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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 September 2015
...John Lowney Jazz Griots: Music as History in the 1960s African American Poem , by Marcoux Jean-Philippe . Lanham, MD : Lexington Books , 2012 . 233 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 In the introduction to this compelling account of 1960s African American jazz poetry...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 657–665.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Michael Coyle The Modern Portrait Poem: From Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ezra Pound , by Dickey Frances , University of Virginia Press , 2012 . 260 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Review Reviews The Modern Portrait Poem: From Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ezra Pound...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 414–436.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Ryan Hibbett Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 m Imagining Ted Hughes: Authorship, Authenticity, and the Symbolic Work of Collected Poems Ryan Hibbett T e d Hughes’s recently published Collected Poems runs 1331 pages, the table of contents alone taking 29. It sits...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 336–366.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Lauryl Tucker Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Lauryl Tucker Progeny and Parody: Narcissus and Echo in Stevie Smith’s Poems Lauryl Tucker Probably to their credit, critics of Stevie Smith have not labored long in attempting to align her with a particular critical agenda...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 223–246.
Published: 01 June 2018
... poetic revival” ( [1963] 1998 , 231), Smith’s 70-page treatment goes on to describe Spectrist poetry as mere “nonsense” (1961, 18). The Spectra poems that deal with the Great War escape Smith’s attention, for example, and he is content to exploit the episode as a stick with which to beat the poetic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 436–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Frances Leviston The impact of Elizabeth Bishop’s maternal loss on the symbolic order of her poems is well-established, but the ways in which Bishop draws on literary tradition in exploring that loss have received less attention. This essay offers a close reading of “The Bight” that demonstrates...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 56–74.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Paul Bradley Bellew American modernist Hart Crane’s poem “The Idiot” details the poet’s real-life encounters with a young man with a cognitive disability. Beginning in 1926, Crane worked on the poem through different versions through letters, manuscripts, and magazine publications until about 1932...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 385–404.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Heather Cass White This essay presents the textual history of Moore’s “lost” poem “Pigeons” and argues for the poem’s importance in unifying two major strains of Moore criticism: that pertaining to her Protestant faith, and that pertaining to her careful reading of Darwin. The essay suggests that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Kathryn Van Wert This essay explores Elizabeth Bishop’s use of war and imperialism to demonstrate the power—and inherently political nature—of poetic discourse. In her rarely discussed “Little Exercise” (1946), a poem Bishop wrote while living near a military base in Key West, Florida, the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 387–412.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Chad Bennett This article reveals the formative interplay between the queer art of gossip and poetic practice in James Merrill’s The Changing Light at Sandover , a sprawling verse trilogy composed with the unlikely assistance of a Ouija board. The poem’s extensive gossip with the dead is often...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 405–426.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Christina Pugh By looking closely at Marianne Moore’s revisions of her early poem “Half Deity,” this essay shows Moore’s journey to the lyric speech that was the hallmark of both her later poetry and the poetry readings for which she became famous as an older poet. In contrast to recent readings of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 287–304.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Derek Ryan This essay argues that a posthumanist ethics is at the heart of modernist aesthetics. Drawing connections between literary ethics and posthumanist theory, it reads D. H. Lawrence’s poem “Snake” and Virginia Woolf ’s essay “The Death of the Moth” as examples of nonanthropocentric ethical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Specifically, the most characteristic poetic landscape in Eliot’s early poems (the urban cityscape) develops within a tradition dominated by Walt Whitman, the most significant American urban poet prior to Eliot. Rejecting the notion that Eliot was a disconnected and detached cultural observer so immersed in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2016
... poem Trilogy , her personae’s affective, local experiences of historical art and artifacts in museums (and museological spaces) contest the authority of the disinterested “pure gaze” assumed by the museum’s ideal seeing subject. In these works, the museum functions as a space for cultural engagements...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 427–450.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Fiona Green This article focuses on the poems Marianne Moore wrote during and between visits to Virginia in the mid-1930s that were published in The Pangolin and Other Verse (1936). Prompted by an exchange of letters between Moore and Ezra Pound in 1935, the essay considers relationships between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 263–272.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Terence Diggory Selected Poems , by O’Hara Frank , New edition . Edited by Ford Mark . New York : Alfred A. Knopf , 2008 . 265 pages. Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry , by Epstein Andrew , New York : Oxford University Press , 2006 . 359...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 150–173.
Published: 01 June 2002
... (Merrill, A Different Person 255) T h e publication of James Merrill’s Collected Poems (2001) revealed a poet perfecting his craft for some 50 years in poems that became in­ creasingly personal and emotionally powerful. The volume’s reviewers have described Merrill as a formalist master: a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 421–441.
Published: 01 December 2007
... Jameson (303) I lo w are we to take seriously the conceptual discourse that makes up so much of T. S. Eliot’s Four Quartets? The poem has its lyrical moments, passages rich in image and metaphor, but much of its text affords no such easy approach. It is full of asides like “There is, it seems...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2002) 48 (3): 292–323.
Published: 01 September 2002
... essay focuses on M acNeice and Spender during the early 1930s to explore two related issues: first, how M acN eice’s reading o f Spender’s Poems (1933) shaped his own break­ through volume, Poems (1935); and second, how the observation o f this relationship can help to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 79–87.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Susan Rosenbaum Elizabeth Bishop, Edgar Allan Poe and the Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments , edited and annotated by Quinn Alice , New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 2006 . 367 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 Collecting Elizabeth Bishop...