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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 582–605.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Regina Martin Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Regina Martin The Drama of Gender and Genre in Edith Wharton’s Realism Regina Martin Edith Wharton’s depiction of the socially ambitious Undine Spragg’s peregrinations through New York and French “society” suggests...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 499–506.
Published: 01 December 2017
... University Press , 2017 . 297 pages. Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory , by Melehy Hassan . London : Bloomsbury , 2016 . 255 pages. Beat Drama: Playwrights and Performances of the “Howl” Generation , edited by Geis Deborah R. London : Bloomsbury , 2016 . 357 pages...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Erin Kay Penner In The Wave s, the 1931 novel she called a “playpoem,” Virginia Woolf enacts a drama of modern elegy, using multiple elegists and elegiac subjects to challenge the terms by which speakers and subjects worthy of poetic mourning are defined. In doing so, Woolf frees the genre from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 233–264.
Published: 01 June 2020
... fictionalized his teenage daughter’s adventures with the original Malibu surf crew and in the process vividly signaled the emergence of a rebellious postwar youth culture. Just as interesting is the way Kohner’s entertaining comic drama of feminist awakening plays out through an intriguingly complex narrative...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 118–127.
Published: 01 March 2015
... between the wars. Ritual and the Idea of Europe in Interwar Writing argues that verse drama, the bullfight, and the Catholic Mass provide the ritual tools and sacred spaces whereby modernist writers defined, tested, suspended, and potentially harmonized a host of apparent opposites, most notably...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 520–546.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Pageant, which he said had given him insight into “what the theater might be” (Glaspell 250). Reed and Cook were “the first to believe” in the Provincetown Players’ idea of an experimental theater that would provide “vital drama” by portraying “the passion of the primitive group...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 269–284.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., inspiring, etc4 Yet his earlier formation still has consider­ able value for critical practice. The speaker in “Follower” clearly provides the constatives of the poem’s fictional “information.” At the same time, he also enacts a series of performatives, each of which plays out a drama in brief. While...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 295–322.
Published: 01 September 2022
... at a safe distance. Again, direct address proves not to mollify his isolation but, in a way, to make it worse, his impulse toward intimacy provoking only revulsion. In the context of radio verse drama, such a critique of flatness might well inform the way we approach the problem of voice. We might...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 18–58.
Published: 01 March 2004
... children’s books, Cave Birds: An Alchemical Cave Drama (1978), and Capriccio (1990).9 Their last project, Howls and Whispers, an illustrated edition of 11 poems on Hughes’s rela­ tionship with Plath not included in Birthday Letters, appeared the year of Hughes’s death (1998). Baskin redesigned...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Catherine Gunther Kodat Copyright © Hofstra University 2000 To “Flash White Light from Ebony”: The Problem of Modernism in Jean Toomer’s Cane Catherine Gunther Kodat The mirror stage is a drama whose internal thrust is precipitated from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 423–454.
Published: 01 December 2014
... to create greatness. Its assault on the prestige of the human subject is therefore conducted at a very deep level. The human figure, with all of its fascination, is expelled. Narrative—the drama of greatness—is banished” (61).7 Bryson’s discussion does underscore an important generic contrast...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Christopher W. E. 2000 . Modern American Drama: 1945–2000 . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Bordman Gerald Martin Hischak Thomas S. . 2004 . Oxford Companion to American Theatre . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Braziel Jana Evans Mannur Anita , eds. 2003...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 224–231.
Published: 01 June 2007
.... In other words, the history of the Gesamtkunstwerk is, to a large de­ gree, the history of un-reconciled dialectical struggles performed under the sign of aesthetic totality. (3) Smith’s remarkably wide-ranging study moves fluidly between Wagner’s music dramas and contemporary mass media...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 455–462.
Published: 01 December 2016
...); alternative lenses for reading—and teaching—Stein’s rhetoric and drama (Kirsch and Linda Voris, respectively); and the relationship of American geography to Stein’s prose (Janet Boyd). Included also is a playful new close reading of the often studied Tender Buttons (Neil Schmitz), Adam Frank’s introduction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 414–420.
Published: 01 September 2007
... poetry, drama, criticism, and biography. W hile its diversity o f topics and approaches is admirable, the collection does not always deliver on its promise to engage the most current critical trends, especially in queer theory. Still, it provides valuable insight for those interested...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 100–108.
Published: 01 March 2021
... and drama, although most of her attention to this period of intensive composition in the late 1940s is dedicated to the political environment that surrounded Beckett as he wrote his most celebrated works: the mass repatriations after the war, the sanctions against collaborationist intellectuals...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 213–237.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., as a comfort or an object of desire, fear, or loathing, is replaced by servants. Her most primal psychic dramas, that is, were determined not by fixed positions of “Mother,” “Father,” and “Daughter,” but by contingent practices of domestic labor and sociality. As would have been the case for most...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 285–310.
Published: 01 September 2000
... to filling out the story of a blind woman from the village of Ballybeg in County Donegal to whom partial sight is surgically restored.10 Ninety years earlier, J. M. Synge established an Irish precedent for drama on the topic of restored vision when he wrote The Well of the Saints (1904...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2020
... justifies the armistice in light of the national drama of suffering and redemption. In effect, he indulges in self-sacrifice or, to use the Corneillian lexicon, he martyrs himself in the name of France. Pétain’s image as a heroic militaristic figure was replicated in the mobilization of older veterans...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 239–263.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Robin Blyn cultures meet, clash, and grapple w ith each other” (4). N o example more persuasively demonstrates the island’s vitality as a contact zone, and hence the culture’s insistent coevalness w ith the West, than its transculturation of Shakespearean drama. Intertextual time...