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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Shawn Normandin The title of John Ashbery’s 1965 poem “Clepsydra” alludes to Charles Baudelaire’s “L’Horloge,” from Les Fleurs du mal , and reading Ashbery’s poem as a response to “L’Horloge” helps refine our understanding of his place in literary history, a process this essay pursues...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 436–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
... submergence and repression, and of Bishop’s characteristically subtle deployment of symbolic planes in her apparently realist work. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 “A Drunkard” “A Cold Spring” Charles Baudelaire “Current Dreams” Elizabeth Bishop “Ideas of Order” Les Fleurs du mal maternal...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
... dominated by Whitman, the most significant American urban poet prior to Eliot. 3 It has often been argued that Eliot’s urban landscapes develop not from a Whitmanian and American context, but instead from the urban poetry of Charles Baudelaire, Jules Laforgue, Arthur Symons, and the Symbolists. 4...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 394–420.
Published: 01 December 2004
..., terrible and unknown” (“Beyle” 393).When he wrote the intro 400 T. S. Eliot’s Etherized Patient duction for Christopher Isherwood’s translation of Baudelaire’s journals in 1930, Eliot applauded another master of pain and affliction for cultivating an “immense passive strength” to endure...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 228–236.
Published: 01 June 2017
... to the French Revolution, especially William Wordsworth’s notion of “spots of time,” which decadent writing in the Victorian period loses faith in because of the experience of failed revolutionary expectations. After touching on De Quincey and Mary Shelley, Sherry turns to Charles Baudelaire, Karl Marx...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2010
...- etitions of the hysterical symptom into particular repetitions in his use of the literary sign. Ever since Baudelaire’s famous review of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary in 1857, the hysterical symptom had been identified as the potential generative core of a literary work. Baudelaire wrote...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 111–144.
Published: 01 June 2006
... wrote the poem after seeing a reproduction of Manet’s painting in a book on French impressionism (Powel 90).2 It is not at all surprising that Eliot would have been struck by Manet’s work, in view of the apprenticeship to Laforgue, and then to Laforgue’s master Baudelaire, that he took up almost...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 82–102.
Published: 01 March 2003
... poetry and macabre tales held for Charles Baudelaire, among oth ers. Even in his detective fiction, Poe creates a hero who is as much a proponent of poetry as he is of abstract logic (see, for example, “The Purloined Letter” 927). This early appearance in detective fiction of the amateur...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and historiographical ambitions. I contend that the novel is modernist in a way that critics have largely missed: it engages in the Baudelairean project of combining “the ephemeral, the fugitive, the contingent” with “the eternal and the immutable” ( Baudelaire 1995 , 13). Second, I analyze the book’s internal...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 March 2020
... status as subject (as first person).” It is my contention that this is precisely what has been done to our narrator, only in her case the situation is tangibly worse in that her own language is complicit in her destruction; like Baudelaire’s image of the vampire sucking at its own veins, the narrator’s...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 341–372.
Published: 01 September 2005
... in the two volumes of Ground Work.9 By the time he begins Passages, the second of his two open-ended serial poems, his understand ing of his poetic/prophetic vocation is completely congruent with his process-oriented methods of composition, influenced by his relationship with Charles Olson...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 414–420.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., especially in her discussion o f the myths o f Philomel, Cleopatra, Dido, and Eve in The Waste Land as “survivals” (143), archetypes o f the silenced, raped woman that transcend time and space. O ne o f the highlights o f the section on desire is Charles Altieri’s care ful intervention, by way o f...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 June 2021
... and medical authorities like Dr. Stephen Smith (cofounder of the American Public Health Association) and Dr. Charles V. Chapin (the Rhode Island superintendent of health) wrote and lectured widely, arguing that it could soon become possible to extend the human life span so radically as to produce a “life...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 494–519.
Published: 01 December 2003
... to speculate about her allusions to published texts and affinities with literary precursors. Thomas Docherty, for instance, cites Baudelaire’s Flowers of Evil as an influence on The Flower Master (193, 501 Lesley Wheeler 200). (Cassandra Laity also connects the same collection to Sea...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 411–436.
Published: 01 December 2019
... with the potentially destructive power of lesbian sexuality that will include Charles de Baudelaire’s Femmes damnées (1857) and Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla (1892), among others. The section of Christabel Rachel and Margaret read together is that of the prophetic dream of Bracy the Bard, in which a white dove...
Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 26–59.
Published: 01 March 2012
... will draw primarily from one work amongst those debates, Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age (2007), in order to develop a new means of understanding the tensions between secular skepticism and mysticism in Forster. Taylor’s work is significant in that, rather than rejecting the broad...