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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 396–404.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Elinor Fuchs The Apocalyptic Ibsen: When We Dead Awaken E l in o r Fu c h s And four great beasts came up from the sea The second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth, between its teeth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 233–264.
Published: 01 June 2020
... fictionalized his teenage daughter’s adventures with the original Malibu surf crew and in the process vividly signaled the emergence of a rebellious postwar youth culture. Just as interesting is the way Kohner’s entertaining comic drama of feminist awakening plays out through an intriguingly complex narrative...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 March 2004
... scarlet fever, and ever since understands the animals’ lan­ guage. One who cultivates plants with sword-shaped leaves and plots rebellions. One who experiences the “joy-on-awakening” that field workers feel returning home. We see them from our bedroom window, shouldering their picks...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 520–546.
Published: 01 December 2003
..., the Irishman Paddy attempts to awaken Yank to another essential feature of modern working-class life—alienation from contact with a natural environment as a result of technological progress. Paddy nostalgically describes the now-numbered days of sailing vessels, when “men belonged to ships...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 453–469.
Published: 01 December 2000
... outside of time. Dyer and Hawksmoor themselves experience the disorientation upon awakening that is fairly com­ mon but in this book is loaded with painful significance. A page after Dyer goes to a prostitute to be whipped, Hawksmoor awakens from a dream in which the skin is stripped from his back...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 393–410.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... In the essay “When We Dead Awaken,” she criticized her early poems for failing to contend with the messiness of life: “I know that my style was formed first by male poets: by the men I was reading as an undergraduate—Frost, Dylan Thomas, Donne, Auden, MacNiece [ sic ], Stevens, Yeats. . . . In those years...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., being “here” means awakening to a “nother world” not “meant to be seen” by the “world of humans” but nevertheless characterized by a sense of community that includes nonhuman entities. Animal explains, “Since I was small I could hear people’s thoughts even when their lips were shut, plus I’d get en...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 472–491.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of a political awakening, will speak directly to both our understanding of postmodernism then, and the possibility of imagining something like an after-postmodernism now. Within the context of contemporary literary criticism, to be sure, a similar effort to define our present cultural moment has...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 377–398.
Published: 01 September 2012
... awakening to the unknown expands to involve the entire setting, the sudden strangeness of the world expressed in nar- rative questions: “The air was clear in some places, then suddenly you would enter a cloud of tiny bugs. Bugs no bigger than specks of dust that were constantly in motion yet kept...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 207–238.
Published: 01 September 2004
... at all.” Through its very exclusiveness the rhetoric of singularity poses an ethical challenge, since in each of my examples the unique moment of sensory impact, of illumination, of the here-and-now, of pain and death, is simulta­ neously a moment of moral awakening and its frustration...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 475–498.
Published: 01 December 2017
... sense of contact permits Levinas’s own complicated sense of ethical understanding, that understanding where, as he puts it, “there is both relation and rupture, and thus awakening of the self by the Other, of me by the Stranger, of me by the stateless person, that is, by the neighbor who is only nearby...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., the possibility of an ethical relation may arise. 30 Encomium of Helen: Derek Walcott’s Ethical Twist in Omeros After the death of his wife, whom he has “betrayed” through his vi­ carious possession of Helen, Major Plunkett has an ethical awakening of sorts and decides to abandon his history...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 54–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of awakening the countervoices in oneself and embarking upon speech with them. ––J. M. Coetzee (Doubling the Point 65) Questions, concepts, ideas: all these must be given a home, a com- munity, before they begin to make sense. “History,” writes the novelist in J. M...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Fowles.John. See Lynch Friel, Brian. See Moloney Fuchs, Elinor. “The Apocalyptic Ibsen: When We Dead Awaken." 46.4 (2000): 396-404 CjXenter, Robert. “Toward a Theory of Rhetoric: Ralph Ellison, Kenneth Burke, and the Problem of Modernism.” 48.2 (2002): 191-214 Gersder, Amy. See Axelrod...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 688–693.
Published: 01 December 2012
... The Awakening through Willa Cather’s Song of the Lark or any number of New Woman novels from both sides of the Atlantic. Working against sexological theories like Havelock Ellis’s that positioned woman as the “race type” and man as the variation (whether genius or criminal), these books portrayed female...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., ethics is dormant. It is sleeping a dogmatic slumber. So long as it remains human, among men, ethics remains dogmatic, narcissistic, and not yet thinking…. The ‘unrecognizable’ is the awakening. It is what awakens, the very experience of being awake” (2009, 108). Here Derrida resists the simple...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 674–680.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., and various misadventures in love and friendship. One has the impression that Lispector has awakened Moser to a web of connec- tions that allow him to interpret obscure mystical points and find a key for thinking through the tease of Lispector’s images, the way that they frequently beckon...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 538–544.
Published: 01 December 2014
... himself. Let me return, in conclusion, to the three readings of Levinas I postu- lated at the beginning of this review. Enrique Dussel’s book The Underside of Modernity describes the way Levinas awakened him to the problem of injustice, allowing him to criticize colonial Europe, but also the way...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 388–419.
Published: 01 September 2003
... in a heap along the sidewalk by an eviction, awaken the Invis­ ible Man to the immediacy of the past. The piled belongings comprise a physical record of a hundred years of history, arranged without any respect to chronology and juxtaposing such items as “an oval frame portrait of the couple when...