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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of his own humanist ethical commitments, Reid-Pharr asserts that Ellison knew this was a trap and ended up spending the last several decades of his life penning a novel that radically disputed these precepts. This, he believes, is the real reason why Ellison was unable to finish Juneteenth during...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 333–360.
Published: 01 September 2020
... demonstrates how Ellison’s specific techniques in representing cinematic experience exemplify, ironically, his primary allegiance to literary narrative. © 2020 Hofstra University 2020 African American writers American literature film Juneteenth novel visual culture “In the beginning...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
... of its initial appearance in Juneteenth , a text that includes only a brief mention of the story arc of Minifees and his Cadillac. In Three Days , in the context of the Minifees narrative, the Joe Cah suggests less destruction than destructive creation: the Joe Cah politicizes what, as H. William Rice...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 329–358.
Published: 01 September 2017
... answer to Fanny Ellison’s question was probably, or should have been, no. Although Callahan selected from the pile what he published in 1999 as the approximately 350-page novel Juneteenth and described its storyline as the “finished, coherent narrative that was the heart of the saga” (606), his find...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 407–430.
Published: 01 December 2021
...—from J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion (1977) to Ralph Ellison’s Juneteenth (1999)—suggests a tacit commitment to a belief in a kind of authorial life that outstrips bodily death, a belief Islas seems to have held himself. 1 In the years following Arturo Islas’s death on February 15, 1991...