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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 413–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
... decision to his parents that Eliot asked Ezra Pound to write an “apologia for the literary life” (2011: 97) to his father on the son’s behalf. Writing to his advisor at Harvard, Eliot doesn’t even try to justify himself: “My reason for resigning [from the teaching post],” he wrote J. H. Woods in 1915...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... . 2000 . A Life in Movies: An Autobiography . London : Faber and Faber . Powell Michael Pressburger Emeric . 1994 . The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp . Edited by Christie Ian . London : Faber and Faber . Sansom William . 1963 . Stories . London : Hogarth...
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Published: 01 December 2017
Marianne Moore at home, during a photo shoot for a feature in Life , 1953. Copyright Jean Bubley and Estate of Esther Bubley Marianne Moore at home, during a photo shoot for a feature in Life, 1953. Copyright Jean Bubley and Estate of Esther Bubley More
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 423–454.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Cara Lewis Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Still Life in Motion: Mortal Form in Woolf’s To the Lighthouse Still Life in Motion: Mortal Form in Woolf’s To the Lighthouse Cara Lewis Late in the evening on March 28, 1918, a government car rolled to a stop at the bottom...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Mollie Godfrey Abandoning the Black Hero: Sympathy and Privacy in the Postwar African American White-Life Novel , by Charles John , Rutgers University Press , 2012 . 280 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Review Reviews “White-Life” Literature Reconsidered...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 272–279.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Ben Leubner James Merrill: Life and Art , by Hammer Langdon , New York : Knopf , 2015 . 944 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 For those familiar with James Merrill’s poetry, reading Langdon Hammer’s James Merrill: Life and Art for the first time is like reading...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 411–416.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Nell Wasserstrom Out of Character: Modernism, Vitalism, Psychic Life , by Moses Omri . Stanford : Stanford University Press , 2014 . 296 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 In Western cultural history, the concept of “character”—in both psychological and literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 463–470.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Charles Andrews Works cited Birkett Jennifer . 2009 . Margaret Storm Jameson: A Life . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Bostridge Mark . 2009 . “ Out of Whitby .” Times Literary Supplement , July 17 : 23 . Briganti Chiara . 2007 . “ Mirroring the Darkness...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 482–488.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Timothy Parrish Philip Roth—Countertexts, Counterlives , by Shostak Debra , Columbia : University of South Carolina Press , 2004 . 332 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 You Must Change Your Life: Gender, Desire, and Philip Roth Philip Roth—Countertexts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 624–628.
Published: 01 December 2009
..., Information, and the Management of Life The Emergence of Genetic Rationality: Space, Time, and Information in American Biological Science, 1870–1920 by Phillip Thurtle Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007. 381 pages Justus Nieland Thurtle’s ambitious and far-ranging study seeks...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 431–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Quartets , The Family Reunion , and other works. This article surveys the contents of the long-awaited Eliot letters archived at Princeton University, focusing on Hale’s role in the poet’s personal and imaginative life. In addition to clarifying long-standing questions about their relationship, from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Steven Belletto This essay focuses on the life and writing of African American novelist, playwright, and activist Julian Mayfield, whose under-studied work and extraordinary life tell a story about race and civil rights in literature that challenges familiar accounts. By analyzing Mayfield’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
... but the vast distorted shadows of life,” this essay argues that such counterfactual narratives do not impose the world of the thriller onto Woolf; rather, they allegorize a spy-function already present in the writer’s life and work. From her participation in the 1910 Dreadnought Hoax, during which she...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 June 2021
... vitalist philosophy, Barnes produces a “morbid vitalism,” exemplified by Dr. Matthew O’Connor, by which life and death are conceived as variant expressions of a single force, and the subject is modeled as an assemblage of affects, impersonal but inherently social, that can be understood primarily through...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 239–266.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Heather Arvidson This essay traces a critique of anti-sentimentalist leftist impersonality in the critically underestimated and best-selling novel The Unpossessed (1934). Tess Slesinger’s satire parodies the deadened affect that results from programmatic refusals of subjectivity and personal life...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 475–498.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the relation of intellectual life to global political crisis was unavoidably at issue. Moore’s contribution to the proceedings, “Feeling and Precision,” proved a defining statement of her compositional principles. Situating Moore’s statement in relation to the inquiry Wahl set out to develop through...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... or anthropological, heritage—when she represents characters’ undeserved, uncompensated pains. Woolf’s thinking aligns her with Charles Darwin in the natural sciences. Like Darwin, Woolf makes tragic chance inseparable from the theater of life. This essay reads Woolf’s oft-cited rejection of teleological form and her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 463–484.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of her writing life, adopted synesthesia as an aesthetic principle. It helped her critique the atomization of the human senses under the technological conditions of modernity, but also to condemn both the militarism of the Great War and the rise of totalitarian politics in the late 1930s. Ultimately...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 109–138.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of the US cycle. To do so, it brings into dialogue critiques of everyday life; the Warwick Research Collective’s definition of “world-literature” as “the literary registration of . . . combined and uneven development”; Jason W. Moore’s world-ecological analysis with Marx’s theory of value; and Silvia...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 269–292.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of modern life. This essay studies the peculiar convergence of these contradictory movements in The Waste Land . The article provides a full account of Eliot’s postwar engagement with dadaism and classicism before examining the influence of each movement on The Waste Land . Walter Benjamin’s theory...