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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 269–284.
Published: 01 September 2000
...John Boly Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 Following Seamus Heaney’s “Follower”: Toward a Performative Criticism J ohn Boly eaders of Seamus Heaney’s poetry may remember the scene in “Fol­ lower” when the father, hard at work with...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 92–113.
Published: 01 March 2001
... the suicide of the Indian father, not only scarred Nick Adams for life but also provided Hemingway with the framework of his metaphor in developing Nick. The stark realism of the first story was not something he used once and discarded. It went a long way toward explaining...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 100–114.
Published: 01 March 2000
... writer preserve an authentic memory of it, free from romantic idealism or bitter cynicism? Or are we better off letting it slide, as two of O’Brien’s characters (the fathers of Paul Berlin and Norman Bowker) suggest? A gap inevitably opens up between the imaginary casting of an event (the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 546–555.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Spiegelman’s notes and drafts, and an academic essay by Hillary Chute, the book’s associate editor and Spiegelman’s interviewer.2 Most significant among the supplements are the audio and transcripts of Spiegelman’s conversations with Vladek, his father. Portions of those conversations were once made...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 December 2009
... view of Lucy is of course colored by his own inflexibility, especially prominent at the outset of the novel, where he concedes that his temperament joins his skull as one of the “two hardest parts of the body”: it is “fixed, set” (2). In comparison with her father, Lucy is adaptable, but...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Europe. These conditions are linked to unresolved aspects of Con- rad’s own personal history: “Poland Revisited” is haunted by an absent figure, Conrad’s father, a Polish nationalist whose specter stalls Conrad’s movement from Poland to Britain and his attempt to return to Britain once in Poland...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 307–338.
Published: 01 September 2008
... understood as a rethinking o f the literary tradition imbued by Agrarian axioms. Todd Andrews, the novel’s pro­ tagonist, must come to grips not just with the suicide o f his father— itself a theme that places the novel within a set o f distinctly white, southern, and upper-class concerns...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 199–230.
Published: 01 June 2006
... happening here and now, it wasn’t a total surprise I think the one thing I really learned from my father was how to pack a suitcase.You know? It was the one thing he wanted to make sure I understood, like how to use every available centimeter to get as much stuff packed into a small...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 197–216.
Published: 01 June 2001
... comparisons between his life and Stephen’s, but these comparisons serve more as suggestive struc­ ture to the poem rather than as an obtrusive and self-conscious formula. The speaker in Another Life searches for fathers, experiences epiphanies, equates sexual awakening with encountering the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 150–173.
Published: 01 June 2002
... style becomes as plain as Lowell’s in lines such as the opening of the second sonnet: “My father, who had flown in World War I / Might have continued to invest his life . . .” (CP 197). As in Lowells family portrait, Merrill’s reveals a father with a physically ad­ venturous period behind him...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
...). Both Alexander and Parrish perceive Roth/Zuckerman/Swede as revalu- ating their earlier liberal, “postmodern” stances, acknowledging both their liberal naïveté and the power of the father’s voice. According to Parrish, Merry, the “anarchic center of the novel” (91) and a “postmodern horror” (93...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 27–58.
Published: 01 March 2014
... she belonged, modeling characters on Leslie Stephen’s first father- and sister-in-law in this fiction for which an early working title was “The Third Generation” (Diary 1.19).2 Confronting the literary import of her extended family legacy and analyzing it in self-conscious fashion, Woolf also...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2001) 47 (3): 355–373.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., is experiencing growing pains in 1976.The descendants of its founding fathers—the 8-rocks, as Patricia Best Cato calls them2—control every essential aspect of the town, from the general stores to the banks. Deacon and Steward Morgan are twin brothers at the heart of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 495–514.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Father,” he writes: Don’t call to me father wherever you are . . . I couldn’t do what you say even if I could hear (160) His embrace of blackness is, I want to suggest, worked out in part as a reaction against the norms that he has failed to meet. To offer a brief...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 99–110.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., often in contexts that complicate or disallow our identification of the “I” with the poet herself (“Silence,” for instance, begins, “My father used to say” [Complete 91], but Moore’s notes to the poem make it clear that the father in question belonged to a “Miss A. M. Homans” [276 Her critical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2004) 50 (1): 88–105.
Published: 01 March 2004
... Keeper’s Daughter” tells of a motherless girl who, when her father is kidnapped, stands on a Bible to light the lamps. More recently, the Disney film Pete’s Dragon (1977) tells the story of a lighthouse keeper’s kindly daughter who befriends a runaway orphan named Pete. A Norman Rockwell painting...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 25–42.
Published: 01 March 2005
... aggressiveness that he had shown the night before on the subject of nose jobs, when he asked whether Brenda’s father was planning to get one too. (Brenda had told him that her brother Ron would be hav­ ing his nose fixed in the fall.) Just as Brenda had responded then, “Why are you so nasty?” (13), and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 495–503.
Published: 01 December 2005
... ary traditions through a comparative analysis of the first fictions of each writer—Woolf’s The Voyage Out (1915) and the four novels comprising Colette’s Claudine series (1900-04). Southworth suggests that these early works offer unique insight into the father-daughter relationship, includ­ ing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 June 2009
... the erotic will allow us to better appreciate the spaces, however small, in which individual choice, communal affiliation, and self-creation become possible. In his first chapter, “The Funny Father’s Luck,” Reid-Pharr argues that Richard Wright was a dissembler (41) who publicly perpetuated...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 396–404.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Father, of the Law, and of the Old Testament was succeeded by the epoch of the Son, of Devotion, and of the New Testament, to be in turn succeeded by the millennial tri­ umph of the Holy Ghost, the age of the Spirit. Joachim’s interpretation was highly suspect by the church, for this third...