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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 97–120.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Tatjana Bijelić Although massive (post)socialist migration from Eastern Europe to the West is becoming increasingly represented in post-Soviet and post-Yugoslav writing, contemporary novels on women’s experiences of immigration have received scant attention, both in their host countries and in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Union for Israel and North America. This first wave of emigration was followed by an even more massive post-Soviet Jewish exodus in the early 1990s, when more than 1.5 million people left for Israel, the United States, and Germany. As a result of this migration, the Odessa myth has become an...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 145–166.
Published: 01 March 2019
... sends its characters ricocheting back to former Soviet Republics on a quest to fulfill their desires for material gain, sexual conquest, or spiritual fulfillment. The novel also emphasizes how markers of US culture, including psychoanalysis and consumer goods, are now present in post-Soviet nations, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Rekha Rosha American Literature and the Free Market, 1945–2000 , by Clune Michael W. , Cambridge University Press , 2010 . 220 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Rekha Rosha Price Blind: the Economics of Non-Recognition in Post-modern Literature and Culture American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 196–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Kathy Knapp © 2015 by Hofstra University 2013 Kathy Knapp The Business of Forgetting: Postwar Living Memorials and the Post-Traumatic Suburb in Chang-rae Lee’s Aloft Kathy Knapp In one of the few scholarly essays to date devoted to Chang-rae Lee’s third novel, Aloft (2004), Mark...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2013) 59 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Gary Edward Holcomb Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post-Civil Rights American Literature , by Norman Brian , University of Georgia Press , 2010 . 214 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2013 Gary Edward Holcomb Neo-Segregation Narratives: Jim Crow in Post-Civil...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 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 (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 364–371.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Madhu Dubey 2011 Madhu Dubey Post-Postmodern Realism? Madhu Dubey In his 1989 manifesto for “the new social novel,”  Tom Wolfe com- plained that contemporary American novelists were failing to take on the pressing social issues of their time. Since the 1960s—in other words...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 167–186.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Europe (CEE) and the United States. Staging these discourses predominately by way of the embodied performances of US migrant women from Eastern Europe, Stănescu’s plays raise questions about the relationship between (post)socialist nations and the United States, and about the attendant ideologies of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 1–22.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Claudia Sadowski-Smith; Ioana Luca This article places an emergent body of cultural productions by US immigrants from former Eastern Bloc nations in dialogue with scholarship on US immigrant and transnational writing. We argue that the collective work by authors of (post-)Soviet and Central/Eastern...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Jelena Šesnić The article examines the emergence of new post–Cold War geopolitical imaginaries in the creative work of Croatian American writers Josip Novakovich and Neda Miranda Blažević-Krietzman. This work addresses memories of (post)socialism, develops transnationalized images of the wars in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 436–459.
Published: 01 December 2015
... symbolists such as Wallace Stevens. The essay argues that, in contrast to the imitative earlier poems “Florida” and “Current Dreams,” “The Bight” constitutes an intimate, modern reinvigoration of the danse macabre tradition, representative of both a post-Freudian sensibility alert to psychological...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 247–270.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Anna Teekell By reading Samuel Beckett’s famously “unreadable” novel Watt (1953) in context as a novel of the Irish Emergency, the neutral Irish Free State’s euphemism for World War II, this essay argues that Watt ’s unreadability and encodedness are embodiments of the languages of post-traumatic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2016) 62 (4): 429–447.
Published: 01 December 2016
... weapon. In contrast to the privileging of bearing witness in post-Holocaust theories of language and suffering, this essay argues that Barker and Djebar ultimately suggest that, in the face of war’s atrocities, not speaking is an equally valuable act. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Algerian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 120–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
... asserts that, as art movements go, postmodernism (or “the Post-Modern,” in his rendering) has at fifty years in the making been considerably longer lived than modernist avant-garde movements such as vorticism, futurism, or surrealism. As an aesthetics, or even as a dominant cultural order, the postmodern...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 9–19.
Published: 01 March 2011
... achieved their purpose. To put this narrative in literary-historical terms: if modernism and its legacies are in some measure an enactment of the violence of modernity then Coetzee’s (post)modernism is an enactment of that violence; more trenchantly, however, it is an enactment of South Africa’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 199–223.
Published: 01 June 2011
... so much reject the concept of postmodernism as define it as an historical era, a set of aesthetic practices and theoretical assump- tions whose time has come and gone, and thus argue for the emergence of post-postmodernism, a reaction to the dominant aesthetics of high postmodernism.2 In a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 233–247.
Published: 01 September 2007
... and codified in postmodernism, it in fact obscures the messy circumstances of postmodernism’s own emergence and the parallels between this process and the contemporary state o f fiction. Kang, for instance, sees the current post-postmodern period o f be­ calmed anticipation or “lull...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 1–8.
Published: 01 March 2011
...—to say nothing of the “world fiction” lists, stocked with translated epics of generational struggle, war-torn tragedies, and sentimental evocations of vanished village childhoods. The post-postmodern turn has flooded the world of letters with the larger narrative and discursive pleasures once...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 341–353.
Published: 01 December 2011
... 57.3 & 57.4 Fall/Winter 2011 341 Andrew Hoberek ever, that in the process of elaborating the category of “Post-Modernism” in his 1970 essay “Cross the Border—Close the Gap” (270 ffthe gap in question being that between high and low culture—Leslie Fiedler describes a markedly...