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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Allyson Salinger Ferrante Locating the Destitute: Space and Identity in Caribbean Fiction , by Radović Stanka . University of Virginia Press , 2014 . 192 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Locating the Destitute: Space and Identity in Caribbean Fiction goes beyond the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... articulates itself as a meritocracy. In ignoring the past and present of racial oppression, colorblindness articulates destitution as a product of that particular individual’s failure to compete in the “open” market. Neoliberal colorblindness produces economic imbalance and then authorizes itself as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2011
... outright contradiction. This antagonism between two ir- reconcilable epistemological forces might well have resulted in a crippling destitution of imaginative energies in the works themselves; but instead, 7 Julian Murphet by turning around upon this antagonism, and raising it to the dignity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
... attempt to suture language and world together, through the characteristic “chiasmus” that de Man identifies as the “determining figure” of Rilke’s poetry (38). Such a reading follows Heidegger in seeing Rilke’s poetry as a dramatization of the “abyss” between beings and Being, in a time destitute even of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
... [air-borne] micro­ scopic organisms” (232). Appalled, the Swede listens to his daughter as she tells him her story of the past five years: she was raped; she was responsible for the deaths of three more people; she lived with the destitute. Now Merry’s body is not ungainly and fat but...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 309–327.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., in capitalism, irreducible that matter. Which is why Reed emphasizes the “redistribution of wealth” and why what Jameson calls the “destitution” (Representing 125) of the unemployed (whose inequality does not stem from negatively sanctioned ascription) provides a “more fundamental and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 514–525.
Published: 01 December 2008
... to be utterly destitute, not even people who invoke traditions of “voluntary simplicity” (Lawrence Buell) or who sometimes treat poverty as a desirable identity (Hardt and Negri). As an “enforced situation of economic disadvantage,” poverty is—and here again Jones in­ tersects with Leys...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 298–327.
Published: 01 September 2003
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 168–195.
Published: 01 June 2010
... model of ethical responsibility, Age of Iron troubles its abstractions. For Levinas, ethics is my responsibility to the other, described as the neighbor, the widow, the orphan, whose profound destitution places my very being into question. But where Levinas insists that the other “orders me before...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 June 2010
... sufferings inflicted on the human body by war, scarcity, and destitution,” which indicate “a whole cluster of re-orderings of society, culture, and identity, and a series of recent changes in the way power is exercised and rationalized” (66). And her novels anticipate cur- rent academic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2014
... account, leaving him destitute at novel’s end. Amis suggests that Money, published in 1984, “could have been set any time” (“Domestic” 61) and that its setting in 1981 is by and large arbitrary, but nevertheless it is widely accepted as a satire of  Thatcher’s England, a time that lives in the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 405–433.
Published: 01 December 2000
... gesture might be conceived to have been the animating impulse, the compassion, belonging to that of which humanism has been such a sorry expression. That compassion bespeaks a being-in-common grounded in the absolute groundlessness of the utter destitution of an entropic anarchy, a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): 164–192.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Hegglund plete “famine roads” were built as public works projects; and larger met­ ropolitan areas such as Dublin and Cork swelled with new public build­ ings, including workhouses for the waves of destitute immigrants from the countryside. Yet, the geography of the Ordnance Survey served as the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2003) 49 (4): 520–546.
Published: 01 December 2003
... period, including that of the Paterson Pageant—which “exhibited” starving and destitute workers on the stage of an opulent capitalist pleasure palace while causing irreparable harm to the strike itself—is by O ’Neill both concretized and corrected in The Hairy Ape. What...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 125–152.
Published: 01 June 2007
... the actuality of their irreducible, unreplicable, individual human existences. Thus Agee tries to present the families not as people singled out for representation because of their extreme destitution but as equal elements of a uniformly sacrosanct world, of a “universe of things which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 462–492.
Published: 01 December 2010
..., other people come to depend on him, including his destitute relative Bhandat. The scene of Mr. Biswas’s visit to Bhandat is the climax of the use of advertising language in the novel. As Mr. Biswas approaches the house where Bhandat is staying, the idealized language of “stylish advertisements...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 224–254.
Published: 01 June 2011
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 462–494.
Published: 01 September 2012
... mother, who sewed them to save herself and her daughter from destitution, and through her mother with the impossible, stifling expectations of metropolitan Englishmen. The dream makes ex- plicit her masochism, which demands her own sacrifice: “I follow him, sick with fear but I make no effort to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 481–512.
Published: 01 December 2014
...). In the global contest for literary resources and legitimacy, Casanova writes, the “shared literary destitution” of writers on the periphery “leads them to take each other as models and historical 490 A Black Atlantic Web: South African Literature, Langston Hughes, and Negritude points...