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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Cadillac on a US senator’s lawn to protest the senator’s racist pronouncements, I argue that Ellison adopts expressive strategies of black vernacular culture—the ritual of the dozens and African American automotive consumption—to explicate a singular conception of literary commitment, one that seeks...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
... “things” have a life outside the realm of the human. Bowen’s fiction expresses an obvious need for objects to mean something or to represent the human, but her fiction also recognizes their inability to do so. In The Little Girls , this obsession with objects is coupled with the threat of extinction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 484–510.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Gregory Dunne. “Noir nonfiction” is meant to refer to a crossover mode that exports elements from the Noir tradition—particularly, an ethos of suspicion that often expresses populist anger at public corruption, elite hypocrisy, and suburban ennui—into an experimental mode of reportage that challenges the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... aesthetics of the momentary as responses to Darwinism and expressions of her tragic philosophy: characters’ short-lived “moments of being” stand in insoluble conflict with the expansive time of natural history. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 British novel Friedrich Nietzsche modernism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jordan S. Carroll This essay examines the US literary publisher Grove Press from 1951 to 1970. During this period, Grove promoted an aesthetic that Susan Sontag termed the “new sensibility,” one that valued impersonal sensations over personal expression. Grove thus became a key mediator between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 640–644.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Photography in the Theory of Evolution by Philip Prodger Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 320 pages Daniel A. Novak Philip Prodger’s handsomely produced, eminently readable, and extremely knowledgeable study of Darwin’s The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals in relation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 111–144.
Published: 01 June 2006
.... The first is the classic Cartesian conception of self that privileges inwardness and, following romanticism, the expression of inwardness through artistic cre­ ativity. The second conception, a new one that deeply offended Manet’s first audiences, constitutes the subject out of flat surfaces...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 365–369.
Published: 01 September 2017
... exhilarating, frequently brilliant, and full of gifts critical, philosophical, and aesthetic. It is the kind of book that at moments makes one feel like cheering. Why Wittgenstein? For Altieri, Wittgenstein functions not only as a fresh source of philosophical theory about the nature of expression but also...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 445–484.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Darwin that rarely receives attention: his claim that repetitions are not always arbitrary but sometimes involve choice. Stein learned from Darwin that habits arise out of and modify biological systems. Importantly, his late treatise The Expression of the Emo- tions in Man and Animals is less...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... The April 1927 introductory issue to transition established the magazine as a dynamic publishing space for writers, in the words of Jolas and his coeditor Elliot Paul, to “express themselves freely, to experiment” ( Editors 1927a , 137). Specifically, Jolas began the magazine to urge English...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 688–693.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of which found later expression in the more well-known “Self-Reliance.” There, she argues, we find a concep- tion of genius, typical in fact of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century usages, that calls the term’s association with a privileged individualism into question. Rather than a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 58–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Barthes. Little pleasure is available to the inhabitants of Beckett’s texts, let alone Barthesian jouis- sance. Nevertheless, from its earliest expression in his 1931 study of Proust to its embodiment in his 1983 novella Worstward Ho, Beckett’s aesthetics has been fraught with questions of need...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 507–512.
Published: 01 December 2017
... singer then performed her hit “Express Yourself.” It was an effective rhetorical moment, though for students of modern poetry there were both familiar and complicated ironies in Madonna’s use of Auden’s poem, “September 1, 1939,” to express herself and her political commitments. As Bonnie Costello and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2015
...” reminds us that private expression is mediated here (as everywhere in Bishop) by her deep engagement with her poetic precursors and the cultural traditions all around her. The poet sometimes pretended that “The Bight” was “plain description,” but it was far from “plain” anything, and there was manifestly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2004
... that of writers such as Waugh, Forster, and Woolf. Adams’s reading of Nostromo is much more satisfying, largely because he discusses it in the context of Conrad’s politics, particularly as expressed in his political essay “Autocracy and War.” Again, Adams addresses “reoc­ cupation,” this time...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 518–529.
Published: 01 December 2007
... because it was felt to be “too much,” and many were inclined to think well of its successor, Finnegan’s Wake, in spite of the fact that they had no desire to wrestle with it. In fact, the frequent, loudly sounded expressions of outrage and incomprehension allowed modernist artists and their...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 401–408.
Published: 01 September 2009
... about either the position of or the common denominator for ethnic writers in the United States. Sollors expresses interest, rather, in understanding the role of ethnic writ- ers during a time when the US moved from the periphery to the center of global cultural production and capitalist empire...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 37–78.
Published: 01 March 2013
... inconsistencies, disjunctions and vacillations that trouble critics about McKay’s dialect verse appear as indices of its not insignificant achieve- ments: the poems demonstrate dialect’s viability as a medium of modern expression; they resist primitivizing constructions of dialect as a natural or primitive...