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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 510–546.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Dana Carluccio Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Dana Carluccio The Evolutionary Invention of Race: W. E. B. Du Bois’s “Conservation” of Race and George Schuyler’s Black No More Dana Carluccio For humanities scholars debating the contours of W. E. B. Du Bois’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... traditional elegy erases. This essay begins by reconsidering familiar ground—the Bloomsbury Group and the Cambridge Apostles—in order to place Woolf’s work squarely in the middle of what might otherwise seem an old boys’ club of elegiac inheritance. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2015 elegy mourning...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 371–378.
Published: 01 September 2018
... approach not only generates significant new insights by demonstrating that an array of midcentury black writers, including W. E. B. Du Bois, Shirley Graham, Ann Petry, and C. L. R James, contributed to “a renewed political imagination of totalitarianism from the vantage of colonial modernity.” It also...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 247–258.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., and Persian world, just as it reveals his acquaintance with photographic prints of these different settings. Gérôme presents a young nude boy charming a large snake (the species is unclear) in a room that draws on details he had copied when visiting the Golden Passage of the harem in the Topkapı...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 25–42.
Published: 01 March 2005
... colored boy” (31) who comes to the library one day to look at the art books. The boy is drawn to an edition of Gauguin reproductions, with its enchanting images of Tahiti. Even on his first drive out of Newark to visit Brenda in Short Hills, Neil had felt that the slight elevation in altitude...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): vii–xi.
Published: 01 June 2011
... makes you think I hate you?” “Because we’re girls,” wailed the boys. John Wayne held his sons and stroked their hair. “Oh, there, there, you’re not girls, you’re not girls,” said the father. “What makes you think you’re girls?” “Because we’re putting on lipstick,” said...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 148–179.
Published: 01 June 2011
...; David is a writer distracted by his wife’s exploration of masculinity, racialized fantasy, and lesbianism.2 Early in the narrative, Catherine surprises her husband with a haircut “cropped as short as a boy’s” (14) explaining “I’m a girl, But now I’m a boy too” (15). That night she goes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 100–114.
Published: 01 March 2000
... into the first paragraph almost accidentally, as if flitting momentarily through the gates of denial erected in Berlin’s mind: “Pretending he had not watched Billy Boy Watkins die of fright on the field of battle” (186). Historical fact keeps leaking through, even as the denials mount. It even...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... specifically sexualized manner. The complex elaboration of the young man’s sexuality is perhaps best evidenced by Crane’s first written reference to the young man, in a letter to Waldo Frank from August 1926: I have made up a kind of friendship with that idiot boy, who is always on the road when I come into...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 619–656.
Published: 01 December 2013
...: “The only happy years of my life, since I was a small boy, have been due to marrying [Valerie For the elder Eliot, his child- hood and his second marriage bookend a long stretch of unhappiness in the middle. The conflicting signals Eliot sends with regard to his childhood have led scholars...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2008
... state, and it bores me to write insincerely. It’s all right touching off girls and boys in a short story, with fantasy instead of psychology to float them. (23 March 1913, Letters 200) This inability to “write freely” and hence sincerely clearly lay at the heart of the crisis. In...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the King voice was legitimate” (“Tales”). Mayfield escaped the valorization of King by moving to Ghana, where he enjoyed regular contact with “radical” luminaries such as Nkrumah and W. E. B. Du Bois (who, in a poignant coincidence, died in Accra the day before the march on the embassy). Although he...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 371–395.
Published: 01 September 2010
...,” her diminishing production of ballads—fifteen in A Street in Bronzeville (1945), four or five in Annie Allen (1949), twenty-two in Bronzeville Boys and Girls (1956), perhaps eight or nine in The Bean Eaters (1960), but only one ballad proper in In the Mecca (1968) and no ballads in books...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... disjunctive temporality.20 As with the global financial speculation in the post-Fordist era, time in Naked Lunch is both recursive and disruptive. Decades can be obliterated in the space of a sentence: “Time jumps like a broken type- writer, the boys are old men, young hips quivering and twitching in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 20–38.
Published: 01 March 2001
... marvelously expressive o f all I have to say; The imagination of a boy is healthy, and the mature imagi- 23 James Najarían nation of a man is healthy; but there is a space of life between in which the soul is in a ferment, the character undecided, the way of life...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., to detach it from the associations with mental illness, sexual perversion, and criminality that had stigmatized it in America since at least the 1930s.7 Stephen Adams writes that “Vidal committed the heresy of choosing a clean-cut all-American boy as his protagonist,” and that consequently...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 268–292.
Published: 01 June 2001
... f the gazes of both Agnes and the main character, Rickie Elliot. Forster pays close attention to Rickie’s feelings toward Gerald, who had bullied him as a boy. A passage that describes the flash of horror over Rickie’s face on meeting Gerald as an adult tells us about that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Francis Fukuyama, even showing that the world had reached the end o f history, insofar as history was driven by ideological struggle. This reading o f events helped strengthen the cow- boys-and-Indians, “m orning in America” sense o f the nation that Ronald Reagan championed in the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2009
... is both past and present, heard and unheard—this figure echoes a similar moment in W. E. B Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk. That book begins with sight—Du Bois is marked in his otherness by the glance of a white schoolmate—and as Shamoon Zamir observes, “closes with Du Bois...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 June 2000
... which he can speculate without risk (207). 209 TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE Cuzak’s boys—Antonia’s boys—finally come to take the place of “girls like those,” girls who have become older and less adaptable to Jim’s imagi­ nation: Lena refused to marry...