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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 273–297.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Timothy Bewes Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 E4I Against the Ontology of the Present: Paul Auster’s Cinematographic Fictions Tim othy Bewes In the “cinema” . . . man has lost his soul; in return, however, he gains his body...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Joseph Anderton Focusing on Franz Kafka’s “Investigations of a Dog” (1922), Samuel Beckett’s Molloy (1955), and Paul Auster’s Timbuktu (1999), this essay reflects on how these works represent the fundamental unknowability of animal perspectives while at the same time suggesting how dogs and humans...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 271–292.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., but reframes these concerns about communication, both aesthetic and social, as problems of grammar. The essay examines how her grammatical investigations resist poststructuralist interpretations of language that dominated the work of her postmodern contemporaries, especially (her ex-partner) Paul Auster...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 267–272.
Published: 01 June 2014
...- ized the 1990s. Works cited Auster, Paul. Leviathan. 1992. London: Faber, 1993. Bewes, Timothy. “Against the Ontology of the Present: Paul Auster’s Cinematographic Fictions.” Twentieth-Century Literature 53.3 (2007): 273-97. Bruffee, Kenneth A. Elegiac Romance: Cultural Change...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 391–422.
Published: 01 December 2011
... it is that Egan’s fiction brings to the postmodern table that we haven’t seen before, how she builds upon the tradition of Pynchon and DeLillo, as well as other authors regularly included in the postmodern fold, such as Paul Auster, J. G. Ballard, John Barth, Jorge Luis Borges, William Burroughs, Angela...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 120–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
...” of Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, and Umberto Eco. The third threshold of postmodernism, the “interregnum” (65), occurs in 1989–90 with the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the incipient dissolution of the Soviet Union. Whether this phase marks a “late” form of postmodernism ( Green 2005...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 323–352.
Published: 01 September 2022
... appears in this light to demonstrate a return to his dissertation and a thinking through of what is at stake in the digital revolution of our new century. Writing to Paul Auster, Coetzee is adamant that he will not “write novels in which people go around with personal electronic devices,” conceding...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 377–384.
Published: 01 June 2013
... locates the political promise of Cold War fiction in the interplay of the public and the private, whose influence resonates even in the most recent contemporary fiction (e.g. the work of Paul Auster)—a point he illustrates in his closing chapter, “Their Country, Our Culture: The Persistence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 289–298.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Sacred Games (2007), and China Miéville’s The City and the City (2009)—arguing that it replaces the uncertainty championed in postmodern anti-detective fiction—Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 (1965), Paul Auster’s City of Glass (1985), Roberto Bolaño’s Savage Detectives (1998...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 387–395.
Published: 01 December 2000
..., Thomas Pynchon, Marge Piercy, Gore Vidal, Don DeLillo, Paul Auster, and Michael Ondaatje has focused on some revelatory catastrophe whose traumatic force reshapes all that preceded it and all that follows. Moreover, as Lee Quinby, Mike Davis, and I have described in very different ways...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 348–361.
Published: 01 September 2002
... tinct branch within the canine subgenre o f the literary animal story. Lat­ er writers as various as John Steinbeck (Travels with Charlie), Jacqueline Susann (Every Night,Josephinel), and Paul Auster (Timbuktu) have described their own canine relationships. But perhaps only M y Dog Tulip...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 82–102.
Published: 01 March 2003
... for inspiration from myth to detective fiction precisely because the genre came prepackaged as antimodernist (165). Unlike writers such as Alain Robbe-Grillet or Paul Auster, however, who incorporate the conventions of the mystery novel into their fiction in order to undermine not only those very con­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 111–118.
Published: 01 March 2014
... “keen intellect,” but its plumage is spectacularly beautiful. Long ago, Helen Vendler insisted on the note of austerity rather than of gaudiness and profusion as sounding Stevens at his truest, and I’m not trying belatedly to reverse her judgement. For the fact is that gaudiness...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 327–344.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Paul Giles Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 Sentimental Posthumanism: David Foster Wallace P au l G iles I f , as Edward W. Soja argued in 1989, postmodernism involved “the re­ assertion o f a critical spatial perspective in contemporary social theory” (2...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 305–332.
Published: 01 September 2020
... properly defined as an Empfindungsweise , a way of sensing or a mode of perception that inheres in humans and especially poets. The naive mode is childlike (416–17), simple (417), graceful (425–26), and austere (432). It identifies objects “by their right names and in the most direct way” (426), ignoring...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 207–238.
Published: 01 September 2004
... path, which runs from the numerous to the singular, requires some signposts. I intend, first, to mark the path’s two limits by contrasting a criticism of plenitude with a criticism of austerity; then to inspect some rhetorical devices through which singularity is indicated...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 20–33.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Paul Sheehan Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Paul Sheehan The Disasters of Youth:  Coetzee and Geomodernism Paul Sheehan The myth of the persecuted artist is something with which J. M. Coetzee is no doubt well acquainted. We need only think about his re- search...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2016
... is the story of Paul Rayment, a man who loses his leg in a traffic accident. The narrative follows the months after the accident, his infatuation with his caregiver Marijana and consequent attempts to become a more essential part of her family life. This simple tale is somewhat complicated, however...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 78–99.
Published: 01 March 2000
...). In Woolf s stream-of-consciousness technique, with its interacting colors,8 the vision of space reflects the viewer. Mrs. Ramsay’s vision is pervaded by blue set off by a marginal green: For the great plateful of blue water was before her; the hoary Light­ house, distant, austere...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 421–441.
Published: 01 December 2007
... the ghost with whom he speaks (assuming a “double part” [97 nevertheless, this passage is unlike any other section of the Quartets for its reliance on character and dialogue 425 Roger Beilin rather than an austere poetic voice with an effaced speaker. The Quartets do, then, rely increasingly...