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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 Rights...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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, their...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2004
... coin featured in the story, he 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 September 2014
... 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, and what might be...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the Cotton Club—where, in fact, black patrons were subject to Jim Crow segregation—as unapologetic voyeurs of Harlem culture, ignorant of how “blackness” is being performed, staged, and invented. Missing, too, from Wharton’s text is an interrogation of the hyperbolic representation of the black...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): 107–140.
Published: 01 June 2004
... 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 Lyndsay and Laurence, on the other hand, becomes not...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 June 2012
...!” 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 letters” (237), Hemingway admitted...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 371–378.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., 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 of American military...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 575–581.
Published: 01 December 2010
... an endless parade of femme fatales. 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 104–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
... disclosure: I am its current director.) Finally, The Poems of T. S. Eliot , edited and annotated by Jim McCue and Christopher Ricks, was published on November 5, 2015, by Faber and Faber. In short, after many years of feeling frozen out, scholars with an interest in Eliot are seeing the results of a thaw...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2003
... narrow provincial life in her 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... “obscures and effaces 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 238–266.
Published: 01 June 2012
... 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 as an autobiographical sketch, situated at the beginning of the book to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 439–461.
Published: 01 September 2012
....2 Throughout the first half 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 233–247.
Published: 01 September 2007
... helping me to refine other ideas contained herein, to the MLA and the Narrative Society for providing fora for early versions of the essays that follow, to Jeffrey Nealon for thoughtful com­ mentary on these pieces, to Lee Zimmerman and Jim Berger for giving them a home, and to Jim Martin for...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 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 in the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 474–481.
Published: 01 December 2006
... this, his final novel, Chesnutt reflects on the failure of his “own overly ambitious efforts to single-handedly reverse the relentless slide into Jim Crow by means of his fiction writing” (144). Although Petrie’s readings of Chesnutt are well argued and persuasive on their own...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2009
...—the continuities between slavery and Jim Crow—that have produced and preserved the folk culture the artist here is personally invested in recovering. And the idea of personal investment is precisely to the point, as Cane depicts not only the subjects and songs of the rural South—what those...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 110–117.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of English-language American poetry comes with two chapters on the Puritans, Robert Daly’s “The World, the Flesh, and God in Puritan Poetry” and Jeffrey A. Hammond’s “Confronting Death: The New England Puritan Elegy,” followed by Jim Egan’s “The Emergence of a Southern Tradition” and Kevin J. Hayes’s...