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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 169–196.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Calvin Thomas Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 Ml Cultural Droppings: Bersani’s Beckett Calvin Thomas Try again. Fail again. Fail better. —Beckett, Worstward Ho (7) Vivas to those who have fail’d...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 247–270.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anna Teekell By reading Samuel Beckett’s famously “unreadable” novel Watt (1953) in context as a novel of the Irish Emergency, the neutral Irish Free State’s euphemism for World War II, this essay argues that Watt ’s unreadability and encodedness are embodiments of the languages of post-traumatic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Joseph Anderton Focusing on Franz Kafka’s “Investigations of a Dog” (1922), Samuel Beckett’s Molloy (1955), and Paul Auster’s Timbuktu (1999), this essay reflects on how these works represent the fundamental unknowability of animal perspectives while at the same time suggesting how dogs and humans...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 220–227.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Patrick Bixby Irish Cosmopolitanism: Location and Dislocation in James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, and Samuel Beckett , by Pearson Nels . University Press of Florida , 2015 (paperback 2017). 179 pages. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 Nels Pearson opens Irish Cosmopolitanism with...
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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 writing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 92–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Christopher Langlois This article reads Samuel Beckett’s Texts for Nothing through a conceptual register it derives from the work of Maurice Blanchot and Alain Badiou: the terror of literature. Through its close reading of Texts for Nothing , it demonstrates that terror is what emerges in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Anthony Cordingley Notes Divers Holo. Catalogues of Beckett’s Reading Notes and Other Manuscripts at Trinity College Dublin, with Supporting Essays , edited by Engelberts Matthijs and Frost Everett with Maxwell Jane , Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2006 . 391 pages. Copyright...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Jeff Wallace This article stages a process of self-conscious critical assessment and reassessment around the proposition that Samuel Beckett’s 1938 Murphy is a novel intimately concerned with peace. Building on the pacifistic orientation of the posthumanist intellectual projects of Michel Serres...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 265–272.
Published: 01 June 2018
... and scalar modernity, whose arc reaches from James Clarence Mangan to Samuel Beckett, represents a central component of Irish literary modernism. This is a key point of the book, namely that the archival and cartographic mania of the survey conspired with other displacements of colonial modernity to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 370–375.
Published: 01 September 2017
... key modernist authors (Samuel Beckett, Marcel Proust, and Gertrude Stein). The latter three chapters identify rhetorical figures operating in select works: “epanorthosis” in Beckett’s Molloy , Malone Dies , and The Unnamable ; “hyperbole” in Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu ; and “tautology...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 20–33.
Published: 01 March 2011
... criticism fixes on. In short order, John has a further epiphanic encounter, when he discovers Beckett’s Watt in a Charing Cross bookstore. He reads it in one sitting, all the while asking himself “why he wanted to write in the manner of Ford when Beckett was around all the time” (155). This is one...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 511–517.
Published: 01 December 2018
... narrative.” Nothing is ineffable, and yet it is readable and perceptible as the presence of absence in the literary examples Vicks discusses, from Maxim Gogol and Herman Melville to Vladimir Nabokov, Samuel Beckett, and Viktor Pelevin. Nothing, as a foundational void, is understood as immanent. Vicks...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 520–527.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., when the press achieved its greatest success and notoriety as a publisher of avant-garde and obscene literature. Its authors, to name just a few, included Samuel Beckett, Henry Miller, Jean Genet, William Burroughs, Kenzaburō Ōe, Harold Pinter, and Frantz Fanon. Focusing on these two decades...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... politics and culture in the United States. 1 A major translator of late modernism and the avant-garde, Grove introduced US audiences to the theater of the absurd and the nouveau roman , publishing authors as important and far ranging as Samuel Beckett and Jorge Luis Borges. During the same period, the...
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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 2017) 63 (2): 228–236.
Published: 01 June 2017
... “Afterword: Barnes and Beckett, Petropi of the Twilight” points forward briefly and highly selectively from 1922 toward the further development of a post-World War I decadent sensibility in middle and late modernism. The mechanical aesthetics of interruption that Sherry highlights in the passage from Beckett...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 524–531.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... There follow six chapters devoted to single and exemplary writers: two chapters on Waugh and one each on Gibbons, Nathanael West, Barnes, and Samuel Beckett. I am partial toward the chapter on West, strategically located at the midpoint of Greenberg’s late modernist story, just before he turns...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 70–85.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., but ultimately unable, to identify with Coetzee. Given the play of these complicated identifications and dis-identifica- tions, the text presents, to paraphrase a comment by Coetzee in the early essay “The Manuscript Revisions of Beckett’s Watt,” a peculiar, forthright kind of irony in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 115–124.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., Mariama. See Campbell Barbusse, Henri. See Miller, Eugene E. Bataille, Georges. Seejohnson Beckett, Samuel. See Gontarski Benert, Annette Larson. “Edith Wharton at War: Civilized Space in Troubled Times.” 42.3 (1996): 322-43 Bendey, Paul. “Depression and Ted Hughes’s Crow, or through...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 387–395.
Published: 01 December 2000
... cockney, Russell Hoban’s Riddley Walker, with its “Littl Shynin Man the Addom” (31), sees the history of Western techno­ logical culture as a single, vast, undifferentiated ruin—akin to the vision of Walter Benjamin’s angel of history and to the language of Samuel Beckett’s Clov in Endgame: “I say...