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Volume 28 (2003), ISBN 978-0-404-64628-8

Brian Hanley, “Andre Dubus: A Survey of Research and Criticism”
David Rachels, “The First Southern Story: Oliver Hillhouse Prince’s ‘Dear Fugey’”
Kent P. Ljungquist, “‘Fellowship with Other Poets’: Lowell, Longfellow, and Poe Correspond with A. M. Ide Jr.”
Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, “Fugitive Slave-Running on the Moby-Dick: Captain Austin Bearse and the Abolitionist Crusade”
Dashae E. Lott, “On the Margins and in the Margins: Margaret Fuller and the Testaments”
Jesse S. Crisler, “Frank Norris, College Man”
Barbara Cantalupo, “The Letters of Israel Zangwill to Emma Wolf: Transatlantic Mentoring in the 1890s”
Edward L. Tucker, “Five Letters from William Cullen Bryant to William Ware”
Roger Thompson, “Two Unpublished Longfellow Letters from the Agassiz/Shaw Family Autograph Book”
Marc Singer, “Two Unpublished Letters from F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald to Thornton Wilder”
Philip C. Kolin, “An Unpublished Tennessee Williams Letter to William Carlos Williams”

Steven Fink and Susan S. Williams, eds., Reciprocal Influences: Literary Production, Distribution, and Consumption in America, reviewed by James C. Keil; Thomas W. Krise, ed., Caribbeana: An Anthology of English Literature of the West Indies, 1657-1777, reviewed by Amy Winans; Emmanuel S. Nelson, ed., African American Authors, 1745-1945: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook, reviewed by John Bassett; John Conron, American Picturesque, reviewed by Kent P. Ljungquist; Karen, L. Kilcup, ed., Soft Canons: American Women Writers and Masculine Tradition, reviewed by Alice Hall Petry; Bradley P. Dean, ed., “Wild Fruits”:Thoreau’s Rediscovered Last Manuscript, reviewed by Richard J. Schneider; Ezra Greenspan, George Palmer Putnam: Representative American Publisher, Ezra Greenspan, ed., The House of Putnam, 1837-1872: A Documentary Volume, reviewed by Melissa J. Homestead; Catherine Ross Nickerson, The Web of Iniquity: Early Detective Fiction by American Women, reviewed by Betty Richardson; Maria Diedrich, Love across Color Lines: Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass; Christoph Lohmann, ed., Radical Passion: Ottilie Assing’s Reports from America and Letters to Frederick Douglass, reviewed by Paul Giles; Susan J. Rosowski, Birthing a Nation: Gender, Creativity, and the West in American Literature, reviewed by Thomas Austenfeld; Kevin J. Hayes, Melville’s Folk Roots, reviewed by Jonathan A. Cook; Philip Horne, ed., Henry James: A Life in Letters, reviewed by Rayburn S. Moore; Don B. Wilmeth and Christopher Bigsby, eds., The Cambridge History of American Theatre: Volume II, 1870-1945, reviewed by Jan Balakian; Hugh T. Keenan, The Library of Joel Chandler Harris: An Annotated Book List, reviewed by Ed Piacentino; Jay Parini, Robert Frost: A Life, reviewed by Peter Van Egmond; Omar Pound and Robert Spoo, eds., Ezra and Dorothy Pound: Letters in Captivity, 1945-1946; Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos and Leon Surette, eds., “I Cease Not to Yowl”: Ezra Pound’s Letters to Olivia Rossetti Agresti, reviewed by Hugh Witemeyer; Paul Mariani, The Broken Tower: A Life of Hart Crane, reviewed by John Burt; Pamela Bordelon, ed., Go Gator and Muddy the Water: Writings by Zora Neale Hurston from the Federal Writers’ Project, reviewed by Venetria K. Patton; Joel Shatzky and Michael Taub, eds., Contemporary Jewish-American Dramatists and Poets: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook, reviewed by Daniel Walden

Index of volumes 1–27 by Heather Moreland

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Volume 29 (2005), ISBN 978-0-404-64629-5

A Resource for “Resources”
M. Thomas Inge, “Founding a Journal: Resources for American Literary Study

Prospects 13
Sarah B. Daugherty, “Prospects for the Study of William Dean Howells”

