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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Cornelius Collins Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Doris Lessing’s Prophecies of Globalization “A Horizontal, Almost Nationless Organisation”: Doris Lessing’s Prophecies of Globalization Cornelius Collins In presenting the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature to Doris Lessing, the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 405–426.
Published: 01 December 2017
... draft and manuscript materials by Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Bishop, the essay argues that Moore’s continual revisions render her less an experimental poet than a teleological one, whose commitment was ultimately both to the “finish” of the lyric poem and to the lyric as a modality of communication...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 436–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Frances Leviston The impact of Elizabeth Bishop’s maternal loss on the symbolic order of her poems is well-established, but the ways in which Bishop draws on literary tradition in exploring that loss have received less attention. This essay offers a close reading of “The Bight” that demonstrates...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 373–377.
Published: 01 September 2005
... confused literature and life, but in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries female readers of novels were themselves judged to be foolish, shallow, and more or less culpable in what was seen as their abandonment to a vaguely autoerotic pleasure. From this brief history of reading...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 474–481.
Published: 01 December 2006
... currently influential scholarship on William Dean How­ ells, albeit less so with recent work on the other three writers named in the book’s title. Opening with two chapters on Howells (as does Petrie’s book), Amy Kaplan’s The Social Construction of American Realism (1988) reinvigorated study...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 535–539.
Published: 01 December 2007
... of fiction” (5) who seek a less “rarified” level of argument than that found in previous critical stud­ ies. Although the bulk of the introduction sounds a bit too much like a book proposal and contains too many of the impossible-to-prove claims endemic to the form—for example...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 414–422.
Published: 01 September 2014
... author’s obituary was being written by Barthes and Foucault. It bears mentioning, although the point has surely been made before, that the death of the author frequently and ironically finds its shorthand expression in a few proper names. But Widiss’s argument is more subtle, less opportunistic: he...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 March 2005
... the modernism of Eliot specifically is pardy a strategic move; to attempt to account for an array of high modernist poets along with their Caribbean counterparts would make the book either longer or more superficial, and in either case less manageable. But it also reflects historical realities...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 688–693.
Published: 01 December 2012
... when even the New York Times has proclaimed “Lone geniuses are out. Collaboration is in,” the notion of the solitary Great Mind towering over all contemporaries will probably induce less outrage than mere head scratching.1 Enter Olwell’s first book, provocatively titled The Genius of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 104–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
... mentor Bertrand Russell seduced her without apology or apparent remorse. Sex is a continuing theme: in the index, under the subcategory Character and Characteristics , references to Eliot’s body and appearance, sexual gaucheness, and anxieties about masculinity outnumber other less intimate topics such...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2003
... with tradition and high culture, artistically nimble in a nineteenth century of impres­ sionism, Balzac’s social realism, le symbolisme of Baudelaire and Mallarmé. To such dominant figures as Fenimore Cooper or Mark Twain, bristlingly defensive about American democracy, the French were less the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 532–539.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of daily life that is at once transcultural, less various than the quotidian’s many possible con- tents, and tangible, less vague than the quotidian’s many possible mean- ings” (7). She aims to demonstrate that “a particular temporality enables a self-fashioning that may well be an enduring...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
... a topic in literary studies, 1 which they argue “became much more prominent in literary-critical discourse over the course of the twentieth century. The frequency of the topic roughly triples between 1890 and 1980” (2014, 7). 2 On the causes of this trend, they are less certain. But they...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 528–534.
Published: 01 December 2015
... the same time. Chapter 1, “The Globalization of the Novel and the Novelization of the Global,” uses works by the famous French writer Jules Verne and the less well-known Argentine novelist Eduardo Holmberg to explore two modes of understanding world literature. In one mode, we can approach works...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 309–327.
Published: 01 December 2011
... more or less identifiable set of theoretical commit- ments and artistic practices is more a phenomenon of the years since the mid-’70s (economists sometimes call it the period of the Washington Consensus) than of the ones before (which they sometimes call the period of the Treaty of Detroit).2...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 9–19.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Coetzeean: I am a late representative of the vast movement of European expansion that took place from the sixteenth century to the mid-twentieth century of the Christian era, a movement that more or less achieved its purpose of conquest and settlement in the Americas and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2002) 48 (4): 461–486.
Published: 01 December 2002
... existence. His walk on Sandymount Strand is not the first time Stephen Ded- alus ponders the philosophical and aesthetic implications of time and space. Gifford and Seidman (45) gloss nacheinander and nebeneinander as concepts derived from Lessing’s Laocoon, the famous eighteenth-century...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Investigations §122), an understanding less occupied with constructing a theoretical edifice than with illuminating points of contact between things that are already in front of us. I also try to fol­ low the work of Thomas Gardner on Graham’s poetry, but again with a difference: where Wittgenstein...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 105–113.
Published: 01 March 2011
... undergraduate syllabi.) At first glance, this approach seems incongruous in a book with the word “global” in the title. It bears fruit, however, insofar as Giles is less interested in the elasticity of the term “American” than he is in the rigidity of the exceptionalism that shores up most literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 360–368.
Published: 01 June 2013
... codification of Bloomsbury as a “group of friends” is less an evasion of larger commitments than “part of a post-Enlightenment project of making equality and freedom (for men and women with opposite- and same-sex desires) into realities of daily, domestic life, not just of a male- dominated public...