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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... traditional elegy erases. This essay begins by reconsidering familiar ground—the Bloomsbury Group and the Cambridge Apostles—in order to place Woolf’s work squarely in the middle of what might otherwise seem an old boys’ club of elegiac inheritance. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2015 elegy mourning...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 401–409.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Enlightenment project configured by Kant in Germany and by revolutionary, encyclopedic philosophers of human freedom in France. The Bloomsbury group, she insists, “carried forward and made new the Enlightenment project’s self-critical and emancipatory force” (xii). Po­ litically engaged and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 360–368.
Published: 01 June 2013
... to be called Bloomsbury by the outside world never existed in the form given to it by the outside world. For “Bloomsbury” was and is used as a term—usually of abuse—ap- plied to a largely imaginary group of persons with largely imagi- nary objects and characteristics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 131–167.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Bisexuality and Woolf’s Opposition to Theories of Androgyny Sex talk becomes high modernist philosophy In “Old Bloomsbury,” Woolf narrates the advent of modernism among those quintessential modernists, the Bloomsbury Group. As Virginia and Vanessa sat talking one day in 1906, the drawing-room door...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 115–127.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Barnes, Gertrude Stein, E. M. Forster, and the Bloomsbury group, all of whom were energized into what a recent collection calls Bad Modernisms, and even what Daphne 119 Jef&ey Mathes McCarthy Brooks calls Bodies in Dissent. Cooper’s materialist lens offers real insight into Lewis’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 495–503.
Published: 01 December 2005
... discussions about their own experiments in sexual rela­ tionships (25,182). In contrast to the Bloomsbury group, Colette praised Hall for her courage to write and publish The Well but objected to Hall’s portrayal of her protagonist as feeling abnormal (26). Most significantly, Hall and Troubridge help...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 423–454.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of His Development [Fig. 2] on a still life by the artist, Still Life with Skull [Fig. 3]. Figure 2: Roger Fry, Cover for Cézanne: A Study of his Development (1927) Reproduced by permission of The Random House Group Ltd. 429 Cara Lewis Figure 3: Paul Cézanne, Still...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 175–198.
Published: 01 June 2006
... attention to Bloombury’s passion for Klein, merely suggesting this sophisticated group’s apolitical domestication of Kleinism (Stonebridge 10; Schwartz 211). Elaborating their insight into Kleinian psychoanalysis as a political theory, I will examine Bloomsbury versions of the Kleinian superego. I...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 360–387.
Published: 01 September 2003
... group from which most of what we now call Bloomsbury sprang) were famous for the frequency with which the question “What do you mean by that?” appeared.This question was a request for clarification, for a sharpening of one’s utterance to the point of supreme efficiency, and it is somewhat...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 27–58.
Published: 01 March 2014
... sexuality and gendered inequality at the center of their texts, constituting what Molly Hite calls “a critically-acclaimed and widely-read group of female and often feminist writers . . . who produced novels that were aggressively ‘modern’ in their attitudes and subject matter” (“Public” 523). By...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the series, complete with accounts of earlier members of the illustrious group dating back to the Renaissance. The centerpiece of the collection, “The Life of Orlando,” traces Virginia Woolf ’s immortal, gender-bending hero(ine) through centuries of outlandish adventures. We learn, for instance, of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 40–66.
Published: 01 March 2007
... mode o f academic engagement occurs in the students’ rooms, as they gather in small groups or especially pairs later in the evening. These scenes are marked by spontaneity, discovery, and the absence of mastery. Though the “sense of concentration in the air” (54) might be...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 414–421.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Catholic mysticism, and founded a society of intellectual elites, a group that often went to the movies to laugh at the sad parts and cry during the funny parts” (34). These performances anticipated West’s later attempts to establish his reputation, for instance when, following the publication of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2014
... so many have already pointed out, crisis was the trademark of what W. H. Auden famously referred to as that “low dishonest decade.”9 The avant-garde sociological group Mass-Observation concisely enumerated some of the anxious decade’s worries this way in their inaugural pamphlet: “The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 105–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... exerted influence over the production, distribution, and reception of literary texts. These groups of­ ten brought suspect literary works to the attention of the British Home Office, which, after the Obscene Publications (Campbell) Act of 1857, was empowered to seize and destroy all copies of a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Hitler and defeat in the war was “a blow to the very core of their self-esteem” (24). But, they write, this “mass melancholia” never occurred: The Federal Republic did not succumb to melancholia; instead, as a group, those who had lost their “ideal leader,” the represen- tative of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... kill Richard Fariña, the folksinger and novelist (Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me), friend of both Dylan and Thomas Pynchon; the same year, indeed, as the motor vehicle accident that killed the poet Frank O’Hara and changed forever the self-image and group dynamics of the New York School...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 238–268.
Published: 01 June 2000
... Slade School, and “native” artis­ tic coteries such as the New English Art Club, the Bloomsbury painters, and the Paris-based British fauves, each of which sought to locate itself at the center of English culture. The vorticists imagined themselves in opposition to these groups, as a movement...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 78–99.
Published: 01 March 2000
.... Ramsay, sensing a new balance of opposites, gains poise and reaches “the still space that lies about the heart of things, where one could move or rest” (163). Symbolically or proleptically the group around the table responds to the lighthouse beam, mediated by her in a “moment of being.” Woolf...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... slum it in a beatnik café. He wears a polka-dotted bow tie and complains about the price of coffee, but what really marks him as a square is his taste in literature. Joining a group of hipsters chatting about books, he interjects, “Boy, that Edna Ferber is one hell of a writer!” ( O’Donoghue and...