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W. D. Howells's Unpublished Letters to J. Harvey Greene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 ...
"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 ...
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."
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 ...
"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 ...
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.
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 ( ...