American Literature

American Literature
Volume 75, Number 2, June 2003


Contents

Articles

    Cavitch, Max.
  • The Man That Was Used Up: Poetry, Particularity, and the Politics of Remembering George Washington
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    Subject Headings:
    • Elegiac poetry, American -- History and criticism.
    • Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- In literature.
    Evelev, John.
  • "Every One to His Trade": Mardi, Literary Form, and Professional Ideology
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    Subject Headings:
    • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Mardi.
    • Authorship -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
    • Professions -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
    Lawson, Andrew.
  • "Spending for Vast Returns": Sex, Class, and Commerce in the First Leaves of Grass
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    Subject Headings:
    • Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Leaves of grass.
    • Sex in literature.
    • Social classes in literature.
    • Commerce in literature.
    Higashida, Cheryl.
  • Aunt Sue's Children: Re-viewing the Gender(ed) Politics of Richard Wright's Radicalism
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    Subject Headings:
    • Wright, Richard, 1908-1960. Uncle Tom's children.
    • Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 -- Political and social views.
    • Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 -- Characters -- Women.

Book Reviews

    Aravamudan, Srinivas.
  • "Genius in Bondage": Literature of the Early Black Atlantic (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Carretta, Vincent, ed. "Genius in bondage": literature of the early Black Atlantic.
    • Gould, Philip, 1960-, ed.
    • African literature (English) -- Foreign countries -- History and criticism.
    Field, Jonathan Beecher.
  • American Georgics: Economy and Environment in Early American Literature, and: Working the Garden: American Writers and the Industrialization of Agriculture (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Sweet, Timothy, 1960- American georgies: economy and environment in early American literature.
    • Conlogue, William. Working the garden: American writers and the industrialization of agriculture.
    • American literature -- History and criticism.
    • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
    Hairston, Eric Ashley.
  • The American Aeneas: Classical Origins of the American Self (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Shields, John C., 1944- American Aeneas: classical origins of the American self.
    • American literature -- Roman influences.
    Nelson, Robert K.
  • The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race, and: Truth Stranger than Fiction: Race, Realism and the U.S. Literary Marketplace (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Stauffer, John. Black hearts of men: radical abolitionists and the transformation of race.
    • Rohrback, Augusta, 1961- Truth stranger than fiction: race, realism and the U.S. literary marketplace.
    • Abolitionists -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
    • American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
    Foote, Stephanie.
  • Getting at the Author: Reimagining Books and Reading in the Age of American Realism (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hochman, Barbara. Getting at the author: reimagining books and reading in the age of American realism.
    • American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
    Barton, Edwin J.
  • Irresistible Dictation: Gertrude Stein and the Correlations of Writing and Science, and: Modernist Fiction, Cosmopolitanism, and the Politics of Community (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Meyer, Steven, 1959- Irresistible dictation: Gertrude Stein and the correlations of writing and science.
    • Berman, Jessica Schiff, 1961- Modernist fiction, cosmopolitanism, and the politics of community.
    • Stein, Gertrude, 1874-1946 -- Knowledge -- Science.
    • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
    Blair, Stanley S.
  • Modernist Sexualities, and: Harold Monro: Poet of the New Age (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Stevens, Hugh, ed. Modernist sexualities.
    • Howlett, Caroline, ed.
    • Hibberd, Dominic. Harold Monro: poet of the new age.
    • Modernism (Literature)
    • Monro, Harold, 1879-1932.
    Golding, Alan C., 1952-
  • Revolutionary Memory: Recovering the Poetry of the American Left, and: Women Poets on the Left: Lola Ridge, Genevieve Taggard, Margaret Walker (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Nelson, Cary. Revolutionary memory: recovering the poetry of the American left.
    • Berke, Nancy, 1956- Women poets on the left: Lola Ridge, Genevieve Taggard, Margaret Walker.
    • American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
    • Political poetry, American -- History and criticism.
    Wilson, Mary Ann.
  • American Women Writers and the Nazis: Ethics and Politics in Boyle, Porter, Stafford, and Hellman (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Austenfeld, Thomas Carl, 1960- American women writers and the Nazis: ethics and politics in Boyle, Porter, Stafford, and Hellman.
    • American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
    Holland, Sharon Patricia.
  • Autobiography as Activism: Three Black Women of the Sixties (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Perkins, Margo V. Autobiography as activism: three Black women of the Sixties.
    • American prose literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
    Feerst, Alex.
