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Jack London's Allegorical Landscapes: "The God of His Fathers," "The Priestly Prerogative"
(Literature and Belief, 2001)
Like that of many of his fellow naturalistic writers, Jack London's response to the question of belief throughout his life and career in both complex and paradoxical. Born to a spiritualist mother whose seances were part ...
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.
"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: Anita Clair Fellman; Little House, Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Impact on American Culture
(Tulsa Studies in Women�۪s Literature, 2009)
Here Donna Campbell reviews the book: Fellman, Anita Clair. Little House, Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Impact on American Culture. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2008.
The Next 150 Years: Wharton Goes Digital
In thinking about the digital future of Wharton studies, I want to turn backward to ltalian Backgrounds (L905), a series of travel essays, mostly previously published, that came out six months before The House of Mirth ( ...
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.
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.
W. D. Howells's Unpublished Letters to J. Harvey Greene
(Resources for American Literary Study, 2011)
The relationship between W. D. Howells (1H37-1920) and his boyhood friend .James Harvey (or Hervey) Greene (1833-90) is treated only briefly in biographies of Howells, an understandable situation given the extensive network ...
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."
"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 ...