Patrick M. Erben, “Promoting Pennsylvania: Penn, Pastorius, and the Creation of a Transnational Community”
Constance J. Post, “Making the A-List: Reformation and Revolution in Crocker’s Observations on the real rights of women
Glen MacLeod , “The James Family and the Boston Athenaeum: A Bibliography”
Gary F. Scharnhorst, “Kate Field: A Primary Bibliography”
Charles W. Mignon, “Willa Cather’s Process of Composing”
David Sanders, “Fostering the Poet: An Unpublished Robert Frost Letter”
Hilary K. Justice, “Tragic Stasis: Love, War, and the Composition of Hemingway’s ‘Big Two-Hearted River’”
Thomas Travisano, “‘Precipitation into Poetry’: The Bishop-Lowell Letters and the Boundaries of the Canon”
Craig Clinton, “Transformative Stages: Williams’s Vieux Carré in New York and London”
Corey M. Taylor, “‘Wish I were There’: Ten Letters from William S. Burroughs to Paul Bowles, 1972-79”

Review Essays
Sanford E. Marovitz, “Parker’s Melville: The Life Complete”
Noelle Brada-Williams, “Asian American Literary Studies at Maturity”
Susan J. Rosowski, “What Are We Doing in the Humanities Today? Cather as Case Study”
Stephen Gould Axelrod, “Jeffers Redux”
Thomas P. Adler, “Classics of Twentieth-Century American Theater”

Felicia Hardison Londré and Daniel J. Watermeier, The History of North American Theater: The United States, Canada, and Mexico: From Pre-Columbian Times to the Present, reviewed by William W. Demastes; Tom Quirk, Nothing Abstract: Investigations in the American Literary Imagination, reviewed by Kent P. Ljungquist; Carla Mulford and David S. Shields, eds., Finding Colonial Americas: Essays Honoring J. A. Leo Lemay, reviewed by Joanna Brooks; Sargent Bush Jr., ed., The Correspondence of John Cotton; Michael P. Winship, Making Heretics: Militant Protestantism and Free Grace in Massachusetts, 1636-1641, reviewed by Albert J. von Frank; James Fenimore Cooper, The Spy. A Tale of the Neutral Ground. The Writings of James Fenimore Cooper, historical introduction by James P. Elliott; explanatory notes by James H. Pickering; text established by James P. Elliott, Lance Schachterle, and Jeffrey Walker, reviewed by Wayne Franklin; M. Thomas lnge and Edward J. Piacentino, eds., The Humor of the Old South; David Rachels, ed., Augustus Baldwin Longstreet’s “Georgia Scenes” Completed: A Scholarly Text, reviewed by Kathryn B. McKee; Grace Farrell, Lillie Devereux Blake: Retracing a Life Erased, reviewed by Nicole Tonkovich; Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson, eds., The Later Lectures of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1843-1871. Volume 1: 1843-1854; Volume 2: 1855-1871, reviewed by Nancy Craig Simmons; S. T. Joshi, ed., The Collected Fables of Ambrose Bierce, reviewed by Donald T. Blume; Axel Nissen, Bret Harte: Prince and Pauper, reviewed by Donna M. Campbell; Paula Bernat Bennett, ed., Palace-Burner: The Selected Poetry of Sarah Piatt, reviewed by Andrew C. Higgins; Susan E. Gunter, ed., Dear Munificent Friends: Henry James’s Letters to Four Women; Susan E. Gunter and Steven H. Jobe, eds., Dearly Beloved Friends: Henry James’s Letters to Younger Men, reviewed by Michael Anesko; Jennifer S. Tuttle, ed., The Crux: A Novel by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, reviewed by Denise Knight; June Howard, Publishing the Family; William Dean Howells et al., The Whole Family: A Novel by Twelve Authors, reviewed by Gib Prettyman; Eleanor Alexander, Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadow: The Tragic Courtship and Marriage of Paul Laurence Dunbar and Alice Ruth Moore, a History of Love and Violence among the African American Elite, reviewed by Joanne Braxton; Jesse S. Crisler, Robert C. Leitz III, and Joseph R. McElrath Jr., eds., An Exemplary Citizen: Letters of Charles W Chesnutt, 1906-1932; Dean McWilliams, Charles W. Chesnutt and the Fictions of Race, reviewed by Keith Williams; Barbara Ozieblo, Susan Glaspell: A Critical Biography, reviewed by Cheryl Black; Emily Bernard, ed., Remember Me To Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten; Langston Hughes, The Political Plays of Langston Hughes, with introductions and analyses by Susan Duffy, reviewed by Donna Akiba Harper; Carla Kaplan, ed., Zora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters; Venetria K. Patton and Maureen Honey, eds., Double-Take: A Revisionist Harlem Renaissance Anthology, reviewed by Alicia Kent; George Killough, ed., Minnesota Diary 1942-46, by Sinclair Lewis, reviewed by Sally E. Parry; Anne Blythe Meriwether, ed., Blood of My Blood, by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; Rodger L. Tarr, ed., Max and Marjorie: The Correspondence between Maxwell E. Perkins and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, reviewed by Jill C. Jones; Albert J. Devlin and Nancy M. Tischler, eds., The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams: Volume 1, 1920-1945, reviewed by Ralph F. Voss; Robert J DeMott, Dave Smith: A Literary Archive, reviewed by Jerome Klinkowitz

