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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 333–360.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Elizabeth Yukins In the posthumously published Three Days before the Shooting . . . (2010), Ralph Ellison’s protagonist spends years as a film actor and filmmaker, and cinematographic effects appear throughout the narrative. Sharply aware of what he called the “enormous myth-making potential...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Nathaniel Mills This article challenges long-standing narratives of Ralph Ellison’s response to civil rights-era struggles as one of quietism, conservatism, or apolitical aestheticism. Focusing on a key episode early in Ellison’s Three Days before the Shooting …, in which a jazz musician burns his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 329–358.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in fact surface: “As to the last part of your question, I would say that yes, he comes out of the ground” (1995a, 537). 6 Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 composition Invisible Man novel form Three Days Before the Shooting . . . unfinished work What does it mean...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 499–506.
Published: 01 December 2017
... ) is also touched on in Oliver Harris’s chapter on William Burroughs’s uneasy position within both Beat literature and postmodernism. Harris provides a nuanced consideration of Burroughs’s role as the perennial odd man out of the three key Beats, during the course of which Harris shows a willingness...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 233–264.
Published: 01 June 2020
... of unbelievable length. Jeez, he was tanned. You never laid your eyes on a tan like that. Like one of those suntan oil ads you see in magazines—only more so. He had a beard growth of at least three days and he stood there and scratched his stubble and had this kind of empty gaze like he was full of booze. (26...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 131–163.
Published: 01 June 2003
..., the Volunteers fired three more volleys into the carcase, and were then borne off as heroes to different inns. (103) The death of the elephant before the press of the crowd anticipates Or­ well’s “Shooting an Elephant,” in which the overwhelming demand of the Burmese crowd renders Orwell powerless...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., Lewis’s chief bibliographers, found only three contemporary re­ views (288-89). The bad odor lingering from the receptions of The Apes of God (1930), an enormous and impolitic satire on several highly rec­ ognizable London literary figures, and of Hitler (1931), a myopic piece...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 513–537.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of  Twain in his antebellum writings; and locates “the great age of English humorous writing . . . [in] the first three- quarters of the nineteenth century” (16.482-83) and the best “English comic draughtsmanship” (20.12) prior to 1850. Of twentieth-century comic writing that he found worthy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 June 2012
...) and, as a topic of Nick and Bill’s con- 352 Review versation, in “The Three-Day Blow” (1924). In an apparently unsent letter, in poetic language rare in these missives, Hemingway thanked Marge for making “that summer of 1919—Best I’ve ever had summer there ever was Itain guess. valleys...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 90–116.
Published: 01 March 2012
... in a syntactically 98 Rita Dove’s Poetic Expeditions unexpected way, as what “I’m sucked into.” The unsettling also involves what happens, grammatically, to the “I.” It has appeared in stanzas one and two in “I see,” “I drip coffee,” “I swore to relish”—as grammatical subject. In stanza three...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 92–113.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., and castration provided Hemingway with objective correlatives that he reiterated many times throughout the stories. He involved Nick in all three fears by the masterstroke of having the quilt suddenly thrown back from the Indian mother, opening before Nick the explosion...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 462–494.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., visitors, horses, feeling safe in bed—all belonged to the past” (9) Antoinette parenthetically states. Listing three nouns and a gerund clause, this parenthesis is the only description in the novel of her life under slav- ery. Each element is, to borrow language from Lackey, “shrouded...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 287–317.
Published: 01 September 2010
... bloodstained clothing. Taken fifteen years after the shooting, these photographs occupy three pages in the committee’s final report, but only a few lines of testimony refer to them, whereas other photographs, such as frames from the Zapruder film, generate several pages of descriptive testimony...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
... woman liked me for it.” Hired to look after the woman’s daughters, ages seven and five, Hurston notes how frequently “somehow or other, we three found ourselves in a tussle. Screaming, laughing, splashing water and tussling” (637). Her ethics of play disturbs the other worker in the household, Cally...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 March 2012
... “nuns” by day who are his “wives” by night, many semi-clad black children who eat with their hands at a trough, one adult child—a “cretin” cooking “feetsies” which to the police smell like “feces” (10)—and three buried bodies in the basement: former wives, the most recent of whom died...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 407–430.
Published: 01 December 2021
... is an exercise in imagining different futures. Of Islas’s three published novels, La Mollie and the King of Tears has perhaps received the least critical attention from scholars, though its archival life suggests a rich and complicated evolution not unlike that of the more famous The Rain God (1984...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 199–230.
Published: 01 June 2006
... duction to his 1977 collection Breakdowns, which contains the three-page prototype for Maus, Spiegelman attaches the concept of narrative to the spatial, “materializing” work of comics: My dictionary defines COMIC STRIP as ‘a narrative series of cartoons.. .’A NARRATIVE is defined...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (4): 487–507.
Published: 01 December 2002
... her. She would never forget her disapproval of a story, probably on bullfighting, that Hemingway submitted after she had published a ba­ sically favorable review by Edmund Wilson of Three Stories and Ten Po­ ems and In Our Time in the October 1924 issue of the Dial (Joost, Years of Transition...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 493–513.
Published: 01 December 2008
... night piece, that I propose to relate “Sad Steps.” Although the latter’s title directs us to a sonnet from Astrophel and Stella, Sidney is only tangentially present in the poem, though in three distinct ways. His first and chief purpose is to have furnished a pathetic fallacy that bridges...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 March 2004
... new shoots after I nip off a few ailing fronds. Elaine’s legs are all that’s wrong with her. Her mother was 96 Amy Gerstler’s Rhetoric of Marriage rushed one day when Elaine was three, and prepared her salad carelessly. Germs on the unwashed romaine lettuce gave Elaine...