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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 345–349.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Megan Poole Optical Impersonality: Science, Images, and Literary Modernism , by Walter Christina . Johns Hopkins University Press , 2014 . 352 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Fashioning a foundational book within contemporary modernist studies is a rare occurrence...
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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 Ethnic Modernism , by Sollors Werner , Cambridge : Harvard University Press , 2008 . 336 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Review Border Trouble: American Modernities, Ethnic Modernisms, and the Politics of Literary History Ethnic 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. Works Cited Ahmed Aijaz . 1987 . “ Jameson’s Rhetoric of Otherness and the ‘National Allegory’ .” Social Text , no. 17 : 3 – 25 . Alavi Samad Josef . 2013 . “ The Poetics of Commitment in Modern...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (1): 53–82.
Published: 01 March 2023
... it produces. Perhaps the most avant-garde of the Korean modernists, Yi Sang remains both fascinated with and disappointed by the modernization of colonial Seoul, and he conspicuously engages European and Japanese literary models to forge a sense of the unreality of colonial modernity. The acute...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 31–56.
Published: 01 March 2021
... commentary, Ashbery alludes to Baudelaire’s “Le Voyage”: “Into the unknown, the unknown that loves us, the great unknown!” ( CP 160). Ashbery’s 1963 essay on Constantin Guys derives much of its insight from Baudelaire’s “The Painter of Modern Life” (1989: 44–45). De Man takes his best examples of literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 June 2021
... into the relationship among death, Decadence, and modernism, on the other. © 2021 Hofstra University 2021 affect theory despair failure impersonality literary modernism In 1936, after a difficult period of revision, Djuna Barnes published Nightwood , her second novel. Its ornate, digressive prose...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 241–243.
Published: 01 September 2023
... American literature, US literary radicalism, and Marxist literary criticism. Her most recent book is Marxist Literary Criticism Today (2019). She is past president of the Radical Caucus of the Modern Language Association and currently serves on the editorial board and manuscript collective of Science...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2021
... . Berlin : De Grutyer . Howe Susan . 1993 . The Birth-Mark: Unsettling the Wilderness in American Literary History . Middletown, CT : Wesleyan University Press . Jameson Fredric . 2002 . A Singular Modernity: Essay on the Ontology of the Present . New York : Verso . Latour...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
... to US-Mexico cultural exchange, Malcolm Cowley’s influential narrative of US modernism in Exile’s Return , and Porter’s own eventual canonization by the New Critics. Porter’s more visible incorporation into the universities and the early postwar literary canon, however, masked a more subtle way...
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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 (2024) 70 (1): 55–84.
Published: 01 March 2024
... : Cambridge University Press . Morley Neville . 2004 . “ Decadence as a Theory of History .” New Literary History 35 , no. 4 : 573 – 85 . Moses Omri . 2014 . Out of Character: Modernism, Vitalism, Psychic Life . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . Noble Brian...
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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
... : Farrar, Straus and Cudahy . Southam B. C. 1994 . A Student’s Guide to the Selected Poems of T. S. Eliot . London : Faber and Faber . Vincent Sherry’s book throws a great deal of light on the connections between decadence and literary modernism. The light it sheds and the shadows cast...
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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...