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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 324–331.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Lynn Keller Lyric Interventions: Feminism, Experimental Poetry, and Contemporary Discourse , by Kinnahan Linda A. , Iowa City : University of Iowa Press , 2004 . 277 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 Lynn Keller importance for world culture but also supplied...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 396–404.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Peter McDonald Our Secret Discipline: Yeats and Lyric Form , by Vendler Helen , Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2007 . 428 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Peter McDonald Reviews Hearing the “Whoosh”: Listening to Yeats’s Lyrics Our Secret Discipline...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 385–413.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Benjamin D. Hagen © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 A Future Not My Own: Thinking Aging in Two of Stevens’s Winter Lyrics A Future Not My Own: Thinking Aging in Two of Stevens’s Winter Lyrics Benjamin D. Hagen I grow old . . . I grow old . . . I shall wear the bottoms...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 405–426.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Christina Pugh By looking closely at Marianne Moore’s revisions of her early poem “Half Deity,” this essay shows Moore’s journey to the lyric speech that was the hallmark of both her later poetry and the poetry readings for which she became famous as an older poet. In contrast to recent readings of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
.... Arguing that midcentury American attitudes about sexuality inflect—productively as much as disastrously—the relationship of lyric privacy to gossipy publicity in Merrill’s poem, the article shows how gossip, in its rich afterlife in Sandover , emerges not so much as a normative threat to be overcome but...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 451–474.
Published: 01 December 2017
... that her reading might be considered a fresh response to the shifty rhetoric of foreign policy and to the plight of her imaginary homeland, Eire, in particular. The essay centers on Moore’s rendering of “Spenser’s Ireland,” a lyric whose complex textual condition congealed in the aftermath of Pearl...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... is evident throughout the volume. Rather, Keniston aims to reroute her central themes—figuration, lyric address, belatedness—around these influential deconstructionist accounts of them, in order to make them newly relevant and vibrant within contemporary poetry criticism. This is part of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 255–261.
Published: 01 June 2009
... Life, and the Turning World by Bonnie Costello Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2008. 205 pages Alexandra Socarides Bonnie Costello’s newest book on American poetry, Planets on Tables: Poetry, Still Life, and the Turning World, is an ambitious journey into a place where lyric...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 371–395.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Allen (1949), and The Bean Eaters (1960)—books that demonstrated her virtuosity in adapting traditional verse forms to her utterly distinctive style.2 In sonnets, ballads, rhymed tercets and quatrains, rime royal, blank verse, and a highly lyrical free verse, she had depicted the lives of poor...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 90–116.
Published: 01 March 2012
... poetry, however, and in lyric as a genre, the “I” not only crosses social boundaries, but exceeds their sphere. Indeed, recognizing that the lyric self consists in part in the impulse to exceed, Dove offers simultaneously gendered and racially marked speak- ers, and the undoing, or exceeding, of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2002
... author, though its intertextual explorations of Bishop’s relations to Wordsworth, Frost, Lowell, and Randall Jarrell give it a broad take on modern poetic traditions and the problem of the modern poetic career: how can poets, especially women poets, conceive this calling. If lyric...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 532–539.
Published: 01 September 2012
... anti-subjectivity in Language poetry, uncritical subjectivity in “MFA mainstream” lyric poetry, and “New formalist faith in the power of traditional poetic forms to give valid shapes to subjectivity” (After the Death of Poetry [19-20]) in order to situate her claim that a critical emphasis on...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 448–471.
Published: 01 December 2008
... the sense of an auditor who must be courted, cajoled, defended against, second-guessed, and so on. Lyric ad­ dress and dialogue are conventions of the genre, but what distinguishes an Ashberyan lyric from one shaped by first-person reflection is its capacity to be interrupted from the outside...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 472–492.
Published: 01 December 2008
... echoes and alters the “Geographic picture” lyric that William Carlos Williams plants early in Paterson I. I contend that the occasional text of“In the Waiting Room,” National Geographic, participates in the collapse of chronology on which the poem relies throughout.3 As the speaker’s adult...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 428–435.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Movements in Chicano Poetry. First of all, Yu does a good if brief job of tracing how the ill-fitting term Asian American came to be defined nar- rowly by the examples of prominent, largely lyric poets who studied in MFA workshops, such as Li-Young Lee, Cathy Song, and David Mura. As Yu puts it...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 37–78.
Published: 01 March 2013
... confessional (love) lyrics, written largely in differing varieties of Jamaican dialect. Like other works of early modernism, Constab Ballads uses established literary forms and genres to portray characters and experiences of a new century even as it interro- gates and reconfigures those forms and genres...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 491–494.
Published: 01 December 2005
... as long stretches of flinty lyrics. Attempts to present the work in clarifying selections only clouded the waters further. In a 1988 essay in The NewYorker, HelenVendler wrote that a “definitive ‘Collected Poems,’ when it appears, will be one of the influential books of this century.” It...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 666–673.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., shifting space of exile. The first compass point is found in the lyrics of tango, a “sad thought that can be danced,” in the words of one of its most famous lyricists, Enrique Santos Discépolo. Tango, for Borinsky, is a register for interpretation, “a map that decodes the poses of characters in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 606–639.
Published: 01 December 2012
... poems. In fact, I argue in this essay something far more ambitious: that poetry readings offered Frost a site for questioning the very identity of lyric poetry itself. What is a written 608 Robert Frost, Live: Authenticity and Performance in the Audio Archive poem’s relationship to the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 318–324.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Pound and African-American Modernism stands as a useful model for the kind of scholarship that does for literary criticism what Pound sought to do for poetry in his day: Make it new. Revising Lyric Subjectivity Lyric Interventions: Feminism, Experimental Poetry, and Contemporary Discourse...