Index to volume 28 and 29 by Heather McHale

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Volume 30 (2006), ISBN 978-0-404-64630-1

Lance Schachterle, “Prospects for the Study of James Fenimore Cooper”
Charles W. Mignon, “A Process of Discovery: A Proposal to Locate Edward Taylor’s Lost Manuscript Volumes”
Robert J. Scholnick, “‘The Man [and Woman] at the Other End of the Lever’: Douglass, Stowe, and the Perils and Promise of Living in a Global Village”
Nancy Strow Sheley, “The Language of Flowers in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Other Nineteenth-Century American Works”
Joan von Mehren, “Margaret Fuller, the Marchese Giovanni Ossoli, and the Marriage Question: Considering the Research of Dr. Roberto Colzi”
Elsa Nettels, “‘The Mysterious Picture’: A ‘Sentimental Story’ by Louisa May Alcott”
Daniel Shealy, “The Growth of Little Things: Louisa May Alcott and the Lukens Sisters’ Family Newspaper”
Carolyn L. Karcher, “‘Men Are Burned at the Stake in Our Free Country’: Albion W. Tourgee’s Antilynching Journalism”
Andrea M. Leary, “Charlotte Perkins Gilman as a Master of Audience: Newpaper Reviewers Expose a Radical Lecturer”
Susan F. Beegel, “A Guide to the Marine Life in Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea

Review Essays
Phyllis Cole, “Emerson at 200”
Nina Baym, “Hawthorne for the Twenty-first Century?”

Elizabeth Hewitt, Correspondence in American Literature, 1770–1865, reviewed by William Merrill Decker; Stephen Carl Arch, After Franklin: The Emergence of Autobiography in Post-Revolutionary America, 1780–1830, reviewed by Catherine Kaplan; D. H. Lawrence, Studies in Classic American Literature. The Works of D. H. Lawrence, ed. Ezra Greenspan, Lindeth Vasey, and John Worthen, reviewed by William E. Cain; Sterling F. Delano, Brook Farm: The Dark Side of Utopia, reviewed by Mary De Jong; Ted Genoways, ed., Walt Whitman: The Correspondence. Volume 7, reviewed by Yelizaveta P. Renfro; Daniel Mark Epstein, Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington, reviewed by Rich Lowry; Jean Fagan Yellin, Harriet Jacobs: A Life, reviewed by Barbara McCaskill; Julia Ward Howe, The Hermaphrodite, Gary Williams, ed., reviewed by Karen Sanchez-Eppler; Robert J. Bertholf, Victor Doyno, Terrence Chiusano, and Brandon Stosuy, eds., Huck Finn: The Complete Buffalo and Erie County Manuscript. Teaching and Research Digital Edition, reviewed by Rich Lowry; Mark Twain, Is He Dead? A Comedy in Three Acts: A New Play Reviewed by the Master Satirist Mark Twain, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, ed., reviewed by Michael J. Kiskis; Rita K. Gollin, Annie Adams Fields: Woman of Letters, reviewed by Naomi Z. Sofer; Judith Fetterley and Marjorie Pryse, Writing Out of Place: Regionalism, Women, and American Literary Culture, reviewed by Danielle Mitchell; Barbara Hochman, Getting at the Author: Reimagining Books and Reading in the Age of American Realism, reviewed by Charles Johanningsmeier; Yoshinobu Hakutani, ed., Theodore Dreiser’s Uncollected Magazine Articles, 1897–1902, reviewed by Jerome Loving; Henry James, Beloved Boy: Letters to Hendrik C. Andersen, 1899–1915, Rosella Mamoli Zorzi, ed., reviewed by Elsa Nettels; Julie Olin-Ammentorp, Edith Wharton’s Writings from the Great War, reviewed by Sarah Bird Wright; H.D., ‘The Gift’ reviewed by H. D.: The Complete Text, Jane Augustine, ed., reviewed by Diana Collecott; Katherine Hemple Brown, Revising Flannery O’Connor: Southern Literary Culture and the Problem of Female Authorship, reviewed by Sura P. Rath; Barry Ahearn, ed., The Correspondence of William Carlos Williams and Louis Zukofsky and Robert J. Bertholf and Albert Gelpi, eds., The Letters of Robert Duncan and Denise Levertov, reviewed by Linda Wagner-Martin; Philip C. Kolin, ed., The Tennessee Williams Encyclopedia, reviewed by Jean-Mark Sens; Suzanne Ferguson, ed., Jarrell, Bishop, Lowell & Co.: Middle-Generation Poets in Context, reviewed by Richard K. Cross; Mark Royden Winchell, “Too Good To Be True”: The Life and Work of Leslie Fiedler, reviewed by Kenneth Dauber

