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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2020
... that the cynic and lyric met for Douglas as two forms of special knowing, the “combat gnosticism” of war poetry, and a parallel gnosticism in love lyric. Each proposes that a special experience can utterly transform a subject: the soldier’s kind of knowing transformed by battle experience, and the lover’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
... : Indiana University Press . Butler Judith . 2004 . Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence . London : Verso . Butler Judith . 2010 . Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable? London : Verso . Campbell James . 1999 . “ Combat Gnosticism: The Ideology of First...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 279–285.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., as Oser indicates, of a “gnostic remove[d] from moral life” (123). It is true that The Waste Land predates by five years Eliot’s formal conversion to Christianity, and Oser identi- fies the Eliot of this poem as “a Christian skeptic” (83). But it seems to me unmistakable that the Eliot of The Waste...