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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 414–422.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Michael LeMahieu Obscure Invitations: The Persistence of the Author in Twentieth-Century American Literature , by Widiss Benjamin , Stanford University Press , 2011 . 208 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Michael LeMahieu The Afterlives of the Author Obscure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2016
... postmodern relationship between the author and his or her characters. Such a newly envisioned dynamic has been understood as fiction’s response to the theoretical debate about the so-called death of the author and, more broadly, to the posthumanist discourse on the dissolution of the liberal-humanist subject...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 114–136.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Marjorie Worthington Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 Done with Mirrors: Restoring the Authority Lost in John Barth s Funhouse Marjorie Worthington -/Although narrative self-consciousness is by no means specific to the contemporary period, the particularly rampant...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., Wicomb aligns her text with a formal inventiveness that (in her view) emphasizes the power of language to free us rather than (merely) entrap us. The author’s analysis thus both draws on and departs from Derek Attridge’s discussion of modernism in David’s Story , suggesting that Benjamin’s radical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 129–160.
Published: 01 June 2018
... to the rule of law or by a more skeptical relationship to legal authority. The Middle of the Journey explores this question through debates about the Moscow Trials, Herman Melville’s Billy Budd , and a controversial local crime. Drawing on archival research, the author argues that Trilling sought to depict...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
... on in the Russian American immigrant literature that has sprung up since the turn of the millennium. The city even has its own New World simulacrum in New York’s “Little Odessa” neighborhood. This article investigates the impact of the “Odessa Text” on the work of two Odessa-born US authors, the poet Ilya Kaminsky...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2016
... poem Trilogy , her personae’s affective, local experiences of historical art and artifacts in museums (and museological spaces) contest the authority of the disinterested “pure gaze” assumed by the museum’s ideal seeing subject. In these works, the museum functions as a space for cultural engagements...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... unsanctioned by military authority. This reframing of A Farewell to Arms as Catherine’s war story rather than as her love story also reveals a Hemingway sensitive to how the trauma of World War I rewrote identity for women as well as men. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Ernest Hemingway World War...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 403–428.
Published: 01 December 2016
... recent authors have also found promise for Bildung in new biological theories of development and evolution. Anthony’s progress enables him to elevate others, most notably Helen, the first person he allows himself to love ( EG 154). With her own network of chapters, motifs, and associations, Helen...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
...” alongside Porter’s nonfiction, the author claims that Porter’s work helped inaugurate a new literary aesthetic in the United States that equated “good literature” with prolonged firsthand exposure to non-US people and places. The essay studies Porter’s development of the literature of experience in relation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Claudia Sadowski-Smith; Ioana Luca This article places an emergent body of cultural productions by US immigrants from former Eastern Bloc nations in dialogue with scholarship on US immigrant and transnational writing. We argue that the collective work by authors of (post-)Soviet and Central/Eastern...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Cold War discourses and highlight real or symbolic junctions between postsocialist European and US spaces, thus constituting new publics and developing new frames of interpretation. The three authors relate the socialist past and its immediate aftermath to the United States: Penkov addresses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 191–216.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Mark A. Tabone This article focuses on the representation of history in African American author John A. Williams’s 1999 novel, Clifford’s Blues , a fictional account of a Black, queer American expatriate’s internment and enslavement in a Nazi concentration camp . Through a critical perspective...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 407–430.
Published: 01 December 2021
... that more purposefully imagines the role of the body—of the author, of the text, and of the reader— in constituting and reconstituting the narrative. Copyright © 2021 Hofstra University 2021 Chicana/o/x literature editing posthumous publication Visiting Special Collections at the Cecil H...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 53–82.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Kelly S. Walsh; Yoon-Young Choi This essay tracks the circulation and anticolonial reinvention of European modernist epiphanies in Korean modernist prose. The intertextuality of these epiphanies, the authors contend, enables Pak T’aewŏn, Yi Sang, and Yi Hyosŏk to disclose the fraudulence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 June 2022
.... In particular, in evoking an experience of the timeless, for Sinclair stream of consciousness draws together authors, characters, and readers, generating among them complex investments, both ethical and ontological. A fuller exploration of Sinclair’s oeuvre would illuminate how it engages idealist conceptions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 233–264.
Published: 01 June 2020
... voice, one blurring distinctions between its California teen daughter-protagonist-narrator and the father-author, both learned European exile and savvy Tinseltown operator. In subtly decisive ways, Kohner intervenes allusively and intertextually in the central narrative to anchor buoyant personal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (4): 379–404.
Published: 01 December 2023
... to be constitutive of a humanity predicated on a sovereign distinction from and dominance over those who are dehumanized through mechanisms of race and species. This nonhumanization, I argue, also opens new forms of life, as the contamination of the human by its other that plays out in these authors’ modernist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 414–421.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Daniel Worden Authors Out Here: Fitzgerald, West, Parker, and Schulberg in Hollywood , by Cerasulo Tom , Columbia : University of South Carolina Press , 2010 . 216 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Daniel Worden Hollywood Modernism Authors Out Here: Fitzgerald...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (2): 192–206.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Miguel Mota Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 HI What’s in a Name? The Case of jeanettewinterson.com Miguel Mota If, as Michel Foucault maintains, the function of an author is “tied to the legal and institutional systems that circumscribe, determine, and articulate the realm...