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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2008) 54 (3): 307–338.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Thomas F. Haddox Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 w John Barth’s The Floating Opera and Southern Modernism of the 1950s Thomas F. Haddox D espite hailing from and frequently setting his fiction on the Eastern Shore o f Maryland— a region whose history includes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2004) 50 (2): 167–191.
Published: 01 June 2004
... his teens and twenties of his “opera-going self” (112), whose manners and style were representative of a generation of economically privileged gay men who were educated in the private schools and colleges of the American Northeast. This story, which Merrill tells with some critical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 507–512.
Published: 01 December 2017
... fed his own creative work, including his explicitly expressionist contemporary plays. Collectively, the essays in Auden at Work also pay rewarding attention to the startlingly broad range of nonpoetic work Auden did: along with teaching and lecturing, he was a filmmaker, opera librettist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 504–512.
Published: 01 September 2013
...- ring pattern in his study, Graham seeks to correct critical misperceptions or oversights regarding the musicality of, in this case, Whitman. In order to do so, he pauses to contextualize Whitman’s familiarity with the popular music of his time—in particular Italian opera—and contemporaneous...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 467–490.
Published: 01 December 2005
... yard in Africa” (218). He is contemplating the possibility of bringing a crippled dog into the shambles of an opera he has been composing for months. His life is as close to having no material value as that of any character Coetzee has created: he has become a dog-man: a dog undertaker...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 240–245.
Published: 01 June 2016
... question of what precisely Bernanos was imagining in the postwar period on which Sollors concentrates. The answer is intriguing. The French author’s final work, The Dialogues of the Carmelites , which may be more familiar to the reader as the libretto of Poulenc’s opera of the same name, stages the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2001) 47 (2): 268–292.
Published: 01 June 2001
... Monteriano. In Flaubert’s novel, the reference to this opera and to the Scott novel on which it is based underscores Emma Bovary s emotional state as a woman trapped, like Lucia/Lucy, in an unhappy marriage. The opera affects Emma Bovary deeply; moreover, at the performance she...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): vi–x.
Published: 01 June 2010
... Androgyny and Sexual Identity.” The judge is Linda Hutcheon, University Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. Among the most recent of her works are A Theory of Adaptation and, with Michael Hutcheon, M.D., Opera: The Art of Dying. Professor...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 106–110.
Published: 01 March 2006
... smaller— though no less intricate—scale than Pound’s, Hayot addresses Brecht’s translations of Chinese poetry and then steps up to consider the alien­ ation, or A-effect, that Brecht developed after watching a performance of Chinese opera. In dealing with the essay in which Brecht elaborated his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 540–545.
Published: 01 September 2012
... explains Barth’s decisive turn to metafiction in Giles Goat-Boy in 1966, Grausam resorts to the novelist’s 1956 The Floating Opera, whose events take place on the June day in 1937 when the narrator resolves to commit suicide. We seem to be a long way from nuclear holocaust, but Grausam invokes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 64–97.
Published: 01 March 2005
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 238–268.
Published: 01 June 2000
... regarded as an au­ thentic antidote to what ailed the English cultural scene.16 The “Opera” in this parenthesis was the Grand Season of Russian Opera and English Opera (and the Russian Ballet) brought to London’s Drury Lane Theatre in 1914 by Sir Joseph Beecham, the founder of Beecham’s Pills. Here...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 272–279.
Published: 01 June 2015
... peripheral figures, a veritable who’s who of twentieth-century art and culture, the names spanning from A to Z in a Ouija-like arc of fame. Merrill’s life itself was like the operas he loved from a young age, full of intrigue, splendor, and dazzling, sometimes bizarre, set changes and costumes. Or else it...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 396–404.
Published: 01 December 2000
... image of apocalyptic dread (“It is cold, cold, cold . . . deserted, deserted, deserted” [35 “Victory Over the Sun,” a Russian cubo-futurist opera of the prerevolutionary avant-garde, displayed the millennialist anticipation of a more perfect, remade, world. Many works of apocalyptic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 524–531.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Burke and Richard Rorty, for example, come as happy surprises. One of the simplest, and thus most helpful, of these citations appears in Greenberg’s definition of ironic redescription, a central opera- tion of modernist satire and thus a key term for his argument: “Anything can be made to look...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 405–413.
Published: 01 September 2014
... “abundant quotations of song lyrics from rock, pop, blues, jazz, folk, and opera, as also from funeral dirges, praise songs, abusive songs, reggae, and rap” (he delights in comprehensive lists), twentieth-century poetry has continued to assert its specificity (Ramazani 188). Music and text have an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 330–351.
Published: 01 September 2015
... series of others, as we see Jacob’s childhood bedroom, his rooms at Cambridge, the opera house, the chapel at King’s College come to define what we know of him, even as he remains passive and enigmatic as a character. Recent ethical readings of Jacob’s Room have engaged poststructuralist thinking...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 150–173.
Published: 01 June 2002
... Person and in later poems such as “Matinees.” He seemed perversely to crave loss and be­ trayal in love because he desired the kind of elaborate drama, as in the opera, that flows from thwarted loves. He wrote of himself as he was in the early 50s that, if the garb of the aesthete seemed...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 103–122.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of his “histoires vraies” of the end of the decade, in “La Femme aimée” for example. This story opens with him writing, but he is soon interrupted by a call to supply the book for an opera, which is in turn curtailed by the events of the story of not writing this opera. Finally, he says no...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... Noting that Bishop had been an opera fan, he recounts a humorous story of attending an opera with Bishop and the Lowells, then ends with the La Boheme anecdote. Giroux recalls that his niece cried at the death of Mimi, and when her mother came to pick her up, she was still crying. “What’s wrong...