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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... poorly understood in the academy. Turning a historicist eye toward the novel’s portrayal of the sixties, we see that it dramatizes actual debates among the New Left between anarchist figures, such as Paul Goodman and Murray Bookchin, and emergent neo-Leninist factions such as the Weather Underground...
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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 (2007) 53 (3): 298–326.
Published: 01 September 2007
...-78; and for a similar analysis in the British context, David Marquand 75-78 and passim. 8. By Hayden s account, the New Left was led by the children of “professional homes” (362) who had been taught “to question and make judgments” and grew up “independent of mind” but found those values...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 129–160.
Published: 01 June 2018
... and institutional power to the radical cultural politics of the New Left, critiquing both for their failure to achieve practical political gains. My reading of The Middle of the Journey will suggest that Trilling was himself aware of the limits of the literary imagination, the novel setting the capacious...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 169–196.
Published: 01 June 2014
... has been enlisted in the war economy, but their behaviors here are more easily identified with the New Left discourse of the abolition of distinctions between work and play. This inversion of nineteen-sixties cultural symbols links the engineers to the excesses of the celebratory...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 681–689.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Winter 2013 681 Robert Jackson in taking all comers, would have also included the ninth circle of the Inferno on his list, were it not for the risk of offending Dante, whom he valued highly in his canon. For Arthur, the choice to ground a very New Left-influenced study of “regional...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2014
...: The Transatlantic and Dialogic Structure of Martin Amis’s Money.” Contemporary Literature 45.1 (2004): 79-105. 11 Nov. 2013. Bérubé, Michael. The Left at War. New York: New York UP, 2009. Kindle Edition. Bradbury, Malcolm. The Modern British Novel: 1878-2001. New York: Penguin, 2001...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... in-court theatrics also underscore his liberation from the administrative control that hampered his actions in Oakland; he embraces a charismatic model of professionalism, of the kind that New Left activists promoted in the 1960s.15 This new form of advocacy prompts Brown to challenge...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
... marks a rejection of New Left politics and, by extension, postmodernism, for it entails a recognition that many of the concepts and theories central to postmodernism—the poststructuralist theory of language, Foucauldian understandings of discipline and the subject, Althusserian accounts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 380–390.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Mark McGurl 2011 Mark McGurl The New Cultural Geology Mark McGurl Paraphrasing a remark Freud makes in Beyond the Pleasure Prin- ciple, we could say: “In the last resort, what has left its mark on the development of thought must be the history of the earth we...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 317–344.
Published: 01 September 2021
... Global Labor .” Social Text , no. 92 : 125 – 45 . Denning Michael . 2010 . “ Wageless Life .” New Left Review , no. 66 : 79 – 97 . Foley Barbara . 1993 . Radical Representations: Politics and Form in US Proletarian Fiction, 1929–1941 . Durham, NC : Duke University Press...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
... of Howe’s criti­ cism of the moral and political style of the New Left of the sixties” (184), and Merry, the “chief villain,” is the “perfect embodiment” of the “leftist dabblers” who turn against their overly indulgent liberal parents, naively spout politically radical creeds, and succumb...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., and the Making of the New Left . London : Verso . Greif Mark . 2015 . The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933–1973 . Princeton : Princeton University Press . Guilbaut Serge . 1983 . How New York Stole the Idea of Modern Art: Abstract Expressionism, Freedom...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 485–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of the New Left—but his worrying over liberalism, I would argue, is a preoccupation that survives these various actual political shifts. By the time he wrote the poems of Life Studies and after, it had also crystallized into a particular kind of poetic response, one that colors his descriptions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 20–33.
Published: 01 March 2011
....” New Left Review 55 (Jan- Feb 2009): 89-106. Coetzee, J. M. Disgrace. London: Secker & Warburg, 1999. Doubling the Point: Essays and Interviews. Ed. David Attwell. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard UP, 1992. “Eight Ways of Looking at Samuel Beckett.” Samuel Beckett Today...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 June 2010
... to common notions of the relative status of different literary styles. The new aspects of her work would perplex, for example, left-leaning critics who shared the Marxist-derived view of the novel that Lessing herself cham- pioned in her early essay “The Small Personal Voice” (1957). There she...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 472–491.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... “Marxism and Postmodernism.” New Left Review 1.176 (1989): 31-45. “A New Reading of Capital.” Mediations 25.1 (2010). 1 May 2011. “Postmodernism or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism.” New Left Review 1.146 (July-Aug. 1984): 53-92. “Third-World Literature in the Era of Multinational...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 307–342.
Published: 01 December 2019
... [that] clung heavy,” the inside of the barn evokes an eerie spectral presence for Estrella, who notices a “thick-linked, long and rusty” chain suspended from the ceiling that “swayed like a pendulum, as if someone had just touched it and ran off” (10). When Estrella peers through the door left ajar...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
... – 57 . Waltham, MA : Brandeis University Press . Fields Barbara . 1990 . “Slavery, Race and Ideology in the United States of America .” New Left Review 181 : 95 – 118 . Fogel Robert William Engerman Stanley . (1974) 1995 . Time on the Cross: The Economics of American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 129–165.
Published: 01 June 2008
... the political engagement that the New York Intellectuals inherited from the Old Left led them to historicize texts for political purposes, such histori- cization skirted personal biography in general and sexual orientation in 140 Capote and the Trillings: Homophobia and Literary Culture at Midcentury...