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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2003) 49 (4): 421–448.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Richard Badenhausen Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 Mourning through Memoir: Trauma, Testimony, and Community in Vera Brittain s Testament of Youth Richard Badenhausen A s she first began to sketch out a plan for writing Testament of Youth, Vera Brittain (1893-1970...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
...Sandra Kumamoto Stanley Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 w Mourning the “Greatest Generation”: Myth and History in Philip Roth’s American Pastoral Sandra Kumamoto Stanley I n a 1973 interview about his satirical book The Great American Novel, Philip Roth describes the 1960s as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... difficulties of witnessing. Yet, as opposed to merely marking the limits of what can be witnessed, disgust offers an alternative, affective way of encountering the pain of others that still challenges the more soothing logic of mourning and meaning-making. It has a particular countermemorial capacity to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 341–348.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Travis Rozier Gender, Race, and Mourning in American Modernism , by Forter Greg , Cambridge University Press , 2011 . 217 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Review Mourning, Melancholia, and Textual Scapegoating Gender, Race, and Mourning in American Modernism by...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Erin Kay Penner In The Wave s, the 1931 novel she called a “playpoem,” Virginia Woolf enacts a drama of modern elegy, using multiple elegists and elegiac subjects to challenge the terms by which speakers and subjects worthy of poetic mourning are defined. In doing so, Woolf frees the genre from the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 25–46.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Waves sug- gests that even a critic of empire should pause to mourn this decline. In her portrayal of Percival, a figure clearly allied with imperial Great Britain and both loved and despised by his friends, Woolf explores the obstinate bonds of attachment that bind us even to dysfunctional forms...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 166–192.
Published: 01 June 2008
... the dead. Mourning as Hill represents it, then, is not a recuperation of self but the sacrifice of its sovereignty in an absolute responsibility for the other—an absolute responsibility in which, as Levinas describes it, the self is hostage to the other. That elegy has something to do with...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): 246–275.
Published: 01 June 2003
... anticipation of sorrow, where the expected loss is of a familiar kind. Its occasion is the need for “psychological rearmament” in the face of a threat, its opening strategy the pragmatic one of marshaling resources already known to be useful in the work of mourning. It records and responds...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 401–409.
Published: 01 September 2008
... choosing the com­ munal form of postwar elegy, Woolf renounces the kind of rage that might “veer from symbolic expression to actual murder or suicide” and “pervert symbolic consolation into sacrificial violence in the failed mourning of revenge tragedy” (89). It is interesting that Woolf’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 359–364.
Published: 01 September 2017
... corresponded with the rise of statistics and the actuarial sciences, the birth of the insurance industry, and the waning of the church’s monopoly on dying, death, and mourning rites. Above all it produced a crisis in what Sherman calls “mortal obligation,” the question of what kinds of attention and attendance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): vi–vii.
Published: 01 June 2006
.... Shannon Professor of English and department chair at the Uni­ versity of Virginia. Among his works are The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English and Poetry of Mourning: The Modern Elegy from Hardy to Heaney. He coedited the most recent Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 197–222.
Published: 01 June 2016
... the loss of her fiancé, showing that survival itself can be traumatic. Sigmund Freud’s 1917 essay “Mourning and Melancholia,” contemporaneous with the action in A Farewell to Arms , is illuminating in this regard. In it Freud distinguishes mourning, the successful detachment of ego from the lost...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 207–238.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., recuperative moment is characterized in various moods as interpretation, objectification (13), nostalgia, and justice (70), but also, since the past is gone forever, as mel­ ancholy, mourning (79), and catastrophe (96). Modernist poetics, especially in its early formulation as imagism, also...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2007
... because Bishop herself had moved beyond the loss through the art of writing; her drafts trace memory’s textual history, which is to say memory’s differentiation in the service of mourning represented. “North Haven” began as a short sketch in one of Bishop’s notebooks; the sketch...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 79–103.
Published: 01 March 2013
... shame and exposure heralds confession’s endlessness, its failure to produce absolution.6 These passages also fail to suture the gap between the past and present for another reason—not Conrad’s announced conscious refusal to mourn, but rather an unannounced, unconscious failure. Depicting...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 396–400.
Published: 01 September 2008
... in the process of remembering, memorializing, mourning, and extending the cultural legacy of the 1930s, and as a consequence he at­ tends to rhetorical and formal-stylistic aspects of the poems as well as their evidentiary value in a historical argument. Typical of his attempt to grasp...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 67–73.
Published: 01 March 2007
...” English, the writers Wirth- Nesher gathers under this banner register the degree to which English is not merely a language to be used but a problem, an aspiration, an object of mourning, a reification. What Wirth-Nesher traces in her collection of readings of works ranging from the short...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2011
... mournful legacy of the twentieth century—that is, with the futility of political struggle. [They] shift attention from political actors and institu- tions to the general public—ordinary people whose agency has 123Twentieth-Century Literature 57.1 Spring 2011 123...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 405–413.
Published: 01 September 2014
... expanded his range of genres and authors. The Poetry of Mourning (1994) examined how twentieth-century poems about death both use and subvert elegiac conventions, and has become essential reading for anyone interested in elegy. While putting together a new Norton Anthology of Modern and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 414–422.
Published: 01 September 2014
... after the burial of his previous wife, the children’s mother, does not simply, Widiss writes, flout “the social decorum of mourning rituals and the emotional well-being of his offspring”; it also disrupts the “conventions of linguistic usage.” Here the build-up reminds us that we’re in literary...