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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 196–220.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Steve Vine Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Steve Vine Sublime Anamnesis: Hysteria and Temporality in Thomas’s The White Hotel Steve Vine Hysterics suffer mainly from reminiscences. —Sigmund Freud (Breuer and Freud 58) In his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Randi Saloman Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Arnold Bennett’s Hotels Arnold Bennett’s Hotels Randi Saloman Hotels are exercises in practical salvation. —Wayne Koestenbaum Virginia Woolf famously accused Arnold Bennett of caring more...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 283–304.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., from the streets near the Strand to the ship, to the hotel in Santa Marina, to the Amazon and to Rachel’s deathbed, dramatize a series of attempts to do so. Like the sleeping cabins of the Euphrosyne , the hotel in Santa Marina is a cellular structure of middle-class sociality haunted by phantom...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 530–544.
Published: 01 December 2010
... hotel evokes that primal moment of arrival on American shores. In this case, Arturo, who is not an Italian immigrant but an Italian American migrant, encounters a different kind of gatekeeper than the conventional Ellis Island immigration officer. Mrs. Hargraves, a skeptical hotel manager who...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 123–130.
Published: 01 March 2003
... limitations, mocking his habit of Franglais on several occasions in his letters: ‘“Je suis a stranger here,’ I said in flawless French. ‘Je veux aller to le best hotel dans le town’” is one example cited by Meyers (110). And of course there is the signifi­ cant point that in Tender Is the Night Dick...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 March 2001
... Bonaparte to the Rue Jacob where at a restaurant they “attack” their Christmas turkey and “at­ tack” the potatoes. They are an early version of Cantwell with his girl at the hotel restaurant in Venice, back to the wall, flanks well covered, or­ dering Montgomerys (an allusion to the British...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 210–243.
Published: 01 June 2005
... is a giggling brat. Maiden voyage Humbert’s preadolescent affair with Annabel Leigh, a dry run of his ob­ session with Lolita, occurs in the context of Europe between the wars. His account of it is dominated by images of movement and travel. At his father’s resort Hotel Mirana on the Riviera Humbert...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 223–230.
Published: 01 June 2016
...). The hotel can house its diversity of residents in one space because it depends upon constant transformation and respects no existing order; it is “spatially constructed creoleness” (172). Radović thus paradoxically sees the hotel’s burning in a positive light, arguing that this episode reminds readers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 421–432.
Published: 01 December 2004
... Schindler’s List, D. M. Thomas’s The White Hotel, Thomas Mann’s Doctor Faustus, and David Grossman’s See Under: Love. His analyses of these works deliver insight after insight, all of which challenge prevailing assumptions about the limits of witnessing when all perspectives are partial yet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 272–276.
Published: 01 June 2011
... Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings by Anna Lillios University Press of Florida, 2010. 198 pages Florence M. Turcotte On July 6, 1942, American author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings hosted a literary tea at the segregated Castle Warden Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 249–274.
Published: 01 September 2006
... the canal and go to the hotel with Catherine Barkley. Maybe she would. Maybe she would pretend that I was her boy that was killed and we would go in the front door and the porter would take off his cap and I would stop at the concierge’s desk and ask for the key and she would...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
... established himself as a professional writer with The Grand Babylon Hotel, a society novel of sorts that was “not only sensational but sensationally successful” (Drabble 79). With the ensuing publication of more literary works such as The Old Wives’Tale (1903), Clayhanger (1910), and Riceyman...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 437–461.
Published: 01 December 2010
...,” not “I the third person narra- tive is focalized through Marya’s experience, occasionally stepping outside her viewpoint to allow for the fleeting depiction of the thoughts of other characters (such as the Heidlers, their friends, Marya’s husband Stephan, French servers and hotel staff). Rhys...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2004
...), and that there are “many splendid hotels”—a sure sign of participation in the tourist trade. One of the city’s hotels is quickly distinguished for us from the others, albeit in a way that is puzzling. In the third paragraph of the novel, we are introduced to the Hotel Casino de la Selva, which, we are soon...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 285–315.
Published: 01 September 2005
... that the idealistic impulse to preserve nature was often joined by the pragmatic desire to promote tourism: western railroads lobbied for many of the early parks and built grand rustic hotels in them to boost their passenger business. (Mackintosh) This economic relationship between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 22–49.
Published: 01 March 2002
... the night in an “up-to-date hotel.” “When that day cornés,” she wrote, “I shall be glad I made my visit before all the romance was taken out of the trip” (Anderson 206). Horseback riding and camping out were part of the Western experience, and early tourists appreciated the relatively...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 245–270.
Published: 01 September 2023
... a “robot skullface” in the lit-up frontage of a San Francisco hotel ( Schumacher 2016 : 205–6). It is this face that in “Howl” would take on the name of “Moloch,” emblazoned there across not just a hotel but an entire surface of military-industrial imagery, like an unhinged Song of Songs: “Moloch whose...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 March 2007
... people,” yes, but he also understands that he is “loving them from hotels” (228).8 Caught between worlds, the Caribbean poet is forced to revaluate his alignment with subaltern populations that he often takes for granted. In Omeros the pretension that comes most powerfully under...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 442–458.
Published: 01 December 2007
... of the chapter concerns the sexual power that women have over men. The episode recounts the events that occur when Bloom follows Blazes Boylan (on his way to a tryst with Molly) into the Ormond Hotel and has lunch in the restaurant with Richie Goulding. There Bloom listens to the singing, with piano...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... his Mexican American upbringing and the fact that he belongs in a bug-infested hotel room with other cockroach people. Moreover, through the song about the marijuana-deprived insect, he conflates that racial and class identification with excessive substance abuse in a way that seems at odds...