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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Joseph Anderton Focusing on Franz Kafka’s “Investigations of a Dog” (1922), Samuel Beckett’s Molloy (1955), and Paul Auster’s Timbuktu (1999), this essay reflects on how these works represent the fundamental unknowability of animal perspectives while at the same time suggesting how dogs and humans...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 273–297.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Timothy Bewes Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 E4I Against the Ontology of the Present: Paul Auster’s Cinematographic Fictions Tim othy Bewes In the “cinema” . . . man has lost his soul; in return, however, he gains his body...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 267–272.
Published: 01 June 2014
... selection of major contemporary American authors who, according to Kelly, demonstrate a mutual preoccupation with thematiz- ing the “trauma of transition” (116) through their use of the observer- hero narrative genre. In its engagement with Philip Roth’s The Human Stain (2000), Paul Auster’s Leviathan...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 396–400.
Published: 01 September 2008
... geography and history of the suppression of popular politics in the United States; and George Oppen’s austere confrontation of his communist-influenced politics of the 1930s and 40s with the social reali­ ties of 1960s New York in Of Being Numerous. The poets and texts Lowney has selected allow him...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 674–680.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., with words both precise and austere, Lispector, shortly before passing away, says in her last recorded interview (1977) that she is speaking from her grave. She feels dead in the hiatus between books. The moment preserved on the screen is eerie. Her almost expressionless face invites us to feel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 111–118.
Published: 01 March 2014
... “keen intellect,” but its plumage is spectacularly beautiful. Long ago, Helen Vendler insisted on the note of austerity rather than of gaudiness and profusion as sounding Stevens at his truest, and I’m not trying belatedly to reverse her judgement. For the fact is that gaudiness and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 June 2018
... contribute to his views? Mufti’s scrupulous text and his austere style do not convey any personal information, but since exile as a critical practice is one of the book’s underlying concepts, the reader cannot help but wonder. Mufti convincingly shows how English worked in India, especially in the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 391–422.
Published: 01 December 2011
... first glance, it can be difficult to identify exactly what it is that Egan’s fiction brings to the postmodern table that we haven’t seen before, how she builds upon the tradition of Pynchon and DeLillo, as well as other authors regularly included in the postmodern fold, such as Paul Auster, J. G...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 377–384.
Published: 01 June 2013
... their potential influence on personal and civic lives. Belletto locates the political promise of Cold War fiction in the interplay of the public and the private, whose influence resonates even in the most recent contemporary fiction (e.g. the work of Paul Auster)—a point he illustrates in his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 120–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Fowles, and the “cerebral genre novels” of Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, and Umberto Eco. The third threshold of postmodernism, the “interregnum” (65), occurs in 1989–90 with the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the incipient dissolution of the Soviet Union. Whether this phase marks a “late...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 387–395.
Published: 01 December 2000
... 30 years, by writers as diverse as John Updike, Bernard Malamud, Margaret Atwood, Thomas Pynchon, Marge Piercy, Gore Vidal, Don DeLillo, Paul Auster, and Michael Ondaatje has focused on some revelatory catastrophe whose traumatic force reshapes all that preceded it and all that follows...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2002) 48 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2002
... realm of “Ideas,” of Platonic patterns, were dominated by Hathor [an Egyptian goddess of love]. There is in his work an austerity, a metaphysics, like that of Egypt. (“Exhibition”) Against Epsteins work, Pound places Gaudier-Brzeska’s “The Boy with a Coney,” which, he remarks...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2003) 49 (4): 449–471.
Published: 01 December 2003
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 327–344.
Published: 01 September 2007
... posthumanism can wear many different faces, and the austere model o f informatics is not the only version avail­ able. Fittingly enough, Wallace’s own personal history has many idiosyn­ cratic aspects. H e was born in 1962 and grew up in Philo, Illinois, where his father was a professor o f...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 78–99.
Published: 01 March 2000
... before her; the hoary Light­ house, distant, austere, in the midst; and on the right, as far as the eye could see, fading and falling, in soft low pleats, the green sand dunes with the wild flowing grasses on them, which always seemed to be running away into some moon country...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 249–258.
Published: 01 June 2005
... it) of rigorous criti­ cal engagement, music criticism, analytical or speculative fiction (a la Poe, Borges, Hoffmann, or Auster), notes on poetics, lectures, and interviews, with subject matter ranging from Whitman’s interest in phrenology to Kamau Braithwaite’s “broken language” to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 207–238.
Published: 01 September 2004
... subject. My own path, which runs from the numerous to the singular, requires some signposts. I intend, first, to mark the path’s two limits by contrasting a criticism of plenitude with a criticism of austerity; then to inspect some rhetorical devices through which singularity is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 296–332.
Published: 01 June 2012
... persuasion. A surprising number of these Herculean “labors” concern the way we should think about the meaning of art: “to persuade one of austere taste, proud in the possession of home, and a musician— / that the piano is a free field for etching and that his ‘charming tadpole notes’ / belong to the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2002) 48 (3): 348–361.
Published: 01 September 2002
... tinct branch within the canine subgenre o f the literary animal story. Lat­ er writers as various as John Steinbeck (Travels with Charlie), Jacqueline Susann (Every Night,Josephinel), and Paul Auster (Timbuktu) have described their own canine relationships. But perhaps only M y Dog Tulip, by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 20–33.
Published: 01 March 2011
... approved geocultural centers. So 22 The Disasters of Youth: Coetzee and Geomodernism despite a certain grudging admiration for the writer, John decides “Joyce is too bound up with Ireland and Irish affairs to be in his pantheon” (67). On the other side of this austere edict, John spends most...