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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jeffrey Lawrence This essay argues that Katherine Anne Porter’s Mexico writings of the 1920s and 1930s played a prominent role in the turn toward a transnational “literature of experience” in the interwar US literary field. Reading the stories “Flowering Judas,” “That Tree,” and “Hacienda...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 118–127.
Published: 01 March 2015
... oppression in Mexico will leave the book with an excellent understanding of the pertinent basics of each. Query provides close analysis of texts ranging from T. S. Eliot’s Sweeney Agonistes , D. H. Lawrence’s The Plumed Serpent , and the Mexican travelogues of Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh, to name only...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2004
... problems that he and his wife had experienced during a visit to Mexico, Lowry emphatically declares “I am an English­ man, resident in Canada. My wife is American” (Selected Letters 91). He then goes on to describe how, over the course of a series of nightmarish encounters with Mexican authorities...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 243–272.
Published: 01 September 2022
... University 2022 Beat generation counterculture Mexico in literature New Left Rousseau Burrows : You see, sir, rich people and theorists—who are usually rich people—think of poverty in the negative, as the lack of riches—as disease might be called the lack of health. But it isn’t, sir...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
... an admirable job of explaining how and why her conti- nental frame shifts and critiques the reliance on the nation as the primary rubric of literary and cultural analysis, even as she highlights the neglect given to marginalized national entities—Mexico and Canada, especially in relation to one another...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 241–242.
Published: 01 September 2022
... the legacies of both Kerouac’s and Lewis’s “field works”: how the novel that ignited the birth of American postwar counterculture was itself based on a racially and economically problematic (not to mention drunken) excursion through an “othering” of Mexico, on the one hand; and how, on the other, an earnest...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 March 2013
... investments in the global geography and history that Burroughs inhabited as an expatriate in Morocco, Mexico, South America, and Europe. Does Burroughs speak to such scholars as a resistant, liberatory intellectual? Yet Brian T. Edwards, a scholar with a significant investment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... the classic migratory pattern from O ld World to New, its representation o f California is also marked by recurrent allusions to Mexico, a place that might seem to promise alternatives to the fractured, apolitical society on the US side o f the border. But instead, references to M exican...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 22–49.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Mesa Verde became a national park, George Wharton James encouraged read­ ers of the Scientific American to join in the effort to locate hidden ruins by offering this tantalizing promise: I am satisfied there are scores of cliff dwellings in Arizona and New Mexico yet to be found...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (4): 427–460.
Published: 01 December 2002
... such as the samurai in A Modern Utopia (1905); Lawrence yearned for the preindustrial theocracy that Don Ramon and Cipriano establish in Mexico in The Plumed Serpent (1926); but Huxley feared a worldwide dystopia governed by sophisticated Western dicta­ tors wielding greater power than an oriental despot...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., Sarojini, Duncan, and Stead also contain many insights, I chose to concentrate on the ones on Rhys, Mansfield, and Marson for an additional reason. In 1984 the feminist scholar Erika Smilowitz completed her PhD dissertation, entitled “Marson, Rhys, and Mansfield,” at the University of New Mexico...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 407–430.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., editors and friends produced Islas’s final completed novel, La Mollie and the King of Tears , a book on which he was at work as early as the 1970s. Edited by Paul Skenazy and finally published in 1996 by the University of New Mexico Press, it both bears the hope of reviving and sustaining the literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... is conceptualized as fluid yet disjunctive: “Aspects of Mexico and Latin America blur with those of North Africa, London, Paris, Cairo, and the Midwest of the Unit- ed States” (16) Thus the experience of space in Naked Lunch is defined by the kinds of time-space compression that David Harvey argues...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 109–138.
Published: 01 June 2021
..., Louis T. Bakey, tells Chuckie about his having acted as a de facto nuclear test subject in Nevada—an emblematic instance of Cold War wastelanding. For people who lived near nuclear testing grounds in New Mexico, Nevada, Mississippi, the Marshall Islands, Semipalatinsk, Novaya Zemlya...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 436–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Lowell 1947–49 .” Grand Street 4 , no. 4 : 170 – 193 . Kalstone David . 1989 . Becoming a Poet: Elizabeth Bishop with Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell . New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux . Kristensen Regnar Albaek . 2014 . “ How Did Death Become a Saint in Mexico...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... by Wright David and Digby Anne , 1 – 21 . London : Routledge . Giles Paul 2003 . “ Transnationalism and Classic American Literature .” PMLA 118 : 62 – 77 . Hall Suzanne . 2013 . “ Hart Crane in Mexico: The End of a New World Poetics .” Mosaic 46 , no. 1 : 135 – 49...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 528–534.
Published: 01 December 2015
... been productively split into two, with one chapter devoted to earlier works by Cuba’s José Martí and Mexico’s Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera and another addressing the slightly later writings of the Guatemalan Enrique Gómez Carrillo and the Colombian Baldomero Sanín Cano. The chapter as it stands confers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 520–527.
Published: 01 September 2013
... with “America,” which presents a veritable who’s who list of authors from Mexico to Argentina during the 1950s and 1960s. Glass’s early focus on Octavio Paz demonstrates not only Grove’s international scope, but also the international vision of an author like Paz, whom Glass quotes as say- ing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 472–491.
Published: 01 December 2011
... and Latin America are equally implicated in the development of this system, it is just as clear that each occupies a radically unequal position within it. And what this means is that insofar as we understand the positions populations within the US, Bolivia, Argentina, or Mexico occupy in the world...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2021
... decorative art stained glass style Victorian aesthetic In Taos, New Mexico, where D. H. Lawrence lived in the early 1920s, one can visit the house of Mabel Dodge Luhan, a friend of Lawrence’s and a patron of the arts. Today the house is a museum, hotel, and retreat, and it offers the visitor...
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