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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Thomas Cook Ecosickness in Contemporary US Fiction: Environment and Affect , by Houser Heather , Columbia University Press , 2014 . 328 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 Heather Houser’s first book, the third title in Columbia University’s Literature Now series...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marian Eide Contemporary Irish poetry is producing a tradition of memorial to the Famine years of the 1840s. Countering purist versions of Irish identity as Catholic, indigenous, and rural, this body of work is provoked by Famine memory to explore Irishness as diasporic and widely transnational...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Samuel Cohen Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 w The Novel in a Time of Terror: M id d lesex , History, and Contemporary American Fiction Samuel Cohen I effrey Eugenides’s 2002 Middlesex, a critically acclaimed historical novel, nas been praised as an expansive, epic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 379–386.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Max Saunders Lasting Impressions: The Legacies of Impressionism in Contemporary Culture , by Matz Jesse . New York : Columbia University Press , 2017 . 352 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 There can be few movements in art to have suffered such dramatic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Limonov (an émigré poet), William Browder (an investor), as well as descendants of so-called “White” émigrés (those who had opposed the Bolsheviks) who left after the 1917 Revolution, including Paul Klebnikov (a journalist) and Boris Jordan (an investment banker). Contemporary Russian-speaking Jewish...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Avram Alpert This essay considers the postmodern engagement with Buddhism as a philosophy and a practice through the lens of Severo Sarduy’s Cobra (1972). It argues that a closer alignment of contemporary Buddhist studies with literary criticism can help us to better understand both contemporary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 173–208.
Published: 01 June 2015
... contemporary society and politics. Demonstrating how John Dowell’s impressionistic narrative signals the dangers of social disengagement and political isolation, the essay also addresses the novel’s historical allusions to the English Reformation and the latent correlations between characters’ behavior and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Progressive Labor Party. Speaking to contemporary leftists, the novel concludes that decentralist and grassroots anarchist politics can mediate between the New Left’s entropy and the Old Left’s hierarchy. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Paul Goodman Murray Bookchin postmodernism radicalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 49–74.
Published: 01 March 2017
... oscillation between surface and depth glass affords as both medium and metaphor is particularly central to Woolf’s conceptualization of memory. While Woolf may have shared her contemporaries’ anti-Victorian fascination with “pure” surfaces (embodied architecturally in glass) and the solitary insight such...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Greg Chase Where Addie Bundren’s bitter statement in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying that “words are no good” has often been read as concerning the universal shortcomings of language, this article turns to the philosophy of Faulkner’s contemporary Ludwig Wittgenstein for a more context-specific...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Matthew Sandler This paper poses the work of Gertrude Stein as a challenge to contemporary scholarship centered on theories of failure. Demonstrating that Stein’s notion of failure as a precondition for success derived from nineteenth-century selfhelp books, I follow her work with this paradox from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... socialism and capitalism has enabled the two writers to intervene in unique ways in contemporary debates about history and memory. In its choice of themes, protagonists, and locations, their writing strongly advocates for a new transnational literature, while also asking for the development of new critical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Tatjana Bijelić Although massive (post)socialist migration from Eastern Europe to the West is becoming increasingly represented in post-Soviet and post-Yugoslav writing, contemporary novels on women’s experiences of immigration have received scant attention, both in their host countries and in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
... comparable to the self-exoticizing mechanisms at play in much contemporary Russian American prose fiction, Akhtiorskaya engages the clichés and mythologies of the “Odessa Text” in order to ironically subvert them. In juxtaposing these two authors, the article examines the ongoing construction of a “Russian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 223–246.
Published: 01 June 2018
... aesthetic and sociopolitical relevance to the period and sheds further light on contemporary perceptions of Imagism and Vorticism, particularly in the context of the poetry of the Great War. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 Anne Knish Emmanuel Morgan modernism poetry Originally...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 275–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of the past, the recognition that the past need not determine the present. Because this realization is thematically bound up with a celebration of nonprocreative sexuality and with an ambivalent critique of futurity, it anticipates a number of contemporary emphases within queer theory. Copyright...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Jason Gladstone; Daniel Worden 2011 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Introduction: Postmodernism, Then Jason Gladstone and Daniel Worden From our contemporary vantage point, a case can certainly be...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Mitchum Huehls Pink Pirates: Contemporary American Women Writers and Copyright , by Irr Caren , Iowa City : University of Iowa Press , 2010 . 220 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Review Feminism, Copyright, and the Paradox of Rights Pink Pirates: Contemporary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 233–247.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Literature propose new models for understanding contemporary fiction in the wake o f postmod­ ernism’s waning influence. By now, as Jeremy Green notes, declarations of postmodernism’s demise have become a critical commonplace (19-24). The intellectual historian M insoo Kang provides a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 June 2005
... and contemporary critiques of monuments. How do postmodern poets, he asks, address the rivalry or interplay between monuments and poetry as Horace first envisioned it, and as Shakespeare and Shelley later considered it? In his analysis of the five poets covered by his study...