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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 125–149.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Sarah Henstra Looking the Part: Performative Narration in Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood and Katherine Mansfield’s “Je Ne Parle Pas Français” Sa r a h H e n s t r a n the early part of the twentieth century Djuna Barnes and Katherine IMansfield...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 80–113.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Jason M. Coats Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 w “Part of the War Waste”: Pound, Imagism, and Rhetorical Excess Jason M. Coats In Jefferson and/or Mussolini (1935), Pound asserts that “London stank of decay back before 1914 and I have recorded the feel of it in a poem here...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Malina as an allegory of the process of writing itself: that is, a means of exploring the attempted expression of the pain and fragmentation of the embodied subject that resulted from the atrocities of World War II. Using Blanchot’s reflections on anguish and language, I argue that the novel—part love...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., and addresses it directly in her French Ways and Their Meaning . Part of the agenda of that slim primer was to illustrate, on the basis of the French example, that (if properly handled) curiosity and reverence are not antagonistic but mutually animating cultural values. Achieving this ideal state...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 513–519.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Coming.” Owing in part to the fixed lines of Yeats criticism and even more to how persuasive Viral Modernism is, the Yeats chapter was, for me, the hardest in which not to think of some roads this terrific book might have taken and which it will surely inspire other scholars to take. Outka...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (4): 688–693.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., check; its basis in property-ownership, check. But genius? A “genius” of democracy? How to square “democracy”—let alone feminism—with what we think of as the most elitist category imaginable? To begin to do so, Olwell returns us to Emerson, and specifically to his lecture “Genius,” some parts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 538–543.
Published: 01 December 2008
... and shows how it depends on the folk psychology that it tries to circumvent. Chodat divides his book into two parts, each of which deals with a distinct kind of disembodied agent prevalent in modern and postmodern fiction. Part 1 discusses writers’ tendency to attribute agency to internal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (4): 624–628.
Published: 01 December 2009
... on the senses. The book is organized into five main parts. The first, “Harnessing Heredity,” posits that thinking genetically requires, first, “the identification of a group of individuals within a distinct set of mores and practices that allows themselves to be defined as separate and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
... New World Poetics: Nature and the Adamic Imagination of  Whitman, Neruda, and Walcott by George Handley Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007. 448 pages Ursula K. Heise New World Poetics is a contribution to two fields, American Studies and ecocriticism, and forms part of a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 436–439.
Published: 01 December 2004
... modern American poetry. This intention is reflected in the thoughtful organization of 14 essays in five parts, a framework that allows him to concentrate on a set of primary issues from coherent per­ spectives, both critical and chronological, rather than on individual poets. For instance...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (1): 96–105.
Published: 01 March 2006
... suggests that, for the wealthy elite of Britain, the memory of the empire lives on as part of the heritage of privilege. That Prince Harry wore a Nazi uniform suggests that although Britain and Germany were on opposite sides in World War II, there were similarities between them in their position...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 237–240.
Published: 01 June 2006
... a vital concept for the arts” (216). More to the point, “categorizations of Stevens as either modern or postmodern so often seem part of the project to divide the literary goats from the literary sheep” (217). Woodland’s tripartite analysis of Stevens’s apocalyptic poetics, therefore, aims...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 101–110.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Press , 2017 . 301 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 A compelling case exists for reading literary modernism alongside the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. The case in part is historical: the span of Wittgenstein’s life (1889–1951) makes him a nearly exact contemporary of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 396–400.
Published: 01 September 2008
... otherwise divergent poets in unforeseen and mostly unacknowledged community. Despite some of the examples it discusses, History, Memory, and the Literary Left is not for the most part a book that deals with the 1930s as a distinct chronological slice in which such-and-such a writer pro­...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 58–79.
Published: 01 March 2009
... divided into three parts, which the narrator refers to as journey, couple, and abandon. In the first, journey, the exhausted narrator crawls along by himself, experiencing dreamlike visions of a life “above in the light” (8), pausing occasionally to rest and eat a tin of prawns (stored in a sack...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 125–152.
Published: 01 June 2007
... corrected” as its staple subject: the nascent genre was to be defined in part by its dealing “with conditions that can be changed by human initiative” (qtd. in Stott 9).1 Effaced in that passive formulation is the power structure that made documentary practice both necessary and ethically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 403–404.
Published: 01 December 2020
... stylistic extravagance of Harriet Hume , like the stylistic extravagance of Woolf ’s Orlando , is steeped in the cultural medium that it dissects. It is a modernism that is “part conflict, part dance.” Even as it “deflates the colonizing impulse,” it “plunders its tropes to enrich the novel’s fantastic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (4): 674–680.
Published: 01 December 2013
... existence. Thus, the suspicion of imbalance is superseded by a sense that they are part of a peculiar aristocracy of the spirit. They suffer but produce unique pieces that embody the way their lives are presented. Benjamin Moser’s gripping biography of Clarice Lispector has the elements of a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... concept remains hard to identify when it is implied and unstable when it is explicit, this is part of my point. Belatedness is itself a kind of ghost in postwar poems, perhaps most evident when the figures through which it is represented collapse or implode, revealing that they have been ghostly all along...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 157–162.
Published: 01 March 2020
... section A and reading “it might be heuristic to point out the quibble here on ‘deadline’ and ‘dead line’” (122). Will they know what “heuristic” means? Or “quibble” in that context? The words I myself needed either to learn or brush up on in order to read the non-Merrill parts of the book include...