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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 392–401.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Damien Keane Novel Theory and Technology in Modernist Britain , by Fielding Heather . New York : Cambridge University Press , 2018 . 200 pages. Modernist Soundscapes: Auditory Technology and the Novel , by Frattarola Angela . Gainesville : University Press of Florida...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... writing in general and particular works of fiction. Sarduy’s Cobra and the criticism around it manifest the potential benefits of such a cross-disciplinary engagement. Although most critics have taken the novel to embody “Buddhist” themes, few have critically engaged the literature on Buddhism to see what...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 232–254.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Carrie J. Preston © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Carrie J. Preston Joyce’s Reading Bodies and the Kinesthetics of the Modernist Novel Carrie J. Preston James Joyce famously described Ulysses as an “epic of the human body,” and many of his early and influential...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 491–498.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Benjamin Paul The Novel and the New Ethics is a valuable contribution to modern novel theory that is able to take the most glaring fault line in twentieth-century criticism—the divide between liberal humanism and poststructuralist ideological critique—as the starting point for a unified...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Christopher Breu Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 The Novel Enfleshed: Naked Lunch and the Literature of Materiality The Novel Enfleshed: Naked Lunch and the Literature of Materiality Christopher Breu The end of postmodernism? Is postmodernism still a viable analytical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Jackson Ayres The Political Novel: Re-Imagining the Twentieth Century , by Scheingold Stuart A. , New York : Continuum , 2010 . 262 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Review Political Estrangement and the Novel The Political Novel: Re-Imagining the Twentieth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 524–531.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Kristin Bluemel Modernism, Satire, and the Novel , by Greenberg Jonathan , Cambridge University Press , 2011 . 220 pages. 2012 Kristin Bluemel Modernism, Satire, and the Novel by Jonathan Greenberg Cambridge University Press, 2011. 220 pages Kristin Bluemel The first...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Thomas S. Davis © 2015 by Hofstra University 2014 The Historical Novel at History’s End:  Virginia Woolf’s The Years The Historical Novel at History’s End: Virginia Woolf’s The Years Thomas S. Davis It seems as if there were no progress in the human race, but only...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 251–258.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Karen Leick Anti-Nazi Modernism: The Challenges of Resistance in 1930s Fiction , by Spiro Mia , Northwestern University Press , 2013 . 308 pages. Migrant Modernism: Postwar London and the West Indian Novel , by Brown J. Dillon , University of Virginia Press , 2013 . 246...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 40–66.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Rachel Hollander Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 m Novel Ethics: Alterity and Form in Jacob’s Room Rachel Hollander 1 hough few critics would still claim that the modernist novel privileges experimental form over engagement with social and political concerns...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 371–393.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Samuel Cohen Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 w The Novel in a Time of Terror: M id d lesex , History, and Contemporary American Fiction Samuel Cohen I effrey Eugenides’s 2002 Middlesex, a critically acclaimed historical novel, nas been praised as an expansive, epic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 329–358.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Cheryl Alison In 1952, Ralph Ellison published Invisible Man to acclaim, though the novel’s subterranean ending has inspired critical debate. For over forty years afterward, he worked on his second novel, unfinished when he died in 1994. This article considers what was at stake for Ellison both...
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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 (2011) 57 (3-4): 516–538.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Caren Irr 2011 Caren Irr Postmodernism in Reverse: American National Allegories and the 21st-Century Political Novel Caren Irr Since the 1980s, the conceptual twin—or, better, dialectical counter- part—of literary postmodernism has been the national allegory. As Fred- ric...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 462–492.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Yi-Ping Ong Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Yi-Ping Ong The Language of Advertising and the Novel: Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas Yi-Ping Ong Modernity in Trinidad, then, turns out to be the extreme suscep- tibility of people who are unsure of themselves...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 150–170.
Published: 01 June 2000
...James Tweedie Copyright © Hofstra University 2000 Lolita's Loose Ends: Nabokov and the Boundless Novel James Tweedie arly reviews of Lolita (1958), from both admirers and detractors, con­ cocted the perfect mixture for an American best-seller...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Marina MacKay Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 w Catholicism, Character, and the Invention of the Liberal Novel Tradition Marina MacKay O ne issue that preoccupied novelists in the decades after the Second World War was how to reconcile their inherited idea of the self...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (4): 437–464.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Annika J. Lindskog This article places Woolf’s Night and Day (1919) in the context of the Edwardian free-union novel—works that represent and debate monogamous relationships without legal recognition. In seeking alternatives to marriage, this genre explored what modernity might mean for young...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Danielle Christmas In William Styron’s Sophie’s Choice and The Confessions of Nat Turner , and the responses to his novels, two contrasting discourses emerge: a commitment to the idea that histories of slavery and the Holocaust can be explained by economic motives, on one hand, and, on the other...