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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 75–96.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Michael L. Ross Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 On a Darkling Planet: Ian McEwan s Saturday and the Condition of England Michael L. Ross /A lthough Ian McEwan’s recent best seller Saturday maintains through­ out a conspicuous air of up-to-the-minute internationalism, that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
... as a mode of fostering and preserving nonnormative voices, converting the privacy imposed on the homosexual into the conditions for creating queer worlds. Gossip concomitantly provides Merrill with a model of poetic self-performance that at once pushes against and embraces New Critical ideals of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 451–474.
Published: 01 December 2017
... that her reading might be considered a fresh response to the shifty rhetoric of foreign policy and to the plight of her imaginary homeland, Eire, in particular. The essay centers on Moore’s rendering of “Spenser’s Ireland,” a lyric whose complex textual condition congealed in the aftermath of Pearl...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 618–623.
Published: 01 December 2009
... all its transformative potential. As Bruce Clarke observes in this stunning new book, such stories of the coming posthuman ultimately register the radically nonhuman environments that form the everyday conditions for the biological, tech- nological, and social maintenance of what we...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 74–78.
Published: 01 March 2007
... journalistic struggle”; “one could neither ignore the opportunities offered by peri­ odicals nor refrain from taking a position in the widespread discussion of the state of British journalism” (3). Collier’s fascinating first chapter, after a brief overview of changing conditions in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 355–364.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Trousdale’s book Nabokov, Rushdie and the Transnational Imagination, which shifts the conversation about the condition of exile into a discussion of its ability to access and activate a fluid understanding of the transnational condition. From a wide range of authors, Trousdale singles out Vladimir...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 370–375.
Published: 01 September 2017
... simply exists sui generis, having ostensibly been created ex nihilo, it can only account for the existence of the new, not the production of the new. Wasser’s aim is to offer a distinctly nonromantic theory of literature that can address its ontological status as well as its conditions of production in a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 218–223.
Published: 01 June 2007
... text by Attridge’s definition: its inventiveness exceeds earlier conventions, and it has had an afterlife that suggests it was not bound by the conditions of its original production and reception. Second, it is a remarkable novel that has played a part in the founding of the gothic genre, yet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 54–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., “Conditions of Universal Hospitality” already carries the contradictory logic of conditionality: if it is to be a Universal Hos- pitality, it is to be all-encompassing; if it is to be limited to Conditions, it is subject to partial regulation. He goes on to examine the etymological root of the term...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 421–432.
Published: 01 December 2004
... universality and particularity in order to redeem it for Holocaust studies. To this end, he highlights Hegel’s at­ tention to the experiential and contingent dimension of every universal along with the objective form and condition of every particular. Against uncritical poststructuralist dismissals of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Carson’s Silent Spring (1962) along with Meridel Le Sueur’s mid-twentieth century stories and Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle (1906) as texts that “introduce powerful relays between soma and space … under more advanced conditions of pollution, urbanization, and technologization” (5). Here we come to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 511–517.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Maurizia Boscagli Narratives of Nothing in Twentieth-Century Literature , by Vicks Meghan . New York : Bloomsbury , 2015 . 196 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 “What is it about the human condition that allows us to conceive of and question nothing itself, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 372–379.
Published: 01 December 2011
... predicament (“It is impossible to say just what I mean!” [16 the lack of fit between words and things (what Samuel Beckett’s plays dramatize as the condition of unhappiness) also proves to be a source of immense artistic productivity, as modernist writings in different genres, by authors such as Joyce...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2002
... trends in the American literary Left: uncritical support for the Soviet Union and the promotion of proletarian literature, a form of social realism detailing the exploited condition of the American working class. The work of James Farrell, Richard Wright, and John Steinbeck had established the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... historical trauma, and in a more literary-critical sense to the ways that writers relate to their precursors (in a quasi-Bloomian way). But Keniston’s argument also turns on the figurative possibilities of the term and, more specifically, on the ways that poets approach the difficult condition of belatedness...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 516–538.
Published: 01 December 2011
... opposition breaks down in favor of new and still undefined axes of contradiction. In Anglophone fiction of the last decade or so, we begin to see the emer- gence of forms that register the conditions created by global neoliberal- ism. In different manners in different situations, the geopolitical novel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 249–258.
Published: 01 June 2005
... creates a third thing or a new condition out of the relation between the now conjoined or juxtaposed phrases, objects, or ideas, and it brings into being a new means of relating for the metaphor maker, the poet. Metaphor, then, serves as hinge between these elements, creating within a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
... condition of possibility for returning to the category of the postmodern. In so doing, this special 291Twentieth-Century Literature 57.3 & 57.4 Fall/Winter 2011 291 issue explores how postmodernism means, when it can be thought of as not only the present but also the recent past, not...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Emptied of political history while gesturing toward cultural memory, the monument represents heritage nostalgia and a retreat from a particular form of Irish politics that calls upon the past to explain contemporary conditions. In contrast, a strong thread in Irish poetry from the 1940s to the present...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 193–216.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Howards End would be to ignore one of the novel’s most important insights: modes of and possibilities for thought are contingent on and situated in material conditions. When Margaret Schlegel com­ ments “all our thoughts are the thoughts of six-hundred pounders” and “independent thoughts are in...