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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 666–673.
Published: 01 December 2013
...John King One-Way Tickets: Writers and the Culture of Exile , by Borinsky Alicia , Trinity University Press , 2011 . 223 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 John King One-Way Tickets: Writers and the Culture of Exile by Alicia Borinsky Trinity University Press, 2011...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 296–332.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Patrick Redding Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Patrick Redding “One must make a distinction, however”: Marianne Moore and Democratic Taste Patrick Redding The root & seed of democracy is the doctrine Judge for yourself...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 March 2018
... claims, requires drawing a sharp distinction between the private-intellectual and social-practical realms or, as one of her characters puts it, between the “things you read about” and the “things you do.” Curiosity, if it is to be sanctioned by Wharton, must be quarantined to the former sphere, to one’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... to express disquiet with the mechanics of the corporeal, Powell’s camera insists that we look steadily at the bodies of his lead actors—one aging before our eyes, one remaining eternally and impossibly the same—as they are worked on by the trickery of cinema, and to marvel at (rather than being repulsed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 269–292.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Patrick Eichholz Out of the wreckage of the First World War, classicism and dadaism charted two opposing paths forward. While one movement sought to overturn the institutions complicit in prolonging the war, the other sought to buttress these same institutions as a safeguard against the chaos...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2017) 63 (4): 405–426.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of draft and manuscript materials by Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Bishop, the essay argues that Moore’s continual revisions render her less an experimental poet than a teleological one, whose commitment was ultimately both to the “finish” of the lyric poem and to the lyric as a modality of communication...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jordan S. Carroll This essay examines the US literary publisher Grove Press from 1951 to 1970. During this period, Grove promoted an aesthetic that Susan Sontag termed the “new sensibility,” one that valued impersonal sensations over personal expression. Grove thus became a key mediator between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 295–316.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Adrienne Brown Beginning with a comparison of Virginia Woolf ’s vision of passing a “fine negress” in “A Room of One’s Own” (1929) to Zora Neale Hurston’s refusal to allow white women to pass her without some roughhousing in her 1928 essay, “How It Feels to Be Colored Me,” this essay grapples...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
... subjectivity—a way of telling one’s own scandalous story through someone else’s words, even words intended as hostile, discovering poetic and sexual pleasures where others see only anxiety and dread. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 8 I maintain the distinction between Merrill and his poem’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 23–42.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... The article demonstrates that the work of the New Americanists is a distinct product of the first postsocialist decade. Special attention is devoted to the methodological writings of Donald Pease, one of the founders of the new field, and to the formative influence of F. O. Matthiessen’s 1947 journey...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of socialism and capitalism in the post-9/11 moment. These female characters drive change as well as navigate it, showing that gender is central to the creation, embodiment, and performance of knowledge. The focus on women protagonists as primary producers of a transnational knowledge—one that bridges US...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 307–342.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Dennis López There are ghosts in the barn, or at least Helena María Viramontes’s Under the Feet of Jesus leads one to believe so. Instances of spectrality abound in the novel, suggesting a fundamental connection between Viramontes’s figurative appeal to the “ghostly” and her more openly political...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 233–264.
Published: 01 June 2020
... voice, one blurring distinctions between its California teen daughter-protagonist-narrator and the father-author, both learned European exile and savvy Tinseltown operator. In subtly decisive ways, Kohner intervenes allusively and intertextually in the central narrative to anchor buoyant personal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Sarah E. Cornish The World War II diary A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City (2005) documents one woman’s story of survival in the spring of 1945 in Berlin, during which upward of 130,000 women were raped by soldiers of the Red Army. First, this essay introduces the politics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 431–462.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Frances Dickey The over one thousand letters from T. S. Eliot to Emily Hale, opened to the public on January 2, 2020, reveal the poet’s emotional and creative dependence on Hale and illuminate the meanings of “Gerontion,” The Waste Land , Ash-Wednesday , “Landscapes,” Murder in the Cathedral , Four...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 57–74.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., however, that view helps Heaney develop a poetics where form itself—the essential border-making and border-crossing apparatus—is emblematic of a solution to political crisis, making his misreading a highly productive one. Bishop’s influence is consistent with a pattern in which Heaney becomes utterly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 163–190.
Published: 01 June 2021
... and affective space for thinking through—if not necessarily beyond—the ubiquity of despair in twentieth-century modernity. Ultimately, morbid vitalism points a way toward a broader conversation between life-oriented modernist scholarship on vitalism and affect, on the one hand, and ongoing inquiries...
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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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 32–62.
Published: 01 March 2015
... on the originality of her own oeuvre, the younger writer took Wharton’s work and made it new. One of Larsen’s most modernist gestures is the manner in which she consistently refers to, echoes, and resituates Wharton. These adaptations of Wharton’s fiction, especially of Sanctuary (1903) and Twilight Sleep (1927...