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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 484–510.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Christopher P. Wilson This essay examines three twentieth-century practitioners of the Los Angeles variant of Noir nonfiction: the radical historian and architectural critic Mike Davis; the fiction writer, screenwriter, and journalist Joan Didion; and the novelist, reporter, and memoirist John...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 416–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
... as “repeat[ing] the mistakes made by white supremacist thinking” (108). The second movement in Cohen’s argument, which occurs in chap- ters 4 and 5, explores the impulse to closure and the importance of open- ness in four novels: Tim O’Brien’s In the Lake of the Woods, Joan Didion’s The Last...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 377–384.
Published: 01 June 2013
... and the Myth of the National Security State” provides the focus of Belletto’s fifth chapter, in which he dem- onstrates how American artists such as Philip K. Dick, Stanley Kubrick, and Joan Didion criticize the game theory developed to deal with the threats of the Cold War. Initially formulated...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 129–165.
Published: 01 June 2008
... did she find there? Happiness, consolation? No, she found, with her ineluctable ill-luck, a nightmare of betrayals, lies, de­ ceits, shocks, infidelities, dismissals. (19) This is the sole example of female same-sex desire that I have found in Hardwick’s corpus, about which Joan Didion...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 June 2000
...: Doubleday, 1975. 74-87. Stout, Janis. P. Strategies of Reticence: Silence and Meaning in the Works ofJane Austen, Willa Cather, Katherine Anne Porter, and Joan Didion. Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 1990. Tropp, Martin. Images of Fear: How Horror Stories Helped Shape Modem Culture...