Tables of Contents

Vol. I (1974)

The Dimensions of the Midwest David D. Anderson 7
Slave Narrative Turning Midwestern: Deadwood Dick Rides into Difficulties Ronald Primeau 16
Clarence S. Darrow, Literary Realist: Theory and Practice Alma J. Payne 36
Vachel Lindsay: The Midwest as Utopia Blair Whitney 46
The Urban-Rural Vision of Carl Sandburg Paul J. Ferlazzo 52
A Note on Hemingway as Poet Linda W. Wagner 58
Earth Mothers, Succubi, and Other Ectoplasmic Spirits: The Women in Sherwood Anderson's Short Stories William V. Miller 64
Anderson's Twisted Apples and Hemingway's Crips Paul P. Somers, Jr. 82
Edgar A. Guest: Twentieth Century Paradox Frances Ewert 98
A Ripening Eye: Wright Morris and the Fields of Vision Gerald Nemanic 120

Vol II. (1975)

Preface 3
The Uncritical Critics: American Realists and the Lincoln Myth David D. Anderson 7
The Return of St. Louis' Prodigal Daughter: Kate Chopin After Seventy Years Joyce Ruddel Ladenson 24
Ross Lockridge, Raintree Country, and the Epic of irony Gerald C. Nemanic 35
Knights in Disguise: Lindsay and Maiakovski as Poets of the People Marc Chénetier 47
Floyd Dell: Freedom or Marriage Gerald L. Marriner 63
The First Nick Romano: The Origins of Knock on Any Door Robert E. Fleming 80
Community and Self in the Midwest Town: Floyd Dell's Moon-Calf Park Dixon Goist 88
Lizzie Dahlberg and Eula Varner: Two Modern Perspectives on the Earth Mother Robert L. Kindrick 93
Compulsive and Monumental: a review essay Thomas J. Schlereth 112
The Annual Bibliography of Studies in Midwestern Literature for 1973 Donald S. Pady, editor 118

Vol. III (1976)

Preface 3
Notes Toward a Definition of the Mind of the Midwest David D. Anderson 7
Poets of the Moving Frontier William D. Elliott 17
Primitivism in Stories by Willa Cather and Sherwood Anderson Robert A. Martin 39
Women as Social Critics in Sister Carrie,Winesburg, Ohio, and Main Street Nancy Bunge 46
The Fiction of Wright Morris: The Sense of Ending Ralph N. Miller 56
Wright Morris's One Day G. B. Crump 77
A Forgotten Landmark in Dramatic Realism Herbert Bergman 92
The World of Petroleum V. Nasby James C. Austin 101
Mark Twain and the Clock Nancy H. Pogel 122
The Annual Bibliography of Studies in Midwestern Literature for 1974 Donald L. Pady, editor 135

Vol. IV (1977)

Preface 3
The Queen City and a New Literature David D. Anderson 7
Midwestern Travel Literature of the Nineteenth Century: Romance and Reality Douglas A. Noverr 18
The Comic Song in the American Midwest, 1825-1875 Jeremy Mattson 30
The Past is Prologue: Chicago's Early Writing Kenny J. Williams 56
Norwegian Immigrant Novels Set in Chicago Gerald Thorson 74
Carl Sandburg, Lyric Poet John T. Flanagan 89
In Another Country: The Revolt from the Village Barry Gross 101
The Presence of the Past in the Heartland: Raintree Country Revisited Joel M. Jones 112
The American Dream: From F. Scott Fitzgerald to Herbert Gold Ellen Serlen 122
The Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1975 Donald S. Pady, Editor 138

Vol. V (1978)

Preface 3
The Varieties of Humor in John Hay's Pike County Ballads John E. Hallwas 7
Edward Eggleston and the Evangelical Consciousness Madonna C. Kolbenschlag 19
Lucy Monroe's "Chicago Letter" to The Critic, 1893-1896 James Stronks 30
"Awakened and Harmonized:" Edgar Lee Masters' Emersonian Midwest Ronald Primeau 39
Mid American Poetry in Midwestern Little Magazines Philip Greasley 50
Dispersion and Direction: Sherwood Anderson, the Chicago Renaissance, and the American Mainstream David D. Anderson 66
Striving for Power: Hemingway's Classical Neurosis and Creative Force Jacqueline Tavernier-Corbin 76
"The Divine Average": Contemporary Missouri Verse Robert L. Kindrick 96
Whatever Happened to Willard Motley? A Documentary Ray Lewis White 111
The Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1976 Donald S. Pady, Editor 138

Vol. VI (1979)

Preface 4
Grass/Grassroots—American Metaphor/American Cliché Emma S. Thornton and Pauline Adams 7
The Midwestern Town in Midwestern Fiction David D. Anderson 27
The Genteel Poetry of William Dean Howells Bernard F. Engel 44
Image of Womanhood in the Spoon River Portraits Evelyn Schroth 62
The Popular Writer, Professors, and the Making of a Reputation: The Case of Carl Sandburg Paul Ferlazzo 72
Myth and Midwestern Landscape: Sherwood Anderson's Mid-American Chants Philip Greasley 79
The Family in Booth Tarkington's Growth Trilogy Charlotte LeGates 88
Two Regional Stories by Don Marquis John E. Hallwas 100
Fitzgerald's Midwest: "Something Gorgeous Somewhere"—Somewhere Else Barry Gross 111
Penman for the People: Justice Voelker (Robert Traver) John C. Hepler 127
Evan S. Connell Jr.'s Mrs. Bridge and Mr. Bridge: A Critical Documentary Ray Lewis White 141
The Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1977 Donald S. Pady and Robert Beasecker, Editors 160

Vol. VII (1980)

