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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 157–162.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Heather Cass White The Book of Ephraim , by Merrill James . Annotated and introduced by Yenser Stephen . New York : Knopf , 2018 . 203 pages. © 2020 Hofstra University 2020 A good edition of a writer’s work creates its own sense of necessity. If a reader, holding...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 18–58.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 w Reading Word, Image, and the Body of the Book: Ted Hughes and Leonard Baskin s Cave Birds Elizabeth Bergmann Loizeaux From Yeats and Pound to Stein and Williams and the writers of the Harlem Renaissance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Alison Shonkwiler What America Read , by Hutner Gordon , Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press , 2009 . 432 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Review The Books They Read What America Read by Gordon Hutner Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Matthew Sandler This paper poses the work of Gertrude Stein as a challenge to contemporary scholarship centered on theories of failure. Demonstrating that Stein’s notion of failure as a precondition for success derived from nineteenth-century selfhelp books, I follow her work with this paradox from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 223–246.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Michael S. Begnal Witter Bynner (as Emanuel Morgan) and Arthur Davison Ficke (as Anne Knish) published the anthology Spectra: A Book of Poetic Experiments in 1916. Although conceived of as a hoax, it constituted a quite striking body of poetry. Despite its parodic origins, Spectra included some...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
... inadvertently drawn into wartime intrigues, forcing her to turn vigilante in an effort to expose abuses of power at the highest levels of government. Although farfetched, these pulp fictions may, in fact, contain a kernel of truth. Following (the real) Woolf’s theory that “bad books are not the mirrors...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
... with Hurston’s eruptive representations of her relationships with white women in her controversial 1942 memoir, Dust Tracks on a Road . Hurston devotes an inordinate amount of room in this book to describing her repeated—and repeatedly strange—encounters with white women who largely served as her employers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 53–74.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Francisco E. Robles This essay argues that Tomás Rivera’s seminal Chicano text . . . y no se lo tragó la tierra is a polyvocal and deeply communal work whose formal inventiveness illuminates the imaginative lives of migrant workers. Contesting the dominant critical reading of the book...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (2): 121–146.
Published: 01 June 2023
...Neal Dolan Because it portrayed Atticus Finch as a racist and a segregationist, when Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman was published it caused much public dismay. But the book’s classism has not yet aroused such dismay. This essay argues that the antiracism of its main character—an adult Jean Louise...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 241–243.
Published: 01 September 2023
... American literature, US literary radicalism, and Marxist literary criticism. Her most recent book is Marxist Literary Criticism Today (2019). She is past president of the Radical Caucus of the Modern Language Association and currently serves on the editorial board and manuscript collective of Science...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 June 2001
.... As one outraged court in Pennsylvania ob­ served, this rule, if strictly applied, “renders any book unsafe, since a mo­ ron could pervert to some sexual fantasy to which his mind is open the listings in a seed catalogue. N ot even the Bible would be exempt” (Com­ monwealth v. Gordon 124).2...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 545–554.
Published: 01 December 2014
... over Pynchon’s nine volumes now. That shift is part of what makes Luc Herman and Steven Weisenburger’s new book, Gravity’s Rainbow, Domination, and Freedom—the first major monograph this century devoted exclusively to Pynchon’s greatest novel—so intriguing, though its publication would...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 518–526.
Published: 01 December 2018
... coming to maturity. In his book Arresting Development , Pizzino attempts to provide a corrective to the prevailing attitude that the medium has fully matured. Proceeding from the purposefully iconoclastic attitude that “the medium is still considered illegitimate, despite the rise of the graphic novel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 317–318.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 Ul Reviews elcome to the first issue of the book review section of Twentieth- Century Literature. Why has this section come into existence? Is there a need for it? Journals in other disciplines, such as history, offer review sections...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., and Kamau Brathwaite by Charles W. Pollard University of Virginia Press, 2004. 231 pages Laurence A. Breiner Probably the most important recent book in the field of Caribbean lit­ erature is The Other America (1998), a study of Caribbean modernisms by a leading scholar, Michael Dash. Charles...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 March 2017
... fifty years in the making. The trilogy—composed of The Tenth Muse: The Psyche of the American Poet (1975), A Coherent Splendor: The American Poetic Renaissance, 1910–1950 (1987), and this present book, American Poetry after Modernism: The Power of the Word (2015)—is a rare scholarly enterprise...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
... reaction to those problems. This highly situational definition of sickness motivates Houser’s skepticism toward grand, universal narratives of environmental change and enables her to deal with the very different books to which she turns her gaze. Ecosickness contains chapters on David Wojnarowicz...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 504–510.
Published: 01 December 2018
... artists, in Rasula’s terms, long for an art that could be as abstract as music, in which an illusion of insight is gained, but we can never know what that insight is. This ambitious book professes to be about “melomania,” an excessive love of music, as manifested across multiple modernist art forms. Yet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 360–365.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... Winchell’s distaste for what he considers to be political correctness at the expense of honest tradition and literary quality often leads to off-hand criticism of sociohistorical attitudes and standards that are taken for granted in contemporary literary study. Two of his recent books...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 240–245.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jeffrey Mehlman Work cited Le Fort Gertrud von . 1933 . The Song at the Scaffold . London : Sheed and Ward . “Heil, Johnny,” the Dietrich line from the Wilder film, goes about as far as the book goes in broaching the relation between politics and the unconscious...