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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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 (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 416–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
... importance of open- ness in four novels: Tim O’Brien’s In the Lake of the Woods, Joan Didion’s The Last Thing He Wanted, Jeffrey Eugenides’s Middlesex, and Jonathan Lethem’s The Fortress of Solitude (the latter two written in the early 2000s). O’Brien’s and Didion’s novels are Cold War stories...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 377–384.
Published: 01 June 2013
...” 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 to manage the general risk of war in the 1950s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 June 2000
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 129–165.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., dismissals. (19) This is the sole example of female same-sex desire that I have found in Hardwick’s corpus, about which Joan Didion has noted that “the myste­ rious and somnambulistic ‘difference’ of being a woman has been, over 35 years, Elizabeth Hardwick’s great subject, the topic to which she has...