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Category Archives: American Literature

  1. The Wisdom of the Wise–Oliver Wendell Holmes’ Elsie Venner January 1, 2014

    Posted in American Literature, Romanticism.

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  2. Weir Mitchell Meets George Washington and Nearly Everyone Else January 1, 2014

    Posted in American Literature, Realism.

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  3. A Feminist Romance Novel–Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Diantha December 31, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Realism.

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  4. May the Circle Be Broken–David Eggers’ The Circle November 20, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  5. No Rest for this Thief–Weir Mitchell’s Francois November 15, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Victorian.

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  6. Do You Get It?–“The African Chief” of William Cullen Bryant November 11, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Romanticism.

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  7. Chasing Mirages in the Desert–David Eggers and A Hologram for the King November 8, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  8. The Altruist’s Dilemma–Howells’ A Traveler from Altruria October 2, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Realism.

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  9. Is Silas Lapham a Farmer?–The Rise of Silas Lapham October 2, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Realism.

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  10. Blame the Victim: Stephen Crane’s Maggie October 1, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Realism.

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  11. A Guide for Prophets: Dickinson’s “Tell all the Truth” September 12, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Victorian.

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  12. Possibilities Ignored–Emily Dickinson’s “I dwell in Possibility” September 9, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Victorian.

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  13. He Doth Protest Too Much–Hamlin Garland’s Fiction August 27, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Realism.

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  14. A Celestial Time in the City of Destruction: Hugh Nissenson’s The Pilgrim June 20, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  15. The Dog Whisperer: Jack London’s The Call of the Wild June 17, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Naturalism.

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  16. Technicolor’s False Promise: L. Frank Baum and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz June 3, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Realism.

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  17. O. Henry’s Sadder Sibling: The Short Stories of Bret Harte May 24, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Realism.

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  18. Norris in the City of Destruction: The Octopus May 20, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Naturalism.

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  19. A Blue Devil Cigar?–Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics May 8, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  20. No Honor among Cheaters: Harte’s “Heathen Chinee” May 4, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Realism.

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  21. A California Christmas Story: Bret Harte’s “The Luck of Roaring Camp” May 1, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Realism.

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  22. Uncle Tom at the Well April 26, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Romanticism.

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  23. Why Did James Baldwin Hate Uncle Tom?: A Clever Critic Gets it Wrong April 23, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Romanticism.

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  24. The Righteousness of the Righteous: Frederick Douglass and Christianity April 15, 2013

    Posted in American Literature.

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  25. Toni Morrison’s A Mercy March 15, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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