  • Tactical Readings: Feminist Postmodernism in the Novels of Kathy Acker and Angela Carter, and: Sublime Desire: History and Post-1960s Fiction, and: Narrative Innovation and Cultural Rewriting in the Cold War Era and After (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Pitchford, Nicola. Tactical readings: feminist postmodernism in the novels of Kathy Acker and Angela Carter.
    • Elias, Amy J., 1961- Sublime desire: history and post-1960s fiction.
    • Cornis-Pope, Marcel. Narrative innovation and cultural rewriting in the Cold War era and after.
    • Acker, Kathy, 1948- -- Criticism and interpretation.
    • Historical fiction -- History and criticism.
    Elliott, Michael A.
  • The Contemporary American Short-Story Cycle: The Ethnic Resonance of Genre, and: Stages of Life: Transcultural Performance and Identity in U.S. Latina Theater, and: Legacy of Rage: Jewish Masculinity, Violence, and Culture, and: Other Words: American Indian Literature, Law, Culture (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Nagel, James. Contemporary American short-story cycle: the ethnic resonance of genre.
    • Sandoval-Sánchez, Alberto. Stages of life: transcultural performance and identity in U.S. Latina theater.
    • Rosenberg, Warren. Legacy of rage: Jewish masculinity, violence, and culture.
    • Weaver, Jace, 1957- Other words: American Indian literature, law, culture.
    • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
    • Hispanic American theater.
    Elmer, Jonathan, 1961-
  • Edgar Allan Poe, Wallace Stevens, and the Poetics of American Privacy, and: Word, Birth, and Culture: The Poetry of Poe, Whitman, and Dickinson (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Renza, Louis A., 1940- Edgar Allan Poe, Wallace Stevens, and the poetics of American privacy.
    • Wardrop, Daneen, 1952- Word, birth, and culture: the poetry of Poe, Whitman, and Dickinson.
    • Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849 -- Poetic works.
    • American poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
    Klein, Christina, 1963-
  • Global Hollywood, and: The Language of New Media (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Miller, Toby. Global Hollywood.
    • Manovich, Lev. Language of new media.
    • Motion picture industry -- California -- Los Angeles.
    • Mass media -- Technological innovations.
    Rotella, Carlo, 1964-
  • The Godfather and American Culture: How the Corleones Became "Our Gang", and: Class, Language, and American Film Comedy (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Messenger, Christian K., 1943- Godfather and American culture: how the Corleones became "Our Gang".
    • Beach, Christopher. Class, language, and American film comedy.
    • Puzo, Mario, 1920- Godfather.
    • Comedy films -- United States -- History and criticism.
    Foote, Stephanie.
  • Looking like What You Are: Sexual Style, Race, and Lesbian Identity, and: Foundlings: Lesbian and Gay Historical Emotion before Stonewall (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Walker, Lisa, 1965- Looking like what you are: sexual style, race, and lesbian identity.
    • Nealon, Christopher S. (Christopher Shaun), 1967- Foundlings: lesbian and gay historical emotion before Stonewall.
    • Lesbians -- Identity.
    • Gays -- United States.
    Jackson, Lawrence Patrick.
  • Jazz Country: Ralph Ellison in America, and: Spiritual, Blues, and Jazz People in African American Fiction: Living in Paradox (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Porter, Horace A., 1950- Jazz country: Ralph Ellison in America.
    • Jimoh, A. Yemisi, 1957- Spiritual, blues, and jazz people in African American fiction: living in paradox.
    • Jazz in literature.
    • American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
    Moody, Joycelyn, 1957-
  • Saints, Sinners, Saviors: Strong Black Women in African American Literature, and: "The Regulations of Robbers": Legal Fictions of Slavery and Resistance (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Harris-Lopez, Trudier. Saints, sinners, saviors: strong black women in African American literature.
    • Accomando, Christina. "Regulations of robbers": legal fictions of slavery and resistance.
    • American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
    • American prose literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
    Klimasmith, Elizabeth, 1969-
  • The Best and Worst Country in the World: Perspectives on the Early Virginia Landscape, and: Nature's State: Imagining Alaska as the Last Frontier, and: Landscape with Figures: Nature and Culture in New England, and: American Geographics: U.S. National Narratives and the Representation of the Non-European World, 1830-1865 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Adams, Stephen, 1948- Best and worst country in the world: perspectives on the early Virginia landscape.
    • Kollin, Susan. Nature's state: imagining Alaska as the last frontier.
    • Ryden, Kent C., 1959- Landscape with figures: nature and culture in New England.
    • Harvey, Bruce A. American geographics: U.S. national narratives and the representation of the non-European world, 1830-1865.
    • Virginia -- Historical geography.
    • American literature -- Alaska -- History and criticism.
    Barnett, Pamela E.
  • Dust Bowl, USA: Depression America and the Ecological Imagination, 1929-1941, and: Refiguring the Map of Sorrow: Nature Writing and Autobiography (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Lookingbill, Brad D., 1969- Dust Bowl, USA: Depression America and the ecological imagination, 1929-1941.
    • Allister, Mark Christopher. Refiguring the map of sorrow: nature writing and autobiography.
    • Dust storms -- Great Plains -- History -- 20th century.
    • American prose literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.



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