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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 449–471.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Jennifer Poulos Nesbitt Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 Footsteps of Red Ink: Body and Landscape in Lolly Willowes Jennifer Poulos Nesbitt “ TJ-^aura had spent the afternoon in a field, a field of unusual form, for it was triangular” (Warner, Lolly Willowes 141...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 241–247.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Jane Hedley Shifting Ground: Reinventing Landscape in Modern American Poetry , by Costello Bonnie , Cambridge : Harvard University Press , 2003 . 225 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 Re-engaging the Poetics of Landscape Shifting Ground: Reinventing Landscape...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Jeannie Im The role of landscape in Elizabeth Bowen’s Irish novels has been overshadowed by the critical emphasis on her representations of the Anglo-Irish big house. In contrast to this critical trend, this article argues that Bowen’s Irish landscapes stage questions of national identity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 485–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Hugh Foley This essay argues that Robert Lowell’s poetry demonstrates a critical engagement with the liberal individual that he is not often given credit for. By examining Lowell’s handling of the pathetic fallacy, whereby the external landscape is made to match the mood of the observer, the essay...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 373–391.
Published: 01 September 2015
... attempts to articulate a posthuman relationship with rural place. Her marginalization of the human supports a posthuman ethics by expressing coexistence and interrelation between human and nonhuman entities. Consequently, Butts explores a mode of engagement with landscape that moves beyond anthropocentrism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Specifically, the most characteristic poetic landscape in Eliot’s early poems (the urban cityscape) develops within a tradition dominated by Walt Whitman, the most significant American urban poet prior to Eliot. Rejecting the notion that Eliot was a disconnected and detached cultural observer so immersed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... It argues that Woolf’s equation of synchronic time, water, and the landscape of the Scottish Hebrides expresses an important turning point in England’s imperial-oceanic sensibility, including the ways in which “Britishness” was conceived relative to a devolving archipelago. Ultimately, Woolf’s novel relies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 307–342.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... Accordingly, Under the Feet of Jesus depicts a California agricultural landscape haunted at every turn by disavowed “dead labor,” both in Marx’s figurative sense and in a tragically literal sense. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 Through a system of commodification and of labor extraction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 49–74.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Irene Yoon This essay demonstrates how Virginia Woolf negotiates problems of temporal, spatial, and intersubjective distance through the modern—and increasingly transparent—landscape of interwar London. Through readings of “A Sketch of the Past” and Mrs. Dalloway , I argue that the perceptual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 163–184.
Published: 01 June 2020
... but, rather, a painful process of self-negation. Traversing a world profoundly shaped by colonialism, the writer and his characters are at a loss to make sense of their historical lineage and their place in a rapidly changing landscape. Through a reading of The Loss of El Dorado (1969) and A Bend in the River...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of how “feeling flat” involves, for Smith, a diverse and complex set of emotions, the essay moves into outlining how flat landscapes offer Smith a mode of lingering habitation that derives its interest precisely from the absence of anything evidently interesting. In the process, it offers a critical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 235–268.
Published: 01 September 2021
... stratification and productivity. Through a set of representational practices this article gathers under the terms “natural reading” and “natural writing,” Roberts and Ransom framed valuable aesthetic objects as the product of a carefully cultivated relationship between human observers and landscape. For both...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 431–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Frances Dickey The over one thousand letters from T. S. Eliot to Emily Hale, opened to the public on January 2, 2020, reveal the poet’s emotional and creative dependence on Hale and illuminate the meanings of “Gerontion,” The Waste Land , Ash-Wednesday , “Landscapes,” Murder in the Cathedral , Four...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 47–70.
Published: 01 March 2010
...- emplifies imagist poetic strategies, with its terse portraits of flowers, landscapes, and coastal inhabitants. Responding to the poems’ settings, contemporary scholarship often places Sea Garden outside the modernist debates about national or cosmopolitan literary movements and instead...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 244–248.
Published: 01 June 2005
... characters; it also turns his many ambitious, provocative formulations about American poetry and Americanness into lagniappe surprises (for example, “Central to an American approach to landscape is the collective and complex effort to reply to its invitations or temptations...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., Elizabeth had been uncomfortable in the presence of political commitment” (1995, 200), preferring a “wholly esthetic appreciation of the country, the landscape, and the people” (274). 8 See, for example, Kirstin Hotelling Zona’s Marianne Moore, Elizabeth Bishop, and May Swenson: The Feminist Poetics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 22–49.
Published: 01 March 2002
... to the Southwest, critics have most often noted the allure of the region’s striking landscape.2 The canyons and crevices depicted in Cather’s fiction have been called the “most thoroughly elaborated fe­ male landscape,” rich with erotic and maternal imagery (Moers 258). Also...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 423–454.
Published: 01 December 2014
... upright and saw that Cam was asleep. (116-17) At this moment, even after Mrs. Ramsay has covered it, the skull con- tinues to echo the dinner-party still life, which invited Mrs. Ramsay to explore its contours as she would a miniature landscape, “a world in which one could take one’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 447–471.
Published: 01 December 2011
... any native ecology, and whose environments and life forms therefore need to be invented from the ground up, points beyond the postmodernist play on blends of nature, technology, and cul- ture to a future of global, entirely synthetic ecologies. Lifeless planet The imagination of landscapes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 47–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
... and landscape of his rural Derry childhood. When asked in the 1960s why he dedicated no early poems to Kavanagh, Heaney replied, “I had no need to write a poem to Patrick Kavanagh; I wrote Death of a Naturalist” (qtd. in Parker 32). If those poems testify to the Monaghan poet’s influence on Heaney, so...