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Levine, Robert S. (Robert Steven) 1953-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 286 publications in 2 languages and 15,348 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Sources  Archives  Biography  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PS507, 813.3
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Publications about Robert S Levine
Publications by Robert S Levine
Most widely held works by Robert S Levine
The Cambridge companion to Herman Melville by Robert S Levine( Book )
31 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
"The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville is intended to provide a critical introduction to Melville's work. The essays have been specially commissioned for this volume and provide a comprehensive overview of Melville's career. All of Melville's novels are discussed, as well as most of his poetry and short fiction."--Jacket
Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the politics of representative identity by Robert S Levine( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in 3 languages and held by 695 libraries worldwide
Clotel, or, The president's daughter : a narrative of slave life in the United States by William Wells Brown( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: William Wells Brown's Clotel (1853), the first novel written by an African American, was published in London while Brown was still legally regarded as "property" within the borders of the United States. The documents in this edition include excerpts from Brown's sources for the novel-fiction, political essays, sermons, and presidential proclamations; selections that illuminate the range of contemporary attitudes concerning race, slavery, and prejudice; and pieces that advocate various methods of resistance and reform
Conspiracy and romance : studies in Brockden Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, and Melville by Robert S Levine( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
Robert Levine has examined the American romance in a historical context. His book offers a fresh reading of the genre, establishing its importance to American culture between the founding of the republic and the Civil war. With convincing historical and literary detail, Levine shows that anxieties about various subversive elements - French revolutionaries, secret societies, Catholic immigrants, African slaves - are central to the fictional worlds of Brockden Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne and Melville. Ormond, The Bravo, The Blithedale Romance, and Benito Cereno are persuasively explicated by Levine to demonstrate that the romance addressed many of the same conflicts and ideals that gave rise to the American republic. Americans conceived of America as a romance, and their romances dramatised the historical conditions of the culture, The fear that conspiracies would subvert the order and integrity of the new nation were recurrent and widespread; Levine makes us see that these fears informed the works of our major romance writers from the turn of the century until the Civil War
Martin R. Delany : a documentary reader by Martin Robison Delany( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
A collection of the work of the "Father of Black Nationalism", this title traces the full sweep of Martin R. Delaney's career. It features selections from his early journalism, his emigrationist writing of the 1850s, his 1859-62 novel, "Blake", and his later writings on Reconstruction
The lives of Frederick Douglass by Robert S Levine( Book )
8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
"Frederick Douglass's fluid, changeable sense of his own life story is reflected in the many conflicting accounts he gave of key events and relationships during his journey from slavery to freedom. Nevertheless, when these differing self-presentations are put side by side and consideration is given individually to their rhetorical strategies and historical moment, what emerges is a fascinating collage of Robert S. Levine's elusive subject. The Lives of Frederick Douglass is revisionist biography at its best, offering new perspectives on Douglass the social reformer, orator, and writer. Out of print for a hundred years when it was reissued in 1960, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845) has since become part of the canon of American literature and the primary lens through which scholars see Douglass's life and work. Levine argues that the disproportionate attention paid to the Narrative has distorted Douglass's larger autobiographical project. The Lives of Frederick Douglass focuses on a wide range of writings from the 1840s to the 1890s, particularly the neglected Life and Times of Frederick Douglass (1881, 1892), revised and expanded only three years before Douglass's death. Levine provides fresh insights into Douglass's relationships with John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, William Lloyd Garrison, and his former slave master Thomas Auld, and highlights Douglass's evolving positions on race, violence, and nation. Levine's portrait reveals that Douglass could be every bit as pragmatic as Lincoln--of whom he was sometimes fiercely critical--when it came to promoting his own work and goals."--Publisher's description
The Norton anthology of American literature by Nina Baym( Book )
63 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Eighth Edition, features a diverse and balanced variety of works and thorough but judicious editorial apparatus throughout. The new edition, which also newly includes much-requested authors and selections and 130 in-text images, remains an unmatched value for students
Frederick Douglass & Herman Melville : essays in relation by Robert S Levine( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) and Herman Melville (1819-1891) addressed in their writings a range of issues that continue to resonate in American culture: the reach and limits of democracy; the nature of freedom; the roles of race, gender, and sexuality; and the place of the United States in the world. Yet they are rarely discussed together, perhaps because of their differences in race and social position. Douglass escaped from slavery and tied his well-received nonfiction writing to political activism, becoming a figure of international prominence. Melville was the grandson of Revolutionary
The house of the seven gables : authoritative text, contexts, criticism by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 422 libraries worldwide
A prominent New England family suffering from a 200-year-old curse by a man hanged for witchcraft is plagued by greed, revenge and violent deaths until love finally frees them
Dislocating race & nation : episodes in nineteenth-century American literary nationalism by Robert S Levine( Book )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 libraries worldwide
