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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 495–514.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Peter Stoneley 2012 O’Hara, Blackness, and the Primitive O’Hara, Blackness, and the Primitive Peter Stoneley Since the publication of Brad Gooch’s City Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O’Hara (1993), those who care to know about the poet’s personal life will know that O’Hara had...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 347–370.
Published: 01 September 2018
... relies upon a paradoxical construction of Scotland as both a primitive colonial hinterland and an utterly familiar, necessary component of British identity in the wake of Irish independence. Copyright © 2018 Hofstra University 2018 archipelago modernism oceanic studies Scotland Virginia Woolf...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 71–91.
Published: 01 March 2010
... source of a modernist poetics that signals its own end, and this image of an imaginary primitive 71Twentieth-Century Literature 56.1 Spring 2010 71 Gyllian Phillips also plays a significant role in the self-fashioning of the modernist poet as both scholar and sage...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 341–348.
Published: 01 June 2012
... further ambivalence as their works continually asserted that “the qualities embodied by the racial primitive were (for white people) not merely lost but ontologically inaccessible” (7). Hence their texts’ attempts to reconnect with feminine energies through women and racial others only resulted in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 251–258.
Published: 01 June 2014
... Indian writers, a deliberate political choice that emphasized their sophistication and complexity, countering stereotypes about the primitive, natural character of  West Indian immigrants. As Brown explains, “experimental style becomes a clear political statement aimed at frustrat- ing, disrupting...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2007) 53 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Engels’s Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State, thus questioning unselfconscious feminist appeals to Marxism. Here Weinbaum demon­ strates how Marx and Engels take the matriarchal society of the Iroquois as a representative example of all primitive peoples, an assumption that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 96–103.
Published: 01 March 2016
... very considerable influence in forming his own philosophy” (I 70). Another essay of considerable significance among these previously unpublished texts, which Brooker offers as one of the most important (I xxxix), is “The Interpretation of Primitive Ritual,” read before Josiah Royce’s seminar on...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 117–140.
Published: 01 March 2012
... background and racial identification, and the different historical contexts in which each author’s bildung occurred. At a pivotal moment in Chester Himes’s 1955 novel The Primitive, later published in unabridged form in 1997 as The End of a Primitive, his editor tells the novelist- protagonist, Jesse...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 462–494.
Published: 01 September 2012
... 462 Women, Slavery, and the Problem of Freedom in Wide Sargasso Sea the primitive, of Africa and unbridled sexuality, of sadomasochism and historical slavery, of black-on-white rape and emancipation, and of vio- lence and sexual liberation. Through these difficult analogies, Rhys plays with...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 232–259.
Published: 01 June 2013
... pallbearers, then, again with the true primitive’s love for burial ceremony, he shipped her bier out of the depot in Dallas with her relatives squallin’ an’ hollin’. No folklorist interested in versions A, B, C, D, E, and so forth of “Barbara Allen” among Negroes, need go...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2013) 59 (4): 674–680.
Published: 01 December 2013
.... In sharp contrast to his own outlook Moser, who sees a pulsating culture in Lispector’s work, quotes Elizabeth Bishop in the biography. Bishop—who lived in Brazil—thought that Lispector was like a primitive painter, somebody who had not read, and worked out of intuition. The 679 Alicia...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2006) 52 (2): 175–198.
Published: 01 June 2006
... “studying a primitive people instead of a cultured race” (154). From this rhetorical equation—little children as a primitive people—it follows, Klein contends, that Anna Freud considers the child’s superego as “insufficiently established” (159) and “too imma­ ture spontaneously to control the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
... they had it started?” ( LS 90). 16 What we might call Connor’s geographical and historical mistake—calling the Irish civil war the “German war”—is a rhetorical move that displaces the roots of the Irish civil war, viewed here not as an expression of some native tendency toward violence or primitive...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 345–349.
Published: 01 September 2016
... her “Cinema and the Classics” essays, H.D. calls attention to Freud’s link between “modern black ‘savages’” and “older ‘primitive man’” while simultaneously critiquing her own racial metaphors that presuppose Hollywood as a “civilized, commodified spectacle” (quoted in Walter, 113). Walter reveals...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 634–639.
Published: 01 December 2009
... dualistic conceptual framework. Glendening’s argument works by means of a set of binaries—human/animal, modern/primitive, masculinity/femininity, progress/degeneration, and nature/culture—that through evolutionary theory become increasingly entangled or incoherently mixed in the novels...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 545–550.
Published: 01 December 2010
... celebration of conversion as “semiotic becoming” (87) suggests that it is Christianity alone that can place subjects within language, a move which risks relegating the pre-Christian to the realm of the non-linguistic and primitive. “Conversion,” Wilson asserts, “represents a turning of any self- hood...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 June 2018
... presence of the Oriental had a profound impact on the shaping of Romantic consciousness, literary forms, and national desires); but they were also the reason why Oriental literature, and its character, seemed limited, primitive, and monothematic: “‘Lyric’ sensibility emerged in Europe at the threshold of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 481–512.
Published: 01 December 2014
... ambivalence for the South African writers. This is because much of his writing, especially his most famous poetry from the 1920s, painted a romanticized portrait of a primitive, tribal Africa that in many ways appeared to corroborate the “separate development” rationale for the apartheid policies...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 118–127.
Published: 01 March 2015
... concise survey of critical analyses of ritual in modernist literature to distinguish his project from those that situate ritual as primarily a “primitive,” metaphorical, or psychological phenomena. His is not a study in which all things are ritual, or one in which all rituals are reducible to an atavistic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 337–344.
Published: 01 September 2016
... primitive relations between humans and landscapes. Schuster shifts medium from poetry to song in chapter 3, a shift that continues to inform his final chapters. Here he argues that whether they are concerned with urban or rural landscapes, blues songs tend to abstract motion from place, employing...