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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 245–253.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Samir Dayal The Modernity of Sanskrit , by Sawhney Simona , Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2009 . 213 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2010 Review Reviews The Modern Reader’s Dilemma: Something Old, Something New . . . The Modernity of Sanskrit by Simona...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 June 2018
... poems illuminate the historically consequential processes by which a poet is called to her subject, and by which her poetry in turn solicits the reader’s attention. Bishop invokes the imperial violence of her time to suggest that poetic description—and the reader’s collaborative concentration—engage our...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 483–503.
Published: 01 December 2018
... unspeakability of the events, Delbo’s text oscillates between self-consciously aestheticized language and graphic physical representations of abject bodies. The irruptive visceral descriptions confront the reader with automatic, embodied repulsion in order to highlight the gaps in symbolization and the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Jewish” identity and how it is received by US readers and critics. Copyright © 2019 Hofstra University 2019 Ilya Kaminsky immigrant fiction Russian American literature Yelena Akhtiorskaya The Black Sea port of Odessa, founded in 1794 by the Russian Empress Catherine the Great and now located in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 515–523.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Woolf’s Essayism is a valuable, provocative work, both for its theoretical postulates (which, if not wholly convincing to this reader, are highly intriguing) and for its against-the-grain readings of various texts. Ordering the postulates for my own purposes (a readerly project in keeping with...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2005) 51 (3): 373–377.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., 2003.195 pages Cristanne Miller Rita Felski states early in her introduction to Literature After Feminism that one of her goals is “to talk to readers who may have taken one or more literature classes in college and want to find out how feminism has changed the way people talk...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 513–518.
Published: 01 December 2017
... method to show how Morrison’s novels’ formal properties work on readers; she demonstrates that the narrative method reflects the conceptualization of love in each novel; and she makes connections between narrative form and African American history. Wyatt is, at base, a psychoanalytic critic, but in this...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2010) 56 (4): 493–529.
Published: 01 December 2010
... documents (40). Instead, scholars are beginning to ask not what Burroughs’s extratextual claims are simply about, but rather what his extratextual claims do. By figuring his early work as confessional, Burroughs’s extratextual claims interpellate the unsuspecting reader to play the role of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 355–364.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Salman Rushdie as exemplars of transnational literature. While she does not directly cite Stanley Fish’s notion of an interpretive reader,2 she posits a reconfigured version of this notion in order to examine the transnational experience as a primarily fictional and imaginative enterprise. What...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 394–405.
Published: 01 September 2007
... straight talk about a topic others have overcomplicated.” Zunshine implies that her job is to discuss the simple truth that real readers naturally like good stories. It’s hard to argue w ith her as I w rite this review in the week after the final H arry Potter book was released and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 494–503.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., it has as much of Sherlock in it as it does of Gandalf. Gaining significant 495 Joel Burges traction in the late nineteenth century, this modern form of enchantment is described by Saler as entailing an “as if” mentality for readers of fiction who had become disenchanted with keeping...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2006) 52 (3): 360–365.
Published: 01 September 2006
... that focus. Readers new to Mark Royden Winchell should be prepared for assessments of Southern literature—and implicitly of the academy it­ self—that will rouse indignation and, most likely, open hostility from many of us who professionally read and write about literature...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2016) 62 (1): 104–109.
Published: 01 March 2016
... image, he had considerable help from the academy in doing so—a story for the anticipated second volume. Calling the protagonist of this narrative “Tom” is Crawford’s device to aid the reader in imagining a boy and a young man who played outdoors, had elderly parents, wasn’t always a good student, and...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2002) 48 (4): 363–392.
Published: 01 December 2002
... impulses of the longing for cultural centrality—“as large and miscellaneous an audience as possible” (Eliot, Prose 94)1—and the desire to write a radical language that stretches or subverts the boundaries of signification and whose inaccessibility to most readers can be claimed as a mark of its...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2009) 55 (2): 232–254.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Carrie J. Preston © 2015 by Hofstra University 2009 Carrie J. Preston Joyce’s Reading Bodies and the Kinesthetics of the Modernist Novel Carrie J. Preston James Joyce famously described Ulysses as an “epic of the human body,” and many of his early and influential readers...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 80–113.
Published: 01 March 2009
... cure Londons stench of decay probably ought to elude us; the links in the chain of argument are occluded, if they were ever developed at all. Instead, Pound refers his readers to a long record of similarly strident allegations, a chain of transmission stretching back to his first published...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 405–426.
Published: 01 December 2017
...), poets and readers have long been invested in the importance of lyric closure. Closure constitutes our sense of a finished phrase, of a form being completed or, in Smith’s words, a “sense of stable conclusiveness, finality, or ‘clinch’” (1968, 2). Contemporary culture offers us yet another definition of...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 474–481.
Published: 01 December 2006
... allegiance to the causes of democracy and equal­ ity. Instead, Kaplan read his fiction as constructing an at-least relatively more comprehensible and manageable social world for the late-nine- teenth-century middle- and upper-middle-class readers whom Howells mostly spoke to and for...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2005) 51 (1): 110–113.
Published: 01 March 2005
... will not yet be familiar to many readers in that field (though it will be familiar to readers of Twentieth-Century Literature, where some of this work was published in 2001).That situation, however, is likely to change. Pollard’s book is a magnificent complement to Dash’s work; while both...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2018) 64 (4): 413–448.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., without reference? And when one person hails another on London Bridge as having been with him “at Mylae,” how is a non-classical reader to guess that this is the name of a Punic sea-fight in which as Phoenician sailor, presumably, the speaker had taken part? (1923: 117) Often obtuse, the speaker of the...