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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 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 wrote a long letter to an old friend...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
...), 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 Three and Four), comparative...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 107–114.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., even as science became the era’s dominant mode of knowledge production. In its liveliest section, chapter 3 turns to Holub and his love of the Beats. This affinity will surprise many readers, since Holub, an immunologist as well as a poet, “projected” an image of himself as a “hard-working...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 317–344.
Published: 01 September 2021
... instinct to seek out modes of being in abandonment in the first place. Consciously or not, her thinking in terms of being at once undermines Butch’s own logic of “beating” and presages her later discovery of forms of being through inhabiting abandoned spaces, like the relief station, where she finds...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 371–395.
Published: 01 September 2010
... 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 quite Understood—the ballads they had set her to, in school. (Blacks 333) Though she...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 March 2010
... 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 poem, Sitwell herself describes this beat as “[t]he beating...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 481–512.
Published: 01 December 2014
... by a book under Drum’s own imprint, edited by Peggy Rutherfoord, called Darkness and Light (released in the United States under the title African Voices), which overlapped with Hughes’s collection insofar as it included stories by Modisane, Rive, and Themba. If Rutherfoord beat Hughes to press...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 March 2013
... (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); “although [his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 232–259.
Published: 01 June 2013
... by William Laidlaw and edited by Walter Scott for his Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border: “’O where have you been, my long, long love, / this long seven years and mair?’ / ‘O I’m come to seek my former vows / Ye granted me before’” (Child 4:361). Rhymed ABCB, with a virtual beat at the ends...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... 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 imprisonment, and one that he can endure unawares. In comparison to life...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 249–258.
Published: 01 June 2005
... 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, Charlie Parker, et al.) signified spontaneous expression...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 105–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... in no change to the law. Still, the hearing gave Shaw a platform from which to voice his grievances publicly and thus allowed him to position himself on the forefront of the anticensorship movement. Despite his outward defiance against the censor, Shaw beat a tactical retreat by abandoning “unpleasant...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 March 2005
... 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: The Poetics of Kamau...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 47–70.
Published: 01 March 2010
... their view: You are useless, O grave, O beautiful. The landsmen tell it—I have heard— You are useless. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . But hail— As the tide slackens, As the wind beats out, We hail this shore...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 329–358.
Published: 01 September 2017
... into the air, glistening with sweat like a circus seal, and dropped, his wet back landing flush upon the charged rug, heard him yell and saw him literally dance upon his back, his elbows beating a frenzied tattoo upon the floor, his muscles twitching like the flesh of a horse stung by many flies” (27...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... personhood. 9 Similarly, Deleuze and Guattari cite Lawrence, Miller, and the Beats as examples of “men who know how to . . . traverse the desert of the body without organs” (1983, 133). 19 For examples of the role of Grove authors in cultural feminist discourse, see Morgan 2001 , 107–19...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 193–216.
Published: 01 June 2008
... originality of his action but keep beating back his explanation of it in terms of the books that inspired it. In effect they allow Leonard to be nature or part of the landscape, but not to interpret it. Helen even affects a Cockney accent in trying to coax Leonard back to earth when he digresses from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 423–446.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the opaque shell of postmodernism, tweezed out its tan- gled circuitry and inserted in its place the warm, beating heart of an authentic humanism. . . .Like [Dickens and Tolstoy], Franzen attended to the quiet drama of the interior life and also recorded its fraught transactions...