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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Manya Lempert Although critics have tended to answer the question “Does Woolf write tragedies?” in the negative, Woolf rekindles a Greek perspective in which the universe is devoid of salvation and poetic justice. Woolf follows Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides—a literary, not a philosophical or...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 360–387.
Published: 01 September 2003
... describedWhy be good any more?’ they ask; and the answer is, Why? W hat answer is there that cuts any ice which does not depend ultimately on unproved premises, and surmises whose very sound is ‘unscientific (305). Butts implies that if we view the world only scientifically, the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 166–192.
Published: 01 June 2008
...David Sherman Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 w Elegy under the Knife: Geoffrey Hill and the Ethics of Sacrifice David Sherman We read in sacred scripture: “And God tempted [fristede] Abra­ ham and said: Abraham, Abraham, where are you? But Abraham answered...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 394–405.
Published: 01 September 2007
... unfamiliar scientific terms or radical ideas but will be rewarded w ith an interesting answer to the old question o f why we like to read fiction. She delivers what she promises and, like Austin, opens the way for continued explora­ tion o f the topic. Although her analyses o f texts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2002
... ought in principle to be able to infer a character even from academic prose; in practice the question became whether one could infer subject position from modes of argumentation and illustration. I don’t yet know the answers to these questions but will be curious to see...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 504–511.
Published: 01 December 2005
... atVassar in 1933, Eliot addressed the audience, answering questions and making unprepared remarks in an animated session. The author of The Waste Land confidently concluded at one point: “My poetry is simple and straightforward.” At this assertion, the assembled—who did not have the curb of royal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 58–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
... one fine day should it mean his trying all the consonants in the Roman alphabet that he will answer in the end it’s inevitable me Pim which he does in the end it was in­ evitable me Pim clap athwart the arse. (79) Communication established, the narrator demands that Pim speak of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2004
... deficiency of available answers” in his colonial odysseys—that is, in stories that relate themselves, often ironically, to Odysseus’s epic journey to alien places (6). In the opening chapter, Adams discusses Hellenism in relation to late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 118–127.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., and traditions and the broader concept of a unifying European identity. Specifically, rather than answering the question “What is Europe?”—a formulation that, as he notes, can result in some very conservative and totalizing replies—Query pivots back to the literature to ask: “What does an idea of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 410–417.
Published: 01 September 2008
... New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.288 pages Paul Stasi In 1798 Immanuel Kant sat down to answer what seemed to him an “old question,” namely “is the human race constantly progressing?”This question, Kant argued, cannot be answered by an appeal to experience, for even if...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 428–435.
Published: 01 September 2010
... rather Yu’s desire to identify, appreciate, and valorize those innovative Asian American poets who have been ex- cluded from the established narrative of Asian American literary history. And this priority raises questions the book does not fully answer, in part because they are questions that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 518–526.
Published: 01 December 2018
... pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 Is comics literature? One simple answer is no : if “literature” refers to works in prose and verse, then comics is not literature any more than film is. Comics is a distinct medium, complete with its own set of aesthetic concerns, its own...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 405–413.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Jahan Ramazani University of Chicago Press, 2013. 304 pages Frances Dickey “What is poetry?” begins Jahan Ramazani’s new book. Maybe it is a sign of the times that we have to ask this question, though when you look at the “ineluctable messiness” of the existing answers, it’s clear that we’ve...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 101–110.
Published: 01 March 2018
... thing about progress is that it always appears greater than it really is” (5). The line speaks to Wittgenstein’s inclination to dissolve , rather than solve, philosophical problems; instead of offering new answers to questions that have traditionally preoccupied philosophers, Wittgenstein often...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 117–149.
Published: 01 June 2002
... called to respond to the world, to understand it and answer it and work in its service, and the poet calls back to show that she is called and can answer in kind, is a particular site of anxiety for Bishop. “Chemin de Fer” constitutes a spare and pointed sketch of that anxiety as Bishop...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 306–329.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Christian metaphysics to provide a ground or create depth for her work. Bishop felt the May 1,1938, letter as an attack. In fact, Moore herself uses the term “attack” in a handwritten addendum at the bottom of the typed letter: “Don’t interrupt yourself to answer this deference & attack” (Bishop...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 359–378.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Other stands in a relationship with the third party, for whom I cannot entirely answer,” and thus it prevents “the reduction of the other into the same” (158). Not knowing where the other’s thoughts reside in this way intensifies one’s sense of one’s self; the mystery of the other’s thoughts always...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 362–387.
Published: 01 September 2008
... otherwise vacant nature contains only what Wordsworth calls the “emblems of his own unfruitful life” (Major Works 30): He thought he kept the universe alone; For all the voice in answer he could wake Was but the mocking echo of his own From some tree-hidden cliff across the lake...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 495–514.
Published: 01 September 2012
... misrecognition. If one misrecognizes that effort to produce the subject, the production itself falters. One who is hailed may fail to hear, misread the call, turn the other way, answer to another name, insist on not being addressed in that way. 3 (95) The notion of “misrecognition...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... afterwards do we discover the face of an animal. I don’t know if a snake has a face. I can’t answer that question. A more specific analysis is needed” (1988, 171–72). In contrast to this, Derrida seeks an ethical response to animals that, as he outlines in The Animal That Therefore I Am , “thinks the...