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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 528–534.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Brian Gollnick Without a doubt, Mariano Siskind is the voice I would want to represent Latin America at the next MLA roundtable discussion on world literature. His book is exceptionally clear, convincingly erudite, and broadly appealing. What Siskind has not convinced me of, at least not yet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Rachel Adams Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 The Ends of America, the Ends of Postmodernism Rachel Adams I f Los Angeles is the city that taught us how to be postm odern, might it also be the place where we begin to imagine w hat comes after? For well over...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... University Press . Fluck Winfried . 2009 . “ The Fallen Hero: John F. Kennedy in Cultural Perspective .” In Romance with America? , 471 – 95 . Heidelberg, Germany : Universitätsverlag Winter . Garton Ash Timothy . 1993 . The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of ’89 Witnessed in Warsaw...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Jung-Suk Hwang Contextualizing American Pastoral within Newark’s history from the 1940s to the 1990s, including the 1967 riots and their continuing effects, Philip Roth contrasts this poor black city with the protagonist’s idealized image of America—a wealthy WASP suburb. Although largely neglected...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 385–406.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Rafael Walker In considering fictions centered on characters of mixed Black-and-white parentage, critics tend to assimilate these stories into African American literary paradigms—in much the same way that, in real life, America considers biracial people as simply black. Working against...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Chicken in America: A Novel in Stories (2007) are set in specific North American immigrant neighborhoods: Bathurst Street and Steeles Avenue in Toronto for Natasha , and the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh in Little Chicken . These stories describe the deterritorialization of Russian culture...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 233–264.
Published: 01 June 2020
... addresses its stealth core subject, a postwar America with its Western philosophical baggage and political and historical burden fumbling awkwardly forward toward new social and gender models. Works Cited Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story . 2011 . Directed by Brian L. Gillogly . Los...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Katherine Sugg Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America , by Adams Rachel , University of Chicago Press , 2009 . 310 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Katherine Sugg Transamerican Transformations and American Literatures Continental Divides...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 264–291.
Published: 01 September 2002
... the shift in Pynchon’s thinking that the novel represents. As he spins a picaresque historical tale in Mason & Dixon, Pynchon also tells a new, more hopeful story about America, emphasizing relation, connection, and possibility. At the center o f this new story is the ampersand...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 47–70.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Michaels’s Our America has identified the biologi- cal and race-based views of culture that dominated 1920s US national rhetoric. While he concludes that these questions of identity serve as the foundation for American modernism, his focus remains on writers and texts that directly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 222–242.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Arundhati Roy delivered a moving speech entitled “Come September” which addressed America’s relation- ship to global terrorism and our country’s involvement in projects of political violence in the decades leading up to 9/11. Adopting a stance that clearly challenged narratives of America’s political...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 June 2007
... and ethnic difference recognizable, including how certain characters are made to bear distinguishing racial or ethnic markers. By highlighting the novel’s interest in race and its role in the development of discourses that continue to administer the recognition of race and ethnic­ ity in America...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 681–689.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Robert Jackson Violet America: Regional Cosmopolitanism in US Fiction Since the Great Depression , by Arthur Jason , University of Iowa Press , 2013 . 184 pages. Finding Purple America: The South and the Future of American Cultural Studies , by Smith Jon , University...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 416–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... At the end of the Cold War, one side seemed to have won the argument conclusively, so history had nowhere else to go, nothing else to do. One of Cohen’s points is that in order to find something to do without history, many of America’s cold warriors became culture warriors, securing America’s triumph...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... emphasis on the hemi- sphere, the United States as part of the Americas, developed into one of the most productive research areas in this context. Ecocriticism, a much newer research area, emerged as a self-conscious subdiscipline out of American literary studies in the early 1990s. Most...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 406–413.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Delia C. Konzett Ethnic American Literature: Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing , by Franco Dean J. , Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press , 2006 . 219 pages. Trailing Clouds: Immigrant Fiction in Contemporary America , by Cowart David...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
...—that is, on the question that haunts Swede Levov: How did Merry become the “angriest kid in America” (279)? In pondering the cause for Merry’s left-wing militancy, some scholars read the novel as Roth’s implicit apology for his earlier liberal perspective, while others read it as his defense of that perspective...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 105–113.
Published: 01 March 2011
... War II founding of the American Studies Association (ASA). Giles makes no bones about his problems with the ASA, which he calls an organization that has “traded off the idea of America as an exemplary and exceptional nation, a beacon of both material regeneration . . . and of cultural mo...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 224–231.
Published: 01 June 2007
... to America. The Total Work of Art forthrightly addresses troubling political ques­ tions. The transition from Wagner, Bauhaus, and Brecht to Riefenstahl is deftly handled, and the reading of filmic images—and Wagner’s relation to film—illuminates new dynamics between art and observer, specifically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 77–99.
Published: 01 March 2002
... gous to Stevens’s own shifting view of the world. Understanding the po­ 78 Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day litical and cultural tensions that existed at this time between Britain and America helps us to understand the ambivalence toward US political and cultural hegemony that is central...