Index to volume 30 by Heather McHale

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Volume 31 (2007), ISBN 978-0-404-64631-8

Editors’ Note

Prospects 15
Gary Scharnhorst, Prospects for the Study of Bret Harte

Todd H. Richardson, “Emerson Iconography and the Free Religious Index
Emron Esplin, “From Poetic Genius to Master of Short Fiction: Edgar Allan Poe’s Reception and Influence in Spanish America from the Beginnings through the Boom”
Michael Anesko and N. Christine Brookes, “Monsieur de l’Aubépine: The French Face of Nathaniel Hawthorne”
Sterling F. Delano and Joel Myerson, “Letters from Brook Farm: A Comprehensive Checklist of Surviving Correspondence”
Sharon L. Dean, “Constance Fenimore Woolson’s Letters to Dr. William Wilberforce Baldwin”
Grace Farrell, “Lillie Devereux Blake and Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Collaboration”
Robert M. Dowling, “‘The Screenews of War’: A Newly Published Short Story by Eugene O’Neill”
Francis J. Bosha, “The John Cheever Journals at Harvard University’s Houghton Library”

Review Essays
Andrew Jewell, “Clotel, Typee, and the Promise of Digital Scholarship”
William Pannapacker, “The Walt Whitman Archive: The Body of Work Electric”
Karen Ruth Kornweibel, “Race and the Anxieties of Authorship: Two of Charles W. Chesnutt’s ‘White-Life’ Novels”
Roger Forseth,“You Can Go Home Again: Sinclair Lewis—Biography and Short Fiction”

