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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (4): 409–436.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., public solitude took on new urgency for her in the World War II years and beyond, when Moore developed from an obscure champion of modernism to a widely read national figure. alexmouw@gmail.com Copyright © 2022 Hofstra University 2022 American poetry literary fame modernism World War II...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... —Keith Douglas, letter to J. C. Hall combat gnosticism gnosticism war poetry World War II poetry © 2020 Hofstra University 2020 3 There is not space to address very deeply the specifically visual aspect of Douglas’s work. That Douglas’s poetics of war relates deeply to his rich...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 316–340.
Published: 01 September 2005
... ville: UP of Florida, 1996. Leader,JenniferThere Never Was a War That Was Not Inward’: Empathie Agency and Christian Trope in the World War II Poetry of Edith Sitwell, Kathleen Raine, and Marianne Moore.” Religion and the Arts 2.1 (1998): 42-68. Leavell, Linda. Marianne...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the intimate, transformative knowing that a lover professes to have for the body of his beloved. Brophy traces this resistant mode of vision throughout Douglas’s World War II battlefield poetry, identifying in it a means of upholding “the legitimacy of poetic aesthesis, a certain embodied and loving relation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 June 2018
... is divested of politics only if we acquiesce to the critical standards she questioned . . . —that a lack of historical topicality implies no interest in political issues” (1993, 26). Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 American poetry description imperialism modernism World War II...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 472–492.
Published: 01 December 2008
... & South, and he rates the “best poems” in Bishop’s volume “so good that it takes a geological event like Paterson to overshadow them” (498). If Jarrell was one of the most influential American critics of poetry after World War II, Lowell was certainly the biggest name among younger American poets...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 255–261.
Published: 01 June 2009
... it influenced his con- ception of space and crowds, his specific interest in World War II and the Korean War—and anyone interested in Cornell’s art will find Costello’s close readings of several of his boxes and collages (including Soap Bubble Set, Black Hunter, Swiss Shoot the Chute, Habitat Group...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 720–727.
Published: 01 December 2012
... experience of the commonplace. To explore how this has been variously attempted, Olson devotes the next four chapters to four representative modernists: Joyce (Ulysses), Woolf (principally Mrs. Dal- 721 Brooke Horvath loway), Gertrude Stein (her World War II work, in particular Mrs. Reynolds...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 341–372.
Published: 01 September 2005
... two volumes of poetry, Ground Work: Before the War (1984) and Ground Work II: In the Dark (1987), seri­ ous readers of his oeuvre face a troubling situation, which some may be reluctant to acknowledge: Ground Work represents what appears to be a significant transformation in Duncan’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 105–109.
Published: 01 March 2005
... a community for themselves in San Francisco in the 1950s. Guys Like Us continues Davidson’s examination of poets of the postwar years (here he defines the Cold War as extending from the close of World War II to the beginnings of détente in the 1980s), but he now views those poets within...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 March 2017
... “pioneers of the psyche” ( Gelpi 1975 , x) is now under siege as never before. According to Gelpi, poetry of the post-World War II era stages “a dialectic between Neoromanticism and Postmodernism” (2015, 15). Romanticism, with its emphasis on subjectivity, is still in there pitching, but Language, newly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 328–359.
Published: 01 September 2003
... habits for Stein; and this renewed emphasis on habit becomes the subject matter for her World War II writings. Habits seem both to mask the disruption that war creates, dissolving the consequences of the world into the space of the home, and paradoxically to work as a way in which war itself can...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Malina as an allegory of the process of writing itself: that is, a means of exploring the attempted expression of the pain and fragmentation of the embodied subject that resulted from the atrocities of World War II. Using Blanchot’s reflections on anguish and language, I argue that the novel—part love...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Lisa Mullen The shocking defamiliarization of the everyday that took place during World War II created a crisis in modernist aesthetics. This crisis emerges both in Eliot’s anguished meditation on time, space, and infinity in “East Coker,” and in Powell and Pressburger’s playful satire about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 June 2005
... poet’s engage­ ment of monumentality. The study begins with an analysis of Elizabeth Bishop’s “The Monument,” arguing that World War II is one important context for understanding the poem’s unnerving “combination of errancy and exactitude” (27) in relation to its investigation of art’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 399–438.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Montreal: McGill- Queen’s UP, 2009. “Poets: The Second Chance.” Time 2 June 1967: 67-74. Rich, Adrienne. “The Eye of the Outsider: The Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop.” Boston Review 8.2 (1983): 15-17. Roman, Camille. Elizabeth Bishop’s World War II-Cold War View. New York...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 273–281.
Published: 01 June 2020
...’ actions during World War II and rejected any lingering sympathies. In the concluding essay, “David Jones: Christian Artist at the Dawn of a Post-Christian Era,” Kathleen Henderson Staudt posits Jones’s effectiveness as a Christian artist in a post- (or late-) modern world. She contends first...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 260–282.
Published: 01 June 2013
.... The day was warm and pleasant. “We see you in your hair, Air resting on the tips of mountains.” II A fine rain anoints the canal machinery. This is perhaps a day of general honesty Without example in the world’s history Though the fumes are not of a singular...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 455–462.
Published: 01 December 2016
... emerges from her sense of an expansive American geography. There are numerous other excellent examples of provocative new interpretations, including several essays dealing with Stein’s World War II writings. Kristin Bergen writes of Stein’s “break with the future” in her late works, arguing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 228–236.
Published: 01 June 2017
... to 1951 is abrupt. It does not take into account Eliot’s concern between the wars about European fragmentation. The threat to European unity led Eliot to cease publication of the Criterion just before the start of World War II, and that unity, not imperial unity, is his primary concern in the 1951 essay...