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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 114–136.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Marjorie Worthington Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 Done with Mirrors: Restoring the Authority Lost in John Barth s Funhouse Marjorie Worthington -/Although narrative self-consciousness is by no means specific to the contemporary period, the particularly rampant...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 391–422.
Published: 01 December 2011
... itself the division of consciousness that is simultaneously being described, perhaps recalls less DeLillo’s Oswald than the character of Ambrose in John Barth’s postmodern coming-of-age story “Lost in the Funhouse.” There is even here a notable difference, however. When the typeface alters...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 327–344.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Barth’s 1968 story “Lost in the Funhouse.” Wallace’s story takes its epigraph from Barth, “For w hom is the Funhouse fun?” (232), but parodically recasts it as “For w hom is the Funhouse a house?” (259). Set in Collision, Illinois, “Westward the Course o f Empire” chronicles...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., Leonard. See Schroder 121 Index Woolf,Virginia. See Blair; Collier; Montgomery; Schròder; Smith; Stewart; Westman; Zemgulys Worthington, Marjorie. “Done with Mirrors: Restoring the Authority Lost in John Barth’s Funhouse.” 47.1 (2001): 114-136 Wurtzel, Elizabeth. See Cheever Y...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 467–509.
Published: 01 December 2001
... interesting about the expand-and-contract conception of human experience is that in Rushdie’s fiction, this expe­ rience retains the shape of a narrative sequence unlike, for example, the self-enclosed, labyrinthine stories of Borges (Fictions) or Barth (Lost in the Funhouse). Though rather...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
...’ roll generation, having grown up on popular culture, took images very seriously indeed; beholding itself magnified in the funhouse mirror, it grew addicted to media which had agendas of their own—celebrity-making, violence-mongering, sensationalism” ([1987] 1993, 5, 6). Pynchon’s youth dissident...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 336–366.
Published: 01 September 2014
... childhood as a blank slate (as suggested in the title) or a passive reflective surface must be aware not only that the child is potentially a funhouse mirror, but that parents also perform reflective work for their progeny. Nor is “The White Thought” an aberration in the way Smith repre- sents...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 233–264.
Published: 01 June 2020
... to view the all-male surf crew as a funhouse mirror image of, and symbolic antidote to, the platoon. 2 Among other things, instead of the Robert Capa–shot desperate slog onshore at Omaha Beach, in the surfing life young men extravagantly whole in their bodies repeatedly enact a joyfully healing dash...