Emily Sampson, With Her Own Eyes: The Story of Julia Smith, Her Life, and Her Bible, reviewed by Deshae E. Lott; Millicent Bell, ed., Hawthorne and the Real: Bicentennial Essays, reviewed by Peter West; Cecile Anne de Rocher, ed., Elizabeth Manning Hawthorne: A Life in Letters, reviewed by Nina Baym; Henrik Otterberg, Hound, Bay Horse, and Turtle Dove: Obscurity and Authority in Thoreau’s “Walden,” reviewed by Ian Marshall; Harriet Beecher Stowe, Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp, ed. Robert S. Levine, reviewed by Aaron Shackelford; David S. Reynolds, John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights, reviewed by Carolyn L. Karcher; Robert S. Levine, ed., Martin R. Delany: A Documentary Reader, reviewed by John Ernest; Donald Hoffmann, Mark Twain in Paradise: His Voyages to Bermuda, reviewed by Joseph B. McCullough.; Simon J. Bronner, ed., Lafcadio Hearn’s America: Ethnographic Sketches and Editorials, reviewed by Nathaniel Cadle; Paul Sorrentino, ed., Stephen Crane Remembered, reviewed by John Clendenning; Theodore Dreiser, A Traveler at Forty, ed. Renate von Bardeleben, reviewed by Jerome Loving; Claudia Stokes, Writers in Retrospect: The Rise of American Literary History, 1875–1910, reviewed by Joel Myerson; Jennifer Cognard-Black and Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, eds., Kindred Hands: Letters on Writing by British and American Women Authors, 1865–1935, reviewed by Roxanne Harde; Walter B. Rideout, Sherwood Anderson: A Writer in America, 2 vols., reviewed by James L. W. West III; Albert J. DeFazio III, ed., Dear Papa, Dear Hotch: The Correspondence of Ernest Hemingway and A. E. Hotchner, reviewed by Rose Marie Burwell; Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, ed., The Modern World of Neith Boyce: Autobiography and Diaries, reviewed by Judith E. Barlow; J. Donald Blount, ed., The Contemplated Spouse: The Letters of Wallace Stevens to Elsie, reviewed by Glen MacLeod; Darlene Harbour Unrue, Katherine Anne Porter: The Life of an Artist, reviewed by Christine Hait; George Hutchinson, In Search of Nella Larsen: A Biography of the Color Line, reviewed by Daryl Cumber Dance; James A. Perkins, ed., The Cass Mastern Material: The Core of Robert Penn Warren’s “All the King’s Men,” reviewed by Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr.; Stephen J. May, Michener: A Writer’s Journey, reviewed by Samuel Bellman; Albert J. Devlin and Nancy M. Tischler, eds., The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams: Volume II, 1946–1957, reviewed by Ralph F. Voss; Stephen Burt, ed., with Hannah Brooks-Motl, Randall Jarrell on W. H. Auden, reviewed by Richard Cross; Robert D. Habich, ed., Lives out of Letters: Essays on American Literary Biography and Documentation, in Honor of Robert H. Hudspeth, reviewed by Paul Sorrentino; Maureen E. Reed, A Woman’s Place: Women Writing New Mexico, reviewed by Elizabeth Archuleta

Index to volume 31 by Heather McHale

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Volume 32 (2009), ISBN 978-0-404-64632-5

Editors’ Note
Kevin J. Hayes, “Remembering Leo: A Tribute to J. A. Leo Lemay (1935–2008)”

Prospects 16
Robert DeMott with Brian Railsback, Prospects for the Study of John Steinbeck

Carol Deboer-Langworthy, “‘Not a Bourgeois Project’: Neith Boyce’s The Story of an American Family
Jessie Bray, “‘Not a pure idealist’: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edward Waldo Emerson, and the Civil War”
Michael Anesko and N. Christine Brookes, “Ancestral Footsteps: Montégut on Monte Beni”
Keith Newlin, “Unwitting Provocateur: Mary Wilkins Freeman and the American Academy of Arts and Letters”
Pamela R. Matthews, “Reimagining The Sheltered Life: Catherine Turney Adapts Ellen Glasgow”
Nicholas Moschovakis and David Roessel, “‘Jungle, or Walter Finds the Pearl’: A Previously Unpublished One-Act Play by Tennessee Williams”
Gretchen Comba, “William Maxwell: A Checklist of the Primary Sources”
Olivia Carr Edenfield, “Into the Melody: An Interview with Andre Dubus”

Review Essays
Valerie M. Smith, “American Tapestry”
Robert A. Hill, George S. Schuyler: Anti-Black No More”

Scott E. Casper et al., eds., A History of the Book in America, Volume 3: The Industrial Book, 1840–1880, reviewed by David M. Stewart; Thomas Philbrick and Marianne Philbrick, eds., Afloat and Ashore, or The Adventures of Miles Wallingford, 2 vols., by James Fenimore Cooper, reviewed by Luis A. Iglesias; Wayne Franklin, James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years, reviewed by Jeffrey Walker; Ronald A. Bosco and Joel Myerson, The Emerson Brothers: A Fraternal Biography in Letters, reviewed by Linck Johnson; Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, To Set This World Right: The Antislavery Movement in Thoreau’s Concord, reviewed by Leslie Eckel; Douglas Robillard, ed., John Marr and Other Sailors with Some Sea-Pieces, by Herman Melville, reviewed by Hester Blum; Daniel Shealy, ed., Alcott in Her Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of Her Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates, reviewed by Christine Doyle; Hermione Lee, Edith Wharton, reviewed by Carol J. Singley; Stephen W. Hines, ed., Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist: Writings from the Ozarks, reviewed by Anita Clair Fellman; Donald Pizer, ed., Theodore Dreiser: A Picture and a Criticism of Life—New Letters, reviewed by Jerome Loving; Cynthia Hogue and Julie Vandivere, eds., The Sword Went Out to Sea (Synthesis of a Dream), by Delia Alton, by H.D., reviewed by Lara Vetter; Robert W. Lewis and Robert E. Fleming, eds., Under Kilimanjaro, by Ernest Hemingway, reviewed by Timothy L. Barnard; Hilary K. Justice, The Bones of the Others: The Hemingway Text from the Lost Manuscripts to the Posthumous Novels, reviewed by Ellen Andrews Knodt; Anne Wright and Saundra Rose Maley, with Jonathan Blunk, eds., A Wild Perfection: The Selected Letters of James Wright, reviewed by Merrill Leffler; Tony Trigilio, Allen Ginsberg’s Buddhist Poetics, reviewed by Patricia Hillen


