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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2019) 65 (4): 411–436.
Published: 01 December 2019
... for innocence and a desire for sexual knowledge within a context of repressive normalization and antihomosexual panic. The Chinese Garden is also a fictional autobiography, foregrounding Manning’s own resistance to her pre-Stonewall historical present, and her fascination with the queer past. Copyright © 2019...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 493–529.
Published: 01 December 2010
... 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 appendages...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., The 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 (2012) 58 (3): 546–555.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- 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 and explicitly addresses the argument...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2014) 60 (3): 414–422.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., 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 Eggers’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 463–470.
Published: 01 December 2016
... 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 writings, both...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 255–263.
Published: 01 June 2011
...-presence and Marlow’s faith in truth produce the very loss of self in writing and sense of dislocation that would be unthinkable without 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 103–122.
Published: 01 March 2003
... (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 that ends with a very tentative turn toward autobiography, along with the remarkable memory lapse it occasions, seems to me to provide a cru­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 213–237.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., 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 story “The Lady’s Maid’s Bell” in terms...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 219–245.
Published: 01 June 2003
... 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 1917.35 As soon as the two-volume editions of Henry’s letters and William’s let­ ters came out, both in 1920, she read them...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 694–701.
Published: 01 December 2012
... “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 in my soul . . . if I do not get time to put the motor in my soul, I...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 283–316.
Published: 01 September 2004
... 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 in the “transparent” reappearances of his own story in many of his novels and other writings, suggests...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 126–156.
Published: 01 March 2013
... “Reflection on the Atomic Bomb,” Stein began work on The Making of Americans—a work that could be said to inau- gurate a tradition of books that are impossible to read in a conventional manner. Stein was to remark in Everybody’s Autobiography that “The Making of Americans is a very important thing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of autobiography” ( Olney 1980 : 15), the postsocialist generation entered US literature via fiction, exploring and exploding topoi and genres that defined their native countries—documentaries, journalism, or travelogue narratives with their promises of “real” and “unmediated access” to experiences behind the Iron...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 445–484.
Published: 01 December 2009
... 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 adaptable. His ontology prizes what we might call plasticity in the face of changing circumstances.12 William James clarifies what...