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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Brian McHale 2011 Brian McHale Break, Period, Interregnum Brian McHale If it remains somewhat unclear whether we have actually gotten beyond postmodernism yet, nothing could be clearer than that we have left its peak years behind us, presumably somewhere in the Seventies and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 120–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
... institutionalization of, modernism” (14). This dichotomy is familiar from debates on the meaning of post in the periodizing term as signifying either a “break” from or “continuity” with modernism. Making the case for a postmodernism of “rupture,” Fredric Jameson declares that “the postmodern looks for breaks...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2002) 48 (1): 100–115.
Published: 01 March 2002
...,” appears a bad imitation of itself, a reminder that something ill mediates his connections to the out­ side. At this moment Miss Lonelyhearts realizes that Americans have dissipated their racial energy in an orgy of stone breaking. In their few years they have broken more stones than...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 370–375.
Published: 01 September 2017
... literature as the creation of the new came to prominence. This way of thinking, argues Wasser, still dominates approaches to literature, despite a lingering paradox embedded in this conception of the new: “If, on the one hand, the truly new work must break with its existing context, then, on the other hand...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 535–539.
Published: 01 December 2007
...” (5) in DeLillo’s oeuvre away from the cool satire of the early Twentieth-Century Literature 53.4 Winter 2007 535 Mark Osteen novels toward a radiant confirmation of spirituality in the later DeLillo. To do so, he breaks the author’s career into three parts subtended by five kinds of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2009
... her, often leading her to break things down herself and, when this fails, to break herself down—to cease to function and to turn the critical eye inward. “Always / I am trying to feel / the erosion,” she writes in the title poem of Erosion (56), a poem that begins by resisting something...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2010
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 260–282.
Published: 01 June 2013
... book and throughout his work, Ashbery’s crossing of registers is enabled by his paradoxical representation of his path. On the one hand, career enacts a break from establishment norms, for it reflects a “drive for self-distinction and self-assertion” (Bledstein 19). On the other hand, career...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2015
... among several excellent nominees—and I have no intention of breaking with tradition. I unreservedly admired all the nominated papers; I was edified and enlightened by all of them; they all changed the way I will henceforth read and think about the authors and texts they explored. They were all superior...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 333–340.
Published: 01 June 2012
... poses and the concomitant proliferation of hybridity within modernity, that atavism represents a taxonomic break that paradoxically gives the lie to itself. Modernity understands itself as “new,” as making a historical or ideologi- cal break with the past, and atavism provides a fascinating...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 351–359.
Published: 01 June 2013
... play such life-affirming roles in this literature, from the singing larks that announced the break 351Twentieth-Century Literature 59.2 Summer 2013 351 Brian Dillon of day in Isaac Rosenberg’s memorable poem to the canaries depended upon by the tunnelers in Sebastian Faulks’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2016
... metalepsis itself, which, stripped of clear borders to transgress, is rendered obsolete. As the character of Lester in Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors famously aphorizes, “If it bends it’s funny, if it breaks it’s not.” Much like comedy, metalepsis relies for its effect on strong divisional walls...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 371–395.
Published: 01 September 2010
... ballad form, even with all its “breaks.” The white mother intuits the meaning of this persistence: The one thing in the world that she did know and knew With terrifying clarity was that her composition Had disintegrated. That, although the pattern prevailed, The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... objective, their call for a radical break with the immediate past in the name of an improved future epitomizes ethical critique. 2 The force of that critique found expression in any number of proclamations, manifestoes, critical analyses, directives, do’s and don’ts, political commentaries, economic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 547–571.
Published: 01 December 2009
... have learned to break the egg-shell by tapping against it with their specially adapted beaks; or how a few hours after leaving the shell they have learned to pick up grains of food. (224–25; my italics) Darwin “will not pretend to decide” what motivated a transition from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 640–662.
Published: 01 December 2012
... incongruous item announces its presence, it draws the speaker further into a thingly encounter. That is, as a bump in the shepherd’s road, Moore’s talisman breaks this subject out of the sensory-dampening grooves of habitual action and attunes him to the fascinating thing that lies directly underneath...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 472–491.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., is a “periodizing concept, but one with no ap- parent end in sight” (250). At the same time, while the break with literary postmodernism here takes place on a “stylistic and conceptual” level, its ends would nonetheless seem to recall the very aims of what Jameson identifies as an “aesthetic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): vi–ix.
Published: 01 June 2005
... understand how more radical writers might break from what Barthelme makes of postmodernism in order to explore positions best theorized by Maurice Blanchot’s work on the concept of disaster. Where an ironic aesthetic can only invert but not escape the models of mas­ tery and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 142–178.
Published: 01 June 2005
... (Materialism 11) While syntax in this poem does not finally break, it expands awkwardly to make room for second and third thoughts—backtracks on itself, strays, seems scarcely to close. Language that proceeds more crisply, the poem implies, may, like the music of a marching band, appear...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 199–230.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Inheriting the past, packing a panel The most striking instance of representing past and present together in Maus I is the inclusion of the autobiographical comic strip “Prisoner on the Hell Planet: A Case History” (1972) in the text of Maus. Breaking the narrative flow of Maus, interrupting...