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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 421–441.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Roger Bellin Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 w The Seduction of Argument and the Danger of Parody in the Four Quartets Roger Beilin It is a very good sign when the harmonious bores are at a loss about how they should react to this continuous self-parody...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 413–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
... intellectual, artistic, and personal development. As Eliot moves from analytic philosophy in his doctoral dissertation through the philosophically invested poetry that culminates in The Waste Land (1922) and, finally, to the autobiographical and participatory idiom of Four Quartets (1943), his work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 431–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Hofstra University 2020 archive “Burnt Norton” Four Quartets modern poetry The Waste Land Recognizing increasingly in this year of our lord 1957 Vital Truth is a priceless heritage in the world of letters or Mankind, to pass on to future generations, I bequeath this collection...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... by) the persistence of their intransigent materiality. A new poetics permits the consolation of aesthetic mediation, between the inaccessible metaphysical ideal and the baffling entanglements of human time. © 2020 Hofstra University 2020 cinema Four Quartets medicine metaphysics modernism poetry...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 279–285.
Published: 01 June 2009
... as a misogynist, anti-Semite, and elitist have not succeeded in shunting him aside. I would have thought that Oser’s Eliot would center on Four Quartets, a poem that he notes in passing “may be the finest long poem in English in the twentieth century” (88). Suprisingly, he has little to say about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 526–530.
Published: 01 December 2008
... with the antimilitarism of Three Guineas, MacKay argues instead that this last novel’s ruralism in­ volves a proleptic “participation in what have since become consolatory cultural memories of the war” (23). More convincingly, her intertextual reading of Four Quartets alongside Eliot’s wartime propaganda...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 414–420.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., “Homoeroticisms.” Peter M iddletons “The Masculinity behind the Ghosts o f Modernism in Eliot’s Four Quartets” closely examines several republications o f Burnt Norton— as a freestanding poem in 1936, as a pamphlet in 1942, and finally as the first poem in Four Quartets (1944)— a series...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 115–127.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Bell’s “significant form” to Eliot’s Four Quartets, the dominant mode of modernism aspires to the condition of music. Alternatively, classical modernism “approaches the condition of sculpture, the art of shaping a resistant matter” (20). So while Pound and Eliot and Lewis tumbled...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 504–511.
Published: 01 December 2005
... the Four Quartets and “Journey of the Magi.” But who would want that? Surely another consequence of the polarized attitudes toward Eliot—besides blurring our understanding of how Eliot wanted to be popular—is that the embattled defenders of his work have spent little time analyzing how much...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 96–103.
Published: 01 March 2016
... in his assessment of what makes Andrewes’s writing excellent what Eliot himself attains in Four Quartets over a decade later: an “intellect and sensibility . . . in harmony,” “erudition . . . essential to his originality” in which he “takes a word and derives the world from it,” language “which appears...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 405–413.
Published: 01 September 2014
... theologies. Commenting on the “Dry Salvages” section of Four Quartets, Ramazani notes that if travelers “are not the same people who left that station / Or who will arrive at any terminus” (Eliot here drawing on Heraclitus, the Buddha, and Krishna), then why should Mary pray for the wives and mothers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 437–461.
Published: 01 December 2010
... is ethnically and psychologi- cally stateless (Letters 172). After four years in France, she confides to her friend Esther De Solla “I don’t know any of the English people in Paris” (6). Later, when she visits Stephan in prison, a lawyer asks, “Polish, also?” (31). Her permit to visit the prison...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 518–529.
Published: 01 December 2007
... and decidedly special claims on our attention. The term art for art’s sake was always more than a bit misleading, but the derisory modernism that led Duchamp to draw a moustache on the Mona Lisa was hardly a typi­ cal aspect of the phenomenon that gave us Eliot’s “Four Quartets” and the Mark Rothko...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 394–420.
Published: 01 December 2004
... spirituality (“Revelation” 24).The conclusion he reaches in Four Quartets and The Cocktail Party doesn’t deny the significance of the conscious mind in making decisions; rather, it demands that we attend to the unknown influences that make that freedom possible and that lend our decisions a wider, more...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 532–539.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Kierkegaard and American pragmatism to make her case for everyday poetics. Phillips’s centers of value are experiential, aesthetic, and spiritual rather than politi- cal, and her argument seeks to give due weight to the individual concerns and artistic challenges faced by her four representative poets...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of a contracting British civilization into a resurgent discourse” (54) of native Englishness. T. S. Eliot’s The Four Quartets (1943) and Woolf’s Between the Acts (1941) exemplify this shift, he argues, by turning to “the vitality of native rituals” (55) and “natively English form[s] of primitive resistance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 396–404.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Elinor Fuchs Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 The Apocalyptic Ibsen: When We Dead Awaken E l in o r Fu c h s And four great beasts came up from the sea The second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2007
... elegies” (Ramazani 22) — “Death from Cancer” and “Mary Winslow”— and a poem on dying, “Where the Rainbow Ends.” She then reads four poems in which Lowell reflects on his struggles with mental illness, poems with recurring figures of psychic death and resurrection: “Waking in the Blue,” “Home after...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 239–267.
Published: 01 September 2004
... / Reorient themselves within the substance / He has contracted to become.” Eliot’s Four Quartets provides a model for a kaleidoscopic sort of in­ nocence that bears comparison with Merrill’s, though Eliot’s religious discourse differs significantly from Merrill’s more insistently...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 307–338.
Published: 01 September 2008
... pessimistic about their prospects for success. W hile Eliot was able, so to speak, to transcend the modern Waste Land in the elegant and doctrinally orthodox resolutions o f the Four Quartets (and to go on, as Jameson sadly notes, to function as an ambassador o f official late modernism...