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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): 167–191.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Luke Carson Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 James Merrill’s Manners and Elizabeth Bishop’s Dismay Luke Carson -/Alison Lurie’s impression of James Merrill on first meeting him was that he “seemed both coolly detached and awkwardly self-conscious. He appeared to have read...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
... originality of her own oeuvre, the younger writer took Wharton’s work and made it new. One of Larsen’s most modernist gestures is the manner in which she consistently refers to, echoes, and resituates Wharton. These adaptations of Wharton’s fiction, especially of Sanctuary (1903) and Twilight Sleep (1927...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 392–410.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., which also operates in a dual manner, where the conversation about extinction reveals a fear for the future of the human but also acknowledges the inevitable disappearance of humanity. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 thing theory extinction posthumanism objects Bill Brown Jane Bennett...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 273–306.
Published: 01 September 2008
... not simply an attitude toward Jews but rather a technique—what I shall describe shortly, and perhaps counterintuitively, as a form of modernist manners.5 I will then show how revisions Woolf made to her portraits of Jews, par­ ticularly in her 1938 short story “The Duchess and the Jeweller...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2003
... devastating manner. Here the analysis of empire might be reinforced by an analysis of capitalism which, in “modernity,” would itself often seem to burst the bounds of any notion of a “restricted economy” and, in its imbrication with empire and its “sky’s-the-limit” mentality, be prone to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 492–515.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., a reprise’s characteristic sense of adaptation-as-regeneration allows us to account for the fact that Holling- hurst doesn’t intend simply to be impressionistic in the manner for which Matz takes Cunningham to task. Instead he adopts but also revivifies key aspects of fictional Impressionism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 688–693.
Published: 01 December 2012
... archive. Another such archive might be what was once called “theory.” Olwell comes closest to reckon- ing with this possibility when she confronts a 2004 text by Julia Kristeva which, in a manner strangely akin to Olwell’s historical examples, muses on “feminine genius” with reference to the work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 189–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
... works that do not function in this manner, and thus are not as widely disseminated or as readily embraced by the critical establishment. While this is, in a manner, Nash’s point—these are the presuppositions that have shaped the canon of texts available to us—the question remains what kind of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 491–494.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., of the end of Browning’s “Love Among the Ruins,” of the deep peace Whitman gives as he concludes “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” and of Stevens closing “As You Leave the Room.” .. .This is not to play at touchstones, in the manner of Arnold or Blackmur, but only to record my...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): vi–vii.
Published: 01 June 2006
... used to be called the sister arts, it practices such unglamorous skills as close reading and source analysis. Yet despite or perhaps because of its self-circumscription, this essay—embracing limits after the manner of a sonnet or a villanelle—struck me as being large in its implica­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 220–227.
Published: 01 June 2017
... weighted words and syntaxes that tease the reader’s mind into more abstract, conceptual registers” (63). This weighting often produces the effect of distorting the representation of time and space, so that the world of the text is destabilized in a manner that belies realism, as well as the subjective time...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 372–379.
Published: 01 December 2011
... in modernity remains instructive at this juncture, not least because Foucault refrains from demonizing science and technology in the manner characteristic of many of his literary contemporaries. As the book’s original title indicates, Les mots et les choses is about the emergence of a certain...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 421–441.
Published: 01 December 2007
.... With this performance comes the risk of parody. Once we accept the Quartets as many-voiced and irreducible to an argument beyond the words, the humorous obtrusion of its mannered language, and the unwanted foregrounding of form, may compromise the most religiously serious, mystically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 475–498.
Published: 01 December 2017
... affairs, was an articulation of her compositional principles that turned aesthetic convictions toward ethical concerns. The real interest of that turn, when regarded historically, lies in the continuity of her expression, in the manner in which she angled her existing idiom toward contemporary events...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 99–110.
Published: 01 March 2014
... ‘woman’ and ‘poet in the preferred manner of mid-century poetic icons like Diane Levertov, Sylvia Plath, and Anne Sexton (Juhasz 35). Second- wave feminists, who prefer their “I”’s in quotation marks, the better to deconstruct them, have taken to Moore in greater numbers, at least within the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 247–258.
Published: 01 June 2018
...) notes, “The compositional sightlines direct the viewer’s eyes to the boy’s buttocks” (54). He remarks on the manner in which the men “feast their eyes on the naked beauty of a prepubescent street performer, while a suggestively phallic snake rises from his arms.” On this basis, the artwork confirms...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 493–513.
Published: 01 December 2008
... words in the language carries its freight of allusion and adaptation. The very fact that Larkin entertained thoughts of rewriting The Seasons confirms this. Had the project ever been realized, he would probably have repainted Thomson’s varnished Claudian landscapes in the manner of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 448–454.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of disasters, and losing sight of those differences (even or perhaps especially if they are slight) changes the opportunities and possibilities presented to us to map and critique the present. In this manner Saint-Amour does not so much participate in a form of reparative reading as offer up a new...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 247–254.
Published: 01 June 2008
... when Wright himself writes in “How Bigger Was Born” that he deliberately “restricted the novel to what Bigger saw and felt, to the limits of his feeling and thoughts I had the notion that such a manner of rendering made for a sharper effect, a more pointed sense of the character, his peculiar...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 June 2010
... view. By subordinating questions of race and discrimination to questions of good middle-class manners, these novels represented precisely the ethos of liberal humanism and cultural centrism denounced by intellectuals such as Diana Trilling. Hutner also contests the academic critical story...