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Frank Norris and American Naturalism. By Donald Pizer. London: Anthem Press, 2018. 143 pp. Cloth, $115.00. Pizer, a leading scholar in the field of American literary naturalism for over sixty years, reprints in this volume thirteen essays on Norris’ fiction originally published between 1955 and 2010, a period nearly twice as long as Norris’ life. In all, the essays demonstrate the coherence of Norris’ art and ideas and the consistency of Pizer’s critical views over the decades. (GS)


John Hay. The Complete Short Stories. Ed. with an introduction by George Monteiro. Willimantic, Conn.: Bricktop Hill Books, 2018. 238 pp. Paper, $12.95. Back in the day when authors were diplomats (e.g., Hawthorne, Howells, and Harte) and diplomats were authors, John Hay, U.S. Secretary of State under Presidents McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt, was also well-known as a dialect poet and novelist. Monteiro’s authoritative collection of Hay’s short fiction may not resuscitate his literary reputation but it will serve as a valuable edition for graduate students and scholars specializing in the period. (GS) [End Page 188]

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