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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 June 2005) 51 (2): 210–243.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Jennifer L. Jenkins Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 w Searching High and Lo: Unholy Quests for Lolita Jennifer L. Jenkins J-^olita is that most American of tales, a travel narrative. Maps, motels, tourist traps, and scenic viewpoints fill the novel, while issues of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... [. . .] I’m losing my mind” (“Letter” 1962). 1 In this letter Pynchon lays much of the blame on the Seattle World’s Fair, then in the second month of its half-year run. The arc of Gravity’s Rainbow somehow reaches from 1945 Europe to the Los Angeles of the early 1970s, where, in the dominant reading of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... frozen in history but as ongoing and under threat. Invoking the civil rights movement in 1992 On April 29, 1992, Los Angeles erupted. In response to the acquittal of the four LAPD officers charged in the Rodney King police brutality case, citizens in South Central began an episode of protest...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2001) 47 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 September 2001
... about L.A., by William Shakespeare. He said: “This other Eden, demi-Paradise, / This precious stone set in the silver sea, / This earth, this realm, this—Los Angeles.” —L.A. Story I s Shakespeare buried in Hollywood? Steve Martin’s 1991...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 311–327.
Published: 01 September 2000
... respect. (181) Huxley arrived in America in 1937, toured part of the country, then wrote most of Ends and Means (1937) at the Frieda Lawrence ranch in New Mexico, and settled in Los Angeles that fall. He wrote only two books in the genre Golding discusses before his death in 1963, Island and an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Rachel Adams Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 The Ends of America, the Ends of Postmodernism Rachel Adams I f Los Angeles is the city that taught us how to be postm odern, might it also be the place where we begin to imagine w hat comes after? For well over...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 530–544.
Published: 01 December 2010
... exclusion: “he and they would never become insiders, not in Los Angeles, not in California, not in America, not in the world” (139). Ask the Dust offers considerable support for this widely accepted view of Fante’s protagonist. Indeed, Arturo’s apparent reconnection with the margins is the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2004) 50 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 March 2004
... sedimented in our most intimate human relations. Note 1. Amy Gerstler (1956—present), a Los Angeles poet and text—artwork creator, is the author of eight books of poetry, which include both prose poems and conventionally lineated poems. Two of her volumes, Bitter Angel (1990) and Medicine (2000...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 396–400.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Lowney’s selection—I raise this more as an observation than a criticism—California as a sociogeographical perspective is likewise notable in its near absence here; it appears only marginally through the Los Angeles of McGrath and the San Francisco of late Oppen. Kenneth Rexroth and Kenneth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 434–452.
Published: 01 December 2000
... next two paragraphs of the report listed the “vaporized” steel tower, “huge sloping crater,” “heavy pressure wave,” and “huge multi­ colored cloud” as the other effects of the blast. A front-page Los Angeles Times article on the same day described a “blinding flash” and a “multi-colored cloud...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 March 2012
... space (Los Angeles), and reiterated styles of “episode” that find their ori- gins as episodes in Chandler’s pulp short fictions, invite us to read them “synoptically.” That is, “we begin to collect these episode types”—for example, encounters involving “inept private detectives,” “likeable mob...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 June 2018
... California, Los Angeles. How does his own position contribute to his views? Mufti’s scrupulous text and his austere style do not convey any personal information, but since exile as a critical practice is one of the book’s underlying concepts, the reader cannot help but wonder. Mufti convincingly shows...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 387–395.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Twentieth-Century Philosophy: Reflec­ tions on a Philosophical Metaphor.” Visions of Apocalypse: End or Rebirth? Ed. Saul Friedlander et. al. New York: Holmes, 1985. 171-95. Davis, Mike. Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster. New York: Metropolitan, 1998. Dellamora...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... York Times Sunday Magazine article “A Journey into the Mind of Watts,” Bachner connects Pynchon’s account of the line between Los Angeles’s white fantasy and the “bitter reality” of Watts to the disconnect between white America’s fantasy and the war in Vietnam (quoted in Bachner 48). Putting aside the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 23–42.
Published: 01 March 2019
... American Studies Association, held at the Los Angeles Bonaventure Hotel (of postmodern Jameson fame). At the time, the organizers noted how fitting a location Los Angeles was, since the city bore “the historical traces of US imperial expansion and new internationalization marked as much by the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 March 2006
... furnishing us, as another reviewer wrote in a review of Like Life, with “enough verbal glibness to provide material for all the stand-up comics in Los Angeles” (Rubin)? Are all her stories simply about “articulate career women quipping their way out of pain” (Cryer)? One way to answer these...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 9–19.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Works cited Barthes, Roland. “To Write: An Intransitive Verb?” The Rustle of Language. Trans. Richard Howard. Berkeley and Los Angeles: U of California P, 1989. 11-21. Coetzee, J. M. with David Attwell. Doubling the Point: Essays and Interviews. Ed. David Attwell...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 247–258.
Published: 01 June 2018
... frequently in the nineteenth century—to the Middle East (1994, 28). 2 More recently, Gérôme’s Snake Charmer generated further interest when it was a centerpiece in the magnificent exhibition of his art that was shown at the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), the Musée d’Orsay (Paris), and the Museo...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 126–156.
Published: 01 March 2013