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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Catherine Gunther Kodat To “Flash White Light from Ebony”: The Problem of Modernism in Jean Toomer’s Cane Catherine Gunther Kodat The mirror stage is a drama whose internal thrust is precipitated from insufficiency to anticipation—and which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Paul Stasi © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Passing and Primitivism in Toomer’s Cane A “Synchronous but More Subtle Migration”: Passing and Primitivism in Toomer’s Cane Paul Stasi In part 1 of Cane we encounter a poem that has seemed to many of its readers to articulate...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): vi–vii.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Cary Nelson © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Twentieth-Century Literature’s Andrew J. Kappel Prize in Literary Criticism, 2009 The winner of this year’s prize is Paul Stasi’s “A ‘Synchronous but More Subtle Migration’: Passing and Primitivism in Toomer’s Cane.” The judge is Cary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 473–479.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of how these corpses are then treated differently depending on their race, class, or gender. The most compelling of these analyses is found in the book’s second chapter, “Autopsy-Optics: Jean Toomer’s Cane through the Photographic Lens,” which primarily explores how Toomer’s writing engages directly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 157–163.
Published: 01 March 2013
... approximately six years studying with Georges Gurdjieff in France, joining Gurdjieff’s compound in 1924, just a year after Cane was published (86). Toomer described Gurdjieff’s methods as a “complete system, a way of life to which I could dedicate body, mind, and soul” (91). Vetter details one...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 401–408.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., during an extended close reading of Jean Toomer’s Cane, Sollors argues that the text consciously eschews stable generic categorization, resisting a nostalgic wish for a return to traditional country values . . . [Go- ing] on, and going on to create, searching for aesthetic wholeness...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
... (2003) 12—31 Kodat, Catherine Gunther. “To ‘Flash White Light from Ebony’:The Problem of Modernism in Jean Toomer’s Cane.” 46.1 (2000): 1-19 Kot, Paula. “Speculation,Tourism, and The Professor’s House. ” 48.4 (2002): 393-426 Lewis, Wyndham. See Reynolds; Stanfield Literary theory...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 504–512.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Fitzgerald as a potential starting point for future critics of musical literature. Graham’s next chapter, “Make Them Black and Bid Them Sing: Musi- cal Poetry, Racial Transformation, and the Harlem Renaissance,” offers a reading of Jean Toomer’s Cane and Langston Hughes’s The Weary Blues and Fine...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 46–81.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... While the Rope writers often allowed their texts to serve as vehi­ cles for Gurdjieff’s theories, they did so more directly and yet less heavy- handedly than Gurdjieff’s male pupils did, avoiding both the self-valorization and didacticism that flawed Toomer’s post -Cane novels...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 53–74.
Published: 01 March 2022
.... In this article, I use this edition exclusively. 7 To a certain degree, Tierra is somewhat comparable in form to Jean Toomer’s Cane (1923) and Ernest Hemingway’s In Our Time (1925), especially in the interstitial, thematically connective sections between the main stories, whether these be poems...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 June 2001
... / rakish cane on one shoulder” and describes the Irish Troubles as “still splitting heirs, dividing a Shem from a Shaun” (199). He also praises Joyce directly, calling him “our age’s Omeros, un­ dimmed Master” (200) and acknowledging his own indebtedness blest myself in his voice” (200...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2017
... the sugar-cane? For the business of the world to prosper, Providence must sometimes wake and sometimes sleep, as lower creatures do.” He saw that I shook my head, so went on. “You think I mock Providence. But perhaps it is the doing of Providence that Friday finds himself on an island under a lenient master...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 305–332.
Published: 01 September 2020
... by tallying up instances of irrational oceanic visions. Indeed, the irrationality of such instances is often subtle. Unlike the more eccentric modernist variants of Leopold Bloom, Benjamin Compson, Cane ’s spectatorial artist, or even Nick Adams, Cather’s second naivete relies on a resemblance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 283–308.
Published: 01 June 2013
... along with his cane and his umbrella” (185) he surely knew that the relinquished umbrella had functioned as a symbol of codified behavior in cultural institutions for decades. In his 1858 essay, “Please to Leave Your Umbrella,” Charles Dickens argues with an imaginary interlocutor over why...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 214–237.
Published: 01 June 2000
... and adulation of empire in The Mimic Men that I’ve omitted in my effort to adduce a unified work? Certainly there is sympathy for empire in the penultimate London episode with Lord Stock- well, the sugar-cane estate owner who gains Singh’s respect by telling him he knew and admired Singh’s father (225...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 241–267.
Published: 01 June 2001
... afterwards I was gazing at a photograph of Sir Oswald Mosley in some illustrated paper— there he was standing to attention stiff as a puppet, clutching his cane, his heels together, with an enormous topper upon his mustachioed dandy’s head— I had a sudden brain-wave...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
... . Sunder Rajan Kaushik . 2006 . Biocapital: The Constitution of Postgenomic Life . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Taylor Julie . 2015 . “ Animating Cane: Race, Affect, History, and Jean Toomer .” In Modernism and Affect , edited by Taylor Julie , 131 – 47 . Edinburgh...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Prince” and visits “one of His Majesty’s Ships” (120). Upon discovering the deception, the captain seeks out the woman, who is “now disguised as a private gentleman” and demands “that honour should be satisfied.” After trading symbolic strokes with a cane, the two retire to a restaurant, get drunk...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
... plantation slavery, Hochschild observes that, “Caribbean slavery was, by every measure, far more deadly than slavery in the American South. This was not because Southern masters were … kind and gentle … but because cultivating sugar cane by hand was—and still is—one of the hardest ways of life on earth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2008
...).The road is “opposite” their house in a double sense: (i) at odds, opposed to the conventional, leading away from the confining interior to the liberating unknown; and (ii) it is adjacent, proximate, not distant, but close, located intimately to the self. Like the boy’s father who canes...