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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 92-117.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Christopher Langlois This article reads Samuel Beckett’s Texts for Nothing through a conceptual register it derives from the work of Maurice Blanchot and Alain Badiou: the terror of literature. Through its close reading of Texts for Nothing , it demonstrates that terror is what emerges in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 324-347.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., w ithout relations or money; they must work and stick to each other till death. But England belonged to them. — Forster, Maurice 208—09 I n October 1912, the successful, 33-year-old novelist E. M. Forster sailed from England in search o f...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 268-292.
Published: 01 June 2001
... have occasion to glance again: a tiny world that is generally unknown to all who are not born in it. — E. M. Forster to Florence Barger regarding Maurice (Selected Letters 1: 223) W h i l e E. M. Forster’s novels can...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 240-245.
Published: 01 June 2016
... during the war, but he subsequently insisted that there was not a word he published that would not have been endorsed by his maître Drumont. It would eventually fall to Maurice Clavel, the philo-Semitic Catholic gauchiste leader of the nouveaux philosophes in the 1970s to repeat Bernanos’s gesture...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 370-375.
Published: 01 September 2017
... given literary, social, and historical context. After a discussion of romanticism that provides the historical and critical context for her thesis, Wasser’s argument unfolds through a consideration of three different theoretical perspectives (Cleanth Brooks, Maurice Blanchot, and Gilles Deleuze) and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 129-165.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Forster’s sexuality by 1946. In Diana’s narrative in the Plimpton oral history, Capote tells the couple that Forster “had left a homosexual novel in the British Museum, and that at his death it would be found” (71). (The novel was Maurice, which would be published in 1971.) “Lionel said...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): vi-ix.
Published: 01 June 2005
... understand how more radical writers might break from what Barthelme makes of postmodernism in order to explore positions best theorized by Maurice Blanchot’s work on the concept of disaster. Where an ironic aesthetic can only invert but not escape the models of mas­ tery and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 345-349.
Published: 01 September 2016
... theoretical lens for scholars of modernist studies. I might mention one shortcoming in Walter’s text, that is, her tendency to bypass philosophies and scientific studies that would help to concretize and fortify her argument. For example, while Maurice Merleau-Ponty is quoted in the epigraph to her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 359-364.
Published: 01 September 2017
... out no prospect of reenchantment without attrition, no claim that heeding mortal obligation is indeed obligatory, or even possible. It’s no accident that necessary-impossible nodes such as these call poststructuralist ethics to mind. Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Blanchot, Michel Foucault, Julia...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 217-246.
Published: 01 June 2008
... fictions and of reading the explicit posthumously published fiction like Maurice or The Life to Come as well. But there is still not much attention paid to his early short stories in the context of a queer or liberatory politics, or to their use of the fantastic as a form of code. Even the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 99-106.
Published: 01 March 2010
... major figure and a number of equally impor- tant, though often understudied, accomplices. To proceed alphabetically: Aragon, Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Breton, Leonora Carrington, Aimé Césaire, René Crevel, Salvador Dalí, Robert Desnos, Isidore Du- casse (the comte de Lautréamont...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 504-510.
Published: 01 December 2018
...,” Wassily Kandinsky, Maurice Maeterlinck, Arnold Schoenberg, and the musicologist Carl Dahlhaus (23). Most pages of this book, and often many sentences, attend to more artists and writers than the average critical monograph. The big names, from Wagner to Wallace Stevens, recur, but they are joined by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 511-517.
Published: 01 December 2018
... author mentions “the postmodern condition” and “the crisis of modernity in the West” (136), hardly any attention is paid to the historical and cultural aspects of postmodernity. Here the work of David Harvey, in addition to that of Derrida, Maurice Blanchot, and the barely mentioned Jean Baudrillard and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 43-63.
Published: 01 March 2005
..., including the post­ humously published Maurice, the stories in The Life to Come, and A Passage to India, does not bear on the issues addressed in this essay. It is perhaps worth mentioning that Forster’s fictive imagination often inclined toward broad cultural polarities to explore English...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 123-141.
Published: 01 June 2005
... wondrous sight that always falls short of reaching the far-away star. As Maurice Blanchot writes, If disaster (désastre) means being separated from the star (if it means the decline which characterizes disorientation when the link with fortune from on high is cut), then it...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 180-198.
Published: 01 June 2011
... corporeality and space in Queer Phe- nomenology. 6. Armstrong has in mind important essays contained in Queer Forster, which attends closely to Maurice, A Passage to India, and the short stories contained in A Life to Come but (with the partial exception of Robert Martin’s concluding essay) not to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 21-48.
Published: 01 March 2017
... memorial culture. Maurice Halbwachs (1992) argues it is precisely through the screen of cultural memory that, guided by its own concerns, the present sees the past, just as, as Dominick LaCapra elaborates, it is cultural memory that determines “what aspects of the past justifiably merit being passed on...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (1): 78-99.
Published: 01 March 2000
... also exposes parallels between the dynamics of writing and painting. Maurice Merleau-Ponty observes that “language is expressive as much through what is between the words as through the words themselves just as the painter paints as much by what he traces, by the blanks he leaves, or by the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 459-487.
Published: 01 December 2007
.... London: Chatto, 1927. Luening, Otto. The Odyssey of an American Composer: The Autobiography of Otto Luening. New York: Scribner’s, 1980. Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Basic Writings. Ed. Thomas Baldwin. London: Routledge, 2004. Mullin, Katherine. “‘The Essence of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 488-517.
Published: 01 December 2007
... have a chance to say these familiar things—they bridge the lonely dis­ tances.” (52—53) Maurice Blanchot has said that “silence is what we prefer for speaking of the mystery” (59). Yet here the “unspoken” is the “sterile.” Language does not hover over being, incapable of penetrating...