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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 32–55.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of Buddhism to modernity—that parallel in provocative ways those at the center of Buddhist studies today. By considering his novel, its criticism, and contemporary Buddhist studies together, we can better understand the historicity of intercultural exchange in postmodern literature, as well as the complexity...
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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 (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 (2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and 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 (2009) 55 (3): 416–422.
Published: 01 September 2009
... these things. (117) 421 Steven Wandler Cohen’s point here echoes one that he makes in his introduction, where he objects to Fredric Jameson’s famous claim that the postmodern novel is unable to represent reality: the novel has always questioned its ability to represent reality...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., still structured by the “reigning bifurcation of contemporary fiction into the ‘postmodern’ avant-garde” and “realist” writing of “women and people of color,” studies such as Michaels’s and McGurl’s follow on Steiner’s to the extent that they demonstrate how “a reading of experimentalist novels...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 410–417.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the not-quite-postmodern novels she analyzes than it does their modernist predecessors. Cosmopolitan Style begins with Conrad, demonstrating clearly his interest in denaturalizing cultural affiliations. In a reading of The Secret Agent, Walkowitz argues that “Conrad links national identities...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (4): 482–488.
Published: 01 December 2006
... to—and redefinition of—the ‘real’” (205). Surprisingly, then, Shostak sees this postmodern novel to be engaged with questions usually associated with realist novels. Her reading of Deception, however, maintains that Roth “chooses to question in this novel the possibility of an inter­ pretative center...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 391–422.
Published: 01 December 2011
... 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 produced a spate of recent...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (3): 355–373.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Morrison’s novels are postmodern, not in the sense of extreme self-referentiality or in the mockery of narration, but in their privileging of polyvo­ calism, stretched boundaries, open-endedness, and unraveled binary oppositions. In her novels, time is nonlinear, the forms...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 reading...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 6 In fact, an entire collection of essays on Pynchon as California writer, edited by Scott McClintock and Miller, was published...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 175–208.
Published: 01 June 2009
... story, Flaubert’s Parrot garnered substantial critical attention as an instance of the breed of postmodernism that Linda Hutcheon labels “historiographic metafiction” (xiv). Critical approaches to the novel, and to Barnes’s oeuvre in general, have since hewn fairly narrowly to two well-trodden...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 545–568.
Published: 01 December 2001
... and parody. Kumkum Sangari, for example, argues that Rushdie parodies epi- cality. Dubravka Juraga, however, perceives Rushdie’s parody in negative terms, arguing that Midnight’s Children is not a national epic but a postmodern novel (184). 564 Disappointment as Utopian Fantasy in M idnight’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (1): 59–87.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., and inquisi­ tive about the status of these and about the processes by which they are established and understood. Since Hutcheon’s Narcissistic Narrative mainly concerns fiction, many of her examples and conclusions derive from a comparison of contempo­ rary or postmodern novels with those...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 365–375.
Published: 01 June 2012
... and embarrass others, depending how far you think Bewes’s allegedly “facetious sense of humor” is in fact cheekily framing a self-portrait that seems so earnestly self-reflexive as to neutralize any whiff of irony—much like the kind of postmodern novel that’s so preoccupied with its own metafictional...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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 (2002) 48 (2): 215–238.
Published: 01 June 2002
... of the intertextual. The idea that fact and fiction may be “difficult to distinguish” is likewise not one to raise schol­ arly eyebrows. Greene’s interest in the unknowable, in the limits of En­ lightenment values, is itself almost indistinguishable from the concerns of the postmodern novel. Certainly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 423–446.
Published: 01 December 2011
... 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 Echo Maker as simply marking...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 248–272.
Published: 01 September 2007
... 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 the vast...