Preface 5
Daniel Drake, M.D.: The Franklin of the West David D. Anderson 9
The Poetry of John Howard Bryant John E. Hallwas 27
Voltairine de Cleyre's Feminism: A Study of Her Theory and Characterization Marilyn Judith Atlas 40
Spoon River Anthology: An Introduction Robert Narveson 52
Sherwood Anderson's Death in the Woods: Toward a New Realism Mary Anne Ferguson 73
Sherwood Anderson's Many Marriages: A Model of the Most Perilous Journey Mia Klein 96
Leo Markun: Mrs. Grundy's Bad Boy William F. Ryan 108
Saxton's Late-Proletarian Triptych: To Chicago and West Frederick C. Stern 133
Edward Leuders' Clam Lake Papers John Stark 156
The Early Fiction of William H. Gass: A Critical Commentary Ray Lewis White 164
Midwestern Regionalist Painting and the Origins of Midwestern Popular Culture Douglas A. Noverr 178
The Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1978 Donald S. Pady and Robert Beasecker, Editors 193

Vol. VIII (1981)

Preface 5
Sinclair Lewis and the Nobel Prize David D. Anderson 9
Ernest Hemingway: A Reader's Perspective Roger J. Bresnahan 22
The "Figurine" in the China Cabinet: Saul Bellow and the Nobel Prize Marilyn Judith Atlas 36
The Problem of Unity in The Valley of Shadows John E. Hallwas 50
Brand Whitlock's Literary Reputation in Belgium, 1917-1934 Paul W. Miller 58
Willa Cather and the "American Metaphysic" Barry Gross 68
The Evanescence of Wright Morris's The Huge Season Richard Daverman 79
Consciousness Refracted: Photography and the Imagination in the Works of Wright Morris Joseph J. Wydeven
Some Observations on Wright Morris's Treatment of "My Kind of People, Self-Sufficient, Self-deprived, Self-unknowing" Keith Carabine 115
From Conroy to Steinbeck: The Quest for an Idiom of the People in the 1930s Douglas Wixson 135
The Westering Experience in Fulton County, Indiana: A Historical Study in Midwestern American Culture Robert Glen Deamer 151
The Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1979 Editors: Robert Beasecker, Donald Pady 161

Vol. IX (1982)

Preface 5
John Russell and the Piasa Legend John E. Hallwas 9
Hamlin Garland: Realist of Old Age Leland Krauth 23
Twenty Acres of Independence: The Letters of Omar Morse, 1890-1900 James Marshall 38
Another Angle of Willa Cather's Artistic Prism: Impressionistic Character Portraiture in My Anotonia Edward J. Piacentino 53
Belgian Sources of Brand Whitlock's "French" Expatriate Novels Paul W. Miller 65
Michigan Proletarian Writers and the Great Depression David D. Anderson 76
Mark Schorer's Wisconsin Writings John Stark 98
Ohio Boyhoods: A Study of Adolescence in Novels by Robert McCloskey, Virginia Hamilton, and Don Moser Linda R. Silver 114
Sinclair Lewis vs. Zane Grey: Mantrap as Satirical Western Robert E. Fleming 124
The Chicago Literary Times: A Description and a Book Review Index Ray Lewis White 139
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1980 Editors: Robert Beasecker and Donald Pady 148

Vol. X (1983)

Preface 5
MidAmerica: A Ten-Year Retrospective Roger J. Bresnahan 9
Captain Henry Whiting: A Poet in Michigan Territory Lawrence Dawson 24
Muscular Innocence in the Midwestern Work Ethic Bernard F. Engel 38
A Homestead Countermyth and the Prairie Realists James Marshall 54
From Memory to Meaning: The Boys' Stories of WIlliam Dean Howells, Clarence Darrow, and Sherwood Anderson David D. Anderson 69
The Kindred Spirits of William James and Edgar Lee Masters Robert D. Narveson 85
A Midwesterner in the Maelstrom of History: Thomas Boyd's Characterization of William Hicks Douglas A. Noverr 99
Sherwood Anderson's Perhaps Women: the "Story in Brief" Welford Dunaway Taylor 110
Edward Dahlberg's Kansas City: Two Views Robert L. Kindrick 115
"Beauty Breaking Through the Husks of Life": Sherwood Anderson and James Wright Leland Krauth 124
James Jones' Trilogy, or Is War Really Hell? Ellen Serlen Uffen 139
From Carl Pretzel to Slats Grobnik: A Study of Chicago Humor Kenny J. Williams 152
Mike Royko: Midwestern Satirist Paul P. Somers, Jr. 177
The Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1981 Editors: Robert Beasecker, Donald Pady 187

Vol. XI (1984)

Preface 5
Beyond Brutality: Forging Midwestern Urban-Industrial Mythology Philip A. Geasley 9
Willa Cather's One of Ours: A Novel of the GreatPlains and the Great War Raymond J. Wilson III 20
Galena in Boom and Decline: Jane Ayer Fairbank's The Bright Land May Jean DeMarr 34
Red Pens from the Village: The Anvil and The Left, Midwestern Little Magazines Douglas Wixson 42
Sherwood Anderson, Chicago, and the Midwestern Myth David D. Anderson 56
Harlan Hatcher's Midwestern Novels Roger J. Bresnahan 69
Vera Caspary's Chicago, Symbol and Setting Jane S. Bakerman 81
"A Visioned End": Edgar Lee Masters and William Stafford Leland Krauth 91
James Purdy's Early Life in Ohio and His Early Short Stories Paul W. Miller 108
Ohio's Reaction to William Dean Howells William D. Baker 117
Raintree County and the Critics of '48 Ray Lewis White 149
The Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1982 Editors: Robert Beasecker, Donald Pady 171
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award back cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award back cover

Vol. XII (1985)

