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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 388–419.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Marc Singer Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 “A Slightly Different Sense of Time”: Palimpsestic Time in Invisible Man Marc Singer I^ .a lp h Ellison once argued, in a panel discussion with William Sty- ron and Robert Penn Warren on “The Uses of History in Fiction,” that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 25–42.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Peter L. Rudnytsky Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Goodbye, Columbus: Roth’s Portrait of the Narcissist as a Young Man Peter L. Rudnytsky F or all the undoubted virtuosity of the other five stories in the collec­ tion, it is of course Goodbye, Columbus that is the pièce de...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 467–490.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Tom Herron Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 Ml The Dog Man: Becoming Animal in Coetzee’s Disgrace Tom Herron Crossing borders or the ends of man I come or surrender to the animal—to the animal in itself, to the animal in me and the ani­ mal at unease with...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Gregory Castle “The Consolation of Objects” takes seriously Nietzsche’s call to embrace what is, to love necessity. Amor fati for him entails the ability “to see what is necessary in things as what is beautiful in them.” Stephen Dedalus, in Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 267–295.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Eric D. Smith Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Worldlessness, Utopia, and the Void in Rushdie’s Grimus “Fictions Where a Man Could Live”: Worldlessness, Utopia, and the Void in Rushdie’s Grimus Eric D. Smith From that day to this, I have thought of myself as a wholly secu...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Harry Thomas Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Harry Thomas “Immaculate Manhood”: The City and the Pillar, Giovanni’s Room, and the Straight-Acting Gay Man Harry Thomas Eight years separate the publication of Gore Vidal’s The City and the Pillar (1948) and James Baldwin’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 129–160.
Published: 01 June 2018
... political trials follow Hans Goebbels’s famous dictum that trials should begin not with the idea of law, but with the idea that this man must go” (1964, 149). Under this definition the Nuremberg trials must surely be counted as political trials. 2 Beginning with the premise that “these men must go,” they...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 597–617.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Deirdre Coleman Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 The “Dog-Man”: Race, Sex, Species, and Lineage in Coetzee’s Disgrace The “Dog-Man”: Race, Sex, Species, and Lineage in Coetzee’s Disgrace Deirdre Coleman In J. M. Coetzee’s most recent novel, Summertime, Sophie Denoël, one of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 34–53.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Tonje Vold Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Tonje Vold How to “rise above mere nationality”: Coetzee’s Novels Youth and Slow Man in the World Republic of Letters Tonje Vold J. M. Coetzee’s work presents critical reflections on literature that circulate beyond their culture of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 329–358.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Cheryl Alison In 1952, Ralph Ellison published Invisible Man to acclaim, though the novel’s subterranean ending has inspired critical debate. For over forty years afterward, he worked on his second novel, unfinished when he died in 1994. This article considers what was at stake for Ellison both in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Paul Bradley Bellew American modernist Hart Crane’s poem “The Idiot” details the poet’s real-life encounters with a young man with a cognitive disability. Beginning in 1926, Crane worked on the poem through different versions through letters, manuscripts, and magazine publications until about 1932...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Yael Levin This paper traces instances of metalepsis in John Fowles’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman , Vladimir Nabokov’s Bend Sinister , Karin Fossum’s Broken , and J. M. Coetzee’s Slow Man . In its collapsing of narrative levels, that stylistic device is commonly seen as dramatizing a uniquely...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 231–239.
Published: 01 June 2016
...” predicated on an “empathy not explicitly for or toward the human, but with the world in its emergence” ( Manning 2013 , 152). By hoping for better care in the future, after a social reformation, Berger avoids the challenge of actually articulating new, radical modes of caring in the present. Alyson...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 178–186.
Published: 01 March 2012
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2001) 47 (1): 20–38.
Published: 01 March 2001
.... Keats’s sexuality was figured in the terms with which their sexual practice actually was restricted. Blunden’s memoir creates two Owens: an outward and an inward. The hidden or inward part of Owen is the Keatsian poet, the outward a kind, practical man. Because Owen contains this...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 96–105.
Published: 01 March 2006
... four chapters.The first chapter treats the Middle East and focuses on the work of Olivia Manning, Muriel Spark, and Ethel Man- nin.The second chapter is concerned with India and features the work of Rumer Godden.The third chapter handles the British imperial presence in Kenya through the work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 311–327.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Martin (1956), two more fables on the limitations of “rational man,” confirmed 312 GOLDING AND HUXLEY the prevailing judgment; the later attempts at social comedy, The Pyramid (1967) and The Paper Men (1984), or the long holiday from contemporary reality in the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 9–19.
Published: 01 March 2011
...: one’s formative experiences lie elsewhere and one enters a realm of private accommodations. Paul Rayment’s condition in Slow Man is post-historical in this sense, although strictly speaking he is not anglophone: his English is essentially functional, his “word-box” diminished in the discourse...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2002
... social theory and aesthetic practice in the anti-Stalinist Left in America, along with the deradicalization of postwar intellectuals who were more interested in their own salvation than in social reform. The ending of Ellison s one completed novel Invisible Man—the mo­ ment when the unnamed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 187–212.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Literature 58.2 Summer 2012 187 Vicki Tromanhauser her generous gratitude toward those other sentient beings, whether hu- man or nonhuman, who support her way of life is an unshakeable belief that it is singularly “blessed and purified” (28). Woolf’s oft-cited intention “to criticise the...