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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 345–351.
Published: 01 September 2021
... : Edinburgh University Press . Another, hinted at earlier, is how much midcentury feeling remains, in different yet strangely familiar forms, alive today. As Seiler intriguingly suggests in her afterword, fiction of the twenty-first century has been returning to the midcentury, exploring and in a sense...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 129–165.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Jeff Solomon Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 m Capote and the Trillings: Homophobia and Literary Culture at Midcentury Jeff Solomon I n a reminiscence published in George Plimpton’s oral history of Tru­ man Capote, Diana Trilling recounts her and her husband Lionel’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (1): 77–99.
Published: 01 March 2002
...John P. McCombe Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 HI The End of (Anthony) Eden: Ishiguro s The Remains of the Day and Midcentury Anglo-American Tensions Jo h n P. M cCom be T h e personal concerns of Stevens, the narrator and protagonist of Ka- zuo Ishiguro’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
.... Arguing that midcentury American attitudes about sexuality inflect—productively as much as disastrously—the relationship of lyric privacy to gossipy publicity in Merrill’s poem, the article shows how gossip, in its rich afterlife in Sandover , emerges not so much as a normative threat to be overcome...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 295–322.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Sarah Berry Derek Walcott’s Harry Dernier and Sylvia Plath’s Three Women , two little-known, midcentury radio plays, cultivate characters who sound like the speaker of a lyric poem, even as they foreground the invisible bodies behind the voices. In offering us voices that both invite and obstruct...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 11–36.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and the ways in which Vichy and other midcentury ideologies produced narratives of the body steeped in a narrow and ultimately violent essentialism. © 2020 Hofstra University 2020 masculinity Samuel Beckett the body Vichy World War II After the defeat of France by Nazi Germany in 1940...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 277–285.
Published: 01 June 2010
... that there was a “fundamental evolu- tion in the concept of the authentic self” at midcentury, a movement from “an existential emphasis on self-constitution to a more postmodern view of the self as an embodiment of culture” (3). However, this transition does not, as critics often assume, abandon concerns...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 75–99.
Published: 01 March 2021
... in transnational adoptions from Korea, as documented by Kori A. Graves (2020) . Furthermore, in her history of black and white prospective adoptive and foster parents in midcentury Chicago, Sarah Potter (2014) indicates that African American adopters wanted to recreate the close family bonds that had been...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 371–378.
Published: 01 September 2018
...). Such an approach not only generates significant new insights by demonstrating that an array of midcentury black writers, including W. E. B. Du Bois, Shirley Graham, Ann Petry, and C. L. R James, contributed to “a renewed political imagination of totalitarianism from the vantage of colonial modernity.” It also...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): vi–viii.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Bruce Robbins Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 Twentieth-Century Literature’s Andrew J. Kappel Prize in Literary Criticism, 2008 The winner of this year’s prize is Jeff Solomon’s “Capote and the Trill­ ings: Homophobia and Literary Culture at Midcentury.”The judge is Bruce Robbins...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 475–498.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., the essay was of value not least as it provided a guide to her work of the previous two decades: to the radical experimentation of Observations (1924) and the rigorous crafting of the thirties poems. Significantly, however, the statement also constituted a move in an emerging midcentury conversation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 396–400.
Published: 01 September 2008
... not only to il­ lustrate the overall issue of how midcentury leftist poetry adhered to, memorialized, and worked through the recent past, especially the cultural 397 Tyrus Miller politics of the Popular Front. They also give him the means to explore the complex, contradictory...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 526–530.
Published: 01 December 2008
... in a modernist practice that had been “predicated on the nonfulfillment of its own ideals” (12). MacKay, however, posits this less as a rendering obsolete of modernist aesthetic modes than as a self-conscious revisionism. Again like Esty, she associates this midcentury shift with an Anglocentric...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 353–363.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., others cover a wide variety of authors and genres in relatively brief space. A chapter on midcentury Ireland, for example, ties together dozens of writers who were contributors to the influential and increasingly studied periodical The Bell . Allen casts the magazine’s contrary, cosmopolitan stance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 461–472.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Shattuck, who consolidated and canonized their own vision of modernism (along with the profession of literary criticism as we know it) at midcentury. Rediscovering the complexity and contentiousness of the movement as it emerged and responding to these two mutually reinforcing incarnations from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 507–512.
Published: 01 December 2017
... book reviewer, editor, amateur photographer, and full-time midcentury public intellectual whose role, in Edmund Wilson’s words, was “to go everywhere, be accessible to all sorts of people, serve interestedly and conscientiously in innumerable varied capacities: on the staff of a Middle Western college...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... and perspective, enabling them to say, along with Beckett’s ravaged and disintegrating figures, “What matter who’s speaking” ( Beckett 1967 , 85). The midcentury middle class often presented itself as classless and universal by promoting doctrines of the human and the individual but, through Grove, it succeeded...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 538–543.
Published: 01 December 2008
... insofar as they render specific individuals invisible. At the heart of the novel is the narrator’s search for an embodied identity apart from the narrowly circumscribed roles available to African Americans in midcentury America. As this brief synopsis implies, Worldly Acts and Sentient Things...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 245–270.
Published: 01 September 2023
...” of conjunctural determination that Sedgwick (2003 : 133–36) warns has become a pervasive critical norm, and it becomes hard to tell where Ginsberg’s own midcentury paranoid writing ends and our twenty-first paranoid reading begins. Importantly, though, this recursion between writing and reading back (between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 114–122.
Published: 01 March 2005
... The Remains of the Day and Midcentury Anglo-American Tensions.” 48.1 (2002): 77-99 McGuckian, Medbh. See Wheeler McKinsey, Martin. “Classicism and Colonial Retrenchment in W. B.Yeats’s ‘No SecondTroy 48.2 (2002): 174-190 Meckier, Jerome. “Aldous Huxley’s Americanization of the Brave New...