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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 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2015
... early Mexico stories “María Concepción” (December 1922), “The Martyr” (July 1923), and “Virgin Violeta” (December 1924); the metamorphosis of New Masses , from an avant-garde publication to one oriented toward the proletariat, in the midst of which was the October 1927 issue where Porter’s story “He...
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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 (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 (2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
...—in order to shift the vantage point from which we understand both. Relocating the cosmopolitan core of twentieth- century modernism to Mexico City, Chapter Three uses the life stories of figures such as Katherine Anne Porter and Tina Modotti to highlight a transamerican genealogy embedded in high...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 243–272.
Published: 01 September 2022
...) provide paths for more nuanced considerations. As Adams (2009 : 150) argues in Continental Divides , there are “subtler affinities between Kerouac’s representations of Mexico and Canada” than are commonly allowed, going so far as to suggest that, in Kerouac’s “own variant of primitivism, the amodern...
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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 (2021) 67 (4): 407–430.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., the University of New Mexico Press. On the night before he died, Islas called Skenazy and asked him to ensure that Louie’s story would get published, and the next morning he handed Skenazy the manuscripts. Skenazy (2016) knew that he was just one among many who could be trusted to make try to good...
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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 (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 (2001) 47 (4): 467–509.
Published: 01 December 2001
... to some kind of defining center. The novel’s mythic structure of descent and return is further com­ plicated by the setting of the first and near-final chapters in Mexico. In a sense, “death-worshipping Mexico” (456) figures as the lowest hell of all, the place where the gods are most ruthless...
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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 (2016) 62 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2016
... to Mexico. 3 The center of my historicizing argument is a set of highly specific links, as yet critically unexamined, between the nightmare landscape of historical pastiche recurring in Gravity’s Rainbow —the oppressive realm of performance, spectacle, and exhibitions known as the “Raketen-Stadt...
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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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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 (2000) 46 (4): 434–452.
Published: 01 December 2000
... with only occasional and minor changes (Lifton and Mitchell 18-19). With the first news of the atomic bomb, news­ papers around the country ran Laurence’s account of the July 16 Trinity test in New Mexico on the front page. A report on page 1 of the August 7 San Francisco Chronicle focused...
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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 (2022) 68 (1): 53–74.
Published: 01 March 2022
... David , 97 – 113 . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Camacho Alicia Schmidt . 2008 . Migrant Imaginaries: Latino Cultural Politics in the US-Mexico Borderlands . New York : New York University Press . Chow Rey . 1993 . Writing Diaspora: Tactics of Intervention...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 225–234.
Published: 01 June 2022
... semiautobiographical 1936 novel The Surrounded . Well regarded by critics, the little-known novel sold modestly and went out of print quickly; it was reprinted by the University of New Mexico Press in 1978. Lambert persuasively argues that The Surrounded dramatizes the failure of conservationists to recognize...
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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...