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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 379–386.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Max Saunders Lasting Impressions: The Legacies of Impressionism in Contemporary Culture , by Matz Jesse . New York : Columbia University Press , 2017 . 352 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 There can be few movements in art to have suffered such dramatic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 492–515.
Published: 01 December 2011
... recuperation that is really directed at Impressionism itself. As Paul Armstrong has reminded us, “James’s theory of the impression does more than merely account for how the strengths of phenomenal knowing overcome certain limits to perception. Rather, James positively revels at those limits...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): ix–x.
Published: 01 June 2012
... meditation on the human. I was especially impressed by the author’s use of Derrida. The contention that Woolf deconstructs the hu- man/animal opposition by noticing the human traits of animals and the animal-like character of humans is convincing. I’m used to thinking of the novel as having...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 463–484.
Published: 01 December 2020
... piece, “Impressions at Bayreuth” (1909), she outlines this representational problem and hints that a mixed-sensory, or synesthetic, aesthetic might offer a resolution: We are miserably aware of how little words can do to render music. When the moment of suspense is over, and the bow actually moves...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 105–109.
Published: 01 March 2005
... Davidson Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. 281 pages Edward Brunner Michael Davidson’s new study impressively complicates the conventional narrative that literary historians have continued to use to define the liter­ ary writings of the postwar years. Especially when describing the role...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 273–281.
Published: 01 June 2020
... an impression of something else. A poem’s irreducibility means that its meanings and effects are always more than one can articulate, or than exists on the page. Jones believes that all art points outside itself, that it is a sign of something else. The interplay of these two qualities in sacramental poetry...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 173–208.
Published: 01 June 2015
... was driven by “a commitment to immediacy ” and therefore ultimately endorsed “a strict Impressionism, in which the instantaneous impression becomes the foundation of his aesthetic position” ([1984] 1986, 118, 116). Moreover, Levenson contends that by “rendering [impressions] without comment,” Ford does...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 104–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of Eliot’s works was beyond her own (and indeed any single editor’s) abilities, she chose scholars who would carry out the rest of the work. In 1996 Christopher Ricks published Inventions of the March Hare , an impressively edited and annotated version of Eliot’s notebook from the period of 1909 to 1917...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 341–370.
Published: 01 September 2010
... 38–41). This gentleman-workman exemplifies sincerity, a virtue illustrated by a wax seal: stark sincere unflattery, sine cera, is both farthest from self-defensiveness and nearest; as when a seal without haste, slowly is impressed and forms...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., that in fact all literature is “in the last analysis” (5) political. Stuart A. Scheingold situates himself between these two poles in his impressive and highly readable interdisciplinary study The Political Novel: Re-Imagining the Twentieth Cen- tury. Arguing that the political novel is inextricably...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 559–566.
Published: 01 December 2010
...” and “impressionism” in fiction, holding that Hemingway is an impression- ist, like Cezanne among painters, in that his fiction depicts consciousness by focusing not primarily on subjective response but on external data. Lamb illustrates his position with extensive analyses of Chapter XI of  In Our Time...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 436–439.
Published: 01 December 2004
... the “modernist response to Chinese art.” Qian’s book is both impressively erudite and highly readable, sustained by lucid writing, insightful perceptions, and cogent arguments. By exploring a hitherto overlooked subject, his inquiry makes significant contributions to several fields, including...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 369–386.
Published: 01 September 2000
... writes of something like what I have described, calling it “mémoire externe” or “mémoire intellectuelle” (14). This is a kind of memory that, over time, reworks raw impressions. It subdues their emotional force by assigning rational meaning to them, how­ ever irrational or incomprehensible...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 405–413.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in its analysis than Cuda’s book. Confining herself to a detailed study of Virginia Woolf and T. S. Eliot—and showing impressive mastery and range as she maneuvers among the massive bodies of work 408 Review produced by each writer—McIntire offers thoughtful and original close readings...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 352–357.
Published: 01 September 2021
... . WashULaw . 2012 . “ Legal English: ‘Legal Fiction.’ ” Dec. 14 . onlinelaw.wustl.edu/blog/legal-english-legal-fiction/ ( accessed April 11, 2021 ). Still, Modernism and the Meaning of Corporate Personhood is an erudite and impressive book. The final chapter on race and corporate personhood...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 318–340.
Published: 01 September 2010
... or anomalous, but not globally expansive or fluidly subjective, is deeply evident in her comments on the Ascendency, whom she describes as “queered—by their . . . divorce from the countryside in whose heart their struggle was carried on” (Collected Impressions 197) and as “notably unhis- toric” due...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Customs in 1930, William But- ler Yeats wrote that “something absent from all literature for a generation was back again” (qtd. in Greene vii). Since then, Sitwell’s impressive 1929 poem has been missing from scholarly conversations about modernism for several generations. Now that Sitwell studies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 345–351.
Published: 01 September 2021
...: this is a terrific book. Not just “the most scholarly study of the midcentury to date,” as Allan Hepburn writes in his backcover blurb, it offers some truly impressive readings and some fascinating archival findings that add up to an invaluable, generative intervention into the “critically rich but unmined set...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 482–488.
Published: 01 December 2006
... critical perspective. While her use of theorists is impressive and nuanced, the book is its most fully achieved 487 Timothy Parrish when she engages directly the premises of R oth’s fiction through her own sophisticated, highly attuned close readings. So forceful are her readings of R oth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 409–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
... are to take Sean McCann’s impressive book A Pin- nacle of Feeling as a guide, Barack Obama would seem the acme of what Americans want and expect from the presidency: the perfect blend of coercion, sympathy, and a rhetorical prowess that—though often remarked on in implicitly racist terms...