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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 237–240.
Published: 01 June 2006
...David Jarraway Wallace Stevens and the Apocalyptic Mode , by Woodland Malcolm , Iowa City : University of Iowa Press , 2005 . 256 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 Apocalypse without Apocalypse Wallace Stevens and the Apocalyptic Mode by Malcolm Woodland Iowa City...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 387–395.
Published: 01 December 2000
...James Berger Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Introduction Twentieth-Century Apocalypse: Forecasts and Aftermaths Ja m e s B e r g e r...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 396–404.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... —Revelation 21.1 hose familiar with Ibsen’s “dramatic epilogue,” as he called his final play, When We Dead, Awaken, may recall in it versions of these images from the Book of Daniel and from Revelation. Though the play is immedi­ atelyT linked to apocalypse through its title, the mind rightly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 405–433.
Published: 01 December 2000
...,” trembling in abject terror while awaiting an unearthly consummation (122). But most of all it is a suffering body, a text written in the script of stigmata, scars, wounds, and sores. Any apocalypse strikes the body politic like a disease, progressing from the first symptoms of a large-scale disaster...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 470–491.
Published: 01 December 2000
... eradicated to complete this dream of a perfectly integrated community at the end of history.2 While the belief in the actual or imminent end of the world has re­ ceded, Frank Kermode argues that “the paradigms of apocalypse continue to lie under our ways of making sense of the world” (28). With the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
... (1976). As a culmination of what has come before, this chapter certainly poses Ecosickness ’s biggest question: “Do the anxious apocalypses that [Silko and Piercy] prophesy invite or foreclose their visions for environmental and somatic renewal?” And that question gives the book the etiological...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 492–512.
Published: 01 December 2000
... I'iisidentification from the institution of heterosexuality rather than identification with subjects of same-sex desire, need to attend to Irigarayan apocalypse. For just as the Apocalypse of St. John ends with the mystic marriage of the Church and Christ (Rev. 21.2), Irigaray imagines, beyond the violence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 540–545.
Published: 01 September 2012
... through physics: the imagination of nuclear-powered apocalypse and the sense of an imminent existential ending finally made possible by the advance of modern science. In a brisk rereading of works by some of the usual postmodern suspects—John Barth, Thomas Pynchon, Robert Coover, Tim O’Brien, Don...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 453–469.
Published: 01 December 2000
... the book, amid the warfare in California, Eve is “filled with a raging curiosity to see the end of the world” (167). But as James Berger has explained, the apocalypse is always post- apocalyptic, explicitly so here. It supposes the beginning of a new world, with an echo of Baroslav’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 231–239.
Published: 01 June 2016
... personal experience to bear on such matters. His first book, After the End: Representations of Post-Apocalypse (1999), engaged with the limits of language by considering what would be the symbolic remainder after trauma, after “apocalypse.” His relationship with his two developmentally disabled sisters...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 448–454.
Published: 01 December 2016
... disaster of the future. Saint-Amour illustrates the complicated interplay between fears of apocalypse and a stubborn hope for the future in his description of two Westinghouse time capsules—the first buried in 1938 and the second buried in 1965. In his reading, these capsules epitomize the apocalyptic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 311–327.
Published: 01 September 2000
... denouement and, as he said in “A Moving Target” (163), “grief, sheer grief” as inspiration, if that is the proper word. Was there a contemporary literary source or precedent on which he could build his own account of the failure of humanity and the likelihood of atomic apocalypse? There have...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
.... See Thomas Berger, James. “Twentieth-Century Apocalypse: Forecasts and Aftermaths.” 46.4 (2000): 387-395 Twentieth-Century Literature 51.1 Spring 2005 114 Index Bishop, Elizabeth. See Carson; Pickard;White Blair, Kirstie. “Gypsies and Lesbian Desire: Vita Sackville-West,Violet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 March 2017
... chapter to Robert Lowell and John Berryman’s construction of a “language of crisis” (16), a poetic mode in which “autobiography became apocalypse” (17). Gelpi thus restores Lowell to his former primacy in the poetic constellation, and he grants to Berryman a prominence he never quite attained before...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 141–149.
Published: 01 March 2012
... a persuasive account of Ashbery’s “op- tional apocalypse, in which a judgment, or crisis, is simply walked away from, or converted from looming catastrophe to consumable spectacle by the choice of spectatorship” (89). The chapter culminates in perhaps the best reading of Ashbery’s curi...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... its readers. Its depiction o f the sharp polarization o f the globe, fears o f loom ing nuclear apocalypse, and newfound distrust o f a government enmeshed in secrecy and conspiratorial activity represent the concerns o f an earlier generation. They fail to see what is innovative about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... to global American- ization was catastrophe: alien invasion, the revolt of the machines, nuclear apocalypse, or some combination of these, as in Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day (1996), a throwback to the default mode.6 This situation started to change in the Eighties, however, when...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 142–178.
Published: 01 June 2005
... system to its heterogeneous components it reduces the possibility that apocalyptic danger will be denied, or that apocalyptic powers will be put in service of emotions no less powerful for being repressed. Graham’s implicit resistance to apocalypse takes a different turn. If it is through...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
... pages, as “The Book of a Thousand and One Evenings Spent / With David Jackson at the Ouija Board” ( S 4), Merrill mines the occult qualities of the relationship between literary tradition and individual talent as he channels a queer fantasia on themes as seemingly disparate as nuclear apocalypse, Cold...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 196–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
... prosperity, a pattern of denial that the Battle family has similarly employed in order to preserve their precarious family identity. But atrocities have a tendency of resurfacing. In After the End: Rep- resentations of Post-Apocalypse (1999), James Berger notes that while our narrative of...