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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Jewish” 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... diasporic practices 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 43–70.
Published: 01 March 2019
... opens the way to transnational explorations between a Second World site, Bulgaria, and the United States in US literature. The migration and displacement of a Bulgarian student on a fellowship offers a counterpoint to more critical fictional approaches to immigration from socialist Europe offered by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 251–258.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Karen Leick Anti-Nazi Modernism: The Challenges of Resistance in 1930s Fiction , by Spiro Mia , Northwestern University Press , 2013 . 308 pages. Migrant Modernism: Postwar London and the West Indian Novel , by Brown J. Dillon , University of Virginia Press , 2013 . 246...
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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 March 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 and in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... assimiliation by way 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 530–544.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Matthew Elliott Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Matthew Elliott John Fante’s Ask the Dust and Fictions of  Whiteness Matthew Elliott “I could never become one of them,” Arturo Bandini declares at the end of Robert Towne’s 2006 film version of John Fante’s 1939 novel Ask...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
... 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 and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Kerry Hasler-Brooks Although Katherine Anne Porter began her writing career in the magazines, these periodicals have been largely erased from critical discussions of her work. This essay begins to recover the neglected publication history of Porter’s magazine fiction by reading her short story...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 of a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 232–263.
Published: 01 June 2015
... African fiction caravan trade ivory slaves Swahili coastal life Joseph Conrad postcolonial The thirty years between V. S. Naipaul’s first publication in 1957 and Zanzibar-born Abdulrazak Gurnah’s in 1987 spans at least three major epochs within the field of postcolonial studies: the era of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 (1 March 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 of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 June 2010
.... Returning to the decade’s fictional output, Hutner finds an astonishing diversity of now-neglected novels about race mixing, lynching, black migration, suburban materialism, careerism, the testing of female identity, the assimilation of immigrants, and the middle-class instability produced...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 516–538.
Published: 01 December 2011
... national 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 364–371.
Published: 01 December 2011
... post- modernism. If postmodernism ended some time around 1990,  American fiction in the following decades—often termed post-postmodern—is said to be marked by a renewed engagement with the social world. Robert McLaughlin clearly articulates this position, claiming that American fic- tion went...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., along with some essays from Imaginary Homelands, I situate Rushdie, literarily and politically, in the immigrant communities to whose experiences he gives fictional flesh. This situation, of necessity, involves an unfair absence of attention to his cultural and literary con­ nections to the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... immigrants living in Brazilian agricultural communes. After becom ­ ing frustrated w ith conventional historical and ethnographic forms, she turned to fiction as a more appropriate means o f capturing the “truth” of her subjects. Since her return to the US,Yamashita has written fiction, po­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 355–364.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Nabokov and Salman Rushdie as exemplars of transnational literature. While she does not directly cite Stanley Fish’s notion of an interpretive reader,2 she posits a reconfigured version of this notion in order to examine the transnational experience as a primarily fictional and imaginative...