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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 231–239.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Ajitpaul Mangat The Disarticulate: Language, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity , by Berger James . New York University Press , 2014 . 320 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 James Berger’s second book has been published in New York University Press’s Cultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Greg Chase Where Addie Bundren’s bitter statement in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying that “words are no good” has often been read as concerning the universal shortcomings of language, this article turns to the philosophy of Faulkner’s contemporary Ludwig Wittgenstein for a more context-specific...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 20–33.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Joshua Jacobs Copyright © Hofstra University 2000 Joyce’s Epiphanic Mode: Material Language and the Representation of Sexuality in Stephen Hero and Portrait J o s h u a J a c o b s ames Joyce’s transformations of themes, language, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 442–458.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Stuart Allen Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 m “Thinking Strictly Prohibited”: Music, Language, and Thought in “Sirens” Stuart Allen 1 aking their cue from the novelist’s comments to Frank Budgen that he composed “Sirens” using “the technical resources of music” (Ellmann...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 462–492.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Yi-Ping Ong Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Yi-Ping Ong The Language of Advertising and the Novel: Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas Yi-Ping Ong Modernity in Trinidad, then, turns out to be the extreme suscep- tibility of people who are unsure of themselves and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 499–506.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Thom Robinson The Cambridge Companion to the Beats , edited by Belletto Steven . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2017 . 297 pages. Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory , by Melehy Hassan . London : Bloomsbury , 2016 . 255 pages. Beat Drama: Playwrights...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 247–270.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anna Teekell By reading Samuel Beckett’s famously “unreadable” novel Watt (1953) in context as a novel of the Irish Emergency, the neutral Irish Free State’s euphemism for World War II, this essay argues that Watt ’s unreadability and encodedness are embodiments of the languages of post-traumatic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... James Joyce, Wicomb aligns her text with a formal inventiveness that (in her view) emphasizes the power of language to free us rather than (merely) entrap us. The author’s analysis thus both draws on and departs from Derek Attridge’s discussion of modernism in David’s Story , suggesting that Benjamin’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2015
... first appeared, reading it alongside Jolas’s individual contributions to the magazine’s language of magic, and considering the ways it anticipated the verticalist theory that Jolas would go on to cultivate in the magazine, this essay recovers Porter’s contribution to the magazine’s aesthetic vision...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... encounters between human and animal. In particular, the essay explores how the use of figurative language in these modernist texts opens up the imaginative possibilities of an anthropomorphism that paradoxically unsettles human-centered worldviews and instead seeks to more intimately engage with nonhuman...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 305–329.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the hyena is a marker of ambiguity and indeterminacy implicitly bound up with questions of race, sex and sexuality, and ethics. Following Forster’s language closely, the article illustrates how Forster links the figure of the hyena together with a thematics of spectrality that crosses cultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 92–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
... consciousness and in language when permanent suffering—the historical and metaphysical injustices of twentieth-century modernity—is made to overdetermine what happens to living, thinking, and speaking in the space of literature and narrative. For Beckett’s protagonist, words, ideas, and images are instruments...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 429–447.
Published: 01 December 2016
... weapon. In contrast to the privileging of bearing witness in post-Holocaust theories of language and suffering, this essay argues that Barker and Djebar ultimately suggest that, in the face of war’s atrocities, not speaking is an equally valuable act. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Algerian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... unspeakability of the events, Delbo’s text oscillates between self-consciously aestheticized language and graphic physical representations of abject bodies. The irruptive visceral descriptions confront the reader with automatic, embodied repulsion in order to highlight the gaps in symbolization and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 421.
Published: 01 September 2003
... no more than three years and is doing research on Conrad. The award consists of a $100 hono­ rarium, one year’s membership in the Joseph Conrad Society of America, and a complimentary invitation to the annual Conrad Society dinner held during the Modern Language Association...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 372–379.
Published: 01 December 2011
... late capitalism; play with artistic forms from collage and pastiche to repetition and citation; cultural relativism, and so forth. For those working in the literary humanities, the postmodern cannot not be, in addition, a question about language. How so? Although there are many possible ways to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 488–517.
Published: 01 December 2007
... glossolalia. The scene is a char­ ismatic church in the Midwest; his parents are full of the Spirit, but he himself cannot summon a spiritual tongue, and indeed is paralyzed by the preacher’s unrelenting rhetoric. The reader receives the language of this preacher indirectly, mediated by the narrator...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 254–259.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Yiddish, 1903–1917 by Barry Trachtenberg Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2008. 222 pages Sabine Haenni How—and why—does one create a cultural tradition, indeed a litera- ture? What’s at stake in declaring that one particular language serve as the cultural idiom of a population...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 150–158.
Published: 01 March 2012
... and the many writers associated with Language poetry find themselves, despite their prodigious gifts, “subverting or destroying the very medium that bears them” (4). This is an original and provocative explanation of the “difficulty” of much twentieth-century poetry, its destructive...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 67–73.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Irene Tucker Call It English: The Languages of Jewish American Literature , by Wirth-Nesher Hana , Princeton : Princeton University Press , 2006 . 224 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 m Reviews Writing Jewish Call It English: The Languages o f Jewish American...