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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 109–138.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of the US cycle. To do so, it brings into dialogue critiques of everyday life; the Warwick Research Collective’s definition of “world-literature” as “the literary registration of . . . combined and uneven development”; Jason W. Moore’s world-ecological analysis with Marx’s theory of value; and Silvia...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., however, Bennett inadvertently provided Joyce with more ma­ terial for his work, for after Bennett’s death Joyce revised the Mutt/Jute dialogue in the first chapter of Finnegans Wake, figuring Jute as Bennett and using his death from drinking contaminated water to suggest that the water cycle, like...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2008
... explication of the recurrent temporality that to Stevens makes up the quotidian: a round of “blue day” (400) and “branch­ ings after day,” a calendric cycle of “feasts and the habits of saints” (402), a fluent alternation in which “sun is half the world” (411) and dark “is the other half...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 385–413.
Published: 01 September 2013
... 233 he nevertheless preferred Connecticut’s cycle of New England seasons, the sense of an evening’s “lengthening” (211) in late January, and the “feeling of new life or of the old activity of life return[ing], immense and fecund” in spring, feelings that he could not imagine possible...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 359–384.
Published: 01 December 2021
...” ( Dobson 1993 : 170), Helga’s permeability warns against a relationality so intense it swallows the self entirely. Helga’s wrong feeling, then, does not merely entrap her in a cycle of desire and punishment; it makes her complicit in that cycle. As a result, she often seems to wound herself. Consider...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 34–53.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the poet / must go to the poet’s land). This quote is from Goethe’s opening of Noten und Abhandlungen zu Besseren Verstandnis zu West-Östlichen Divan, 1819 (219). Ironically, in this cycle of poems, Goethe takes the Orient as his subject but relies upon second-hand experience from accounts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2020
.... Characterized by its cycles of destruction and reconstruction, Berlin has prompted many narratives that attempt to represent those dramatic material and social changes, and this is especially true of the tumultuous interwar and early World War II periods. Think no further than Walther Ruttman’s film Berlin...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 396–404.
Published: 01 December 2000
... twelve-play prose cycle. It might also be seen as a prologue to the twentieth century’s proliferation of apocalyptic literary imagery. It was composed and published in a crucial period of European apocalyptic anxi­ ety and millennial anticipation. Apocalypse, in both its catastrophic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... that doom comes in fifty-two-year cycles” (48). This view is antici­ pated by the opening “hypercontexts,” many o f which gesture to cyclical structures like times o f day, days o f the week, and seasons. Based on indig­ enous American understandings o f temporality, the circular conception o f...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 217–236.
Published: 01 September 2019
... in Playing in the Dark for Stevens to position a literary blackness within this landscape, a figure closer to nature, indistinguishable in fact from the weather, whose cycles of suffering therefore provide a more ultimate, existential framing to the implicitly white social exhaustion at stake in the first...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 267–295.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of the linear and dichotomous in favor of the circular and the plural. Flapping Eagle, whose birth name is Born-From- Dead due to his mother’s expiration during childbirth, completes the cycles of his life and of the universe, symbolically returning the latter to a state of cosmic nullity out of which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... was the British SF novelist David Wingrove’s cycle of eight immense novels appearing under the collective title of Chung Kuo (1990-97).7 Wingrove imagines a future planet Earth entirely covered by seven continent-spanning mega- cities, each governed by one of seven ethnically Han co-emperors. Han...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 327–344.
Published: 01 September 2007
... part o f this consumerist cycle, the challenge for Wallace’s characters, as Sven Birkerts observes, is to come to terms w ith the energies o f “decentering” and networking that new information technologies have released into the country’s midst. O ne response to this environm ent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., has produced days that are “dragon-ridden” and a world in which men and women have, like Dame Kyteler’s peacocks, lost their eyes, their capacity to see the violence that history has produced. For the cycle to break— for 1919 to not be read as simply another “glorious year...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 388–419.
Published: 01 September 2003
...),Thomas Jefferson (78), and John D. Rockefeller (78), conflating him with various historical predecessors.The building, too, is a palimpsest of different establishments. When Norton asks what it was used for in the past, the bartender—who is named Halley, like a comet that cycles past Earth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 441–464.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of accumulation are exhausted, we see it turn to new modes, “lifting the whole entrepreneurial cycle to ever-higher playing fields” (339). 447 Ryan M. Brooks This evolutionary narrative could be said to be “meaningless,” in the same sense that evolution, in its strict biological definition, can...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of Americanization, these writers essentialize their Jewishness. Derek Parker Royal (2012) writes about the use of the short story-cycle form in the work of Bezmozgis and Litman, arguing that the form is a growing trend in contemporary fiction. Yelena Furman (2011) emphasizes the notion of hybridity and the “third...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of a Kondratieff cycle, in which first production and then financialization is the dominant force of the world economy (49-52). In contrast to Jameson’s and Harvey’s famous formulations of the post- modern as coterminous with post-Fordism, for Wallerstein, high Fordism and post-Fordism thus need...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 32–45.
Published: 01 March 2003
... that “certain categories of human beings are of less intrinsic interest than others” (“Cycle of Re­ viewing” 162), but she simultaneously declared that “the common mean of American life . . . stands for everything which does not rise above a very low average in culture, situation, or intrinsic human...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 67–73.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., but rather to the calendar of the bereaved, to the timetable of his grief. N or is it associated with any natural or seasonal cycle. It is one individual marking one personal loss by praising one God in public. (166) 7 2 Review While I am largely persuaded...