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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 413–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
... intellectual, artistic, and personal development. As Eliot moves from analytic philosophy in his doctoral dissertation through the philosophically invested poetry that culminates in The Waste Land (1922) and, finally, to the autobiographical and participatory idiom of Four Quartets (1943), his work...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (3): 405–413.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Frances Dickey Poetry and Its Others: News, Prayer, Song, and the Dialogue of Genres , by Ramazani Jahan , University of Chicago Press , 2013 . 304 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2014 Review Poetry and Its Others: News, Prayer, Song, and the Dialogue of Genres...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 110–117.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Rachel Trousdale The Cambridge History of American Poetry , edited by Bendixen Alfred and Burt Stephen . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2015 . 1326 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 The new Cambridge History of American Poetry is a formidable tome...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 21–48.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Marian Eide Contemporary Irish poetry is producing a tradition of memorial to the Famine years of the 1840s. Countering purist versions of Irish identity as Catholic, indigenous, and rural, this body of work is provoked by Famine memory to explore Irishness as diasporic and widely transnational...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 March 2017
...-American poetry but not, as it intends, about American poetry in its entirety. Without question American Poetry after Modernism should be read. It has excellent things to say about Lowell, Ashbery, Everson, Rich, Levertov, Duncan, and Susan Howe. The trilogy as a whole tells a compelling story about one...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that wonderfully. In detailed, nuanced, and theoretically deft readings of a number of the major American poets of the past sixty years, Keniston shows us the particularities of belatedness, the forms it takes, the effects it has, and the ways that it can’t help but to shape much of the significant poetry of our...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 107–114.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Claire Seiler Works cited Cavanagh Clare . 2009 . Lyric Poetry and Modern Politics: Russia, Poland, and the West . New Haven : Yale University Press . Clingman Stephen . 2009 . The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary . New York...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 164–173.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Lara Vetter Women’s Poetry and Popular Culture , by Bryant Marsha , Palgrave Macmillan , 2011 . 235 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Lara Vetter Rebranding Women’s Poetry Women’s Poetry and Popular Culture by Marsha Bryant Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 235 pages...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (2): 150–173.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Timothy Materer Ul Confession and Autobiography in James Merrill s Early Poetry Timothy Materer You know, this guy’s got a secret, and he’s gonna keep it. —Arthur Miller to Dylan Thomas about James Merrill (Merrill, A Different Person 255) T h e...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 59–87.
Published: 01 March 2004
...Jo Gill w Textual Confessions: Narcissism in Anne Sexton’s Early Poetry Jo Gill CZ^onfessional poetry, a mode that was prominent in the United States in the 1960s and early 70s, has, over time, come to be regarded as a regret­ table, aberrant, and momentary spasm...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 361–384.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Bryan C. Chitwood This article examines the work of British poet Tom Pickard, taking the publication of his collected poems as an occasion to renew an appreciation of the voice as an analytic category for the study of twentieth-century and contemporary British poetry. Focusing on a range...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 341–372.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Norman Finkelstein Copyright © Hofstra University 2005 HI Late Duncan: From Poetry to Scripture Norman Finkelstein A poem always runs the risk of being meaningless, and would be nothing without this risk —-Jacques Derrida, Writing...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (2): 93–124.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Jonathan Greenberg Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 HI Why Can’t Biologists Read Poetry? Ian McEwan s Enduring Love Jonathan Greenberg Since the reinvention of social Darwinism as sociobiology in the 1970s, and particularly since the reinvention of sociobiology...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 116–121.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Ursula K. Heise New World Poetics: Nature and the Adamic Imagination of Whitman, Neruda, and Walcott , by Handley George , Athens : University of Georgia Press , 2007 . 448 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Ursula K. Heise Poetry and the Natures of the New World...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (4): 436–439.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Feng Lan The Modernist Response to Chinese Art , by Qian Zhaoming , Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press , 2003 . 274 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2004 American Poetry and Chinese Art: New Perspectives on a Cross-Cultural Relationship The Modernist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 531–537.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Mark Scroggins Blue Studios: Poetry and Its Cultural Work , by DuPlessis Rachel Blau , Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press , 2006 . 302 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Postmodernist Poetry’s “Blue Period” Blue Studios: Poetry and Its Cultural Work by Rachel...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 207–232.
Published: 01 June 2020
...William Fogarty Taking up the persistent question of poetry’s sociopolitical capacities by considering how Harrison’s poems depend on the power of local speech, this article examines how they cast his working-class northern English dialect in meter and rhyme as a way to scrutinize social...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 475–498.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the symposium, this essay uses the terms established in “Feeling and Precision” to recalibrate the ethical turn Moore’s poetry took during and after the Second World War. Drawing on the lecture’s emphasis on the “compulsion to unbearable accuracy,” the essay traces the transition from the commitment...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...