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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (2): 175–198.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Fuhito Endo Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 E4I Radical Violence Inside Out: Woolf, Klein, and Interwar Politics Fuhito Endo So Mrs Klein absolutely flourished here because for some reason the terrain was very, very receptive. —Hanna...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... and Progressive Labor Party. Speaking to contemporary leftists, the novel concludes that decentralist and grassroots anarchist politics can mediate between the New Left’s entropy and the Old Left’s hierarchy. Copyright © Hofstra University 2016 Paul Goodman Murray Bookchin postmodernism radicalism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... humanism and antihumanism, publishing many of the major literary works cited by poststructuralist thinkers. This editorial sensibility found its roots in the class character of the press, which was headed by affluent radical Barney Rosset. Drawing on close readings of key publications, as well...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2023) 69 (3): 241–243.
Published: 01 September 2023
... American literature, US literary radicalism, and Marxist literary criticism. Her most recent book is Marxist Literary Criticism Today (2019). She is past president of the Radical Caucus of the Modern Language Association and currently serves on the editorial board and manuscript collective of Science...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 484–510.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Christopher P. Wilson This essay examines three twentieth-century practitioners of the Los Angeles variant of Noir nonfiction: the radical historian and architectural critic Mike Davis; the fiction writer, screenwriter, and journalist Joan Didion; and the novelist, reporter, and memoirist John...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
... political effectiveness precisely within formal autonomy. By tracing the presence of the Cadillac in US rhetorics of race, the nature of the dozens as a formally hermetic expressive form, and the signifying potential of conspicuous consumption, I demonstrate the radical and utopian content of Ellison’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 239–266.
Published: 01 September 2017
... among New York intellectuals who ineffectually conspire to found a radical magazine. Although the novel has typically been read as a roman à clef, its broader target becomes evident when positioned in relation to masculinist orthodoxies of objectivity and scientific materialism that dominated American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and Ulysses , shows us how this love of fate is tied to the object-world. He first learns, in A Portrait , that words are linked to objects, and then learns that both objects and words harbor a secret significance. He learns that objects and things are not always congruent and that they possess radically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., Wicomb aligns her text with a formal inventiveness that (in her view) emphasizes the power of language to free us rather than (merely) entrap us. The author’s analysis thus both draws on and departs from Derek Attridge’s discussion of modernism in David’s Story , suggesting that Benjamin’s radical...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 23–42.
Published: 01 March 2019
... to Czechoslovakia on his political radicalization. The article concludes that the demise of Eastern Europe, a prototypical transnational realm, has facilitated the transnational turn in American studies toward investigations of US imperial practices in other geographical locales. As I have already intimated, I...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (4): 393–410.
Published: 01 December 2019
... continuities with her later work, and complicate the terms though which understandings of her first poems have been oversimplified—deemed narrowly “conservative” as opposed to “radical.” Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 formalism midcentury poetry poetics politics There is a story we...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (4): 511–518.
Published: 01 December 2015
... nationalist faction was not a given outcome of independence” (5). The beliefs of this faction were contested not only by staunch Congress-wallahs but by a radical leftist element as well. The fact that the latter’s views did not prevail at Independence is not, Shingavi emphasizes, a reason to deny...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the Harlem Writers Guild and the black theater scene in the early 1950s, to a novelist and journalist based in Puerto Rico in the mid-1950s, to an increasingly radical intellectual who by 1960 had traveled to revolutionary Cuba and run guns for Robert F. Williams, the NAACP leader internationally famous...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (2): 360–368.
Published: 01 June 2013
... as these combinations may seem, in Wolfe’s account the mixture of radicalism and conservatism found in each “Bloomsbury” is indispensible to the political and philosophical positions being worked out in their writings. Forster and Sackville-West are able to discard mar- riage precisely because “brutish paternal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 520–546.
Published: 01 December 2003
... among rebellious Harvard undergradu­ ates and New York political liberals, giving a name to the frequent ex­ perimental interaction between genteel radicals and workers. Christine Stansell’s recent work, American Moderns, observes that “vital contact,” a term in general use in the pre...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (2): 123–141.
Published: 01 June 2005
...). There remains, however, a problem here. Given this reading, Snow White is involved not in a radical or postmodern project at all but is rather reproducing the founding, ancient ideas of aesthetics and its helping-hand relation to knowledge. The project of reconstructing or reawakening 125...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (1): 59–78.
Published: 01 March 2014
... to Thatcherism’s premises, thereby codifying as common sense the ideology that it is widely taken to oppose. 60 Confirming the New Orthodoxy: Martin Amis’sMoney and Thatcherism Related to Doan’s charge that “Amis gestures toward the daring and the radical” but in the end “devises a telos...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (2): 259–266.
Published: 01 June 2014
... show as a means of generating alternatives to the subject of capitalism,” thereby creating a “freak-garde” genre that “proposes . . . radically new ways of being” (x-xi). Acknowledging that freak imagery can be exploitative, Blyn adds that nonetheless the texts she studies “undermine...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (2): 269–278.
Published: 01 June 2009
... American identity formation are still radically determined by a Hegelian narrative in which “the master strikes the slave, the slave strikes back, and thus a man is created” (4). The representative instance of this dynamic of course is Frederick Douglass’s now-mythic thrashing of the slave breaker...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2014) 60 (4): 545–554.
Published: 01 December 2014
... not merely in terms of literature’s disruptive possibilities (as was common in earlier criticism), but also via an associated radical left critique of political power and authority. In making that argument, though, the book also dramatizes some of the inherent contradictions within the left political...