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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2010) 56 (3): 341–370.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Luke Carson; Heather Cass White Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Marianne Moore’s “Walking-Sticks and Paperweights and Watermarks” Difficult Ground: Poetic Renunciation in Marianne Moore’s “Walking-Sticks and Paperweights and Watermarks” Luke Carson and Heather Cass White...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 90–116.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Reena Sastri Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Reena Sastri Rita Dove’s Poetic Expeditions Reena Sastri Rita Dove has consistently refused what she sees as the limitations of a primarily identitarian practice with respect to theme, idiom, or stance: as she puts it in one...
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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 March 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 (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 337–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Brandon Jones The Ecology of Modernism: American Environments and Avant-Garde Poetics , by Schuster Joshua . University of Alabama Press , 2015 . 232 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Joshua Schuster’s The Ecology of Modernism: American Environments and Avant-Garde...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 213–219.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Hollis Robbins Freedom Time: The Poetics and Politics of Black Experimental Writing , by Reed Anthony . Johns Hopkins University Press , 2014 . 280 pages. Copyright © 2017 Hofstra University 2017 The recurring challenge for faculty designing survey or special topics poetry...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2004) 50 (4): 337–367.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Aaron S. Rosenfeld Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 E4I The “ Scanty Plot” : Orwell, Pynchon, and the Poetics o f Paranoia Aaron S. Rosenfeld In truth the prison, into which we doom Ourselves, no prison is; and hence for me, In sundry moods, ’twas pastime to be...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 107–115.
Published: 01 March 2010
... © Hofstra University 2010 Review What Is Beckett’s Poetics of Ignorance? Accommodating New Archival Evidence Notes Divers Holo. Catalogues of Beckett’s Reading Notes and Other Manuscripts at Trinity College Dublin, with Supporting Essays edited by Matthijs Engelberts and Everett Frost with...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 545–550.
Published: 01 December 2010
...Timothy Yu Be Always Converting, Be Always Converted: An American Poetics , by Wilson Rob , Cambridge : Harvard University Press , 2010 . 325 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Review Reviews Be Always Converting, Be Always Converted: An American Poetics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 241–247.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Jane Hedley Shifting Ground: Reinventing Landscape in Modern American Poetry , by Costello Bonnie , Cambridge : Harvard University Press , 2003 . 225 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 Re-engaging the Poetics of Landscape Shifting Ground: Reinventing Landscape in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 306–329.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Peggy Samuels Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 w Verse as Deep Surface: Elizabeth Bishop’s New Poetics, 1938—39 Peggy Samuels I n the years that I have been reading Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry and the scholarship that has grown up around it, two remarks stand out as almost...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 277–284.
Published: 01 June 2011
...Nick Halpern Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetics of Description , by Pickard Zachariah , McGill-Queen’s University Press , 2009 . 212 pages. A Poet’s High Argument: Elizabeth Bishop and Christianity , by Corelle Laurel Snow , University of South Carolina Press , 2008 . 139 pages...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 499–506.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Thom Robinson The Cambridge Companion to the Beats , edited by Belletto Steven . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2017 . 297 pages. Kerouac: Language, Poetics, and Territory , by Melehy Hassan . London : Bloomsbury , 2016 . 255 pages. Beat Drama: Playwrights...
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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 March 2015) 61 (1): 63–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Erin Kay Penner In The Wave s, the 1931 novel she called a “playpoem,” Virginia Woolf enacts a drama of modern elegy, using multiple elegists and elegiac subjects to challenge the terms by which speakers and subjects worthy of poetic mourning are defined. In doing so, Woolf frees the genre from the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Marie Franco Offering a queer reading of Gravity’s Rainbow , this project reevaluates the sexual politics and narrative poetics at work in Thomas Pynchon’s paradigmatic postmodernist novel. Moving beyond a thematic reading of sexuality, the article articulates the unacknowledged theoretical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 223–246.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Michael S. Begnal Witter Bynner (as Emanuel Morgan) and Arthur Davison Ficke (as Anne Knish) published the anthology Spectra: A Book of Poetic Experiments in 1916. Although conceived of as a hoax, it constituted a quite striking body of poetry. Despite its parodic origins, Spectra included some of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... In contrast, I argue that, seen as definitive of postmodern poetics, metalepsis stages a peculiarly modernist gesture. Its transgression of diegetic levels ultimately reinforces (rather than undermines) the author figure and thus is incommensurate with the postmodern negotiation of a subjectivity...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 449–482.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Manya Lempert Although critics have tended to answer the question “Does Woolf write tragedies?” in the negative, Woolf rekindles a Greek perspective in which the universe is devoid of salvation and poetic justice. Woolf follows Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides—a literary, not a philosophical or...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2002
... author, though its intertextual explorations of Bishop’s relations to Wordsworth, Frost, Lowell, and Randall Jarrell give it a broad take on modern poetic traditions and the problem of the modern poetic career: how can poets, especially women poets, conceive this calling. If lyric...