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Twentieth-Century Literature (2019) 65 (3): 191–216.
Published: 01 September 2019
... that incorporates the imaginative recovery of (often silenced) history that Toni Morrison (1987) called “rememory,” along with what Holocaust scholar Michael Rothberg (2009) calls “multidirectional memory,” this article details Williams’s daring exploration of spaces of overlap between the histories of American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2022) 68 (2): 199–224.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Eric Strand Although our recovery of Elizabeth Bishop’s politics has involved seeing her as a resistant “outsider,” this essay argues that she was at her most challenging as an inhabitant of poetic institutions. Exemplifying the vexed status of the Depression-era writer after the crash...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2021) 67 (2): 191–214.
Published: 01 June 2021
... the boundary between inside and outside, and thus the way an art object indexes and interacts with the material world. Proposing that the recovery of an object as seemingly inconsequential as an individual chapbook in fact raises questions about how we construct the literary- and art-historical field...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (2): 185–206.
Published: 01 June 2020
... but never reached wide release. In his review of the film, Kenneth Turan (2009) calls it the “best movie you’re not going to see this year.” It is impossible not to make explicit the challenge the book poses to postwar recovery of war atrocities that occurred beyond the Holocaust. How might this eight...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2015) 61 (2): 264–271.
Published: 01 June 2015
... women writers brings to light histories that have been overlooked. If the suffragist history of England itself is left out of our analyses because texts are out of print, then what stories and forgotten histories of colonial women writers await recovery? While Snaith’s chapters on Schreiner...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2020) 66 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 March 2020
... to this “compulsive repetition” of a suffering that defies easy comprehension. Beyond this more medicalized model of traumatic recurrence, however, we might also observe the recurrent refusal of the war’s survivors to submit to any neat chronology of recovery. Operating outside narratives of redemption...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (4): 421–448.
Published: 01 December 2003
... shown, “ [recovery can take place only within the context of relationships; it cannot occur in isolation” (133). Also, because Brittain repeatedly defines her serving as a way of sharing the suffering of her male counterparts, when she strives narratively to establish...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2018) 64 (1): 53–78.
Published: 01 March 2018
... That story remains unspoken because it troubles the masculine narrative of heroic resistance to apartheid—indeed, it exposes the patriarchal violence that links the African National Congress (ANC) to the racist structures it opposes. To effect the recovery of these silenced voices, the novel develops...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2001) 47 (1): 92–113.
Published: 01 March 2001
... of his recovery. In this 96 Hemingway’s Nick Adams nightmare he associated the place where he had been wounded with a composite of what seemed the cabin in “ Indian Camp” and a house of indeterminate form from his military experience: the nights the river ran so much wider...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 388–395.
Published: 01 September 2008
... recovery of traditional Ojibwe culture but on how his writing meets the standards of excellence regularly applied to all fiction.1 I take this book as evidence that both contemporary Native American Twentieth-Century Literature 54.3 Fall 2008 388 Review fiction and criticism...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2006) 52 (3): 249–274.
Published: 01 September 2006
... of operations and other treatments, all designed to allow for his return to the front, Frederic’s knee does not make a full recovery. Rinaldi runs his finger along the scar and painfully tests the range of motion: “It’s a crime to send you back. They ought to get complete articulation” (166). Just...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2003) 49 (2): 246–275.
Published: 01 June 2003
... as a site of personal authenticity—a place to reimagine a self not yet decentered by grief. The second is the associ­ ation of the natural world with regeneration, which makes it a locus for the hope of recovery and renewal, or for what Svetlana Boym has re­ cently called “restorative nostalgia” (41...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2008) 54 (3): 396–400.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of scholars such as Cary Nelson in Repression and Recovery and Michael Twentieth-Century Literature 54.3 Fall 2008 396 Review Denning in The Cultural Front and elaborated in the diverse researches of Alan Wald, Barbara Foley, Walter Kalaidjian, Michael Davidson, Rachel Blau Du Plessis, Michael...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2016) 62 (4): 379–402.
Published: 01 December 2016
... meaningful connection with the art of the past by privileging establishment—and, implicitly, masculine—authority. In H.D.’s World War II epic Trilogy (1944–46), this desired private relationship with aesthetic objects motivates the recovery of an aestheticized female god, the Lady, from the margins...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2007) 53 (4): 535–539.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., which contains “Narratives of Retreat” and “Failed Engagement”; the Word, which is characterized by “Narratives of Recovery” and “Redemption”; and the Soul, which incorporates late “Parables of Resurrection.” This is an elegant set of guidelines, but Dewey sometimes strains the texts to fit...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2010) 56 (3): 422–427.
Published: 01 September 2010
... seem for now to have been stabilized, although enormous risk continues to lurk in numerous disparate places (such as the sovereign debt of Dubai, Greece, and who knows where else), and whatever might appear as economic recovery in the US has been ac- companied by little to no job growth. All...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (3): 385–390.
Published: 01 September 2005
... discusses Yamada’s treatment of the recovery of history, the politics of translation and literary representa­ tion o f Japanese voices, a Nisei child’s questioning of Japanese values in bedtime stories and the translation of a loaded cultural term that gains new meaning...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2013) 59 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 March 2013
... in David Bradley’s The Chaneysville Incident and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple,” Norman draws upon Keith Byerman’s notion, in Re- membering the Past in Contemporary African American Fiction (2005), that the African American recovery novel permits the subaltern to assume a voice in the national...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2004) 50 (3): 318–324.
Published: 01 September 2004
... thirteen pages of poetry from recent issues, including eight anonymous ‘Negro Songs of Protest,’ for inclusion in his Profile anthology, published in Milan in 1932” (162).Through his extended discussion and recovery effort, Hatlen nicely illuminates a cultural moment when “revolutionary...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (2005) 51 (1): 98–104.
Published: 01 March 2005
... often took the form of the recovery of repressed historical trauma, of events such as our bombing of Hiroshima or our actions in Vietnam (helpfully elided in the anniversary celebrations).The late eighties and early nineties saw the increasing influence of trauma thinking, seen in the academy...