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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 (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 (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 (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 (2022) 68 (2): 151–178.
Published: 01 June 2022
... maturity and political liberty constitute the core features of a mythologized Anglo-Saxon racial inheritance, one shared by her novel’s white characters, and over the course of the novel, as its protagonist Jean Louise Finch rejects psychologically stunted and politically naive colorblind liberalism, she...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (4): 409–436.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and solitude were not only compatible but, in fact, depended on one another. Moore had a high view of public (and especially civic) virtue and responsibility, which she brought to bear on her late-life celebrity, but for her it was solitude that made both literary productivity and public life possible...
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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 (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 (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. © 2021 Hofstra University 2021 American literature criticism gender Irish...
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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 (2021) 67 (4): 359–384.
Published: 01 December 2021
... and inexplicable choices, critics tend to blame either Helga’s psyche or her environment. This essay offers an alternative approach, one that troubles the sharp distinctions between interior and exterior on which these readings implicitly rely by arguing that Helga and recalcitrant subjects like her exhibit “wrong...
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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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
...William Q. Malcuit This article argues for a reconsideration of T. S. Eliot’s early poetry—in particular “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”—as developing out of a particular American poetic tradition, one that replayed and reinforced important tenets of American liberalism and nationalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 403–428.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and bodily formation, I propose that Huxley’s novel adapts this nonlinear model in order to rethink human development in a modern world beset by overspecialized education and political tyranny. Of particular importance is one of the results of heterochrony: neoteny (the adult retention of juvenile...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 309–336.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Mary McGlynn Focusing on one of the most frequent and explicit targets of Thatcher’s economic policies, working-class men in traditional heavy industries, I explore representations of the dissolution of both unions and private space under Thatcher. Looking at fiction, films, and screenplays...
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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...