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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 232–263.
Published: 01 June 2015
... second chapter, and the placement of Gurnah’s character, Kalasinga, as a Naipaul figure within the novel’s action. Gurnah’s novelistic play dramatizes the tension and concordance between his own generation’s and Naipaul’s postcolonial articulations. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 East...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 110–117.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and Brett C. Millier’s 1998 revision of The Columbia History of American Poetry , which at a mere thirty-one chapters does not cover as much ground), and most of those that do tend to dismiss the poetry of some groups or eras, treating certain bodies of work as quaint cultural artifacts (the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2004
... deficiency of available answers” in his colonial odysseys—that is, in stories that relate themselves, often ironically, to Odysseus’s epic journey to alien places (6). In the opening chapter, Adams discusses Hellenism in relation to late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2007
... (such as those proposed by Benedict Anderson, Ernest Gellner, George Mosse, and Anne McClintock) and theories of genealogy (as articulated in the works of Michel Foucault and Friedrich Nietzsche), Weinbaum’s first chapter uses Kate Chopin’s short story “Désirée’s Baby” to prove how...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 132–139.
Published: 01 March 2011
... this period, and Fredman spends the better part of his introduction and Chapter One explaining this formation. The “how” of contextual practice is the easiest to grasp, for “contextual practice involved drawing together discarded or unremarked fragments (whether visual or verbal) from daily...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
... skepticism toward grand, universal narratives of environmental change and enables her to deal with the very different books to which she turns her gaze. Ecosickness contains chapters on David Wojnarowicz and Jan Zita Grover, Richard Powers, David Foster Wallace, and Marge Piercy and Leslie Marmon Silko...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 373–377.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of the poet. Chapters explore the primary categories for thinking about the relation of reading to fiction: readers, authors, plots, and values. Each chapter includes a summary of basic issues in the field, a description of ways that feminist Twentieth-Century Literature 51.3 Fall 2005...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 495–503.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Woolf, one of Southworth’s achievements is to suggest ways in which Colette’s work radically extends Woolf’s feminist project announced in A Room of One’s Own. Laying the foundation for the rest of the book, chapter 1 traces the complex social network of women in England and France...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Canada (Chapter One), the critical geographies of fugitive slave narratives written in Mexico as well as the US and Canada (Chapter Two), the perspectives on mainstream “American” literary movements such as modernism and the Beats made possible by a transnational or non-US-based optic (Chapters...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 414–422.
Published: 01 September 2014
... appeal hobbled and slowed before it is even properly advanced. This dissonance can be resolved by imagining pragmatic grounds: decorum, or established protocols, or even self-protection. Such considerations will enter, obliquely and intermittently, in the chapters that follow...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2002) 48 (4): 427–460.
Published: 01 December 2002
... utterer, cas­ tigates Our Ford, and ridicules the brave new world. Despite the D.H.C.’s piety, all is not “right” in the World State. The opening pages of chapter 3 switch back and forth from Mond’s impromptu history lesson to Len- Twentieth-Century Literature 48.4 Winter 2002 427 Jerome...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 74–78.
Published: 01 March 2007
... journalistic struggle”; “one could neither ignore the opportunities offered by peri­ odicals nor refrain from taking a position in the widespread discussion of the state of British journalism” (3). Collier’s fascinating first chapter, after a brief overview of changing conditions in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 March 2005
... cases, such as the poetry of Eric Roach and the early plays of Walcott. Other major modernist poets, such as Pound and Stevens, are virtually unknown in the Caribbean. Pollard’s argument is complex but agile and carefully qualified throughout. The introduction and opening chapter...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 June 2016
... argument is divided into six well-ordered chapters that make its discussion of Caribbean spaces and identities accessible to both scholars of the region and those who may be engaging with it for the first time. After an introduction stating the text’s argument, goals, and methodologies, the first chapter...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 107–114.
Published: 01 March 2017
.... Between Two Fires attempts to show how poetry “was transformed in the process” (25) and by the circumstances of its own movement during the conflict. Quinn’s history begins with the treacherous conditions in which Jan Zábrana, in 1950s Prague, translated radical American poets into Czech (chapter 2...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 119–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
... argument as cliché, but a book that documents Kamau Brathwaite’s debt to Leavisite thinking merits the mangled proverb. The Leavis chapter exemplifies the genealogical impulse governing Kalliney’s study: Commonwealth of Letters resembles Lawrence Rainey’s Institutions of Modernism (1998), and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 213–219.
Published: 01 June 2017
... practice that “provides a selective, occasionally prescriptive account of the project of black aesthetics as one of rejoinder, protest, or commentary, figuring black writing as reactive rather than productive” (7, 8). But at the level of his chapters—all of which offer smart and sustained readings of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 241–247.
Published: 01 June 2006
... Modern American Poetry by Bonnie Costello Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003. 225 pages Jane Hedley According to Webster’s dictionary, as Bonnie Costello reminds us in her final chapter, a landscape is “a portion of land that the eye can compre­ hend in a single view.” Built into that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 530–534.
Published: 01 December 2007
... theory” (5). Barnard, originally from South Africa and now a professor of Eng­ lish at the University of Pennsylvania, opens with an introduction that provides the traditional chapter overview but then disarms us with her candor about her own position as an expatriate academic. Having initiated...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 524–531.
Published: 01 September 2012
... line of Jonathan Greenberg’s chapter “Laughter and Fear in A Handful of Dust” is one of my favorites: “In Evelyn Waugh’s universe, life is nasty, British, and short” (70). Of course anyone writing about Waugh, Stella Gibbons, Nathanael West, Djuna Barnes or the other modernist sati- rists whom...