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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 429–447.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Eleanor Reeds This essay reads the hidden histories of the First World War and the Algerian War of Independence in Pat Barker’s Regeneration and Assia Djebar’s Children of the New World , focusing on their representation of a feminized resistance to war that takes silence as its most powerful...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... monumentalizing tendencies that dogged it after the First World War and suggests a broader purpose for what might strike many as an antiquated poetic genre. Woolf’s critique of elegy is political, ethical, and generic, as she rewrites the terms of the genre to make visible the mourners and subjects that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 223–246.
Published: 01 June 2018
... documenting a reaction to modernism’s signal event, the First World War. Though this aspect of Spectra has rarely been commented on in recent decades, Bynner and Ficke, in publishing what they originally conceived of as a hoax, also made an important intervention into the contemporary discourse of the war...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 247–270.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., the first he wrote in France. Confusing its position further is the fact that Watt , though written during the Second World War, was not published until 1953, and so appeared to the public after Godot (1952) and the first two novels in the Trilogy had already begun to shape the author’s critical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... look first to moments that let slip her underlying psychological state and, second, to the way Hemingway suggests that Frederic’s readings of Catherine reflect his limited understanding of her intentions and actions. Considered in relation to World War I nursing memoirs, Catherine appears...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2016
... its final scene, a V-2 rocket launched in the final days of World War II has transformed into an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) descending on a crowded movie theater run by night manager “Richard M. Zhlubb,” sealing Pynchon’s furious history of the continuity, from Nazi Germany to Nixon’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 97–104.
Published: 01 March 2008
... on the First World War. Unfortunately, however, his emphasis on “the moral and theological meanings” of chivalry (9) promotes the delineation of religious principles rather than historical practices in his treatment of martial cultures. In his idiosyncratic and sweeping project, he...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Conclusion of The Sun Abo Rises. ” Critical Essays on Hemingway’sThe Sun Also Rises. Ed. James Nagel. Boston: Hall, 1995. 74-88. Fussell, Paul. The Great War and Modern Memory. New York: Oxford, 1975. Gilbert, Martin. The First World War. London: Harper, 1995. Graves, Robert. Goodbye to All That...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 107–114.
Published: 01 March 2017
... lived in the first century of world wars)” alongside three renderings of Osip Mandelstam’s poem titled in English “The Tartars, Uzbeks,” the work of women poets and the political lives of women recede almost entirely from Between Two Fires . This absence is glaring, not least because from its start the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 100–114.
Published: 01 March 2000
.... The internal tensions of the war story “Night March” may best be un­ derstood by comparing it to O’Brien’s postwar story “Speaking of Courage.” First published in the Summer 1976 issue of Massachusetts Review and then in Prize Stories and The 0. Henry Awards in 1978, “Speaking of Courage” fi­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 80–113.
Published: 01 March 2009
... though this is his first attempt to argue for fascism to an American audience.2 But since Pound was still capable after World War II of casting his entire career as a hunt for the guilt behind the Great War,3 my task here is to trace how his profoundly ethical response to Liberal misdeeds and his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 328–359.
Published: 01 September 2003
... keep her life as consistent and pleasurable as possible. In looking at her World War II writings, however, my intention is not first and foremost to denounce Gertrude Stein’s real life choices—which have been well documented already and are unquestionably problematic3—but to look...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 448–454.
Published: 01 December 2016
... what amounts to an addendum to his new book, Tense Future: Modernism, Total War, and Encyclopedic Form . In this short piece, he outlines the difficult realities of readying oneself for inevitable doom in the twenty-first century, tracing the affective state of constant and incessant worry from drone...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 228–236.
Published: 01 June 2017
... writing of many others, starting with the Romantics. In addition, he suggests convincingly that decadent attitudes were confirmed by the horrors of the Great War in ways that triggered responses from modernists. Based on his previous writing about World War I, Sherry is well qualified to make that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2001
... and, in terms of the Irish situation, clearly sets the poem within the context of the Anglo-Irish War, marking the first year of that strug­ gle when, in January, the Dail formally declared succession from the Unit­ ed Kingdom. Indeed, during the 1921 treaty debates, 1919 was, according to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 519–527.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Juliana Chang War, Genocide, and Justice: Cambodian American Memory Work , by Schlund-Vials Cathy J. . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2012 . 243 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 As our everyday attention grows saturated by media reports of bloodshed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
... stronghold during the second world war, a war-fear that stretches back to the first world war and the conditions that drove the provisions for partition in the Anglo-Irish Treaty. Yet with some irony, Bowen notes that this violent history has become reduced to picturesque views for the tourist’s gaze. “Ruins...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 98–104.
Published: 01 March 2005
... out is twofold. First, the frequency and vol­ ume of arguments about belief increased, if anything, with the end of the Cold War’s encouragement of the culture wars. Second, the equation of 101 Samuel Cohen belief with identity that Buchanan makes, which might be used to support Michaels’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2002) 48 (4): 427–460.
Published: 01 December 2002
... Ford or America can be found in the first 27 pages of the Brave New World typescript. This suggests that the 430 Huxley’s Americanization of the Brave New World Typescript first chapter of the novel was completed before Huxley fused Henry Ford’s America with H. G. Wells’s worldwide...