Now showing items 11-20 of 20
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.
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.
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).
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...