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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 350–357.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Ben Clarke Committed Styles: Modernism, Politics, and Left-Wing Literature in the 1930s , by Kohlmann Benjamin . Oxford University Press , 2014 . 228 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 As Benjamin Kohlmann argues in Committed Styles: Modernism, Politics, and Left-Wing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 251–258.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Karen Leick Anti-Nazi Modernism: The Challenges of Resistance in 1930s Fiction , by Spiro Mia , Northwestern University Press , 2013 . 308 pages. Migrant Modernism: Postwar London and the West Indian Novel , by Brown J. Dillon , University of Virginia Press , 2013 . 246...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 225–234.
Published: 01 June 2022
... in the ecoliterature of Latinx and Asian American authors and in other art forms of the interwar period, including painting, photography, and music. He also cites compelling evidence from twenty-first-century filmmakers who have established connections between the 1930s and 1940s and present-day environmental concerns...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 246–275.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Patricia Rae Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 !4I Double Sorrow: Proleptic Elegy and the End of Arcadianism in 1930s Britain Patricia Rae Yes, we are going to suffer, now; the sky Throbs like a feverish forehead; pain is real; The groping searchlights suddenly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
...), which she deeply admired, involve not only subtle appropriations of turns of phrase, image, and point of view but also revisions of racial themes and subversions of narrative closure. Examining Larsen’s engagement with Wharton—particularly in Quicksand (1928), Passing (1929), “Sanctuary” (1930...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 403–428.
Published: 01 December 2016
... characteristics), a phenomenon famously studied in axolotls by Huxley’s brother Julian and widely heralded in the 1920s and 1930s as the key to human evolutionary and social success. Huxley’s scientific engagements in Eyeless in Gaza may be particularly sophisticated, but, as I conclude, other modernists and more...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
... in the 1930s should serve as a warning to critics invested in failure as a figure of opposition. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 As she points out, Grant cuts a miserable figure of success mythology by any measure. He had resigned from the US Army to avoid dishonorable discharge for excessive...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 239–266.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Marxist magazines in the early 1930s. Pitted against abstraction in particular, Slesinger challenges impersonality’s disembodied imperative, which renders what this article terms “impersons”: waifs “unpossessed” of agency and emotional intensity, and thus unfit not only for collective action but any form...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 385–404.
Published: 01 December 2017
... that those issues have seemed separate only because critics have thus far had an incomplete view of Moore’s work in the 1930s, the decade in which they converge. “Pigeons,” it concludes, is the salient poem for seeing the Protestant Moore and the scientific Moore come together in a deep exploration...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jeffrey Lawrence This essay argues that Katherine Anne Porter’s Mexico writings of the 1920s and 1930s played a prominent role in the turn toward a transnational “literature of experience” in the interwar US literary field. Reading the stories “Flowering Judas,” “That Tree,” and “Hacienda...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 427–450.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Fiona Green This article focuses on the poems Marianne Moore wrote during and between visits to Virginia in the mid-1930s that were published in The Pangolin and Other Verse (1936). Prompted by an exchange of letters between Moore and Ezra Pound in 1935, the essay considers relationships between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 463–484.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of her writing life, adopted synesthesia as an aesthetic principle. It helped her critique the atomization of the human senses under the technological conditions of modernity, but also to condemn both the militarism of the Great War and the rise of totalitarian politics in the late 1930s. Ultimately...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 396–400.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of Lowney’s argument that he has assembled more than a colloquy of illustrious ghosts, and that a particular weave of cultural affinities and affiliations, ultimately knotted into the broader fabric of an American society shaped by the Popular Front of the 1930s and its aftermath, holds...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 367–396.
Published: 01 September 2014
... by this time complete, it would make sense for him to demand of love a similar conversion to communal ideals. As anyone familiar with Auden’s 1930s writing knows, however, his concern with love as a sociopolitical force far predates his conversion to Christianity. For in his work throughout...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 511–518.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of Literary Nationalism in India , works on two levels. First, it is an analysis of important Indian literary works of the 1930s, centering on Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable (1936), Raja Rao’s Kanthapura (1938), and Ahmed Ali’s Twilight in Delhi (1940). Second, and perhaps more important, the book tackles...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 524–531.
Published: 01 September 2012
... reassert themselves in negative form” (89). Greenberg argues that by the 1930s, a period of late mod- ernism, satire became the culturally dominant “mode” or “sensibility” of modernist novelists (36), with the grotesque serving as both target and method. Most memorably, he insists “not only...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 414–421.
Published: 01 September 2010
... to the 1950s, though four of its seven chapters deal with the 1930s, when Fitzgerald and Parker—thanks to the explosive and reductive effects of the Great Depression on the film and publishing industries respectively–did the bulk of their work in Hollywood. In each chapter, Cerasulo alternates among...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 237–238.
Published: 01 September 2017
...-Century Literature . § “Numb Modernism”’s conjoining of affect theory, Marxist theory, feminist readings of modernism and the radical left, and intertextual location of the novel in the 1930s produces an exemplary reading of Slesinger’s satirical novel and a persuasive analysis of previously under...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 322–356.
Published: 01 September 2009
... mature poetic was her interest in reader theory and the instability of print: in the mid to late 1930s she specifically turned the problem of not knowing “how to write poems” into productive questions about reading and inter- pretation. Acutely aware of audience during this period4—seeing audi...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 June 2010
... realism of the 1920s and 1930s, which in turn yields to the problem realism of the 40s and 50s, and even looks forward to the neorealisms of the 80s and after, the question endures: is realism by definition middle class? And is middle-class fiction necessarily realistic? Hutner argues that Howells...