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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 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 (1 June 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 (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 513–518.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Doreen Fowler Love and Narrative Form in Toni Morrison’s Later Novels , by Wyatt Jean . Athens : University of Georgia Press , 2017 . 246 pages. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 Jean Wyatt’s Love and Narrative Form in Toni Morrison’s Later Novels is a much-needed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 231–239.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Ajitpaul Mangat The Disarticulate: Language, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity , by Berger James . New York University Press , 2014 . 320 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 James Berger’s second book has been published in New York University Press’s Cultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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 (1 December 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, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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 (1 March 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 (1 December 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 that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 (1 December 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 on...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Nathaniel Mills This article challenges long-standing narratives of Ralph Ellison’s response to civil rights-era struggles as one of quietism, conservatism, or apolitical aestheticism. Focusing on a key episode early in Ellison’s Three Days before the Shooting …, in which a jazz musician burns his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 173–208.
Published: 01 June 2015
... contemporary society and politics. Demonstrating how John Dowell’s impressionistic narrative signals the dangers of social disengagement and political isolation, the essay also addresses the novel’s historical allusions to the English Reformation and the latent correlations between characters’ behavior and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
...), which she deeply admired, involve not only subtle appropriations of turns of phrase, image, and point of view but also revisions of racial themes and subversions of narrative closure. Examining Larsen’s engagement with Wharton—particularly in Quicksand (1928), Passing (1929), “Sanctuary” (1930), and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 92–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
... consciousness and in language when permanent suffering—the historical and metaphysical injustices of twentieth-century modernity—is made to overdetermine what happens to living, thinking, and speaking in the space of literature and narrative. For Beckett’s protagonist, words, ideas, and images are instruments...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
... postcoloniality pervading mid-twentieth-century Irish culture and politics through negative epic forms, forms that reconfigure both realist and modernist conventions. In The Last September , landscape description reframes the scope of epic conventions and challenges narratives of geopolitical development, while...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Jason Vredenburg In both the critical literature and the popular imagination, Jack Kerouac’s seminal road narrative On the Road is often viewed as a celebration of American individualism and frontier myth. Placing the novel within the context of the changing approach to automotive infrastructure...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Frank Capogna This article argues that the modern museum offered modernist writer H.D. an institutional context through which she negotiated the possibilities for women’s experiences of—and participation in—otherwise exclusionary narratives of cultural history. In the novel Asphodel and the epic...