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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 (1 March 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 as of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 (1 December 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 (1 September 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 (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 267–298.
Published: 01 September 2017
... 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 (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 23–42.
Published: 01 March 2019
... 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. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... radical, antihomogenizing historiography comes closer to what Wicomb values in Conrad and Joyce. Finally, the author shows how the novel offers a critique of the poststructuralist/postmodernist understanding of language as authorless and self-canceling, arguing that this view has, historically speaking...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 March 2016
... 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 (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 511–518.
Published: 01 December 2015
... bourgeois 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 (1 June 2013) 59 (2): 360–368.
Published: 01 June 2013
... perverse individuals. As paradoxical 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 237–238.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of the orthodoxies of objectivity and impersonalism in both leftist and modernist discourse. As the essay argues, modernism and radicalism—although in many ways contrasting movements and critical modes—generally reject sentiment and embodied, individual, personhood in favor of impersonal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 115–140.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of both 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Henderson, Sonia Sanchez is as identifiable by the unusual lineation and spatial organization of her poems as by the rhetorical intensity of her radical social criticism. She too invokes the revolutionary aesthetics of free jazz as a metaphor for black liberation by “transposing sonic and vocal...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 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 (1 June 2014) 60 (2): 259–266.
Published: 01 June 2014
... freak 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 the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2003) 49 (4): 520–546.
Published: 01 December 2003
...—“vital contact”5—had become current 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 231–239.
Published: 01 June 2016
... burgeoning sexuality, banished and Benjy’s radical otherness annulled by the omniscient narration of part IV. Berger then reads Robin from Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood in relation to Stevie and Benjy, a pairing he admits is not particularly convincing given that these latter characters clearly suffer from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 178–186.
Published: 01 March 2012
... its afterlives—which she calls “the continuing resonances in the present of failed social movements and the dreams that drove them” (5). She examines the radical potential of prophecies in dif- ferent historical moments, even after they fail, and asks: What dreams do these failures keep alive...