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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 202–204.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Krista Comer © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Imagining the African American West . By Blake Allmendinger. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2005. xxix, 161 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $19.95. Wrangling Women: Humor and Gender in the American West . By Kristin M. McAndrews...
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American Literature (1 September 2004) 76 (3): 617–619.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Africa to Owen Wister’s West to Theodore Roosevelt’s Caribbean. Not without repetitious comments on sport, clubland, dinner parties, and military maneuvers, War Games enriches as an appreciative essay. Amy Kaplan’s The Anarchy of Empire, while similar to Seelye’s book, asks how ‘‘dominant...
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American Literature (1 December 2001) 73 (4): 870–871.
Published: 01 December 2001
... scholars resist ‘‘automatically accept- 870 American Literature ing religious attributes or effects as necessarily expressive of a conservative interior sentiment’’ (xix). Lynn Wardley, Stanford University Bret Harte: Opening the American Literary West. By Gary Scharnhorst. Norman: Univ.of...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 429–430.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Blake Allmendinger By Noreen Groover Lape. Athens: Ohio Univ. Press. 2000. x, 224 pp. Cloth,$59.95; paper, $24.95. 2001 Book Reviews 429 West of the Border: The...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 430–431.
Published: 01 June 2001
...John Hellmann By Suzanne Clark. Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univ. Press. 2000. xi, 251 pp. $34.95. 2001 430 American Literature group. However, since Lape addresses the West as a region and privileges...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 655–656.
Published: 01 September 2001
... reassessment of these issues without descending into jargon or repetition. Susan Kurjiaka, Florida Atlantic University Transcendental Wordplay: America’s Romantic Punsters and the Search for the Lan- guage of Nature. By Michael West. Athens: Ohio Univ. Press. 2000. xxiv, 518 pp. $59.95. Michael West...
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American Literature (1 March 2002) 74 (1): 179–181.
Published: 01 March 2002
... work, Nickerson’s study deserves attention from those interested in narrative and genre studies, in women’s literature, and in American studies, as well as the many literary critics fascinated by the machinations of the detective novel. Kathryn West, Bellarmine University 150 American Literature...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 517–538.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Celena E. Kusch Duke University Press 2002 Celena E. How the West Was One: Kusch American Modernism’s Song of Itself Still [Aziz] couldn’t quite fit in Afghans at Mau, and, find- ing he was in a corner, made his horse rear again until he...
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 194–197.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2013 . x , 275 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $25.00 . Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations . By Goeman Mishuana . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2013 . 245 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $25.00 . Winning the West with...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 825–827.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Cristobal Silva Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses in the Literature of Early America . By Chiles Katy L. . New York : Oxford Univ. Press . 2014 . xi , 315 pp. Cloth, $65.00 ; e-book available. Fatal Revolutions: Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes...
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American Literature (1 September 2007) 79 (3): 623–625.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Michelle A. Stephens Duke University Press 2007 Creole America: The West Indies and the Formation of Literature and Culture in the New Republic . By Sean X. Goudie. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press. 2006. 275 pp. $55.00. Reworlding America: Myth, History, and...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 643–644.
Published: 01 September 2000
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 202–203.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Unsettling the Literary West: Authenticity and Authorship. By Nathaniel Lewis. Lin- coln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2003. x, 297 pp. $49.95. In the Work of Their Hands Is Their Prayer: Cultural Narrative and Redemption on the American Frontiers, 1830–1930. By Joel Daehnke. Athens: Ohio Univ. Press. 2003...
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American Literature (1 March 2007) 79 (1): 208–210.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Dan Moos Duke University Press 2007 Exploding the Empire: Myths of Empire on the Postmodern Frontier . By Sara L. Spurgeon. Texas A & M Univ. Press. 2005. 189 pp. Cloth, $40.00; paper, $17.95. Spaces of the Mind: Narrative and Community in the American West . By Elaine A...
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American Literature (1 December 2009) 81 (4): 876–877.
Published: 01 December 2009
...James Applewhite © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 The West Side of Any Mountain: Place, Space, and Ecopoetry . By J. Scott Bryson. Iowa City: Univ. of Iowa Press. 2005. 156 pp. $28.00. Book Reviews The Captive’s Position: Female Narrative, Male Identity, and Royal...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 223–225.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Kenneth M. Roemer © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Future West: Utopia and Apocalypse in Frontier Science Fiction . By William H. Katerberg. Lawrence: Univ. Press of Kansas. 2008. ix, 281 pp. $45.00. Scare Tactics: Supernatural Fiction by American Women . By Jeffrey...
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American Literature (1 December 2007) 79 (4): 838–840.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Koritha Mitchell Duke University Press 2007 Lynching in the West, 1850-1935 . By Ken Gonzales-Day. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2006. xii, 299 pp. Cloth, $79.95; paper, $22.95. A Spectacular Secret: Lynching in American Life and Literature . By Jacqueline Goldsby. Chicago...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 442–444.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Amy T. Hamilton Women Writers of the American West, 1833–1927 . By Baym Nina . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press . 2011 . 371 pp. $40.00 . Lost Homelands: Ruin and Reconstruction in the Twentieth Century Southwest . By Goodman Audrey . Tucson : Univ. of Arizona Press...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 661–663.
Published: 01 September 2003
...: Race, Class, and Gender in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset, Zora Neale Hurston, and Dorothy West. By Sharon L. Jones. West- port, Conn.: Praeger. 2002. ix, 159 pp. $62.95. The study of all literatures depends on...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 541–568.
Published: 01 September 2016
... not in critical theory, but in literature. Focusing in particular on the spasmodic howls and jarring barks of laughter that populate Nathanael West’s final novel, The Day of the Locust (1939), I examine laughter not as an emotional response to humor, but as a form of affect capable of convulsing being...