In Memoriam: Eleanor Copenhaver Anderson David D. Anderson 5
Hjalmar Holand, the Kensington Runestone, Myth, and History Robert D. Narveson 9
Charles M. Russell: Literary Humorist James C. Austin 22
Rich Man, Poor Man: Jane Ayer Fairbank's "Suffrage Novel" Mary Jean DeMarr 32
The Village Grown Up: Sherwood Anderson and Louis Bromfield Roger J. Bresnahan 45
Sherwood Anderson's Unpublished Stories William V. Miller 53
James Thurber's Midwest in My Life and Hard Times Douglas A. Noverr 59
A Split Image of the American Heritage: The Poetry of Robert Hayden and Theodore Roethke Charles R. Campbell 70
The Limits of Realism in James Purdy's First Ohio Novel, the Nephew Paul W. Miller 83
Wright Morris's Earthly Music: The Women of Plains Song Ellen Serlen Uffen 97
The "Populist" Politics of Gwendolyn Brooks's Poetry Frederick C. Stern 111
Living "Openly and With Dignity" - Sara Paretsky's New-Boiled Feminist Fiction Jane L. Bakerman 120
The Dean's Chicago David D. Anderson 136
The Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature Editors: Robert Beasecker, Donald Pady 148
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award back cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award back cover

Vol. XIII (1986)

Preface 5
Gwendolyn Brooks's "Afrika"
The Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
Philip A. Greasley 9
Civil War Politics in the Noels of David Ross Locke Ronald M. Grosh 19
Reborn in Babel: Immigrant Characters and Types in Early Chicago Fiction Guy Szuberla 31
The Johari Window: A Perspective on The Spoon River Anthology Marcia Noe 49
From Region to the World: Two Allusions in Cather's A Lost Lady
an Honorable Mention essay
Bruce Baker 61
Ruth Suckow's Iowa "Nice Girls" Mary Jean DeMarr 69
Paris of the 1920s Through Midwestern Novelists' Eyes Paul W. Miller 84
Habits of the Heart in Raintree County
an Honorable Mention essay
Park Dixon Goist 94
The Oriental Connection: Zen and Representations of the Midwest in the Collected Poems of Lucien Stryke Daniel L. Guillory 107
Mark Twain, Sherwood Anderson, Saul Bellow, and the Territories of the Spirit David D. Anderson 116
Farewell to the Regional Columnist: The Meaning of Bob Greene's Success
an Honorable Mention essay
Richard Shereikis 125
Can These, Too, be Midwestern? Studies of Two Filipino Writers Roger J. Bresnahan 134
The Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1984 Editors: Robert Beasecker, Donald Pady 148
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award back cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award back cover

Vol. XIV (1987)

Preface 5
A Whole Bible
The Midwest Poetry Festival Prize Poem
Sylvia Wheeler 9
Nebraska's Cultural Desert: Willa Cather's Early Short Stories
The Midwestern Heritage Prize Essay
Bruce P. Baker 12
The Safe Middle West: Escape to and Escape from Home
an Honorable Mention essay
Margaret D. Stuhr 18
Learning the Land: The Development of A Sense of Place in the Prairie Midwest Elizabeth Raymond 28
Edith Thomas and Hamlin Garland: Canaan and Rome Bernard F. Engel 41
"Naturalization" and Bonding in Dreiser's "Naturalistic" Representations of Sister Carrie's Women Laura Niesen de Abruña 51
The Ethnic Neighborhood in Chicago Fiction: Maitland to Motley Guy Szuberla 58
"As His Home Town Knew Him:" Sherwood Anderson's Last Trip Home Ray Lewis White 74
Sherwood Anderson's Poor White and the Grotesques Become Myth David D. Anderson 89
William Maxwell's Lincoln, Illinois
an Honorable Mention essay
Richard Shereikis 101
Sam Shepard's Child is Buried Somewhere in Illinois an Honorable Mention essay Park Dixon Goist 113
Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon: The Contemporary Oral Tale Philip Greasley 126
Images of Detroit in The Dollmaker James Seaton 137

Vol. XV (1988)

Preface 5
All Winter the Snow
The Midwest Poetry Festival Prize Poem
Diane Garden 9
Failure and the American Mythos: Tarkington's The Magnificent Ambersons
The Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
Marcia Noe 11
Humility and Literature: Is there a Plains Style?
An Honorable Mention Essay
Jeffrey Gundy 19
"You dear! You dear! You lovely dear!": Failure and Promise in Sherwood Anderson's "Death" Michael Wentworth 27
The Community in Winesburg, Ohio: The Rhetoric of Selfhood Clarence Lindsay 39
Ruth Suckow's New Hope: A Symbolic Parable Mary Jean DeMarr 48
The Search for Control: Eliot, Hemingway, and In Our Time John Rohrkemper, Karen L. Gutmann 59
Chicago in Studs Lonigan: Neighborhood and Nation Peter A. Carino 72
Hemingway and Henderson in the High Savannas, or Two Midwestern Moderns and the Myth of Africa David D. Anderson 84
The Ladies of Waynesboro (a.k.a. Xenia), Ohio Ellen Serlen Uffen 101
Renovating the House of Fiction: Structural Diversity in Jane Smiley's Duplicate Keys Jane S. Bakerman 111
"Immediate Effects and Ultimate Tendencies": Users of Lincoln-Caesar Analogies by American Writers Robert D. Narveson 121
Early American Literary Realism I: The National Scene Ronald M. Grosh 132
The Annual Bibliography Editors: Robert Beasecker, Donald Pady 145
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XVI (1989)

Preface 5
Dependable Imperfections
The Midwest Poetry Festival Prize Poem
Maril Nowak 9
Mary Hartwell Catherwood's Two Beaver Island Stories
The Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
Kenneth A. Robb 11
Great Lakes Maritime Fiction
An Honorable Mention Essay
Victoria Brehm 19
Issues and Images in Jacksonian Politics: David Crockett in the Midwest Royce E. Flood 29
Indications of a Worldly Spirit: Religious Opposition to the Arts in Early Cincinnati, 1815-1830 Dennis P. Walsh 39
Religion of the Real: Baker Brownell's Earth is Enough John E. Hallwas 54
A Loss of Innocence: Ruth Suckow's The John Wood Case Mary Jean DeMarr 65
Sherwood Anderson in Fiction David D. Anderson 80
The Poetry of Paul Engle: A Voice of the Midwest
An Honorable Mention Essay
Robert Ward 94
The U-land in Siouxland: A Minnesotan's View Jill B. Gidmark 103
Going Sour in the Heartland: David J. Michael's A Blow to the Head Jane S. Bakerman 115
Early American Literary Realism II: The Midwestern Matrix Ronald M. Grosh 122
The Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1987 Editors: Robert Beasecker, Donald Pady 131
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XVII (1990)

