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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
... politics in the postwar era. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 Three Days before the Shooting … civil rights-era literature African American vernacular culture African American literature political strategies Works cited Abrahams Roger D. 1962 . “ Playing the Dozens...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 75–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
... elite European intellectual traditions that he was blind to the realities of American culture, this article argues that Eliot was drawn to his antiliberal position because of very concrete and practical concerns about poetic craft. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Walt Whitman politics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (1): 100–108.
Published: 01 March 2021
... understanding of how this capacity is actualized in the innovative forms of Beckett’s prose and drama. The final chapter of McNaughton’s study, “‘Prophetic Relish’: Famine Politics in Beckett’s Endgame ,” takes a bigger historical leap than the others by connecting Stalinist famine politics and the rise of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2000) 46 (2): 214–237.
Published: 01 June 2000
...Robert M. Greenberg Copyright © Hofstra University 2000 Anger and the Alchemy of Literary Method in V. S. Naipaul’s Political Fiction: The Case of The Mimic Men Robert M. Greenberg . S. Naipaul’s fiction and nonfiction since the 1960s have reflected an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (3): 441–464.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Ryan M. Brooks © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 “Clean Hands”: Post-Political Form in Richard Powers’s Gain “Clean Hands”: Post-Political Form in Richard Powers’s Gain Ryan M. Brooks Richard Powers’s 1998 novel Gain is composed of two main narra- tives: the nearly two-hundred...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 516–538.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Caren Irr 2011 Caren Irr Postmodernism in Reverse: American National Allegories and the 21st-Century Political Novel Caren Irr Since the 1980s, the conceptual twin—or, better, dialectical counter- part—of literary postmodernism has been the national allegory. As Fred- ric...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 224–254.
Published: 01 June 2011
... with the economic nationalism es- poused by Griffith’s Sinn Féin party, which believed English colonialism could be undermined by a pacifistic strategy of economic and political resistance (Feeney 33-36). Bloom himself is reputed by John Wyse in “Cyclops” to have given Griffith the idea for Sinn...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 401–408.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Christopher McVey Ethnic Modernism , by Sollors Werner , Cambridge : Harvard University Press , 2008 . 336 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Review Border Trouble: American Modernities, Ethnic Modernisms, and the Politics of Literary History Ethnic Modernism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 209–231.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Matthew Oliver © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Pornography and the Politics of Reading in The Secret Agent Conrad’s Grotesque Public: Pornography and the Politics of Reading in The Secret Agent Matthew Oliver Why is The Secret Agent set in a pornography shop? This question...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 207–232.
Published: 01 June 2020
... exert their own significant pressures on a poem. The question of poetry’s political viability is a question of rhetoric and aesthetics: what formal strategies, what linguistic registers, what species of diction could maintain a poem’s aesthetic commitment when that poem’s subject matter is social...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 377–384.
Published: 01 June 2013
... theory was more prevalent in economics and social science than in foreign policy and military strategy, Didion’s novels, especially The Last Thing He Wanted (1996), point out its limitations, in particular its blindness to hu- man error and its failure to factor in the political disparities between...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 350–357.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Anxiety and Influence; or, Tradition and the Thirties Talents .” In Rewriting the Thirties: Modernism and After , edited by Williams Keith Matthews Sean , 5 – 22 . Harlow, UK : Longman . Spender Stephen . (1967) 1979 . The Thirties and After: Poetry, Politics, People, 1930s–1970s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 365–375.
Published: 01 June 2012
...David James Review The Politics of Inadequacy The Event of Postcolonial Shame by Timothy Bewes Princeton University Press, 2011. 224 pages David James One needn’t be a doomsayer to suggest that postcolonial literary studies is flying through a patch of turbulence, entering a rather...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 70–85.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Johan Geertsema Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Johan Geertsema Coetzee’s Diary of a Bad Year, Politics, and the Problem of Position Johan Geertsema Why is it so hard to say anything about politics from outside politics? Why can there be no discourse about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (3): 293–324.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Lisa Carstens Copyright © Hofstra University 2002 Sexual Politics and Confessional Testimony in Sophie’s Choice Lisa Carstens O n the Auschwitz platform, standing before the Nazi doctor who will select which prisoners will work, which will die, Sophie Zawistowska...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Michael O’Bryan Thomas Pynchon’s Vineland (1990) met with a lukewarm critical reception. Critics fond of the novelist’s postmodern theatrics rejected its political didacticism, whereas politically didactic critical opponents of postmodernism rejected its lingering individualism and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (3): 317–346.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Mark David Kaufman This article uses the genre of speculative historical fiction as a point of entry into Virginia Woolf’s politics. Two spy novels, Ellen Hawkes and Peter Manso’s The Shadow of the Moth (1983) and Stephanie Barron’s The White Garden (2009), present scenarios in which Woolf becomes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 233–264.
Published: 01 June 2020
... history in larger philosophical and political questions, in a cosmopolitan resistance to American puritanical norms, and in knowing reflection on contemporary discussions of representation and image. Gidget is a surprisingly postmodern textual space of disruption and juxtaposition that compellingly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 173–208.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Ford availed himself of his Catholicism for personal, social, and political reasons, he fails to acknowledge that the author employed Catholicism in his fiction much as he did in his personal life. Relying on the strategies of misdirection familiar to the magician, Ford draws his reader’s attention to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 475–498.
Published: 01 December 2017
... relation of intellectual life to global political crisis was unavoidably at issue. Moore’s contribution to the proceedings, “Feeling and Precision,” proved a defining statement of her compositional principles. Situating Moore’s statement in relation to the inquiry Wahl set out to develop through the...