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Volume 33 (2010), ISBN 978-0-404-64633-2

Editors’ Note
Prospects 17
Kevin J. Hayes, Prospects for the Study of Benjamin Franklin

George Monteiro, “Herman Melville: Fugitive References (1845–1922)”
Gary Scharnhorst, “Julian Hawthorne’s Contributions to the Pasadena Star-News, 1923–1935”
David Roessel, “Three Early Stories by Mike Gold in the New York Call
Jeffrey Gray, “Postcards and Sunsets: Elizabeth Bishop’s Revisions and the Problem of Excess”
Bryant Mangum, “Altering the Dresses: The Two Versions of Irwin Shaw’s ‘The Girls in Their Summer Dresses’”
Michael Hemmingson, “Raymond Carver’s Rare, Limited, and Special Editions and Broadsides: A Critical Checklist”
Olivia Carr Edenfield, “Into the Melody: A Conversation with Andre Dubus”
Gary Scharnhorst, “The ‘Lorio’ Letters to the St. Louis Daily Reveille: On Mark Twain, Minstrelsy, Mesmerism, and McDowell’s Cave”

David Hall, Ways of Writing: The Practice and Politics of Text-Making in Seventeenth-Century New England, reviewed by Jim Egan; Nancy Rubin Stuart, The Muse of the Revolution: The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation, reviewed by Jeffrey H. Richards; Marion Rust, Prodigal Daughters: Susanna Rowson’s Early American Women, reviewed by Anne Baker; Gilbert H. Muller, William Cullen Bryant: Author of America, reviewed by Carl Ostrowski; Shoji Goto, The Philosophy of Emerson and Thoreau: Orientals Meet Occidentals, reviewed by Randall Conrad; Megan Marshall, The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism, reviewed by Julie E. Hall and Katherine Rodier; John Ward Ostrom, Burton K. Pollin, and Jeffrey A. Savoye, eds, The Collected Letters of Edgar Allan Poe, 3rd ed., 2 vols., reviewed by Richard Fusco; Abigail Mellen and Allaire Brisbane Stallsmith, eds., The European Travel Diaries of Albert Brisbane 1830–1832: Discovering Fourierism for America, reviewed by Michael Mattek; Joel Myerson, ed., Fuller in Her Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of Her Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates, reviewed by Judith Strong Albert; Brenda Wineapple, White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, reviewed by Faith Barrett; Daniel Shealy, ed., Little Women Abroad: The Alcott Sisters’ Letters from Europe, 1870–1871, reviewed by Anne K. Phillips; Gary Scharnhorst, Kate Field: The Many Lives of a Nineteenth-Century American Journalist, reviewed by Denise D. Knight; Keith Newlin, Hamlin Garland: A Life, reviewed by Jeffrey Swenson; Shawn St. Jean, ed., “The Yellow Wall-Paper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Dual-Text Critical Edition, reviewed by Jennifer S. Tuttle; David Porter, On the Divide: The Many Lives of Willa Cather, reviewed by J. Gabriel Scala; Brenda Wineapple, Sister Brother: Gertrude and Leo Stein, reviewed by Timothy W. Galow; Jeanne Campbell Reesman, Jack London’s Racial Lives: A Critical Biography, reviewed by Jonah Raskin; Cynthia Davis and Verner D. Mitchell, eds., Western Echoes of the Harlem Renaissance: The Life and Writings of Anita Scott Coleman, reviewed by Laurie Champion; Reuel K. Wilson, To the Life of the Silver Harbor: Edmund Wilson and Mary McCarthy on Cape Cod, reviewed by James A. Jaap; Mark P. Ott, A Sea of Change: Ernest Hemingway and the Gulf Stream, a Contextual Biography, reviewed by Kirk Curnutt; Matthew J. Bruccoli and Aldo P. Magi, eds., Thomas Wolfe, the Magical Campus: University of North Carolina Writings 1917–1920, reviewed by Shawn Holliday; Rick Wartzman, Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath,” reviewed by Luchen Li; Hugh Davis, The Making of James Agee, reviewed by Jeffrey Folks; Margaret Bradham Thornton, ed., Notebooks: Tennessee Williams, reviewed by Allean Hale; Blake Bailey, Cheever: A Life, reviewed by Robert Morace; Arnold Rampersad, Ralph Ellison: A Biography, reviewed by Bernard W. Bell; David Stephen Calonne, ed., Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook: Uncollected Stories and Essays, 1944–1990, by Charles Bukowski, reviewed by Gerald Locklin; Brad Gooch, Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor, reviewed by John Sykes


