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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 499-506.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Thom Robinson The Cambridge Companion to the Beats , edited by Belletto Steven . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2017 . 297 pages. Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory , by Melehy Hassan . London : Bloomsbury , 2016 . 255 pages. Beat Drama: Playwrights...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 171-192.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Oliver Harris Copyright © Hofstra University 2000 Cold War Correspondents: Ginsberg, Kerouac, Cassady, and the Political Economy of Beat Letters O liver H arris n June 23, 1953, an aspiring poet employed as a copyboy for the New York World Telegram...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 170-196.
Published: 01 June 2016
... postwar consumer culture and illuminates Kerouac’s investment in nature and community. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Jack Kerouac Beats automobile infrastructure studies Of the many texts about the open road that have appeared since World War II, few can match the influence or...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 114-122.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Canada (Chapter One), the critical geographies of fugitive slave narratives written in Mexico as well as the US and Canada (Chapter Two), the perspectives on mainstream “American” literary movements such as modernism and the Beats made possible by a transnational or non-US-based optic (Chapters...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 107-114.
Published: 01 March 2017
... case, too, proceeds from an apparent inconsistency, of which Quinn perhaps makes too much: how could Alvarez, who famously rejected Movement poetics and “gentility” (quoted in Quinn, 99) in all its forms, also reject the Beats? Throughout the 1960s, Quinn writes, Alvarez consistently valued how...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 371-395.
Published: 01 September 2010
... events of the murder and trial—and the white woman’s troubling place in them: From the first it had been a like a Ballad. It had the beat inevitable. It had the blood. A wildness cut up, and tied in little bunches, Like the four-line stanzas of the ballads she had never...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 110-113.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Benitez-Rojo. Unlike many North American writers on Caribbean literature, he also gives full attention to the regional reviewers of Brathwaite and Walcott, many of whom are themselves significant poets. The book closest in content to this one is June Bobb’s Beating a Rest­ less Drum...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 105-114.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., Shaw beat a tactical retreat by abandoning “unpleasant plays” in order to write seem­ ingly more “pleasant” plays that could satirize the culture of censorship without being judged obscene. This cogent account of Shaw’s later career 108 Review is supported by a sensitive reading of Pygmalion...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 105-109.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., of the beats, and of those who made a community for themselves in San Francisco in the 1950s. Guys Like Us continues Davidson’s examination of poets of the postwar years (here he defines the Cold War as extending from the close of World War II to the beginnings of détente in the 1980s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 114-122.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... See Ozieblo Gurdjieff, G. 1. See Rauve H a rris, Oliver. “Cold War Correspondents: Ginsberg, Kerouac, Cassady, and the Political Economy of Beat Letters.” 46.2 (2000): 171-192 Hall, Radclyffe. See Green Hamner, Robert D.“Creolizing Homer for the Stage:Walcott’s The Odyssey...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 212-217.
Published: 01 June 2007
... popular Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry (1994) commences with Charles Olson’s “In Cold Hell, in Thicket” and concludes with the Language poet Diane Ward’s “Lovely Stuff.” Situated between these two terminals are representatives of the New York School, the Beats, Black Mountain...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 71-91.
Published: 01 March 2010
... imagery and setting. The short, accented lines have been described as resembling “the rhythms of the tom-tom and the rhythms of jazz” (Glendinning 132) and as a “danse macabre [in which] [e]very second syllable is stressed to imitate a drum beat” (Cevasco 70). In her own later commentary on the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 545-550.
Published: 01 December 2010
... identification of this vocation with “immigrants, beat-pilgrim souls, and libertarian forces of creative enunciation” (225). But fewer may be able to follow Wilson into his (to borrow one of his own favored images) belief- drenched terrain, in which literature is not an end in itself but one of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 117-140.
Published: 01 March 2012
... the hurt that Himes refers to here, however, is not immediately apparent. After his detailing how beatings and solitary confinement clearly do hurt him—in ways evident to him as they happen—the hurt here is at once personal (“my deriving from outside, associated with the overall process of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 249-258.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Anglo-American values and ideology. One of the reasons that the Beat writers, such as Kerouac and Ginsberg, responded so strongly to jazz and made it a galvanizing part of their own lingo was because the music and the romanticized lifestyle of its musicians (Miles Davis...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 1-36.
Published: 01 March 2013
... South Texas (a project which accompanied his more well-known East Texas farm, which grew marijuana and opium and served as an entertain- ment venue for other Beats). “Burroughs saw the farmer as the embodi- ment of American free enterprise and rugged individualism,” Johnson writes (61...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 481-512.
Published: 01 December 2014
... overlapped with Hughes’s collection insofar as it included stories by Modisane, Rive, and Themba. If Rutherfoord beat Hughes to press with her anthology, however, An African Treasury was the more groundbreaking and well received of the two. Much of Darkness and Light was devoted to praise poems...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 37-78.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., minding her own business, she is merely trying to make a living: While me deh walk ‘long in de street, Policeman’s yawnin’ on his beat; An’ dis de wud him chiefta’n say— Me mus’n car’ me apple-tray. (1-4) 46 Salvaging Dialect and Cultural Cross-Dressing in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 232-259.
Published: 01 June 2013
... / Ye granted me before’” (Child 4:361). Rhymed ABCB, with a virtual beat at the ends of the rhymed lines, this stanza follows a pattern that Derek Attridge describes as common in popular verse, effectively “pro- ducing lines with seven actual beats and one virtual beat” (59). Lomax maintained...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 193-216.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Leonard’s jarring (because overly intense) expressions of desire for knowledge. After Leonard’s adventurous nightlong walk into the coun­ 205 Kim Shirkhani tryside, the sisters are impressed by the bold originality of his action but keep beating back his explanation of it in terms of the books that...