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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 264–291.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Samuel Cohen Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 HI Mason & Dixon & the Ampersand Samuel Cohen “It goes back,” he might have begun, “to the second Day o f Cre­ ation, w hen ‘G -d made the Firmament, from the waters which were under the Firmament thus the first...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 416–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
... prominent postmodern writers and their legacies, and the second connecting the urge to triumphalist history to narratives of trauma. The first part, which occupies the first three chapters of the book, examines Thomas Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon, Philip Roth’s American Pastoral, and Toni...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 547–571.
Published: 01 December 2009
... as the “extinct Solitaires,” “which having ‘raised / their young one do not disunite.’ ” Moore notoriously withholds the sources for her quotations. This fragment comes from Charles Dixon’s Lost and Vanishing Birds (1898). Moore’s own poem is a plea for survival. Apparently Mauritius was raided of dodos...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 98–104.
Published: 01 March 2005
... that Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon (1997) is interested only in subject position 100 Review and not the contest of ideas, when the novel is entirely about the contest of ideas relevant not just to the twentieth century but to the eighteenth, but Michaels does not choose to read this novel, as he does...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2009
... and Thomas Dixon’s The Clansman as vehicles of a transregional white unity exemplifies vividly how the nation imagined a national collectivity grounded in whiteness, exclusion, and national segregation, with white non-Southerners partici­ pating in white supremacy (via the South) while at the same...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
...’: Eugene O ’Neill and the Working Class.” 49.4 (2003): 520-546 Cohen, Samuel. "Mason & Dixon &The Ampersand.” 48.3 (2002): 264-292 Collier, Patrick. “Virginia Woolf in the Pay of Booksellers: Commerce, Privacy, Professionalism, Orlando. ” 48.4 (2002): 363-392 Conrad, Joseph. See Atkinson...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 493–513.
Published: 01 December 2008
... to “The Van­ ity of Human WishesLet Observation, with extensive view, / Survey mankind from China to Peru” (Dixon and Grierson 217)—clearly has its source in the extraplanetary hoverings of Young: Half round the globe, the tears pump’d up by Death Are spent in watering vanities of life (99...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 March 2006
... not to note excep­ tions. Indeed,Tanner’s own example is a good case in point: Pynchon’s texts are not themselves without their moments of tenderness, most notably in the friendship that develops between the title characters of Mason & Dixon. 4. In case the joke is less well-known than I assume...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 122–129.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Katharine Anne Porter, Frank O’Connor, Malcolm Cowley, and Wright Morris, and taught Larry McMurtry, Tillie Olsen, Robert Stone, Ste- phen Dixon, and Thomas McGuane. As revered as some of these names may be, however, it is undoubtedly Raymond Carver, who attended and conducted workshops...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2007
... examples are T im O ’B rien’s 1994 In the Lake of the Woods, Joan D idion’s 1996 The Last Thing He Want­ ed, and D on DeLillo’s Underworld, Thomas Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon, Philip R o th ’s American Pastoral, and Toni M orrison’s Paradise, all 1997. Each o f these historical novels...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (4): 437–464.
Published: 01 December 2023
... . Hepworth Dixon Ella . (1894) 2004 . The Story of a Modern Woman . Edited by Farmer Steve . Peterborough, NH : Broadview . Humphries Steve . 1991 . A Secret World of Sex . London : Sidgwick and Jackson . Lee Hermione . (1977) 2010 . The Novels of Virginia Woolf...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 328–340.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of Gravity’s Rainbow, would not appear until 1997: his large-scale postmodern historical novel Mason & Dixon. 5. I owe the Kentridge example to Michael Rothberg’s plenary address at the 2011 International Society for the Study of Narrative conference at Washington University, St. Louis; see Rothberg. 6...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 444–466.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... “Fictions Are Lies That Tell the Truth.” The Listener (June 1985): 15-16. Lyotard, Jean-François. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge.Trans. Geoff Bennington and Brian Massumi. Manchester: Manchester UP, 1984. Pynchon,Thomas. Mason and Dixon. London:Vintage, 1998. Reinstein...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
... in the novel, my own focus on Margherita extends this earlier work. 8 Queerness has been a consistent component of Pynchon’s fiction, from the lesbian obsession in V. (1963), to the gay nightlife in The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), and extending through the homosocial intimacy of Mason & Dixon...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... countercultural politics Vineland initiated the second stage of Pynchon’s career, with Mason & Dixon (1997), Against the Day (2006), Inherent Vice (2009), and the recent Bleeding Edge (2013) following in the years since. The first two of these return to the familiar encyclopedic aesthetics for which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 391–422.
Published: 01 December 2011
... associated with the postmodern spatial turn. For instance, when Thomas Pynchon addresses a period of American or world history that pre-dates postmodernity—such as the World War II years in Gravity’s Rainbow (1973), or the eighteenth century in Mason and Dixon (1997)—he treats these realities...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 388–419.
Published: 01 September 2003
... in a space of time so telescoped (a bare eighty-five years) that it is possible literally for them to step from feudalism into the vor­ tex of industrialism simply by moving across the Mason-Dixon line. (296) This passage recalls Alain Locke’s testimony in The New Negro...