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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 September 2015
...John Lowney Jazz Griots: Music as History in the 1960s African American Poem , by Marcoux Jean-Philippe . Lanham, MD : Lexington Books , 2012 . 233 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 In the introduction to this compelling account of 1960s African American jazz poetry...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 442–458.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Stuart Allen Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 m “Thinking Strictly Prohibited”: Music, Language, and Thought in “Sirens” Stuart Allen 1 aking their cue from the novelist’s comments to Frank Budgen that he composed “Sirens” using “the technical resources of music” (Ellmann...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 504–512.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Matthew Scully The Great American Songbooks: Musical Texts, Modernism, and the Value of Popular Culture , by Graham T. Austin , Oxford University Press , 2013 . 320 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 Matthew Scully Musical Literature: Bridging the Gap Between High and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 436–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
... how the poem unites the key elements of danse macabre —skeletal imagery, musical procession, grisly humor—with apprehensions of the absent mother, an approach founded upon but aesthetically distinct from original symboliste works such as Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du mal , or the work of American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 504–510.
Published: 01 December 2018
... artists, in Rasula’s terms, long for an art that could be as abstract as music, in which an illusion of insight is gained, but we can never know what that insight is. This ambitious book professes to be about “melomania,” an excessive love of music, as manifested across multiple modernist art forms. Yet...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 111–118.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Tony Sharpe Wallace Stevens, New York, and Modernism , Edited by Goldfarb Lisa and Eeckhout Bart , Routledge , 2012 . 184 pages. The Figure Concealed: Wallace Stevens, Music, and Valéryan Echoes , by Goldfarb Lisa , Sussex Academic Press , 2011 . 228 pages...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 420.
Published: 01 September 2003
... of the figure of the Jew and Jewishness in such cultural expres­ sions as literary and non-literary writing, art and museum exhibitions, film, music, and theater. We expect these essays to question, challenge, and redefine the terms philosemitism and antisemitism and to complicate...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2009
... asserted itself in spite of repressive racism. Freedman’s use of klezmer music as a metaphor for contemporary Ameri­ can cultural hybridity inflected by Jewish culture makes a poor example when compared to jazz as the quintessential American music and cultural form of expression of modern America...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 504–511.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., which argues that Eliot’s attitude toward popular culture was far from the contempt attributed to him. Though the biographies and anecdotal essays offer abundant evidence of an Eliot who devoured many elements of pop­ ular culture—comic books, boxing, music hall, detective fiction—Chinitz here...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 249–258.
Published: 01 June 2005
... it) of rigorous criti­ cal engagement, music criticism, analytical or speculative fiction (a la Poe, Borges, Hoffmann, or Auster), notes on poetics, lectures, and interviews, with subject matter ranging from Whitman’s interest in phrenology to Kamau Braithwaite’s “broken language” to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 519–527.
Published: 01 December 2015
... participating in current Cambodian government leadership call upon fellow citizens to “bury the past” (175). It is this “transnational set of amnesiac politics” (13), argues Schlund-Vials, that 1.5-generation Cambodian American writers and artists work against. In suggesting how musical tones and samples...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 443–473.
Published: 01 December 2006
... 1925 Vanity Fair essay called “Where Are the Movies Moving?” Huxley writes that “the dark­ ness o f the theater, the monotonous music” induce in the audience “a kind of hypnotic state” (Essays 1:176).6 In an article for Close Up, Bryher describes a stupefied film audience: “To...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 232–259.
Published: 01 June 2013
...-century cannot be adequately assessed without research into the variety of institutions and materials in which it manifested. 233 Derek Furr Recording and reviving: the Lomax projects In 1942, the Library of Congress issued the first of a series of 78RPM albums featuring music collected...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 433–435.
Published: 01 December 2015
... carnivalesque music of marimbas and claves . Another of this essay’s strengths is the way it documents the poem’s unsettling mixture of tones, somberness mingled with a strange gaiety, and finds a context that helps explain it. It is precisely here, in the poem’s oxymoronic funereal gaiety, that the cryptic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 260–282.
Published: 01 June 2013
...” help to illuminate the hybrid character of Some Trees. The first segment of “The Mythological Poet” describes the re- placement of “the toothless murmuring / of ancient willows, who kept their trouble / in a stage of music,” with a “new / Music, innocent and monstrous / As the ocean’s bright...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 34–55.
Published: 01 March 2000
... becomes a sublime release from the symbolic order, an episode of remission from the authority of the paternal word and a reexperience of the maternal voice, a reentry into the musical bliss of an originary acoustic cocoon. For Helen Ambrose, on the other hand, the experience is disturbing and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 337–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
... fables, Gertrude Stein’s ambient approach to environmental surrounds, the geographical wanderings of early blues music, John Cage’s use of new sonic media technologies to capture the traffic of human and nonhuman sound, and the rhetorical immersion in rural and urban toxicity that figures centrally in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 467–509.
Published: 01 December 2001
... narratives at least reverse the conventional spatial and eco­ nomic direction of Western adventure stories. Migrants (typically) travel south to north, or east to west, and from poor to rich countries. In The Ground Beneath, Rushdie audaciously claims that his hero invented rock music one thousand...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 260–268.
Published: 01 June 2010
... writing of a novel. In chapters 1 and 2 of Concerning E. M. Forster, “Aspects of Aspects” and “Beethoven, Wagner, Vinteuil,” Kermode recalls Forster’s reservation regarding James’s emphasis on form, an emphasis that Forster would sup- plant with his own, musically inspired, notion of rhythm...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 132–139.
Published: 01 March 2011
.... While Fredman declares this book to be about four central figures— the poets Robert Duncan and Robert Creeley; the artist Wallace Berman; and the filmmaker, artist, and folk music anthologist Harry Smith—he populates it with many of the artists with whom these figures worked and lived. In this...