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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 120–127.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Joseph Conte Postmodern/Postwar—And After: Rethinking American Literature , ed. by Gladstone Jason Hoberek Andrew Worden Daniel . Iowa City : University of Iowa Press , 2016 . 258 pages. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 The architectural theorist Charles Jencks...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... from black literary histories, Julian Mayfield was a prolific figure connected to a number of important moments for postwar civil rights reform, and his still under-explored writing opens a window on those literatures that engage questions of race and rights in ways markedly—and purposively—distinct...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Culture in Jack Kerouac’s On the Road .” Contemporary Literature 40 , no. 1 : 85 – 110 . Martínez Manuel Luis . 2003 . Countering the Counterculture: Rereading Postwar American Dissent from Jack Kerouac to Tomás Rivera . Madison : University of Wisconsin Press . Menand Louis...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 271–292.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Lola Boorman Critics have always struggled to situate the work of short story writer and translator Lydia Davis within wider trends in postwar and contemporary literature. Paying particular attention to a group of Davis’s “grammar stories,” this essay reads Davis’s fiction as Wittgensteinian...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (1): 159–168.
Published: 01 March 2012
... by Amy Hungerford Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010. 224 pages Steven Belletto Amy Hungerford’s Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion since 1960 mounts an ambitious and important intervention into the study of postwar American literature and culture. Hungerford...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the other. Reading postwar literature in the current historical moment, Clune sees another way, what he refers to as “consciousness beyond crisis” (31). Esther is not merely a fractured subject but is radically other, no longer able to be recognized within the field of social relations. In Plath’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (3-4): 291–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., not only a synonym for the postwar condition but also an instituted critical fiction, not only what comes after the close of high modernism but also as a strain of modernism, not only a unifying category that contains all late twentieth- century literature but also one aesthetic among many...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 129–160.
Published: 01 June 2018
.... Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 Hannah Arendt legal philosophy liberalism Nuremberg Trials postwar literature The discrepancy between legality and justice could never be bridged because the standards of right and wrong into which positive law translates its authority...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 514–525.
Published: 01 December 2008
... to do with postwar literature, especially its fiction. The 1970s saw considerable scholarship devoted to contemporary fiction: linguistic theories newly arrived from Europe mapped well onto fiction newly arrived from Barth and Pynchon, all of which heralded an age beyond the twin...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 92–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
... “fetishistic circle” that can be neither accommodated nor disavowed is precisely, I argue, what Beckett’s writing of Texts for Nothing is struggling to appropriate as a fundamental condition of the language, literature, and narrative form most befitting Beckett’s postwar “conception of humanity in ruins...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 345–351.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Daniel Aureliano Newman Works Cited Esteve Mary . 2021 . Incremental Realism: Postwar American Fiction, Happiness, and Welfare-State Liberalism . Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press . Hepburn Allan . 2018 . A Grain of Faith: Religion in Mid-Century British...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (2): 240–245.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., the disciple of the arch anti-Semite Drumont, to his own about-face at the time of the Spanish Civil War, to the postwar philo-Semitic disciple of Bernanos, Maurice Clavel, and the era of French Judeophilia that his thought seemed to usher in. That the Möbius strip thus configured might just as well...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
...: Theatre, Fascism, and the Holocaust . Bloomington : Indiana University Press . Plain Gill . 2013 . Literature of the 1940s: War, Postwar, and “Peace.” Oxford : Oxford University Press . Saint-Amour Paul K. 2015 . Tense Future: Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form . Oxford...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 196–231.
Published: 01 June 2013
... postwar suburb and surrounding area, and taking note of the scarred earth where the Twin Towers had once stood. Yet the unfamiliar is quickly subsumed by the familiar: although 196Twentieth-Century Literature 59.2 Summer 2013 196 Postwar Living Memorials and the Post-Traumatic Suburb...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 237–260.
Published: 01 September 2019
... . Mangrum Benjamin . 2015 . “ The Age of Anxiety: Patricia Highsmith, Existential Psychology, and the ‘Decline’ of American Naturalism .” American Literature 87 , no. 4 : 769 – 98 . McGurl Mark . 2009 . The Program Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of the Creative Writing Program...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (1): 122–129.
Published: 01 March 2010
... this disclaimer, however, by the time McGurl asks in his conclusion, is it not true that owing to the organized efforts of the pro- gram—to the simple fact of our trying harder than ever be- fore—there has been a system-wise rise in excellence of American literature in the postwar...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 161–190.
Published: 01 June 2018
... postwar suburbanization In an interview with the French newspaper Le Figaro , responding to the commonly repeated notion that America “lost her innocence” after 9/11, Philip Roth replied: “What innocence? From 1668 to 1865 this country had slavery; and from 1865 to 1955 was a society existing under...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Eric Falci Ghostly Figures: Memory and Belatedness in Postwar American Poetry , by Keniston Ann . Iowa City : University of Iowa Press , 2015 . 228 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2017 In Ghostly Figures: Memory and Belatedness in Postwar American Poetry , Ann Keniston...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 128–136.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Positivism in American Literature 1945-1975 by Michael LeMahieu Oxford University Press, 2013. 244 pages Ali Chetwynd Michael LeMahieu’s first book both makes the case and develops a method for reading postwar US fiction’s philosophical logic in terms of its immediate academic milieu, rather...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 25–52.
Published: 01 March 2018
... recognizing its centrality to the literary trends he was describing. Yet while Porter and her vision of experiential literature did have a significant effect on the mid-century US literary field, tracing that effect requires a somewhat circuitous route. As McGurl suggests, the US postwar university...