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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 March 2018
... private project of self-cultivation. The article critically assesses this position, traces its implications in Wharton’s fiction and nonfiction, and briefly reviews its place within the broader context of liberal thought from Kant, through Matthew Arnold, to Lionel Trilling. Beyond the critical insight...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 75–96.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., by the Liberal politician C. F. G. Masterman. In his introduction to a 1960 reprint of that volume, James Boulton speaks of Masterman s “debt to [Matthew] Arnold” (xiv), and indeed an Arnoldian logic informs both the argument of Masterman’s book and its structure, which by and large follows...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 393–400.
Published: 01 September 2009
... often on Butterfield’s architecture’ ” (44). Rugby School is also discussed in “The Death of the Hero,” where it is the school of Thomas Arnold, Tom Brown’s Schooldays, and Matthew Arnold’s “Rugby Chapel.” In his portrait of his own apprentice years, Singing School, Stallworthy recalls that when...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 111–144.
Published: 01 June 2006
... concatenation of Victorian cli­ ches, mainly derived from Matthew Arnold’s “The Buried Life” (1852), a poem about trying to access interiority. Though she expresses confidence in her own “buried life,” it looks more like copying or reflection than interiority. In contrast, the male speaker emphasizes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., thanks to French and German Celticists and, in the isles, to Matthew Arnold, who had promoted their study against the reigning, philistine disdain for anything that mitigated the pan-insular dominance of the English language. However, the merit and impact of those literatures were for him limited...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 387–395.
Published: 01 December 2000
... cal bearings uttered quite similar apocalyptic responses to the social changes of their time, statements that have come to stand as touchstones for moder­ nity: Matthew Arnold’s reference to “wandering between two worlds, one dead, the other powerless to be born” (321), and Karl Marx’s remark...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 472–493.
Published: 01 December 2003
... inheritances, Matthew Arnold. Ar­ nold’s effete, sorrowful speakers range along the beach as they make their most significant utterances. (Patmore’s speaker in his “Magna EstVeritas” is also strolling beside the sea, which is also meaningless: a “purposeless, glad ocean” [369 That sea reminds Arnold’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 423–444.
Published: 01 December 2009
...- mission for the image on the cover of this issue. Works cited Agamben, Giorgio. The Open: Man and Animal. Trans. Kevin Attel. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2004. Arnold, Matthew. “The Study of Poetry.” The Portable Matthew Arnold. Ed. Lio- nel Trilling. New York: Viking, 1949. 299–331...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 119–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
... debt to Rainey’s work (29-30). While Commonwealth of Letters centers on three case studies from mid-century, Kalliney reaches back to Matthew Arnold and forward to the Caribbean Artists Movement and the Booker Prize, making the book a long history of twentieth-century literary culture. In his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 32–45.
Published: 01 March 2003
... ideological spectacle” (Chadbourne 104), a high regard for French criticism,2 and an esteem for France as the epitome of civilization and culture, able to weather any series of di­ sasters. Wharton is on record for praising not only Renan but also Sainte- Beuve,Anatole France, and Matthew Arnold, all...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2012
... that transcended pedestrian content. The New Critical poem qua poem is form without content imagined as transcendence. This bid for transcendence reproduces [Matthew] Arnold’s effort to make literature a substitute for religion, and is neatly encapsulated in Cleanth Brooks’s notion...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 493–513.
Published: 01 December 2008
.... What if it has drawn up All quietude and certitude of worth Wherewith to fill its cup, Or mint a second moon, a paradise,— For they are gone from earth. (6) Being neither gestural nor cloudy, such language owes a primary debt to the discursive lyricism of Matthew Arnold...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 131–163.
Published: 01 June 2003
... of The OldWives’Tale—particularly in the emblematic figure of an elephant that runs amok—complicates notions such as Matthew Arnold’s that the provincial appears antipodal to a metropolitan center and that it evinces a partiality of vision by contrast to cosmopolitanism’s totalizing perspec­ tive.1 Like...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 129–165.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., fiction writer, and professor at Columbia University. By 1946, Lionel had published books on Matthew Arnold and E. M. Forster, as well as many of the essays that would be collected in the influential The Liberal Imagination, which established him as a public intellectual in the mold of George...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 43–63.
Published: 01 March 2005
... affairs” (Two Cheers 74). In fact, something like this sentiment does appear in the novel, but framed in a slightly more optimistic way: the Schlegels “desired that public life should mirror whatever is good in the life within” (41). Like Matthew Arnold’s “saving remnant,” Forster’s “aristocrats...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 485–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., no transubstantiation having inspirited them, can be read as themselves idolatrous. To find meaning in landscape without a belief in the physical presence of God is, in a sense, to expand the boundaries of oneself. One might think here of Matthew Arnold’s (1968 : 55) idea, which Lowell may well have known about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Randi Saloman Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Arnold Bennett’s Hotels Arnold Bennett’s Hotels Randi Saloman Hotels are exercises in practical salvation. —Wayne Koestenbaum Virginia Woolf famously accused Arnold Bennett of caring more...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 27–58.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., Browning and Ruskin, George Eliot and Matthew Arnold”— “to human scale”: “Thackeray, in particular,” she wrote, “inspires the fancy that one could have talked to him as to a human being” (Essays 3.256-57). Reducing yet revivifying the “phantoms” of a “great” Victorian tradition, Birrell makes them...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 413–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
... in the chemical reactions of tradition. That the notes adopt an academic idiom only drives this point home, as they suggest that there are other monuments and other sorts of monuments at work in the great dance of tradition. It is as if Eliot had revisited Matthew Arnold’s notion that the work of criticism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 269–292.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... In Culture and Anarchy (1867), Matthew Arnold suggests that when religious and political institutions falter, cultural cohesion might be preserved by means of literature. In The Waste Land , literature is chopped to pieces and cut with the sounds of the modern city and music hall. In “The Fire Sermon...