Preface 5
In this Night's Rain
The Midwest Poetry Festival Prize Poem
Alice Friman 9
To Sustain the Bioregion: Michigan Poets of Place
The Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
William Barillas 10
Breath of Life: William Maxwell's Midwestern Adolescents
An Honorable Mention Essay
Richard Shereikis 34
Lincoln and Civil Religion
An Honorable Mention Essay
James Seaton 44
An Aesthetic of Moralism Bernard F. Engel 52
Sarah T. Barrett Bolton: Nineteenth Century Hoosier Poet Mary Jean DeMarr 60
Gene Stratton-Porter: Women's Advocate Mary De Jong Obuchowski 74
Selected Midwestern Writers and Populist Movement Dorys Crow Grover 83
Sherwood Anderson Remembered David D. Anderson 91
The Politics of Piety: Gamesmanship in the Fiction of J. F. Powers Marcia Noe 106
Early American Realism III: Patterns of Anomaly Ronald M. Grosh 118
The Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1988 Editors: Robert Beasecker, Donald Pady 125
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XVIII (1991)

Preface 5
Embracing the Fall
The Midwest Poetry Festival Prize Poem
Margo LaGattuta 9
This Seven's The Heaven
The Midwest Fiction Award Prize Story
Maria Bruno 10
Irving Babbitt: Midwestern Intellectual
The Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
James Seaton 22
New England, Ohio's Western Reserve, and the New Jerusalem in the West David D. Anderson 31
Tracking the Rock Island Road David L. Newquist 44
Four Midwestern Novelists' Response to French Inquiries on Populism Dorys Crow Grover 59
French Criticism of Ernest Hemingway: A Brief Survey (1932-89) Paul W. Miller 69
An Iowa Woman's Life: Ruth Suckow's Cora Mary Jean De Maar 80
Algren's Outcasts: Shakespearean Fools and the Prophet in a Neon Wilderness
An Honorable Mention Essay
James A. Lewin 97
Nietzsche, Keillor, and the Religious Heritage of Lake Wobegon
An Honorable Mention Essay
William Ostrem 115
Paretsky, Turow, and the Importance of Symbolic Ethnicity Guy Szuberla 124
Scenes from the South Side: The Chicago Fiction of Norbert Blei
An Honorable Mention Essay
Richard Shereikis 136
Ducks and Sex in David Mamet's Chicago Park Dixon Goist 143
Timeless Questions, Modern Phrasing: Susan Taylor Chehak, A New Midwestern Voice Jane S. Bakerman 153

Vol. XIX (1992)

Preface 5
Shrill Voices Counting
The Midwest Poetry Festival Prize Poem
Daniel James Sundahl 9
Garbage Day
The Midwest Fiction Award Prize Story
Etta C. Abrahams 11
Hemingway's Art of Self-Exculpation in Life and in The Garden of Eden
The Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
Paul W. Miller 27
Origins of the Midwestern Landscape: Survey and Settlement William Barillas 36
A Splendid Little Imperialist War Bernard F. Engel 48
Sexual Stereotypes in Ruth Suckow's The Kramer Girls Mary Jean DeMarr 61
Mary Wilkins Freeman and Sherwood Anderson: Confluence or Influence? John Getz 74
Plainer Speaking: Sherwood Anderson's Non-Fiction and the "New Age" Robert Dunne 87
Sherwood Anderson, The Double Dealer, and The New Orleans Literary Renaissance David D. Anderson 96
The Radical Tradition of Algren's Chicago: City on the Make
An Honorable Mention Essay
James A. Lewin 106
Visual Artistry in Wright Morris's Plains Song for Female Voices
An Honorable Mention Essay
Joseph J. Wydeven 116
"The Gleaming Obsidian Shard:" Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres Jane S. Bakerman 127
The Midwest as Metaphor: Four Asian Writers Roger J. Bresnahan 138
The Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1990 Robert Beasecker and Donald Pady, editors 145
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XX (1993)

Preface 5
In Good Time
The Midwest Poetry Festival Prize Poem
Sharon Klander 9
Dining Car
The Midwest Fiction Award Prize Story
Linda Ryeguild-Forsythe 11
"A Walk Through the Paradise Garden:" Vachel Lindsay's Idea of Kansas
The Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
Michael Wentworth 26
Not for White Men Only: The Methodology Behind the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature
An Honorable Mention Essay
Robert Dunne 40
The Landscape and Sense of the Past in WIlliam Dean Howells's Eugene H. Pattison 48
Peattie's Precipice and the "Settlement House" Novel Guy Szuberla 59
Another Look at Community in Winesburg, Ohio Clarence Lindsay 76
The Dramatic Landscape of Sherwood Anderson's Fiction David D. Anderson 89
Hemingway's Posthumous Fiction, 1961-87: A Rorschach Test for Critics Paul W. Miller 98
Curt Johnson: Chicago Novelist and Publisher R. Craig Sautter 108
Midwestern Literature as the Ground for Parody in William Gass's "In the Heart of the Heart of the Country" Laurel Bush 118
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1991 Robert Beasecker, Editor 127
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XXI (1994)

