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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... better understand the historicity of intercultural exchange in postmodern literature, as well as the complexity of Sarduy’s own engagement with Buddhism. Rather than reading Cobra merely as an Orientalist novel, then, I read it as a work written in an Orientalist context that it strives to move beyond...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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 (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 141–166.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and third-wave feminisms in the 1990s, high postmodernist novels of the 1970s remain particularly fraught among contemporary feminist scholars, who often critique postmodern novelists’ unapologetic investment in virile masculinity and exclusionary discourses. 1 A queerer and more sex–positive...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 540–545.
Published: 01 September 2012
...David H. Evans On Endings: American Postmodern Fiction and the Cold War Novels of Exile and Alternate Worlds , by Grausam Daniel , Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press , 2011 . 196 pages. 2012 David H. Evans Is Postmodern Fiction da Bomb? On Endings: American...
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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 2012) 58 (1): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2012
... conflated with the textbook postmodernism of White Noise (1985). While White Noise is no doubt an achievement, and handy for American novel surveys or postmodernism courses, Hungerford rightly suggests that it is atypical of DeLillo’s larger career. For the most part, she argues, his work is...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 298–326.
Published: 01 September 2007
... can I be in realizing on them?” Like the failings o f the hero of 310 Roth, DeLillo, Banks, Peck, and the Postmodern Aesthetics of Vocation T im O ’B rien’s contemporaneous novel Going After Cacciato, the initial inadequacy o f James Axton can be described best not as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 120–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
... Fowles, and the “cerebral genre novels” of Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, and Umberto Eco. The third threshold of postmodernism, the “interregnum” (65), occurs in 1989–90 with the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the incipient dissolution of the Soviet Union. Whether this phase marks a “late...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 145–169.
Published: 01 June 2016
... , demonstrating Pynchon’s nearly career-long fascination with the event. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Thomas Pynchon Cold War postmodern novel nuclear war “I’m caught in it,” Thomas Pynchon wrote to his friend Kirkpatrick Sale on May 28, 1962, referring to Seattle. “It’s killing me...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Progressive Labor Party. Speaking to contemporary leftists, the novel concludes that decentralist and grassroots anarchist politics can mediate between the New Left’s entropy and the Old Left’s hierarchy. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Paul Goodman Murray Bookchin postmodernism radicalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2016
... postmodernism. The texts discussed below have not been chosen to signify a chronological trajectory or to encapsulate a single cultural history. Whether modernist, postmodernist, English, American, South African, or Scandinavian, I believe it is the manner in which the novels make use of metalepsis that signals...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2009) 55 (3): 416–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
... claim that the postmodern novel is unable to represent reality: the novel has always questioned its ability to represent reality, and it has always grappled with the kinds of questions about belief, identity, and nation that Cohen’s book engages. This, Cohen argues, “calls into question the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 391–422.
Published: 01 December 2011
... which takes a determinedly revisionist and historicist perspective on many of the ca- nonical postmodernist texts to which she alludes. Novels such as Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 (1966) and Don DeLillo’s White Noise (1985), now monuments in the American postmodern landscape, have...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
... form rather than content. In Barth’s essay, metafiction signals a revitalization of the novel as the novelist is able to examine the text’s own status as an object in the world: “A novel is as much a piece of the real world as a letter” (145). Accordingly, for Barth and Sontag, postmodernism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... its themes— the human and environmental consequences o f transformations taking place at America’s borders— as belonging to their ow n contem porary m om ent. W hile these structural and thematic concerns may seem quite postmodern, Yamashita’s novel situates them in relation to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 423–446.
Published: 01 December 2011
... Powers who demonstrate a clear conceptual and formal inheritance from postmodernism and who, as I will show through a reading of one of Powers’s recent novels, The Echo Maker (2006), produce realist nar- ratives in part to demonstrate their artificiality and fragility. Reading works like The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 233–247.
Published: 01 September 2007
... alternative to modernism. As the essays that Marcus Klein collects in his 1969 volume The American Novel Since World War II suggest, critics in this period were 234 Introduction: After Postmodernism acutely concerned w ith the waning o f modernism, w hich like postmod­ ernism today had...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 472–491.
Published: 01 December 2011
... article, then, at the moment of your touch, how this commodity came into your hands becomes plainly evident to you” (216). This solution, then, will not only allow Dwight to “feel” history in a strangely literal sense, but also alerts us to the novel’s marked interest in a distinctly postmodern...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 345–370.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Min Hyoung Song Copyright © Hofstra University 2007 w The Children of 1965: Allegory, Postmodernism, and Jhumpa Lahiri’s T h e N am esake M in H young Song J h u m p a Lahiri was already a celebrated author w hen her first novel ap­ peared in print. H er short...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 354–363.
Published: 01 December 2011
... a shift I can also track in my own work, which is about a subject many take as transparently “postmodern”—comics. (The form of com- ics is, broadly speaking, obviously relevant to postmodernism in that it is, unlike, say, the novel, itself an approximately twentieth-century form, and an...