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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 307–342.
Published: 01 December 2019
... the value form and the products of labor under capitalism—what Karl Marx suggestively calls “all the magic and necromancy” shrouding capital accumulation. Capitalism inescapably conjures its own phantoms and so remains haunted by the spectral figures of “dead labor” occulted under the sign of value...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Palmer Andrew . 2018 . The Remembered Dead: Poetry, Memory, and the First World War . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Piette Adam . 2007 . “ Keith Douglas and the Poetry of the Second World War .” In The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century English Poetry , edited...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 518–529.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Robert Boyers Modernism: The Lure of Heresy , by Gay Peter , New York : W.W. Norton , 2007 . 610 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 w Reviews Modernism, Dead or Alive Modernism: The Lure of Heresy by Peter Gay NewYork:W.W. Norton, 2007. 610 pages Robert Boyers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 56–77.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Andrea P. Zemgulys “Night and Day Is Dead”: Virginia Woolf in London “Literary and Historic” Andrea P. Zemgulys [We] don’t want the [Hogarth] Press to be a fashionable hobby patronised and inspired by Chelsea...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 396–404.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Elinor Fuchs The Apocalyptic Ibsen: When We Dead Awaken E l in o r Fu c h s And four great beasts came up from the sea The second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth, between its teeth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Chad Bennett This article reveals the formative interplay between the queer art of gossip and poetic practice in James Merrill’s The Changing Light at Sandover , a sprawling verse trilogy composed with the unlikely assistance of a Ouija board. The poem’s extensive gossip with the dead is often...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 359–364.
Published: 01 September 2017
... losses do we incur when we’re seldom if ever in rooms with the dead? And how might the virtual spaces of the aesthetic give quarter to the strangeness of the corpse’s demand? Luminous and serious in treating these questions, David Sherman’s In a Strange Room looks at how Anglophone modernism responded...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 166–192.
Published: 01 June 2008
...—that Hill’s elegies have at stake the self’s singularity as it is reckoned, in different ways, by Kierkegaard and Levinas—implies that the modern subject achieves its nonsubsumable singularity in its capacity to pay witness to suffering and memorialize the dead. Mourning as Hill represents...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 473–479.
Published: 01 December 2019
... in the first lines, which enact a roll call of famous— and infamous—dead bodies in the modernist canon. Thus abandoning the verb, the opening paragraph rushes to reawaken the corpus and its corpses, summoning As I Lay Dying ’s Addie Bundren, Their Eyes Were Watching God ’s Tea Cake Woods, The Sun Also Rises...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 421–448.
Published: 01 December 2003
... of Testament of Youth is Brittain’s effort to resolve the tension between the conflicting roles of active participant (as nurse) and passive spectator (as mourner of the dead)—though, as we will see, mourning cannot be un­ derstood simply as a passive activity of spectatorship, since Freud theorizes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 575–595.
Published: 01 December 2013
... rewrites the epiphany of lovelessness that concludes “The Dead.” When Gabriel learns about Michael Furey’s sacrifice for Gabriel’s own wife, his eyes fill with “generous tears. He had never felt like that himself towards any woman but he knew that such feeling must be love” (194). “Brief Interview...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of order and control in the elegiac tradition ( Woolf 2006 , 23). Woolf scholars have uncovered in her fiction a nuanced critique of traditional elegiac consolation—in which the dead are replaced with poetry—and have used her work as a catalyst for reconsidering the means by which consolation comes about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 March 2001
... The Waste Land—with its archduke, canals, rats, dead men, its “setting of blasted landscape,” its “fo­ cus on fear”— is more profoundly a “memory o f war” than one had thought (325-26). He cites similar remarks by Hugh Kenner on some of Pound’s early cantos (326...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 269–284.
Published: 01 September 2000
... persona suggests something different from longing or regret: relief, maybe even accomplishment. Homages to the dead can also serve the in­ 269 TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE terests of the living, and it is not unusual for such reminiscences to become a means of containment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 246–275.
Published: 01 June 2003
... tional religious and ethical certainties, it disowns “the . . . propensity of the [elegiac] genre to translate grief into consolation” (Zeiger 15).7 It rejects the valuation of mourning that would see “the obliteration of 247 Patricia Rae the dead by the socioeconomic laws...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 223–246.
Published: 01 June 2018
... not been worried to death, if he had not been grieved to death by the cessation of all that has been “life” as he understood it, there was no reason why we should not have had more of his work and his company. He is as much “dead of the war” as if he had died in the trenches, and he left with almost...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 414–440.
Published: 01 September 2013
... thematization of death in terms of a general attack on post-war American culture, where “the perfectability of the dead body has removed the fact of death” (211) from view. It’s that notion of removal from view that I would like to pick up on here in thinking about the relationship between Hollywood...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 467–509.
Published: 01 December 2001
... and medieval katabasis.2 As Clark reminds us, katabasis is “a Journey of the Dead made by a living person in the flesh who returns to our world to tell the tale” (32). In the descent to the underworld, the protagonist is forced out of a historical, chronological path of development...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 519–527.
Published: 01 December 2015
... disinter the dead, or how the trope of birds potently conveys the embodied struggles of migration and dislocation, or how literary genres like autobiography become subject to judicial cross-examination, Schlund-Vials skillfully integrates aesthetic, political, historical, and juridical considerations...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 472–493.
Published: 01 December 2003
... recognizes no boundary between her dead siblings and herself: “How many are you then,” said I, “If they two are in Heaven?” The little Maiden did reply, “O master! We are seven.” “But they are dead; those two are dead! “Their spirits are in heaven...