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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
... and the postwar decades it chronicles, together enable him now to “ bring in . . . our poet .” In connecting sexual and poetic identities, Sandover evinces the Cold War influence of the early 1950s, when—as narrated in Ephraim —Merrill and Jackson began both their relationship with each other and the Ouija...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 493–529.
Published: 01 December 2010
... deviance and surveillance of the pop- ulace by interrogation also proved valuable for Cold War America. During the 1950s’ culture of germaphobia, “sexual deviance” was considered such a threat to national security that thousands of government officials were ousted amidst fears that, as a key Senate...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 377–384.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Damjana Mraović-O’Hare No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design in Cold War American Narratives , by Belletto Steven , Oxford University Press , 2012 . 206 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 Review Politics is a Game of Chance No Accident, Comrade: Chance and Design...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 492–512.
Published: 01 December 2000
... ing so, I emphasize linkages between sexual politics and political history. I argue that the texts by Irigaray that I mention above are prophetic not only in reinventing intimacy but in positing the possibility of an existence be­ yond the rigidities and suppressions of Cold War thinking. Since...
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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 (2012) 58 (4): 702–708.
Published: 01 December 2012
... protect itself from the frightening prospect of anal rape. Here, the conflation of the era’s con- servative political views about its cold war opponent with the intimation of non-normative sexualities speaks to dominant, if implicit, fears about homosexuality and the feminizing of the male body...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 23–42.
Published: 01 March 2019
...), employed to quell political dissent or radical leftist debate. In the 1980s Donald Pease analyzed the Cold War mentality in similar terms, but he saw in Matthiessen a promoter of this dominant discourse rather than its fierce opponent. Arthur Redding’s perceptive reading of the political and sexual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 111–119.
Published: 01 March 2018
... in our own time. Phyllis Lassner’s Espionage and Exile: Fascism and Anti-fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film focuses on how espionage narratives from the 1930s through the Cold War respond to the threat of authoritarianism and bear witness to the moral and ethical dilemmas arising from war...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Cold War discourses and highlight real or symbolic junctions between postsocialist European and US spaces, thus constituting new publics and developing new frames of interpretation. The three authors relate the socialist past and its immediate aftermath to the United States: Penkov addresses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., the movement toward greater sexual freedom, the emergence of a more oppositional gay consciousness, the increased vis­ ibility of an American drug culture, and the revaluation of the concept of mental illness, to name just a few of the forms that a general societal reaction to the Cold War consensus...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., Roderick A. “The Parvenu Baldwin and the Other Side of Redemption: Modernity, Race, Sexuality, and the Cold War.” McBride. 233-61. Fone, Byrne R.S., ed. The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature: Readings from Western Antiquity to the Present Day. New York: Columbia UP, 1998...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 107–114.
Published: 01 March 2017
... invokes him on “the very first page of Angel on Wheels ” (123); and, in “Poetry in a Cold World” (chapter 4), Quinn presents Ginsberg as a poet who “consciously constructed his fame” and his sexuality in liberatory relation to Cold War geopolitics and American hegemony. Likening Ginsberg to “a reporter...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 147–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Elda Tsou Cold War Friendships: Korea, Vietnam, and Asian American Literature , by Park Josephine Nock-Hee . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2016 . 320 pages. Repetition and Race: Asian American Literature after Multiculturalism , by Tang Amy . Oxford : Oxford...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 105–109.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Edward Brunner Guys Like Us: Citing Masculinity in Cold War Poetics , by Davidson Michael , Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2004 . 281 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Who We Are, Who We Aren’t Guys Like Us: Citing Masculinity in Cold War Poetics by Michael...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 109–138.
Published: 01 June 2021
...-system that undergirds this “everyday.” Turning to DeLillo’s depiction of the Cold War kitchen in Underworld (1997) and consumerist detritus in White Noise (1985), this article reveals how the novels foreground the exploited labor and land required to sustain accumulation and the toxic consequences...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 129–165.
Published: 01 June 2008
... York Intellectuals.” Though the New York Intellectuals retained the fervent rhetoric and style of their origins in the crucible of the Old Left, the cohort would cease to be ideologically coherent as its members reacted variously to the Cold War, and the anticommunist temper of the 50s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... particularity of the literary object, shielding it from the instrumental rationality of northern industrial capitalism ( Jancovich 1993 , 37). For Cold War critics, literature helped preserve individual identity in the age of Fordist standardization and Soviet leveling, producing a nation of Huck Finns...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 387–395.
Published: 01 December 2000
... ecological cri­ sis, but corporate and government public relations seem to have success­ fully numbed public concern. Without the Cold War and the Soviet Union, there is no Evil Empire, no Antichrist, no immediate threat of annihilation. The terrible eruptions of bloody local conflicts do not seem...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., 1991, the fif­ tieth anniversary o f the Japanese attack, President George Bush put the end o f the Cold War into what he saw as its proper context: “N ow we stand triumphant,” he said, “for a third time this century, this time in the wake o f the Cold War. As in 1919 and 1945, we face...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., and professional “procession” that privileges secrecy and violence. Woolf’s strategy, in effect, is to adopt a conspiracy of her own. But, as in any good thriller, there is a final twist to the plot. Turning to Shadow and White Garden , I will consider the manner in which these Cold War and post–Cold War...