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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 (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. Works cited Bishop Elizabeth . 2008 . Poems, Prose, and Letters . Edited by Giroux Robert Schwartz Lloyd . New York : Library of America . Dickinson...
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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 (2018) 64 (4): 413–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Kaiser refreshingly invests older readings of Eliot’s endnotes with new life by stepping back and reflecting on the ways in which “readings of the notes—and of the poem—have changed precisely because the notes represent a particular conflict in professional literary critical discourse in the 1920s” (1998...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 463–470.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Charles Andrews Life in the Writings of Storm Jameson: A Biography , by Maslen Elizabeth . Northwestern University Press , 2014 . 556 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 As with the personal deprecation, Maslen rises to the challenge of disputing her subject’s views...
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 More
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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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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 101–111.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Charles M. Tung tungc@seattleu.edu Modernist Life Histories: Biological Theory and the Experimental Bildungsroman , by Newman Daniel Aureliano . Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press , 2019 . 248 pages. Copyright © 2022 Hofstra University 2022 In 2008, having...
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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 (2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
... life. In experimenting with a “nonanthropocentric anthropomorphism,” it is claimed that modernist ethics is founded on the attempt to respond to the demands, in both content and form, of “unrecognizable” creatures. Works cited Agamben Giorgio . 2004 . The Open: Man and Animal . Translated...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
... that “things” have a life outside the realm of the human. Bowen’s fiction expresses an obvious need for objects to mean something or to represent the human, but her fiction also recognizes their inability to do so. In The Little Girls , this obsession with objects is coupled with the threat of extinction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Paul Bradley Bellew American modernist Hart Crane’s poem “The Idiot” details the poet’s real-life encounters with a young man with a cognitive disability. Beginning in 1926, Crane worked on the poem through different versions through letters, manuscripts, and magazine publications until about 1932...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 359–378.
Published: 01 December 2016
... that Bloom is at once a creature of multiple linguistic contingencies and a lone storyteller who longs to compose a coherent story of himself to make sense of his life, my argument traces Bloom’s internal ordeal through what Emmanuel Levinas might call his “narrative intentionality.” By following Levinasian...
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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...