Washington State Magazine

Category: Literature

5 review(s) found that match this category.

Asian American Women’s Popular Literature
Fall 2014
Since Nathaniel Hawthorne famously complained about the “damned mob of scribbling women” in 1855, much has changed in American literary and popular culture, not least the nation’s racial demographics, which now include substantial numbers...
Categories: Literature, Cultural studies
Tags: Asian Americans, Popular culture, Women

Oceania and the Victorian Imagination: Where All Things Are Possible
Fall 2013
Devotees of Victorian-era writers like Robert Louis Stevenson, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and Joseph Conrad may well recognize the current of interest in Oceania, or the South Pacific, that runs through their stories. During that period, from th...
Categories: Literature, History
Tags: Travel, Victorian Era, Oceania

Dove Creek
Fall 2012
While more known for her short stories, Paula Coomer takes the novel form to tell the story of Patricia Morrison, the daughter of Kentucky hill folk who leaves her hardscrabble life in Appalachia to discover a new existence in the West. After a...
Categories: Literature
Tags: Fiction, Eastern Washington

The Man Who Dammed the Yangtze: A Mathematical Novel
Winter 2011
Ge and G, mathematicians in northern China and Oshkosh, Wisconsin, respectively, navigate parallel academic paths at the beginning of this unique and challenging novel by WSU English professor Alex Kuo. The two characters don’t know each oth...
Categories: Fiction, Literature
Tags: China, Dams, Revolutions, American West

The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers
Winter 2002
How to describe Robinson Jeffers, now 40 years deceased? Visionary or reactionary? Hard-eyed realist or Romantic throwback? The West's answer to the East's Robert Frost? California's anti-type in poetry and politics to John Steinbeck in fiction and p...
Categories: Poetry, Literature
Tags: American West