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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 233–264.
Published: 01 June 2020
... history in larger philosophical and political questions, in a cosmopolitan resistance to American puritanical norms, and in knowing reflection on contemporary discussions of representation and image. Gidget is a surprisingly postmodern textual space of disruption and juxtaposition that compellingly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (4): 485–512.
Published: 01 December 2020
... those of his New Critical mentors, such as John Crowe Ransom, for whom the individual of the liberal political order is entwined with the history of Puritan iconoclasm and Romantic views of the poetic subject. It argues that Ransom’s critique parallels those of later critics, such as Marjorie Perloff...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 March 2017
... closely examines high points in American poetic history from Edward Taylor to Susan Howe. I can think of a handful of similarly ambitious projects over the years: Roy Harvey Pearce’s The Continuity of American Poetry (1961), Hyatt Waggoner’s American Poets: From the Puritans to the Present (1968...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 110–117.
Published: 01 March 2016
... Languages Other than English.” The advent of English-language American poetry comes with two chapters on the Puritans, Robert Daly’s “The World, the Flesh, and God in Puritan Poetry” and Jeffrey A. Hammond’s “Confronting Death: The New England Puritan Elegy,” followed by Jim Egan’s “The Emergence of a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 373–377.
Published: 01 September 2005
... extent literature itself have been altered by feminism. Felski s introduction briefly reviews the caricatures of feminists—as “remorseless Puritan[s “hatchet-faced harridans,” “member[s] of the thought police,” humorless, “utterly irrational,” and doctrinaire— that were reiterated in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 545–550.
Published: 01 December 2010
... homeland” (172). Dylan turns conversion into a subversive, critical force when he “sides with trope over truth” (178), destabilizing ideological fixity through a constant reinvention of the self—thereby heeding the seventeenth- century Puritan minister Thomas Shepard’s call to “be always convert...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 March 2003
... work obsession and the conformity of the puritan and the consumer. On the other, American envy of the French so fashionably dark in their refined intelligence or bathed in a sunny sidewalk-cafe love of the moment, then irritation with their rudeness, cowardice, caprice. Etc. The Married Man in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 316–340.
Published: 01 September 2005
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2005
... US consensus ideology that celebrates the American dream—epitomized by the individual embracing a Puritan work ethic and climbing the ladder of capitalistic success—his daughter’s strategy of pastoral disengagement aims to destroy that consensus ideol­ ogy, ejecting her father out of his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 99–110.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Marianne always stress their sexual puritanism; the latter’s attitude toward homosexuality in particular was captured by Elizabeth Bishop in an anecdote in which Moore worries that a mutual friend may have fallen into “the clutches of a sodomite.” “One could almost smell the brimstone,” Bishop...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 264–291.
Published: 01 September 2002
... from a book published as The Sovereignty and Goodness of God (in England, A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Row­ landson). A first-person narrative o f Rowlandson’s captivity, it provides a historical record o f Puritan attitudes toward the Indians, including...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (3): 292–323.
Published: 01 September 2002
.... Accordingly, Lenin’s socialist puritanism is connected w ith Tol­ stoy’s Christian puritanism. In each case, ideological systems inappropri­ ately constrict creativity. Because Spender identifies him self w ith the Communist Party and the Soviet experience,7 for M acNeice his work has a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 287–321.
Published: 01 September 2009
... liv- ing here. Because we let you see us . . . must you play forever the part of the simpering puritan who never heard of sex relations. (227) Barnes reveals unease over the publicity—“we let you see us”—to which her journalism is formally committed. As we will see, her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 92–113.
Published: 01 March 2001
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (2): 217–240.
Published: 01 June 2001
... “Ulysses” in this puritan-ridden country.. .. I don’t think that anything can be done. I’ll fight for you, but it’s a lost cause. You’re idiots, both of you .You haven’t an ounce of sense. — Margaret Anderson, My Thirty Years’ War (215) A s it turns out...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 444–466.
Published: 01 December 2001
... suggested by Aristotle in his Poetics and later appropriated by Philip Sidney in his defense of poetry against its Puritan detractors, that the poet (or storyteller) “nothing affirms, and therefore never lyeth” (111). Rashid’s intention is not to relay “facts” or tell the “truth,” so he can hardly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 472–493.
Published: 01 December 2003
... a sermon of Edmund Brooks, a Puritan divine of the seventeenth century; and Brooks’s phrase is actually a misquotation of a translation. In the Vulgate, a Latin version of the Bible, the line reads “Magna est veritas et praelevet,” “Truth is great and prevails,” in the present tense rather...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 327–344.
Published: 01 September 2007
... through which abject waste matter cycles back to its source, a return of serve that sheds an ironic light on the old Puritan legend o f a sanctified 339 Paul Giles nation. Infinite Jest thus not only critiques the idea o f American excep- tionalism experientially, showing how US...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 75–93.
Published: 01 March 2017
... that in Giovanni’s Room Baldwin separates these parts of himself into two characters, for “it is easy to translate Giovanni’s image into a symbol of the Negro, thus making of David the puritan face of Baldwin himself as an American” (1991, 205). For Jean Méral, “James Baldwin chooses to make all his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2017
... parallels between Robinson Crusoe and Augustine’s Confessions , Lynne Walhout Hinojosa, for example, confines her analysis to Crusoe’s own revelations. Arguing that “the troubled relation of Crusoe’s Puritan religion and his secular worldly enterprises has been and remains the central quandary of the...