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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 305–335.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Julie Taylor Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 On Holding and Being Held: Hart Crane’s Queer Intimacy On Holding and Being Held: Hart Crane’s Queer Intimacy Julie Taylor And I have been able to give freedom and life which was acknowledged in the ecstasy of walking...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
... as an outsider unable to appreciate or understand black American culture. If Nella Larsen would publicly renounce any ties to Edith Wharton, her fiction nonetheless reveals a studied intimacy with Wharton’s texts. Indeed, one of Larsen’s most modernist gestures is the manner in which she consistently...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 360–368.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Matthew Eatough Bloomsbury, Modernism, and the Reinvention of Intimacy , by Wolfe Jesse , Cambridge University Press , 2011 . 272 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 Matthew Eatough Accommodating Intimacy, Compromising Sex Bloomsbury, Modernism, and the Reinvention...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 283–304.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Aleksandr Prigozhin This essay demonstrates the centrality of impersonal intimacy to Virginia Woolf’s modernist poetics. In contrast to the major forms of intimacy—marriage, friendship, and family—the “minor” intimacies to which Woolf attends generate a sense of significant relation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 40–66.
Published: 01 March 2007
... and alienation, intimacy and distance.3 While much of this work has explored important connections between Woolf’s political and ethical concerns, it too often fails to reckon with the most radical aspects of Levinas’s conception of the ethical encounter with the other.4 W oolf’s project...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 448–471.
Published: 01 December 2008
... .. . have an end,” it is always “a potentially hazardous one” (Flow 216).The intimacy of these moments is not simply one of lyric self-disclosure, however; it is rather that the lyric speaker discloses his proximity to an other self, to an intimate presence who is not necessarily a lover, who may...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 492–512.
Published: 01 December 2000
... sexual intimacy between a man and a woman. She seeks 493 TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE to reinvent heterosexuality or, rather, to invent it, since she is best known for her earlier argument that what exists at present is not heterosexuality but hom(m)o...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 June 2009
..., Just Above My Head (1979), specifically narrates the failure of the “old intimacies”: “the intimacy of church, of the racial community, sexual intimacy, familial intimacy, the presumed intimacy shared between the politically committed intellectual and the people whom he serves” 273 John C...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 213–237.
Published: 01 June 2012
... an intense rhetorical urgency to privatize domestic intimacy—to bracket the core intimacies of bourgeois home-life from the progressive social institutions they aspired to cultivate for the nation’s well-being.12 As much as everyone pathologized maid/mistress intimacy—and perhaps even more...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
... for their intimacy. Two entities in the process of passing have yet to move beyond one another. They remain proximate for the act’s duration—close enough to graze or impede the other’s progress. Passing is not inherently progressive or regressive as a social relation rooted in spatial immediacy. It is, rather...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 392–401.
Published: 01 September 2020
... as allowing greater receptivity to the other” and, in doing so, to create “new modes for connectivity and new forms of intimacy through the ear” (26). Throughout Modernist Soundscapes , Frattarola places a strong emphasis on the association of listening with “intimacy,” which, while never defined, seems...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 180–198.
Published: 01 June 2011
... dynamic understanding of subjectivity in which rigidifying interpellations intermingle with queer invitations. I call these queer because they work to undermine the social norms against which certain kinds of erotic and non-erotic intimacy—same-sex, cross-class, and inter-generational, to name...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of these words in the presence of his “tab” or special charge, Mr Endon, is a climactic moment in his brief period of employment at the MMM. The scene is one of great physical intimacy; kneeling by the bed, Murphy has taken Mr Endon’s head in his hands and draws so near that only a “narrow gulf of air” separates...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of the Great Depression), and companionate mentorship from the patron herself. This last perk leads to the women enjoying such intimacy that they take holidays together and even share a bed. During this growing closeness, the patron pushes her musical tastes on Oceola and takes an increasingly domineering...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 83–104.
Published: 01 March 2023
... Alms House to Mrs. Thoroughly’s garden but also traces her planting of diverse vegetation to Creoles’ and slaves’ gardening methods. In other words, the circulation of the cereus and the inheritance of Mala’s horticulture register what Lisa Lowe (2015) calls “the intimacies of four continents...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2020
... soldier at the very start of his combat experience. In the midst of such experience, it became the lyric that modulated the cynical: Douglas brought an earnestness to the question of gnostic mystery at the heart of the twin intimacies that define both love and death. The masterpieces of his final work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 March 2020
... intimacy shared, indeed lived, by Malina and the feminine voice. The fact that the loss of the voice is so closely tied to death is consistent with the overall theme of decline and decay that dominates the novel as a whole. But it is worth mentioning that the death in question is explicitly not a suicide...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2021
..., the chapbook of poetry, its hand-drawn cover, and the intimacy of exchange it facilitated between two artists across the Atlantic ( fig. 1 ). Constellating a scene around this forgotten object of British modernism, I argue more broadly for the indispensable value of such unique objects as chapbooks...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 247–254.
Published: 01 June 2008
... to present in direct statement the paradox of human union with nature” (155). Indeed Wright may have been attracted to Eastern religions and philosophies as a means of affirming intimacy with the natural world. As Hakutani points out, Wright would have already been aware of the appeal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 March 2006
... referred to in the third person: “They knew what was important.They didThe second-person voice of the opening paragraph attempts to establish what Ted Cohen has referred to as the “intimacy” that a great deal of humor depends on, and which it often attempts to foster. Why, asks Cohen, do we want...