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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2015) 61 (1): 128–137.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Samuel Cohen The Prestige of Violence: American Fiction 1962–2007 , by Bachner Sally , Athens : University of Georgia Press , 2011 . 172 pages. Roth and Trauma: The Problem of History in the Later Works (1995–2010) , by Pozorski Aimee , New York : Continuum , 2011 . 175...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2000) 46 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Catherine Gunther Kodat Copyright © Hofstra University 2000 To “Flash White Light from Ebony”: The Problem of Modernism in Jean Toomer’s Cane Catherine Gunther Kodat The mirror stage is a drama whose internal thrust is precipitated from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2002) 48 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2002
...Robert Genter Copyright © Hofstra University 2003 w Toward a Theory of Rhetoric: Ralph Ellison, Kenneth Burke, and the Problem of Modernism Robert Genter In 1937 a major shift in American intellectual circles occurred with the rebirth of the literary journal Partisan...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 70–85.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Johan Geertsema Copyright © Hofstra University 2011 Johan Geertsema Coetzee’s Diary of a Bad Year, Politics, and the Problem of Position Johan Geertsema Why is it so hard to say anything about politics from outside politics? Why can there be no discourse about...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 462–494.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Jennifer Gilchrist 2012 Jennifer Gilchrist Women, Slavery, and the Problem of Freedom in Wide Sargasso Sea Jennifer Gilchrist because I’m really a Savage Individualist. —Rhys (Letters 275) Jean Rhys’s presentation of the post...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 309–327.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Walter Benn Michaels 2011 The Beauty of a Social Problem (e.g. unemployment) The Beauty of a Social Problem (e.g. unemployment) Walter Benn Michaels In his new book on volume one of Capital, Fredric Jameson remarks that in the “affluent post-war 1950s and 1960s,” Marx’s idea that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 49–74.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Irene Yoon This essay demonstrates how Virginia Woolf negotiates problems of temporal, spatial, and intersubjective distance through the modern—and increasingly transparent—landscape of interwar London. Through readings of “A Sketch of the Past” and Mrs. Dalloway , I argue that the perceptual...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2003
... fruitful leads for further thought that themselves belie summary or integrative generalization. Implicit in the essay is the idea that a key ethicopolitical and aesthetic problem in modernity is the very interaction between excess and limits. The limits imposed by Bennett’s “Edwardian realism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 370–375.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., it must still be recognizable in some fashion, and be recognizable as art” (2). The problem of the new is thus one of managing opposing and irreconcilable terms that the romantics inherited from their idealist forebears, particularly the conflict between a structure and its genesis or a form and its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 141–149.
Published: 01 March 2012
... problems by not making such explicit statements. Nealon typically reads these poems as evasions. The poem’s economic truth lies not in what the poet writes, but in what he doesn’t write, and how he doesn’t write it. But Nealon’s ability to tell what Ashbery conceals about the economy in 1970’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 341–353.
Published: 01 December 2011
... elaborating imagined solutions to this problem. Such nuanced accounts of postwar fiction are, I would contend, even more important given the history of postmodernist criticism, which was arguably always more an expression of desire for a literary historical cat- egory like modernism than the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): vi–viii.
Published: 01 June 2008
...) raises the question of how public it was possible to be about homosexuality in that period, but so does his career, which seems to back up Capote’s strange denial that homophobia put him, or anyone else, at a disadvantage. A figure who did not sufficiently recognize homophobia as a problem...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2004) 50 (3): 317–318.
Published: 01 September 2004
... well the feeling of ushering that child of our labor, heart, and intellect into an abyss populated only by other unnoticed monographs. And the problem is not just injured vanity, nor is it some unreasonable glut of publications by the university presses. The university presses, in fact, are now...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 694–701.
Published: 01 December 2012
... some problems with clarity and documentation. I will begin with an introduction to the book’s focus, including discussion of Delsarte and “Delsartism” and a survey of the chapters; then relate Preston’s research to other current Delsarte studies; and end with a brief discussion of some of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 455–480.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Edgar wrote a widely-read article for the 1964 Yale Law Review proposing a unified, federally-funded system of neighborhood law offices. In proposing this new system, the Cahns hoped to remedy two problems. First, they wanted to correct flaws inherent in the older, charity-based Legal Aid...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 June 2010
.... In What America Read, Hutner identifies a category of fiction written between 1920 and 1960 that he calls, variously, middle-class realism, bourgeois fiction, social realism, the problem novel, or even simply “better” fiction. Unlike the “best” literature, the “better” category refers to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 379–386.
Published: 01 September 2018
... later: “It led, in other words, to advertising,” and “the main problem with advertising is its impressionism.” That is characteristically shrewd, though it needs setting against a far worse problem: that advertising, far from representing fantasy without control, attempts precisely to control our...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 538–544.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Postcolonial: Race, Nation, Other by John Drabinski Edinburgh University Press, 2011. Reprint edition, 2013. 224 pages Oona Eisenstadt This highly successful study comparing the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas to that of a number of influential postcolonial philosophers faces a problem from the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 26–59.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... In approaches to literary modernism, the symptoms of this problem- atic approach manifest most clearly in the kinds of questions we ask about authors and works with respect to religion religion (if we ask them at all): when did so-and-so lose their faith? does such-and-such work evidence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2000) 46 (4): 470–491.
Published: 01 December 2000
... RUSHDIE’S MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN swallowing as inclusion, he encounters the problems of containment, boundaries, centrality, and marginality, problems that plague modern na­ tions and apocalyptic visions. Who is inside, who is outside, and who de­ fines this “imagined community”? National...