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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., unsharable pain by enjoying the material benefits of another’s labor. However, because Vardaman is just “a country boy,” this desire goes unsatisfied ( A 66). Works cited Bertacco Simona Gibson John 2011 . “ Skepticism and the Idea of an Other: Reflections on Cavell and Postcolonialism...
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Published: 01 September 2017
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Douglas Atkinson Malina demonstrates the paradoxical struggle that characterizes any attempt at reflecting on the uncanny relationship between the embodiment of language and the expression of pain. As Elaine Scarry (1985) notes, pain can be used to both make and unmake an identity; pain’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... and the difficulties of witnessing. Yet, as opposed to merely marking the limits of what can be witnessed, disgust offers an alternative, affective way of encountering the pain of others that still challenges the more soothing logic of mourning and meaning-making. It has a particular countermemorial capacity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
... or anthropological, heritage—when she represents characters’ undeserved, uncompensated pains. Woolf’s thinking aligns her with Charles Darwin in the natural sciences. Like Darwin, Woolf makes tragic chance inseparable from the theater of life. This essay reads Woolf’s oft-cited rejection of teleological form and her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 163–184.
Published: 01 June 2020
... but, rather, a painful process of self-negation. Traversing a world profoundly shaped by colonialism, the writer and his characters are at a loss to make sense of their historical lineage and their place in a rapidly changing landscape. Through a reading of The Loss of El Dorado (1969) and A Bend in the River...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 329–362.
Published: 01 September 2023
... with Christian theology,” one that accepts the Passion and the Crucifixion (or pain, fear, abandonment) while rejecting consolation and salvation. His plays are pervaded by a powerful sense of fate tracing back to an early essay on Proust, where he describes tragedy not as bound up with human justice...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (2): 196–220.
Published: 01 June 2010
... pains in her left breast and abdomen are indecipherable presentiments of the Nazi jackboot that cracks into her breast and pelvis as she lies in the ravine in the massacre and of the bayonet that is thrust 196Twentieth-Century Literature 56.2 Summer 2010 196 Sublime Anamnesis...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 429–447.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in Children of the New World , suffer pain at the hands of a colonial power. In both novels, characters choose to remain silent in order to resist being coopted by military powers and must attempt to sustain such silence in the face of physical violence exerted by agents of the state, as well as when violence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2001
... ploying French feminist ideas about hysteria, I will argue that Beloved explores the means by which the disempowered and dispossessed ex­ press personal dissatisfaction and enact political dissent. By examining the relationship between the repression of pain...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 249–274.
Published: 01 September 2006
... recollections find expression in apparendy em- Twentieth-Century Literature 52.3 Fall 2006 249 Trevor Dodman bodied and disembodied ways: as pain that registers at the level of the body, breaking apart the perceived unity of the physical self in the pres­ ence of terrific bodily suffering...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 485–509.
Published: 01 December 2009
... included a sequel describing Eliza’s life after she left Higgins’s labora- tory.1 To the two painful transformations depicted in the play, he now added a third. After reading the novels of H. G. Wells, Freddy’s snobby sister Clara undergoes changes almost as drastic as Eliza’s or her father’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (4): 437–466.
Published: 01 December 2005
... ear narration, often presented through interior monologues, novels such as Voyage in the Dark and Good Morning, Midnight exemplify modernist fragmentation while intimating a deeper sense of pain and loss than most accounts of such fragmentation acknowledge. In spite of the strong under­ tone...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (2): 147–176.
Published: 01 June 2023
... identity as a white woman, as I will soon discuss. Her happiness doesn’t merely leave Bigger alone with his pain (as, for Ahmed, white happiness “allows racism to remain the burden of non-white others”) but rather sends him down on the seesaw, creating that pain as he has created Mary’s fleeting sadness...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (1): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2007
... and fill with light / that comes and goes, like hearts” (103). Beautiful things can cause pain, and “The Armadillo” is itself “too pretty, dream­ like mimicry” despite the moral of its final stanzas. By that same token, pain can give rise to beautiful things; out of Lowell’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 58–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
... is the simple result of stimulating or smothering the body which produces it. Through violence and pain, Beckett depicts the origins of Pirn’s expres­ sion as brutally limited to the reactions of his tormented body. The narrator’s next project is to train Pirn to speak. For this he uses the tin opener...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
... : Oxford University Press . Scarry Elaine . 1985 . The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Tumblety Joan . 2012 . Remaking the Male Body: Masculinity and the Uses of Physical Culture in Interwar and Vichy France . Oxford...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 207–238.
Published: 01 September 2004
... is painful proof of a uniqueness that language strains to express. Through their wordplay, dying becomes gambling—a bet that we all lose— and singularity (the ace, or single spot on the die) is proclaimed only as it is nullified. Compare this bombastic display of mortal singularity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 193–213.
Published: 01 June 2000
..., the center of the novel. Yet, in the spaces that separate Jim and Antonia, we find a shock­ ing variety of memories that recount disturbing, radical violence, stories of “violent deaths and casual buryings” that give Jim “a painful and peculiar pleasure” (72, 41).5 His memories of Antonia...