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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 331-335.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Abigail Cheever The Romance of Authenticity: The Cultural Politics of Regional and Ethnic Literatures , by Karem Jeff , Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press , 2004 . 247 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 Review ers to provide it. The discussions of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 414-436.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Ryan Hibbett Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 m Imagining Ted Hughes: Authorship, Authenticity, and the Symbolic Work of Collected Poems Ryan Hibbett T e d Hughes’s recently published Collected Poems runs 1331 pages, the table of contents alone taking 29. It sits...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 606-639.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Raphael Allison Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Raphael Allison Robert Frost, Live: Authenticity and Performance in the Audio Archive Raphael Allison But all the fun’s in how you say a thing. —Robert Frost, “The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 243-250.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Mark Whalan Which Sin to Bear? Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes , by Chinitz David , New York : Oxford University Press , 2013 . 269 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 Review Reviews Which Sin to Bear? Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 277-285.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Lee Konstantinou Real Phonies: Cultures of Authenticity in Post–World War II America , by Cheever Abigail , Atlanta : University of Georgia Press , 2010 . 256 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Review Learning to Be Yourself Real Phonies: Cultures of Authenticity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 388-395.
Published: 01 September 2008
... published between 1976 and 1995, displaying no interest in the 160-year history of Native American fiction. He condemns criticism of modern Native American fiction because it praises these novels for their “authenticity”—the accuracy with which they represent the authors’ traditional...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 346-368.
Published: 01 September 2000
... essay argues that the genealogy of depression, from the existen­ tialist theories of the 1950s to the Prozac-based accounts of the 1990s, un­ veils a shift in our notions of what constitutes an authentic individual; the change in emphasis from authentic selves to authentic identities that I chart...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 324-331.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... Feminist experimentalists were even more thoroughly excluded from narratives—and anthologies— of feminist writing, because the dominant feminist aesthetic located feminist activity in poetic content rather than form, insisting on the importance of accessible reportage and authentic personal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 385-390.
Published: 01 September 2005
... lack of resonance with developing accounts of Asian American or Korean American identity or authenticity in the 1980s, a period dominated by a struggle between Asian American nationalists favoring a male, English-speaking prototype and feminists interrogating concepts such as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 511-518.
Published: 01 December 2015
... protectors of “authenticity” and the vernaculars on one hand and elite, diasporic writers who favored English on the other. Shingavi adds texture to this discussion by situating it within important questions of regionalism and the language debates among Indian languages. Gandhi plays a fascinating role...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 275-294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... might end or be forgotten is thus figured as the extinction of the family. Such readings have proven attractive to critics invested both in the authenticity and irreparability of trauma and in black Atlantic and comparativist New World approaches said to provide a truer and aesthetically richer...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): vi-viii.
Published: 01 June 2014
... on its important argument about one of the most telling details of The Emigrants and Speak, Memory, the inclusion of photographs. And this is where another apparition enters the text of the essay, that of Roland Barthes. Photographs, the essay argues, possess “a power to evoke authentic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 50-76.
Published: 01 March 2002
... constraints of society and its institutions. In the 1960s, he defined this freedom in the context of existentialism, but even after his interest in the broader philosophy of existentialism declined in the 1970s, he maintained a concern with the achievement of “authenticity,” the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 96-105.
Published: 01 March 2006
... of her having Arab physical features. She asks: “Can the English­ woman only be made an authentic member of her Palestinian community and family if her face can pass as an Arab’s?” (64). She notes: the domestic and political relationships established [in the novel] undermine the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 352-359.
Published: 01 September 2006
... discourses throughout are the discourses of racial and cultural authenticity—one must be Christian, or at least influenced by Christianity, or perhaps at least committed in some way, shape, or form to a super naturalist view of the world that articulates itself in relationship to Christianity. The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 482-488.
Published: 01 December 2006
... paradoxical authenticity” (122) .Yet, in the novels that culminated with R oth’s celebrated American trilogy, history as a defining force seems more powerful than R oth’s protagonists’ ability to invent themselves in spite of history. In these works R oth’s Jewish heroes enact an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 364-371.
Published: 01 December 2011
... cultural authenticity and naïve referentiality, as a formally sophisticated artifact that supersedes yet reconstitutes the culture of the tribe in the interests of hybridizing and revitalizing American national culture. Kingston’s protagonist, Witt- man Ah Sing, wants to be “the reader of the tribe...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 104-125.
Published: 01 March 2013
... distinctions” (Watts xii) emerging in the latter half of the twentieth century. Jeff Karem argues more narrowly that region and race are allied in contemporary critical praxis through the discourse of “authenticity”; that is, Americans have a “fascination with and desire for texts and authors they...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 237-260.
Published: 01 September 2019
... ( Fulton 1999 : 83). Because the existential focus on consciousness, angst, and authenticity simply wasn’t consistent with American disciplinary practices, existentialism was considered “very foreign and lacking in rigor,” as the postwar American philosopher James Collins (1952 : vii) explained. In sum...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 518-529.
Published: 01 December 2007
... essay that has not dated at all, authentic responses to original art are hard to come by, and few are inclined to differentiate between the genuine and the specious in works that aim to be “provocative.” Ezra Pound’s injunction “Make it new” has been taken as the primary criterion of...