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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 171–192.
Published: 01 June 2000
... but everywhere and implicating everyone. What turned the Rosenberg case into a central document in this politi­ cized field of Cold War culture was its transformation into a particular kind of text—an epistolary text. I refer to Death House Letters, the correspondence between Ethel and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2019) 65 (3): 187–189.
Published: 01 September 2019
... the way it taps immediately into the higher cultural stakes of both this novel and humanistic inquiry more generally. Clifford’s Blues toys with a plethora of genres, including the neo-slave narrative, the Holocaust memoir, the epistolary novel, and the blues, to name a few, but this essay is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 June 2012
... letters” (237), Hemingway admitted to his summer friend Grace Quinlan. He even developed his own epistolary vocabulary whereby he became the “enditer” or “screeder” (221), his recipient the “Enditee” (267), and his letters “screeds” or “epistles.” Thus he doesn’t write a letter but “indicts this...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 168–195.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Attridge have read the epistolary and confessional structure in Age of Iron through the work of Emmanuel Levinas, observing that Levinas’s theorization of responsibil- ity to the other illuminates both Elizabeth Curren’s act of writing at her historical moment and her relationship with Mr...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 299–328.
Published: 01 September 2017
... paper,” not yet printed and reproduced, and the manuscript unfurls like a scroll, its unraveling a prerequisite to reading or writing. In rolling it up, in other words, the writer encloses the composition. Orlando participates in the tradition of “crossing letters,” an epistolary technique important to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 401–409.
Published: 01 September 2008
... (249). The Years, ironically, proved to be Woolf s most marketable novel and a “best-seller in America” (256). In her bold polemical essay Three Guineas “Saint Virginia” (262) finally talks back to the Christian epistolary mandates of St. Paul as well as to the priests, professors, doctors...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 515–523.
Published: 01 September 2012
... because it is not an “outright polemic,” it “exhibits flexibility” in engaging various debates, in part by borrowing epistolary conventions (since Woolf sees the essay as the twentieth-century heir to 519 Jesse Wolfe the eighteenth-century epistle). The essay’s premise—that the speaker has...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 351–359.
Published: 01 June 2013
... the bridal sonnet and foreshadows the miscarriage sonnet, putting death before conception, mocking” causality (170). In the epistolary sonnets, as well as those spoken in the voice of a teacher working with sickly students, the conventional courtship and marriage plot seem mocked by the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 369–376.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Eliot and John Haffenden Yale University Press, 2012. 954 pages Christopher J. Knight One of the most memorable epistolary exchanges in American literature occurred after William James read his younger brother Henry’s late novel The Golden Bowl (1904). While acknowledging that Henry had...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 82–102.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of A Moveable Feast, is preceded by an “editor’s note” whose various textual references include, but are in no way limited to, Hemingway’s memoir. Adopting the conceit of the eighteenth-century epistolary novel, “Will­ iam Duff Gaspard” claims to reproduce “a portion of the memoirs and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 277–297.
Published: 01 September 2003
... to Victorian and Edwardian discourse is most visible in her literary construction of Stephen Gordon’s identity from intertextual materials—sexological, Biblical, literary, and epistolary texts. What is, I shall argue, a radically intertextual constitution of Stephen’s identity has several...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 249–258.
Published: 01 June 2005
... (including Whatsaid Serif and School of Udhra, to name two) and his epistolary novels (Bedouin Hornbook and Djibot Baghostus’s Run) his ability to bring various “discrep­ ant” traditions together to create a kind of hinge body of work, one that hangs somewhere in the balance (between lyric...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2006
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., hypothetical letters within letters, and extensive textual apparatuses often make it difficult to decide when—or if—Woolf is being ironic. In the second place, Woolf is able to employ the epistolary form as a means of productively dissolving the border between public and private spheres. Addressing her first...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2019) 65 (3): 191–216.
Published: 01 September 2019
... the novel its title. The bulk of the novel is presented as the diary of a fictional Dachau prisoner named Clifford Pepperidge. Clifford’s testimony, which spans the years 1933 to 1945, is book-ended by two fictional letters, thus situating the autobiography in the middle of an epistolary dialogue. The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 103–122.
Published: 01 March 2003
...-year epistolary effusion can thus appear as the extended sign of his profound thanks. Thanks for what? we may well ask. Of what rel­ evance is the figure of Moravagine for the infamous Tropic of Cancer? To a certain degree Miller may be mistaking Moravagine for Cen­ drars—a mistake that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2013
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 223–246.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., realistic terms, saw Ficke return to the idealizing tendencies of his Brooke elegies with the apparently uncritical assertion of the dead soldier’s “glory.” In a strange coincidence, “To the Beloved of One Dead” was taken up by the anonymous author of an epistolary war narrative, published in 1918...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Mrs. Flanders’s letter writing—that same epistolary address that introduces the novel—implicates us in a further web of actors little noted in the earlier novels. The letter will not simply be sent: it must be addressed and stamped: and the stamp resists the sender. Over and over in the novel, from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2017
... represent the moment of conversion itself, it also fails to consolidate Crusoe’s authority as both narrator and Christian colonizer. 9 This lacuna is partly attributable to the epistolary format in which Crusoe’s thoughts are rendered after the shipwreck. However, the fact that Crusoe’s own moral and...