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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 178-186.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., the ancestors would sweep the British colonialists into the sea and fill the granaries and kraals. Xhosa civilization would then flourish. Mhlakaza relayed this message to the chief, who ordered his followers to obey the prophecy. The cattle killing frenzy that resulted caused a famine; the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 519-527.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Phnom Penh) and the Choeung Ek Center for Genocide Crimes (formerly the Choeung Ek killing field, 14.5 kilometers south of Phnom Penh). In these instances again, a turn to metrics can feel overwhelming. At Choeung Ek, the remains of 8,985 victims were found. Out of twelve thousand to fourteen thousand...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 99-106.
Published: 01 March 2010
... University Press, 2008. 324 pages Matthew Levay In his infamous essay “On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts,” first published inBlackwood’s Magazine in 1827, Thomas De Quincey ar- gues that the act of killing, far from being a clear-cut ethical issue, might instead be understood in two...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 629-633.
Published: 01 December 2009
... probably be killed in the course of serving the group. Once dead, Jack and the others no longer have a chance to pass their guard-the-flock trait to the next generation. What happens if flock-guarding behavior disappears because all the guards have been killed without leaving flock-guarding...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 513-518.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Wyatt’s reading, the men of Ruby, who would exert complete patriarchal control over their own wives and daughters, displace their own anxieties about the aberrant behaviors of their own women onto the convent women. They kill the women of the convent “to punish jouissance in the Other to avoid confronting...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 277-285.
Published: 01 June 2010
... serial killer; and Don DeLillo’s The Names, which imagines serial killing as a sort of defense of the self. Like her previous chapters, this one showcases a move from the individualistic toward the identic. By the end of the period in question, she argues, the initial existential models of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 1-20.
Published: 01 March 2017
... characterizes the association of the demonic with the pagan (non-Christian) as a teleology: totemism, the mystical worship of and identification with a strong animal, gives way to cannibalism, as the strong sons kill and devour the father, in turn acceding to the worship of human gods, as polytheism, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 238-266.
Published: 01 June 2012
... subject” (187). And Wall sees this linguistic act as “an essen- tial step toward self-reclamation” (92). Critics have also noted that this claiming of a powerful black female voice is so effective that it, in fact, kills Jody.11 What I want to suggest is that while Hurston is forwarding a call-and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 359-364.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in Ulysses (1986, 81), remembering killing day in the livestock trade he used to ply. For Sherman, Bloom’s words index the “brute, beastly fact of death in its submission to the logic of quantification” and “an idea of a corpse’s value that does not require the ritual passing of time to manifest...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 575-581.
Published: 01 December 2010
... of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser, Ross MacDonald’s Lew Archer, and John D. MacDonald’s Travis McGee to the post-Silence of the Lambs era with its intense focus on serial killing, a highly evolved sub-genre in itself. It stops along the way to explore the female PI (in a mishmash chapter) and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 164-173.
Published: 01 March 2013
... perspective, constructing personae that victimize women—battering, torturing, and even killing them. Interviews with Ai invariably address the controversial nature of her monologues. “I write about scoundrels, my specialty is generally scoundrels” she has admitted to one interviewer. “If somebody’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 666-673.
Published: 01 December 2013
... killed: “I learned only recently that all the Jews of their town, Slonim, perished” (4). Her grandfather exhorted her to study and learn languages, as both a way both to broaden her horizons and also a potential passport to flee persecution. Borinsky states that his advice was prophetic when, as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (3): 355-373.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Billie Delia with a pressing iron, and had 365 R ob Davidson missed killing her own daughter by inchesPat realized that ever since Billie Delia was an infant, she thought of her as a lia­ bility somehow .The question for her now in the silence of this here night was...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 100-114.
Published: 01 March 2000
... fictive event) and the factual details of that event (the historical chronicle). That forces of the First Cavalry Division, for example, combined with CIDG soldiers to kill 75S NVA regulars near Fire Base Jamie on De­ cember 6, 1969, is the historical chronicle. What happened in the hearts and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 40-66.
Published: 01 March 2007
..., realist representation and modernist form. Killing the other: Levinas, war, and ethics Before turning to Jacob’s Room, composed in the years just after World War I and published in 1922,1 want to examine Woolf’s writing in her diary during the war in order to consider her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 72-91.
Published: 01 March 2001
... seen “along moun­ tain roads,” are mentioned in “A Natural History of the Dead” (Com­ plete Short Stories 335—36). (Of course horses were killed in great numbers during the war.) But as Bill— himself a naturalist, nature writer, and ani­ mal lover—says of the dead and stuffed animals...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 187-212.
Published: 01 June 2012
... “bodiless” light of the Abbey (130), Kilman is all body, and this unyielding physicality might be the aspect of her that most “kills man” in its transcendental conception, her “overmastering desire” to “unmask” the likes of Clarissa (122). Excluded from the guest list for the Dalloways’ party...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 513-537.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Spain in June of that year.12 From September 1938 to March 1939 they lived in Morocco, where Orwell 518 Orwellian Comedy tried to recover not only from the lung ailment that would eventually kill him, but from the emotional trauma of the war. The problem of conveying the Stalinist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 223-246.
Published: 01 June 2018
... few days before he was shot at Neuville St. Vaast: ‘Is anything of importance or even of interest going on in the world—I mean the “artistic London?’” Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, the French artist and Pound’s Vorticist colleague killed in action in June 1915 at the age of twenty-three here alluded to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 328-340.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., 1967; the live Great Society version was released belatedly in 1968. 3. Suggestively, the urban legend that “Paul is dead” fixed on 1966 as the date of Paul McCartney’s alleged fatal car accident—the same year as the motorcycle accident that did not kill Dylan; the same year as the one that did...