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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 485–509.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Laura Otis Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Monkey in the Mirror: The Science of Professor Higgins and Doctor Moreau Monkey in the Mirror: The Science of Professor Higgins and Doctor Moreau Laura Otis In 1916, when George Bernard Shaw published Pygmalion in book form, he...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 413–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
... intellectual, artistic, and personal development. As Eliot moves from analytic philosophy in his doctoral dissertation through the philosophically invested poetry that culminates in The Waste Land (1922) and, finally, to the autobiographical and participatory idiom of Four Quartets (1943), his work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 391–412.
Published: 01 December 2006
... Robin the best, it’s to you she turns. — The doctor to Nora, Nightwood (152) I n the midst of the baroque, the haphazard, the seemingly gratuitous flourishes of Dr. Matthew O ’Connor, Nightwood foists upon its reader a set of propositions about same-sex love...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 92–113.
Published: 01 March 2001
...” seems an anticipation of what the reader will find in the cabin. Explosion was part of Nick’s earliest recorded memory (278): the jars popping when his mother burned his father’s snake specimens, probably even before the Caesarian. The sudden incision with the doctor’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 663–687.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Meg Gillette Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Modern Abortion Narratives and the Century of Silence Modern American Abortion Narratives and the Century of Silence Meg Gillette “I finally found a doctor in West New York, New Jersey. The doctor was very sweet. He had...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 499–506.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., Hemmer argues that the most emblematic Beat novels are in fact some of Kerouac’s least widely read, specifically Visions of Cody (1973) and Doctor Sax (1959). The opposition between what “Beat” means to a mass audience (for example, On the Road ) and how the Beats can best be understood...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 125–149.
Published: 01 June 2000
... Count not yet having made his appearance, and was telling of himself, for he considered himself the most amusing predicament” (14—15). While not overtly contradicting the doctor’s opinion of himself, the ironic narrative parallax established here signals what will become the reader’s primary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 634–639.
Published: 01 December 2009
.... He leads us through a series of sensitive close readings, focus- ing on The Island of Doctor Moreau, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Dracula, and Heart of Darkness. These novels reveal the complexities and confusions produced by Darwinism: they “confuse the standards and definitions that configure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 421–432.
Published: 01 December 2004
... Schindler’s List, D. M. Thomas’s The White Hotel, Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus, and David Grossman’s See Under: Love. His analyses of these works deliver insight after insight, all of which challenge prevailing assumptions about the limits of witnessing when all perspectives are partial yet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 249–274.
Published: 01 September 2006
... “ordinary delivery,” the doctor responds to Frederic’s question regard­ ing the potential aftereffects of the operation: “There are none. There is only the scar” (321). Although this reply suggests that what remains will be of no lingering concern, A Farewell to Arms nonetheless testifies to the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2012
... produced through the doctor’s division of the populace into different zones of life whose breeding can be regulated and “unsocial impulses” (99) contained. Ultimately what is at stake, as in much of Woolf’s fiction, is the changing shape of human character as its unexpected relations come to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Italy; love for girls and women everywhere; and even love for the parents—Grace Hall Hemingway and Clarence Edmonds Hemingway—who are later depicted without great affection in stories like “The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife” and “A Way You’ll Never Be.” These letters overflow with invitations...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... its name from the presumed damage done to soldiers’ nerve endings by the blast of detonating missiles. But doctors soon realized what the soldiers suffered from was a psychological condition, one whose reverberations lingered long after the fighting’s conclusion. By 1917, it was estimated that “war...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 March 2006
... and mysterious growth that doctors have found in her abdomen, and it 49 Robert Chodat reappears again and again. During the Halloween party in New York, for instance, Zoé plucks a hair from her chin in the bathroom while taking a break from conversation with Earl, and bodily decay is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
... conversation between two doctors, Animal’s People critiques this very same pseudo-scientific treatment of postcolonial death as a sacrificial cost in the larger scheme of human progress. Over dinner at his house, a wealthy, unnamed Indian doctor advises his young American colleague, Elli Barber, to “forget...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 287–321.
Published: 01 September 2009
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 280–286.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., Wojnarowicz’s Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration (1991), Jan Zita Grover’s North Enough: AIDS and Other Clear-Cuts (1997), and Abraham Verghese’s My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story (1994). The topic of HIV/AIDS fits well into the matrix for ecosickness fiction Houser lays out in her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 396–404.
Published: 01 December 2000
... godlike “sculptor,” the titular figure in the 1896 work of the avowed apocalyptist, H. G. Wells. In The Island of Doctor Moreau, the vivisectionist Moreau sculpts not animals out of people, like the disillusioned Rubek, but people out of animals. Moreau, seeking like an artist to “find out the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 559–566.
Published: 01 December 2010
... ambiguous fate” (203). I am not always convinced by Lamb’s conclusions—I think he may be harsh in his assessment of Dr. Adams in “Indian Camp” and in “The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife,” and I believe he overstates the naturalist strain in Hemingway’s philosophy—but I am always grateful for the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 504–510.
Published: 01 December 2018
... uncredited source for much of the portrayal of Schoenberg in Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus (1947), is clearly the figure in whom “the synesthetic agitation of music culminates, as a point of agonized conscience” (51). That is, Adorno was acutely aware that the Wagnerian dream of the total artwork, which so...