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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 150–173.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Timothy Materer Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 Ul Confession and Autobiography in James Merrill s Early Poetry Timothy Materer You know, this guy’s got a secret, and he’s gonna keep it. —Arthur Miller to Dylan Thomas about James Merrill...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
... canines, these works succeed in writing the human ignorance of nonhuman animal worlds, but they also expose the fissure within human autobiography itself. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 alterity animal anthropocentrism autobiography modernism Anthropocentricism, in some sense, is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 413–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
... unity, implicative openness, and overt autobiography of Four Quartets as the culmination of a resistance to the fragmented, depersonalizing epistemological dualism that Eliot first began questioning as a graduate student. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 academic culture endnotes Four...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 493–529.
Published: 01 December 2010
...- nificance of the genre, autobiography, that most structured, and limited, their interpretations. Recent work by Oliver Harris, however, suggests the trend may finally be moving away from reading Burroughs’s texts on his terms, much less taking him at his word when he pontificates in extratextual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, his protagonist, Oscar Acosta, quits his job as a War on Poverty- funded Legal Services lawyer in East Oakland, California, dumping his law license in the wastepaper basket. His resignation precipitates his search for racial identity in Autobiography and eventual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 546–555.
Published: 01 September 2012
... with in books such as Scott McCloud’s Under- standing Comics. What has been less discussed is the source of the special relationship between graphic literature and autobiography.5 Why are so many graphic writers compelled to expose their most private secrets? Chute, in Graphic Women, implicitly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 463–470.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Yorkshire-bred hardiness and work ethic combines with a distinct challenge for any biographer—the thicket of harsh self-criticism that pervades her letters and her monumental autobiography Journey from the North (published in Britain in two volumes, 1969–1970). Maslen is an adept reader of Jameson’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 255–263.
Published: 01 June 2011
... any prior presence or ground. For all the power of Fordham’s insights, I am reminded of the whirli- gig described by Paul de Man in “Autobiography as De-facement.” Stress- ing the undecidability between fiction and autobiography within which any authored text exists, de Man writes: We...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 414–422.
Published: 01 September 2014
... theory, Widiss’s study challenges conventional understandings of twentieth- century literary history. Drawing on a wide range of texts—two novels (William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita), two memoirs (Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas and Dave...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 268–282.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Zachariah Pickard Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 BAI Natural History and Epiphany: Elizabeth Bishop’s Darwin Letter Zachariah Pickard riting in his Autobiography about the joys of beetle collecting and, particularly, the pleasure of discovering a new...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 213–237.
Published: 01 June 2012
... to the primordial family drama, literary servants fracture myths of a hermetically-sealed nuclear family, becoming implicated in the primal web of desire, fear, and identification in the Female Gothic. In this essay, I historicize Wharton’s autobiography, A Backward Glance, and her ghost...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 189–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., Orientalizing tropes. Nash hypothesizes that writ- ers (particularly of fiction and autobiography) have felt the pressure to clearly demarcate themselves as champions of free-speech, gender equal- ity, postmodern aesthetics, and individual rights, which are imagined as contrary to traditional (and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 115–124.
Published: 01 March 2000
.... “‘Postmodern Blackness’: Toni Morrison’s Beloved and the End of History.” 44.2 (1998): 242-60 116 INDEX Davis, Phoebe Stein. “Subjectivity and the Aesthetics of National Identity in Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 694–701.
Published: 01 December 2012
...-1900), figures outside of the dance field whom Duncan considered her “dance masters” (160). Preston stresses the image of the “motor” in this artist’s work by opening the section with a quotation from Duncan’s autobiography in which she states “Before I go out on the stage, I must place a motor...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 103–122.
Published: 01 March 2003
... to trail off (“but that’s another story and then proceeds to forget he ever wrote the text at all, permitting it to sink without a trace (in his mind) into a period of some 10 years of extended groping between writ­ ing autobiography and reportage. This review about an “objective” real­ ist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): 219–245.
Published: 01 June 2003
... five “direct influences” (Selected Letters 123). Throughout her career no writer would appear more consistently among those to whom she pro­ fessed indebtedness. By 1920 Moore had read all three of James’s autobiographies and most likely read them soon after they appeared in 1913,1914, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 283–316.
Published: 01 September 2004
... conception of the welfare state’s domain was primarily a global one, posing the more difficult project of a social welfare world run by global bureaucrats.2 The strong impulse toward autobiographical revelation in Wells, most obvious in his 1934 work Experiment in Autobiography and more generally...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2004
... to position the autobiography as a regionalist story of African-American life in the deep South.The revisions had the added benefit of blunting W right’s scathing criticism of specifically Northern racism, allowing readers the luxury of imagining that racial oppression was a comfortingly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 445–484.
Published: 01 December 2009
... changes living beings manifest individually or even as a species do not tend toward a specific ideal or outcome. As she recounts in Everybody’s Autobiography, when she began as a writer, “evolution was still exciting very exciting” (249). Darwin’s fundamental claim is that living creatures are...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 519–527.
Published: 01 December 2015
... disinter the dead, or how the trope of birds potently conveys the embodied struggles of migration and dislocation, or how literary genres like autobiography become subject to judicial cross-examination, Schlund-Vials skillfully integrates aesthetic, political, historical, and juridical considerations into...