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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 481–512.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Shane Graham Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 A Black Atlantic Web: South African Literature, Langston Hughes, and Negritude Cultural Exchange in a Black Atlantic Web: South African Literature, Langston Hughes, and Negritude Shane Graham Ezekiel Mphahlele once wrote that Ebony...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 September 2015
...John Lowney Jazz Griots: Music as History in the 1960s African American Poem , by Marcoux Jean-Philippe . Lanham, MD : Lexington Books , 2012 . 233 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 In the introduction to this compelling account of 1960s African American jazz poetry...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 178–186.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Mukti Lakhi Mangharam Bulletproof: Afterlives of Anticolonial Prophecy in South Africa and Beyond , by Wenzel Jennifer , Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2009 . 328 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Mukti Lakhi Mangharam Further Directions for South African...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
... by critics, African Americans are crucial to Roth’s critique of the sixties and America as a whole. By drawing attention to the black voices represented through and circumscribed in the protagonist’s white victim narrative, I examine how Roth unmasks American society’s deep-rooted but still often overlooked...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 232–263.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Fawzia Mustafa Set at the turn of the twentieth century, as Germany consolidated control over its East African colony, Abdulrazak Gurnah’s 1994 novel Paradise encompasses the last of the “Arab” caravan trading expeditions from the East African coast deep into the interior of the continent. In doing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Steven Belletto This essay focuses on the life and writing of African American novelist, playwright, and activist Julian Mayfield, whose under-studied work and extraordinary life tell a story about race and civil rights in literature that challenges familiar accounts. By analyzing Mayfield’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Cadillac on a US senator’s lawn to protest the senator’s racist pronouncements, I argue that Ellison adopts expressive strategies of black vernacular culture—the ritual of the dozens and African American automotive consumption—to explicate a singular conception of literary commitment, one that seeks...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 352–359.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Peter Kerry Powers Faithful Vision: Treatments of the Sacred, Spiritual, and Supernatural in Twentieth-Century African American Fiction , by Coleman James W. , Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press , 2006 . 264 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 Elephants...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 247–254.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Winston Napier Cross-Cultural Visions in African American Modernism: From Spatial Narrative to Jazz Haiku , by Hakutani Yoshinobu , Columbus : Ohio State University Press , 2006 . 261 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 w Reviews Regarding Others Cross-Cultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 318–324.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Steven Yao Ezra Pound and African-American Modernism , edited by Coyle Michael , Orono, Maine : National Poetry Foundation , 2001 . 272 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 Steven Yao reason to come into being. It has been a great pleasure for us, in the brief time...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 March 2010
... seriously at the end of the twenties as an important modernist poet. Like T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, the ur-poem of modernism, Sitwell’s long poem combines dense and obscure language with a bleak picture of modern London. “Gold Coast Customs” is set first in the African region of its title...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 104–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
...) connect both early twentieth-century African American emigrants and native-born Midwesterners to their region. However, though a few of Morrison’s legion of critics have highlighted the regional nature of her writing, and Morrison herself has occasionally commented on her Ohio roots, a persistent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Mollie Godfrey Abandoning the Black Hero: Sympathy and Privacy in the Postwar African American White-Life Novel , by Charles John , Rutgers University Press , 2012 . 280 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Review Reviews “White-Life” Literature Reconsidered...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 34–53.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of Coetzee’s earlier novels in his more recent ones, create, I suggest, a paratext for his readers to judge his work by, to rival the paratext of nationality—South Africanness—which has until this moment been the most influential way of reading and evaluating Coetzee’s novels. The epigraph of Youth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 439–461.
Published: 01 September 2012
... its inner life into the patient and pliant texts of old” (xi). The vitality of the Tanakh derives from its endless applicability; it is an old flask into which we can pour and repour new wine. Students of African-American history thus commonly note the ways in which en- slaved and free blacks...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 530–534.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Helen Kapstein Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place , by Barnard Rita , New York : Oxford University Press , 2007 . 234 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 Above and Beyond Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 213–219.
Published: 01 June 2017
... courses is choosing a good anthology. For African American poetry courses there are only three good options: Arnold Rampersad’s Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry (2005), Michael Harper’s Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000), and Dudley Randall’s The Black Poets (1985). All...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 March 2013
... postmodern Faulkner takeoff,Getting Mother’s Body (2003). The book expands on a 2008 special issue of African American Review and a 2010 co-edited critical collection titled Representing Segregation: Toward an Aesthetics of Living Jim Crow, and Other Forms of Racial Division, and as such represents...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 377–384.
Published: 01 June 2013
... to Happen: African-American Self-Definition at Mid-Century,” is the most interest- ing although shortest in his study. In this chapter, Belletto analyzes the ways in which African-American authors approached the conflict with Communism as a potential pathway to racial equality and the American...