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Volume 37

Resources for
American Literary
Study


Edited by
Jackson R. Bryer (jbryer@umd.edu) and
Richard Kopley (rxk3@psu.edu)
Associate Editor: Gib Prettyman
Book Review Editor: MaryEllen Higgins (mxh68@psu.edu)

ISSN 0048-7384
Set ISBN-10: 0-404-64625-5
Set ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64625-7


Founded in 1971, Resources for American Literary Study soon became a favored venue for archival scholarship and bibliographical analysis in American literature. Recent issues have featured unpublished letters from F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Tennessee Williams, Bret Harte, Edith Wharton, Alice James, Willa Cather, and Nathanael West; analyses of manuscripts by Thoreau, Hemingway, Eugene O’Neill; checklists of letters by John Cheever; a “Prospects” section with expert recommendations for the future study of authors ranging from Poe to Malamud. Book reviews are also prominent feature in every volume. RALS became a clothbound annual with volume 28 and is published by AMS Press. Everything else that has made the journal a force in literary study for the past thirty years is in place.

Click here for contents to volumes 30–35.
Click here for submission guidelines.

Available

Volume 37


December 2014
ISBN-10: 0-404-6467-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64637-0
Cloth $192.50

CONTENTS

Editors’ Note

Prospects 21
Timothy D. O’Brien, “Prospects for the Study of Robert Frost”

Articles
Wayne Franklin, “Six Early James Fenimore Cooper Letters”
David E. E. Sloane, “The Herald of Glory and Adopted Citizen’s Journal of August 13, 1834: Early Advocacy for the Abolition of Slavery in an Urban Northeast Comic Newspaper”
Mary Lamb Shelden, “‘Such a Great Light’: Letters to Louisa and Abba Alcott from the Holley School for Freed People and the Story of Winnie Beale’s Emancipation”
Matt Miller, “Getting the Joke in ‘Of Being Numerous’: George Oppen as Heir to Walt Whitman’s Public Poetics”
Robert W. Trogdon, “‘I am constructing a legend’: Ernest Hemingway in Guy Hickok’s Brooklyn Daily Eagle Articles”
Sarah C. Holmes, “A Forgotten Writer: Alice Beal Parsons and ‘Cross Purposes’”

Review-Essays
Ralph Bauer, “The Invention of Viking America;”
Phyllis Cole, “The New Emerson Canon”
Fritz Fleischmann, “Reading Margaret Fuller”
Marilee Lindemann, “Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful: At Long Last, Cather’s Letters”

Reviews
Hilary E. Wyss, English Letters and Indian Literacies: Reading, Writing, and New England Missionary Schools, 1750–1830, reviewed by Siobhan Senier; Eve LaPlante, Marmee and Louisa: The Untold Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Mother; Eve LaPlante, ed., My Heart Is Boundless: Writings of Abigail May Alcott, Louisa’s Mother,by Abigail May Alcott, reviewed by Joel Myerson; Martin Kevorkian Writing Beyond Prophecy: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville after the American Renaissance, reviewed by Robert Hughes; Robert Milder, Hawthorne’s Habitations: A Literary Life, reviewed by David Cody; J. Gerald Kennedy and Jerome McGann, eds., Poe and the Remapping of Antebellum Print Culture, reviewed by Kent P. Ljungquist; Nina Baym, Women Writers of the American West, 1833–1927, reviewed by Courtney Lawton; Ellen Gruber Garvey, Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance, reviewed by William Huntting Howell; Irene Goldman-Price, ed., My Dear Governess: The Letters of Edith Wharton to Anna Bahlmann, reviewed by Melanie Dawson; Gary Scharnhorst and Matthew Hofer, eds., Sinclair Lewis Remembered, reviewed by George Killough; Darlene Harbour Unrue, ed., Selected Letters of Katherine Anne Porter: Chronicles of a Modern Woman, reviewed by Christine Hait; Verner D. Mitchell and Cynthia Davis, Literary Sisters: Dorothy West and Her Circle, a Biography of the Harlem Renaissance, reviewed by Susan Tomlinson; Tracy Daugherty, Just One Catch: A Biography of Joseph Heller; Erica Heller, Yossarian Slept Here:When Joseph Heller Was Dad, the Apthorp Was Home, and Life Was a Catch-22, reviewed by Jerome Klinkowitz; Dana Greene, Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life; Donna Krolik Hollenberg, A Poet’s Revolution: The Life of Denise Levertov, reviewed by Anne Dewey; Laurence W. Mazzeno, Becoming John Updike: Critical Reception, 1958–2010, reviewed by James Schiff; Alan M. Wald, American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War, reviewed by David Roessel; Justin Gifford, Pimping Fictions: African American Crime Literature and the Untold Story of Black Pulp Publishing, reviewed by David Ikard; Jean W. Cash, Larry Brown: A Writer’s Life, reviewed by Christopher Rieger

