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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 82–102.
Published: 01 March 2003
... fiction; according to Marjorie Nicolson, whose 1929 essay “The Professor and the Detective” is virtually contemporaneous with the lit­ erary texts that it addresses, the detective novel constitutes a “literature of escape” that offers, contrary to our expectations, “escape not from life, but from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 289–298.
Published: 01 September 2019
... submitting to precise formal analysis (film noir and detective fiction, for example, thrive on subtle shifts in formal technique), it seems that the genre of minor character elaboration lacks much formal coherence, which in turn raises the question of whether minor character elaboration should even be read...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 271–292.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., prepositions, and verbs, until each part of the sentence is in place—so that finally the narrative depends not on the resolution of the detective story but, rather, on the syntactical completion of the sentence. “French Lesson” transmutes the traditional narrative suspense associated with detective fiction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
... readings of 115 Katherine Sugg detective fiction from the US, Canada, and Mexico (Chapter Five), and, finally, the reorientations of identity terms such as “Latino” required by more comprehensive inclusions of Canadian perspectives (Chapter Six). The tracing of Cascadia...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 299–328.
Published: 01 September 2017
... that blotting paper is already inspiring new plots for detective fiction). But why is Bloom thinking about Bloom as he prepares to write in the persona of Henry Flower? Perhaps he murmurs along with his composition, subvocalizing the words as they take shape on the page. His hand’s lag and his half-penned words...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 March 2012
... detecting characters, and the same kinds of criminal subjects. In one sense, Jameson seems to compensate for the difficulties that hardboiled fiction typically presents to more straightfor- ward critical mergings of Foucauldian conceptualizations of discipline, detective fiction, and the novel form...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 394–405.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Review familiar texts (Mrs. Dalloway, Clarissa, and Lolita, among others) and add­ ing a discussion o f detective fiction (making entirely clear how little her theories depend on “high” art), Zunshine integrates the new perspective in ways that extend and deepen our understanding o f...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 484–510.
Published: 01 December 2015
... : University of Massachusetts Press . Jameson Fredric . 1983 . “ On Raymond Chandler .” In The Poetics of Murder: Detective Fiction and Literary Theory , edited by Most Glenn W. Stowe William W. , 122 – 48 . New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich . Kollin Martha J. Funk Robert...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 493–529.
Published: 01 December 2010
.... For although literary critics were quick to celebrate and analyze Bur- roughs’s bending of nearly every other popular genre (from the western and detective fiction to erotica and sci-fi), scholars have too frequently overlooked and underestimated, by accepting at face value, the sig- nificance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... creative fusion o f Latin American-inspired magical realism with allusions to such Anglo-American sources as hard-boiled detective fiction and Hollywood film. O f course, The Crying of Lot 49 is also a generic hybrid, but its references to physics, classical mythology, Renaissance drama...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 504–511.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., which argues that Eliot’s attitude toward popular culture was far from the contempt attributed to him. Though the biographies and anecdotal essays offer abundant evidence of an Eliot who devoured many elements of pop­ ular culture—comic books, boxing, music hall, detective fiction—Chinitz here...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 287–317.
Published: 01 September 2010
... on forwarding precisely the right document, not just an obscure footnote from an open source. (Libra 15) In his stance toward the collected and ever-collecting evidence, Branch contrasts with the hero of early twentieth-century detective fiction, who, as Slavoj Žižek’s writes, “solely...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 391–422.
Published: 01 December 2011
... generation.5 At the same time as this revisionist work on postmodernism has begun to emerge, another prominent critical trend has seen a burgeon- ing interest in the fiction of a younger generation of American literary writers, those who are taken to follow “in the wake of postmodernism’s waning...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 575–581.
Published: 01 December 2010
.... Part II concludes with the mid-century’s eccentrics, Jim Thompson and Patricia Highsmith, and their “perversion of sentimentality.” Part III takes crime fiction from the 1960’s domestication of the private detective in the long-running series of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser, Ross MacDonald’s Lew...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 494–503.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the Brontë sisters’ juvenilia, “New Romances” such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and H. Rider Haggard’s She, the science fiction magazines of Hugo Gernsback, the detective stories of Arthur Conan Doyle, the weird fiction of H. P. Lovecraft, and the novels of J. R. R. Tolkien constitute...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 378–384.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Andrew P. Hoberek Urban Triage: Race and the Fictions of Multiculturalism , by Lee James Kyung-Jin , Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2004 . 254 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Why Multiculturalism Still Matters Urban Triage: Race and the Fictions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., “the signal of maturity; it marks the death of the child and the birth of the man.” To Baldwin’s dismay, the popular detective fiction of the 1940s catered to an attachment to rigid gender roles by giving America “that mindless monster, the tough guy” (597). And in such fiction, sinister...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 453–469.
Published: 01 December 2000
... churches are real and who designed them.2 Suffice it to say that in a detective story whose strange outcome is reincarna­ tion, fiction and history fuse so thoroughly that an abolition of time, space, and person is, one might say, inflicted on the reader. As the reader adapts to Dyer’s version...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 99–106.
Published: 01 March 2010
... exclusive to either fact or fiction. Rather, he demonstrates how the surrealists were engaged not only in fictional accounts of crime (detective stories and pulps, crime films, etc.) but also in journalistic accounts of events like politically motivated assassinations (Berton, for example...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 115–124.
Published: 01 March 2000
... Stevensian Search for a Supreme Fiction in Sphere.”43.1 (1997): 40-55 Ahearn, Barry. “Poetry and Synthesis: The Art of Samuel Menashe.” 42.2 (1996): 294-308 Aldington, Richard. See Willis Alger, Horatio. See Pitofsky Ames, Christopher. “Carnivalesque Comedy in Between the Acts.” 44.4...