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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 499–506.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Thom Robinson Work cited Weiss Jeff . 2017 . “ Driving the Beat Road .” Washington Post , June 30 , www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/lifestyle/the-beat-generation . The Cambridge Companion to the Beats , edited by Belletto Steven . Cambridge : Cambridge...
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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
..., with Kerouac represented by narrator Sal Paradise and with other characters representing Beat compatriots such as Neal Cassady (Dean Moriarty), Allen Ginsberg (Carlo Marx), and William Burroughs (Old Bull Lee). The novel’s central relationship is between Sal and Dean, the older Sal serving as a mentor of sorts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 243–272.
Published: 01 September 2022
... University 2022 Beat generation counterculture Mexico in literature New Left Rousseau Burrows : You see, sir, rich people and theorists—who are usually rich people—think of poverty in the negative, as the lack of riches—as disease might be called the lack of health. But it isn’t, sir...
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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
..., 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 Extremist poets (e.g., Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath) turned...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 317–344.
Published: 01 September 2021
... know what there is to do. I don’t want success like Butch. I want to be . . . I love to be . . .” ( G 100). For Butch, success means being upwardly mobile by trampling others; he wants “to beat everyone down” to achieve “victory” (34). In contrast, the Girl thinks about why she wants to continue...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 245–270.
Published: 01 September 2023
... Rita . 2015 . The Limits of Critique . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Foreman Janet Weinreich Regina , dirs. 1987 . The Beat Generation: An American Dream . Renaissance Motion Pictures . DVD . Freud Sigmund . 1940 . “ Über einige neurotische Mechanismen bei...
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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 (2023) 69 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2023
... similar to his own ghettoized neighborhood. And even in his fantasy he is still being hounded by his archenemy, the beat cop on patrol. For Crane, such a dilemma makes the Tramp a kind of figure for the poet, and the lyric “we,” it is hoped, might function as a shelter or camouflage for threatened modes...
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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...