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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 305–335.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Julie Taylor Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 On Holding and Being Held: Hart Crane’s Queer Intimacy On Holding and Being Held: Hart Crane’s Queer Intimacy Julie Taylor And I have been able to give freedom and life which was acknowledged in the ecstasy of walking...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2021
... to be done—foregrounding the diversity of flatness’s associated emotions, as well as the ways it remains compelling. Drawing out the breadth of aesthetic and interpretative connotations that flatness holds for her, the essay argues, provides a coherent way of reading her work. Beginning with an examination...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 273–294.
Published: 01 September 2022
... for capturing and holding the attention of their readers, shaping queer modernist aesthetics in an oft-overlooked way. In the United States, inversion was associated less with degeneration than with a kind of acquired sexual nervousness. As Alida M. Black (2001 : 106) points out, “neurasthenia” was one...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2021
... visual aesthetic—its juxtaposition of translucent, glowing color with opaque line that holds and tempers it—and its power to shape psychological interiors by shaping exterior surroundings. Especially in narrating moments when a character struggles to comprehend her relationship to another person...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 347–351.
Published: 01 September 2006
... in To Have and Have Not (“Go ahead. Go ahead now. Put the stump there. Hold it there. Hold it. Hold it now. Hold it the enema in A Farewell to Arms, Barnes’s war wound in The Sun Also Rises, and the fascinating antics in The Garden of Eden: these are some of the strongest images in Fantina’s book...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 105–109.
Published: 01 March 2005
...—beginning with The Landing of Rochambeau (1985)—he joined with Michael Palmer and Ron Silliman, among others, to design a poetry that flourished as it investigated those places in which sharply different facets of cultural life overlapped. It follows, then, that he would hold poets to a high...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2011
... stories are made to allegorize themselves and their coming-into-being, these texts irascibly break the bonds that hold a “readership” togeth- er—above all by violating the aesthetic contract that had been drawn up between Coetzee and his own established community of readers. Which is not to say...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 138–145.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Robert Crumb-drawn cover (in which a brawny drag queen and an effeminate youth hold hands in application for a marriage license), is its size, its materiality—appropriately enough, considering the collection’s emphasis on the materiality and embodiments of comics and, more broadly, media at large...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 114–136.
Published: 01 March 2001
... forms to hold up to contemporary narrative needs, as if “the medium and genre in which he worked . . . were moribund if not already dead” (Lost 118). Thus, the text almost asks to be deconstructed, as it claims that authority once did but no longer does rest with either the author...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 359–378.
Published: 01 December 2016
... narrative tension raises a larger question: Why does Joyce present his hero as a man whose character both resists and longs for a discursive hegemony? If Bloom is at once a creature of multiple linguistic contingencies and a lone storyteller occupied in trying to compose a narrative to hold together...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 442–458.
Published: 01 December 2007
...—certainly not Marx—but Attridge thus implies that the mo­ rality he wishes to see vanquished is easily separated from the linguistic and bodily capitalism he advocates.To try to clearly separate religion and politics is a formidable task, and there are those who hold that the Irish Catholic Church...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 513–537.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... The gazelle I was feeding seemed to know that this thought was in my mind, for though it took the piece of bread I was holding out it obviously did not like me. It nibbled rapidly at the bread, then lowered its head and tried to butt me, then took another nibble...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2000
... will mark with its rigid structure the subject’s entire mental development. —Jacques Lacan, “The Mirror Stage” (Ecrits 4) The idea of freedom, akin to aesthetic autonomy, was shaped by domination, which it universalized. This holds true as well for art­ works. The more...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... is able to hold together important new readings of Plath’s most well known and controversial poems (“Daddy” and “Lady Lazarus”) with new perspectives on the amalgamated long lines of Powell’s Tea , the dense formalism of Gunn’s The Man with Night Sweats , and the palimpsestic textures of Howe’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 407–430.
Published: 01 December 2021
...; you’ll never know him. But here you are, touching the things he touched, holding between your fingers the same death sentence he held between his own. In this moment, you are far too close, and yet the distance between you and this person, this writer and what he wrote, what he lived, has never yawned...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 86–104.
Published: 01 March 2011
... is falling apart, not even capable of holding itself together, let alone the precious ideas that might once, like Defoe’s despair of death at sea, have been nursed by its web of particulars. This melancholy division, between a narrative dimension ascetically committed to things...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 385–413.
Published: 01 September 2013
... their work of the 1970s and early 1980s. Perhaps there is something self-reflective in this late reference to old age; perhaps in addressing it within a conclusion that insists upon the creative resistances of which art, philosophy, and science are capable, Deleuze and Guattari strive to hold off...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 307–342.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of Virginia . New York : Penguin . Johannessen Lene . 2000 . “ The Meaning of Place in Viramontes’s Under the Feet of Jesus .” In Holding Their Own: Perspectives on the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the United States , edited by Fischer-Hornung Dorothea Raphael-Hernandez Heike , 101 – 9...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (2): 167–191.
Published: 01 June 2004
... inwardly maintains that “[t]he hold of art wasn’t to be broken that easily” (115). He still feels the shrug would be proper but recognizes that it might seem offensive and dismissive—perhaps even cruel. In this account of his restraint, however, Merrill nonetheless shrugs to his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 405–430.
Published: 01 December 2020
... contemporaries, who tended to hold in tension attitudes sharply critical of colonial expansion yet receptive to what Kristin Ewins (2011 : 119) has termed “benign imperialism.” Decades after the postwar decolonization, in her historical overview of 1900, West assessed the influence of Britain’s enterprises...