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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 688–693.
Published: 01 December 2012
... when even the New York Times has proclaimed “Lone geniuses are out. Collaboration is in,” the notion of the solitary Great Mind towering over all contemporaries will probably induce less outrage than mere head scratching.1 Enter Olwell’s first book, provocatively titled The Genius of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 122–129.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Tom Cerasulo The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing , by McGurl Mark , Cambridge : Harvard University Press , 2009 . 480 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Tom Cerasulo The Genius of the System The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 131–167.
Published: 01 June 2010
... construing certain sex acts as defining characteristics of rare types of people. As she does so, she dispenses with the male-promoting concepts of androgyny and an- drogynous genius, and recoups bisexual desire for women. Where sexual- ity is concerned, she proliferates the imaginative and creative...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): vi–x.
Published: 01 June 2010
... twentieth century by sexologists and modernist avant-gardists alike. It was the male genius, she discerned, who was allowed to be both man and woman, not the female. In a lucid and critical reading of the sexual science of Have- lock Ellis and Sigmund Freud on the subject of bisexuality, the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 130–136.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Leon Surette Ezra Pound: Poet. A Portrait of the Man and His Work. Volume 1: The Young Genius 1885–1920 , by Moody A. David , Oxford : The Clarendon Press , 2007 . 507 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Saving Appearances: Another Ezra Pound Biography Ezra Pound: Poet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
... condition of poetic genius. As the reader learns at the very beginning of the book, “Pasha didn’t have just any constitution but that of a poet—sickly from the outset, the dysfunction lying in the vital organs (heart, lungs), nose and ears disproportionately large for the head, head abnormally large for the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 213–219.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Philips to highlight Reed’s central claim that “experimentation is not coterminous with innovation that is tied to the protocols of individual or group genius but often entails repurposing, reinterpreting, and redefining older techniques, themselves made legible through multiple traditions” (33). The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 414–421.
Published: 01 September 2010
... prototypical American writer of the 1930s. . . . Many Depression writers were beginning to realize that the myth of the suffering genius starving for art kept intellectuals at a dis- tance from political, economic, and social concerns. (73) Cerasulo argues convincingly that 1930s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 414–422.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Eggers’s A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius), and two feature films (David Fincher’s Seven and Bryan Singer’s The Usual Suspects)—that span seven decades (from 1930 to 2000), Widiss demonstrates how they commonly “both manage and figure the practice of authorship” (2). “In so doing,”  Widiss...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (2): 192–206.
Published: 01 June 2004
... account of the Hogarth case, Winterson returns to a passionate belief in artistic genius and by implication the moral and legal right of such genius to control the production and circu­ lation of its own name. “We all know the stories of Archimedes leaping out of his bath,” she writes in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 403–428.
Published: 01 December 2016
... 1941 , human survival rests on a “sporadic outcrop” of those “who manage to retain, with full mental stature, the radical originality and freshness of a vigorous child,” a view that rests in equal parts on James’s model of individual genius and on de Beer’s clandestine evolution: “Radical, creative...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 405–430.
Published: 01 December 2020
... , 240 – 60 . London : Constable . West Rebecca . 1941–42 . Black Lamb and Grey Falcon . 2 vols . London : Macmillan . West Rebecca . 1982 . 1900 . London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson . West Rebecca . 1990 . “ High Fountain of Genius .” In The Gender of Modernism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 343–350.
Published: 01 June 2013
... began to feel and express homosexual de- sires late in life. But that account obviously serves the interests of those who wanted to dissociate James’s homosexuality from his proper genius. More disturbingly, this narrative was at least in part an accidental product of the management of James’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
... . Perelman Bob . 1994 . The Trouble with Genius: Reading Pound, Joyce, Stein, and Zukofsky . Berkeley : University of California Press . Perloff Marjorie . 1999 . Wittgenstein’s Ladder: Poetic Language and the Strangeness of the Ordinary . Chicago : University of Chicago Press...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 268–282.
Published: 01 September 2004
... relationship between tradition and the individual talent is implicitly based on familiar ideas about how scientific work is done. In Pound’s words, there are simple procedures, and there are known discoveries, clearly marked and] in each age one or two men of genius find something...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (4): 461–486.
Published: 01 December 2002
... genius in the period. I focus specifi­ cally on the indirect exchanges between her and Joyce that occurred from 1914 to 1928, in the course of which the two writers articulated seemingly distinct but finally similar positions regarding the metaphysics of time and space. These positions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 275–294.
Published: 01 September 2018
... listening to Ursa sing proclaims, “Sinatra was the first one to call Ray Charles a genius. . . . And after that everybody called him a genius. They didn’t call him a genius before that though. He was a genius but they didn’t call him that. You know what I’m trying to tell you?” (169). Speaking of Billie...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 439–461.
Published: 01 September 2012
... worshipped as a god” (xxi). God is 447 Joshua Pederson first introduced to Moses in the novel by Jethro, a religious genius from Midian, now Syria, who will become his father-in-law. Hurston elevates the Biblical Jethro’s significance, attributing to him, for example, the idea (that God...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 46–81.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., the more readers or spectators it turns into collaborators” (96). Gurdjieff certainly had a genius for trans­ forming his students into collaborators. Perhaps he understood that his reputation might depend to a large extent on their literary skill and on what they had to say about his work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 126–156.
Published: 01 March 2013
... notion of the genius’s extraordinary powers of sustained atten- tion corresponds closely to James’s view of genius in Principles of Psychology: Geniuses are commonly believed to excel other men in their power of sustained attention. In most of them, it is to be feared, the so-called...