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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
... on in the Russian American immigrant literature that has sprung up since the turn of the millennium. The city even has its own New World simulacrum in New York’s “Little Odessa” neighborhood. This article investigates the impact of the “Odessa Text” on the work of two Odessa-born US authors, the poet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Handbook (2002), Absurdistan repositions Russian Jewish immigrant literature within a transnational framework that is reminiscent of the work by Dominican American writer Junot Diaz. 3 Set in St. Petersburg and in a small fictional country called Absurdsvani in the Caucasus, Shteyngart’s Absurdistan...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... reserved. American studies Cold War Eastern/Central Europe immigration studies postsocialism Russian American literature Slavic studies Soviet Union US immigrant writing This special issue calls attention to an emergent body of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century cultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Indeed, both the opportunistic American and the revolutionary Russian film crew fall into the same trap, using aesthetic expertise to promote the aims of an increasingly doctrinaire Mexican government that “wanted to improve this opportunity to film a glorious history of Mexico, her wrongs and sufferings...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
...”). Songhay’s president, a figure reminiscent of Nkrumah, struggles to modernize the nation while contending with competing political pressures—from local tribalism to the influences of the Americans, Russians, and Chinese. In “Death at Karamu,” an unpublished novel that Mayfield completed around the time he...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 516–538.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., Meidav’s research into theosophy in Sri Lanka, Tuck’s exploration of Latin American civil conflict, and Kalfus’s Russian fable all explore the questions of group cohesion and its failures, often through variations on the historical novel. Many tell the story of major events in the forma- tion of a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2002) 48 (1): 77–99.
Published: 01 March 2002
...John P. McCombe Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 HI The End of (Anthony) Eden: Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day and Midcentury Anglo-American Tensions Jo h n P. M cCom be T h e personal concerns of Stevens, the narrator and protagonist of Ka- zuo Ishiguro’s The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 103–122.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Jay Bochner Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 m An American Writer Born in Paris: Blaise Cendrars Reads Henry Miller Reading Blaise Cendrars fay Bochner Serious students of Henry Miller well know his enthusiasm for the Parisian avant-garde poet-turned-novelist Blaise...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2019) 65 (3): 191–216.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Mark A. Tabone This article focuses on the representation of history in African American author John A. Williams’s 1999 novel, Clifford’s Blues , a fictional account of a Black, queer American expatriate’s internment and enslavement in a Nazi concentration camp . Through a critical perspective that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2002) 48 (4): 427–460.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Jerome Meckier Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 Aldous Huxley’s Americanization o f the Brave New World Typescript Jerome Meckier hen Aldous Huxley revised the Brave New World typescript1 be­ tween 27 May and 24 August 1931, he strove to Americanize his dysto­ pia. His...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... self-portrait . . . of the [Russian American] author as a translingual and transcultural storyteller” (2011a: 58). Wanner emphasizes “the dangers of an ‘ethnic’ literature catering to the prurient taste of an American target audience” (2011b: 60), particularly, as he argues elsewhere, one fascinated...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
... neotraditional gender roles. Radojčić transports her protagonist to multiple locations outside her birth country, where she experiences shifts in her racial and class identity that render her a participant in the complex world of multicultural transactions. In her presidential address to the American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... off, it injures young Russian American immigrant Vlad, leaving him permanently paralyzed. The image of paralysis is a main trope in postcommunist literature, which often emphasizes how aphasia, inertia, or indifference afflicts postsocialist generations ( Oushakine 2000) . Another representation of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
.... Arguing that midcentury American attitudes about sexuality inflect—productively as much as disastrously—the relationship of lyric privacy to gossipy publicity in Merrill’s poem, the article shows how gossip, in its rich afterlife in Sandover , emerges not so much as a normative threat to be overcome but...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 377–384.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Summer 2013 377 Damjana Mraović-O’Hare eight months after he landed. A Russian speaker who drew on his notes from a research trip to the former USSR, Kosinski wrote a book that not only “explained” the Soviet Union to Americans but also became “everything that an American propaganda...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 262–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
... focus on Anglo American literature. More specifically, this choice of texts gives her an opportunity to compare the “flexible legality” (6) of censorship practices in liberal democracies, which usually involve a postpublication judicial proceeding in which the author or publisher enjoys at...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 240–245.
Published: 01 June 2016
... swathe of French literature in the twentieth century, has led us astray from the discussion of a book devoted to the German-American period of 1945–1950. Indeed the author, who is Henry and Anne Cabot Professor of English and African-American Literature at Harvard and coeditor, with Greil Marcus, of A...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 694–701.
Published: 01 December 2012
... 694 Review known American student, James Steele Mackaye (1842-1894), who, along with his own students and colleagues in the United States, developed and significantly added to Delsarte’s theory and practice (see Ruyter). Preston identifies Delsarte as “a French performance theorist” and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 666–673.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Nabokov’s campus novel narrating the hapless misadventures of the Russian language teacher, Pnin, at the fictional Waindell College. Nabokov’s amused critique parodies life on an American campus, but also shows that exile is irreversible: “The Russia that Pnin left will never again exist, and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2004
... with “estrangement and death” (30). Although Adams’s discussion of adventure stories is problematic since he relies on the Tarzan stories written by an American, Edgar Rice Burroughs, to demonstrate the prevalence of Hel­ lenism in popular British fiction, his discussion of E. M. Forster’s...