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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 391–413.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Russell McDonald Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 m Who Speaks for Fergus? Silence, Homophobia, and the Anxiety of Yeatsian Influence in Joyce Russell McDonald O f the many loves that dare not speak their name for Joyce’s Stephen Dedalus, none remains more enigmatic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 323–352.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... Rarely have we seen an instance where one major writer is both a major influence on another but also the subject of that other’s rigorous academic study. From the infertile soil of the field of stylostatistics, this essay aims to trace the unlikely flowering of Coetzee’s doctoral work in his later...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and has significance for environmentalist ethics. This article traces the stylistic and formal influence of cosmopolitan and metropolitan experience upon Butts’s evocations of rural Dorset before looking at her work’s ethical implications in more detail. It examines some of the tensions that arise...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jeffrey Severs Drawing on archival sources, I argue that the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair (also known as Century 21) was an important source for Thomas Pynchon’s surreal depictions of the Raketen-Stadt in Gravity’s Rainbow . Accounts of the influence of Seattle on Pynchon have been limited to his work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 57–74.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Christopher Laverty This essay examines the influence of Elizabeth Bishop on Seamus Heaney’s poetics in the 1980s and 1990s as he became a global poet. She stands as a unique and overlooked exemplar in Heaney’s poetic pantheon. His reading of Bishop’s work, for all its limitations, nonetheless...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 269–292.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of modern life. This essay studies the peculiar convergence of these contradictory movements in The Waste Land . The article provides a full account of Eliot’s postwar engagement with dadaism and classicism before examining the influence of each movement on The Waste Land . Walter Benjamin’s theory...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Jessica Kent James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room participates in a cross-racial call and response with Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises , illuminating both shared cultural influences and differences of race and sexuality. David’s struggle between the social force of compulsory heterosexuality...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 23–42.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... The article demonstrates that the work of the New Americanists is a distinct product of the first postsocialist decade. Special attention is devoted to the methodological writings of Donald Pease, one of the founders of the new field, and to the formative influence of F. O. Matthiessen’s 1947 journey...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 March 2020
... story, part horror story, part detective story—is a riddle that the reader must solve, but that in doing so the reader becomes infected with the same fragmentary force that disembodies the protagonist. As such, the heuristic consequence of the novel is to instruct the reader on the influence of language...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 463–484.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Holly Earl This article argues that synesthesia exerted a profound influence on the writing of Virginia Woolf. Examining a wide range of works, it establishes that Woolf not only registered synesthesia as a cultural phenomenon by depicting many synesthetes in her fiction but also, from the outset...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2002
... originary status as China. In the final draft of these cantos, however, there remains only a single oblique reference to an Egyptian statuette; Pound had ceased to look to Egypt for models even as he had begun to con­ centrate ever more intensely on his Chinese influences. I will attempt...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 455–462.
Published: 01 December 2016
... efforts (Gabrielle Dean); the influence of Stein’s experimental writing upon that of Virginia Woolf (Rachel Blau DuPlessis); the sociosexual context for Patriarchal Poetry (Jody Cardinal); the intersections between Stein’s work and Romanticism (Rebecca Ariel Porte and, separately, Sarah Posman...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 47–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
... nonetheless accords with his description of the region or the satellite culture: “the satellite exercises a considerable influence upon the stronger culture; and so plays a larger part in the world at large than it could in isolation” (128). As evidence of this influence of Northern Irish culture...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): vi–vii.
Published: 01 June 2006
... in Eliot’s poem. The meticulous attention to pinpointing the precedents for the poem—not Laforgue, as has been thought, since his influence will come only later—is matched by the exactitude in discerning and discriminating the literary influences on the poem, including Keats, Swinburne, and others...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 436–439.
Published: 01 December 2004
... sublimity. Such a conviction, as Zhaoming Qian suggests in his new book, influenced the American poets Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, and Wallace Stevens, not only inspir­ ing their creative practices but also constituting the key to an important aspect of American literary modernism that Qian calls...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 367–390.
Published: 01 December 2006
... the influence, produced “translations” that remained too literal or transparent, that lacked any character of their own or proved unfaithful to the grammar and idioms of the translator’s language. Strand implies as much elsewhere in “Translation”; he suggests that “the translation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 235–240.
Published: 01 June 2022
... oeuvre, produced over a half-century career. By juxtaposing his work with that of canonized modernist authors, Cole explicates modernists’ influence on what has constituted “literature” since the early twentieth century. Where scholars and critics have long denigrated his and his literary inheritors...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 495–503.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Troubridge is a good example. In chapter 1 Southworth explains how each woman of the couple establishes contact with Woolf and Colette, and then she details in chapter 2 how their relationship influences their writing. Woolf and Colette responded differently to the overt treatment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 105–113.
Published: 01 March 2011
... juxtaposition with the modern and postmodern periods.” For instance, while he never directly mentions the influence of Ebenezer Cooke’s 1708 mock-epic poem “The Sot-Weed Factor” on John Barth’s 1960 novel of the same name, Giles argues that Cooke’s poem enacts the aesthetic play characteristic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 178–186.
Published: 01 March 2012
... as a nineteenth-century narrative by the wife of a British commissioner and the anti-colonial narrative of Soga, an African missionary. Wenzel’s notion of genuine intertextuality is influenced by, and also informs, debates about whether literary history in South Africa is best approached from...