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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 556–581.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Peter E. Collins Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Peter E. Collins Nature, the Individual, and the Market in Norris and Dreiser Peter E. Collins The essays in Herbert Spencer’s 1884 treatise on politics and econom- ics, The Man Versus the State, combine two justifications...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2024) 70 (1): 25–54.
Published: 01 March 2024
... of World War II and engaging the work of Richard Wright and Albert Camus, Baldwin identifies in fascism. The seductions of fascism are obviated by the “acts of creation” by which “the individual” emerges. mikko.tuhkanen@tamu.edu Copyright © 2024 Hofstra University 2024 binding Black studies...
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Published: 01 March 2024
Figure 2: A diagrammatic demonstration of the analogy between spiny skin on an elderly individual animal and in an “elderly” species ( Beecher 1898 : 355). Reproduced courtesy of the Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham. More
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 485–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Hugh Foley This essay argues that Robert Lowell’s poetry demonstrates a critical engagement with the liberal individual that he is not often given credit for. By examining Lowell’s handling of the pathetic fallacy, whereby the external landscape is made to match the mood of the observer, the essay...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jason Vredenburg In both the critical literature and the popular imagination, Jack Kerouac’s seminal road narrative On the Road is often viewed as a celebration of American individualism and frontier myth. Placing the novel within the context of the changing approach to automotive infrastructure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Michael O’Bryan Thomas Pynchon’s Vineland (1990) met with a lukewarm critical reception. Critics fond of the novelist’s postmodern theatrics rejected its political didacticism, whereas politically didactic critical opponents of postmodernism rejected its lingering individualism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 49–74.
Published: 01 March 2017
... such surfaces might offer, her own evocations of glass nuance modernism’s relation to its antecedents and illuminate her investments in the problem and necessity of reckoning with others as we seek our individual pasts. Situated between two world wars and two glass cultures, Woolf offers a complex and tempered...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2015
... it first appeared, reading it alongside Jolas’s individual contributions to the magazine’s language of magic, and considering the ways it anticipated the verticalist theory that Jolas would go on to cultivate in the magazine, this essay recovers Porter’s contribution to the magazine’s aesthetic vision...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 239–266.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of deliberate futurity whatsoever. Slesinger’s intervention suggests a deep affinity between leftist collectivism and modernist individualism, despite their superficial antinomy: according to her, both dangerously extend a suspicion of sentiment into the negation of personhood. Works cited Abbott...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Nir Evron This article examines a tension in Edith Wharton’s social ideal between the conflicting virtues of reverence and curiosity. Wharton, it shows, was quite conscious of the potential clash between the centripetal claims of tradition and the centrifugal tendencies of inquisitive individualism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 295–322.
Published: 01 September 2022
... lyric reading, Plath and Walcott make manifest a tension present in all lyric poetry—between the embodied individual, on the one hand, and the lyric speaker, on the other. Harry Dernier parodies prominent instances of poetic address, dramatizing the inadequacy of the Western literary tradition...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2021
... the boundary between inside and outside, and thus the way an art object indexes and interacts with the material world. Proposing that the recovery of an object as seemingly inconsequential as an individual chapbook in fact raises questions about how we construct the literary- and art-historical field...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2024) 70 (2): 173–198.
Published: 01 June 2024
... opposed aesthetic effects: across three decades, character difference becomes sameness, individuality turns to collectivity, and as midcentury readers lamented, the distinctiveness of the Faulknerian voice disappears. The first half of this study identifies a shift in Faulkner’s stream-of-consciousness...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2024) 70 (1): 55–84.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Figure 2: A diagrammatic demonstration of the analogy between spiny skin on an elderly individual animal and in an “elderly” species ( Beecher 1898 : 355). Reproduced courtesy of the Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham. ...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2017
... and the personal force of individual desire plays out on a broader structural level as Baldwin’s gay plot is drawn toward the magnetically forceful heterosexual love triangle in Hemingway’s tale. Hemingway and Baldwin address gender normativity and sexual inadequacy from a particular American perspective that must...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2024) 70 (2): 127–148.
Published: 01 June 2024
... voice, she envisions a different kind of Black community, the organizing principle of which is less individual speaking and more mutual, careful, and sympathetic listening to each other. Widening its focus, finally the essay considers how, with its free indirect discourse, the novel gestures toward...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 629–633.
Published: 01 December 2009
... considers the extensive work that evo- lutionary biologists and psychologists have done on cooperation, in par- ticular on behavior where the direct benefits of one individual’s behavior accrue to some other individual or individuals. For example, imagine that Jack is a bird who sometimes stands guard...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 277–285.
Published: 01 June 2010
... with authenticity. On the contrary, culturalist models of subjectivity (poststructuralist, identic) are no less concerned with authenticity than the individual-oriented models (existentialist, psychoanalytic) they overturn. Cheever’s argument comes with an additional twist. Real Phonies suggests...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 March 2011
... within an individual nor within a system, at the center of Clune’s study. In the development of “economic fiction” that Clune traces, subjects are neither commodi- fied (treated as exchangeable with money) nor displaced. Instead they are fascinated, absorbed by market functions. Like JR...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 388–395.
Published: 01 September 2008
... state is an ab­ stract entity defined by its total contrast to each individual within it; the state exists only in dialectical tension with personal individuality. Most Native North American states were difficult to distinguish from the totality of the individuals composing the society...