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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 385-404.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Heather Cass White This essay presents the textual history of Moore’s “lost” poem “Pigeons” and argues for the poem’s importance in unifying two major strains of Moore criticism: that pertaining to her Protestant faith, and that pertaining to her careful reading of Darwin. The essay suggests that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 32-62.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Emily J. Orlando This essay examines Harlem Renaissance novelist Nella Larsen’s career-long conversation with the fiction of Edith Wharton. Although Larsen cared little for the suggestion that she “had gone to Mrs. Wharton for her lessons in writing,” likely because the comparison cast doubt on the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 377-398.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Amelia DeFalco 2012 Caretakers / Caregivers: Economies of Affection in Alice Munro Caretakers / Caregivers: Economies of Affection in Alice Munro Amelia DeFalco For many critics, care represents a welcome alternative to prescrip- tive patriarchal ethics, which tend to involve...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 231-239.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., Susan and Claudia, led him, meanwhile, to reflect on experiences of separation, questions of home and institution, feelings of sibling responsibility, and, ultimately, the issue of care as it relates to those with linguistic and cognitive impairments. Issues of metaphor, trauma, and care animate this...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 197-222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... and psychological pain for the wounded soldiers in their care. That scholarship lays the groundwork for a reparative rereading of Catherine’s character in A Farewell to Arms —a reading that considers the gap between the ideals and the reality of nursing, examines how Catherine as a VAD nurse can...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 337-344.
Published: 01 September 2016
... refreshment” (2). The aesthetics of toxic refreshment intentionally departs from romantic and pastoral images of inviolate nature. However, it often does so without developing an activist, ethical orientation of care toward the environment—which would mean imagining efforts to correct environmental harm...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 448-471.
Published: 01 December 2008
... a reciprocating object of care.5 The intimacy of this relationship is most apparent in “Ode to Bill,” which explicitly lifts words and phrases from Bishop’s “Poem” (first published in The New Yorker in 1972) and alludes to at least one other Bishop poem. “Ode to Bill” concerns the idea of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 187-189.
Published: 01 September 2019
... careful not to celebrate its literary hybridity as an end in itself or as some kind of ethnic rapprochement. Deftly and thoughtfully, it situates its argument within the fierce and ongoing debates about the dangers of attempting comparative literary projects, especially the danger of implying...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 422-427.
Published: 01 September 2010
... default stimulus during severe economic downturns). In the long term, as the newly elected Obama signaled in his speeches, something more structural needed to change: the times demanded tighter regulation of financial markets, a strengthening of social safety nets in the form of health-care reform...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 507-512.
Published: 01 December 2017
... choice. In Susannah Young-ah Gottlieb’s careful tracking of the emblem of Rome in Auden’s verse, from an ironically repurposed fragment of an early educational radio play into Herod’s chilling monologue in “Christmas Oratorio,” to “Roman Wall Blues” and “The Fall of Rome,” we find an especially subtle...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): vi-viii.
Published: 01 June 2008
... from all sorts of perceived effeminacy, whether female or male. It treats Diana Trilling with special care, analyz­ ing the sort of authority she exercised as a reviewer and the effects upon it of her gender and her marriage. It would have been much easier for the author to have made a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 474-481.
Published: 01 December 2006
... things, his detailed attention to the monthly “Editor’s Study” columns that Howells wrote for Harper’s Monthly from 1886 to 1892 and his careful relation of these columns to the fiction that Howells was creating more or less at the same time. In­ deed, Petrie’s first chapter provides...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 428-435.
Published: 01 September 2010
...- mirably careful to reserve judgment in this pithy book that he left this reader, for one, wanting more. Clearly his suggestion that the avant-garde of Language poetry is racially inflected complicates the usual sense of that movement as concerned with language alone or abstracted away from the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 277-284.
Published: 01 June 2011
... to an exploration of this one paragraph” (5). Almost every writer on Bishop has had occasion to use sentences and phrases from this letter, but Pickard is the first to subject it to close analysis. Engaging in a careful examination of Bishop’s language, he argues that to begin with a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 545-554.
Published: 01 December 2014
... between high theory’s political attitudes and more recent American history: Writing in 1988—that is, after two full terms of Reaganism in the United States—D. A. Miller proposes to follow Foucault in demystifying “the intensive and continuous ‘pastoral’ care that liberal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 280-286.
Published: 01 June 2015
... ethical quandaries that ecosickness introduces as it plays them out to expose their facets. Rather … it probes the perceptual and affective adjustments that occur as individuals manage response to injury and threat.” Despite the suggestion that “an ethic of care” can “gain traction in the unstable...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 197-221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... state’s command of historical interpretation hung in the balance. Bush’s split reaction had its basis in a simultaneous desire to blame his ideological antagonists and at the same time to maintain his administration’s careful containment and co-optation of the civil rights movement and in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 295-316.
Published: 01 September 2018
... understandings of the text as compromised by its attention to white readerly desires. Hurston’s portraits of her relationships with the white women are not exactly flattering. She refuses effusive empathy or deferential idioms of care, most frequently rendering these women as puzzling ciphers. Before considering...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 99-110.
Published: 01 March 2014
... out on her own to make a career as a writer. However, the abandoned Mary’s need for her daughter, now greater than ever, proved more powerful than Marianne’s desires. As for Warner, his mother, who cared deeply about her children’s education, supported his going to Yale and then to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 380-390.
Published: 01 December 2011
... built the base of the mountain, and fixed viewfinders have been installed to show, for as long as anyone cares to see it, the empty outline of what once was. Like pic- tures of the still-standing World Trade Center, stock images of the profile are now irremediably marked as images of the past—or...