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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Gary Edward Holcomb Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post-Civil Rights American Literature , by Norman Brian , University of Georgia Press , 2010 . 214 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Gary Edward Holcomb Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post-Civil...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 191–216.
Published: 01 September 2019
... slavery, Jim Crow, and the Nazi Holocaust. The article demonstrates how the novel’s unconventional and controversial emplotment allows Williams to create a distinctive historical critique not only of slavery and the Holocaust but, more broadly, of otherization, racialized violence, and modernity itself...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 151–178.
Published: 01 June 2022
... and southern US culture the novel uncritically offers as the true nature of Jim Crow society. By emphasizing Lee’s self-conscious deployment of literary history in her construction of an Anglo-Saxon racial essence, the article distinguishes between the novel’s reactionary critiques of colorblind liberalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 June 2000
... intricate representation of the processes and effects of memory, both personal and collective.3 As Jim Burden narrates his nostalgic return, Cather is able to portray not only the content of Jim’s memories but also 193 TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE their structuring...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., and in both cases this attraction ends disastrously. In the original 1948 edition of The City and the Pillar, Jim Willard murders Bob Ford, the man he has loved since high school, when Bob rejects his sexual advances; in the revised edition of 1965, Jim rapes Bob instead of murdering him.1 And David...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
... nineteenth-century concept of race. It explores what happens when one is called upon to perform “charity” for a “race” whose members, especially in the Jim Crow South, are so culturally, politically, and economically marginalized. Annie shelters Jim because of the white racism that constructs both the race...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 305–332.
Published: 01 September 2020
... on the Rock (1931). But above all Cather’s naivete emerges in her observers , characters who, as narrators or narrative filters, offer points of view receptive to (so-called) primitive nature. 9 Consider the observations of young Jim Burden, who, in the early pages of My Ántonia , steps out onto...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 September 2014
... American literature came into being and came to an end concurrently with the rise and fall of Jim Crow—Warren’s book has functioned as a call for scholars to articu- late what, for them, the term “African American literature” defines, who defines it, why we feel that definition is important...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2004
... is impressive in his use of textual and historical evidence and ultimately convincing in his claim that Conrad recognizes the inadequa­ cies of British imperialist ideology as a means of reoccupation. In the section on Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, Adams focuses more directly on art’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (2): 107–140.
Published: 01 June 2004
... and the narrator’s commentary on the characters leave no doubt as to how the reader is meant to judge them. Lyndsay’s husband, Jim Videlle, is not only unworthy of the sacri­ fice of Lyndsay’s commitment to him, his cowardice and weakness prove him undeserving of life itself.The perfect compatibility between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 371–378.
Published: 01 September 2018
... World War II, Rasberry argues, the black soldier occupied a more ambivalent position: rather than embodying two fronts of resistance against totalitarianism in Europe and Jim Crow in the United States, black soldiers’ participation in the occupation of Germany and Japan made them ambivalent emblems...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 199–224.
Published: 01 June 2022
... and later work (quoted in Szalay 2000 : 149). Poems like “Cootchie,” I suggest, are informed by the antiracist ethos of the Federal Writers’ Project’s collection of creative writing, American Stuff (1937), which included Richard Wright’s classic “The Ethics of Living Jim Crow.” Like the New Deal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... as much as it reveals and illuminates,” and thus “relocating the black political radicalism that has been chronologically situated during the late 1960s in an earlier political landscape dominated by the southern movement’s struggles against Jim Crow reperiodizes civil rights and Black Power...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 June 2012
... it was good to hear from you!” Hemingway wrote to Jim Gamble, who had been his commanding officer in 1918 when Hemingway was wounded in Italy. “I’m so darn glad to hear from you that I don’t know what to write” (181), he continued—and then went on to write another 2000 words. “I sure like to get...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 575–581.
Published: 01 December 2010
.... Part II concludes with the mid-century’s eccentrics, Jim Thompson and Patricia Highsmith, and their “perversion of sentimentality.” Part III takes crime fiction from the 1960’s domestication of the private detective in the long-running series of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser, Ross MacDonald’s Lew...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 238–266.
Published: 01 June 2012
... is achieved structurally. The text is framed by two stories about women. This fact itself 249 Megan Obourn indicates the importance of female characters to the text and suggests an implied female as well as male audience.16 The first story, “The Ethics of Living Jim Crow,” appears...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2003
... sleepy Berry. Richard Wright came to Paris not because it resembled America but because it did not (though, escaping Jim Crow, he would reluctantly recognize his native land in French racism during the Algerian War). Faulkner’s France was a spiritual terre d’accueil, its gift much...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2009
... of the Negro plum on the singing tree of the rural South. At the heart of this pastoral image is a subtext of violence, the disclosure of 147 Paul Stasi the conditions—the continuities between slavery and Jim Crow—that have produced and preserved the folk culture the artist here is personally...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 20–33.
Published: 01 March 2011
.... Although it lacks the violent upsurges and ca- lamities of Waiting for the Barbarians, Michael K, or Disgrace, Youth has some claim to being Coetzee’s grimmest novel; and it can certainly hold its own against that threesome as a study in degradation and spiritual defeat. Jim Davidson, writing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 439–461.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the twentieth century, Jim Crow laws demonstrated that African-American freedom was an attenuated version of true liberty, a condition that only became more discomfiting as the decades passed and emancipation did not give way to total equality, especially in the Ameri- can South. While the Civil...