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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 207–232.
Published: 01 June 2020
...William Fogarty Taking up the persistent question of poetry’s sociopolitical capacities by considering how Harrison’s poems depend on the power of local speech, this article examines how they cast his working-class northern English dialect in meter and rhyme as a way to scrutinize social...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (1): 47–74.
Published: 01 March 2008
... the viability of regionalism generally and a decline in the dominance of London-centered literature. The imaginative efforts of a series of Northern Irish writers beginning in the early twentieth century have led to the establishment of a regional, bicultural, and finally trans-cultural literature...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 331–335.
Published: 01 September 2004
... story of African-American life in the deep South.The revisions had the added benefit of blunting W right’s scathing criticism of specifically Northern racism, allowing readers the luxury of imagining that racial oppression was a comfortingly regional as opposed to national phenomenon...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (3): 353–363.
Published: 01 September 2022
... by Northern and Southern writers alike, water and coasts are thus crucial, if overlooked, components of the Irish sense of place. Importantly, for Allen, abstract historical or political narratives fail to capture this sea-connected reality. Instead, it is revealed in the mingled lives of objects, characters...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 145–174.
Published: 01 June 2009
... the project of the book as a whole, namely, the recovery of the vanishing world of the South by a Northerner who has, at long last, returned home: Song of the Son Pour O pour that parting soul in song, O pour it in the sawdust glow of night, Into the velvet pine-smoke...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (3): 285–310.
Published: 01 September 2000
... has been described by Dan Sullivan as Friel’s “least politi­ cal play” (P-8). The comment suggests that the play represents a new direc­ tion for Friel, a departure from concerns that have consistently marked his work since the 1970s and the resurgence of conflict in Northern Ireland...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
... to the Irish state; it is now installed on the Custom House Quay along the northern bank of the river Liffey, which runs through Dublin city. The sculpture consists of a group of figures in bronze. Their bodies are elongated and emaciated, their clothes roughened and tattered, their belongings carried in small...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 151–178.
Published: 01 June 2022
..., in which ultimately white domination is justified. 2 If Watchman makes the case that white southerners share an Anglo-Saxon racial kinship, one that distinguishes them racially from Black southerners and from white northerners both, distinctions are evident, for example, in how the Finches think about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 57–74.
Published: 01 March 2021
... 105), then, “The Gravel Walks” offers an apologia for the ungoverned tongue and its associations of poetic authority. As Jenkins argues, it represents a dissolution of parameters, yielding the new perspective from which Heaney will consider the binary identities and political deadlock of Northern...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 79–98.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., contributions, and citizenship What makes someone a citizen of Grand Republic? There are a variety of answers, of course, but one of the more revealing concerns shoveling snow in northern Minnesota: It had been so cold, this late February, that the First Duty of the high-minded citizen...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 125–129.
Published: 01 March 2009
... of Northern blacks; they saw the folk as radically different from the modern and argued that trying to exist within both would destroy the individual. Examining Hurston’s work in this context, Duck brings to hght Hurston’s insistence that folklore could be useful in negotiating 127 Caroline Miles...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 197–221.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Luther King Jr. is invoked indiscriminately today. His name and image can be found everywhere and yet rarely with any context or complexity. It is this ambiguous legacy that animates Charles Johnson’s Dreamer (1998), which fictionalizes the civil rights leader’s Northern campaign in 1966. Johnson...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2004
... of having decisively broken with an archaic past. In the process of grappling with the inadequacies of nationalism, Lowry arrives at a vision of North America in which Canada and Mexico figure more centrally than the United States. His novel is situated in those northern and south­ ern “borderlands...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 240–245.
Published: 01 June 2016
... lying around, a feeling of decline and destruction. There is only one who can wake me up and strike me: Bernanos, and even he only with Under Satan’s Sun ” (153). Once again, and in a way that seems to orient a central chapter, the displacement in space (from Germany to Bernanos’s northern France...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 494–519.
Published: 01 December 2003
... to the semiotic” (155) as a response to the pressures of living in Northern Ireland. In “Surfacing” McGuckian professes, “Poetry is my way of get­ ting drunk” (105), calls the poetic process “vatic” (106), and describes her poems as patterns meant to express “my inability to speak I want to make English...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 349–354.
Published: 01 June 2012
... for these early letters. The volume also includes a useful chronology of events in Hemingway’s life, 1907-1922; maps of Oak Park, Northern Michigan, Paris, and World War I Italy; and photographs of Hemingway and the people he cared for. These include the four women most important to the young Hemingway...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 263–284.
Published: 01 September 2005
... in us like nets in water” conveys, on the one hand, an impression of Northern Ireland trawled by the nets of empire— in this reading “furtherings” are exten­ sions of cultural infiltration— and, on the other, an impression of people simply swaying back and forth, bending as much...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2015
... participated were conducted in and through her negotiation of her cultural identity” (114). Through close readings of Mansfield’s Urewera Notebook , which details a 1907 trip the author took along the northern shore of New Zealand, Snaith illuminates Mansfield’s awareness of the complications in colonial...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 243–250.
Published: 01 June 2014
... transformationally transported southern African American folk culture into the black enclaves of Northern cities. In making this case, Chinitz largely absolves Hughes from exacerbating the problems of an aesthetics of authenticity—its tendency to reify race, justify African American marginality, or exclude...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 474–481.
Published: 01 December 2006
... at. In The Conjure Woman, even the most sympathetic of the white Northern listeners to Uncle Julius’s stories of life under slavery reaches the limit of her willingness to invest emotion­ ally in his tales (and to support the ameliorative present-day action that Julius implicitly calls for) when Julius...