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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... © Hofstra University 2015 modernism environment posthumanism animism The Crystal Cabinet Ashe of Rings A trackless, sheep-wandered land, savage with thistles; bird-flown, sea-hammered, a desolation of loveliness whose “visible Pan” has not yet found its real name. —Mary Butts, The Death...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 75–96.
Published: 01 March 2008
... British clan, has much to do with the historical time and locale in which the narrative is poised (“In a century. In a city Kakutani’s placement of the book in the category 77 Michael L. Ross of post-9/11 fiction rings true; the ambit here is nothing if not topi­ cal. The Saturday in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 260–282.
Published: 01 June 2013
... of poets” committed to opposing the New Critics, Ash- bery claims in his introduction to the Collected Poems of Frank O’Hara, “there probably wouldn’t be a generation of young poets committed to poetry as something living rather than an academic parlor game” (ix). The opposition of Some...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 388–419.
Published: 01 September 2003
... perpetual need of redemption; African-Americans must always linger in the ashes of slavery if they are to continue to receive his helping hand.2 For all that Norton purports to be interested in fate and destiny, his paternalistic dream presupposes a kind of temporal stasis, preserving the misery of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 360–387.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Bradley W. Buchanan Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 w Armed with Questions: Mary Butts’s Sacred Interrogative Bradley W. Buchanan J\/L ary Butts’s frequent use of the interrogative mode and her per­ sistent thematization of the trope of questioning are prominent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 279–285.
Published: 01 June 2009
... general audience in this century. Especially in the books that make up The Lord of the Rings, his fantasy fiction lends itself easily to Christian allegorical interpretation, and Tol- kien first satisfies a pleasure of which modernist writers like Joyce and Woolf deprive us (in Oser’s view): they...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 142–178.
Published: 01 June 2005
... already Found in the gullet of a two-year-old. Whereas through Wave, Ring, Bond, through Spectral Lines And Resonances blows a breath of life, Lifting the pleated garment (110) 152 James Merrill, Jorie Graham, and the Metaphoric Imagination Bezoars, we remember...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 210–243.
Published: 01 June 2005
..., Humbert’s true message lies in the syncopated hopscotch of the second half of the paragraph. From “Lolita” to “Lo. Lee. Tafrom the annun- ciatory “Lo” across the medial lees to a “Ta” of farewell, the novel is writ small in this ringing invocation. Such circuitry follows the geometry of classical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 90–116.
Published: 01 March 2012
... you to unfold for them like a paper flower, a secret springing open in a glass of water. They believe your future has a history and that it is themselves. They have family trees to plant for you, photographs of dead children, old bracelets and rings they want to fasten onto...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 322–356.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Prose plored in other passages in her journal from 1937 and 1938. For instance, just below the Ransom/Empson entry, she ponders the possibility that in a few years Auden’s “marvelous” will ring as false and dated as some of the idioms in Tennyson, or sound as out of date as D. H. Lawrence’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 341–370.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Even the most intrepid reader of Marianne Moore might be forgiven for declining to engage her poem “Walking-Sticks and Paperweights and Watermarks.” The last poem Moore published in the 1930s, it did not fare well in her own editing of her work. She published it first in Poetry in November 1936...