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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 245–270.
Published: 01 September 2023
... benefits enabled him to write “Howl.” This article reconsiders this iconic text of the nascent US counterculture as a product of the postwar structures of informatics, automation, and precarity that are sometimes now referred to as surveillance capitalism. But it also asks what relation those structures...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 520–527.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Abram Foley Counterculture Colophon: Grove Press, the Evergreen Review , and the Incorporation of the Avant-Garde , by Glass Loren , Stanford University Press , 2013 . 272 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 Abram Foley Literary History and its Incorporations...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and cynical seventies into the rise of Reagan’s populist conservatism pressed scholars to shift from accounts of the New Left’s transformation or redirection into explanations of the New Left’s near total collapse. In this milieu, Vineland was often treated as an artifact of sixties counterculture...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 241–242.
Published: 01 September 2022
...-century American countercultural thinking about the question of poverty. Juxtaposing Jack Kerouac’s literary manifesto On the Road with Oscar Lewis’s anthropological works in Five Families and Children of Sanchez , where the phrase culture of poverty was first coined—and rooting both in what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 132–139.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of a series of countercultural movements and as a 132Twentieth-Century Literature 57.1 Spring 2011 132 Review reaction to the “defensive rigidity and self-enclosure of postwar American society” (30). Although he makes big claims for the period, he often only invokes them...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 545–554.
Published: 01 December 2014
... perspective, a tension we might associate with its dual authorship. Although the book is nominally written from a unified, joint perspective, this voice occasionally seems to evince two divergent sensibilities: one that conceives the book as a nihilistic counterculture jeremiad, the other as a more...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 702–708.
Published: 01 December 2012
... body, and ethnic, racial, and sexual differences have informed the work of male authors. For instance, in a complex discussion of the tensions between the Old Left and the 1960s countercultural movement, Penner moves “beyond the traditional interpretation by foregrounding gender concerns...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 259–266.
Published: 01 June 2014
... siren, all manifest not the objectification of potentially free individuals but radically “deterritorialized flows” (145) of desire. Chapter Five returns briefly to Browning for an account of his classic Freaks, considers the meaning of freakhood to the hippie counterculture, and delves...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 277–285.
Published: 01 June 2010
... workers). Cheever is not as clear, and her periodization often charges individual textual ex- amples to represent whole movements or moments. Finally, more than cultural sociology, what is most notably miss- ing from Real Phonies is politics, whether cold war or countercultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 243–272.
Published: 01 September 2022
... University 2022 Beat generation counterculture Mexico in literature New Left Rousseau Burrows : You see, sir, rich people and theorists—who are usually rich people—think of poverty in the negative, as the lack of riches—as disease might be called the lack of health. But it isn’t, sir...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., as in most Pynchon criticism, their analysis shifts the focus away from sexuality and instead foregrounds countercultural politics, narrative innovation, and individual liberties. When instances of nonnormative sex do enter their analysis, Herman and Weisenburger uniformly read them as perverse...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 March 2013
...] views on the ‘control machine’ would later brand him as a member of the counterculture, it is important to know that Burroughs’s views on farming were mainstream Republican ones” (78). Burroughs’s sale of his farms, however, did not involve leaving his frontier ideology behind...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): vi–viii.
Published: 01 June 2008
... much a figure of the Establish­ ment to serve the purposes of gay liberation and the counterculture, Capote is a “difficult subject,” as we say.The standard view in gay- lesbian studies and queer theory, as the essay points out, is that Ca­ pote was a “careerist, apolitical aesthete...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., dirty old men in a moment when countercultural radicals refused to trust anyone over the age of thirty. After the firings, Morgan and a group of activists including Ti-Grace Atkinson occupied the press’s offices, issuing an extensive list of demands. Their statement condemns Rosset and other staff...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 538–543.
Published: 01 December 2008
... philosopher prince whom Hen­ derson meets while exploring Africa. In writing the novel—a response to the 1950s counterculture—Bellow envisaged Dahfu as a parody of psychologist Wilhelm Reich. Chodat in turn reads Reich’s post-Freudian psychoanalysis as another version of the internalist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 545–550.
Published: 01 December 2010
...” (189). Thus Wilson sees Dylan’s conversions, while oppos- ing religious fixities, as also providing a rebuff to the secular pieties of his countercultural, liberal audience—much as Wilson’s book provides its own riposte to the secular ideologies of the contemporary US academy. The limits...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 169–196.
Published: 01 June 2014
... and practices. Barthelme’s time created similar vanishing points, many of them produced by acts of violence, that blurred the political distinctions between countercultural and revolutionary organizations, like Weatherman, and the governmental forces charged with enforcing the law, like the FBI agents...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 528–534.
Published: 01 December 2015
... example, came into being during the 1960s, a period in which youth movements (the counterculture), political revolution (most spectacularly in Cuba), and new forms of mass media (experimental film, rock music) hit the region at the same time and with the same force with which they shook many countries...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 298–326.
Published: 01 September 2007
... be most directly and forcefully demonstrated during the sixties by the young activists o f the N ew Left, and perhaps more generally by the discontent o f the counterculture. “The greatest problem o f our nation,” M ario Savio claimed in 1964, was “depersonalized, unresponsive bureaucracy” (159...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 499–506.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., and other commentators should simply stop regarding On the Road as a mere memoir or autobiographical novel representing a bohemian’s or drop-out’s or countercultural hero’s peregrinations. It is, rather, an exercise in a poetics of exile” (51). Melehy’s notion of “a poetics of exile” challenges...