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"Written with a Hard and Ruthless Purpose": Rose Wilder Lane, Edna Ferber, and Middlebrow Regional Fiction
(Northeastern University Press, 2003)
When Walter Benn Michaels proposed in Our America that "the great American modernist texts of the '20s must be understood as deeply committed to the nativist project of racializing the American" (13), his examination left ...
A Forgotten Daughter of Bohemia: Gertrude Christian Fosdick’s Out of Bohemia and the Artists’ Novel of the 1890s
(University of Nebraska Press, 2008)
This article provides a biographical sketch of Gertrude Christian Fosdick and analyzes her little-known novel of a female artist in the context of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady and Hawthorne's The Marble Faun.
"Have you read my 'Christ' story?": Mary Austin's The Man Jesus and London's The Star Rover
(The Call, 2012)
This article considers Christ stories written by authors Mary Austin and Jack London at the beginning of the twentieth century. That Austin, a mystic who believed she was in touch with Indian spirits, and London, an avowed ...
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).
Book review: Kate Phillips, Helen Hunt Jackson: A Literary Life
(Pacific Historical Review, 2004-08)
Here Donna Campbell reviews the book: Phillips, Kate. Helen Hunt Jackson: A Literary Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Edith Wharton's "Book of the Grotesque": Sherwood Anderson, Modernism, and the Late Stories
(Edith Wharton Review, 2010)
This article discusses Edith Wharton's "The Looking Glass" and "The Day of the Funeral."
A Literary Expatriate: Hamlin Garland, Edith Wharton, and the Politics of a Literary Reputation
(Edith Wharton Review, 2008)
This article discusses Hamlin Garland's relationship with Edith Wharton and his three published recollections of their meeting as indices of her critical standing.