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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Donald A. Daiker The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, 1907–1922 , edited by Spanier Sandra and Trogdon Robert W. , Cambridge University Press , 2011 . 431 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Review “I sure like to get letters” The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, 1907...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 292–323.
Published: 01 September 2002
...Richard Danson Brown w “YourThoughts Make Shape Like Snow”: Louis MacNeice on Stephen Spender Richard Danson Brown T h e notion that the left-wing writers o f the 1930s form ed a homog­ enous clique o f interchangeable, mutually aggrandizing talents has be­ com e one...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 309–336.
Published: 01 September 2016
... by Barry Hines, James Kelman, Irvine Welsh, and David Peace, among others, I trace the destruction of a community-based form of masculinity, focusing on an evolution from earlier, more naturalistic treatments of the era into two divergent strains of late depictions: individualist, fantastic stories like...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
... possibilities. The particular words Addie repudiates—words like “motherhood” and “sin”—attest to the connection between her philosophical views and her deepest lived frustrations. In turn, Addie’s linguistic philosophy informs those of her children—particularly Dewey Dell, Darl, and Vardaman—all of whom feel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
... is now understood to be the dialectical image of the object’s withdrawal into being. He learns to accept the promise of the object’s being in the beauty of its necessary withdrawal. The consolation of objects is that they offer artists like Stephen an opening into worlds other than their own, a pathway...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 427–450.
Published: 01 December 2017
... on the contingent aspects of historical narrative, and on the accidental likenesses whereby nations make the selves up. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 Ezra Pound Marianne Moore nation Virginia 7 Carson (2002) discusses Hoover as the embodiment of civic virtue for Moore in 1932. 8...
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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 (2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... and (post)socialist histories—counters the idea that postsocialism, and especially postsocialist feminism, has remained invisible in the West, where Eastern Europe is assumed to be in the process of becoming like the West rather than representing an inherently different space, with its own set of (post...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Emily J. Orlando This essay examines Harlem Renaissance novelist Nella Larsen’s career-long conversation with the fiction of Edith Wharton. Although Larsen cared little for the suggestion that she “had gone to Mrs. Wharton for her lessons in writing,” likely because the comparison cast doubt...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (3): 352–372.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and Bruno Latour, it uses Murphy as a means of inquiring into what a literary textual practice founded on a posthumanistic ethics of peace might look like. It locates in Murphy forms of agency and animism that dismantle the human-nonhuman divide and suggest affinities between modernist experimentalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 163–184.
Published: 01 June 2020
... that the anomalies, dissonances, and ruptures that define colonial modernity can open up a “negative cosmopolitanism,” which locates the potential for ethical engagement in what seems like the waste products of history. For Naipaul, cosmopolitanism designates not a volitional, character-strengthening endeavor...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 359–384.
Published: 01 December 2021
... and inexplicable choices, critics tend to blame either Helga’s psyche or her environment. This essay offers an alternative approach, one that troubles the sharp distinctions between interior and exterior on which these readings implicitly rely by arguing that Helga and recalcitrant subjects like her exhibit “wrong...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2022
... with topics like racialized obsession, the role of community in a black artist’s self-concept, and the best avenues for interracial solidarity across planes of difference. Understanding mature women’s legitimacy as sexual subjects and the persistence of queer loneliness (despite class and race privilege) also...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 199–224.
Published: 01 June 2022
... of the patronage system, when Bishop settled in Key West, Florida, she was moving not to a cultural periphery but to a showpiece for government-sponsored social reform, where some of her most successful poems were stimulated by federal government policies. This productive interaction with agencies like the Federal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (4): 393–426.
Published: 01 December 2002
... in her arti­ cle, on some level she must have recognized that the ruins—which she Twentieth-Century Literature 48.4 Winter 2002 393 Paula Kot represents as preserving “like a fly in amber” (84) a “human record” (85) of an organic relationship to the land—had been treated as a commodi­ ty ever...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 42–60.
Published: 01 March 2006
...! But you had to get out once in a while, even if it was just across the bor­ der to Terre Haute, for a movie. (Like Life 67) It is passages such as this, with its spunky prose and keen sense of the absurd, that have made Moore one of the most widely read writers in contemporary fiction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 31–46.
Published: 01 March 2008
..., however, Bennett inadvertently provided Joyce with more ma­ terial for his work, for after Bennett’s death Joyce revised the Mutt/Jute dialogue in the first chapter of Finnegans Wake, figuring Jute as Bennett and using his death from drinking contaminated water to suggest that the water cycle, like...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 June 2000
... control Those invasive memories are significant not simply for what they mean to Jim but also for what they reveal about collective attempts to silence and subdue the ghosts of a communal past. My Antonia ultimately suggests that, much like Jim’s more personal remembrances, cultural or national...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2010
...: The Academy of Medicine has not as yet been able to explain the mysterious condition of hysteria. In women, it acts like a stifling ball rising in the body (I mention only the main symp- tom), while in nervous men it can be the cause of many forms of impotence as well...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 37–58.
Published: 01 March 2020
... as: “Listen/against the bullet cries the simple horn” (n157). “Aristocrats” reads at one level like a social satire, particularly in lines like, for they are fading into two legends in which their stupidity and chivalry are celebrated. Each, fool and hero, will be an immortal. (117) But we should take...