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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: 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.
"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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.