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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 78–99.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., “The Light­ house” reconstitutes vision and order through aesthetic design. An extreme tension between life and art lies at the heart of Lily Briscoe’s painting and of Woolf s writing, which seek “that razor edge of balance” {Lighthouse 296) 79 TWENTIETH...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 137–144.
Published: 01 March 2009
.... Taking up the case of Lily Bart in her second chapter, Orlando ar­ gues that The House of Mirth marks a shift in the role that women play with respect to image making in Wharton’s oeuvre. Though the earlier heroines remain “icons onto whose bodies male desire [gets] superim­ posed” (13), Wharton...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 175–198.
Published: 01 June 2006
... has informed readings of To the Lighthouse (63—64). In light of Woolfs remark “I did for myself [in To the Lighthouse] what psychoanalysts do for their patients” (Diary 94), Lily Bricoe’s struggles as a painter have been read as figuring Woolf’s own artistic and “therapeutic” sublimation of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 423–454.
Published: 01 December 2014
... defining this role, particularly in relation to Woolf’s most painting-obsessed novel, To the Lighthouse. And rather than center my argument, as so many critics have done, on the canvas completed by Lily Briscoe in the third part of the novel, I turn away from this painting, which blocks the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Hebrides—such as the one Lily Briscoe examines as she contemplates whether art can unify diverse entities— reminds us that the islands themselves represent this fragile contingency, insofar as they physically embody the twin notions of assembly and dispersal. 4 The timing of To the Lighthouse , composed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 32–45.
Published: 01 March 2003
... terms of identity that constituted the debate over na­ tionhood at this time. That cultural value is innately embodied in the white elite class is emphasized by her use of organic imagery and de­ scriptions of violations of that natural order. For example, the depiction of Lily as rootless in the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 401–409.
Published: 01 September 2008
... exposes the social, familial, and sexual violence at the heart of British culture. For Froula, Mrs. Dalloway “projects the dialectic of mourn­ ing into urgent social critique and contestation of the future” (89). In To the Lighthouse, Woolf’s artistic alter ego, Lily Briscoe, continues the work of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 513–519.
Published: 01 September 2013
... writing) and Joyce’s “linguistic experiments,” even if Joyce con- structed these parallels “unwittingly” (137). By contrast, the connections between China and Virginia Woolf, as Patricia Lawrence’s Lily Briscoe’s Chinese Eyes: Bloomsbury, Modernism, and China has shown, are more direct and complex...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 485–509.
Published: 01 December 2009
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 47–70.
Published: 01 March 2010
... with a view of national identity that defines American culture as ordinary and derivative. Thus H.D.’s coastal flowers—the sea rose, sea iris, and sea lily—forswear their greenhouse counterparts, but must rely on them as foils for their own self-definition. 54 H.D.’s American Sea Garden...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2002) 48 (1): 50–76.
Published: 01 March 2002
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 275–305.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Offfed’s reaction to the Old Testament floral icons Gilead deploys in lieu of written signs. When Offred identifies one of the Old Testament floral icons, the “huge wooden sign in the shape of a golden lily,” indicating the store where the handmaids can “order dresses” (24), it is precisely the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
... those of the wife in the Wharton tale. In Larsen’s Passing , Irene Redfield’s sense that “few women … wept as attractively as Clare” echoes Lawrence Selden’s notion, in The House of Mirth , that “even [Lily’s] weeping was an art” ( Larsen [1929] 2007 , 227; Wharton [1905] 1985 , 72). Further, Irene’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 60–89.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., however, there is surprisingly little reference to shopping in Wharton’s autobiography,1 though her fiction demonstrates her familiarity with New York’s famous shopping districts, where characters like Lily Bart in The House of Mirth (1905), Undine Spragg in The Custom of the Country (1913), and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2002) 48 (1): 100–115.
Published: 01 March 2002
... bothering them and they went into the water and began to feed on the lily pads. Betty accidentally made a noise and the deer floundered back into the woods. (37) The moment of wonder is again arrested, and any possibility of biospheric assimilation is lost. Their presence among heron...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 115–124.
Published: 01 March 2000
..., Bonnie Lynn. “From Tea to Chloral: Raising the Dead Lily Bart.” 44.4 (1998): 409-27 Gilbert, Roger. “Framing Water: Historical Knowledge in Elizabeth Bishop and Adrienne Rich.” 43.2 (1997): 144-61 Gilson, Annette. “Disseminating ‘Circumference’: The Diachronic Presence of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 559–566.
Published: 01 December 2010
... Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter, “The Grand Armada” of whales and whaling boats in Moby-Dick) through the “luminous moment” of twentieth-century novels (Lily Bart’s glimpse of the happy Struther family in The House of Mirth, Henry Sutpen’s ad- dressing Charles Bon as his brother in Absalom, Absalom...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 82–102.
Published: 01 March 2003
... output of essayists (for example, Adam Gop- nik, David Sedaris), memoirists (for example, Art Buchwald, Edmund White), and, especially, novelists (for example, Diane Johnson, Claire Mes- sud, Edmund White, Lily King). The contributions of these last mark the emergence of what can be...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 210–243.
Published: 01 June 2005
... these are my lilies.” (39-40) Humbert’s reaction to his first sight of Lolita is typical of the pilgrim’s ecstasy in the presence of the sacra. He is unsettled by the image of Lo­ lita amongst the lilies, a visual pun on her namesake (Maria) Dolorosa among the roses. It is...