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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (1): 118–127.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Julia Daniel Ritual and the Idea of Europe in Interwar Writing by Query Patrick R. , Farnham : Ashgate Press , 2012 . 257 pages. © 2015 by Hofstra University 2015 In September 2011, José Tomás appeared before a packed audience for the final fight in Barcelona’s iconic...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (3): 360–387.
Published: 01 September 2003
... important than her impulse to challenge herself with queries intended to jolt her out of what she terms her own “egotism.” Indeed, even at its least self-conscious level, Butts’s liking for interrogativity is a sign of her wish to forget her own identity and limitations; Butts urged herself...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 427–450.
Published: 01 December 2017
... the manipulation of the abolitionist cause by finance capital, lie behind Pound’s query to Moore about “abolitionist jews.” He poses the same question to William Carlos Williams, to Louis Zukofsky, and most explicitly to Hugo Fack: “Have never been anti-semite, but things do pile up; is there any trace of jews...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (4): 377–384.
Published: 01 December 2017
... by these editions has its counterpart in a new set of queries and obligations for Moore scholars: as White puts it in her essay in this issue, “At present it is still not standard critical practice to identify the version of a poem one is reading or to consider earlier versions as a matter of course.” Such accuracy...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2003
... point the essay seems to suggest that Bataille’s dépense or excessive, wasteful expenditure may provide a better guide through the labyrinth of empire and modernity. But the more subtle movements of the essay may point in other directions that query this sugges­ tion: “While Bennett...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2017
... novel on its own, one might be forgiven for reducing Friday’s queries to nothing but the detritus of a prelapsarian ontology whose naïveté is happily and organically consumed by Christian theology. Considering the novel together with Coetzee’s Foe , however, complicates our understanding...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (3): 345–351.
Published: 01 September 2021
... clear whether the war lives on as the Repressed, as an indelible but invisible primal scene, or whether it compulsively repeats the anxiety that, for many in the United States and Britain, characterized the Second World War. To query this somewhat underdeveloped line of argument is not to criticize...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (2): 233–240.
Published: 01 June 2023
... of Poetry that I felt something of a pang wherever I wanted to voice a caveat, or raise a query here or there, as I did where Falci rather too readily connects the “imperious lyric ‘I’” to “an outmoded model of the Romantic subject” (54). The “Romantic” is more unsettled, self-questioning and capacious...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
..., testifying unforgivingly to the “challenge, perhaps even threat, to our ability to compose—or recompose—ourselves after a traumatic event.” In the final essay of the issue, “Hannibal Lecter as Avenging War Orphan in Thomas Harris’s Hannibal Rising ,” Korine Powers offers a final skeptical querying...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 545–554.
Published: 01 December 2014
... philosophic query just prior to his fateful journey into the ungoverned Zone of post-V-E-Day Central Europe—“Free? What’s freetheir goal is to address “the novel’s ‘confusion’ in terms of its major concerns: domination and freedom” (3). The result is a valuable work of criticism—though not only...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (4): 431–443.
Published: 01 December 2001
... the history of US foreign policy and the attacks of September 11 has been sharply criticized by Rushdie. Such queries and reflections are, according to him, “among the most unpleasant conse­ quences of the terrorists’ attacks on the United States” (“Fighting the Forces of Invisibility Well...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (3): 322–356.
Published: 01 September 2009
...- cally, however (and this is what critics have resisted), it also challenges the idea that good art, like a Platonic ideal, would fix the terms of its recep- tion. Indeed, Bishop wanted Boomer to come off ambiguously, a point she guarded jealously when Moore queried it. In the beginning, Boomer’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (3): 391–406.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... In short, while Gold­ ing exposes the artifice and posturing that comprise some aspects of ar­ tistic production (the part of Ionides), he nonetheless posits it as a mystery (the part of Arieka). Nor is it incidental that the query posed at this critical moment in­ volves international politics...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (4): 493–513.
Published: 01 December 2008
...-picked sky” has a largesse more indebted to the proem of “The Vanity of Human Wishes” and Young’s vista “Half round the globe” than it does to the actual view from Larkin’s flat in Pearson Park. The Local Studies Library of Kingston upon Hull, in answer to a query about the elevation of this view...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 37–78.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Picasso,” and Poetry Magazine in Chicago, but also the fourth vol- ume of Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits and the epochal revision of Notes and Queries on Anthropology—a key early text of British Social Anthropology, which served as the field handbook...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 215–234.
Published: 01 June 2021
... Schmitt (2014 : 4) point out that the embeddedness of metaphorical instincts make the literal very elusive, rather than a given. Tracing the history of the surface back into antiquity, Bruce Holsinger (2011 : 601) queries the notion that the surface is ever wholly evident and apprehensible. While we may...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (3): 289–308.
Published: 01 September 2016
... must relinquish these signposts of order. 5 It is precisely about the merit of dispensing with these hermetic separations that critics disagree. Though Linda Hutcheon describes the postmodern in terms similar to those cited above, arguing that “we now query those boundaries between the literary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... rational understanding and evade the Symbolic Order’s constructions of meaning. Charlotte Delbo’s trilogy Auschwitz and After is located at the nexus of these theoretical queries, powerfully negotiating and renegotiating trauma’s interaction with the beautiful and the sublime. The memoir grapples...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2011) 57 (2): 180–198.
Published: 01 June 2011
... appellations. As Ruth cedes her individuality to familial de- mands, we see the cost of her assimilation—the loss of adventure and Margaret’s companionship, to be sure, but also the loss of agency and identity. Rather than query her curious presence at the train station, her family inundates her...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 25–42.
Published: 01 March 2005
... on the subject of nose jobs, when he asked whether Brenda’s father was planning to get one too. (Brenda had told him that her brother Ron would be hav­ ing his nose fixed in the fall.) Just as Brenda had responded then, “Why are you so nasty?” (13), and followed her query with the alluring offer,“If I let...