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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 474–481.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Phillip Barrish Conscience and Purpose: Fiction and Social Consciousness in Howells, Jewett, Chesnutt, and Cather , by Petrie Paul R. , Tuscaloosa : University o f Alabama Press , 2005 . 256 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2006 m Reviews Literary Realism and Social Divisions...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 460–483.
Published: 01 December 2015
... in A World of Love , a late modern picturesque interrupts the romantic emplotment of Ireland’s entry into global capitalist networks. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 Irish history Irish culture landscape in literature late modernism picturesque realism twentieth century Elizabeth Bowen...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2012) 58 (4): 582–605.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Regina Martin Copyright © Hofstra University 2012 Regina Martin The Drama of Gender and Genre in Edith Wharton’s Realism Regina Martin Edith Wharton’s depiction of the socially ambitious Undine Spragg’s peregrinations through New York and French “society” suggests that The...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 364–371.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Madhu Dubey 2011 Madhu Dubey Post-Postmodern Realism? Madhu Dubey In his 1989 manifesto for “the new social novel,”  Tom Wolfe com- plained that contemporary American novelists were failing to take on the pressing social issues of their time. Since the 1960s—in other words, since...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 June 2010
.... 432 pages Alison Shonkwiler What constitutes middle-class fiction? Is it subject matter? A degree of realism or attention to detail? Or can it be defined simply by identify- ing which novels middle-class readers read? Presumably a case could be made, following the historical argument that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 1–26.
Published: 01 March 2014
... portrayal of history as a destructively recursive process. 2 The Historical Novel at History’s End:  Virginia Woolf’s The Years Late modernism, realism, and the historical novel How might the shape and mediating powers of the historical novel alter during a decade as troubled as the 1930s? As...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): v–vii.
Published: 01 June 2003
... pointing in plain sight to the monu­ mental issues its presence and role bring into play. Deftly combining detailed historical analysis with finely tuned critical commentary, the essay argues that Bennett’s “realism,” itself something of a period piece oblivious to its own...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2015) 61 (4): 528–534.
Published: 01 December 2015
... specific kind of novel: the sort of narrative that came to be labeled “magical realism.” Siskind offers a lucid genealogy of the term as it has been deployed in relation to Latin American fiction, paying particular attention to three landmark works: Cuban writer Alejo Carpentier’s The Kingdom of This...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 423–446.
Published: 01 December 2011
... work tends to be celebrated as indicating a general return to realism as the dominant narrative mode of literary fiction and with it a renewed commitment to representing the emotional lives of real people.3 Yet this cluster of assumptions that stems from the affective hypothesis...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 86–104.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Being, are its final work. (566) We read at the start of Elizabeth Costello, after a brief description of the eponymous character’s attire and appearance: “the blue costume, the greasy hair, are details, signs of a moderate realism. Supply the particulars, allow the significations to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2007) 53 (3): 233–247.
Published: 01 September 2007
... into high postmodernism— in difficult formal innova­ tion as the defining characteristic o f serious literature (Steiner 427-28). This is not to condemn formally challenging fiction in the name o f some transparent realism, as Tom Wolfe, Dale Peck, and Jonathan Franzen have done,1 but...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2018) 64 (3): 379–386.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in works that to viewers accustomed to realism seemed like scandalously unfinished sketches. The movement famously got its name in 1874 when, during its first group show, the critic Louis Leroy scoffed at Monet’s “Impression: Sunrise,” titling his review in Le Charivari “The Exhibition of the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2011) 57 (3-4): 380–390.
Published: 01 December 2011
... evolutionary forces.1 Realism, naturalism, primitivism, literary modernism, and postmodernism—these are some of the cultural formations where that irony has been fitfully recorded, and their accumulation must give one pause before declaring the arrival of something new. The term I would apply to this...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2008
... stories appear so whimsical, slight, or nonserious, eschewing realism, drawing instead on the genre of the fantastic. But this deceptive form, as I will argue here, is precisely what encodes a covert politics, allowing Forster to publish material that addresses homosexual desire and to link it...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 254–259.
Published: 01 June 2010
... styles to Yiddish literature” (145). Instead of throwing his weight behind I. L. Peretz and the Warsaw circle, known for their literary experimenta- tion, Shtif championed the realism of Sholem Aleichem; he particularly critized people like Borokhov for his scholarly experimentation and belief in...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2009) 55 (4): 640–644.
Published: 01 December 2009
...). But for readers in literary studies, especially those familiar with recent books on photography, Victorian culture, and literary realism, as well as readers interested in photographic theory, Prodger offers a more impor- tant (if understated) argument. The opening sentence of his introduction...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2003) 49 (2): 131–163.
Published: 01 June 2003
... innovation over finely honed realism and writerly discipline. In such a critical climate, Bennett’s best-known novel, The Old Wives’ Tale (1908), will appear to confirm his place on the margins of modernism: the text narrates personal and cultural histories of industrial Staffordshire (the “Five...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 538–543.
Published: 01 December 2008
..., conversely, that realism, foundationalism, or universalism underlie—at the level of the episteme, as it were—all that is regressive in our society. (476) This politically inflected skepticism originated in the disciplinary shift that took place in the 1970s and 1980s, as critics reinvigorated...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 309–336.
Published: 01 September 2016
... rhetoric of the 1980s stands out as one of the most potent impositions of an ideological worldview onto the forms and themes of fictional texts since socialist realism. Thatcherite shifts in discourse have been particularly pronounced in representations of class status. In keeping with Margaret Thatcher’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2016) 62 (3): 350–357.
Published: 01 September 2016
... realism.” At the end of the decade, the most talented artists confessed their errors, regaining their creativity, while the rest faded into deserved obscurity. This narrative has multiple origins, but arguably the most important, as Kohlmann suggests, were some of the artists who recanted. Figures such as...