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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 401–404.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Philip Beidler Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain’s Asia and Comparative Racialization . By Hsu Hsuan L. . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2015 . xii, 244 pp. Cloth , $79.00 ; paper, $24.00 ; e-book available. Mark Twain in China . By Lai-Henderson Selina . Stanford, CA : Stanford...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 117–152.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Henry B. Wonham Duke University Press 2000 Henry B. ‘‘I Want a Real CoonMark Twain and Wonham Late-Nineteenth-Century Ethnic Caricature 5995 AL 72:1 / sheet 121 of 246 In one of Mark Twain’s more fanciful...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 419.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Paul Baender By Everett Emerson. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2000. xiii,386 pp. $34.95. 2001 Book Reviews 419 Mark Twain, A Literary Life. By Everett Emerson. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsyl- vania Press. 2000. xiii...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 637–639.
Published: 01 September 2001
... American print culture.) As such, PoeandthePrintedWordmay be a useful text for book historians and theoreticians, but it will likely frustrate more than fulfill the needs of both the general Poe reader and the Poe scholar. Eric Henderson, Simon Fraser University American Palestine: Melville, Twain...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 889–891.
Published: 01 December 2004
... Mississippi Rehabilitating Bodies: Health, History, and the American Civil War. By Lisa A. Long. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2003. 344 pp. $49.95. Mark Twain and Medicine: ‘‘Any Mummery Will Cure By K. Patrick Ober. Colum- bia: Univ. of Missouri Press. 2003. xix, 362 pp. $47.50...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 193.
Published: 01 March 2008
... 2008 General River of Dreams: Imagining the Mississippi before Mark Twain . By Thomas Ruys Smith. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Univ. Press. 2007. x, 232 pp. $38.00. Brief Mention Editions Franklin Evans, or the Inebriate: A Tale of the Times. By Walt Whitman. Ed. Christopher Castiglia...
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American Literature (1 March 2000) 72 (1): 196–197.
Published: 01 March 2000
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 186–187.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Their Eyes Were Watching God, and in the forms of ethnic, racial, and national hybridity engaged by Maxine Hong Kingston and Kate Simon. Richard S. Lowry, College of William and Mary Dangerous Intimacy: The Untold Story of Mark Twain’s Final Years. By Karen Lystra. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 427–428.
Published: 01 June 2000
..., we can fully encounter the poet of Leaves of Grass only within its pages. James Applewhite, Duke University Achilles and the Tortoise:Mark Twain’s Fictions . By Clark Griffith. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 669–695.
Published: 01 December 2017
... procedure. Two political journalists and early practitioners of this genre, Mark Twain and Henry Adams, deliberately turned to the novel to advance a nonpartisan perspective that existed in neither the press nor the politics of the period. I argue that Twain’s The Gilded Age , which famously named the era...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 29–55.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Cynthia Wu This essay uses both ethnic studies and disability studies to read two late-nineteenth-century American texts that refer to Chang and Eng Bunker, conjoined twin entertainers from the country then known as Siam who were popularly called the Siamese Twins. Mark Twain's sketch “Personal...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 687–717.
Published: 01 December 2009
... mobility of African Americans, Native Americans, and Chinese immigrants. Post-Reconstruction practices such as convict lease and the enforcement of vagrancy laws help account for Huck and Jim's divergent experiences of mobility and captivity as they travel downriver in Twain's novel. Racially...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2018
... necessary to Tom’s development, always leaps beyond and in the way of efforts to produce a free, individual subject. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 slavery play Mark Twain minor bodies fugitivity escape Despite the fact that in 1894 Mark Twain would describe the cat as the only “of all...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 217–219.
Published: 01 March 2004
...@umd.edu). Additional information on the con- ference may be found on the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Web site: httpwww.whalingmuseum.org. Call for Papers: Fifth International Conference on the State of Mark Twain Studies The Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies has announced a call for...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 431–440.
Published: 01 June 2008
... comprehensive study is supplemented with nine color visual imaginings of Tubman that range from paintings to comics, the covers of chil- dren’s books, and even U.S. postage stamps. Mark Twain and Metaphor. By John Bird. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press. 2007. xii, 250 pp. $39.95. Bird examines...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 521–552.
Published: 01 September 2000
... What a help is our Philippine war at present in teaching [American children] geography!—William James, Talks to Teachers on Psychology (1899) What other writer [than Mark Twain...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 891–894.
Published: 01 December 2004
... medicine was ran- dom, unscientific, and caustic. Heroic medicine—whose typical treatments included emetics, bleeding, and blistering—held that serious illnesses de- manded extreme treatment. Twain’s desperate mother taught him a suspicion of mainstream medicine and a taste for experimentation with...
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American Literature (1 December 2002) 74 (4): 715–745.
Published: 01 December 2002
... literary theorizing and practice of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Mark Twain, and William Dean Howells. Holmes, a kind of protorealist novelist as well as a profes- sor of physiology, had the most full-fledged ideas about literary cre- ation as ‘‘reflex action of the brain 2 And his writing and ideas clearly...
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American Literature (1 June 2004) 76 (2): 413–421.
Published: 01 June 2004
... state of Oklahoma, Riggs eventually moved to New York, won a Guggenheim to France, and by the end of his life, had written some thirty plays and scripts for fourteen films, all produced between 1930 and 1955. Is He Dead? A Comedy in Three Acts. By Mark Twain. Ed. Shelley Fisher Fishkin. Berkeley...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 184–186.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Untold Story of Mark Twain’s Final Years. By Karen Lystra. Berkeley and Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press. 2004. xxi, 342 pp. $27.50. ‘‘I came to see the tragedy of Jean Clemens as the key to the story of Twain’s later life Karen Lystra writes in her preface. It is a key, she argues, that...