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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 March 2001
...William Adair Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 The Sun Also Rises: A Memory of War William Adair When strong enough to climb the hill behind Harlech [Wales] and revisit my favourite country, I could not help seeing it as a prospective batde field...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2015
... close reading is the ladder that we kick away once we’ve climbed up it, we still climb it. “Mothers and Marimbas” undertakes an exemplary close reading of Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “The Bight.” It attends scrupulously to details of sound and sense; it excavates wordplay and etymologies; it brings to bear...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 396–404.
Published: 01 December 2000
... explored. An aging artist, his spirited young wife, his spectral former model, and a blood-and-guts bear hunter—a foursome that reconfigures throughout When We Dead Awaken into shifting romantic and allegorical pairings—climb upward on a mountain range pursuing their differing visions of ascent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 239–267.
Published: 01 September 2004
... time For the next deep breath. My hand. Hold. Concentrate. Although, as Vendler observes, these lines suggest Wordsworth’s crossing of the Alps in book 6 of The Prelude, Merrill’s climb is different from Wordsworth’s infinite upward movement (“Our destiny, our nature and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 285–315.
Published: 01 September 2005
... dangerous. 297 Jennifer K. Ladino Throughout Rules and Regulations, danger is flirted with but safely contained. The primary road runs “perilously” close to the abyss yet climbs “gently”; even as it “plunges, through timber so dense the ear­ lier forests seem...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 46–81.
Published: 01 March 2003
... British follower) constituted the Gurdjieff study group known as the Rope. Likening his program to a high mountain climb, Gurdjieff told participants they would need to be roped together for safe­ ty—hence the groups name (Hulme, Undiscovered 92). Among them, the group’s writers published 17...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 122–129.
Published: 01 March 2010
..., quickly learned that these types of stories were most likely to meet with peer approval. But young people did not just want to copy Raymond Carver’s prose; they wanted to copy his career. A son of the working class, Carver’s Algeresque climb up the educational ladder—which began with studying...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the democratic politics that seemingly allowed Nazism to climb to power. Scheingold’s fifth chapter, “The Contradictions of Democracy: Politi- cal Estrangement in the U.S. and U.K is his longest and most expansive. Not only does this chapter cover both sides of the Atlantic, it also explores...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., animal or human. Scraps of bodies, of landscapes, hands, eyes, lines and colours evoking nothing, rose and climbed out of sight before him, as though reeled upward off a spool level with his throat” ( M 141). Naked and lying in the wet grass, Murphy knows this is a crisis, of sorts, and must be arrested...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 359–378.
Published: 01 December 2016
... telling himself: “Somewhere in the east: early morning: set off at dawn. Travel round in front of the sun; steal a day’s march on it. Keep it forever there, never grow old technically” (84–86). Yet as the sun continues to climb in the sky, he must call upon further resources of his imagination to chariot...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 92–113.
Published: 01 March 2001
... second. In his extended hallucination in “A Way You’ll Never Be,” Nick’s memory picked up both incidents; it roamed back through a series of experienc­ es that involved climbing a hill: leading the infantry attacks up Mount Grappa with Captain Paravicini, driving an ambulance up the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
... main characters, The Waves traces their experiences from childhood through old age, often as these experiences relate to the death of their friend Percival. Facing the loss of his beloved friend, Neville says, “I will not lift my foot to climb the stair” (152), recalling an image that reap...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 179–209.
Published: 01 June 2005
... five You’d wake, climb to the attic window, watch the bay Shrug off her sables, bare her breast to the moon 192 Mirrored Lives: Elizabeth Bishop and James Merrill Then he tones down the first line by replacing the “Motherless” phrase with “When you were five, they put away...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 423–454.
Published: 01 December 2014
... one’s staff and climb hills, she thought, and go down into valleys, and to her pleasure (for it brought them into sympathy momentarily) she saw that Augustus too feasted his eyes on the same plate of fruit, plunged in, broke off a bloom there, a tassel here, and returned...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 100–114.
Published: 01 March 2000
... observation post is multidimensional in meaning. Literally it is the el­ evated spot one climbs to in order to observe possible enemy action. But during the long night hours it is also a spot for reflective observation on the war itself. And the observation post is also a self-reflective place. In...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 March 2007
... transfix them in amber, the afterglow of an empire, preferring a shed of palm-thatch with tilted sticks to that blue bus-stop? Didn’t I prefer a road from which tracks climbed into the thickening syntax of colonial travelers, the measured prose I read as a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 493–513.
Published: 01 December 2008
... attack on the subjective fantasies that have been spun around the moon.To take a random sample, there is Sidneys fellow-feeling moon, Shelley’s self­ mirroring, disaffected romantic avatar— Art thou pale for weariness O f climbing Heaven, and gazing on the earth, Wandering...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 388–419.
Published: 01 September 2003
... time—the Invisible Man hears multiple tempos that correspond to progressively descending levels of caves. Each cavern pres­ ents scenes from different periods in African-American history, forming a subterranean palimpsest within the song. Similarly, the Invisible Man’s hurried climb back out...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 269–284.
Published: 01 September 2000
... rite. There is no mention of his thoughts, for all is arranged in accordance with the eternal rhythms of nature. Such mastery cannot ex­ ist within human experience, and that is the point. The father, securely en­ tombed in a timeless self-sufficiency, will never climb down from his stone...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 444–466.
Published: 01 December 2001
... had no long tresses to let down (unlike the heroine of Princess Rescue Story G/1001/RIM/777/M(w)i, better known as “Rapunzel Haroun as the hero was required to climb up the outside of the tower by clinging to the cracks between the stones with his bare hands and feet. (73...