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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the spread of Russian corruption abroad through a focus on immigrants and their visitors. Bezmozgis’s and Litman’s characters are prevented from going back to former Soviet Republics by their intense dislike of the moral corruption in their former homeland. In Absurdistan (2006), by contrast...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 484–510.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Gregory Dunne. “Noir nonfiction” is meant to refer to a crossover mode that exports elements from the Noir tradition—particularly, an ethos of suspicion that often expresses populist anger at public corruption, elite hypocrisy, and suburban ennui—into an experimental mode of reportage that challenges the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
... Eve-like figure who is presented as being both a progenitor and the Liffey, the river that washes through Dublin into Dublin Bay. Despite being “Annah the Allmaziful, the Everliving, the Bringer of Plurabilities,” a figure of almost mythical power, ALP cannot regenerate that which is corrupt...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 June 2001
... in their opinion would not corrupt” readers (Anderson, ‘“Ulys­ ses’ in Court” 22). The opinions of John Cowper Powys, Philip Moeller, and Scofield Thayer were, however, of little consequence. The spirit of John Sumner, the head of the New York Society for the Suppression of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 569–595.
Published: 01 December 2001
... histories from the Moorish invaders to the sectarian, technological present, the Moor presents his family saga against a national backdrop. Beginning with greed and corruption and ending with rampant commercialism and communal violence, the story is essentially pessimistic. Yet Rushdie...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2008) 54 (1): 105–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the 112 Review threat of “obscene” books to young female readers. Anna might be placed in a long line of women represented in literature whose corruption is the product of their wayward reading (from Francesca da Rimini to Emma Bovary), but Marshik’s historically specific...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 251–258.
Published: 01 June 2014
... commercially corrupt” (175). In Nightwood, Barnes similarly characterizes Felix: like Mr. Manresa, Felix “comes from no place, his name is false, and his past is a fabrication” (180). At least in Goodbye to Berlin “the narrator places himself as a somewhat ambiguous defender of Jews” (188) in the face...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 125–149.
Published: 01 June 2000
... Mansfield with the narrative occasion for both a critique of the totalizing forces of social power and a creative vision for mobilizing that power differently. Nightwoods labyrinthine topography of corruption, desire, and despair finds a fitting mouthpiece in Dr. Matthew Dante O’Connor: Irish...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 360–365.
Published: 01 September 2006
... “great works” of Southern literature and the conservative criticism that first provided the tools to read it. Winchell’s most reactionary moment in Reinventing the South comes early in the book, when he mourns the corruption ofAgrarian ideals into a “cause of multiculturalism” that he...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2009
... ism, even if represented as naive and childlike, balances the corruption of modernization. In Gone with the Wind, Scarlet O’Hara’s modern ways exist alongside interracial affection based on racial hierarchy and the de­ humanization of African Americans. This provided a picture of the South...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
... can be corrupted. As Charles Maier argues, this can produce “inevitable and continual conflict,” on the one hand, or “complacency and collective self-indulgence,” on the other (1993, 137). Paul Muldoon evoked such potential corruptions in relation to Famine memory, seeing in the failed peace talks in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 341–353.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920. New York: Free Press, 2003. McHale, Brian. “Genre as History: Pynchon’s Genre-Poaching.” Ed. Jeffrey Severs and Christopher Leise. Pynchon’s Against the Day: A Corrupted Pilgrim’s Guide. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2011. 15-28. Mills, C...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 June 2007
... Fitzgerald shuttles between dispossession and involvement, governed by neither a simple opposition of inside and outside nor a narrative of corruption. Nick’s adventure with Myrtle and Tom reveals a desire for identification that ul­ timately precludes the emotional investment it demands...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 459–487.
Published: 01 December 2007
... How does considering this help us understand James’s abandoned novel, the penultimate staging of his long-cherished international theme, which follows Gray’s return from Europe to the charmingly corrupt and corrupting world of his grotesquely enormous American inheritance? The fat body...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
... every front America in 1960 knows more about unleashing the best energies of its citizens” (“Life” 1939, 81). Such planning requires a more streamlined process than representative democracy might sometimes allow. For Bel Geddes, more problematic even than the rampant graft and corruption in state...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2014
... today, above all, in viewing the state as an arena of innate corruption to which no claims for redress can or should be made.” Terry Eagleton describes this event as the movement of Left intellectuals from “the countercultural 1960s and 70s” (40) to “the depoliticized 80s and 90s,” a trajectory...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2004) 50 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., and corrupt police officers, he is asked by the Chief of Rostrums: “Where your papers? What for you have no papers? Where your passaporte? What need for you to make disguise?” (370).The mutability that modernist writers were notoriously 10 Modernist Deterritorialization in Under the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 311–327.
Published: 01 September 2000
... will res­ urrect a familiar idol known generically as the devil, though it is capable of assuming an interesting variety of forms. In a catechism offered by a “Sa­ tanic Science Practitioner” the children respond: “Belial has perverted and corrupted us in all the parts of our being...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 98–104.
Published: 01 March 2005
... tor of American life has been ruthlessly corrupted by the liberal ethos Now that the other “Cold War” is over, the real cold war has begun. (qtd. in Sherry 107) Pat Buchanan described this conflict in his famous holy war speech at the 1992 Republican convention: It is about who we...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 378–384.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Barksdale (Wood Harris) and Stringer Bell (Idris Elba) attempt to take their case federal. Told by their contacts in the FBI that since 9/11 the agency is no longer interested in drug cases but only in terrorism or political corruption, they produce evidence that their targets...