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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 369–386.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Jennifer Willging Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 “True Down to the Last Detail”: Narrative and Memory in Marguerite Duras’s “Monsieur X.” Jennifer Willging arguerite Duras’s La Douleur (1985)1 is a collection of six disparate texts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 222–242.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Dale Pattison © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 Dale Pattison Writing Home: Domestic Space, Narrative Production, and the Homeland in Roth’s American Pastoral Dale Pattison On September 18, 2002, as part of the Lannan Foundation’s literary awards ceremony, author and activist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Marie Franco Offering a queer reading of Gravity’s Rainbow , this project reevaluates the sexual politics and narrative poetics at work in Thomas Pynchon’s paradigmatic postmodernist novel. Moving beyond a thematic reading of sexuality, the article articulates the unacknowledged theoretical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 513–518.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and text. As Wyatt’s skillful interpretations of Morrison’s novels show, Morrison’s narrative strategies draw readers into the text even as they are, in turn, called upon to make the text their own. Frank’s words, then, may caution the reader not to misread the text, as Florens, in A Mercy , tragically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 249–274.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Trevor Dodman Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 HI “ Going All to Pieces” : A Farewell to Arms as Trauma Narrative Trevor Dodman Bullet wounds do not cause severe bleeding unless they hap­ pen to injure some large trunk or smash one of the larger bones. Wounds...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 363–371.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Joshua Gang jsgang@berkeley.edu Novel Sensations: Modernist Fiction and the Problem of Qualia , by Day Jon . Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press , 2020 . 208 pages. Stories and the Brain: The Neuroscience of Narrative , by Armstrong Paul B. Baltimore : Johns...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (4): 470–491.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Teresa Heffernan Copyright © Hofstra University 2001 Apocalyptic Narratives: The Nation in Salman Rushdie’s Midnights Children Teresa Heffernan The radically performative laying down of the law by the legislator must create the very context...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 663–687.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Meg Gillette Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Modern Abortion Narratives and the Century of Silence Modern American Abortion Narratives and the Century of Silence Meg Gillette “I finally found a doctor in West New York, New Jersey. The doctor was very sweet. He had...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Gary Edward Holcomb Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post-Civil Rights American Literature , by Norman Brian , University of Georgia Press , 2010 . 214 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Gary Edward Holcomb Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post-Civil...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 231–239.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Nima . 2013 . “ Freud and the Matter of the Brain: On the Rearrangements of Neuropsychoanalysis .” Critical Inquiry 20 , no. 1 : 83 – 108 . Bérubé Michael . 2005 . “ Disability and Narrative .” PMLA 120 , no. 2 : 568 – 76 . Manning Erin . 2013 . Always More Than One...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 511–517.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Maurizia Boscagli Narratives of Nothing in Twentieth-Century Literature , by Vicks Meghan . New York : Bloomsbury , 2015 . 196 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 “What is it about the human condition that allows us to conceive of and question nothing itself...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 372–378.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Robert Azzarello razzarello@suno.edu Journeys of Transformation: Searching for No-Self in Western Buddhist Travel Narratives , by Barbour John D. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2022 . 334 pages. © 2023 Hofstra University 2023 One of the most central...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 March 2020
... and imagining on the attempted reembodiment or, in this case, eventual disembodiment, of the body in pain. © 2020 Hofstra University 2020 Maurice Blanchot embodiment narrative pain trauma Prior to her turn to prose, for which she was chastised by the German-speaking press, Ingeborg Bachmann...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 75–99.
Published: 01 March 2021
...-twentieth-century American adoption narratives suggests, however, that inherited traits were not the only concerns, an argument this essay pursues by considering March’s novel and its film adaptation alongside Richard Wright’s posthumously published novella Rite of Passage . All of the texts share certain...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 411–436.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Chris Roulston This article explores the relations among childhood innocence, queerness, and nation-building in Rosemary Manning’s boarding school narrative, The Chinese Garden (1962). Recent scholarship by Lee Edelman and Kathryn Bond Stockton has questioned the innocence we invest in the figure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 359–378.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Teresa Winterhalter This article argues that although James Joyce’s Ulysses faces us with an overarching verbal complexity, we need not allow the insights into Leopold Bloom’s voicing grounded in Bakhtinian analysis to delimit the endpoint in exploring Joyce’s narrative technique. Stressing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Yael Levin This paper traces instances of metalepsis in John Fowles’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman , Vladimir Nabokov’s Bend Sinister , Karin Fossum’s Broken , and J. M. Coetzee’s Slow Man . In its collapsing of narrative levels, that stylistic device is commonly seen as dramatizing a uniquely...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 407–430.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to bodily, narrative, and cultural annihilation. Drawing on textual scholarship that prioritizes notions of texts as “fluid” or “in process” as well as on theories of queer and asycnhronous temporalities, I argue for a reading of the novel as haunted by its erasures and absences, and for a reading practice...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 427–450.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the composition of verse and the fabric of national narratives. Whereas Pound detects the rhythmic coherence of a robust economy beneath the surface differences of documented history, Moore’s attention to the syllabic material of the prose she read and the stanzas she composed trained her attention...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 233–264.
Published: 01 June 2020
... fictionalized his teenage daughter’s adventures with the original Malibu surf crew and in the process vividly signaled the emergence of a rebellious postwar youth culture. Just as interesting is the way Kohner’s entertaining comic drama of feminist awakening plays out through an intriguingly complex narrative...