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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 461–472.
Published: 01 December 2019
...: Evolution of an Idea , by Latham Sean Rogers Gayle . New York : Bloomsbury , 2015 . 266 pages. Modernism’s Print Cultures , by Hamill Faye Hussey Mark . New York : Bloomsbury , 2016 . 220 pages. Modernism, Science, and Technology , by Morrison Mark S. . New York...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 118–127.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Julia Daniel Ritual and the Idea of Europe in Interwar Writing by Query Patrick R. , Farnham : Ashgate Press , 2012 . 257 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2015 In September 2011, José Tomás appeared before a packed audience for the final fight in Barcelona’s iconic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 92–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
... in consciousness and in language when permanent suffering—the historical and metaphysical injustices of twentieth-century modernity—is made to overdetermine what happens to living, thinking, and speaking in the space of literature and narrative. For Beckett’s protagonist, words, ideas, and images are instruments...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and (post)socialist histories—counters the idea that postsocialism, and especially postsocialist feminism, has remained invisible in the West, where Eastern Europe is assumed to be in the process of becoming like the West rather than representing an inherently different space, with its own set of (post...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 233–264.
Published: 01 June 2020
...John Engle Mostly dismissed as a trivial entertainment, Frederick Kohner’s Gidget: The Little Girl with Big Ideas (1957) is in fact a telling aesthetic and cultural document. University of Vienna PhD, Jewish exile from Nazi Germany, and successful Hollywood screenwriter Kohner empathetically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2021
... the ways Smith finds flatness fascinating and proposing that the language of the “flat,” in all its senses, offers an illuminating way of grappling with the difficulty of her puzzling and unsettling prose and poetry. It unpacks the idea of the “flat”—a word that claims implicitly that no unpacking remains...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 339–361.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of those who hear a voice in their ear asking, “What kind of idea are you?” (Satanic 95). According to Maxime Rodinson, whose biography was a direct source for Rushdie’s novel,1 the historical Prophet was able to identify himself with the victims of society and make their suffering his own...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 98–104.
Published: 01 March 2005
... literature has been the historical. The study of literature and history has of course taken many different forms as different ideas about the ontology of the text, hermeneutics, history, culture, and epistemology have waxed and waned. In fact, one way to talk about the twists and turns...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 350–357.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Literature in the 1930s , the “intensity with which many thirties authors criticized the idea of political writing after 1939 has become one of the iconic volte-faces in twentieth-century literary history” (197). By the end of the decade, numerous authors and intellectuals had already begun to dismiss...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 86–104.
Published: 01 March 2011
... allows. “There is a scene in the restaurant, mainly dialogue, which we will skip” (7) we read. It is not a good idea to interrupt the narrative too often, since storytelling works by lulling the reader or listener into a dream- like state in which the time and space of the real...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (4): 461–486.
Published: 01 December 2002
... of scale as soon as I can find an accomplice as rascally minded as myself to read it to me. —-James Joyce to Harriet Weaver, 2 December 1928 (Letters 277) Literary modernism is replete with rivalries between writers and ideas. This essay considers one of them: that between James Joyce...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 277–284.
Published: 01 June 2011
... and a dismissal of any sense of a unified self.” Victoria Harrison, too, according to Pickard, bases her account of Bishop’s work on the idea of “the mutuality and multiplicity of subject–subject [rather than subject- object] relationships.” Harrison’s work, according to Pickard, “often seems to stem from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 510–546.
Published: 01 December 2009
... constraints on such reconceptions of the bio- 512 The Evolutionary Invention of Race logical. While we routinely conceive of the late nineteenth century as a time of unreconstructed biological essentialism, and while we measure that period through the eyes of a late twentieth-century idea...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 309–327.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Walter Benn Michaels 2011 The Beauty of a Social Problem (e.g. unemployment) The Beauty of a Social Problem (e.g. unemployment) Walter Benn Michaels In his new book on volume one of Capital, Fredric Jameson remarks that in the “affluent post-war 1950s and 1960s,” Marx’s idea...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 268–282.
Published: 01 September 2004
... compares the simplest of his accomplishments— the cap­ ture of a new beetle— to the publication of a poem. Taking my cue from this remark, I would like to compare the pattern underpinning Darwin’s work to Elizabeth Bishop’s characteristic process of epiphany. The idea is originally Bishop’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 54–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of awakening the countervoices in oneself and embarking upon speech with them. ––J. M. Coetzee (Doubling the Point 65) Questions, concepts, ideas: all these must be given a home, a com- munity, before they begin to make sense. “History,” writes the novelist in J. M...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Marina MacKay w Catholicism, Character, and the Invention of the Liberal Novel Tradition Marina MacKay O ne issue that preoccupied novelists in the decades after the Second World War was how to reconcile their inherited idea of the self with the transcendent moral problems raised...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 June 2009
... a great hand in the creation of America and thus the world but also and importantly that the Black American, quiet as it’s kept, has had a substan- tial role in the creation of himself” (2). Reid-Pharr asks readers to “take seriously the idea that we all possess agency and indeed choice” (3). Le...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 322–356.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Shore” explores the idea that art’s interpretive destiny can’t be determined or assured. It may best be read, I am arguing, as a culmination of Bishop’s idiosyncratic uses of the literary criticism she was reading during the period—that is, as marking the key moment when her early interest...