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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 173–208.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Elizabeth Steedley Concentrating on characterizations of Catholicism in The Good Soldier , “Fordian Confiteor” argues that Ford Madox Ford’s characters turn to religious stereotypes and unauthorized forms of confession in a disastrous attempt to secure themselves against monumental changes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Marina MacKay w Catholicism, Character, and the Invention of the Liberal Novel Tradition Marina MacKay O ne issue that preoccupied novelists in the decades after the Second World War was how to reconcile their inherited idea of the self with the transcendent moral problems raised...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 118–127.
Published: 01 March 2015
... on the divide, illuminated by the corrida de toros, between those with ritual sense and those without it” (164). Query’s final section turns to “a trinity of converts” to Catholicism: Greene, Waugh, and Jones. Addressing Greene and Waugh together, Query explicates the ways they reflect on issues of European...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 273–281.
Published: 01 June 2020
... compiling what will assuredly be the authoritative biography (none existed previously). In it, he delves into Jones’s considerable artistic achievements, while also looking deeply at the life and the man himself. Jones’s conversion to Catholicism, as well as his experience as a soldier in World War I...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 283–316.
Published: 01 September 2004
... true with Eliot, a year from his conversion to Catholicism, who considers Belloc “educated in a tradition formed by men who did think, and is therefore able to ‘place’ Wells rather better than Wells places him” (“Recent Books” 254). Eliot’s “Recent Books” review of the debates between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 79–102.
Published: 01 March 2020
... code of fascist organicism versus linear historicity. The opposition of “myth” and “history,” in Carlston’s (1998 : 43) analysis, unfolds into an elaborate taxonomy linking strains of Decadence, Catholicism, Romanticism, and fascism (of all stripes, Italian, French, and German), on the one hand...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 378–392.
Published: 01 September 2009
...” her sins (476). As an aside, there is a trace of the Homeric theme in the very epitome of Irish Catholicism in the episode, namely the church near the beach where a service is being held. This church, which introduces the theme of religion and engenders Gerty’s reflections on Bloom...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 485–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
... . Turning to the opening poem, “Beyond the Alps,” Altieri thus offers a gloss for Lowell’s use of landscape in exactly these terms. In the train journey across the Alps, from Rome to Paris, where “Life changed to landscape,” he reads Lowell as leaving behind him the old certainties of Catholicism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
...-213 Lynch,Richard P.“Freedoms in The French Lieutenant’s Woman.” 48.1 (2002): 50-76 j\/lacKay, Marina. “Catholicism, Character, and the Invention of the Liberal Novel Tradition.” 48.2 (2002): 215-238 MacNeice, Louis. See Brown Mansfield, Katherine. See Henstra Markley,A. A.“E. M...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 279–285.
Published: 01 June 2009
... children, and his conversion to the rootedness and longevity of Catholicism—all converging in his jocular and witty but no less defiant resistance to his secular foes (Pater, Nietzsche, Wilde, Shaw, Kipling, Wells, Tolstoy). In his essay “Is Humanism a Religion?” he writes: “I distrust spiritual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 92–98.
Published: 01 March 2010
... to convert in the late 1860s was no small matter. While the practice of Catholicism was officially allowed in England by the time Hopkins matriculated, anti-Catholic sentiment still ran high, and as an Oxford student he dwelt in the midst of hot philosophical, theological, and political debate over...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 March 2017
... of Kerouac’s vestigially Catholic understanding of the sinful, suffering, and redeemable human body. The story of Kerouac’s imputed spiritual quest, cut short by alcoholism (and, one might add, violence), leads to Everson’s very different and more successful moves from pantheism into Catholicism and then back...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 123–130.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., the first bishop of St. Paul, went on to establish the city’s cathedral and contribute toward making the town the “middle-class, dull, unpoetical and fettering” center of Midwestern Catholicism that Shane Leslie felt it had become by the early twentieth century (qtd. in Meyers 11). Many of its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 352–359.
Published: 01 September 2006
... to be arguing for a pan-African religiosity that African American biblicocentric Protestantism typifies and fulfills. The problems with this construction are numerous. For one, it is unclear that the Roman Catholicism that influenced the development of voodoo is rightly considered biblicocentric...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 96–105.
Published: 01 March 2006
... of 1961. It explores the complex relationship between religious and historical identity through a female character of Jewish and Protestant ancestry who has converted to Roman Catholicism and is traveling in Israel during the time of the Eichmann trial. Lassner’s argument is intriguing: she...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 414–440.
Published: 01 September 2013
...; the abject body of the corpse generates grotesque pleasure for the blackly comic artist seeking to épater la bourgeoisie. Critics such as Milthorpe have interpreted Waugh’s interest in the grotesque body as a sign of his staunch Catholicism, pointing out that “there is, for a satirist in the Western...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 32–45.
Published: 01 March 2003
... to her by her mentor, family friend Egerton Winthrop. The effect of this body of thought was “imposing” during Wharton’s agnostic years. Although Wharton did not follow in Renan’s footsteps—she toyed with the idea of converting to Catholicism at the end of her life—she did find reassuring his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 March 2010
... from my side will be shed For the fires of God go marching on. The change in endings, with its obvious reference to Revelations, marks the beginning of Sitwell’s move (like Eliot’s) toward a devout and conservative Christianity, culminating in her conversion to Roman Catholicism in 1955...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 318–340.
Published: 01 September 2010
... writing possible was a difficult, painful, and partial separation. She sees Dublin and Catholicism, for Joyce, as milieus “from which a deep nature does not without crisis se- cede, and from which a lonely nature dreads to detach itself” (155). More extensive in its portrayal of the half-removed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2020
... propaganda, see McNaughton 2009 , 2018 ; Nixon 2011 ; and Davies (forthcoming). Though evocative of measures in interwar Germany, Vichy’s National Revolution would also have been strikingly reminiscent of aspects of the Irish Free State, particularly the emphasis on Catholicism as the backbone of social...