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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 246–275.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Patricia Rae Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 !4I Double Sorrow: Proleptic Elegy and the End of Arcadianism in 1930s Britain Patricia Rae Yes, we are going to suffer, now; the sky Throbs like a feverish forehead; pain is real; The groping searchlights suddenly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 392–401.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and be readying their aim. Yet this standoff is not a duel, but something more like an effect of the critical field. In Heather Fielding’s Novel Theory and Technology in Modernist Britain and Angela Frattarola’s Modernist Soundscapes , we are presented with two vigorous arguments for the value of literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Luke Lewin Davies This article explores the emergence of a new mode of representing the poor that became dominant in Britain in the early twentieth century—a mode in which the “point of view” of impoverished people themselves was increasingly foregrounded. Focusing on examples drawn from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 77–99.
Published: 01 March 2002
... Remains with an awareness of the profound po­ litical changes that unsettled Britain in the decade after World War II. In particular, I will focus on the relationship between the Suez crisis of 1956 and the events taking place in Stevens’s life at his beloved Darlington Hall. James...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2001
... with their range of mis- or non­ readings, are clearly part of a debate that is not intended to be theirs. Yet The Satanic Verses, as Spivak and a number of other commenta­ tors, including Rushdie, have pointed out, is a novel about migrancy in general and about South Asian immigrants to Britain...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
...” (172). As such, To the Lighthouse registers a crucial moment in the idea of Britain. On the one hand, it deploys the Hebrides as a fringe space whose diffuse, fractal coasts subversively expose the vulnerability of “Great Britain” as a contingent cultural-geographic abstraction. On the other, instead...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 273–306.
Published: 01 September 2008
... a growing public anxiety about the expression of anti-Jewish sentiments in 1930s British and American society, an anxiety exacerbated in Britain by England’s escalating conflict with Germany. Finally, I will argue that Woolf’s portraits of Jews are in line with broader attempts in Britain...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 111–119.
Published: 01 March 2018
... for Britain. The operation results in the death of two Jews: Fiedler, an East German intelligence officer, and Liz Gold, Leamas’s lover, who has been brought over as part of the deception and is shot, along with Leamas himself, while attempting to scale the Berlin Wall. The novel’s famous ending epitomizes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 405–430.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Press . Burbank Jane Cooper Frederick 2010 . Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press . Burt Ramsay . 2013 . “ Le Sacre du printemps in London .” In Russia in Britain, 1880–1940 , edited by Beasley...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2014
... observes, “the image of the 1980s that has passed into the popular repertoire . . . is really, in Britain at least, a product of the decade’s second half. In this sense, Amis’s book is prescient, not merely imitative” (330). In 1984, Money anticipates Thatcherism’s amplification. At the same...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 309–336.
Published: 01 September 2016
... began his regime with a call for a “classless society” (quoted in Oakley 1990) . Tony Blair remarked in September 1999 that “the class war is over” ( Blair 1999) . Gordon Brown told his party in 2007 that “a class-free society is not a slogan but in Britain can become a reality” (quoted in Crow...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 411–436.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Gender . New York : Routledge . Cline Sally . 1997 . Radclyffe Hall: A Woman Called John . Woodstock, NY : Overlook . Cohler Deborah . 2010 . Citizen, Invert, Queer: Lesbianism and War in Early Twentieth-Century Britain . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 353–363.
Published: 01 September 2022
... by waves of settlement, trade, and conquest, to its diaspora across the Atlantic and the seas of Europe, to its immersion in the expansive saltwater networks that mobilized objects, persons, and ideas throughout Britain’s maritime empire. The past fifteen years or so have seen an upsurge in oceanic studies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 105–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... melodrama The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet. As Marshik notes, the play includes a “Vigilance Committee” made up of debauched drunks, thereby satirizing the vigilantism of the various orga­ nizations that had taken on the role of Britain’s unofficial morality police. Shaw effectively used the power...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 324–347.
Published: 01 September 2002
... the imperial period. 328 Global power, local practices In 1913 (the year that Maurice was written), the British Empire encom­ passed approximately 20 percent o f the world’s land area and 25 percent o f its population. The residents o f Britain accounted for slighdy less than 8 percent o f...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Christie Purifoy Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Melancholic Patriotism and The Waves Melancholic Patriotism and The Waves Christie Purifoy Written at a time when Great Britain’s glorious imperial identity seemed to be slipping away, Virginia Woolf’s 1931 novel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 368–393.
Published: 01 December 2004
...), totter out of retirement to pass judgment on Britain at the end of the nineteenth century, and particularly to lend their moral weight to an as­ sertion of the imperialist doctrine Maga now supported. More exactly, the doctrine acknowledged that imperialism was so difficult and danger­ ous...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 431–443.
Published: 01 December 2001
... trends of Rushdie criticism. It has done so, not only in the ques­ tions that have risen about Rushdie’s relation to the diasporic South Asian community in Britain, about the relative appeal of his work in Asia and in “the West,” but also in the debates about his “authenticity” as an Indi­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 75–96.
Published: 01 March 2008
... World in draft [272 Garton Ash qualifies as a premier exponent of early twenty-first-century liberalism, an ethos (as the title of his book suggests) bent on looking beyond entrenched national boundaries. Like the Roman god Janus, he argues, contemporary Britain has more than one face—four faces...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 96–105.
Published: 01 March 2006
... suggests that, for the wealthy elite of Britain, the memory of the empire lives on as part of the heritage of privilege. That Prince Harry wore a Nazi uniform suggests that although Britain and Germany were on opposite sides in World War II, there were similarities between them in their position...