American literary nationalism is traditionally understood as a cohesive literary tradition developed in the newly independent United States that emphasized the unique features of America and consciously differentiated American literature from British literature. Robert S. Levine challenges this assessment by exploring the conflicted, multiracial, and contingent dimensions present in the works of late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American and African American writers. Conflict and uncertainty, not consensus, Levine argues, helped define American literary nationalism during this period
The Norton anthology of American literature ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
The Eighth Edition features a diverse and balanced variety of works and thorough but judicious editorial apparatus throughout. The new edition also includes more complete works, much-requested new authors, 170 in-text images, new and re-thought contextual clusters, and other tools that help instructors teach the course they want to teach
Hemispheric American studies ( Book )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
This landmark collection brings together a range of exciting new comparative work in the burgeoning field of hemispheric studies. Scholars working in the fields of Latin American studies, Asian American studies, American studies, American literature, African Diaspora studies, and comparative literature address the urgent question of how scholars might reframe disciplinary boundaries within the broad area of what is generally called American studies. With essays that examine stamps, cartoons, novels, film, art, music, travel documents, and governmental publications, Hemispheric American Studies
The new Cambridge companion to Herman Melville ( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
The New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville provides timely, critical essays on Melville's classic works. The essays have been specially commissioned for this volume and provide a complete overview of Melville's career. Melville's major novels are discussed, along with a range of his short fiction and poetry, including neglected works ripe for rediscovery. The volume includes essays on such new topics as Melville and oceanic studies, Melville and animal studies, and Melville and the planetary, along with a number of essays that focus on form and aesthetics. Written at a level both challenging and accessible, this New Companion brings together a team of leading international scholars to offer students of American literature the most comprehensive introduction available to Melville's art
Dred : a tale of the great Dismal Swamp by Harriet Beecher Stowe( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 libraries worldwide
Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp
The works of James M. Whitfield : America and other writings by a nineteenth-century African American poet by James Monroe Whitfield( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 libraries worldwide
In this comprehensive volume of the collected writings of James Monroe Whitfield (1822–71), Robert S. Levine and Ivy G. Wilson restore this African American poet, abolitionist, and intellectual to his rightful place in the arts and politics of the nineteenth-century United States. Whitfield's works, including poems from his celebrated America and Other Poems (1853), were printed in influential journals and newspapers, such as Frederick Douglass's The North Star. A champion of the black emigration movement during the 1850s, Whitfield was embraced by African Americans as a black nationalist bard when he moved from his longtime home in Buffalo, New York, to California in the early 1860s. However, by the beginning of the twentieth century, his reputation had faded. For this volume, Levine and Wilson gathered and annotated all of Whitfield's extant writings, both poetry and prose, and many pieces are reprinted here for the first time since their original publication. In their thorough introduction, the editors situate Whitfield in relation to key debates on black nationalism in African American culture, underscoring the importance of poetry and periodical culture to black writing during the period
The heroic slave : a cultural and critical edition by Frederick Douglass( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
A work of fiction based on the true story of Madison Washington, a slave, who in 1841 led a rebellion on the ship, Creole
Israel Potter : his fifty years of exile by Herman Melville( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
The authoritative edition of Melville's only historical novel Based on the life of an actual soldier who claimed to have fought at Bunker Hill, Israel Potter is unique among Herman Melville's books: a novel in the guise of a biography. In telling the story of Israel Potter's fall from Revolutionary War hero to peddler on the streets of London, where he obtained a livelihood by crying "Old Chairs to Mend," Melville alternated between invented scenes and historical episodes, granting cameos to such famous men of the era as Benjamin Franklin (Potter may have been his secret courier) and John Paul Jones, and providing a portrait of the American Revolution as the rollicking adventure and violent series of events that it really was. This edition of Israel Potter, which reproduces the definitive text, includes selections from Potter's autobiography, Life and Remarkable Adventures of Israel R. Potter, the basis for Melville's novel
Companion to American literary studies by Caroline Field Levander( Book )
19 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
A Companion to American Literary Studies addresses the most provocative questions, subjects, and issues animating the field. Essays provide readers with the knowledge and conceptual tools for understanding American literary studies as it is practiced today, and chart new directions for the future of the subject. A unique anthology in the field, and an essential resource for libraries, faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates
The Norton anthology of American literature by Wayne Franklin( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
A selection of American literature drawn from throughout history, beginning with stories of the creation of the world and continuing through 1820. Includes a time line, color plates, and bibliographies
Martin R. Delany : a Documentary Reader by Robert S Levine( file )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
A collection of the work of the "Father of Black Nationalism", this title traces the full sweep of Martin R. Delaney's career. It features selections from his early journalism, his emigrationist writing of the 1850s, his 1859-62 novel, "Blake", and his later writings on Reconstruction
 
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Levine, Robert 1953-
Levine, Robert S.
Levine, Robert Steven
Levine, Robert Steven 1953-
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English (256)
Spanish (1)
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