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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 485–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Hugh Foley This essay argues that Robert Lowell’s poetry demonstrates a critical engagement with the liberal individual that he is not often given credit for. By examining Lowell’s handling of the pathetic fallacy, whereby the external landscape is made to match the mood of the observer, the essay...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 567–574.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Phyllis Lassner The Constant Liberal: The Life and Work of Phyllis Bottome , by Hirsch Pam , London : Quartet , 2010 . 296 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Review Liberalizing Twentieth-Century British Literary History The Constant Liberal: The Life and Work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Marina MacKay Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 w Catholicism, Character, and the Invention of the Liberal Novel Tradition Marina MacKay O ne issue that preoccupied novelists in the decades after the Second World War was how to reconcile their inherited idea of the self...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 142–178.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Claudia Ingram Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 m “Fission and Fusion Both Liberate Energy”: James Merrill, Jorie Graham, and the Metaphoric Imagination Claudia Ingram I n July 1947 the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that the doomsday clock...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 129–160.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Katie Fitzpatrick This article reads Lionel Trilling’s 1947 novel, The Middle of the Journey , through postwar controversies about the relationship between law and conscience. The 1945–46 Nuremberg Trials divided American liberals, who disputed whether fascism was best combated by fidelity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 151–178.
Published: 01 June 2022
... maturity and political liberty constitute the core features of a mythologized Anglo-Saxon racial inheritance, one shared by her novel’s white characters, and over the course of the novel, as its protagonist Jean Louise Finch rejects psychologically stunted and politically naive colorblind liberalism, she...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
...William Q. Malcuit This article argues for a reconsideration of T. S. Eliot’s early poetry—in particular “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”—as developing out of a particular American poetic tradition, one that replayed and reinforced important tenets of American liberalism and nationalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2016
... postmodern relationship between the author and his or her characters. Such a newly envisioned dynamic has been understood as fiction’s response to the theoretical debate about the so-called death of the author and, more broadly, to the posthumanist discourse on the dissolution of the liberal-humanist subject...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 March 2018
... private project of self-cultivation. The article critically assesses this position, traces its implications in Wharton’s fiction and nonfiction, and briefly reviews its place within the broader context of liberal thought from Kant, through Matthew Arnold, to Lionel Trilling. Beyond the critical insight...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 83–104.
Published: 01 March 2023
..., and the pathological framing of trans people in colonial epistemologies. In a postcolonial novel set in the colonial Caribbean, these kinds of trans embodiment interrogate the nature-culture or human-nonhuman divide, allowing certain characters to feel at home in their trans bodies rather than, as per liberal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 293–316.
Published: 01 September 2021
... as a temporal problem. In doing this, Citizen demonstrates how the racial break represented less a rupture than a continuation—how the antagonisms of racialized citizenship under white supremacy are sublimated by racial liberal rule. Works Cited Anderson Benedict . 1991 . Imagined Communities...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (4): 437–464.
Published: 01 December 2023
..., middle-class women. Typically, the narratives’ protagonists ultimately abandon the idea of the free union, the novels often ending after all with a conventional engagement. Night and Day follows this pattern, but only to a point. It examines the free union as an opportunity for a more liberated life...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
....” I would argue that in American Pastoral, Roth, in the guise of his alter ego Nathan Zuckerman, returns to a consideration of the sixties, but with a less satiri­ cal, more elegiac voice. At the center of American Pastoral is Swede Levov, the benevolent Jewish American liberal Roth describes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of black conformity with white liberalism, or as a move away from an earlier, more radical protest tradition. From this point of view, “white-life” novels were little more than a fundamentally flawed attempt to produce literature that white readers of the time would have recognized as “universal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 129–165.
Published: 01 June 2008
..., fiction writer, and professor at Columbia University. By 1946, Lionel had published books on Matthew Arnold and E. M. Forster, as well as many of the essays that would be collected in the influential The Liberal Imagination, which established him as a public intellectual in the mold of George...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (2): 121–146.
Published: 01 June 2023
... But the belated appearance of a more “true-to-life” version of Colie Lee cannot really tarnish the image of Mockingbird ’s beloved Atticus. It is at once a testament to the power of literature and perhaps an indicator of mainstream literate America’s more liberal thinking about race that Mockingbird ’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 688–693.
Published: 01 December 2012
... feminist activist Frances Gage in 1855 (qtd. in Olwell 1). As Olwell comments, with the writerly pith and punch that are among her fine book’s many pleasures, “Within the familiar idiom of liberal democracy, Gage’s exhor- tation is exactly two-thirds intelligible.” Indeed. Possessive individualism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 243–250.
Published: 01 June 2014
... of the Senator’s goals and methods appeared in either of Hughes’s testimonies. These considerations frame one of Chinitz’s most intervention- ist moves, which is to prioritize Hughes’s political affinities to liberal Progressivism—partly as a “corrective” (7) to recent scholarship claiming him...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (2): 147–176.
Published: 01 June 2023
... critiques of whiteness beyond the white-life novel. She provides a detailed taxonomy of white types in African American literature, and lists liberal whites, including those of Native Son , as one such type. 12 For contemporary theorizations of white affect, particularly in the field of education...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 470–491.
Published: 01 December 2000
... in the Islamic nation—the umma—is not restricted by birth (130). In Salman Rushdie’s M idnight’s Children, Saleem Sinai also draws on the revolutionary legacy of apocalyptic nationalism as an obvious frame for his account of India’s struggle of liberation: “I shall have to write the future as I have...