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Volume 34 (2011), ISBN 978-0-404-64634-9

Editors’ Note

Prospects 18
Patrick K. Dooley, “Prospects for the Study of Stephen Crane”

Jennifer Harris, “Aprons and Pearls: Images of Phillis Wheatley”
Alexander Hammond, “Poe, Scott’s Fiction, and the Holt Source Collection: The Example of Ivanhoe and ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’”
Donna Campbell, “W. D. Howells’s Unpublished Letters to J. Harvey Greene”
Irene C. Goldman-Price, “Young Edith Jones: Sources and Texts of Early Poems by Edith Wharton”
David Roessel, “New Information on Hemingway’s ‘3 very fine weeks’ in Constantinople in 1922”
Park Bucker, “‘To Weave the Whole Thing Together’: Thomas Wolfe’s Revisions of From Death to Morning
Nicholas Moschovakis and David Roessel, “The Magic Tower: An Unpublished One-Act Play by Tennessee Williams”

James A. Jaap, “Breaking Fresh Ground: New Releases from the Willa Cather Edition”
Natalie Gerber, “Art as ‘An Everyday Affair’: William Carlos Williams’s Correspondence with His Brother”
Tony Trigilio, “Reconsidering Allen Ginsberg at the End of an Epistolary Era”

Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors, eds., A New Literary History of America, reviewed by Hilary K. Justice; Sheila L. Skemp, First Lady of Letters: Judith Sargent Murray and the Struggle for Female Independence, reviewed by Lisa M. Logan; Karen Lentz Madison, R. D. Madison, and Lance C. Schachterle, eds., Ned Myers; or, A Life before the Mast, The Writings of James Fenimore Cooper, by James Fenimore Cooper, reviewed by Jason Berger; Anne E. Boyd, ed., Wielding the Pen: Writings on Authorship by American Women of the Nineteenth Century, reviewed by Melissa J. Homestead; Ronald A. Bosco, Glen M. Johnson, and Joel Myerson, eds., Letters and Social Aims, The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, vol. 8, by Ralph Waldo Emerson, reviewed by Wesley T. Mott; Peter West, The Arbiters of Reality: Hawthorne, Melville, and the Rise of Mass Information Culture, reviewed by Sarah Wadsworth; Katherine Wolff, Culture Club: The Curious History of the Boston Athenaeum, reviewed by Joel Myerson; Nancy Craig Simmons and Ron Thomas, eds., Journal. Volume 7: 1853–1854, by Henry D. Thoreau, reviewed by Kristen Case; Ted Genoways, Walt Whitman and the Civil War: America’s Poet during the Lost Years of 1860–1862, reviewed by Gregory Eiselein; James E. Caron, Mark Twain: Unsanctified Newspaper Reporter, reviewed by Michael J. Kiskis; Carolyn L. Karcher, ed., Bricks Without Straw: A Novel, by Albion Tourgée, reviewed by Peter Schmidt; Pierre A. Walker and Greg W. Zacharias, eds., The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1872–1876. Vol. 1, reviewed by Leland S. Person; Denise D. Knight and Jennifer S. Tuttle, eds., The Selected Letters of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, reviewed by Lisa Long; Susan Goodman and Carl Dawson, Mary Austin and the American West, reviewed by Beverly A. Hume; Thomas P. Riggio, ed., Letters to Women. New Letters, Volume II, by Theodore Dreiser, reviewed by Clare Eby; Scott Donaldson, Fitzgerald and Hemingway: Works and Days, reviewed by James M. Hutchisson; David M. Earle, All Man! Hemingway, 1950s Men’s Magazines, and the Masculine Persona, reviewed by Thomas Strychacz; Arlyn Bruccoli and Matthew J. Bruccoli, eds., The Four Lost Men: The Previously Unpublished Long Version, by Thomas Wolfe, reviewed by Shawn Holliday; Christopher Bigsby, Arthur Miller 1915–1962, reviewed by Katherine Egerton; James L. W. West III, ed., Letters to My Father, by William Styron, reviewed by Jean W. Cash; Carol Sklenicka, Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life, reviewed by Robert Miltner


