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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 75-93.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that must grapple with an unattainable vision of the normal and with the crippling American myth of self-determination. Copyright © Hofstra University 2017 American self-determination cross-racial literary influence Ernest Hemingway homosexuality James Baldwin love triangle In the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 272-276.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Florence M. Turcotte Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings , by Lillios Anna , University Press of Florida , 2010 . 198 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Florence M. Turcotte Crossing the Creek: The Literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 214-237.
Published: 01 June 2000
... cultural displacement and existential unease would seem to explain why he is quick on the trigger with his opinions, two forces from his Trinidadian childhood and youth help to explain the occasional racial caste of his opinions and the effect of these opinions on his fiction. These...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 474-481.
Published: 01 December 2006
..., “unwritable things” bind together even those who live at geo­ graphical and social distances from one another. In focusing on the cross-cultural, cross-regional bonds that Jewett’s fiction seeks both to reveal and to create, Petrie locates his argument in the critical camp that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 401-408.
Published: 01 September 2009
... crossings between political or national ones. The fourth chapter, “Ethnic Themes, Modern Themes,” outlines “four basic literary types” that emerged during the onset of early twentieth-century modernity, engaged in respectively by writers critical of modernity who used traditional or...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 511-518.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of “an already internalized and generalized sense of racial discrimination against Indians by the British” than as a statement about caste (52, 54). For Anand, “untouchability, like race, becomes an intolerable existential reality” rather than a marker of alterity (55). Again, paternalistic and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 46-81.
Published: 01 March 2003
... to the world (Moore 57). Moore laments the pub­ lic misperception of what went on at Gurdjieff’s institute, but in terms of publicity it might have done more good than harm when Sinclair Lewis wrote, “It must be a hell of a place to live they have built their own ‘gymnasium’ a cross...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 129-165.
Published: 01 June 2008
... father is bedridden and can communicate only by throwing a rubber ball; Joel was actually summoned by his stepmother’s cross-dressing cousin Randolph, who had shot Sansom at the climax of a complex love tangle that centered on a boxer whom Sansom managed. After the shooting, Randolph had the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 1-31.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... In Rubenstein’s work, however, and in Sophie’s Choice , racial exploitation becomes secondary to labor exploitation. For Elkins and Rubenstein, and for Styron, influenced by both historians, race-oriented narratives obscured a more accurate, and for them more grievous, labor-oriented historiography...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 247-254.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Visions in African American Modernism: From Spatial Narrative to Jazz Haiku by Yoshinobu Hakutani Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2006. 261 pages Winston Napier Yoshinobu Hakutani’s Cross-Cultural Visions in African American Modernism examines networks of aesthetic influence across...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 510-546.
Published: 01 December 2009
... notoriously conflicted account of racial identity, the field of evolution- ary psychology has seemed completely irrelevant. Similarly, the experts busy debating evolutionary psychology’s claims would not consider it particularly interesting that Du Bois offered a conflicted account of racial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 37-78.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Renaissance (Toomer, Hughes, Hurston), established black dialect as an essential aspect of Anglo-American modernism. But while Stein, Pound, and Eliot made themselves “modern by acting black” (8), especially by writing in “black” dialect forms, enacting their literary “rebellion through racial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 504-512.
Published: 01 September 2013
... assertion in “The School of Giorgione” that “all art constantly aspires towards the condition of music,” Graham addresses head on the possibility of crossing aesthetic boundaries, going beyond the reading of American modernist literary texts as “merely about or influenced by music” to argue that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 681-689.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Winfrey in closing pages devoted to Franzen’s status-conscious self-fashioning suggests that a greater investment in multiethnicity, in cross-racial influence and collaboration, might have given Arthur’s work a more complex, integrated—a more violet?—quality. Arthur’s decision to devote...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 22-41.
Published: 01 March 2006
... of a premodern racial identity whose origins he in ancient Africa and a concept of a modern self not exclusive to black Americans. A number of current literary studies of the New Negro have all but laid to rest the racial essentialism predicated on concepts of a universal black “soul” or...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 145-174.
Published: 01 June 2009
... framing of the speaker’s primitivism that we can find the intersection between the volume’s modernist form and its interest in racial politics. The poem begins with an injunction—“Pour O pour that parting soul in song”—though not until the third stanza do we find the object of the speaker’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 114-124.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... A chapter on Philip Roth makes an interesting cross-genre comparison with Douglas Sirk’s racial melodramas. Further chapters on recent Asian and Hispanic American writing revisit old immigration narratives with a new emphasis on hybridity. Thus the study in its effort to explore examples...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 238-266.
Published: 01 June 2012
... rejected each other’s literary aesthetic approaches to representations of racial black- ness, they shared a political aesthetic approach—an approach I will define below as “voice work”—to the emergent political power of black female voice in the United States. The now infamous mutual literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 1-11.
Published: 01 March 2003
... “like introspection / or retrospection.” The great period of French-American literary cross-fertilization oc­ curred, unquestionably, in the century’s middle decades, when authors on both sides of the Atlantic gave varied meanings to Sartre’s existential­ isme and elaborated the narrative...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 174-180.
Published: 01 March 2013
... up the legacy of cross-racial plots and integration-minded fiction of such writers as Wright, [George] Schuyler, and [the] early Baldwin. (13) As this statement suggests, Norman wishes to underline the fluid nature of neo-segregation narratives: “As de jure transitioned to de...