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    A World of Difference: Samuel R. Delany's Dhalgren and the Protocols of Racial Reading–Mark Chia-Yon Jerng

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    Toward a Cosmopolitan Science Fiction–David M. Higgins

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    The Predisposed Agency of Genomic Fiction–Everett Hamner

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    Displacing the Divine: The Minister in the Mirror of American Fiction. By Douglas Alan Walrath. New York: Columbia Univ. Press. 2010. xvi, 379 pp. $55.00.

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    Affecting Fictions: Mind, Body, and Emotion in American Literary Realism; American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman; Private Lives, Proper Relations: Regulating Black Intimacy–Marianne Noble

    Affecting Fictions: Mind, Body, and Emotion in American Literary Realism. By Jane F. Thrailkill. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2007. 312 pp. $45.00.

    American Elegy: The Poetry of Mourning from the Puritans to Whitman. By Max Cavitch. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2007. viii, 352 pp. Cloth, $67.50; paper, $22.50.

    Private Lives, Proper Relations: Regulating Black Intimacy. By Candice M. Jenkins. Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota Press. 2007. 250 pp. Cloth, $67.50; paper, $22.50.

    Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of Existence in New England; Indian Work: Language and Livelihood in Native American History; X-Marks: Native Signatures of Assent–Mark Rifkin

    Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of Existence in New England. By Jean M. O'Brien. Minneapolis: Univ. Minnesota Press. 2010. xxvi, 269 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $24.95.

    Indian Work: Language and Livelihood in Native American History. By Daniel H. Usner Jr. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2009. 202 pp. $49.95.

    X-Marks: Native Signatures of Assent. By Scott Richard Lyons. Minneapolis: Univ. Minnesota Press. 2010. xiv, 220 pp. Paper, $22.50.

    The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism; Nations of Nothing but Poetry: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing–Michael Soto

    The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism. By Enda Duffy. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 2009. 306 pp. Cloth, $84.95; paper, $23.95.

    Nations of Nothing but Poetry: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing. By Matthew Hart. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2010. xiii, 240 pp. $49.95.

    Entitled to the Pedestal: Place, Race, and Progress in White Southern Women's Writing, 1920–1945; Wounds of Returning: Race, Memory, and Prosperity on the Postslavery Plantation–Katie McKee

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