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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Jessica Kent James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room participates in a cross-racial call and response with Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises , illuminating both shared cultural influences and differences of race and sexuality. David’s struggle between the social force of compulsory heterosexuality and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 459–487.
Published: 01 December 2007
.... London: Chatto, 1927. Luening, Otto. The Odyssey of an American Composer: The Autobiography of Otto Luening. New York: Scribner’s, 1980. Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Basic Writings. Ed. Thomas Baldwin. London: Routledge, 2004. Mullin, Katherine. “‘The Essence of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Harry Thomas Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Harry Thomas “Immaculate Manhood”: The City and the Pillar, Giovanni’s Room, and the Straight-Acting Gay Man Harry Thomas Eight years separate the publication of Gore Vidal’s The City and the Pillar (1948) and James Baldwin’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 September 2014
... First Stone (1953), Richard Wright’s Savage Holiday (1954), and James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room (1956). Many of them are now out of print, and with the exception of Baldwin’s book comparatively few scholarly articles have been written about them. They are often conveniently excluded from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 243–250.
Published: 01 June 2014
... David Chinitz New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 269 pages Mark Whalan These are heady days for Langston Hughes scholarship. In 1959, James Baldwin opened his review of Hughes’s Selected Poems with the slam that “Every time I read Langston Hughes I am amazed by his genuine gifts—and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Wright, Ralph Ellison, and James Baldwin. Each of these thinkers challenges the coercive effect of tradi- tion on Black individuality. Moreover, they refuse the idea of Black American innocence and victimhood, asserting instead that as modern subjects African Americans must claim...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
... members of the tribe. Their demands … are that I publish more novels,” not engage in political action (2003, 187–88). This understanding appears to inform Ellison’s alienation from James Baldwin in the 1960s. Baldwin, at least, felt that Ellison broke of contact because of Baldwin’s active participation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 June 2010
... consisting of works by James Baldwin, John Updike, Bernard Malamud, Flannery O’Connor, Philip Roth, Truman Capote, Eudora Welty, Mary McCarthy, Ann Petry, Shirley Jackson, Grace Metalious, and Harper Lee (whose To Kill a Mockingbird is the “white liberal novel par excellence” [323]) as well as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 247–254.
Published: 01 June 2008
... crossings of Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin,Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Sonia Sanchez, and James Emanuel, and offers commentary on artistic creation realized in a theater of integration and variance. According to Hakutani, works by these African American modernists and postmodernists...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2002
... defend cultural modernism against the degrading tendencies of mass cul­ ture. In a pointed and polemical attack on the work of Ellison and James Baldwin, Howe defended the “protest fiction” of Richard Wright against Baldwin’s claim that Wright had conflated literature and sociology and in doing so...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 414–422.
Published: 01 September 2014
... authorial presence appears front and center—Norman Mailer’s participant/observer Armies of the Night, for example, or James Baldwin’s essays. Such a move would have been itself salutary, as the presence of individual authors arguably became all the more insistent precisely at the time that the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 352–359.
Published: 01 September 2006
... positive reading that I have ever seen of the Reverend John Grimes of Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain, the most selfish and emotionally violent man in Baldwin’s repertoire, according to most crit­ ics. The positive reading is based on the preacher’s supposed allegiance to faithful vision. In...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 238–266.
Published: 01 June 2012
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 March 2012
...). Emphasizing this focus on economic inequality over racial inheritance, McCann draws a distinction between Himes and James Baldwin, whose writings, as he suggests, seek to “develop a public discourse of civil rights” around the “prospect for black self-determination and, ultimately, in hope for the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 371–378.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of government. Race and the Totalitarian Century is a dazzling, erudite addition to an impressive body of recent scholarship by Kate A. Baldwin, Mary Dudziak, Kevin Gaines, Richard Iton, Nikhil Singh, Penny Von Eschen, and Alan Wald that has transformed conceptions of midcentury African...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 481–512.
Published: 01 December 2014
... blood of the tom-tom, tom-tom blood and tom-tom. (142-43) The reference to “the trombones of God” evoked James Weldon Johnson’s book of poems entitled God’s Trombones, and by extension the entire “New Negro Renaissance” for whom...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2004) 50 (1): 18–58.
Published: 01 March 2004
... words and images. One thinks of such modernist work as the first three volumes of Pound’s Cantos with decorated initials and headpieces by Henry Strater, Gladys Hines, and Dorothy Pound; of Laura Riding’s The Life of the Dead with John Aldridge; of James Weldon Johnson and Aaron Douglas’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 June 2007
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 273–306.
Published: 01 September 2008
... recall not only the rhetorical method by which she both suggests and occludes the idea o f conspiracy and revolution in “The Duchess” but also the kind o f figural metamorphoses that we see in the work o f writers like James Joyce, who, in Ulysses, constructs elaborate metonymic chains to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 12–31.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., and black expatriates like Wright, Baldwin, and Himes. There were also of course several decades of New Yorker “Letters from Paris” by Janet Flanner, succeeded by Jane Kramer’s “Letters from Europe.” Journalists, chroniclers, memoirists, writers of fiction, they came from the ranks of the rich...