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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 103–124.
Published: 01 March 2020
... story, part horror story, part detective story—is a riddle that the reader must solve, but that in doing so the reader becomes infected with the same fragmentary force that disembodies the protagonist. As such, the heuristic consequence of the novel is to instruct the reader on the influence of language...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (2): 191–222.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., these 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 (2020) 66 (1): 125–146.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Korine Powers Beginning with Red Dragon (1981), horror icon Hannibal Lecter thrilled audiences as the ultimate unreadable reader, consuming minds and bodies behind the polished veneer of aristocratic taste and psychological expertise. Yet by the end of the twentieth century, Lecter had shifted from...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (1-2): 121–144.
Published: 01 March 2019
...” 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 407–430.
Published: 01 December 2021
... that more purposefully imagines the role of the body—of the author, of the text, and of the reader— in constituting and reconstituting the narrative. Copyright © 2021 Hofstra University 2021 Chicana/o/x literature editing posthumous publication Visiting Special Collections at the Cecil H...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (4): 385–406.
Published: 01 December 2021
... tendencies among readers of the novel to condemn the ex-colored man stems from an investment in the trope of the “tragic mulatto”—a plot device that at once sentimentalizes the fates of biracial characters and links those fates inextricably to biology rather than ideology. Copyright © 2021 Hofstra...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 179–198.
Published: 01 June 2022
.... In particular, in evoking an experience of the timeless, for Sinclair stream of consciousness draws together authors, characters, and readers, generating among them complex investments, both ethical and ontological. jsprystash@gmail.com Copyright © 2022 Hofstra University 2022 idealism modernist...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (4): 493–529.
Published: 01 December 2010
... and extraneous 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (3): 515–523.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Virginia 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (3): 392–401.
Published: 01 September 2020
... into the experience of their readers, while the other aims to demonstrate how some modernist authors created works that modeled heightened forms of receptivity for their readers. While one holds up the aesthetic autonomy guaranteed by formal narrative techniques meant to distance readers from texts, the other prizes...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 299–305.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of Orhan Pamuk, who, after being awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2006 for peering “into the melancholic soul of his native city,” 1 was canonized by US academia as one of the iconic authors of world literature. In the introduction, Fisk warns the reader not to expect a monograph...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2012) 58 (2): 355–364.
Published: 01 June 2012
... and 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 (2020) 66 (1): 157–162.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Heather Cass White Work Cited Merrill James McClatchy J. D. Yenser Stephen . 2006 . The Changing Light at Sandover: With the Stage Adaptation “Voices from Sandover.” 2nd . ed. New York : Knopf . There is some question in my mind about which readers, exactly...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (3): 394–405.
Published: 01 September 2007
... to some 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2002) 48 (4): 363–392.
Published: 01 December 2002
... 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 authenticity. Orlando raises the tension...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 373–377.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of Chicago Press, 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...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2009) 55 (1): 80–113.
Published: 01 March 2009
... 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 essays. But since...