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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 307–338.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Thomas F. Haddox Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 w John Barth’s The Floating Opera and Southern Modernism of the 1950s Thomas F. Haddox D espite hailing from and frequently setting his fiction on the Eastern Shore o f Maryland— a region whose history includes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 58–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Graham Fraser Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 HI The Calligraphy of Desire: Barthes, Sade, and Beckett’s H ow It Is Graham Fraser One is the victim of everything one writes. —Samuel Beckett (qtd. in Abbott 109) “ Ti f something is ‘communicated’ in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 414–422.
Published: 01 September 2014
... author’s obituary was being written by Barthes and Foucault. It bears mentioning, although the point has surely been made before, that the death of the author frequently and ironically finds its shorthand expression in a few proper names. But Widiss’s argument is more subtle, less opportunistic: he...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 9–19.
Published: 01 March 2011
... to the political. A brief but effective theoretical intervention and circumvention of this instrumentalism was his excursus on the semantics of the middle voice, in a meditation on Roland Barthes’s essay, “To Write: An Intransitive Verb?” The middle voice is positioned midway between active...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 128–136.
Published: 01 March 2014
... pursue the separation of fact and value as philosophically “modern” and thus apply “postmodern” to works that foreground the project of morally and aesthetically reconciling the two terms. LeMahieu frames his four central authors—O’Connor, John Barth, Saul Bellow, and Thomas Pynchon, usually read...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 372–379.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Rey Chow 2011 Rey Chow On the Graphic in Postmodern Theoretical Writing Rey Chow This evictive state naturally corresponds to a plenitude of virtu- alities: it is an absence of meaning full of all the meanings. —Roland Barthes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 540–545.
Published: 01 September 2012
... through physics: the imagination of nuclear-powered apocalypse and the sense of an imminent existential ending finally made possible by the advance of modern science. In a brisk rereading of works by some of the usual postmodern suspects—John Barth, Thomas Pynchon, Robert Coover, Tim O’Brien, Don...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 (1 June 2011) 57 (2): vii–xi.
Published: 01 June 2011
... a girl. But now I’m a boy too” (15). Although Roland Barthes condemns “pleasure” to second- ary status in The Pleasure of the Text, defining it as a frothy, babbling source of bourgeois complacency, although Barthes theorizes that pleasure can only play a supporting role in a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 233–247.
Published: 01 September 2007
... McHale, Linda Hutcheon, Fredric Jameson, and others.2 This is not to suggest that postmodernism was merely a critical fiction. Authors like Barth, Burroughs, and Gaddis were clearly producing recognizably postm odern texts in the 1950s, and postmodernism’s prominence in the 1970s and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
...): 421-448 Bailey, Quentin. “Heroes and Homosexuals: Education and Empire in E. M. Forster.” 48.3 (2002): 324-347 Baker, James R. “Golding and Huxley:The Fables of Demonic Possession.” 46.3 (2000): 311-327 Barnes, Djuna. See Henstra Barth, John. See Worthington Beckett, Samuel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 150–170.
Published: 01 June 2000
... terms Humbert embroils his assiduous, detective-like readers in an extended search for the overarching structural principle, while seeding the narrative with false leads galore. Unfolding according to Barthes’s model of narrative as “striptease” (Pleasure 11) Humbert’s “Confession” appears to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 178–186.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Wenzel doesn’t agree with a centripetal impulse that, for Van Wyk Smith, assumes a “rockbed of complex intertextuality and commonality of purpose” (qtd. in Wenzel 74), she argues for a more diffuse version of intertextuality that draws on Roland Barthes’s concep- tion of the intertextual. Quoting...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 391–422.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... Ballard, John Barth, Jorge Luis Borges, William Burroughs, Angela Carter, Bret Easton Ellis, Vladimir Nabokov, and Ishmael Reed.6 393 Adam Kelly What I want to suggest here is that surface similarities between Egan’s novels and key texts in the postmodern tradition owe much to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
... key to John Barth’s well-known 1967 essay, “The Literature of Exhaustion.” Central to any account of metafiction, Barth’s advocacy of “virtuosity” and exuberance at the possibilities offered by exhaustion rests on the novel’s obsolescence and the ways in which this frees the writer to focus on...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 298–326.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Postmodern Aesthetics of Vocation truths,” or by John Barth w hen he claimed that, where the “commonalty” (75) inevitably loses its way among the prepackaged fictions o f the world, only a “chosen remnant” o f “virtuoso” artists had the capability “to master and make something new o f them.”To go a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 373–377.
Published: 01 September 2005
... language to determine reality will soon come to seem like an eccentric interlude in the history of modern thought” (60). Some theoretical formulations she finds largely persuasive (Barthes’s and Foucault’s on the relation between author and text as zones of un­ stable creation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 138–145.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., Françoise Mouly on the relationship between editing the underground comics anthology RAW and working as art editor for the New Yorker , and Alison Bechdel on her fascination with photography and archival material. In the wake of Roland Barthes’s declaration of the death of the author, the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 424–432.
Published: 01 September 2015
... that Naked Lunch ’s emphasis on “the materiality of the signifier” avoids the narcissistic solipsism of a John Barth or an Italo Calvino because it “analogically stand[s] in for the other forms of materiality engaged by the text”—namely, the materiality of the body and its relation to political...