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Volume 35 (2012), ISBN 978-0-404-64635-6

Editors’ Note

Prospects 19
Christopher Apap and Tracy Hoffman, “Prospects for the Study of Washington Irving”

Noelle A. Baker, “‘Somthing more than material’: Nonverbal Conversation in Mary Moody Emerson’s Almanacks”
Hea-Gyong Jo, “Margaret Fuller’s Risorgimento: Feminist Editing, Adam Mickiewicz, and the ‘Simbolo Politico Polacco’ in the Spring of 1848”
Wesley T. Mott,“‘America’s intellectual morning’: or, How the Transcendentalists Founded Boston University”
Gary Scharnhorst, “Julian Hawthorne: A Primary Bibliography”
David Roessel and Victoria Conover, “‘Jubilee’: An Unpublished Story by H.D.”
Abel Debritto, “Cacoethes Scribendi: A Comprehensive Checklist of Charles Bukowski’s Earliest Periodical Publications, 1940–69”
Dianne C. Luce, “Cormac McCarthy and Albert Erskine: The Evolution of a Working Relationship”

Sarah Berry, “Popularity Contest in the Women’s Canon”
Gary Scharnhorst, “Mark Twain and His Discontents”
Michael Shelden, “Mark Twain and His Biographers”
Jennifer S. Tuttle, “Out of the Archives: New Biographical Studies of Charlotte Perkins Gilman”

David Dowling, Capital Letters: Authorship in the Antebellum Literary Market, reviewed by Todd H. Richardson; Benjamin F. Fisher, ed., Poe in His Own Time, reviewed by Scott Peeples; Stuart Levine and Susan F. Levine, eds., Critical Theory: The Major Documents, by Edgar Allan Poe, reviewed by Paul C. Jones; Robert C. Ryan, Harrison Hayford, Alma MacDougall Reising, and G. Thomas Tanselle, eds., Published Poems: Battle-Pieces, John Marr, Timoleon, by Herman Melville, reviewed by Timothy Marr; Gary Scharnhorst, ed., Twain in His Own Time, reviewed by Leland Krauth; Joanna Levin, Bohemia in America, 1858–1920, reviewed by Kent P. Ljungquist; George Monteiro, ed., Stephen Crane: The Contemporary Reviews, reviewed by Benjamin F. Fisher; Barbara Cantalupo, ed., Emma Wolf’s Short Stories in “The Smart Set,” reviewed by Grace Farrell; Roark Mulligan, ed., The Financier, by Theodore Dreiser, reviewed by Leonard Cassuto; Keri Walsh, ed., The Letters of Sylvia Beach, reviewed by J. Gerald Kennedy; Robert Faggen, ed., The Notebooks of Robert Frost, reviewed by Grzegorz Kosc; René Villarreal and Raúl Villarreal, Hemingway’s Cuban Son: Reflections on the Writer by His Longtime Majordomo, reviewed by John J. Fenstermaker; Ann Charters and Samuel Charters, Brother Souls: John Clellon Holmes, Jack Kerouac, and the Beat Generation, reviewed by Robert Holton; Marian Janssen, Not at All What One Is Used To: The Life and Times of Isabella Gardner, reviewed by Christopher Jane Corkery; Jackson L. Benson, Under the Big Sky: A Biography of A. B. Guthrie Jr., reviewed by Jeanne Campbell Reesman; Randall Kenan, ed., The Cross of Redemption Uncollected Writings, by James Baldwin, reviewed by Keith Clark


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