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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Sam Wiseman Through her work, the Dorset-born Mary Butts (1890–1937) expresses a quintessentially modernist tension between a deep sense of attachment to rural England and the allure of cosmopolitan modernity. This article argues that the adventure and power promised by the latter inform Butts’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 360–387.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Bradley W. Buchanan Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 w Armed with Questions: Mary Butts’s Sacred Interrogative Bradley W. Buchanan J\/L ary Butts’s frequent use of the interrogative mode and her per­ sistent thematization of the trope of questioning are prominent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
... with Questions: Mary Butts’s Sacred Interroga­ tive.” 49.3 (2003): 360-387 Burke, Kenneth. See Genter Butts, Mary. See Buchanan arson, Luke. “James Merrill’s Manners and Elizabeth Bishop’s Dismay” 50.2 (2004): 167-191 Carstens, Lisa. “Sexual Politics and Confessional Testimony in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 115–124.
Published: 01 March 2000
... Breton, André. Seejohnson Brink, André. “Challenge and Response: The Changing Face of Theater in South Africa.” 43.2 (1997): 162-76 Brookner, Anita. See Fisher-Wirth Bruzelius, Margaret. “H.D. and Eurydice.” 44.4 (1998): 447-63 Butts, Mary. See Kroll Byatt, A. S. See Hansson Cahalan...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
... tiple characters, including Shem and Shaun, Jerry and Kevin, Butt and Taff, Muta and Juva, among others. The relationship between them, too, represents that between many types, including invaded and invader, local and tourist, and comedian and straight man. They can also be understood as writer...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
... writes—“anxious observers depicted gay artists as psychologically and creatively inauthentic” (2007: 1), effeminate figures who “undermined the nation’s cultural prowess” (2). According to Gavin Butt, “Given the widespread rumors about the large numbers of gays in the arts,” in the postwar period...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Rilke’s “Archaic Torso of Apollo” and Woolf’s Jacob’s Room ; Jeff Wallace details a pacifism built on relations among people, animals, and things in Samuel Beckett’s Murphy ; Sam Wiseman focuses on responsibility to, and distance from, rural environments in the writings of Mary Butts; and Laci Mattison...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 311–327.
Published: 01 September 2000
... provides a means to serve animal lusts, especially the lust for power; thus the man becomes the ape, the “beast.” In Golding’s island society the man of reason, the scientist, is repre­ sented in the sickly, myopic child Piggy, the butt of schoolboy gibes, but unfortunately many readers and most...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 61–91.
Published: 01 March 2006
... people for whom he can do nothing. ButT. S. Eliot’s “The Lovesong ofJ. Alfred Prufrock,” questioning the possibility of male authorship itself in such a female-dominated world, might stand as the archetypal literary portrayal of modern male feminiza­ tion, taking the author’s own woundedness...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 268–292.
Published: 01 June 2001
... physical activity between them. Clive asks Maurice for a cigarette and instructs him to “put it in my mouth.” The two engage in a crescendo of ever more physical horseplay, until wherever they met, which was everywhere, they would butt and spar and embroil their friends .They...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 444–466.
Published: 01 December 2001
... of an old nar­ rative, is not a simple addition to the body of narratives that already ex­ ists; it antagonizes it or (as Butt the Hoopoe might put it) “shakes it up a little, va-voom!” (79). That there are a thousand and one different tales in the story sea, moreover, does not imply that there...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 316–340.
Published: 01 September 2005
... a woman who is physically as­ saulted by “young men” with “their gun-butts” yet is merely “a note / at the foot of the page” (of the poem, of the alluded-to newspaper, of the history of war). The poem’s opening two stanzas enact for the reader a moment of moral enlightenment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2006
..., throwing out the butt of her cigarette, and “watching the tiny sparks drop slowly down to the white ground below” (Larsen 238). 37 Anthony Dawahare Added to the novel’s constellation of images for Clare—gold, yellow, fire—are these sparks. Significantly, both the sparks and Clare “drop...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
... talk, so soon they’ll come marching out of the woodpile and the woodwork—sore-head, sore-foot, right up close, one-butt-shuffling into history but demanding praise and kind treatment for deeds undone, for lessons unlearned ” (409). But the emergence of the Freedom Movement in Sunraider’s dream takes an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 513–537.
Published: 01 December 2014
... rapidly at the bread, then lowered its head and tried to butt me, then took another nibble and then butted again. Probably its idea was that if it could drive me away the bread would somehow remain hanging in mid-air. An Arab navvy working on the path nearby lowered his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... rendering of the naked physical pain of those who were beaten down with rifle butts contains, however distantly, the possibility that pleasure can be squeezed out of it. . . . This aesthetic stylistic principle, and even the chorus’s solemn prayer, make the unthinkable appear to have some meaning; some of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 437–461.
Published: 01 December 2010
... like Mary Butts, Christopher Isherwood, George Orwell, Pádraic Ó Conaire, and, of course, Jean Rhys. These less canonical but no less cosmopolitan writers offer overt critiques of the metropolitan forms of cosmopolitanism enjoyed by the street haunter and Clarissa Dalloway. The style of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2002) 48 (4): 427–460.
Published: 01 December 2002
... retyped leaf that ends at midpage “to fit a pre-existent following page” (Wilson 31). ButTS 48 has only six typewritten lines, and TS 50 just nine. Fairly clean leaves such as TS 48—50 probably replaced heavily revised leaves, the evidence of prior re­ 428 Huxley’s Americanization of the Brave...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 June 2007
... structure of Nick’s ambivalent skepticism, a form of intelligence marked by a conviction of its own impertinence. As the ten­ sion between estrangement and participation mounts, disaffection and desire butt heads over the same object. The Great Gatsby never resolves these two equally persuasive...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 1–35.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Mystic Masseur seems intent on turning any and everything Trinidadian into a farce, with 15 Aaron Eastley feckless picaroon shysters generating most of the laughs. The political par­ ties that would later be dismissed out of hand in The Middle Passage are the butt of a grand joke in The Mystic...