Preface 5
The Dead of Winter
The Midwest Poetry Festival Prize Poem
Edward Haworth Hoeppner 9
Five Portraits
The Midwest Fiction Award Prize Story
Christopher Stieber 11
Love, Loss, and Renewal: Abraham Lincoln's Letters of Condolence
The Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
Ronald F. Dorr 23
MidAmerica: The Second Decade Marcia Noe 39
The Spirit of Place as a Usable Past in William Cullen Bryant's "The Prairies" Keith Fynaardt 50
Mark Twain Among the Indians
An Honorable Mention Essay
David L. Newquist 59
Mark Twain, Sherwood Anderson, and Midwestern Modernism David D. Anderson 73
Meridel Le Sueur, "Corn Village," and Literary Pragmatism James M. Bohnlein 82
Hemingway's Posthumous Fiction: From Brimming Vault to Bare Cupboard Paul W. Miller 98
"The Darkness of the Moment": Two Short Stories by Ruth Suckow Mary Jean DeMarr 112
A Jew From East Jesus: The Yiddishkeit of Nelson Algren
An Honorable Mention Essay
James A. Lewin 122
James Wright and the Native American Spirit of Place William Barillas 132
A Farm Under a Lake: What's Happened to Huck's Territory? Margaret Rozga 143
Soy City Voices: An Oral History of Workers in Decatur, Illinois Dan Guillory 154
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1992 Robert Beasecker, Editor 171
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XXII (1995)

Preface 5
Midnight in the Kitchen
The Midwest Poetry Festival Prize Poem
Mary Ann Samyn 9
George Ade at the "Alfalfa European Hotel"
The Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
Guy Szuberla 10
The Romance of Suffering: Midwesterners Remember the Homestead Liahna Babener 25
The Public Helga Skogsbergh and the Prive Johan Gidmark: Swedish Immigrants, Wisconsin Homesteaders Jill Gidmark 35
Upton Sinclair: Never Forgotten Dorys Crow Grover 41
Midwestern Voices and the Marginal Canon: Reconsidering Proletarian Fiction James W. Boehnlein 50
The Indian Drum and Its Authors: A Reconsideration Mary DeJong Obuschowski 60
Tone and Technology in Harriet Monroe's "The Turbine" Marilyn J. Atlas 69
Vachel Lindsay's Crusade for Cultural Literacy Lisa Woolley 83
Wanderers and Sojourners: Sherwood Anderson and the People of Winesburg David D. Anderson 89
First Crop: Pioneers of Poetry in the Red River Valley of the North Lawrence Moe 97
Clifford D. Simak's Use of the Midwest in Science Fiction Mary Jean DeMarr 108
"This country has so many ways of humiliating": Bharati Mukherjee's Depiction of Midwestern Community Values Roger J. Bresnahan 122
Ecocriticism and Midwestern Literary Studies: Some Points of Departure (and Arrival) William Barillas 128
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature Robert Beasecker, editor 139
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XXIII (1996)

Preface 5
Red Berries
The Midwest Poetry Festival Prize Poem
Terrence Glass 9
"Beyond Human Understanding:" Confusion and the Call in Winesburg, Ohio
The Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
Thomas Wetzel 11
Fire in the Badlands
The Midwest Fiction Award Prize Story
Dave Diamond 28
The Spirit of Place; the Place of Spirit
An Honorable Mention Essay
David L. Newquist 47
The Regional Form as a Commodified Site in Hamlin Garland's Main-Travelled Roads John L. Sutton 56
The Roles of Chicago in the Careers of Ellen Van Volkenburg and Maurice Browne Marilyn J. Atlas 64
Maid or Writer: The Rhetoric of Conformity and Rebellion in Miss Lulu Bett
An Honorable Mention Essay
Lynn Rhoades 73
The Structure of Sherwood Anderson's Short Story Collections David D. Anderson 90
Anti-Heroic Theme and Structure in Midwestern World War I novels from Cather to Hemingway Paul W. Miller 99
Aeroplane in Furs: The Language of Masochism and the Will to Submit in "Cape Hatteras" Patrick Hurley 109
The Blues in Langston Hughes's Not Without Laughter Barbara Burkhardt 114
Gwendolyn Brooks at Eighty: A Retrospective Philip Greasley 124
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1994 Robert Beasecker, editor 136
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XXIV (1997)

Preface 5
Planting Asparagus
The Midwest Poetry Festival Prize Poem
Rod Phillips 9
Meridel Le Sueur, Earth Goddesses and Engels's Approach to the Woman Question
The Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
Nora Ruth Roberts 10
Songs I'll Not Hear Again
The Midwest Fiction Award Prize Story
Jim Gorman 18
Hardly Flyover Country: Recent Developments in Midwestern Studies
An Honorable Mention Essay
Edward Watts 36
"Stayin' with the Lan'": Midwest, Migration and Metaphors Suzy Clarkson Holstein 46
Mad About Books: Eugene Field's The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac Robert A Shaddy 53
Feminist Discourse and the Alien Word: A Bakhtinian Analysis of Meridel Le Sueur's The Girl James M. Boehnlein 70
Willa Cather, Sherwood Anderson - and Ivan Turgenev Paul W. Miller 80
The Structure of Sherwood Anderson's Short Story Collections David D. Anderson 90
Consequential Identity in Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms Clarence Lindsay 99
Louis Bromfield in France Dorys Grover 115
Growing Up in Detroit: Jim Daniels's M-80 Janet Ruth Heller 122
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1995 Robert Beasecker, editor 133
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XXV (1998)

Preface: The First Twenty-five Years of MidAmerica 5
Janey Gets Locked in the Bohemian Cemetery for the Night
The Midwest Festival Prize Poem
Ann Bardens 11
Life in Prairie Land: Eliza Farnum's Transcendental Text
The Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
Nancy McKinney 13
Ghost Dogs
The Midwest Fiction Award Prize Story
David Diamond 25
When the Windigo Spirit Swept Across the Plains...: Ojibway Perceptions of the Settlement of the Midwest Jean Strandness 36
Sherwood Anderson's Chants of the Mississippi Valley Bernard F. Engel 50
Visual Imagery in Winesburg, Ohio David D. Anderson 61
The Small Town and Urban Midwest in Ring Lardner's Douglas A. Noverr 68
The Midwestern Expatriates: Why They Left, What They Remembered Roger J. Bresnahan 78
The Garden of Eden as a Response to Tender is the Night Robert E. Fleming 84
The Question of Meridel Le Sueur's Lost Patrimony Douglas Wixson 96
"[W]ritten Along the Margin and not the Page Itself": The Early Short Fiction of Josephine W. Johnson
An Honorable Mention Essay
Mark Graves 109
Eva K. Anglesburg of the Level Land Lawrence Moe 119
Photographing the Ruins: Wright Morris and Midwestern Gothic Rodney P. Rice 128
Living in Brainard: The Memory of Place in Dan Gerber's Grass Fires Todd Davis 155
(Mis)reading the Region: Midwestern Innocence in the Fiction of Jay McInerney Marcia Noe 162
Roadtrip to Winesburg Paul P. Somers, Jr. 175
Violent Silences in Three Works of David Mamet Jill B. Gidmark 184
Sand Country Almanac and the Evolution of Ecological Conscience Philip A. Greasley 193
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1996 Robert Beasecker, editor 204
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XXVI (1999)

