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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 213–237.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Ann Mattis Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Gothic Interiority and Servants in Wharton’s A Backward Glance and “The Lady’s Maid’s Bell” Gothic Interiority and Servants in Wharton’s A Backward Glance and “The Lady’s Maid’s Bell” Ann Mattis In the “Autobiographical Postscript” to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
... to a WASP suburb, Old Rimrock, and became part of a particularly white America. When Zuckerman meets the Swede in 1995, he expects to hear about the story of his life in Old Rimrock, but instead the Swede tells him how Newark Maid, his glove factory, and the entire city of Newark have been affected...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 272–276.
Published: 01 June 2011
.... Among the guests was black author Zora Neale Hurston. In order to avoid the scandal that would ensue if she arrived in the main lobby, Hurston crept up the back stairs to Rawlings’s suite, dressed as a maid. An eye-witness account of this meeting opens Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 378–392.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Phaeacian beach after his shipwreck. Minerva (Pallas Athena) wants to introduce him to the king and decides to send the king’s daugh- ter, Nausicaa, to wash garments at the beach with her maids. When their work is done, the maids play ball while Nausicaa sings to them. Minerva eventually makes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 371–395.
Published: 01 September 2010
... by other conventions of the form: “Herself: the milk-white maid, the ‘maid mild’ / Of the ballad. Pursued / By the Dark Villain. Rescued by the Fine Prince” (333). She cannot imagine herself pretty enough to jus- tify the crime, cannot view the boy as evil (“He should have been older, perhaps...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
... capitalism. Whereas Alexander sees the capitalistic success of the Newark Maid factory as an indictment of sixties leftist politics, Gentry argues that the factory represents an indict­ ment of capitalistic injustices and exploitive labor practices that serve to profit the Levovs. In contrast to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 559–566.
Published: 01 December 2010
... reading of “Cat in the Rain,” Lamb convincingly argues that the shift in focalization to George the husband at the end of the story makes it impossible to know if the cat brought by the maid is the same or a different cat than the wife had wanted—and thus the story ends in uncertainty and rich...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2003) 49 (4): 472–493.
Published: 01 December 2003
... The little Maid would have her will, And said, “Nay, we are seven!” (73—75) Mary Jacobus notes that Wordsworth represents his uneducated child—she is a “cottage,” or peasant, girl who knits at home rather than going to school—as wise because she does not have the fear of death...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
... by contentious generational divides, as with her grandmother or Cally, the maid with whom she works as a teenager, or, by abstraction, taking on an air of distant admiration, as do her relationships with her school friends and, later, with Ethel Waters. Far from sites of easy or restorative...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 394–405.
Published: 01 September 2007
... another maid he’s loved and wronged. Go court another tender maiden, And hope that she will be your wife, For I’ve been warned, and I’ve decided To sleep alone all o f my life. The traditional density of the ballad form lets us see quickly how dependent the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2001) 47 (3): 374–390.
Published: 01 September 2001
... maid Melan- tho; Polyphemos turns up again as the troublesome swineherd Arnaeus, to whom Odysseus gives the one-fingered “Cyclops salute” (124—27). In Walcott’s hands, Penelope’s independence is also enhanced. She still craftily unravels her tapestry night after night to forestall...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 23–39.
Published: 01 March 2007
... increas­ ingly difficult to distinguish among thé ancient Helen ofTroy, the island, and the actual St. Lucian woman who is Achille’s lover and Plunkett’s maid. Both of them decide to honor her: Plunkett by writing the history of the island and the narrator by writing the poem that we hold...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2002) 48 (4): 461–486.
Published: 01 December 2002
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2003) 49 (4): 449–471.
Published: 01 December 2003
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 25–42.
Published: 01 March 2005
... with the black reinforces Neil’s sense of social inferiority, Twentieth-Century Literature 51.1 Spring 2005 25 Peter L. Rudnytsky as when he later feels even more out of place amid the opulence of the Patimkins’ home (40) than does their “Navaho-faced Negro” (21) maid, Carlota. Like the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 22–41.
Published: 01 March 2006
... exploitation of labor in general and black labor in particular. “There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism,” notes Walter Benjamin (256). It is no wonder that, as her racist husband notes, Clare “wouldn’t have a nigger maid around her for love or...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 485–509.
Published: 01 December 2009
... writing his own plays in the early 1890s (7). Unlike Shaw, Wells had known hunger. The son of a lady’s maid and a former gardener, he struggled to educate himself while apprenticed to a draper and chemist (Batchelor 1–2; Foot 1–10). In 1884 he won a schol- arship to the Normal School of Science...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 222–242.
Published: 01 June 2014
... faced by the Swede’s glove business, Newark Maid. Representing for him a space of domestic stability and ideological homogeneity, the Swede “had been dreaming about that house since he was sixteen years old. . . .It was the first house built of stone he’d ever seen, and to a city boy it was an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
... husband’s medical bills and for Ann’s education. However, while she assimilated quickly to her new surroundings, Anna was still expected to engage in the obligatory marriage, at least for the sake of procreation, since “to remain an old maid was out of question” (125), unacceptable and humiliating. Ann’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2003) 49 (4): 520–546.
Published: 01 December 2003
... standards among working-class subjects. Through their desire to nurture and make over the lower classes in their own image, the “old maids at Hull House” embodied a surrogate maternal function that at­ tenuated their declarations of sexual independence and bespoke only a partial...