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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 78–99.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Jack Stewart Copyright © Hofstra University 2000 A “Need of Distance and Blue”: Space, Color, and Creativity in To the Lighthouse Jack Stewart shall briefly revisit Bloomsbury aesthetics and interarts theory and then focus on space and color...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 681–689.
Published: 01 December 2013
... may be less polarizing than such debates” (xxi). This sounds modest enough, and inclusive. With the exception of Maxine Hong Kingston, however, the writers Arthur examines are white men, suggesting a peculiarly narrow sort of inclusiveness. Yet each of these men—James Agee, Jack Kerouac...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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 (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 171–192.
Published: 01 June 2000
... BEAT LETTERS relation with Cassady. Indeed, this relation is reciprocal to the point of be­ ing creatively incestuous. Setting out to “explore some of the uncharted verbal rhetorical seas that Jack (& yrself) sail in” {As Ever 147), Ginsberg plots his new venture according to coordinates...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 535–539.
Published: 01 December 2007
... eccentric. He wants Jack Gladney to be “recovered” at the end, but “resigned” would be closer to the truth. In “Narratives of Redemption” Dewey attends superbly to Libra’s multiple layers of irony and its qualified affirmations of “the exercise of speculation itself the agency of invention, in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 196–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
... versions that followed; and Jerry’s son, Jack, who is currently running that busi- ness right into the ground. The Battles themselves well know that their personal fortunes are bound up with the postwar triumphalist narrative. As Jerry explains, his father not only moved his business to the suburbs...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 388–419.
Published: 01 September 2003
... underground lair on the borders of Harlem, Ellison might seem to echo the conviction of characters such as Norton and Brother Jack that time follows a telic course to a predetermined end. However, the prologue also introduces a radically different kind of temporality when the Invisible...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 311–327.
Published: 01 September 2000
... edition of Lord of the Flies and subsequently held before our eyes for 40 years. We are asked to “Meet three boys,” Ralph, Jack, and Piggy. We do not meet Simon at all. Piggy is Forster’s hero, he is “the brains of the party,” “the wisdom of the heart,” “the human spirit,” and as for the author...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
...): 20—33 James, William. See Olson Joyce, James. See Jacobs; Pagnattaro; Stearns 117 Index I^-ertzer, Jon. “The Course of a Particular: On the Ethics of Literary Singu­ larity.” 50.3 (2004): 207-238 Kerouac,Jack. See Harris Knox,Edward C.“I See France: Priorities in Nonfiction.” 49.1...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 132–139.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Fredman compares Smith to three poets: Allen Ginsberg, Robert Duncan, and Jack Spicer. The logic of these comparisons struc- tures the chapter, as the poets “occupy positions on a visionary continuum running from the unashamedly personal art of Ginsberg to the avowedly impersonal art of Spicer” (76...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 82–102.
Published: 01 March 2003
... which Joyce himself is the primary suspect until Hem and his good friend Jack Barnett set about solving the crime. In Murder in Montpar­ nasse, Engel’s narrator frequents Michaud’s until he finally succeeds in spotting Joyce, just as his peaceful family dinner is suddenly interrupted by the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 393–400.
Published: 01 September 2009
... father” Jack Bennett (149), “the most gentle and peaceable of men who, by a strange irony, was required to introduce his freshmen not only to ‘The Battle of Maldon’ and Beowulf but also to another martial epic, Virgil’s Aeneid” (151). Survivors’ Songs has absorbed some of Jack Bennett’s tutorials...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 333–340.
Published: 01 June 2012
... reproduction of the modern” (205). The animal “embraces” that Seitler follows (including those in Jack London’s The Sea-Wolf) are essentially exposed as moments that disallow such distinctions as self and other, nature and culture. Seitler’s larger point here is that these “ruptures” reveal the idea of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 518–526.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., Jack Kirby, and Grant Morrison; and the specific works Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and Watchmen (though Frank Miller and Alan Moore, respective authors of those works, are left unnamed in the chapter). The chapter then turns to a more focused discussion of Chris Ware and Dan Clowes, two...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2003) 49 (4): 472–493.
Published: 01 December 2003
... listing her concerns and their relationship to her life and her interesting personality in ways that the two intelligent biographies of Smith by Frances Spalding and by Jack Barbera and William McBrien do not. A sophisticated way of dealing with Smith s literary heterogeneity has been to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 105–109.
Published: 01 March 2005
... chapters on the work of such poets as Frank O ’Hara, Charles Olson, Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath,Amira Baraka, and Jack Spicer (with extended attention to individual works by Kenneth Rexroth, Edward Field, John Wieners, Audre Lorde, Sonia Sanchez, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others)—and emphasiz­ ing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 624–628.
Published: 01 December 2009
... space and time” characteristic 624Twentieth-Century Literature 55.4 Winter 2009 624 Review of modernity (10). Also placing the human organism in new, modern folds of time and space were turn-of-the-century narratives (Jack London’s naturalist fiction is Thurtle’s most reliable...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 405–433.
Published: 01 December 2000
... century. Starting with Jack London’s story “The Unparal­ leled Invasion,” I will trace the permutations of this apocalyptic model of pestilence in Mein Kampf and a neo-Nazi novel, Serpent’s Walk. The essay ends with a detailed analysis of two contemporary science fiction texts, Greg Bear’s Blood...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 72–91.
Published: 01 March 2001
... to be an inconclusive peace settlement (46-47). That evening, after being stood up by Brett at the Crillon— here Jake has a drink with George the bar­ tender, a Jack Rose, a drink named for a French general, J. M. Jaquemi- not (1787-1865); also, the rose was a traditional symbol...