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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 329–358.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in publishing as a novelist and in sustained composition. Through paying close attention to Ellison’s compositional style in Invisible Man , in addition to his work in the essay form, this account shows that despite Ellison’s desire to publish the novel, his approach to novel-writing indicates his investment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 86–104.
Published: 01 March 2011
... taking regret- ful leave of their bodies. This late sequence is a literature of leave-taking, a trilogy of novels in flight from homeland, from the body, and from the very comforts of novelistic form. Novels against the novel. This is a kind of aesthetic exile that implies a deliberate self...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... . Portland, OR : Tin House . Wicomb Zoë . 2000 . David’s Story . New York : CUNY Feminist Press . Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 antiapartheid resistance historical materialism historicism novelistic form This essay places Zoë Wicomb’s David’s Story (2000...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 365–375.
Published: 01 June 2012
... the relationship between shame and form at some length. Instead of offering an unequivocal corrective to the perceived shortfalls of postcolonial criti- cism, Bewes is more interested in layers of implication (both the novelist’s and the critic’s) in the very structures of colonial apprehension...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 39–71.
Published: 01 March 2001
.... In this final section, I would like to explore Woolf’s early revisions to received novelistic forms, particularly her allusions to romance and her use of fantasy. Both genres offer ways to capture the “ truths” of a woman’s life, truths that otherwise escape from the ideologically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 273–304.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of the Unconscious, Lawrence directs his experiments with form toward the concrete political goal of comprehensive educational reform.4 Articulating a model for childhood development was one of D. H. Lawrence’s major intellectual projects. It was a project he undertook first in novelistic form...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 283–316.
Published: 01 September 2004
...- and soft-boiled differences, Dashiell Hammett and H. G. Wells do share a crucial, underexamined creative interest in the novelistic depiction of world-weary, underpaid men who represent both emergent forms of lower-level white collar work and the professional face of state power...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 93–124.
Published: 01 June 2007
...: in Enduring Love the reader’s effort to evaluate the theoreti­ cal claims of evolutionary psychology is complicated, even frustrated, by a novelistic form in which philosophical positions appear as symptoms of underlying emotional conflicts—emotional conflicts that, moreover, themselves are founded...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
...” and exuberance at the possibilities offered by exhaustion rests on the novel’s obsolescence and the ways in which this frees the writer to focus on form rather than content. In Barth’s essay, metafiction signals a revitalization of the novel as the novelist is able to examine the text’s own status...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 419–447.
Published: 01 December 2008
.... strikingly does not. What kind of truth could Bar­ busse’s novel tell in 1916 that was no longer possible when Dos Passos invented a radically new novelistic form in the 1930s? Why would Dos Passos reproduce, rather than openly denounce or expose, many of the patently false newspaper headlines...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 429–447.
Published: 01 December 2016
... of their novelistic form, these texts can represent the unvoiced thoughts and feelings of their characters. In Children of the New World these are indicated by quotation marks that represent internal monologues. 2 Similarly, in the closing pages of the novel, a character prepares herself to respond with “silence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 114–136.
Published: 01 March 2001
... essay by that title, Barth describes the literature of exhaustion as representing “the used- upness of certain forms or exhaustion of certain possibilities” in litera­ ture (70). Novelistic fiction, Barth argues, has already said, done, and imagined everything that can be said...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 491–498.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to its form. The result is “a novelistic aesthetics of alterity that can be distinguished from aesthetics understood invidiously as the pleasure derived from ‘mere’ form” (181). This distinction saves the Jamesian legacy from the formalist orthodoxies Moi laments, and encourages a critical understanding...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 364–371.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of the contemporary novelist, or Clarence Major and Percival Everett, who parody the expectation that realism guarantees the social purpose of fiction. The dense narrative 366 Post-Postmodernism Realism? form of  Toni Cade Bambara’s experimental novel, The Salt Eaters (1980), nearly implodes from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 421–432.
Published: 01 December 2004
... Leverkiihn 429 Karyn Ball as mediated by his biographer Zeitblom. Eisenstein chooses instead to locate the novel’s ethical credentials as a venue of historical witnessing in “the Leverkiihnian form written about in Doctor Faustus but ultimately contained by Mann’s (ironic) fidelity to novelistic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2008
... the literary form that is the repository of the Edwardian ‘normal,’ i.e. novelistic realism” (130). Ultimately these “elements” (Greek gods, dell­ like spaces, Rickie’s writing of fantasy stories) are not, Miracky argues, a success in the novels (143-44), but he does not identify the fantastic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 515–523.
Published: 01 September 2012
... and fiction, as The Pargiters set out to do, was doomed to fail- ure. But Saloman sees both the fact/fiction issue and questions of form as red herrings, instead attributing Woolf’s “failure” (Saloman’s word) to the incompatibility of novelistic and essayistic voices and to their “prem- ises about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 492–515.
Published: 01 December 2011
... to serve as a climax to the case he makes for the writer’s investment in that dissoluble link between and integration of “story and the novel, the idea and the form”—concepts that are equivalent, in his view, to “the needle and the thread.” But James doesn’t seem content merely to bang the drum...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 260–268.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Forster’s fiction as a bit of a muddle, re- flective of the novelist’s disdain for a theory or art of fiction. This disdain finds its most heartfelt expression in Forster’s 1927 critical book Aspects of the Novel, which, like Kermode’s Concerning E. M. Forster, began its life in the form of the Clark...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 123–131.
Published: 01 March 2011
... and the emergence of totalitarian regimes.” In The Political Novel, the political scientist Scheingold shifts his method from the empirical social sciences to literary criticism in order to discover “a counterpart, a complement, perhaps a corrective to these other forms of scholarly inquiry” (2). Sche...