Preface 5
Ravens
The Midwest Festival Prize Poem
Jim Gorman 9
A Graveyard of the Midwest: Unearthing the Influence of Sören Kierkegaard on Midwestern Immigrant Communities
The Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
Thomas Wetzel 10
Traveling Companions
The Midwest Fiction Award Prize Story
Etta C. Abrahams 25
The Effect of Consumer Capitalism on Middle-Class Culture in Fuller's Cliff Dwellers and With the Procession Kevin J. Jett 34
Ambiguities of the Escape Theme in Midwestern Literature 1918-1931 Matts Västå 49
"I belong in little towns:" Sherwood Anderson's Small Town Post-Modernism Clarence Lindsay 77
Sherwood Anderson's Midwest and the Industrial South in Beyond Desire David D. Anderson 105
Sherwood Anderson's Discovery of a Father Paul W. Miller 113
Grassroots Communism: Contexts for the Political Activism of Grace Lee Boggs Rober J. Bresnahan 121
Mary Frances Doner: Michigan Author Mary DeJong Obuchowski 129
From Ma Joad to Elizabeth Berg: Women on the Road in America Ronald Primeau 138
Fresh Salt Water: The Great Lakes as Literature of the Sea Jill S. Gidmark 147
The Commodity Culture and Other Historical Pressures in Harriett Arnow's The Dollmaker Michael Barry 156
Jim Harrison, Willa Cather, and the Revision of Midwestern Pastoral William Barillas 171
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1997 Robert Beasecker, Editor 185
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XXVII (2000)

Preface 5
Hale Bopp
The Midwest Festival Prize Poem
Diane Kendig 9
Novelists and Biographers: The Sinclair Lewis, August Derleth and Mark Shorer Triangle
The Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
Kenneth B. Grant 11
Holy Cross and "He's So Fine"
The Midwest Fiction Award Prize Story
Paul P. Somers 21
Drowning in a Sea of Commodities: Consumer Capitalism and Middle-Class Culture in Fuller's Cliff Dwellers and With the Procession Kevin W. Jett 33
"[T]he Significance of Beauty of Ordinary Things:" The Nonfiction of Josephine W. Johnson
An Honorable Mention Essay
Mark Graves 49
Tramping Across America: The Travel Writings of Vachel Lindsay
An Honorable Mention Essay
Dan Guillory 59
A Germain Main Street and More: Heinrich Mann's Der Certain (1918) and Sinclair Lewis's Satirical Novels of the 1920s Frederick Betz 66
The Allure and Illusion of the East in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Basil Stories Kavita S. Hatwalkar 78
Sherwood Anderson's Hometown David D. Anderson 84
David Mamet's Trivialization of Feminism and Sexual Harassment in Oleanna Janet Ruth Heller 93
The Issue of Literacy in America: Slave Narratives and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye Marilyn J. Atlas 106
Critiquing the Culture and Subverting the Agrarian Myth in Midwestern America: Jane Hamilton's A Map of the World
An Honorable Mention Essay
Michael Lasley 119
Mary Swander's Midwest Mary Obuchowski 126
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1998 Robert Beasecker, Editor 133
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XXVIII (2001)

Preface 4
Out With the Monarch, the Vole and the Toad
The Gwendolyn Brooks Prize Poem
Patricia Clark 7
They Labour in Vain
The Paul Somers Prize Story
Claire van Breemen Downes 8
Windy McPherson's Son: Sowing the Seeds of Winesburg's Twisted Apples
The Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
Robert Dunne 13
Blanche Roosevelt and the Three-Decker Novel
An Honorable Mention Essay
Paul W. Miller 23
Male and Female Narratives of Selfhood in Winesburg Ohio Clarence Lindsay 34
Patty Jane's House of Curl: Restyling Women's Literature in Midwestern Classroom Jill Barnum 62
Twentieth-Century Children's Books of Nineteenth Century Michigan Mary DeJong Obuchowski 68
Stylistic Features of Early Red River Valley Poetry Lawrence Moe 74
East Meets Midwest in Caroline Kirkland's Western Clearings Denise Kay Jacobs 87
August Derleth and Poetry Out of Wisconsin Kenneth B. Grant 98
Something is Rotten in the State of - Missouri: Hamlet, Claudius, and Huckleberry Finn John Rohrkemper 104
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature: 1999 Robert Beasecker, Editor 116
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XXIX (2002)

Preface 4
Purple
The Gwendolyn Brooks Prize Poem
Leonora Smith 6
The Elvis Jesus—Chapter One—The Great Magician Dazzles the Badlands
The Paul Somers Prize Story
David Diamond 8
Fact in Fiction: Historical Novels Set in Pioneer Minnesota Leslie Czechowski 17
The Alienated Souls of Josephine W. Johnson Mark Graves 34
Magic in an Airstream Trailer: Narrative Voice in Peace Like a River Jill Barnum 47
Gwendolyn Brooks's Dramatic Monologues in A Street in Bronzeville Janet Ruth Heller 54
Eugene Field and the World's Biggest Literary Funeral Thomas Pribek 61
The Hawk, the Raven, and the Baby Lark: August Derleth's Relationship with the Edgar Lee Master Family Kenneth B. Grant 67
A Rereading of Black Hawk's Autobiography David Newquist 78
The Red River Valley and the Poetry of Place Lawrence Moe 91
Bellow Remembers in "Something to Remember Me By" Guy Szuberla 103
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature Robert Beasecker 113
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XXX (2003)