Index

Available

Volume 36


August 2013
ISBN-10: 0-404-64636-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-404-64636-3
Cloth $192.50

CONTENTS

Editors’ Note

Prospects 20
Denise D. Knight, “Prospects for the Study of Charlotte Perkins Gilman”

Articles
Marianne Holohan, “British Illustrated Editions of Uncle Tom’s Cabin: Race, Working-Class Literacy, and Transatlantic Reprinting in the 1850s”
Nina Baym, “Eleven More Western Women Writers”
Gary Scharnhorst, “Owen Wister: A Primary Bibliography”
David Roessel and Steven R. Wertzberger, “‘Stepchild of the Sun’: An Unpublished Story by Susan Glaspell”
Park Bucker, “A Collation of the Three Published Versions of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town
M. Thomas Inge, “Terror in Tennessee: Oliver W. Harrington on the Race Riot in Columbia”
Olivia Carr Edenfield, “Avoiding ‘the stench of the ego’: An Interview with Andre Dubus III”

Review-Essays
David C. Cody, “Revisiting the ‘Hawthorne Problem’”
Susan Shillinglaw, “Steinbeck’s Last Words”
Richard Purcell, “Crossing the 38th Parallel”
Nancy M. Grace, “The Crisis of Beat Studies Scholarship”

Reviews
Robert Dale Parker, ed. Changing Is Not Vanishing: A Collection of American Indian Poetry to 1930, reviewed by Dean Rader; Stephen Shapiro, The Culture and Commerce of the Early American Novel: Reading the Atlantic World-System, reviewed by Adam C. Lewis; Dale Patrick Brown, Literary Cincinnati: The Missing Chapter, reviewed by James Schiff; Vincent Carretta Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage, reviewed by Karen A. Weyler; Robert S. Levine and Ivy G. Wilson, eds., The Works of James M. Whitfield: “America” and Other Writings by a Nineteenth-Century African American Poet, reviewed by Keith Leonard; Geoffrey Sanborn, Whipscars and Tattoos: “The Last of the Mohicans,” “Moby-Dick,” and the Maori, reviewed by Lance Schachterle; Barbara Hochman, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and the Reading Revolution, reviewed by Kimberly Elizabeth Armstrong; Michael Anesko, Monopolizing the Master: Henry James and the Politics of Modern Literary Scholarship, reviewed by Nina Baym; Jude Davies, ed., Theodore Dreiser: Political Writings, reviewed by Jerome Loving; Annette Debo, The American H.D., reviewed by David Roessel; Virginia Lynn Moylan, Zora Neale Hurston’s Final Decade, reviewed by Kathryn Lee Seidel; Joseph Fruscione, Faulkner and Hemingway: Biography of a Literary Rivalry, reviewed by Scott Donaldson; Bryan Crable, Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke: At the Roots of the Racial Divide, reviewed by Grant Shreve; Sandra Spanier and Robert W. Trogdon, eds., The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: 1907–1922, reviewed by Kirk Curnutt; Alex Vernon, Hemingway’s Second War: Bearing Witness to the Spanish Civil War, reviewed by Joseph Fruscione; Paul Hendrickson, Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934–1961, reviewed by Hilary Kovar Justice; Gregory D. Sumner, Unstuck in Time: A Journey Through Kurt Vonnegut’s Life and Novels, reviewed by Susan Farrell; Jerry Harp, For Us, What Music? The Life and Poetry of Donald Justice, reviewed by Chad Abushanab; Peter Conners, White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg, reviewed by William Lawlor

Index

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