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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 436–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
... symbolists such as Wallace Stevens. The essay argues that, in contrast to the imitative earlier poems “Florida” and “Current Dreams,” “The Bight” constitutes an intimate, modern reinvigoration of the danse macabre tradition, representative of both a post-Freudian sensibility alert to psychological...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., and American Pastoral addresses them in relation to the myth of the American Dream and “what kind of country America really is.” African Americans, however, remain largely neglected in current scholarship of Roth’s novel. Roth’s protagonist is Seymour Irving Levov (“the Swede”), the grandson of Jewish...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 25–42.
Published: 01 March 2005
... exclaims in frustration; and the scene ends with Neil’s reply: “‘Yes you can,’ I said. ‘You have’” (85). In Freud’s classic psychoanalytic model based on the Oedipus com­ plex, the son’s desire for the mother is split into “sensual” and “affection­ ate” currents, and the interference of the incest...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 June 2007
... and nationalized—and racialized—symbolic order, of seeking the national in the individual, recent criticism overlooks the irreducible complexity of the novel’s attention to identity and betrays a desire to buttress the ideological coherence of “America” as that entity is currently under­ stood...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 September 2001
... are, as Gatsby has it, “boats against the current.” “Growing back while growing up”—perhaps this is the inevitable di­ rection of the British fiction of Hollywood, for after all, these novels de­ pend for their effectiveness, ironically, on an audience that is more knowledgeable...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 348–361.
Published: 01 September 2002
... pleted Flush. Spender would have been aware of W oolf’s current project, and no doubt shared his information with Isherwood. This reception, growing out o f what was thought and said about W oolf and her subject rather than from an examination o f the text itself, would prove charac­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 111–118.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and positively transformed in the intervening decades, but not so much as to render Kermode’s remon- strances wholly obsolete. For a different example, when the editors of 111Twentieth-Century Literature 60.1 Spring 2014 111 Tony Sharpe the current (eighth) edition of the Norton...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 339–361.
Published: 01 September 2008
...: Asian retailers and manufacturers of button-badges sweatshirts posters understood the power of the dream, and then all of a sudden he [the devil] was everywhere, on the chests of young girls and in the windows protected against bricks by metal grilles. (286) Writing about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and his many published nonfiction essays, the signal concern is with how global black history informs the current civil rights climate in the United States. As Mayfield’s first novel to tackle civil rights in terms similar to works like Kiker’s The Southerner or Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird , The Grand...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 103–122.
Published: 01 March 2003
...). There he will find comfort, and some joy, in what he calls the “inhuman,” the anarchic nature beyond all morality and civilization “defined by platitudes and -isms” (231) that he abhors. So, then, he is in search of waters, currents, the rivers of our origins that occupy so much of Cendrars’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 462–492.
Published: 01 December 2010
... to a desire for something over and above one’s current situation—something more rewarding, gratifying, pleasing, and exciting, something that is, by its very definition, “no longer simply liv[ing]” (76) but more than what mere reality has to offer—is what imbues the language of advertisement with its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 377–398.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Currently there are four classifications of nursing: personal support worker, registered practical nurse, registered nurse, and nurse practitioners. Personal support workers have the least training (typically one year full-time at the community college level) while nurse practitioners have the most...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 92–113.
Published: 01 March 2001
... the rest of the story, as the trout steadied themselves in the current. Hemingway returned to the central trope when Nick noticed an arcing trout, its shadow lost to its substance (its soul to its body) as it left the water, recalling both Nick’s wounding and the Indian father’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 437–460.
Published: 01 December 2019
... they have in any liberatory processes” ( Sawicki 1991 : 23). 3 Ultimately, then, psychoanalysis offers Anna mainly a narrative of her normalization and its discontents. Antipsychiatry, on the other hand, focuses primarily on the patient’s current social situation and the strategies for managing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 474–481.
Published: 01 December 2006
... currently influential scholarship on William Dean How­ ells, albeit less so with recent work on the other three writers named in the book’s title. Opening with two chapters on Howells (as does Petrie’s book), Amy Kaplan’s The Social Construction of American Realism (1988) reinvigorated study...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 453–469.
Published: 01 December 2000
...) critical acclaim accorded their work, attest to the ways in which the protean novel form has absorbed visionary and apocalyptic impulses. It has been shown that alongside the nineteenth-century literature of realism there is a persistent current of visionary writing—that is, writing that ex­ plodes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 406–413.
Published: 01 September 2007
... in the film not as a historical inquiry into a remote past but as an ongoing criminal investigation that implicates everyone in the present. Lone Star’s provocative inquiry into border culture and its competing ethnic legacies and historical moments reflects accurately the current...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 437–466.
Published: 01 December 2005
... shared by other Rhys characters. In one of the dreams in Wide Sargasso Sea, for example, Antoinette follows a man whose face is “black with hatred” through a forest: “I follow him, sick with fear but I make no effort to save myself; if anyone were to try to save me, I would refuse. This must...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2001
.... Published after this supposed instant of transition, The Tower may allow critics to position Yeats as a postcolonial poet, an attractive move given the current scholarly cache attached to the postcolonial and given the potential such a characterization would afford for counterbalancing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 462–494.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of men. Arguing against the “dream” of “equal rights, equal education, equal claims, and 463 Jennifer Gilchrist obligations” between the sexes, Nietzsche’s description of the power women wield from a subordinate position mirrors Rhys’s presentation of Antoinette as connected to nature...