Preface 4
Winter Wear
The Gwendolyn Brooks Prize Poem
Rane R. Arroyo 6
Norman Rockwell Slept Here
The Paul Somers Prize Story
Jim Gorman 8
In Good Company: The Midwestern Literary Community and the Short Fiction of Ruth Suckow and Hamlin Garland
The Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
Jeffrey Swenson 20
Drawing from Memory: John T. McCutcheon Draws Chicago and the Midwest
An Honorable Mention Essay
Guy Szuberla 32
The Mystery of Identity: The Journey from Constructedness to Essence in Sherwood Anderson's Poor White Mark Peter Buechsel 54
For Shakespeare, Chicago, and the Ghost of Reform James A. Lewin 65
Louis Bromfield and the Idea of the Middle Jayne Waterman 73
Josephine W. Johnson: The Second Short Story Collection and Beyond Mark Graves 85
The Virgin of Bennington: Eastern or Midwestern? Mary DeJong Obuchowski 94
Thomas McGrath: Another Agrarian Revolt Glenn Sheldon 100
G.K. Chesterton's Midwestern Legacy Russ Bodi 112
Law and Literature: The Case of the Anatomy of a Murder James Seaton 123
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature 2011 Robert Beasecker 134
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XXXI (2004)

Preface 4
Astrid, Siggy, and Bert
The Gwendolyn Brooks Prize Poem
Patricia Clark 7
Shag Carpet
The Paul Somers Prize Story
Michael Kula 8
A Heart Enshrouded in the Landscape: An Impressionist Reading of "Big Two-Hearted River"
The Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
Luchen Li 17
Twain, Howells, and the Origin of Midwestern Drama David Radavich 25
Local Color, Local News, and "The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg" Guy Szuberla 43
Theodore Dreiser, Thermodynamics, and the "Manly Man": An Analysis of Gender Relations in the Cowperwood Trilogy Barbara Lindquist 57
Stiffed: David Mamet's Men John Rohrkemper 69
The Strength of the Midwestern Proletariat: Meridel LeSueur and the Ideal Proletarian Literature Sara Kosiba 80
Claiming a Place in the Nation: Wisconsin Women Experience the Civil War Through Private Writing Dana Edwards 91
Portraits of the American Heartland at the Crossroads of the Counterculture Dominic Ording 104
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature 2002 Robert Beasecker 115
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XXXII (2005)

Preface 4
Lost Luggage
The Gwendolyn Brooks Prize Poem
Claire van Breemen Downes 7
Review Essay: How Midwestern Literature Can Help Us All Get Along Marcia Noe 8
Art and the Immigrant: The Other as Muse in Cather's My Ántonia and Rølvaag's Boat of Longing Jeffrey Swenson 16
Religion and Literature in Sinclair Lewis and Willa Cather James Seaton 31
Embracing Contraries: The Competing Narratives of Tom McGrath's Letter to An Imaginary Friend, Part One James M. Boehnlein 38
August Derleth's Self-Promotion Kenneth B. Grant 46
The Nature of Learning in Garrison Keillor's "Drowning 1954" and "After a Fall" Janet Ruth Heller 53
Suburban Self-Alienation: Louis Bromfield's Mr. Smith Jayne Waterman 61
A Dentist No More: The Destruction of Masculinity in McTeague Denise Howard Long 67
Transformation of the World: The Metaphor of Fairy Tale in the Poetry of Lisel Mueller Linda Nemec Foster 78
Thoroughly Modern Carrie: Dreiser, Realism and the Historical Moment Melanie England 88
African American Drama from the Midwest David Radavich 95
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature Robert Beasecker 120
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XXXIII (2006)

March Afternoon Tea
The Gwendolyn Brooks Prize Poem
Ellen Arl 7
An Illusion of Understanding: Listeners and Tellers in Sherwoods Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio and Carson McCullers's The Heart is A Lonely Hunter
The David Diamond Student Writing Prize
Michael Merva 9
William Dean Howells and Humanistic Criticism
The Jill Barnum Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
James Seaton 21
The Midwest, The New Yorker,The Onion and Something Funny Guy Szuberla 31
Rock/River: Lorine Niedecker's Objectivist Poetics of the Natural World Jonathan Ivry 48
The Matriarchal Mentor: Edna Ferber's Emma McChesney as both "New" and "Woman" Scott D. Emmert 66
Wisconsin: Land of Strange Beings and Ancient Gods Sara Kosiba 78
The Divided World and Conflicted Self revealed in Stewart Edward White's The Blazed Trail and The Unobstructed Universe Paul W. Miller 90
Religion and Literature in Sinclair Lewis and Willa Cather James Seaton 103
Transformation of the World: The Metaphor of Fairy Tale in the Poetry of Lisel Mueller Linda Nemec Foster 111
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature 2004 Robert Beasecker 121
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

XXXIV (2007)

Preface
Tree of Heaven
The Gwendolyn Brooks Prize Poem
Todd Davis 7
At the Foot of Mt. Etna
The Paul Somers Prize Story
Maria Frances Bruno 9
Murder in Rustbelt City: A Return to Lorain, Ohio
The David Diamond Student Writing Prize
Nick Kowalczyk 18
Native on Native: Place in the Letters of Leslie Marmon Silko & James Wright
The Jill Barnum Midwest Heritage Prize Essay
Christian P. Knoeller 34
The Midwesterner as Out-of-Towner Guy Szuberla 44
Dramatizing the Midwest David Radavich 59
Midwestern History and Memory in Robinson's Gilead Beth Widmaier Capo 80
Reading Hamlin Garland's The Book of the American Indian Matthew Low 87
Tell Me Over and Over Again: The Gendering of the Vietnam War and the Cycles of Trauma in Tim O'Brien's In the Lake of the Woods Roy Seeger 97
Shadows on the Rock: Cather's Anodyne of Hope: Cecile Dispenses and Receives Susan A. Schiller 106
Life Writing/Writing a Culture: Laura Ingalls Wilder Susan Larkin 118
Editing with Herb Martin David Shevin 126
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature 2005 Robert Beasecke 133
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award Inside Back Cover
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XXXV (2008)

