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Book Review: Hildegard Hoeller, Edith Wharton’s Dialogue with Realism and Sentimental Fiction
(Edith Wharton Review, 2002)
Here Donna Campbell reviews: Hoeller, Hildegard. Edith Wharton's Dialogue with Realism and Sentimental Fiction. University Press of Florida, 2000. 208 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. ISBN 0-8130-1776-1.
Realism and Regionalism
To see realism and regionalism as the powerful forces they were for their nineteenth-century audiences, then, we need to set aside Mencken's prejudices and look at them from the dual perspective of literary documents of ...
Reflections on Stephen Crane
(Stephen Crane Studies, 2006)
Like a lot of people, I was first introduced to Crane in a high school English class, but since the book was The Red Badge of Courage, and hence about war, I paid little attention. I did not care about war or about Henry ...
Male Call: Becoming Jack London
(Modern Fiction Studies, 1996)
Presented here is a review by Donna Campbell analyzing the book: Jonathan Auerbach. Male Call: Becoming Jack London. Durham: Duke UP, 1996. x + 289 pp.
Walden in the Suburbs: Thoreau, Rock Hudson, and Natural Style in Douglas Sirk’s All that Heaven Allows
(Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008)
In The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath's autobiographical novel of the 1950s, her heroine Esther Greenwood announces at one point "I hate Technicolor" (41) because of its "lurid costumes" and the way in which characters tend "to ...
"One Spot of Color": Frank Norris's Apprenticeship Writings
(Frank Norris Studies, 1998)
This article describes Frank Norris' use of "local color" techniques as he moved ahead in his career as writer of American naturalism. It also explores Norris' relationship to race and the traditional "subjects" of local ...
More than a Family Resemblance? Agnes Crane's A Victorious Defeat� and Stephen Crane's The Third Violet
(Stephen Crane Studies, 2007)
Like his younger contemporary Jack London, who famously claimed to have had "no mentor but myself," Stephen Crane acknowledged few influences on his writing. Established authors such as W. D. Howells and contemporaries ...
Book Review: Augusta Rohrbach, "Truth Stranger than Fiction": Race, Realism, and the U.S. Literary Marketplace
(Edith Wharton Review, 2003)
Here Donna Campbell reviews the book: Augusta Rohrbach. "Truth Stranger than Fiction": Race, Realism, and the U.S. Literary Marketplace. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
Book review: Bret Harte: Prince and Pauper
(Resources for American Literary Study, 2005)
Here Donna Campbell provides a review of Bret Harte: Prince and Pauper, a biography by Axel Nissen that considers the significance of Bret Harte, American short story writer (1836-1902).
Edith Wharton and the "Authoresses": The Critique of Local Color in Wharton's Early Fiction
(Studies in American Fiction, 1994)
Edith Wharton's impatience with what she called the "rose and lavender pages" of the New England local color "authoresses" reverberates throughout her autobiography and informs such novels as Ethan Frome and Summer. In A ...