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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... professional aspirations that led him to get his license in order to prove “that even a fat brown Chicano like me could do it” (Revolt 24). Living communally with his clients and helping them bomb the courthouse, Brown declares that he’s “the only revolutionary lawyer this side of the Florida Gulf...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 575–581.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Chandler’s The Big Sleep, in which Philip Marlowe’s personal loyalty to his client and to the idea of family dear to that client reorients the crime fiction to follow. Attach- ment to family organizes not just the PI’s life but his job, which entails recognizing the family’s vulnerability in an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 129–165.
Published: 01 June 2008
... compassion” (133). Summers makes this last claim while discussing “Desire and the Black Masseur,” where a masseur beats his willing client and in this way brings him to his first orgasm.11 The abuse escalates until the masseur kills the client and eats his corpse. I agree with Summers that the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 307–338.
Published: 01 September 2008
... can be made to do, but this disinterestedly, without involvement,” like a child idly putting obstacles in the way of a toy tractor (84). The fact that many of his clients are wealthy men far more concerned with the fate of their money than Todd is thus seems appropriate. Part of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 419–447.
Published: 01 December 2008
... tonics for an ill democracy, and both powerfully shape the prose of U.S.A. In 1919, when Moorehouse first begins to develop the techniques of what he later calls the “modern campaign of scientific publicity” (625), he tells a potential client that “There’s got to be a word to catch your eye...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 June 2001
... successfully represented his client before a judge very re­ ceptive to limiting the legal definition of obscenity; the charges against Dr. Stopes were dismissed. One year later, the New York Court of Appeals extended the rea­ soning in Halsey and reversed the convictions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2009
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... clients, but the Canadian family wants to hear only about anti-Semitism in the former USSR, so as to solidify their notion of Jewishness as an identity defined by both the Holocaust and more general ideas of persecution. The narrator suggests, however, that Jewish identity should instead be defined by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Borat speak very good English and make only minor errors that generally serve to add to the comic effect of the play. They also interact more often with US characters, such as their clients and Bob. Bob uses stereotypical foreign phrases in order to endear himself to Lupita, whom he calls “the hottest...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of black bone with which they frequently tear each other to shreds in fights over clients. These creatures secrete an addicting fluid from their erect penises which prolongs life by slowing metabolism. (46) Here, the subjects central to the regime of biopolitical production...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
... pesticides (as well as rubber and adhesives), MIC embodies the legacy of the “Green Revolution” and the US attempt to revamp India’s economy via hi-tech agriculture, corporate investment, and local debt. This familiar client-state model, whereby Western corporations sell expensive new technologies to ever...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 298–327.
Published: 01 September 2003
... to the story’s ending at the moment when Bertha realizes that her husband is having an affair). Certainly, it is generally true that Woolf’s narratives do not turn on plot: here, however, the story piv­ ots resoundingly on the transaction between the jeweler and his client, the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 273–297.
Published: 01 September 2007
... story— a day after Sidney writes the story— Sidney himself comes across a newspaper story about a prostitute giving birth over a toilet, discarding the baby and then returning to her client, which causes him to experience the same extreme sensations:“This is the worst story I have ever read. I...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 131–167.
Published: 01 June 2010
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Eric Strand “Uhuh . . .Well I got a date with a high-type American client. A real classy fellah.” P. L.: “Don’t...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 196–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
... followed its early clients “to bigger and bigger places right up until they died,” since, as Jerry asserts, this is what brought people out to the suburbs in the first place—the “idea about the destiny of the good American life and how each of us had a place in it, guiding it along” (291). Yet the...