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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): 246–275.
Published: 01 June 2003
...Patricia Rae Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 !4I Double Sorrow: Proleptic Elegy and the End of Arcadianism in 1930s Britain Patricia Rae Yes, we are going to suffer, now; the sky Throbs like a feverish forehead; pain is real; The groping searchlights suddenly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 166–192.
Published: 01 June 2008
...David Sherman Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 w Elegy under the Knife: Geoffrey Hill and the Ethics of Sacrifice David Sherman We read in sacred scripture: “And God tempted [fristede] Abra­ ham and said: Abraham, Abraham, where are you? But Abraham answered...
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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 2007) 53 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2007
... memorials—what literature scholars might make of such recordings generally—is the subject of my essay. In the following pages I will examine two forms of poetic memorial as they appear in Bishop’s works and reception: the familiar elegy for the poet, a subgenre that Lawrence Lipking, following...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 401–409.
Published: 01 September 2008
... willfully emulate the Greek and Roman heroes of their childhood and blindly transfer the competitive “team spirit” of Eton and Rugby from British public school soccer fields to the catastrophic fields of Flanders and beyond. One stage onward in the elegy for a lost generation, Woolf projects...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 405–413.
Published: 01 September 2014
... expanded his range of genres and authors. The Poetry of Mourning (1994) examined how twentieth-century poems about death both use and subvert elegiac conventions, and has become essential reading for anyone interested in elegy. While putting together a new Norton Anthology of Modern and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): vi–vii.
Published: 01 June 2006
.... Shannon Professor of English and department chair at the Uni­ versity of Virginia. Among his works are The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English and Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney. He coedited the most recent Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 423–454.
Published: 01 December 2014
... skull. That is, the pastoral (or the marine) in To the Lighthouse always bears traces of the elegiac, so that the novel seems to participate in the longstanding poetic tradition of pastoral elegy: Woolf’s miniature topographies situate loss in a manner not altogether different from those...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 259–262.
Published: 01 June 2005
... a World War I poet in the elegy “In Memoriam Francis Ledwidge” (175). In Heaney’s work, the monumental shows up in the modest form o f“ordinary objects and occasions, miraculously transfigured and briskly deflated” (195). Over the course of his book, Rotella develops his argument with...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 493–513.
Published: 01 December 2008
... genealogy notwithstanding, there can be no doubt that the thanatopsis came into its own at the hands of Augustan poets and those in the Age of Sensibility. The most famous of all, Gray’s “Elegy,” had prec­ edents in EdwardYoung’s Night Thoughts, published, like Blair’s “Grave,” a few years...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 414–420.
Published: 01 September 2007
... does not unlock the enigma o f Eliot’s personality.” Instead she argues that Eliot’s use o f the genre of elegy allows him to articulate a homoeroticism that the trope o f death both enables and controls.Yet her claim that “he is a textbook illustration” (33) o f Judith B...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 396–404.
Published: 01 September 2010
...—for a Yeatsian elegy—this meter must be. The lucid analysis of this poem does some things that may seem mechanistic, but aren’t really: when she observes the disposition of the sentences across the numbers of lines and clauses and draws attention to the slightly lopsided arrange- ment Yeats has...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 371–395.
Published: 01 September 2010
... ordinary person caught up in life’s daily tragedies, not a tragic heroine achieving grandeur through them. As a sonnet, “the sonnet-ballad” exalts Annie’s grief, longing, and ardor in an elevated poetic form associated with love and elegy; as a ballad, it foretells the deflation of her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 263–284.
Published: 01 September 2005
... movement and authority of utterance appears also in Heaney’s “Elegy” for Robert Lowell in Field Work, when he recalls how his American friend would rock on his feet while controlling the flow of conversation: “you swayed the talk / and rode on the swaying tiller / of yourself” (31).1...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
... a regressive movement away from the portrayal of a more or less effec- tive work of mourning and toward a much more ambivalent, unresolved portrait of communal loss? In “Mrs. Dalloway’s Postwar Elegy” Christine Froula describes how Woolf’s earlier novel reinvigorates the genre of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 285–290.
Published: 01 June 2011
... the physicality of print culture,” discussing its various battles with competing media in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and its powers of assimilation that bode well for its endurance in the new digital age (3). Indeed, as Wutz writes, “to sing elegies bemoaning the demise of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
.... Breaking the aesthetic dependence on the beautiful and the sublime with disgust, she undermines both literary mourning rituals and the conversion of her text into elegy, the process of trauma “turning into a story” ( AA 26). Langer does convincingly argue that in Delbo’s writing corporeality and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 179–209.
Published: 01 June 2005
... poetry;“Overdue Pilgrimage to Nova Scotia” (1995) is Merrill’s Twentieth-Century Literature 51.2 Summer 2005 179 Timothy Materer elegy to her; and an unpublished and untitled poem evidently written at the same time as “Overdue Pilgrimage” is, like the elegy, addressed directly to her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 239–267.
Published: 01 September 2004
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 482–488.
Published: 01 December 2006
... the authenticity of history. In the end, Shostak sees the book as “a remarkable elegy” for R oth’s cherished “notion o f counterlives,” or the belief that imperson­ ation confers upon the impersonator its own cultural authenticity (156). In chapter 4 Shostak takes up the question of...