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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 75–96.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Michael L. Ross Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 On a Darkling Planet: Ian McEwan s Saturday and the Condition of England Michael L. Ross /A lthough Ian McEwan’s recent best seller Saturday maintains through­ out a conspicuous air of up-to-the-minute internationalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Sam Wiseman Through her work, the Dorset-born Mary Butts (1890–1937) expresses a quintessentially modernist tension between a deep sense of attachment to rural England and the allure of cosmopolitan modernity. This article argues that the adventure and power promised by the latter inform Butts’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the figure of the hyena upon which the accident is blamed, it proposes that the novel advances an indeterminate ethics of alterity that prefigures the insights of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida. Tracing the cultural histories of the hyena in West and South Asia, as well as in England, it argues...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... It argues that Woolf’s equation of synchronic time, water, and the landscape of the Scottish Hebrides expresses an important turning point in England’s imperial-oceanic sensibility, including the ways in which “Britishness” was conceived relative to a devolving archipelago. Ultimately, Woolf’s novel relies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 131–163.
Published: 01 June 2003
... of the 1860s itself disrupts the provincial, and the narrative goes so far as to imply that the elephant has killed off “mid-Victorian England.” Finally, the elephant’s symbolic violence prefigures Lewis’s “blasting” and “the sound of breaking and falling, crashing and destruction” in which Woolf...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... Soon one recovers a belief in figures: but not at once in what they put on their heads. . . . It is a trick of the mind—to put Kings on their thrones, one following another, with crowns on their heads. (227) Where Rhoda had hoped that the ostensible solidities of England’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 449–471.
Published: 01 December 2003
... the interlocking spatial politics maintaining gender roles as part of an imperialist territorial Englishness. Thinking insularly, Laura confines her politics to domestic concerns, and her critique of domesticity as a justification for domestic politics extends only as far as England’s bor­ der. In the scene...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 238–268.
Published: 01 June 2000
... in England during the nineteenth century and the promotional tactics that the suffragettes deployed during the early twentieth century. Less obviously, Blast’s use of advertising aesthetics and practices engaged in part with the promotional theories of the two predominant brands of early twentieth-cen­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2001
... to the more distant ironies of someone like Farrukh Dhondy. Dhondy reserves his political polemic for his writing based in England, plays such as The Bride 600 Salman Rushdie: The Ambivalence of Migrancy and short-story collections such as Brick Lane, which take as their sub­ jects...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 47–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
... that has devolved aesthetically, albeit as a special case, from British and Irish literature. This regional literature can be placed alongside that developing in Scodand, Wales, and parts of England outside the Home Counties, such as northern England. R. P. Draper has recently discussed how...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 173–208.
Published: 01 June 2015
... audience in these days to refrain from saying a word in regard to the relations between [England and America], and especially the change that has come during the last few weeks and months, with the Russian Revolution and the entry of the United States into the European conflict. It was impossible before...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2012
... invested in the question of Englishness, signaling Bennett’s concerns with larger issues of nation and identity. The Grand Babylon Hotel is filled almost entirely with non-English characters, while within its walls the Imperial Palace offers a miniature reproduction of England—specifically of its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 273–306.
Published: 01 September 2008
... (469) O n 1 May 1935 Virginia and Leonard Woolf set out by car from Har­ wich, England, for a month-long tour of Europe, a trip that would take them through Holland, Germany, Italy, and into France. Prior to their de­ parture, Harold Nicolson, a member of the British diplomatic service...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 34–53.
Published: 01 March 2011
... is able to say, “Once upon a time I used to live in South Africa but now I live in England?” (116) Through John’s fear of writing, and through these images of blood and exile, Coetzee presents John’s South Africanness as a constant source of melancholy, and something he must endure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., leaving him destitute at novel’s end. Amis suggests that Money, published in 1984, “could have been set any time” (“Domestic” 61) and that its setting in 1981 is by and large arbitrary, but nevertheless it is widely accepted as a satire of  Thatcher’s England, a time that lives in the public...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 246–275.
Published: 01 June 2003
.... in Fussell 239). Following long-standing tradition,17 the restored “garden” emerging in these consolatory texts is closely iden­ tified with nation: it is the “English heaven” for which Brooke’s soldier dies (“The Soldier” in Silkin 82), the “Merrie England” of “five hun­ dred years ago and more...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 463–470.
Published: 01 December 2016
... that distinguish the final two-volume version (published by Collins and Havill in England and in one volume in the United States by Harper and Row) from the three-volume manuscript version (which itself exists in two versions). In Maslen’s description, “Large chunks of self-criticism, not to say flagellation, were...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 224–254.
Published: 01 June 2011
... of England surely disappear. (Selected Letters 125) The letter registers an understanding of the centrality of economics to the so-called “Irish Question.” As Dominic Manganiello argues, by en- dorsing Arthur Griffith’s Sinn Féin movement, which sought to counter British hegemony...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 485–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., Only man is miserable. ( CP 527) Outside of prison, too, forms of murderous exclusion still hold sway as a necessary condition of viewing the landscape. In “In the Forties,” a walk in the New England countryside is collapsed into the experience of earlier settlers, who “held / that field a moment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (2): 107–140.
Published: 01 June 2004
... children of British men of means were often sent “Home” to England to be educated. Schools offering Westernized education were also established in India by the East India Company for poorer Eurasian children. By the 1770s, however, the Eurasians in India came to out­ number the British...