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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
... socialism or witnessed their home countries’ traumatic transitions to capitalism, and those experiences influenced their critical approaches to the United States after their immigration. The writers have produced a wide variety of cultural representations, including fiction, poetry, and theater. The fiction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
...)socialist knowledge. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 Central and Eastern Europe immigrant theater postsocialism transnational theater women in the theater Through theatricality, the other is positioned and understood. —Jon D. Rossini, Theater in the Americas Saviana...
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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 2009) 55 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2009
...-identities: “In their manifold forms of cultural production Jewish writers, artists and intellectuals helped transform the ways in which Americans imagined Otherness” (6). Freedman invokes the obvious example of the immigrant narrative, which he claims is “unimaginable without Jews” (7). In fact...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., along with their range of mis- or non­ readings, are clearly part of a debate that is not intended to be theirs. Yet The Satanic Verses, as Spivak and a number of other commenta­ tors, including Rushdie, have pointed out, is a novel about migrancy in general and about South Asian immigrants to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 60–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., theaters, and a dedicated business district. Her first trip there produces “a thirst for information,” which she satis- fies by reading voraciously from the books in the North Dormer library, where she works. It becomes clear that reading is insufficient remedy for Charity’s malaise, however, not...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 196–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
... form to match the new realities reshaping the US. Gray cites several sta- tistics that indicate immigrants, especially those from outside of Europe, are radically transforming the nation (22-23); what he does not mention is that the majority of these immigrants now live in the suburbs, along...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 355–364.
Published: 01 June 2012
... heroic figures in the theater of nation- building: “National heroes, no matter how inclusive they wish to be, can- not include everyone” (110), a problem that also underlies the “immense real-world repercussions of nationalist imaginings of community” (114). What Trousdale makes clear at the end of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 499–506.
Published: 01 December 2017
... literature of this son of immigrants” (31). Kerouac’s conflicted feelings about achieving this result are evidenced by a letter he wrote to the Franco-American journalist Yvonne Le Maître upon the novel’s publication (following her review of his book). Here, Kerouac promises his recipient: “Someday, Madame...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 196–220.
Published: 01 June 2010
... . . . the face of the Jew became the face of the hysteric. (116) The hysteric and the Jew, then, merge in the phantasmal theater of Freud- ian theory, for in Freud the “image of the Jew, itself feminized, becomes the projected image of the woman” (46), and the Jew is displaced onto the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of both the Harlem Writers Guild and the black theater scene in the early 1950s, to a novelist and journalist based in Puerto Rico in the mid-1950s, to an increasingly radical intellectual who by 1960 had traveled to revolutionary Cuba and run guns for Robert F. Williams, the NAACP leader...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 285–310.
Published: 01 September 2000
... country where the image of Woman-as-Ireland has long been tied to na­ tional political discourse, Molly Sweeney continues Friel’s tradition of politi­ cal theater. But even more to the point, though the play’s thematic empha­ sis on the relationship of seeing to understanding may not make it obvious...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2002) 48 (4): 393–426.
Published: 01 December 2002
.... Cather opened his real estate office in the midst of “the great Western land boom,” a period of “intense speculation in the apprecia­ tion of land values” (Randall 7). These were also the peak years of Euro­ pean immigration to Nebraska.The immigrants who continued to move into the Red Cloud area...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 296–332.
Published: 01 June 2012
... rights” (83). Like Santayana, James’s main objection to the democratic hordes lies in the capacity of the group to eliminate personal detachment and perspective. Plunged into a teeming crowd of immigrants, James was unable to find a standpoint from which to perceive, compare, or compose a defined...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): 164–192.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Hegglund plete “famine roads” were built as public works projects; and larger met­ ropolitan areas such as Dublin and Cork swelled with new public build­ ings, including workhouses for the waves of destitute immigrants from the countryside. Yet, the geography of the Ordnance Survey served as the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 419–447.
Published: 01 December 2008
... in the first place . . . where the money comes from . . . prison records, you know” (879). French fails to grasp the editor’s unsubtle suggestion that she depict the “agitators” as immigrants, communists, and criminals, and reports the things she’d seen, the jailings, the bloody heads...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 175–208.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., but it seems that they are more easily adopted into alterna- tive camps as well. Rushdie, Mo, and Phillips are easily seen as politically important writers of race and immigration, Winterson and Carter address feminist and queer concerns, and Smith, Kureishi, and Churchill have the critical...