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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 629–633.
Published: 01 December 2009
...William Benzon Comeuppance: Costly Signaling, Altruistic Punishment, and Other Biological Components of Fiction , by Flesch William , Cambridge : Harvard University Press , 2007 . 252 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2009 Review Altruism, Gossip, and the Vicarious...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 129–160.
Published: 01 June 2018
... in 1947. The effort to reckon with Nazi law, particularly at the Nuremberg trials, produced a profound division among American liberals. While it seemed clear where their moral sympathies should be placed—the Nazis must be punished—their traditional commitment to the rule of law made it difficult...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 1–21.
Published: 01 March 2006
... African Press Association issued after the completion of the TRC’s final two volumes describes Tutu as insisting that the “Truth and Reconciliation Commission did not seek to punish people” and that “the TRC did not set out to embarrass anyone”; rather, it worked “to find evidence for people to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2014) 60 (3): 397–404.
Published: 01 September 2014
... implications of Hurston’s choice to punish whites via the proxy of a white woman, and to make that punishment come in the form of a white man. Also under-discussed are the ways in which Ann Petry’s Country Place fits this gender paradigm: in Petry’s novel, the most racist and materialistic characters...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 572–596.
Published: 01 December 2009
... begins to displace cooperation as the hallmark of civi- lization, because justice, while carrying with it the notion of moral voli- tion (righteous/wicked intent), can be described in purely material terms even if it too “underwent a gradual sublimation from punishment and reward according to acts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 247–270.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the neutral souls who chose their own good rather than a side when it came to conflict. Their punishment is eternal envy of the decisive ones, eternal babble, and eternal censorship (not to speak of hornet stings). The neutral souls are scorned by both mercy and justice, and though they will cry out...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 513–518.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Wyatt’s reading, the men of Ruby, who would exert complete patriarchal control over their own wives and daughters, displace their own anxieties about the aberrant behaviors of their own women onto the convent women. They kill the women of the convent “to punish jouissance in the Other to avoid confronting...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 269–284.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Does the father wish to accuse, judge, punish, forgive, or thank the son?3 The silent, grim, and reeling 270 HEANEY’S “FOLLOWER’ shadow offers no answers. For whatever reason, “Follower” ends with the dead awakened from the spell of illud tempus and returning to a “now...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 519–527.
Published: 01 December 2015
... adherence to the language of the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Khmer Rouge violence was not seen as targeting a particular group and was consequently called an autogenocide, a non–legally binding label (7). For Schlund-Vials, the truncation of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 299–328.
Published: 01 September 2017
... references. But Henry wrote: it will excite me. You know how. In haste. Henry. Greek ee. Better add postscript. What is he playing now? Improvising. Intermezzo. P. S. The rum tum tum. How will you pun? You punish me? (11.860–62, 888–91) The material slowness of his writing process prompts Bloom to note and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 482–488.
Published: 01 December 2006
... aesthetics of American self-invention only to discover that American society “in the end punishes such efforts” (150). In her reading of The American Stain, the protagonist, Coleman Silk, an African American who is “passing” as a Jew, finds that his lifelong impersonation cannot withstand...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 June 2009
... unacknowledged, Hickman repeatedly punishes Bliss for the circumstances of his birth by forcing him to participate each week in an elaborate ritual of death and rebirth, where Bliss emerges from a closed coffin in front of stunned congregations, symbolizing the community’s spiritual and racial rebirth...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2010) 56 (1): 122–129.
Published: 01 March 2010
... simulta- neously commits a “sin” of individual pride (as autobiographical projection, as character) and punishes herself for it (as impersonal narrator) . . . this auto-punitive enterprise could be described as the narrative equivalent of self-flagellation. (144...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2011
...- fective means of propaganda, as in the following passage from Captain R.W. Campbell’s novel Dorothy, VAD and the Doctor: “[God] will punish the monster who has caused the slaughter of those brave boys whose eyes are the eyes of that good man who died on Calvary” (118). Such novels conjured “the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 360–368.
Published: 01 June 2013
... trends and legal decisions that distinguished early twentieth-century men and women from Victorian persons and from present-day ones, including the establishment of the British Divorce Court in 1857, the 1885 Labouchère Amendment (which punished acts of “gross indecency,” i.e., sodomy and other...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 259–266.
Published: 01 June 2014
... corporate person- hood, which had been affirmed by the Supreme Court in Santa Clara v. Southern Pacific eight years prior to the novel’s publication. Inasmuch as the brothers cannot legally be punished for an assault that only one of them committed, they possess the kind of freedom from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2017) 63 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2017
... Friday, when told that God is undoubtedly stronger than the devil, wonders why God does not simply kill the devil and be done with the matter. To this Crusoe has no response except the hasty temporization that God will eventually punish the devil, which rather than settling the question simply prompts...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 167–190.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the newer one, as, for example, employing a female teacher would have been more characteristic of the later, graded school model while Addie’s use of corporal punishment to enforce discipline is a holdover from the common school approach. 15 Operating at this moment of shifting pedagogical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 191–212.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Halberstam’s reading of a range of cultural materials, from avant-garde photography and performance art to Hollywood children’s films, and in this she sketches an alternative understanding of modern life in which “failure allows us to escape the punishing norms that discipline behavior and manage human...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2001) 47 (4): 596–618.
Published: 01 December 2001
... British society, against the background of tense race relations in 1980s Britain, form the stuff of the novel. 606 § Is migrancy part of the punishment for sins committed, as the epigraph to The Satanic Verses seems to suggest,5 or is it a chance at a better, free life, as the American...