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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 Ilya Kaminsky...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., to be seduced with stories about a young girl’s Soviet past. This move can be read as what Adrian Wanner has called the “symbolic self-portrait . . . of the [Russian American] author as a translingual and transcultural storyteller” (2011a: 58). Wanner emphasizes “the dangers of an ‘ethnic’ literature...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the Hyphen in Russian-American Fiction .” The Slavic and East European Journal 55 , no. 1 : 19 – 37 . Giles Paul . 2011 . The Global Remapping of American Literature . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Gille Zsuzsa . 2010 . “ Is There a Global Postsocialist Condition...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in his second novel Absurdistan (2006). Like his first novel, The Russian Debutante’s 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 385–391.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of Western modernist literatures (particularly the French and Anglo American) and the scholarship on them. In Search of Russian Modernism draws its main conceptual inspirations from the new modernist studies championed by the journal Modernism/modernity and Pierre Bourdieu’s pioneering analyses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., 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 paralysis...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 377–384.
Published: 01 June 2013
.... Unvarnishing Reality: Subversive Russian and American Cold War Satire. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2011. Maxwell, William. New Negro, Old Left: African-American Writing and Communism between the Wars. New York: Columbia UP, 1999. Mickenberg, Julia. Learning From the Left: Children’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 694–701.
Published: 01 December 2012
... 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 writes that “benefitting...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
... American business interests in the country; the propagandistic drive of the Russian crew and the Mexican advisers to whitewash the still profound inequities of 1930s Mexico—Porter’s strategy for authorizing her own version of the Mexican scene against these agents of distortion deserves a closer look...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 262–268.
Published: 01 June 2009
... moments—James Joyce’s Ulysses (1922), Vladi- mir Nabokov’s Lolita (1958), Luis Martín-Santos’s Time of Silence (1961), and Victor Erofeev’s Russian Beauty (1990)—which allows her to engage a wider comparative scope than studies of literary censorship that have tended to focus on Anglo American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 666–673.
Published: 01 December 2013
... an agreement with the idea they have of their own destinies” (113). Lucky survivors of the Holocaust, they speak in Yiddish, English, Polish and Russian, searching for new starts, for a sense of community. By contrast, Borinsky explores Cuban Americans through their links to what the critic Gustavo...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 516–538.
Published: 01 December 2011
...-88. Lipovetsky, Mark. “The New Russian as a Cultural Myth.” Russian Review 62.1 (2003): 54-79. Meyer, Philipp. American Rust. New York: Spiegel & Grau, 2009. Mizruchi, Susan. The Science of Sacrifice: American Literature and Modern Social Theory. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1998...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2022
... the influence of global literature on the Iranian literary scene. Throughout, we consider how, bringing together texts across national borders, Shamlu’s political aesthetic embraces poetic traditions that have been ignored or marginalized by modern European and Anglo-American literary systems. Shamlu...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 495–514.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., Mark. “‘Our Country’s Black and White Past’: Film and the Figures of History in Frank O’Hara.” American Literature 71.1 (1999). 57-92. Gooch, Brad. City Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O’Hara. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. Heimann, Paula. “Certain Functions of Introjection...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 360–387.
Published: 01 September 2003
... in the collision of Russian and American characters in her fiction (especially in the Paris she describes there) she addresses two kinds of in- terrogativity: the worldly, secular Russian questioning embodied by Kralin (who spends a good deal of time in Paris) contrasts with the ingenuous, spiritually...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2020
...,” which aired on May 2, 2015, threads together some of the narrative surrounding the eight weeks of occupation, including a brief reference to the diary and its 2008 film adaptation. Her piece focuses especially on the grown children of rape survivors and Russian soldiers who want to tell the stories...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 357–377.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and labels; each time we move we get a new set of luggage cheques . . . let us have one photo printed on the right shoulder” (Pound 107). 6. McKay describes his time in Russia, working more with Russian com- munists than the American organization, in A Long Way from Home. His book Negroes in America...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 240–245.
Published: 01 June 2016
... 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 New History of American Literature , invokes that very history...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 46–81.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Rebecca Rauve Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 m An Intersection of Interests: Gurdjieff s Rope Group as a Site of Literary Production Rebecca Rauve A Shari Benstock and others have pointed out, Paris between the two world wars was home to a number of prominent American women...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 gradual rejection...