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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 345–349.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in modernism. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Optical Impersonality: Science, Images, and Literary Modernism , by Walter Christina . Johns Hopkins University Press , 2014 . 352 pages. ...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 370–375.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Matthew Gannon The Work of Difference: Modernism, Romanticism, and the Production of Literary Form , by Wasser Audrey . Fordham University Press , 2016 . 216 pages. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 In his call for artists to “make it new,” Ezra Pound voiced...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 401–408.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Christopher McVey Review Border Trouble: American Modernities, Ethnic Modernisms, and the Politics of Literary History Ethnic Modernism by Werner Sollors Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008. 336 pages Christopher McVey If the new transnational approaches to modernism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2022
... develops a post-Eurocentric framework for the study of Iranian literary modernism. Another instance of Shamlu’s rewriting of canon is his controversial edition of Hafez’s poems, first published in 1975. In Shamlu’s (1975 : 2) preface, the fourteenth-century Iranian poet, known in the Persian tradition...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 March 2021
... or another historical category, we would be better off paying tribute to the literary modernity that motivates such categories. According to Paul de Man (1983 : 148), “Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier, in the hope of reaching at last a point that could be called...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 June 2021
... and literature differs radically from what it was before and after,” while Pearl James (2013 : 1–2) has suggested that the traumatized persistence of traces of the Great War in literary modernism indicates the magnified scale and intensity of modern death. 6 See William James’s monograph The New Death...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2021
... aesthetic intervention through the creation of a chapbook that performs her deep interest in materiality. We will come to see how the recovery of an object as seemingly inconsequential as an individual chapbook, in fact, entails a reassembly of the literary- and art-historical field of modernism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
... about Mexico, converting their search for meaning through experience into fictional form. At the same time, we will need to analyze Porter’s travels to Mexico in relation to the European itinerary that was often taken to be synonymous with interwar US modernism—in the literary works of such authors...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 305–332.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Brian Gingrich This article locates the place of Willa Cather’s work in literary history by revealing its relation to a central tradition of aesthetics. If at times her work has seemed to waver between romanticism and realism, if today it seems destined to be associated with modernism, yet another...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 436–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Frances Leviston The impact of Elizabeth Bishop’s maternal loss on the symbolic order of her poems is well-established, but the ways in which Bishop draws on literary tradition in exploring that loss have received less attention. This essay offers a close reading of “The Bight” that demonstrates...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (4): 409–436.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., public solitude took on new urgency for her in the World War II years and beyond, when Moore developed from an obscure champion of modernism to a widely read national figure. alexmouw@gmail.com Copyright © 2022 Hofstra University 2022 American poetry literary fame modernism World War II...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 436–439.
Published: 01 December 2004
... sublimity. Such a conviction, as Zhaoming Qian suggests in his new book, influenced the American poets Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, and Wallace Stevens, not only inspir­ ing their creative practices but also constituting the key to an important aspect of American literary modernism that Qian calls...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... , University of New Mexico . Anna Snaith’s Modernist Voyages: Colonial Women Writers in London , 1890–1945 , is a timely study that illuminates colonial women writers’ foundational role in literary modernism and the ways in which their representations of London disrupt imperial claims to stability...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 235–240.
Published: 01 June 2022
... Century , published in late 2019, is the first study of Wells to focus on his connections to and conflicts with literary modernism. Whereas other studies treat his most widely read, most “prescient,” or most politically relevant stories, Inventing Tomorrow seeks a grand Wellsian view of his entire...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 228–236.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and the Reinvention of Decadence for a “decade and more” (ix). It is surprising that it did not take longer to produce this ambitious, wide-ranging, detailed argument for the importance of decadence (as a kind of writing and as a temporal attitude) to the history of literary modernism. The study is the most recent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of modernity.” Novels of political estrangement, then, are one manifestation of this broad critique of the modern project. From his outline of modernity, Scheingold segues into a discussion of literary modernism and the modern political novel, the precursor to his late-modern novels of political...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 551–558.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Elizabeth S. Anker The Affective Life of Law: Legal Modernism and the Literary Imagination , By Reichman Ravit , Stanford University Press , 2009 . 213 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Review Law,  Trauma, and Modernist Aesthetics The Affective Life of Law: Legal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 245–253.
Published: 01 June 2010
... again become contested terrain. Contemporary scholars have not adequately addressed the literary and ethicopolitical questions posed by the recuperation of Sanskrit texts today. Simona Sawhney’s The Modernity of Sanskrit seeks to correct that neglect. Sawhney is equally at home...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 504–512.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the formal correspondences between the popular arts and American writing ought not be enough for the contemporary critic” (28). Graham aims to take criticism of this relationship further by considering three factors relevant to literary modernism: “the ways [modernist] writers went about evaluating...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 101–110.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Press , 2017 . 301 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 A compelling case exists for reading literary modernism alongside the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. The case in part is historical: the span of Wittgenstein’s life (1889–1951) makes him a nearly exact contemporary...