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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 1-17.
Published: 01 March 2004
... employs as his main character the alcohol-dazed Geoffrey Firmin, a nominally British “consul” whose words, actions, and desires have long since ceased to be clearly tethered to any state-based territorial formation. Although Lowry conflates Firmin’s identity with his institutional function by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 357-377.
Published: 01 September 2009
... telling, however, is the oddness of needing an official source to “furnish data” about his own life; McKay here registers a divide between the subject and his bureaucratic status, a characteristic of contemporary complaints about the passport system.5 A 1929 letter to the American Consul...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 328-359.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., she describes a visit to the American consul in Lyon just before the Franco-German armistice. At the consulate she and Toklas are told to flee to either Switzerland or America: They all said “Leave,” and I said to Alice Toklas, “well I don’t know—it would be awfully uncomfortable...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 224-254.
Published: 01 June 2011
... the government and ap- pointing consuls all over the world to walk about selling Irish industries. Robbing Peter to pay Paul. (12.1573-7) The narrator here associates Sinn Féin’s pro-Irish tactics with the financial conspiracies and frauds he attributes to Bloom as a Jew. These...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145-166.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., and foreign consulates—but which, in its extension to the Bronx, also signifies impoverishment—onto the landscape of St. Petersburg. His vision is centered on the World Trade Center, the setting of Vainberg’s dream apartment, which is about to be destroyed by terrorism, and the South Bronx, a more...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 467-509.
Published: 01 December 2001
... find in Dante’s Comme­ dia, in the bleak, postlapsarian books of Milton’s Paradise Lost and post-Restoration prose tracts, in the twisted consciousness of Dostoevsky’s underground man, in the fatal Ferris wheel of events that ensnare Low­ ry’s doomed, dipsomaniac consul, and, of course...