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Jane P. Tompkins • 6 Items / 3 Books, 3 Articles
Sensational Designs (1985)
The Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1790-1860
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Published Reviews
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    Arts & Letters (Review)
    Sensational Designs, by Jane Tompkins
    1. Sensational Designs by Jane Tompkins
    The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1985, p. 142
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    Whose American Renaissance? (8 Reviews)
    American Renaissance, by F.O. Matthiessen
    1. American Renaissance by F.O. Matthiessen
    2. The American Renaissance Reconsidered by Walter Benn Michaels and Donald E. Pease
    3. The Unusable Past by Russell J. Reising
    4. Ideology and Classic American Literature by Sacvan Bercovitch and Myra Jehlen
    5. Visionary Compacts by Donald E. Pease
    6. Sensational Designs by Jane Tompkins
    7. Beneath the American Renaissance by David S. Reynolds
    8. Hard Facts by Philip Fisher
    The New York Review of Books, October 27, 1988, pp. 68-81
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    Books Encountered (19 Reviews)
    The Price of the Ticket, by James Baldwin
    1. The Price of the Ticket by James Baldwin
    2. The Grain of the Voice by Roland Barthes
    3. On Signs by Marshall Blonsky
    4. The Everyman History of English Literature by Peter Conrad
    5. Fictions in Autobiography by Paul John Eakin
    6. From Fact to Fiction by Shelley F. Fishkin
    7. On Writing and Politics, 1967-1983 by Gunter Grass
    8. Messages by Naomi Lewis
    9. Strindberg by Michael Leverson Meyer
    10. Realism and Reality by Meenakshi Mukherjee
    11. The Long Poems of Wallace Stevens by Rajeev S. Patke
    12. Development of Samuel Beckett's Fiction by Rubin Rabinovitz
    13. The Theoretical Dimensions of Henry James by John Carlos Rowe
    14. David Low by Colin Seymour-Ure and Jim Schoff
    15. Queneau's Fiction by Christopher Shorley
    16. The Everyman Companion to the Theatre by Peter Thomson and Gamini Salgado
    17. Sensational Designs by Jane Tompkins
    18. Orwell: The War Commentaries by W.J. West and George Orwell
    19. Walt Whitman: The Making of the Poet by Paul Zweig
    Encounter, January 1986, p. 62