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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... the unionization drive and feminist protest occupation of Grove in 1970. 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2004) 50 (1): 18–58.
Published: 01 March 2004
... we read the general relation of word and image in the context of this larger history of discourse about the arts. Baskin and Hughes pursue their narrative of modern humanity not by overturning the terms of the conventional dichotomies but by calling attention to and using them; the book...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
... inadvertently drawn into wartime intrigues, forcing her to turn vigilante in an effort to expose abuses of power at the highest levels of government. Although farfetched, these pulp fictions may, in fact, contain a kernel of truth. Following (the real) Woolf’s theory that “bad books are not the mirrors but the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 427–450.
Published: 01 December 2017
... across Strachey’s Historie of Travaile into Virginia Britannia in a footnote to the History of Hampton and Elizabeth City County Virginia , a book dedicated to “The Confederate Veterans of the Peninsula” by Lyon G. Tyler, prolific southern historian and author of Virginia First , a pamphlet asserting...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... subsequent exploration of the cultural trauma created by such violence in the lives of American Jews. Her reading of The Plot against America goes cleverly against the grain of the book and Roth’s career, reading the insertion of a counterfactual history as evidence of the centrality of cultural trauma to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2019) 65 (3): 191–216.
Published: 01 September 2019
... the big-time martyr ratings contest” (quoted in Gilroy 1993 : 217), Gilroy poses, in his words, this “restrained counter-question”: “What would be the consequences if the book had tried to set the Holocaust of European Jews in a provocative relationship with the modern history of racial slavery and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 504–510.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Exhibition by a wildly enthusiastic 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 110–117.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Fireside 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 575–581.
Published: 01 December 2010
... simultaneously organizing its chronology in terms of the genre’s evolution. This is not to say that this book is new historicist (if that means anything any more); only in the earlier chapters is there any strong connection between the writer’s work (Cain’s letters, for instance) and the history Cassuto...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 199–230.
Published: 01 June 2006
... parents’ history. (Indeed, we can recall his strongest response to his status as a member of the “postmemory” generation: his accusations of murder to both parents). But Spiegelman’s signature is also a way to read the book backwards: his signature may be figured as generative, growing the text...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Samuel Cohen Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 w The Novel in a Time of Terror: M id d lesex , History, and Contemporary American Fiction Samuel Cohen I effrey Eugenides’s 2002 Middlesex, a critically acclaimed historical novel, nas been praised as an expansive, epic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 401–408.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Christopher McVey Ethnic Modernism , by Sollors Werner , Cambridge : Harvard University Press , 2008 . 336 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Review Border Trouble: American Modernities, Ethnic Modernisms, and the Politics of Literary History Ethnic Modernism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 137–168.
Published: 01 June 2001
... nature the poet in his tower, as Robartes sees in “The Phases of the Moon,” “seeks in book or manuscript” but “shall never find.” In “Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen,” in time of war, such attempts to garner a broader comprehension of history have taken on an added sense...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... figure of the hyena upon which the accident is blamed, it proposes that the novel advances an indeterminate ethics of alterity that prefigures the insights of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida. Tracing the cultural histories of the hyena in West and South Asia, as well as in England, it argues that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... narrator searches for a method of representing history that does justice to Dulcie’s experience of violence at the hands of comrades while also refusing to reinscribe her fully into discourse—an act that the book conceives as a reprisal of the violence wreaked upon her body. Dulcie becomes (in the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... socialism and capitalism has enabled the two writers to intervene in unique ways in contemporary debates about history and memory. In its choice of themes, protagonists, and locations, their writing strongly advocates for a new transnational literature, while also asking for the development of new critical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Danielle Christmas In William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner , and the responses to his novels, two contrasting discourses emerge: a commitment to the idea that histories of slavery and the Holocaust can be explained by economic motives, on one hand, and, on the other, a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 June 2010
... history are also those that deal with the struggles and anxieties of the middle class. This amorphous category of “middle” books is concerned with intimate life, the workplace, and the relation- ship between public and private worlds, and is characterized by its moral earnestness. Many books in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 September 2015
...John Lowney Jazz Griots: Music as History in the 1960s African American Poem , by Marcoux Jean-Philippe . Lanham, MD : Lexington Books , 2012 . 233 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 In the introduction to this compelling account of 1960s African American jazz poetry...