Preface
Yes
The Gwendolyn Brooks Prize Poem
Edward Morin 8
Diminishing Returns
The Gwendolyn Brooks Prize Poem
Roy Seeger 10
Raised in a Corn Palace The Paul Somers Prize for Creative Prose Dawn Comer 12
Doctor and Patient
The David Diamond Student Writing Prize
Stephanie Carpenter 23
John Neihardt Writes: Textual Appropriates of Indigenous Storytelling
The David Diamond Student Writing Prize
Matthew Low 34
Steve Tesich's Four Friends and Summer Crossing Guy Szuberla 44
The "Middle" in Diane Johnson's MidAmerica: The Space in Between Carolyn A. Durham 57
The Art of Atonement: The Emergence of the Jewish Character in William Maxwell's Short Fiction Gretchen Comba 66
Music and the Spirit of Tragedy in Hamlin Garland's "Up the Coolly": A Nietzschean Reading Mark Buechsel 80
Romancing the Desiring-Machine: Edna Ferber's Cimarron and Sanora Babb's The Lost Traveler Douglas Wixson 92
A Mystical Midwest: Louise Erdrich's Tracks and the Midwestern Tradition Nancy Bunge 106
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature 2006 Robert Beasecker 115
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award 175
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XXXVI (2009)

Preface
The Time I Took Patsy Higgins Up to Holy Redeemer
The Gwendolyn Brooks Prize Poem
Mary Minock 8
Fella with an Umbrella: Finding Joy on the Autism Spectrum
The Paul Somers Prize for Creative Prose
Dawn Comer 11
"Holy Moses!": The Pit, Curtis Jadwin and the Documentary Hypothesis
The David Diamond Student Writing Prize
Richmond B. Adams 28
Wright Morris's Chicago
The Jill Barnum Midwestern Heritage Prize Essay
Joseph J. Wydeven 41
Cincinnatus, Kris Columbus, Dad Detroit, and Other Cartoon Icons Guy Szuberla 52
Metafiction on Main Street: Garrison Keillor's Lake Woebegon Days Rod Rice 70
No Homecoming for Soldiers" Young Hemingway's Return to and Flight from the Midwest John J. McKenna 83
Ray Bradbury's Tale of Two Cities: An Essential Message for a Technologically Dominated Society Loren Logsdon 93
"We Represent the End of Race": Uncovering Langston Hughes's Jeremiadic Discourse Willie J. Harrell, Jr. 107
Macabre and Modern Sorcery: "The Cat that Lived at the Ritz" and "The Apothecary" as Antecedents of William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" David FitzSimmons 128
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature 2007 Robert Beasecker 142
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award 200
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

Vol. XXXVII (2010)

Preface 8
Cutting the Cord or Leaving Factory
The Gwendolyn Brooks Prize Poem
Paul Stebleton 10
The First Vision of Baseball
The Paul Somers Prize for Creative Prose
James Marlow 14
"Accentuated by the Wavering Uncertain Light": Sherwood Anderson's Construction of Rural Modernity The David Diamond Student Writing Prize Andy Oler 24
Robert Vivian's Tall Grass Trilogy: A Critical Introduction Joseph J. Wydeven 35
Sherwood Anderson: Mentor of American Racial Identity Margaret E. Wright-Cleveland 46
The Grammar of Segregation in the Sonnets of Gwendolyn Brooks Margaret Rozga 63
Cross-Examining the Myth of Southern Chivalry: Gwendolyn Brooks's Emmett Till Poems Marc Seals 74
The Heartland of Susan Glaspell's Plays David Radavich 81
"It Might Be Something Awful": The Movement of Sex in the Plays of William Inge Michael Schwartz 95
Michael Cunningham's Introspective and Teacherly Narrators in A Home at the End of the World Dominic Ording> 106
The Late Twentieth-Century Rise of Regionalism: A Key to Louise Erdrich's Success Jennifer M. Holly Wells 116
Mary Swander's The Girls on the Roof and the Transformation of Terror Mary DeJong Obuchowski 127
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature 2008 Robert Beasecker 133
Catch up on Midwestern Literature 194
Conference and Awards 195
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award 196
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover

XXXVIII (2011)

Preface
Catch up on Midwestern Literature 8
SSML Conference 9
Open Tuning
The Gwendolyn Brooks Prize Poem
Christian Knoeller 10
A Bride of the Great War
The Paul Somers Prize for Creative Prose
David B. Schock 12
Old Blue Hat
The David Diamond Student Writing Prize
Scott Michael Atkinson 19
Up in Michigan: A Review Essay Marcia Noe 24
Mentoring American Racial Identity: Sherwood Anderson's Lessons to Ernest Hemingway Margaret E. Wright-Cleveland 28
The Narrative Impulse in the Works of Charles E. Burchfield Joseph J. Wydeven 41
Opposition Over Here: World War I Fiction in The Midland Scott D. Emmert 59
Craig Rice's Chicago and J.J. Malone Guy Szuberla 69
"Living Fifty-fifty": Gender Dynamics in the Plays of Rachel Crothers David Radavich 82
Questioning Ideals of Midwestern Escapism: Philip Roth's Indignation Leigh Gardner 93
Dante's Divine Comedy and Bradbury's Farenheit 451: Dynamic Stories of Awakening, Enlightenment, and Redemption Keith Tookey and Loren Logsdon 104
Annual Bibliography of Midwestern Literature 2009 Robert Beasecker 118
Recipients of the Mark Twain Award 181
Recipients of the MidAmerica Award Back Cover
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