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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., the Family, and Personal Life . New York : Harper . Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 Barney Rosset critical theory Henry Miller history of the book obscenity Between its founding in 1951 and its labor crisis in 1970, Grove Press stood at the epicenter of radical politics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 223–246.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Michael S. Begnal Witter Bynner (as Emanuel Morgan) and Arthur Davison Ficke (as Anne Knish) published the anthology Spectra: A Book of Poetic Experiments in 1916. Although conceived of as a hoax, it constituted a quite striking body of poetry. Despite its parodic origins, Spectra included some...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 June 2010
... by writers such as Edna Ferber and Howard Fast—both prolific, respected writers, widely recognized in their time, yet barely noted by scholars and completely unknown to younger readers today. Hutner argues that it is no coincidence that the books that have been passed over by literary history...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 709–719.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., at the center of her book’s mercurial account of twentieth-century American poetry; she also explicitly defines her account as a postmortem of “history’s losers” (96), calling literature, “the ‘defeated’ art form” (xix), and “modern poetry . . . an end-of-the-line phenomenon” (42), a “moribund artistic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 153–181.
Published: 01 June 2007
... destabilizes his own faith in agency and, more fundamentally, representation. In this sense it is telling from the standpoint of the literary critical history of this book that Nick identifies Gatsby with a particular kind of longing on first seeing him. Longing operates in two modes in this book...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... on trying to translate satori : “Westerners can translate [satori] only by vaguely Christian words” (1982, 75). 12 For the strange history of this book and title, see chapter two of Lopez’s Prisoners of Shangri-La . 13 The notion of transmission I employ here derives from Derrida’s critique...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... ritually brings various radicals together, but this responsibility to history does not require a complete subordination of one’s individual perspective. Ironically, then, despite the ire Rorty directs at Vineland , his book pursues a kindred vision: an engaged public sphere that generates “competition...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 385–406.
Published: 01 December 2021
... as an Adamic self-invention informs the gender- and genre-bending plots and images of mixed race that reimagine both self and history in this book.” 3 In this sense, Johnson’s novel might be viewed as the masculine forerunner of Nella Larsen’s woman-focused novels. For an interpretation of Larsen’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... studies itself, it could be argued, is another effect of the increasingly violent recent history of humanity. 4 Two fine new books on contemporary American fiction—Sally Bachner’s The Prestige of Violence and Aimee Pozorski’s Roth and Trauma — are informed by and reflect on this phenomenon...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 110–117.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Poets, for example) and eliding others entirely (the poetic traditions of minority or immigrant groups; children’s poetry; light verse). The Cambridge History does neither. The result is a physically imposing 50-chapter book, consisting of more than 1300 densely packed pages and weighing almost 4...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 240–245.
Published: 01 June 2016
... from the discussion of a book devoted to the German-American period of 1945–1950. Indeed the author, who is Henry and Anne Cabot Professor of English and African-American Literature at Harvard and coeditor, with Greil Marcus, of A New History of American Literature , invokes that very history...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 255–261.
Published: 01 June 2009
... here: “Like the poets discussed in this book, Cornell kept up a lively dialectic of imagination and reality, and his boxes show involvement in the documentation of history as well as its transfiguration” (110). Yet despite these commonalities, in a book that is so much about language and about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 504–510.
Published: 01 December 2018
... curator. History of a Shiver , then, is a book like none other. If the best criticism has a flavor of its subject of critique, then what Rasula has produced is outstanding, for this is itself a spikily, riskily modernist work, in its own form. Its style—breezy, irreverent, bold—is characterized...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 385–390.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., literature, and history, feminist and gender theory, and women’s studies, it is strongest and most interesting in its final chapters, where Duncan moves out of the thicket of existing scholarship and breaks fresh ground. The book begins with a thorough survey of existing literary scholar­ ship...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 98–104.
Published: 01 March 2005
... distracted 99 Samuel Cohen us from attention to economic inequality (his real beef here)—but also the willful contrariness of the book’s narrative of literary history and the readings of individual literary works that support that narrative. The latter is highlighted by his juxtaposition of his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 520–527.
Published: 01 September 2013
... and works Grove published in the 1950s and early 1960s, the vicissitudes of political history recede into the background. This is not a bad thing. Glass is a literary scholar, after all, and Counterculture Colophon is a book of literary history. Indeed, some of Glass’s most powerful and persuasive...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 317–318.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 Ul Reviews elcome to the first issue of the book review section of Twentieth- Century Literature. Why has this section come into existence? Is there a need for it? Journals in other disciplines, such as history, offer review sections...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 249–258.
Published: 01 June 2005
... of experimental poetry and seizing on certain insights of its history as well as uncovering the prevailing absence in this tradition of materials outside a Eurocentric focus. Discussing his first book of criti­ cal essays, Discrepant Engagement, Mackey describes his intent this way: “I called conventional...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 199–230.
Published: 01 June 2006
... into the story, it would seem, from outside, registering confrontationally—and materially—the presence Figure 3. M aus 1 45. 206 History and Graphic Representation in M aus of the past. First published in an underground comic book, Short Order Comix 1, it narrates the immediate aftermath...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 640–644.
Published: 01 December 2009
... evolutionary theories” and “contained the most sophisticated program of illustration in any of his books” (218). At its heart, this book is an elaborate and wide-ranging history of Expression, providing an im- portant biographical, art-historical, and technological context. And while 643 Daniel...