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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Jessica Kent James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room participates in a cross-racial call and response with Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises , illuminating both shared cultural influences and differences of race and sexuality. David’s struggle between the social force of compulsory heterosexuality and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 March 2001
...William Adair Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 The Sun Also Rises: A Memory of War William Adair When strong enough to climb the hill behind Harlech [Wales] and revisit my favourite country, I could not help seeing it as a prospective batde field...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 61–91.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Todd Onderdonk Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 HI “Bitched”: Feminization, Identity, and the Hemingwayesque in The Sun Also Rises Todd Onderdonk In a letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald after the publication of Tender Is the Night in 1934, Ernest Hemingway urged his friend to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Laci Mattison This essay reads Elizabeth Bowen’s The Little Girls (1963) alongside recent theorists of “thingness,” namely, Bill Brown and Jane Bennett. While Bowen’s things intersect with the social terrain, they also simultaneously and paradoxically destabilize that very reality. This...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
... still remain close. I make the claim that, as with speaking in place of another, speaking for oneself also entails the production of an other, and that these efforts to read and give voices to dogs point toward the rupture of the self-reflective human subject. In featuring their failed attempts to write...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 173–208.
Published: 01 June 2015
... contemporary society and politics. Demonstrating how John Dowell’s impressionistic narrative signals the dangers of social disengagement and political isolation, the essay also addresses the novel’s historical allusions to the English Reformation and the latent correlations between characters’ behavior and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 232–263.
Published: 01 June 2015
... so, it also engages with a complex of intertexts ranging from the Qur’anic and biblical versions of the Yusuf/Joseph story to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness . This essay adds V. S. Naipaul’s A Bend in the River to this mix by reading Gurnah’s historical attentiveness as an overwriting of Naipaul’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
...), which she deeply admired, involve not only subtle appropriations of turns of phrase, image, and point of view but also revisions of racial themes and subversions of narrative closure. Examining Larsen’s engagement with Wharton—particularly in Quicksand (1928), Passing (1929), “Sanctuary” (1930), and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and lines of thought in Latour’s work that lead to “compositionism.” It also finds in posthumanism a general apologetics around the dismantling of “critique” and anthropocentrism, opening up textual practice to the admission of vulnerability, naïveté, error, and playfulness, which allows various...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jeffrey Severs Drawing on archival sources, I argue that the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair (also known as Century 21) was an important source for Thomas Pynchon’s surreal depictions of the Raketen-Stadt in Gravity’s Rainbow . Accounts of the influence of Seattle on Pynchon have been limited to his work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... unsanctioned by military authority. This reframing of A Farewell to Arms as Catherine’s war story rather than as her love story also reveals a Hemingway sensitive to how the trauma of World War I rewrote identity for women as well as men. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Ernest Hemingway World War...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 403–428.
Published: 01 December 2016
... recent authors have also found promise for Bildung in new biological theories of development and evolution. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Aldous Huxley bildungsroman embryology heterochrony Julian Huxley modernism recapitulation theory “I am looking for a device to present two...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... representations of the former Eastern Bloc, while also contributing to theories of US immigrant writing that bridge American, Slavic, and immigration studies. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... socialism and capitalism has enabled the two writers to intervene in unique ways in contemporary debates about history and memory. In its choice of themes, protagonists, and locations, their writing strongly advocates for a new transnational literature, while also asking for the development of new critical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of Wicomb’s narrative experiment. That experiment aims at recovering the residues of female subjectivity repressed by the antiapartheid struggle, while also refusing to reincorporate women as “subjects” of homogeneous history. By explicitly naming and engaging the experiments of Joseph Conrad and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 535–539.
Published: 01 December 2007
... that solidified DeLillo s reputation—are particularly fresh and reliable. He also displays a gift for epigrammatic phrasing that (when it doesn’t lapse into glibness) can be striking: for example, in the contrast between Bucky Wunderlick’s neighbors in Great Jones Street—the hack writer Eddie...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 245–253.
Published: 01 June 2010
... colonial rule. This was not just memory, however, but also a retrospective re-membering or reshaping of an imagined past. As Benedict Anderson suggests in Imagined Communi- ties, this reshaping of a national identity from a primordial past into the present was enabled by the rise of print media (36...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 448–471.
Published: 01 December 2008
... seem like tragicomic exaggerations of George Herbert s; speakers who might claim mastery of their meditation in lyric posture are open to parody or other comic devices. Yet the failure of moral justification also entails for Ashbery s speakers a vulnerability that occasions some of the most...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 275–305.
Published: 01 September 2006
... pointedly reminds us that we have been reading. Those “Historical Notes” also resolve an issue that might never have been raised in their absence: how the words of a char­ acter denied books and writing end up on the page. Thus, like Gilead’s oral/literate divide and Offred’s suggestive name...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 241–247.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Manifest Destiny. Costello aligns herself with Elisa New, who set out in The Line’s Eye to rehabilitate American nature writing by uncovering an “alterna­ tive American tradition” that seeks a relationship not of mastery but of “open engagement” with the land (12). Costello is also offering...