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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 413–442.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Paula E. Geyh Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 From. Cities of Things to Cities of Signs: Urban Spaces and Urban Subjects in Sister Carrie and Manhattan Transfer Paula E. Geyh However the city may really be, beneath this thick coating of signs...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2002) 48 (1): 100–115.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Lee Rozelle Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 w Ecocritical City: Modernist Reactions to Urban Environments in Miss Lonelyhearts and Paterson Lee Rozelle e can no longer dismiss ecocriticism as a marginal mode of literary and cultural practice. Academic presses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 287–321.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Thomas Heise © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Degenerate Sex and the City: Djuna Barnes’s Urban Underworld Degenerate Sex and the City: Djuna Barnes’s Urban Underworld Thomas Heise In a remarkable but largely overlooked 1918 interview with New York City Police Commissioner...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Harry Thomas Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Harry Thomas “Immaculate Manhood”: The City and the Pillar, Giovanni’s Room, and the Straight-Acting Gay Man Harry Thomas Eight years separate the publication of Gore Vidal’s The City and the Pillar (1948) and James Baldwin’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Adrian Wanner The city of Odessa has gained prominence in twentieth-century literature as a symbolic hub of sensuality, irreverent humor, and criminal ingenuity. While Odessa’s storied ethnic diversity is now largely reduced to a Russian/Ukrainian binary, the multicultural and Jewish Odessa lives...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2016
... “Raketen-Stadt”—and the Seattle World’s Fair. Running from April 21 to October 21, 1962, and also known as the Century 21 Exposition, the Seattle World’s Fair was—from the several years of planning to the construction of its signature landmark, the Space Needle—a dominant feature of the city’s news during...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Jung-Suk Hwang Contextualizing American Pastoral within Newark’s history from the 1940s to the 1990s, including the 1967 riots and their continuing effects, Philip Roth contrasts this poor black city with the protagonist’s idealized image of America—a wealthy WASP suburb. Although largely neglected...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 484–510.
Published: 01 December 2015
... predominantly realist norms of mainstream journalism. The essay begins by examining Dunne’s fictional True Confessions (1977) and his report on Cesar Chavez’s farmworkers’ campaign, Delano (1967); moves to Davis’s history of Los Angeles, City of Quartz (1992); and closes with Didion’s “Some Dreamers of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Walt Whitman more easily enables us to understand how antiliberalism became both Eliot’s default political position and a striking feature in the work of many other modernist writers. Furthermore, an attention to the most common setting of Eliot’s early poetry—the city—makes clear that it is frequently...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 420.
Published: 01 September 2003
... May 15th, 2004: LaraTrubowitz, 308 EPB, Dept, of English, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 and Phyllis Lassner, Jewish Studies Program, Crowe Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208. ...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 666–673.
Published: 01 December 2013
... on the living-room sideboard. The samovar conjured up stories in the young girl’s imagination of heroic flights from persecution, of past wealth, of closed Jewish communities in other lands. Her father, who adapted to life in the city of Buenos Aires with amused irony, was still drawn three...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 June 2010
... disorder—distinctively characterizes end-of-the-world narratives in the globalization era, particularly as the critique outlined here has emerged as a more persuasive reading of events. In the sequence of works from The Four-Gated City (1969) to The Memoirs of a Survivor (1974), Lessing foresaw...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 378–384.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Baltimore’s decline, The Wire here suggests that it is black criminality, and not the collusion of capital and political power, that offers the greatest threat to the city and its residents. James Lee’s striking new study of American fiction in the 1980s fore­ grounds the way in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Rachel Adams Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 The Ends of America, the Ends of Postmodernism Rachel Adams I f Los Angeles is the city that taught us how to be postm odern, might it also be the place where we begin to imagine w hat comes after? For well over...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 437–461.
Published: 01 December 2010
... at the imperial core by colonial expansion at the periphery. Drawing on theories that delineate the connections among imperialism, the city, and modernist form, I use Virginia Woolf’s “Street Haunting” to trace the relationship between cosmopolitanism and metro- politan modernism. After...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 123–130.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Michael Hollington Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 Ml Fitzgerald s French Michael Hollington For John Callahan ^Everyone knows that F. Scott Fitzgerald came from St. Paul, Minne­ sota, but fewer are aware that the city was originally French...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 254–259.
Published: 01 June 2010
... 1920s, Yiddishism “came into its own as a cultural movement” not least with the “estab- lishment of three significant centers of Yiddish  research in the cities of Vilna, Kiev, and Minsk” (47). He argues that while the 1905 revolution “delivered few tangible political freedoms to Russia’s ethnic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 491–494.
Published: 01 December 2005
... sentences (with what has unfortunately come to seem his characteristic windiness and self-regard) and very little of A. R. Ammons. When Bloom does stoop to close reading, his claims are suspect. He quotes Ammons’s anthology piece, “The City Limits,” in its entirety, and proceeds to use the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 434–452.
Published: 01 December 2000
... a city, the Japanese people or the enemy” (qtd. in Luft and Wheeler 137). The atomic bombing of Hiroshima provides a definitive ex­ ample of a technology that radically alters history and challenges the pre­ vailing view of the world. As a response to this technology, Hersey’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 56–77.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., and scien­ tists; their publications mapped London through literary and historic asso­ ciations—including associations with events in fiction. This London was cre­ ated not only to promote London’s status as a “great” city but also to edu­ cate its citizens and attract tourists. Literary and...