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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 369–386.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Jennifer Willging Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 “True Down to the Last Detail”: Narrative and Memory in Marguerite Duras’s “Monsieur X.” Jennifer Willging arguerite Duras’s La Douleur (1985)1 is a collection of six disparate texts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 475–498.
Published: 01 December 2017
... “fastidiousness” that characterized her early poetry, to the conscious development of a capacity for witness that became her postwar concern. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 detail ethics Jean Wahl Pontigny witness In a poetic career marked by a relative reluctance to issue general...
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Figure 2 “Spenser’s Ireland” ( Moore 1941b , 1 [detail]) Figure 2. “Spenser’s Ireland” (Moore 1941b, 1 [detail]) More
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and has significance for environmentalist ethics. This article traces the stylistic and formal influence of cosmopolitan and metropolitan experience upon Butts’s evocations of rural Dorset before looking at her work’s ethical implications in more detail. It examines some of the tensions that arise as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Paul Bradley Bellew American modernist Hart Crane’s poem “The Idiot” details the poet’s real-life encounters with a young man with a cognitive disability. Beginning in 1926, Crane worked on the poem through different versions through letters, manuscripts, and magazine publications until about 1932...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): vi–viii.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Nabokov” proved a truly thrilling read: despite its complexity, I could not put it down. The essay builds on a few seemingly small details in W. G. Sebald’s 1992 novel The Emigrants, several small appearances of various incarnations of  Vladimir Nabokov in the text—as “the butterfly man” mentioned...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., various incarnations of  Vladimir Nabokov materialize within the four segments of  W. G. Sebald’s hybrid 1992 work, The Emigrants (Die Ausgewanderten). To begin with some details: Nabokov appears photographically in the Henry Selwyn section of The Emigrants (Figure 1) in which Dr. Selwyn presides...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 80–113.
Published: 01 March 2009
... until he becomes a fascist partisan in the 1920s. Instead of florid, obfuscating devices, he prefers the luminous detail, the radiating historical fact, alive with autotelic significance, as he imagines it, even as it resists being appropriated by an unscrupulous orator to nefarious ends. And he...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 104–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
... apparent: he has visited every archive and consulted every pertinent source to build a picture of young “Tom” Eliot. His enthusiasm for the details of Eliot’s life leads him to spend considerable descriptive effort (at which he excels) in conjuring up the St. Louis of Eliot’s boyhood, the Gloucester of his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2003
... marginal and pointing in plain sight to the monu­ mental issues its presence and role bring into play. Deftly combining detailed historical analysis with finely tuned critical commentary, the essay argues that Bennett’s “realism,” itself something of a period piece oblivious to its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 130–136.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... He cannot be faulted on that score.) Easy access to the correspondence permits both Moody and Nadel to provide a closely detailed account of Pounds literary life. How­ ever, in Moody’s case this is a mixed blessing. His narrative is fragmented by the practice of redacting details from Pound’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Caribbean poets, Derek Walcott and Kamau Brathwaite. As Pollard duly notes, these relationships have been acknowl­ edged and occasionally disputed, but Pollard for the first time spells out in full detail what these writers make of their model. The result is not reducible to an influence study in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 92–113.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Nick, and Hemingway was not about to pass over it. What appears at first to be Hemingway’s realistic detail in describing the Caesarian is in fact the basis for an extended system of metaphor, running through all o f the stories and contributing greatly to their unity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... such an ethic through what he calls the poetics of oblivion, a perspective that recognizes how, in the Americas, both human violence and a dynamic natural world have conspired to make history invisible. With the attention to detail and the argumentative nuance that are characteristic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 272–276.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The logistical details of this meeting, simultaneously courageous and awkward, exemplify the relationship between these important literary figures of the twentieth century. In 1942 the two authors were, in a sense, at the pinnacle of their...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2004
... the theme of “reoccupation” that he takes up in much more detail in the chapters that follow. Since he tends to assert rather than demonstrate, however, particularly when addressing Forster’s earlier works, the section adds little to existing Forster criticism. In the second chapter...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 491–494.
Published: 01 December 2005
... accepted into the light it will not take” (50). But the assertion in the poem that the light cannot reach overhung or hidden nooks and crannies is a detailed, naturalistic one. When Ammons does make allegory out of the radiance he claims that it “will look into the guiltiest // swervings of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 228–236.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the Reinvention of Decadence for a “decade and more” (ix). It is surprising that it did not take longer to produce this ambitious, wide-ranging, detailed argument for the importance of decadence (as a kind of writing and as a temporal attitude) to the history of literary modernism. The study is the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 494–503.
Published: 01 September 2013
... constructed by Tolkien. All of these efforts reflect the “as if” mentality encouraged by Tolk- ien’s textual choices in The Lord of the Rings. Although As If is not a work of literary criticism, Saler importantly observes that Tolkien employs “genealogical charts, detailed chronologies and appendices...