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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 130–136.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Leon Surette Ezra Pound: Poet. A Portrait of the Man and His Work. Volume 1: The Young Genius 1885–1920 , by Moody A. David , Oxford : The Clarendon Press , 2007 . 507 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Saving Appearances: Another Ezra Pound Biography Ezra Pound: Poet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 463–470.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Charles Andrews Life in the Writings of Storm Jameson: A Biography , by Maslen Elizabeth . Northwestern University Press , 2014 . 556 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 After decades of neglect, at best making cameo appearances in lists of “little-read writers of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 104–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Gail McDonald Young Eliot: From St. Louis to “The Waste Land,” by Crawford Robert . London : Jonathan Cape , 2015 . 493 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 “T. S. Eliot did not want his biography written,” Robert Crawford admits in the introduction to Young Eliot...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 92–98.
Published: 01 March 2010
... sometimes regarded as a precursor of modernist experimentation with verse and at other times as just within the lintel of modernism itself. In the introduction to this new biography, Paul Mariani bestows upon Hopkins the playfully cumbersome title “this proto-Modern, amazing Victorian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 272–279.
Published: 01 June 2015
... again. Hammer’s subject is threefold: Merrill’s life, Merrill’s art, and the relationship between that life and art. This is precisely Merrill’s own threefold subject throughout his poetry. The result, then, is not so much a biography of discovery and revelation as one of confirmation and filling-in-the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 39–71.
Published: 01 March 2001
...” (284) I f Orlando (1928) has typically been read as the literary consequence of Woolf’s call for a new “art” of biography that could negotiate the ten­ sion between fact and fiction—between the “granite” and the “rainbow” of life, as Woolf’s metaphor figures it in her review essay “The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 674–680.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Alicia Borinsky Why this World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector , by Moser Benjamin , Oxford University Press , 2009 . 496 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Alicia Borinsky Writing and the eloquence of silence Why this World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 567–574.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Phyllis Bottome by Pam Hirsch London: Quartet, 2010. 296 pages Phyllis Lassner This is a boom time for rediscovering the lives and work of unduly neglected twentieth-century British women writers. Pam Hirsch’s rigor- ously researched and riveting biography of the writer and political...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 99–110.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Burke, and Randall Jarrell. And yet. The first words of Linda Leavell’s new biography of Moore are, “Greatly beloved yet little understood, highly esteemed yet barely known outside of English departments” (xi). In other words, from 1963 to 2013, the state of Moore’s reputation had hardly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2010
... biographic-genetic approach (textual biography) and the textual-hermeneutic approach. Diaries and a student’s notes are the resources of the biographic- genetic scholar, a method exemplified by Mark Nixon’s and Dirk Van Hulle’s essays. Van Hulle opens “Samuel Beckett’s Faust Notes” by lay...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 360–365.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of his recent books, Where No Flag Flies: Donald Davidson and the Southern Resistance (2000) and Cleanth Brooks and the Rise of Modern Criticism (1996), are critical biographies of important figures in the Agrarian movement; they reflect Winchell’s interest in lit­ erature as an index for...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2002) 48 (3): 348–361.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Craig Smith Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 m Across the Widest Gulf: Nonhuman Subjectivity in Virginia Woolf’s Flush Craig Smith I n 1933 Virginia W oolf published Flush: A Biography, an experim ent in genre that purports to tell the life story o f Elizabeth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 79–87.
Published: 01 March 2007
... so on. (And by all means read Keats’s Letters.) Then see what happens.” In this instance Bishop suggests the importance of letters and biography to a full appreciation of a writer’s work. Even if in her own case she couldn’t contemplate this kind of self-exposure without feelings of shame or...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 June 2013
... James, flaunting the very same topaz ring James himself is wearing. Edel got the ring as a gift in appreciation of his service to the James family after the 1953 publica- tion of the first volume of his James biography. His exaltation—“The ring fits my finger—the same one HJ wore it on—as if it...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 347–351.
Published: 01 September 2006
...-bend­ ing play of its androgynous couple in their matching outfits and haircuts. But the discrepancies between the manuscript Hemingway left and the editorially pruned novel it became points to a problem underlying much of the rereading of Hemingway: the balance of intention, biography, and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2015
... wide literary-historical and cultural learning, and justifies the relevance of that learning to Bishop and her text; it makes judicious and resourceful use of Bishop’s letters, her discarded drafts, and the facts of her biography to illuminate the text at hand. It does, in other words, exactly what we...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 263–272.
Published: 01 June 2008
... essays that Ford has appended to his edition, do not serve this critical function. In­ 267 Terence Diggory stead, they reinforce the temptation to read past O ’Hara’s poetry to get at his biography. Epstein intends to lead his reader in the opposite direction, from biography to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 175–208.
Published: 01 June 2009
... imparts about the great French author Gustave Flaubert. Its primary interest may lie in its clever metafictional denaturalization of the realistic plot. Simultaneously a biography of Flaubert, an undermining of any lingering faith in histo- riographic objectivity, and a contemporary English love...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 414–421.
Published: 01 September 2010
... understandings of writing as a profession. Authors Out Here questions the now-routine assumption that Hollywood had an ultimately pernicious effect on modernist writers, a view that was first offered by biographies of F. Scott Fitzgerald. As Cerasulo writes: Fitzgerald is the tragic hero of what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
... prewar aesthetic is insufficient. If Mrs. Brown is to be “rescued,” it must be through the “smashing and crashing” of old forms and conventions: “Thus it is that we hear all round us, in poems and novels and biographies, even in newspaper articles and essays, the sound of breaking and falling, crashing...