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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 228–236.
Published: 01 June 2017
... from early on because of the deleterious influence of Edmund Wilson, who traced modernism’s relation to late nineteenth-century Symbolist writing but ignored the connection to decadence from Baudelaire through the 1890s. Sherry draws our attention to the defects of Wilson’s influential view while...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 86–104.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Julian Murphet Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Julian Murphet Coetzee and Late Style: Exile within the Form Julian Murphet Let us trace a theme, but more than a theme, an enactment, of exile as it has come to inform the recent work of J. M. Coetzee. Exile I mean...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 267–272.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Alex Miller American Fiction in Transition: Observer-Hero Narrative, the 1990s, and Postmodernism , by Kelly Adam , Bloomsbury Academic , 2013 . 147 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 Review Conceptualizing Change in Late Twentieth-Century American Fiction American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 341–372.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Norman Finkelstein Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 HI Late Duncan: From Poetry to Scripture Norman Finkelstein A poem always runs the risk of being meaningless, and would be nothing without this risk —-Jacques Derrida, Writing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Julian Murphet Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Coetzee’s Lateness and the Detours of Globalization Coetzee’s Lateness and the Detours of Globalization Julian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2022
... documentary film, Mass Observation, and the publications of Victor Gollancz Ltd., the article considers how, while marking a kind of formal shift away from a late Victorian discourse of poverty, this development maintains that earlier discourse’s disciplinary agenda. In examining three case studies—John...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 463–484.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of her writing life, adopted synesthesia as an aesthetic principle. It helped her critique the atomization of the human senses under the technological conditions of modernity, but also to condemn both the militarism of the Great War and the rise of totalitarian politics in the late 1930s. Ultimately...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 405–430.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Annabel Williams This article argues that Rebecca West’s sustained scrutiny of imperialism tends to coincide with her theoretical and formalist approaches to fantasy, and from this arises literary innovation significant both to modernist and late modernist contexts. It demonstrates that West’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to their logical endpoints late nineteenth-century debates about decorative aesthetics, foregrounding the plastic arts’ emphasis on the expressive power of patterning over depiction. “The business of art,” Lawrence (1985 : 170) writes in “Morality and the Novel” (1925), “is to reveal the relation between man...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
... in A World of Love , a late modern picturesque interrupts the romantic emplotment of Ireland’s entry into global capitalist networks. 32 For a discussion of the Shannon scheme in relation to Ireland-US diplomacy, see Furlong 2004 , 182–85. Works cited Adorno Theodor . 1991 . “ On Epic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 309–336.
Published: 01 September 2016
... by Barry Hines, James Kelman, Irvine Welsh, and David Peace, among others, I trace the destruction of a community-based form of masculinity, focusing on an evolution from earlier, more naturalistic treatments of the era into two divergent strains of late depictions: individualist, fantastic stories like...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 524–531.
Published: 01 September 2012
... on—exemplifies the most ambitious claims of his book: that early modernists’ attempts to escape the sentimental, whether of the utopian humanist (Eliot, Joyce) or aggressive antihumanist (Lewis, Pound) variety, gave rise in the works of late modernists “to an undertow in which the claims of feeling...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... category? This is one of the theoretical questions du jour. As diverse as the meanings of the signifier, “postmodern” itself (signifying everything from a set of stylistic practices, to theoretical antifoundationalism, to the “cultural logic of late capital- ism contemporary challenges...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 634–639.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Vanessa L. Ryan The Evolutionary Imagination in Late-Victorian Novels: An Entangled Bank , by Glendening John , Aldershot : Ashgate Publishing Ltd. , 2007 . 225 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Vanessa L. Ryan Revisiting Evolution in 1890s Fiction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2011
... by the rising tide of nationalism, fascism, and totalitarianism at mid- century, initiating the period Scheingold refers to as “late-modernity.” This period’s “multi-layered and many-faceted” critique of the modern project is “a subtle complex of explanations of how and why the modern project went so...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 424–432.
Published: 01 September 2015
...). To do so, Breu turns to a corpus of twentieth-century literature that he describes as “the late-capitalist literature of materiality”—William Burroughs’s Naked Lunch (1959), Thomas Pynchon’s V . (1963), J. G. Ballard’s Crash (1973), Dodie Bellamy’s The Letters of Mina Harker (1998), and Leslie...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 120–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
... their findings to a degree, the editors argue that there are “two camps in recent scholarship on late twentieth-and early twenty-first-century literature and culture. On the one hand, postmodernism still retains the explanatory force that it once did for scholars who draw heavily on theory and who look...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., not only a synonym for the postwar condition but also an instituted critical fiction, not only what comes after the close of high modernism but also as a strain of modernism, not only a unifying category that contains all late twentieth- century literature but also one aesthetic among many...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 385–413.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., to accept or, better, to affirmlife? —Jacques Derrida And years from now, when this old light isn’t ambling anymore Will I bring myself to write? —The Decemberists, “June Hymn” In his late essay “A Collect...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2014
... repetition. ——Virginia Woolf, Three Guineas (1938) The recent surge of interest in late modernism has expanded the purview of modernist studies in at least two directions: on one hand, the study of late modernism addresses lesser known literary and cultural activity...