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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 196–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Kathy Knapp © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 Kathy Knapp The Business of Forgetting: Postwar Living Memorials and the Post-Traumatic Suburb in Chang-rae Lee’s Aloft Kathy Knapp In one of the few scholarly essays to date devoted to Chang-rae Lee’s third novel, Aloft (2004), Mark...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
... similarities between postmodernist ontological instability and queer resistances to teleology. Building on the theoretical work of Brian McHale and Lee Edelman, I argue that Pynchon’s representations of sadomasochism in Gravity’s Rainbow become a destabilizing narrative force that queers Pynchon’s poetics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2002) 48 (1): 100–115.
Published: 01 March 2002
...Lee Rozelle Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 w Ecocritical City: Modernist Reactions to Urban Environments in Miss Lonelyhearts and Paterson Lee Rozelle e can no longer dismiss ecocriticism as a marginal mode of literary and cultural practice. Academic presses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 277–285.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Lee Konstantinou Real Phonies: Cultures of Authenticity in Post–World War II America , by Cheever Abigail , Atlanta : University of Georgia Press , 2010 . 256 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Review Learning to Be Yourself Real Phonies: Cultures of Authenticity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 694–701.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter Modernism’s Mythic Pose: Gender, Genre, Solo Performance , by Preston Carrie J. , Oxford University Press , 2011 . 357 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter Modernism’s Mythic Pose: Gender, Genre, Solo Performance by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 378–384.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Andrew P. Hoberek Urban Triage: Race and the Fictions of Multiculturalism , by Lee James Kyung-Jin , Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2004 . 254 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Why Multiculturalism Still Matters Urban Triage: Race and the Fictions of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 232–254.
Published: 01 June 2009
... sculpture seems captured in motion. Applied to literature by Vernon Lee (1856–1935), psychological aesthetics examined the impact of language on reading bodies and constitutes part of the prehistory of reader-response criticism. Kinesthetic readings attend to how a text encodes the gestures and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 104–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
... standards of biographers such as Hermione Lee have made the genre highly respectable. To explain the paradox of declining author-centered monographs alongside the rise of literary biography is beyond my remit here, but it is an interesting phenomenon that bears further consideration. Are readers of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 493–529.
Published: 01 December 2010
... the author and the narrator/protagonist sharing the same proper name (5).1 For ex- ample, even though Burroughs’s first work, Junky, was published under the pseudonym William Lee, since Junky’s narrator/protagonist also went by that name, from the reader’s perspective the autobiographical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 409–415.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of political sociality uncoerced by either literary or executive fiat. This analysis of play as an image of natural consent fruitfully intersects with Lee Edelman’s recent description of how American politics is occulted by the Child as the figure of the future. McCann’s eclectic and daring...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 March 2013
...-segregation narrative.” Norman’s study spans the period from Lorraine Hansberry’s nascent civil rights period play A Raisin in the Sun (1959) through Toni Morrison’s late civil rights movement novel The Bluest Eye (1970) to Spike Lee’s post-civil rights film Bamboozled (2000) and Suzan-Lori Parks’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 364–371.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of difference is entirely unavailable in Chang-rae Lee’s straightforwardly realist novel Native Speaker (1995). Like Wittman Ah Sing, Lee’s narrator aspires to a vernacular style that can integrate the cacophonous plurality of various immigrant cultures into an inclusive national idiom, but...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 387–395.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... Moreover, as Lee Quinby, Mike Davis, and I have described in very different ways, there are senses in which contemporary American culture and politics can be seen as oriented by apocalyptic fears and desires, particularly (in my view) in their ambiva­ lent relationships with traumatic historical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 406–413.
Published: 01 September 2007
...), India (Bharati M ukheijee), Cuba (Cristina Garcia), Korea (Chang-rae Lee), Haiti (Edwidge Danticat), Vietnam (Lan Cao),Antigua (Jamaica Kincaid), the Netherlands (Mylene Dressier), and Myanmar (Wendy Law-Yone). This impressive range of immigrant writers o f different national descent is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 279–285.
Published: 01 June 2009
...George S. Lensing The Return of Christian Humanism: Chesterton, Eliot, Tolkien, and the Romance of History , by Oser Lee , Columbia : University of Missouri Press , 2007 . 190 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Review Seeking Christian Humanism The Return of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
... “entertainments.” 1 However, I want to suggest that, instead of rationalizing our dismissal, the pulp status of these novels justifies a uniquely Woolfian reading. Indeed, Woolf herself took an interest in what her biographer Hermione Lee labels “trashy novels” (1997, 408). In “Bad Writers” Woolf recognizes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2006
... which we assimilate into the mainstream of Ameri­ can life that which was once unspeakable. —Michael Barry Goodman (1) A final glossary, therefore, cannot be made of words whose in­ tentions are fugitive. —William Lee [William S. Burroughs], final line of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 371–395.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., Mrs. Miles, reluctantly hires a black maid after the sudden departure of her Irish housekeeper, whose daughter has been murdered. Lee Upton astutely remarks that “from a nursery rhyme-like rendition of the macabre murder sounding at points remotely like some- thing from ballad tradition to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 247–258.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., ten men of different ages and different ethnicities (including a chieftain in the middle) are sitting down, in a fairly close-knit group, with their backs to the lustrous tiling. Meanwhile, the floor—as Sarah Lees (2012) observes—has a pattern that is most probably taken from the Mosque of ibn Amr...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2002) 48 (3): 348–361.
Published: 01 September 2002
... ione Lee quotes W oolfs letter to John Lehmann of 31 July 1932— after the death o f Lytton Strachey— in order to establish that the author dismissed her own book as a joke: “She w ent on w ith Flush. But it did not seem so much fun now ,‘as I m eant it for a joke w ith Lytton...