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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2015) 61 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2015
... 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 wide literary-historical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 239–267.
Published: 01 September 2004
... let us not Act like children.These are the Alps. High 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 307–342.
Published: 01 December 2019
... calculations while the piscadores climbed the flatbed trucks. ( UF 57) For Marx ([1867] 1977 : 296), capital cannot concern itself with the qualitative particularities of the labor, its “content” and “character,” but “merely with its quantity.” Thus, here, the “patch quilt of people charred by the sun...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 285–315.
Published: 01 September 2005
... impressive features— some of which, in actuality, are quite 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2003) 49 (1): 46–81.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., a 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 (2021) 67 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to climb up the face of the shadow. Standing on rims of stone, then in pockets of snow, I reached upward. My hand was red and blue, but I could not take the stuff. Like color of a moth’s wing it was on my hand, it flew on the increasing snow. I stood higher on the head of a frozen man, reached higher my...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 179–209.
Published: 01 June 2005
... as the poem evolved. In one draft, he poignantly describes the sadness of Bishop’s childhood: Motherless since the age of 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 423–454.
Published: 01 December 2014
... and the torches lol- loping red and gold. . . . Thus brought up suddenly into the light it seemed possessed of great size and depth, was like a world in which one could take one’s staff and climb hills, she thought, and go down into valleys, and to her pleasure (for it brought them...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2011) 57 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2011
... and by the persistence of the values and forces that made it possible and sustained it.” In the end, Scheingold argues that the novels of political estrangement responding to the Holocaust’s legacy provide bridges to those that express distrust in the democratic politics that seemingly allowed Nazism to climb...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 483–490.
Published: 01 December 2021
... vehicles. . . . He is nifty in bed and, if appearances can be believed, more than a little devoted to One” (205). Strato is the subject of Merrill’s famous love poem “Days of 1964,” which describes the poet’s days in Athens before Strato as climbing into a “world of wild / Flowers, feasting, tears...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
... 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 “before...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 92–113.
Published: 01 March 2001
... 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 mountain to retrieve wounded, and ascending the hill o f Montmarte to the Sacre Coeur in a taxi, but having to step out...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 359–378.
Published: 01 December 2016
... as the sun continues to climb in the sky, he must call upon further resources of his imagination to chariot himself away from the direction his fears incline, envisioning things previously unseen along Eccles Street in “the shadows of the mosques among the pillars: a priest with a scroll rolled up. A shiver...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 53–74.
Published: 01 March 2022
... : 17) argue that Rivera presents “a protagonist whose existential crisis leads to a personal liberating freedom rather than to oppressive resignation or social activism.” At the end, “his only action is to climb a tree and wave to an imaginary playmate so as to confirm his own existence. Apparently...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 388–419.
Published: 01 September 2003
... 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 of the caves, punctuated by a collision...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 March 2007
...: Didn’t I want the poor to stay in the same light so that I could 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...