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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... antiauthoritarian thinking. Caught between this rock and hard place, the novel became a casualty of an ongoing battle within the Left between postmodernists and proponents of Old Left structure. Neither camp accurately assessed Vineland , however, because the anarchist politics on which it is structured have been...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 239–266.
Published: 01 September 2017
... things soft, personal, and corporeal. In bed, he inches away from his wife, “until his head . . . had left the pillow quite behind, till it hung like a severed fruit upon the edge” (190), the intellectual head triumphantly severed from the desiring body. Such scenes culminate in the cynical outburst of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 350–357.
Published: 01 September 2016
... here continues the work of his collection Edward Upward and Left-wing Literary Culture in Britain (2013) by insisting on Upward as a complex, conflicted writer who was conscious of the friction between his artistic and political commitments. While some of Upward’s contemporaries, most obviously...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 396–400.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Tyrus Miller History, Memory, and the Literary Left: Modern American Poetry, 1935–1968 , by Lowney John , Iowa City : University of Iowa Press , 2006 . 287 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 Remembrances of Left Pasts History, Memory, and the Literary Left: Modern...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 237–238.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 The winner of this year’s prize is Heather Arvidson’s “Numb Modernism: Sentiment and the Intellectual Left in Tess Slesinger’s The Unpossessed .” The judge is Cristanne Miller, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Edward H. Butler Professor of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 243–250.
Published: 01 June 2014
... major biographers including Arnold Rampersad and Faith Berry (97). Rather than third-period internationalism, Chinitz finds that Popular Front left-liberalism—with its hospitability to patriotism, anti-fascist unity, and cultural nationalism—was a discourse much more suited to Hughes’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2014
... with which Thatcherism promoted acquisition. In Stuart Hall’s words, “Thatcherism knows no measure of the good life other than ‘value for money’” (4). Hall’s influential analysis also argues that Thatcherism “altered the rules of the political game” (Dworkin 258) to the extent that the Left...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2007
... global articulations of the complex “race/repro­ duction bind.” Still, the reader is left with questions about the transatlantic aspects and formal implications of her study. How are we, for example, to understand the specific subjects of her study in dialogue or conversation with one another...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 666–673.
Published: 01 December 2013
... a young adult, she “left Argentina to escape its bloody dictatorships” (7). 666Twentieth-Century Literature 59.4 Winter 2013 666 Review But she soon rejects autobiography as her storytelling mode, even though traces of the first person remain throughout her text and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
... pastoral puzzle—that is, on the question that haunts Swede Levov: How did Merry become the “angriest kid in America” (279)? In pondering the cause for Merry’s left-wing militancy, some scholars read the novel as Roth’s implicit apology for his earlier liberal perspective, while others read it as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 99–110.
Published: 01 March 2014
... revisions in Moore’s Complete Poems” (381), the last edition overseen by the poet herself, which left readers with a severely limited view of Moore’s achievement. Moore’s practice of repeatedly reworking her poems and moving them in and (mostly) out of her published oeuvre may be seen, as Rachel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2004
... that literature should be left to its white, upper-middle-class practitioners seems quaint at best: did we ever really think that? It may be difficult to find a single-au­ thor course on any dead white male other than Shakespeare in contem­ porary English departments, but it is remarkably easy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 663–687.
Published: 01 December 2012
... interest in quality of life issues, and new data demonstrating the safety of abortion, all of which get credited with enlivening the 1960s movement for abortion reform (Mohr 246-54). Left out of this narrative of repression and revolt, however, are the large numbers of abortion narratives...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 March 2020
... passage quoted above complicates this reading, and it seems only fitting to end my reading by calling attention to the elegance of such a sustained demonstration of ambiguity and excess of meaning. Prior to entering the wall, the narrator scolds herself for not having left a note clarifying that “it...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 377–384.
Published: 01 June 2013
... discussed in the comics of The New Republic, and that Nabokov’s word play (Novaya Zemlya/ Zembla) is related to US newspaper coverage of the Russian nuclear experiments of the time. This archival research shows that almost noth- ing was left to chance during the Cold War—by either the Soviet Union...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 545–554.
Published: 01 December 2014
... not merely in terms of literature’s disruptive possibilities (as was common in earlier criticism), but also via an associated radical left critique of political power and authority. In making that argument, though, the book also dramatizes some of the inherent contradictions within the left...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 511–518.
Published: 01 December 2015
...-Ambedkar debate. However, Anand is ultimately unable to realize that way out, limited as he is by the horizons of a radical left that failed to truly understand and incorporate caste injustice into its political agenda. Thus, although critics are correct to identify Anand’s elitism and paternalism in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 428–435.
Published: 01 September 2010
... modicum of objectivity” (39). Yu also analyzes correspondence among Silliman, Bernstein, and Perelman, as well as their reviews and essays, to reveal how Silliman often expressed “anxiety over left fragmentation, with identity-based political groups seen as radically separatist” (49). Yet if Silli...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 273–281.
Published: 01 June 2020
... unexpected benignity you come on at a street-bend” (48). Through this kind of mundane heroism, Jones brings out the metaphysical in the midst of physical suffering. But it is also through the physical that connection and grace emerge, as when one soldier helps another who stumbles: keep left, left. One...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the cordon” when they talk of emigrating, as if Russia were ringed by a vast cordon sanitaire. Either you stay in the leper colony or you get out into the wider world and maybe try to spread your disease to others. —Gary Shteyngart, Absurdistan The migration experiences of those who left the...