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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jeffrey Lawrence This essay argues that Katherine Anne Porter’s Mexico writings of the 1920s and 1930s played a prominent role in the turn toward a transnational “literature of experience” in the interwar US literary field. Reading the stories “Flowering Judas,” “That Tree,” and “Hacienda...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2004) 50 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2004
... problems that he and his wife had experienced during a visit to Mexico, Lowry emphatically declares “I am an English­ man, resident in Canada. My wife is American” (Selected Letters 91). He then goes on to describe how, over the course of a series of nightmarish encounters with Mexican authorities...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2011
.... Adams’s introduction does an admirable job of explaining how and why her conti- nental frame shifts and critiques the reliance on the nation as the primary rubric of literary and cultural analysis, even as she highlights the neglect given to marginalized national entities—Mexico and Canada...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 118–127.
Published: 01 March 2015
... oppression in Mexico will leave the book with an excellent understanding of the pertinent basics of each. Query provides close analysis of texts ranging from T. S. Eliot’s Sweeney Agonistes , D. H. Lawrence’s The Plumed Serpent , and the Mexican travelogues of Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh, to name only a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2002) 48 (4): 427–460.
Published: 01 December 2002
... scientific oligarchy such as the samurai in A Modern Utopia (1905); Lawrence yearned for the preindustrial theocracy that Don Ramon and Cipriano establish in Mexico in The Plumed Serpent (1926); but Huxley feared a worldwide dystopia governed by sophisticated Western dicta­ tors wielding greater...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 1–36.
Published: 01 March 2013
... significant investments in the global geography and history that Burroughs inhabited as an expatriate in Morocco, Mexico, South America, and Europe. Does Burroughs speak to such scholars as a resistant, liberatory intellectual? Yet Brian T. Edwards, a scholar with a significant...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... 49 satirizes the classic migratory pattern from O ld World to New, its representation o f California is also marked by recurrent allusions to Mexico, a place that might seem to promise alternatives to the fractured, apolitical society on the US side o f the border. But instead...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2002) 48 (1): 22–49.
Published: 01 March 2002
... dwellings in Arizona and New Mexico yet to be found, and I am glad to have the oppor­ tunity the wide and thoughtful clientage of the Scientific American 25 Caroline M.Woidat affords me to urge upon all travelers into this region the most thorough and careful search...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2015
..., Mansfield, and Marson for an additional reason. In 1984 the feminist scholar Erika Smilowitz completed her PhD dissertation, entitled “Marson, Rhys, and Mansfield,” at the University of New Mexico. Throughout the 1980s she published articles, especially on Rhys and Marson, that served as introductions for...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 436–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
... in Mexico itself—where she traveled in 1942 with Marjorie Carr Stevens ( Millier 1993 , 162–67)—such as the zinc etchings of La Calavera Catrina by printmaker and illustrator José Guadalupe Posada, first published in 1894, depicting a female skeleton wearing a fancy hat as a satirical jab at the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., when he decamped to Mexico. 3 The center of my historicizing argument is a set of highly specific links, as yet critically unexamined, between the nightmare landscape of historical pastiche recurring in Gravity’s Rainbow —the oppressive realm of performance, spectacle, and exhibitions known as the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 467–509.
Published: 01 December 2001
... the setting of the first and near-final chapters in Mexico. In a sense, “death-worshipping Mexico” (456) figures as the lowest hell of all, the place where the gods are most ruthless, where the earth gapes to receive VinaCompared to the deities they’ve got hereVina says, ‘“Apollo’s just...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
... criticism and the classroom, evoke non-coercive and nonativistic forms of transnational imaginative belonging” (31). Following Ramazani, Suzanne Hall has recently examined Crane’s time spent in Mexico in the thirties, exploring how his writing was affected by that transnational experience—in particular, his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., the international zone of  Tangier, which morphs into the delocal- ized Interzone of the novel, was a deregulated extranational space. As Allen Hibbard argues, in Naked Lunch space is conceptualized as fluid yet disjunctive: “Aspects of Mexico and Latin America blur with those of North...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 528–534.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Wertliteratur . Chapter three sits at the fulcrum of Cosmopolitan Desires and is fully twice as long as the other chapters. On this level, it might have been productively split into two, with one chapter devoted to earlier works by Cuba’s José Martí and Mexico’s Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera and another addressing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 132–139.
Published: 01 March 2011
...] publicity and promot[ing] the formation of self-contained, countercultural com- munities” (104). Berman’s community was infused (through Duncan) with Kabbalah and was deeply influenced by Antonin Artaud’s advocacy of peyote and associations with Mexico, and at the end of the chapter Fredman gives...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 355–364.
Published: 01 June 2012
... rooted cosmopolitanism, that “anywhere you travel in the world . . . you can find ceremonies . . . rooted in centuries- old traditions. [At the same time] you will also find everywhere . . . many intimate connections with places far away: Washington, Moscow, Mexico City, Beijing” (89). Rooted...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 520–527.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... Glass concludes his first chapter with “America,” which presents a veritable who’s who list of authors from Mexico to Argentina during the 1950s and 1960s. Glass’s early focus on Octavio Paz demonstrates not only Grove’s international scope, but also the international vision of an author like...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2015
... revolutionary Mexico in “Flowering Judas.” She also wove fiction into her own biography, building multiple life stories from a trove of truths, partial truths, and untruths. While Porter’s biography has served as a helpful entry point into her writing, critical overattention to her life has perhaps limited...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 434–452.
Published: 01 December 2000
... stories about the atomic bomb were not credited to him, Laurence’s releases were reprinted with only occasional and minor changes (Lifton and Mitchell 18-19). With the first news of the atomic bomb, news­ papers around the country ran Laurence’s account of the July 16 Trinity test in New Mexico on...