rather than achieving definition, turn into adjectives and verbs. The hidden investments in the structural determi- nations of identity that The Colonizing Trick unlocks thus tend to be knotted once more into bundles still in need of unpacking. If a ‘‘mutually reinforced...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 203–204.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Novels of Toni Morrison and Virginia Woolf. By Lisa Williams. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood. 2000. xii, 194 pp. $59.95. In cross-cultural and transhistorical comparisons, the trick is often to justify and...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 423–425.
Published: 01 June 2019
... paleontology positioned them as harbingers of a new understanding of life’s constant metamorphosis, implying that the seemingly fixed identity of things is one of modernity’s sleight-of-hand tricks that dissipates our ability to acknowledge, in her quotation of Jane Bennett, “the presence of an indeterminate...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., Conn.: Greenwood. 2000. xii, 194 pp. $59.95. In cross-cultural and transhistorical comparisons, the trick is often to justify and elaborate the grounds for such comparisons. The Artist as Outsider in the...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 663–665.
Published: 01 September 2003
...- ter must discard Western conceptions of time and space and embrace his trick- ster spirit in order to radically ‘‘reexamine the world’’ (22). As the character discovers a new way of being in the world, so too does the reader. According...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 745–779.
Published: 01 December 2013
...” suggests a plait of hair and an intertwining of media, it can also take on a third meaning of a “deception” (Oxford English Dictionary Online [OED15 Braid does indeed perpetrate a clever trick on the player. In its final moments, through the climax and a playable epilogue, the game reveals its core...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 705–714.
Published: 01 December 2002
... all such phenomena, is at once immensely creative and profoundly rough-edged. Emergencies, notes Clayton, promote cross-disciplinary communication, but habits of thought (such as disciplines) prove recalcitrant. ‘‘The trick he contends, ‘‘is to find ways of turning effec- tive responses to ‘the...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 669–698.
Published: 01 December 2005
... narratives began to gain ascendancy over single-shot actualities. Inspired by Georges Méliès’s Le voyage dans la lune (TheTriptotheMoon, 1902), Porter would later recall that after seeing such ‘‘trick films’’ he ‘‘came to the conclusion that a picture telling a story in continuity form might draw the...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 355–377.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Africa: “This stuff will poison your mind.” Literature, he implies, can trick you into your own whitewashing. These anxieties for the young Obama produce two literatures: one that strengthens his racial credentials—“Baldwin, Ellison, Hughes, Wright, DuBois” (85) and discussions of “neocolonialism...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 119–140.
Published: 01 March 2003
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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 739–767.
Published: 01 December 2008
... describes, tricks of horsemanship and displays of equine intelli- gence, symbolically invert understood hierarchies that elevate human beings above brute animals.35 But Emerson is unresponsive to such satirical critique. The inversion of human and animal roles in this case is much like the inversion...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
... socialism and sexual deviance—who threatened to freeload, pillage the country- side, or seduce local women. Yet tramps represented freedom and adventure no less than they evoked the dangers of idleness and crime. The Tramp: His Tricks, Tallies, and Tell-Tales (1878), a pamphlet...
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American Literature (1 June 2007) 79 (2): 307–333.
Published: 01 June 2007
... “made it good in the course of a minute—led her away with a trick of three words; a trick played with a social art of which Strether . . . felt himself no master” ( A, 213). In The Ambassadors, both generations of the Newsomes manifest the extremes in representation discussed in James’s...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 681–708.
Published: 01 December 2015
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 495–520.
Published: 01 September 2000
... ship an ‘‘Italian palace’’ (48) Tseng 2000.8.30 14:28 OCV:0 508 American Literature and comparing the sea to a ‘‘Venetian canal’’ (49), Melville tricks both his captain and reader, for the proverbial stability of...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 721–750.
Published: 01 December 2000
... believing in Clara’s sexual profligacy because to deceive ‘‘ ‘a man of cold resolves and ex- quisitesagacitywouldbethesweetest triumph I had ever en- joyed’ ’’ (239). Even though this trick, if successful, would make...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2000
... estate.2 Not only the fortune-huntingO’Con- nor but also the trick-playing‘‘Philander the class-crossingJames, and the merchant Cumberland parrot the sentimental locutions of the seduction novel in order to advance...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 673–689.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Reesman. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2001. xxxi, 222 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $25.00. At once antagonistic and healing, devious and heroic, impure and sacred, trick- ster figures repeatedly surface as symbols of resistance and change in litera- ture. In the North American context, appearances of...