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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
...” identity and how it is received by US readers and critics. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 Ilya Kaminsky immigrant fiction Russian American literature Yelena Akhtiorskaya The Black Sea port of Odessa, founded in 1794 by the Russian Empress Catherine the Great and now located...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... by immigrants from former Eastern Bloc nations, leading up to and following the disintegration of socialism and the wars in the former Yugoslavia. Rather than analyzing the new cultural texts as contributions to an emerging discrete ethnic subtype of US immigrant fiction, this special issue places the creative...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 406–413.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Delia C. Konzett Ethnic American Literature: Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing , by Franco Dean J. , Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press , 2006 . 219 pages. Trailing Clouds: Immigrant Fiction in Contemporary America , by Cowart David...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... immigrant artists have continued to work in ethnic theater to explore the multiethnic realities of the United States in ways similar to contemporary immigrant and ethnic fiction ( Saxon 2011 : 140). Much of the ethnic or multicultural theater of the 1990s critiqued and questioned representations...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Tatjana Bijelić Although massive (post)socialist migration from Eastern Europe to the West is becoming increasingly represented in post-Soviet and post-Yugoslav writing, contemporary novels on women’s experiences of immigration have received scant attention, both in their host countries...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of protagonists who had forged links with their adopted homeland and cut ties to their former homes. By stressing processes of assimilation and acculturation to specific US locales, these writers created narratives that have become the very definition of an immigrant fiction devoid of transnationalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 189–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
... S. Hassan’s chapter on “Muslim Immigrant Fiction” in Immigrant Narratives (2011), and the volume Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writing (2012) edited by Rehana Ahmed, Peter Morey, and Amina Yaqin. Like all these writers, Nash grapples with the variability of the designation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 516–538.
Published: 01 December 2011
... allegory rapidly becomes an inter- or multinational allegory. Another geopolitically charged version of the twenty-first-century national allegory has arisen in immigrant fiction. Rather than focusing primarily on the classic themes of one-directional assimilation into and/ or exclusion from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Communism: The Role of the Writer in Eastern Europe . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Wanner Adrian . 2011a . Out of Russia: Fictions of a New Translingual Diaspora . Evanston, IL : Northwestern University Press . Wanner Adrian . 2011b . “ The Russian Immigrant Narrative...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 530–544.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Ask the Dust and Fictions of  Whiteness Works cited Ask the Dust. Dir. Robert Towne. Perf. Colin Farrell and Salma Hayek. 2006. Barrett, James R., and David Roediger. “Inbetween Peoples: Race, National- ity, and the New Immigrant Working Class.” Journal of American Ethnic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 345–370.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Triage: Race and the Fictions of Multiculturalism. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2004. Liu, Eric. The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker. New York: Vintage, 1998. Louie,Vivian. Compelled to Excel: Immigration, Education, and Opportunity among Chinese Americans...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, fictionalizes emigration from these geographies, and imagines new forms of transnationalism between the United States and Croatia. The work of Novakovich and Blažević-Krietzman was enabled by the end of the Cold War, which has shifted US cultural politics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 528–535.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of literary production in the past few decades, what is notable here is the number and range of examples Song offers as part of his attempt to read as capaciously as possible. The widely divergent texts that Song chooses span multiple literary forms (including fiction, poetry, graphic novels...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... that I will call the globalization o f American lit­ erature. M y observations originate from a growing sense that canonical works o f postm odern literature no longer belong on the syllabus o f my annual course on contemporary American fiction, which used to begin w ith The Crying of Lot...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Luther King Jr. is invoked indiscriminately today. His name and image can be found everywhere and yet rarely with any context or complexity. It is this ambiguous legacy that animates Charles Johnson’s Dreamer (1998), which fictionalizes the civil rights leader’s Northern campaign in 1966. Johnson...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 273–306.
Published: 01 September 2008
... only as a Jewishness reinterpreted in Christian terms. Woolf employs such a formulation when she describes Bacons devotion to his mother, “an old lady on the mantelpiece,” a figure who signifies not only Bacon’s own Jewish identity but also Londons immigrant Jewish community in general...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 196–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
... Jerng observes that critics have struggled to make sense of the book, both in the context of Lee’s earlier work and within the emerging canon of recent American fiction.1 The conundrum centers on the novel’s protagonist: Lee appropriates the voice of a white, middle-class, middle-aged male...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 67–73.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Literature by HanaW irth-Nesher Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. 224 pages Irene Tucker HanaW irth-Nesher’s Call It English tells the story of a group of twenti­ eth-century American fiction writers who call the language in which they write their narratives English. In calling...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 86–104.
Published: 01 March 2011
... world fade away, superseded by the time and space of the fiction. Breaking into the dream draws attention to the constructedness of the story, and plays havoc with the realist illusion. However, unless certain scenes are skipped over we will be here all afternoon. (16...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 34–53.
Published: 01 March 2011
... and valuable category. Acknowledging the connections between the works makes us aware of a development in Coetzee’s fiction of the twenty-first century in which the author’s work seems insistent on constructing a literary world peculiar to the name J. M. Coetzee. The many intertextual traces...