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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (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 (2021) 67 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2021
... abstractions tend to evacuate the poetic situation of affect, to approach the physical and corporeal world only impersonally, and thus to present a mere “philosophy of existence.” “There are too often too many words,” Winters writes, so that “her style is too often a meticulous verbosity” resulting from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (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 (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 (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 (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 217–236.
Published: 01 September 2019
... such theses, the essay argues that Stevens’s speakers seek in blackness a figure for their own nonbeing and thus speak of blackness in language in which its own fullness of being is denied. This reading, then, interrogates how Stevens’s poetics rely not just on racial difference but on the dehumanization...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2022) 68 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Kayvan Tahmasebian; Rebecca Ruth Gould This article explores how the Iranian poet and translator Ahmad Shamlu (1925–2000) reconceives the configuration of world poetics. Working at the intersection of global modernism and translation studies, it traces the formation of a Persian modernist poetics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2020) 66 (4): 485–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
... to those of his New Critical mentors, such as John Crowe Ransom, for whom the individual of the liberal political order is entwined with the history of Puritan iconoclasm and Romantic views of the poetic subject. It argues that Ransom’s critique parallels those of later critics, such as Marjorie Perloff...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 57–74.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Christopher Laverty This essay examines the influence of Elizabeth Bishop on Seamus Heaney’s poetics in the 1980s and 1990s as he became a global poet. She stands as a unique and overlooked exemplar in Heaney’s poetic pantheon. His reading of Bishop’s work, for all its limitations, nonetheless...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...