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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 467–490.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Tom Herron Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Ml The Dog Man: Becoming Animal in Coetzee’s Disgrace Tom Herron Crossing borders or the ends of man I come or surrender to the animal—to the animal in itself, to the animal in me and the ani­ mal at unease...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Deirdre Coleman Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 The “Dog-Man”: Race, Sex, Species, and Lineage in Coetzee’s Disgrace The “Dog-Man”: Race, Sex, Species, and Lineage in Coetzee’s Disgrace Deirdre Coleman In J. M. Coetzee’s most recent novel, Summertime, Sophie Denoël, one...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2001
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 271–288.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Joseph Anderton Focusing on Franz Kafka’s “Investigations of a Dog” (1922), Samuel Beckett’s Molloy (1955), and Paul Auster’s Timbuktu (1999), this essay reflects on how these works represent the fundamental unknowability of animal perspectives while at the same time suggesting how dogs and humans...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the monumentalizing tendencies that dogged it after the First World War and suggests a broader purpose for what might strike many as an antiquated poetic genre. Woolf’s critique of elegy is political, ethical, and generic, as she rewrites the terms of the genre to make visible the mourners and subjects...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 348–361.
Published: 01 September 2002
... on her project. As a dog story, Flush belongs to a subgenre o f the literary animal story. The first successful English novel w ith an animal protagonist is Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty (1877). Sewell deploys the conventions o f Vic­ torian first-person narrative in writing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 March 2006
... final example, her remark during a date with Murray Peterson, a fellow professor, and a married couple whose wife boasts flirtatiously to Murray that she was once able to memorize the first and last names of everyone at an entire dinner party: “I knew a dog that could do that,” said Zoe...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 448–471.
Published: 01 December 2008
.... This first becomes apparent in “Bloodfits,” which explicitly echoes Bishop’s “Five Flights Up”: As inevitable as a barking dog, second-hand music drifts down five flights of stairs and out into the street, adjusting seams, checking makeup in pocket mirror. (Your Name Here 15...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 535–539.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., Running Dog, Ama­ zons, and Engineer of Moonlight) again prompt questions about Dewey’s rubrics: isn’t End Zone also about failed engagement? Isn’t Pammy Wynant’s trajectory in Players a retreat? Dewey himself admits that there’s little distinction here: discussing Running Dog, he writes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 179–209.
Published: 01 June 2005
... these qualities emerged from a poet who was emotionally troubled and deeply unconventional. Merrill explored the complexities of Bishop’s character in four poems. “The Victor Dog” (1972) was dedicated to her; the brief “Her Craft” (1977) was written in lieu of a requested essay about her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2020
... a corpse being consumed by a wild dog; it appears in the Graham biography (1974: 185). Works Cited Auden W. H. 1979 . Selected Poetry of W. H. Auden . Edited by Mendelson Edward . New York : Vintage . Campbell James . 1999 . “ Combat Gnosticism: The Ideology of First...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 86–104.
Published: 01 March 2011
... flickering like a vast collective impulse through the individual fates of characters.3 Returning to Coetzee, I want to say that the sequence of works culminating in Disgrace is one of the great cycles of uneasily reconciled “transcendent immanence” in our time: characterized by a dogged...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 125–146.
Published: 01 March 2020
... decapitates him (while wearing his Property of Johns Hopkins apron), steals his address book full of wanted SS members, and sends Grentz’s head to one of them like a grim stag mount. Grentz’s address book replaces the Nazi dog tags, and provides Hannibal with a new list of victims. The address book provides...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2004
... discussed, text by Woolf engages significantly with 159 Kirstie Blair gypsies: her unpublished short story “Gipsy, the Mongrel” (1940). Written for her agent, who requested a dog story, this brief sentimental narrative about the (male) narrator’s affection for a dog makes a slightly unsettling...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2012
... she owes to those who have given her life its particular luster: one must “repay in daily life to servants, yes, to dogs and canaries, above all to Richard her husband, who was the founda- tion of it” (28-29). For all Clarissa’s biocentric exuberance, what informs 187Twentieth-Century...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the ideas that hyenas are hermaphrodites, they change sex from year to year, and they reproduce parthenogenetically. These are added to other traditions about them: hyenas can imitate the calls of humans to lure people to their death, if they circle a person or a dog three times it becomes paralyzed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 547–571.
Published: 01 December 2009
... in 1936, responds to Moore (with both “Man” and the incomplete “Moth[er]” in its title), delineating a hybrid who adapts and creates, though haunted by the maternal. Several other early Paris poems prefigure later ones that are anxious about propagation and queerness, namely “Pink Dog...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (4): 365–388.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., then, as a form of resistance to the idea of a language that would expel any trace of the translator’s own voice—rendering her a “dog” whose “brow” (“wie des Hundes / Stirne”) is fully controlled by the original. Initially, the prophet does appear as a figure of privilege; because only he is not “destroyed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 241–242.
Published: 01 September 2022
... the author calls “Rousseau’s divided property metaphysics”—this essay shows how conservative attitudes toward poverty is nowhere as interesting, or as complex, or as vexing as liberal, progressive attempts to grapple with poverty. The author traces the aspirations, contradictions, and ironies that dog...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 12–31.
Published: 01 March 2003
... saving the planet, signage designed to avoid lawsuits but suggesting rather “a crip­ pling lack of intelligence” (216). The chapter’s title emerges when back in France he explains with irony-laced pride why Jodie Foster in a gos­ sip magazine “appears to be carrying a plastic bag of dog shit...