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American Literature (1 December 2008) 80 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2008
...: Nineteenth-Century Sea Narratives and American Identity . By Robin Miskolcze. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press. 2008. xxii, 220 pp. $45.00. “Whole Oceans Away”: Melville and the Pacific . Ed. Jill Barnum, Wyn Kelley, and Christopher Sten. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2007. xxi, 350 pp. $65.00...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 183–185.
Published: 01 March 2003
... / sheet 187 of 252 The Whole Family: A Novel by Twelve Authors. By William Dean Howells et al. Dur- ham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2001. li, 341 pp. Paper, $18.95. In early 1906, William Dean Howells approached...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 305–331.
Published: 01 June 2009
... overwhelming desire to amputate one of more of their perfectly healthy limbs. Among the things that make the condition particularly mysterious is the challenge it offers to our standard conception of what constitutes a “whole” body. Two of O'Connor's most celebrated stories, “The Life You Save May Be Your Own...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 67–91.
Published: 01 March 2016
... college education as such. Campus novels like Owen Johnson's Stover at Yale (1912) are committed to the belief that the corruption of sports by business interests emblemizes the corruption of the university as a whole, while the ideal of sports uncorrupted by business represents the ideal of the...
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American Literature (1 June 2008) 80 (2): 323–352.
Published: 01 June 2008
... complicates notions of transparent relationships among the parts and wholes of periodicals and national collectives. The complex serial publication of Blake performs the logic of what Martin Delany called elsewhere the “nation within the nation.” The conversation among various texts within texts—what I call a...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 747–773.
Published: 01 December 2011
... as a whole functions as an allegorical critique of precisely the oriental despotism decried as the corrupt source of stagnant expenditure of which the white elephant serves as a prominent symbol. Finally, he examines the relationship between Siam and America in George Bacon's Siam, the Land of the...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 263–293.
Published: 01 June 2019
... from other natural materials, and it has historically raised new questions, prospects, and possibilities about the natural world as a whole. Yet the many prospects coral raised across centuries and cultures, I argue, share a central feature that enthralled antebellum Americans: coral provoked the...
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American Literature (1 March 2008) 80 (1): 141–166.
Published: 01 March 2008
... complicated to house individual and whole identities. Through such representations of sexuality, ethnicity, and race, Islas presents hybridity as both a (sometimes violently) lived experience and a conscious literary aesthetic. The essay ends by discussing how Islas places his readers in a psychic space where...
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American Literature (1 June 2011) 83 (2): 331–354.
Published: 01 June 2011
... cosmopolitan conviviality in The Left Hand of Darkness (1969). The essay concludes by suggesting that science fiction's celebrations and condemnations of imperial discourse and practice enable the genre as a whole to transcend its own oft-complicit engagements with empire and to generate an imaginative space...
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Published: 01 June 2018
Figure 1 Rogue absorbs the powers and abilities of her teammates and becomes an amalgam representing the X-Men as a whole. From Claremont and Romita (1985), Uncanny X-Men #194 Figure 1 Rogue absorbs the powers and abilities of her teammates and becomes an amalgam representing the X-Men as a More
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 855–858.
Published: 01 December 2016
... toward the commons of politics has inspired critics to grapple anew with the central metonymic problem of politics: the relation between the part and the whole, which determines how we understand “the people.” Matthew Garrett’s Episodic Poetics takes the vexed relationship between part and whole...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 181–183.
Published: 01 March 2003
...- ence in women’s novels, female physicians, and, finally, the relation of sci- ence to spiritualism and other religious developments in the late nineteenth century. The text as a whole is unified by Baym’s unaffected and straight...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 890–892.
Published: 01 December 2003
... of wholeness where fragmentation once presided. Beardslee sweeps through the field of folklore, from women’s cultural tradition in Whitney Otto’s How to Make an American Quilt to legends and storytelling in Zitkala Ša’s Ameri...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 424–425.
Published: 01 June 2001
... a more comprehensive, mythically organized, whole. Jones is successful in demonstrating that Kerouac’s writing is organized by his aim to produce a Joycean or Faulknerian story that exceeds the covers of any one book. This...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 425–426.
Published: 01 June 2001
... understood as parts adding up synergistically to a more comprehensive, mythically organized, whole. Jones is successful in demonstrating that Kerouac’s writing is organized by his aim to produce a Joycean or...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 892–895.
Published: 01 December 2003
... rituals and stories from the past) find a sense of wholeness where fragmentation once presided. Beardslee sweeps through the field of folklore, from women’s cultural tradition in Whitney Otto’s How to Make an...
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American Literature (1 September 2003) 75 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2003
... wholeness as hallmarks rather than diversions of human purpose, Alan Hodder and Ross Labrie move against the grain of contemporary literary scholarship qua cultural studies. As a result, these two books are refreshingly...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 245–246.
Published: 01 March 2003
... whole lives, and yet very little recent critical attention has been paid to his mature work. Original critical essays on Mailer’s writings and cul- tural significance since the publication of The Executioner’s Song are requested...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 450–454.
Published: 01 June 2003
... the short-story cycle as a genre in which individual chapters can be read and even published as stand-alone stories that take on additional layers of mean- ing, however, when read within the context of the whole volume. While this...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 863–866.
Published: 01 December 2018
... edition of Wharton’s House of Mirth . In the book as a whole, Sonstegard is interested in analyzing visual paratexts during the era of realism rather than creating a “theory of illustration” (23). Yet this specificity sometimes results in missed opportunities to analyze in detail the entwinement of...