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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Gregory Castle “The Consolation of Objects” takes seriously Nietzsche’s call to embrace what is, to love necessity. Amor fati for him entails the ability “to see what is necessary in things as what is beautiful in them.” Stephen Dedalus, in Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... aesthetics of the momentary as responses to Darwinism and expressions of her tragic philosophy: characters’ short-lived “moments of being” stand in insoluble conflict with the expansive time of natural history. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 British novel Friedrich Nietzsche modernism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 169–196.
Published: 01 June 2001
... as authority” (3), is complicit if not identical with “the culture of death” (46). Its fundamental drive is toward power, not (precisely not) in Nietzsche’s transformational sense of the will to power, but in the sense—which Nietzsche himself was the first to ex­ 173 Calvin...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 462–494.
Published: 01 September 2012
... equality is. Antoi- nette stores an erotic power, something similar to what Nietzsche coins the “Eternally-and-Necessarily Feminine,” a concept that Wollstonecraft and Brontë, as well as their twentieth- and twenty-first-century feminist heirs, categorically reject in order to achieve the rights...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 93–124.
Published: 01 June 2007
..., and psychology (2).1 Yet literary study has been curiously reticent in engaging this intellectual trend. A recent review of the prominent journal of theory Critical Inquiry reveals that while Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud vie for position with Der­ rida, Lacan, and Foucault among the journal’s most...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 245–253.
Published: 01 June 2010
... of modernity and the modern mistake of wishing to master the past rather than “incorporat[e] and us[e] its resources” in the service of “life” into the future. Nietzsche, predictably, serves as an exem- plar of “strong reading” and helps to set up Sawhney’s argument about Gandhi, whom she presents...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 423–444.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Continental thinkers like Kant and Hegel. Yet his impact on forerunners of contemporary thought such as Nietzsche, James, and Freud cannot be ignored. Keith Leslie Johnson, in his contribution to this issue, goes so far as to call Darwin the “fourth hermeneut of suspicion” (575), placing him alongside...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2008
... philosophical paradigms. Nietzsche, most importandy, asserts as strongly as Kierkegaard and Stevens that humans must “become who we are” (Gay 189), and many scholars have shown how Stevens’s innocence shares much with Nietzsche’s. Nietzsche affirms his through a love of fate similar to Stevens’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 702–708.
Published: 01 December 2012
...,” “expressive,” and “pliable/malleable” (16)—Penner further relates hardness and softness to Nietzsche’s characterizations of the Apollonian masculine and Dionysian feminine. Ultimately, however, Penner turns to Nietzsche not to undergird but to complicate his binary categories, proposing concepts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 504–510.
Published: 01 December 2018
... a researcher’s paradise. If that were not enough, there is a companion website (“Username: Nietzsche, Password: Napoleon” [n.p.]) with art and music to savor, to which the reader is directed often with dark arrow-buttons in the text. The book is an omnium gatherum, where on every page, next to the well-known...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 511–517.
Published: 01 December 2018
... is brought into the world by human beings themselves. Sartre’s idea of nihilation, in Vicks’s reading, refers to Nietzsche’s idea of forgetfulness and perspectivism in the essay “On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense” (1873). In turn, Nietzsche opens the path to the investigation of Derrida, the most...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2010
... nineteenth-century primer in philosophy, A History of Philosophy (though Beckett used other sources in notes up to the Middle Ages). Here one can observe Beckett familiarizing himself with the narrative of Western philosophy from the pre-Socratics to Nietzsche, with major implications for his writing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 228–236.
Published: 01 June 2017
... a rich treatment of modernity against itself (the progress of modernity engendering doubts about what constitutes progress) in Thomas Hardy, H. G. Wells, and Bram Stoker, with attention to Max Nordau’s Degeneration (1895). The early pages on Nietzsche make it clear that Sherry’s perspective is heavily...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 249–258.
Published: 01 June 2005
..., in this one might also notice an ob­ scure allusion to Nietzsche’s description in “Schopenhauer as Educator” of “shame without distress” as being a mechanism for developing one’s potential beyond socially constructed, self-imposed limitations. The’al­ lusion incorporates a surprising reference...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2007
... (such as those proposed by Benedict Anderson, Ernest Gellner, George Mosse, and Anne McClintock) and theories of genealogy (as articulated in the works of Michel Foucault and Friedrich Nietzsche), Weinbaum’s first chapter uses Kate Chopin’s short story “Désirée’s Baby” to prove how genealogy may...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Nietzsche’s injunction in Unfashionable Observations: “Away with the monuments.” He considers this epigram in relation to his poets’ continuing concern with commemoration by situating the competition between monuments and poetry in the context ofWest- ern literary history...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... But history, of course, has often suggested otherwise. Just as Graham’s form of broken text has precedents in such precursors as Pound and Dickinson, so Wittgenstein’s Investigations was preceded by Kierkegaard’s Philosophical Fragments and Nietzsche’s aphoristic assemblages. For Pound...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... and aesthetically troubling characteristics, my aim is to consider the potential intersection of disgust and trauma. 5 For a discussion of Friedrich Nietzsche’s Nachgelassene Fragmente (1881) and Aurel Kolnai’s article “Der Ekel” (1929), see Menninghaus 2003 . 6 Tougaw 2004 adopts both lines...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): vi–x.
Published: 01 June 2007
... a Nietzschean lens! As if the foregoing were not enough, we also hear in the writer’s review of Nietzsche’s “idiosyncratic reading” of Darwin’s theory on the bodily origins of the “will to disinterested knowledge” a not-so-distant echo of the Freudian theory of thinking, which processes, according...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 411–416.
Published: 01 September 2015
... together the evolutionary theories of Charles Darwin with the work of Henri Bergson, William James, and Friedrich Nietzsche, in order to show how these thinkers inspired a modernist revaluation of character based on the affective responses of lived experience. Bergson, James, and Darwin in particular...