Darnell, Donald

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Sensibility in the novels of James Fenimore Cooper 1977 128 In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the term "sensibility" denoted "quickness and acuteness of apprehension or feeling; sensitiveness" and the "capacity for refined emotion; delicate sensitiveness of taste; and readiness to feel compassion fo...
James Fenimore Cooper and the genteel hero of romance 1975 193 In virtually every one of his many novels, James Fenimore Cooper used one of literature's most familiar figures--the genteel hero, whose characterization and function had become literary cliches even by Cooper's time. Over the course of the novels, h...
Walking "the same path" : Indian voices and the issues of removal 1994 5 The Congressional debate over the Indian Removal Act in the spring of 1830 represented a synthesis of the arguments that had focused national attention throughout the 1820s on the Indians' rights and capacity for becoming part of "the American family...
Stephen Crane on film : James Agee's adaptation of "The Blue Hotel" 1966 6 In speaking of James Agee's writing, John Huston, the film director, says, "In a sense it was all poetry.”1 This is the refrain of those familiar with Agee's short fiction, novels, poetry, letters, film criticism, or film scripts themselves. The beau...
Cosmic consciousness in James Agee's Let us now praise famous men 1968 3 The influence of Walt Whitman on the style and themes used by James Agee is best seen in Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Both Whitman himself and Richard M. Bucke referred to Whitman as a "poet of the cosmos," and in Start with the Sun: Studies ...
Archetypal patterns of the romance in The damnation of Theron Ware 1968 3 The utilization of the romance theme is effective in rendering both an ironic and tragic portrayal of Theron Ware in Harold Frederic's novel The Damnation of Theron Ware. In this thesis the archetypal romance pattern is defined with reference to the ...
The world of Carson McCullers 1969 2 The fiction of Carson McCullers depicts a distinct, unique world characterized by its emphasis on the bizarre and grotesque. It is a world inhabited by freaks and outcasts whose experiences, removed from the realm of the ordinary, are violent, abrupt...
A study of pipe dreams in the last plays of Eugene O'Neill 1968 8 The characters in four of Eugene O'Neill's last plays--A Touch of the Poet, The Iceman Cometh, Long Day's Journey into Night, and A Moon for the Misbegotten--have inherited aspirations for an ideal world which cannot be satisfied in the realm to whi...
James Fenimore Cooper's "bad" Indians : a study of Magua, Mahtoree and Wyandotte´ 1969 12 Whereas James Fenimore Cooper's Natty Bumppo and many of his "good" Indians have long received critical attention, comparatively little interest has been shown his so-called "bad" Indians. To date no critical essay or chapter of a book has been devot...
Ambiguity as a positive value : The golden bowl by Henry James 1971 5 The Golden Bowl by Henry James has elicited sharply divergent critical reaction, and virtually every modern critic of the book has his unique interpretation which he feels explains the novel. Yet most of these interpretations leave the reader who rea...
Ellen Glasgow's Gothicism 1973 2 A close study of Ellen Glasgow's work reveals a clear, if uneven, strain of Gothicism running throughout. It begins in her poems as the use of macabre imagery and the concern with Evil and in her short stories as psychological and supernatural inquir...
The Indian heroes of William Hickling Prescott : reflection of the nineteenth century's view of the Indian 1973 2 William Hickling Prescott is one of America's best known romantic historians. Writing in the early nineteenth century, Prescott not only attempted to approach his subjects with the objectivity of a historian relying on major sources of fact, but also...
The literary criticism of William Howard Gardiner 1976 1 William Howard Gardiner (1796-1882) wrote the first critical notice of an American novel to appear in the North American Review (July 1822). This review of James Fenimore Cooper's The Spy, A Tale of the Neutral Ground, includes a number of ideas and ...