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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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 that The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 499–506.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Thom Robinson The Cambridge Companion to the Beats , edited by Belletto Steven . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2017 . 297 pages. Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory , by Melehy Hassan . London : Bloomsbury , 2016 . 255 pages. Beat Drama: Playwrights...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2003) 49 (4): 520–546.
Published: 01 December 2003
... provide “vital drama” by portraying “the passion of the primitive group.” That such language curiously resembles eye-witness descriptions of the Paterson Pageant is perhaps not coincidental. Cook had referred to the pageant as “the first labor play” and profusely praised the “feeling of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 269–284.
Published: 01 September 2000
... enacts a series of performatives, each of which plays out a drama in brief. While his constatives are restricted, his performatives are not. There is only so much information available in the poem. But how many different 271 TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 (1 December 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 (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 224–231.
Published: 01 June 2007
... internal dialectic. 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 414–420.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Eliot’s 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2004) 50 (1): 18–58.
Published: 01 March 2004
... more than 10 collaborations including several 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 423–454.
Published: 01 December 2014
... “attends to the world ignored by the human impulse 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of US immigrant literature thus has significant consequences for theories of contemporary cultural production in the United States. In his well-known monograph Modern American Drama , Bigsby (2000 : 1) wonders: “Why is it that literary critics, cultural historians, literary theorists, those...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 213–237.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Wharton’s anecdote her mother, 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): vii–xi.
Published: 01 June 2011
... drama starring a celebrity jouissance, I prefer to think of pleasure as a great source of ordinary vitality, and gender play as everyone’s pleasurable pre- rogative. That is, I appreciate this essay not only for its reading of Hemingway, but for the support it gives to benign...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 396–404.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Jarry’s four- act symbolist drama, Caesar-Antichrist, where it was Ubu’s lot to incarnate the Antichrist. Most scenes of the Ubu play were first published there. When We Dead Awaken performs an allegory: from the spiritual and physical sick­ ness at sea level, the play moves to the relative freedom...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 504–511.
Published: 01 December 2005
... of his early po­ etry], not by betraying his allegiances but by walking away from them: by asserting that he was no longer interested in “literature” as an autonomous practice carried on for “art’s sake,” and by turning instead to drama as a popular vehicle with “direct social...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
... it cosmic? A lot of people would join in for the drama of it, who would not be moved by guile. A different tenor of disruption becomes key to Hurston’s imagining the organization of the social here. While Hurston’s descriptions of revolutionary violence have an edge of comic hyperbole (“shoot...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 285–310.
Published: 01 September 2000
... vital 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 (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., rendering the hero himself the source of his fate. 3 However unsought and surprising his destiny, it issues from himself, not even from other human actors. Much subsequent analysis of fifth-century Greek religion and drama, however, sought to establish the Olympian gods as reliable arbiters of...