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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo, his protagonist, Oscar Acosta, quits his job as a War on Poverty- funded Legal Services lawyer in East Oakland, California, dumping his law license in the wastepaper basket. His resignation precipitates his search for racial identity in Autobiography and eventual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 307–338.
Published: 01 September 2008
... suicide, culminating in the nihilistic conclusions that “there is no ultimate ‘reason’ for valuing anything” (223) and therefore “no final reason for living” (228), can then be heard as the response o f a white, propertied southern male (indeed, a gentleman-lawyer) to the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): 192–206.
Published: 01 June 2004
... authors on Hogarth’s list seemed, at least initially, unconcerned,4 Winterson reacted quickly to Hogarth’s registration of her name. First she confronted Hogarth on the telephone, and then she and her lawyers registered a complaint with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 396–404.
Published: 01 December 2000
... visionary, apocalyptic play. The three phases of the play are associated with three male figures—the Officer, the Lawyer, and the Poet. We recall that the three phases of Joachim’s read­ ing of apocalypse were three ages of human history corresponding to the 402 I...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 538–543.
Published: 01 December 2008
... between legality and illegality independently of the particular judges, lawyers, victims, and defendants in the courtroom. At most, embodied persons occupy the environment of a social system, perturbing it from without and forcing it to adapt to new circumstances. Luhmann’s sociology, however, is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., great patron of the arts and prima donna lawyer John Quinn was right. Well, partly right. In 1921, Margaret Anderson and Jane Heap were convicted of publishing “indecent matter”1 in The Little Re­ view—the concluding part of “Nausicaa,” the thirteenth episode of Ul­ ysses, in which...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 263–272.
Published: 01 June 2008
...). Unfortunately, the ambivalence of identity can sometimes pose an obstacle to interpretation as much as it generates dramatic power. Among Kenneth Koch’s papers at the New York Public Library, Epstein discovered a poem titled “Finding Leroi a Lawyer,” referring to obscenity charges that were lodged...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 551–558.
Published: 01 December 2010
... offered by West, a non-lawyer, purveys “an experience of law” confirming the crucial function that extralegal realities perform in gen- erating the law’s social meanings. The book’s final chapter, “From Witness of Neighbor:  Arendt’s Eichmann,” in turn studies Arendt’s famous reporting on the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 371–378.
Published: 01 September 2018
... pragmatism that characterized her politics and journalism. Reading Graham’s blueprint for modernization alongside the imagery of bodies and environments scarred by poverty that abounds in the lawyer and poet Pauli Murray’s writings about Africa during her employment in Ghana’s newly established law school...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 511–517.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., colorlessness” (61), are still capable of generating narrative for others, such as the lawyer in the case of Bartleby. The work of Vladimir Nabokov, the focus of chapter 3, seems to best express the author’s understanding of nothing as the transcendental signifier. The readings of Nabokov’s criticism and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 720–727.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of an insurance-company lawyer, whether in the midst of the Great Depression, World War II, or the Cold War. Even when his attention turned to things foreign, to “other people’s commonplaces” (134), or to war’s atrocities, atomic and otherwise, Olson observes, Ste- vens sought a resemblance to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 119–144.
Published: 01 June 2016
... lawyers. If the redistribution of environmental risk onto individuals is bound up in the dominant neoliberal understanding of humanity as human capital, then it is no surprise that Animal’s refusal to be named “human” is interpreted by many as an abdication of personal freedom and responsibility...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
... narrative in the voice of Nat Turner, the leader of Virginia’s 1831 slave revolt. The 1831 Confessions , recorded by his white lawyer Thomas Gray, was Turner’s prolonged account of his divinely inspired leadership of the slave revolt that commenced with the slaughter of local whites. 21 However, in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 1–35.
Published: 01 March 2009
... contended that owing to the balance of power created by the constitution only a team of elected representatives pledged to work together could have any real influence (“WomenTellThe Fronts agenda was outlined by their leader, leftist lawyer Jack Kelshall, who called for “responsible government...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 287–317.
Published: 01 September 2010
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 60–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
... the daughter of a man who Lawyer Royall had convicted of manslaughter and of a “half human” (102) mother who willingly gives her up, and at age five, when Charity’s father asks him to bring her down from the Mountain and raise her “like a Christian” (101) in North Dor- mer, she becomes Royall’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2000
... character, but we learn much about Fern as a function. When, after this passage, the narrator confesses that it was “better that she listen to folk-songs at dusk in Georgia [than that] she came up North and married. Even a doctor or a lawyer, say” (17), it becomes clear that a rural Georgia dusk...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2001
... friends and cousins becomes an instance to ruminate on Pakistan’s omnipresent, multifaceted relationship to Britain: 601 Shailja Sharma In Pakistan, England just wouldn’t go away. Despite the Lahore lawyer, despite everything, England was very much on the minds of the Pakistanis...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 150–173.
Published: 01 June 2002
.... According to Merrill’s moth­ er, Merrill’s father was considering putting out a contract on Friar with Murder Incorporated (DP 151). Her unlikely claim seemed meant to justify her own strong actions in separating her son from Friar. During a meeting she arranged with a lawyer in New York, the two...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2002) 48 (3): 324–347.
Published: 01 September 2002
... administrators and judges . . . teachers and preachers and lawyers” (qtd. in Said 213). Real changes in the colonial situation— created by the decimation o f the En­ glish aristocratic-military class during the Crim ean War (1853-56), the assumption by the crown o f direct control o f India...